State road funds stuck in traffic

State road funds stuck in traffic

Lawmakers wrangle barriers to paying for highway, bridge work Oregon lawmakers next year will...

Young entrepreneurs launch T-shirt enterprise

Young entrepreneurs launch T-shirt enterprise

Tigard High students transform business class into profitable company Mounted on the wall at You...

Tigard unveils new trail for school children, community

Tigard unveils new trail for school children, community

Two years ago, neighbors put up a gate on Southwest Oak Way to keep people from walking down...

An end to Tigard's 'street of dreams?'

An end to Tigard's 'street of dreams?'

Neighbors ask Tigard to put the brakes on plans to extend road Mary and Don Feller moved to...

St. Anthony welcomes new leadership team

St. Anthony welcomes new leadership team

St. Anthony Catholic Church has gone through a bit of a facelift recently. From the street, the...

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September 27, 2014

Tualatin Police host national pharmaceutical drug turn-in event

by The Times
People can drop off unwanted drugs On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Tualatin Police in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration will host a "Pharmaceutical Drug Take…
September 25, 2014

Tigard High homecoming kicks off Friday

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard High School's homecoming celebrations begin Friday evening, so drivers may need to find alternate routes home if they normally take Southwest Durham Road. The Tigard High School…
September 25, 2014

OHSU: State makes a big 'dent' in number of uninsured

by Peter Korn
Oregon has made “phenomenal” progress in reducing the ranks of the uninsured since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to the lead author of a study released Thursday by Oregon…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Tigard Knitting Guild show off scarves they made during a knitting workshop. The Guild celebrated its 20th anniversary last week, with plans to grow its membership this year.
September 25, 2014

A (knit)stitch in time

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Knitting Guild marks 20th anniversary and is still going strong For longtime knitter Sabrina Grant, the crowd of people at the Tigard Senior Center last week was there to celebrate…
September 25, 2014

Public vote for light-rail approval is years away

by Caitlin Feldman
Southwest Corridor planning pushes on, voter approval on mass rapid transit at least two years in future Tualatin voters last week supported Measure 34-220, which grants citizens a vote before…
September 24, 2014

National day of remembrance to converge in OC

by Raymond Rendleman
Mt. View Cemetery has only memorial for victims locally - More than 6,000 people are murdered every 10 weeks nationwide, and that number includes vehicular homicide. Since 1978, there have been…
Tigard city officials have imposed a tax on the sale of marijuana, despite a ban on stores from selling the drug until May of next year.
September 24, 2014

Tigard approves tax on weed shops

by Geoff Pursinger
City officials say tax will recoup cost of additional police The city of Tigard has approved a plan to tax marijuana shops and medical dispensaries in the city. The City Council voted…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - It took several weeks to figure out how to get Gidget, a 7-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who made it from Philadelphia to Tualatin, back to her owner.
September 23, 2014

Gidget goes home, reunited with family

by Caitlin Feldman
Dog found in Tualatin makes return trip to Pennsylvania late Tuesday evening It would take a person two months to walk the 2,700 miles from Philadelphia, Penn., to Tualatin. It took Gidget — a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE  - A 50-foot-by-50-foot burn pile near a barn flamed up Monday night.
September 23, 2014

Burn pile flames up on Tooze Road

by Ray Pitz
Firefighters responded to a possible barn fire Monday night at 13980 S.W. Tooze Road in rural Sherwood. Crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reported seeing a column of smoke when they…
Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Kitzhaber, left, state Rep. Dennis Richardson, center, and Pacific Green Party's Jason Levin, right, discussed a handful of issues Monday morning during their first joint appearance before the editorial boards of the Pamplin Media Group and the East Oregonian (EO) Media Group.
September 24, 2014

Kitz, Richardson shine light on differences in first joint…

by Peter Wong
Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber defended his record of achievement Monday morning while Republican and Pacific Green rivals battered him on the Cover Oregon website fiasco, education funding and…

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A new mural along Fanno Creek Trail is meant to move with the eye as you walk along the path, according to artist Ashley Montague.
Sep 22, 2014

New mural adds lively touch to bike trail

by Geoff Pursinger
The long retaining wall off Southwest Grant Avenue in Tigard was just a slab of concrete a few months ago, but joggers today will find something very different on their morning runs.…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Sarah Taylor, Alli MacMillan and Elyssa Adams warm up on the barre at June Taylor's School of Dance prior to their trip to an international dance competition in Belgium.
Sep 18, 2014

Dancing toward perfection

by Caitlin Feldman
Three local dancers head to Belgium to compete in the Genee International Ballet Competition Three young women walk to the pale pink wall in a studio at June Taylor's School of Dance in…
Deputy Fire Marshal Tom Mooney has investigated fires across Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. The Bull Mountain resident said hot, dry weather has lead to several fires across the area, including two just blocks from each other on Bull Mountain.
Sep 18, 2014

TVF&R investigator examines house fire clues

by Geoff Pursinger
Tom Mooney gets to the bottom of what causes blazes that destroy homes The house in the 14500 block of Southwest 148th Place on Bull Mountain looks like any other on its quiet cul-de-sac — until…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Dave and Shawna Randall, and their two sons Jace, 8, and Cade, 5, founded their own nonprofit group to raise money to fight spinal muscular atrophy, which took their son Cole's life in 2012.
Sep 18, 2014

Tigard parents turn tragedy into hope for others with SMA

by Geoff Pursinger
Loss of baby son to genetic disorder leads family to launch foundation Above the front door of Shawna and Dave Randall’s Tigard home is a single word: Smile. It’s a reminder for the couple and…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BONNIE HAYS ANIMAL SHELTER - Gidget, the Jack Russell Terrier who wandered thousands of miles from home, is on her way back to her owner in Philadelphia, thanks to a donation from PetLink, the company that made her ID chip.
Sep 18, 2014

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

by Kendra Hogue
Gidget, a lost Jack Russell terrier from Pennsylvania who turned up in Hillsboro, is headed home. PetLink, the company that manufactured Gidget’s microchip, has offered to fly her back home.…
Sep 18, 2014

State police cite driver for going 114 miles per hour on Highway…

by Geoff Pursinger
A 29-year-old Tualatin man is facing charges after he was arrested for traveling 114 miles per hour along Highway 217 to Interstate 5. At about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, an Oregon State…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Amarah Bennett gets high-fives from Cabela's employees during opening day for the new Tualatin store.
Sep 25, 2014

Cabela's grand opening attracts 40,000

by Caitlin Feldman
Nyberg Rivers store welcomed hundreds who camped out with fanfare After excited shoppers waited in line for minutes, hours, nights and days, Nyberg Rivers' Cabela's officially opened its doors…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Gary Barrett prepares to make the turn while swimming laps at the Tigard Public Pool.
Sep 18, 2014

Summerfield swimmer is going the distance Going the distance

by Caitlin Feldman
Gary Barrett has been swimming laps at the Tigard pool for 28 years and counting As the crow flies, it’s 2,488 miles from Astoria to the Statue of Liberty in New York. On Monday, 73-year-old…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A mastodon sculpture was unveiled during Cabela's invitation-only, pre-grand opening at Nyberg Rivers.
Sep 18, 2014

Unveiling History

by Caitlin Feldman
Bronze mastodon sculpture takes place at Nyberg Rivers and is revealed to a crowd of 250 people In the middle of Nyberg Rivers, between where Cabela’s and soon-to-be HomeGoods stand, sits a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF CLEAN WATER SERVICES - U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, county Chair Andy Duyck and other officials toured Hagg Lake and Scoggins Dam in May. The dam could be in line for safety improvements if Congress acts on funding.
Sep 18, 2014

Scoggins Dam safety teeters on politics

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County officials are hopeful that funds will come The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir near…



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