SMOKED OUT

SMOKED OUT

Exciting 4-H Wagon Train ends early due to wildfires Sweeping prairie views vanished in a smoky...

Local archive to carry on Atiyeh's legacy

Local archive to carry on Atiyeh's legacy

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Heart trouble sidelines vigil founder

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July 23, 2014

Schools will see more money from Gain Share

by Kathy Fuller
Decision-makers eye one-time purchases that won't rely on continued funding Classroom assistants, building repair and technology could be some of the goodies purchased for local schools now that…
Lindas Recreations and Funky Finds recently opened at 1840 Pacific Ave., where its owners specialize in refurbishing cast-off items.
July 23, 2014

Local businesses open, close, move, grow

by Stephanie Haugen
Summertime … and the living is, well, busy for these Forest Grove businesses, which are moving and shaking their way through the local commercial community. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Beef brisket,…
July 23, 2014

Officials say drive-by shooting appears random

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies are still investigating a nonlethal drive-by shooting of a parked vehicle that occurred in the 1700 block of North Davis Street in Cornelius early Thursday,…
Layers of wallpaper, canvas and wood reveal a house that has seen many changes since 1848. The anonymous preservationist who bought the house plans to restore the property back into a residence.
July 23, 2014

Restoration opens window to past

by Kate Stringer
Oldest home in the county entices history buffs July 19 Squinting through the dusty window panes of Forest Grove’s Silas Beeks house Saturday, visitors could almost look past the fields and…
by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: JOHN SCHRAG - This 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Touring Berlinetta got a lot of attention Saturday morning on Main Street in Forest Grove, where a parade of classic cars set out for a Vineyard Driving Tour as part of the weekend festivities surrounding the 2014 Forest Grove Concours dElegance. The car, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina Washington, also caught the discerning eyes of the judges, who on Sunday awarded it the top two honors: Best in Show and Best Classic Car.
July 23, 2014

Concours brings comfy weather, lively crowd

by Nancy Townsley
With temperatures in the mid-70s and nary a raindrop falling from the sky, attendance at the 42nd Concours d’Elegance was up a little from 2013. It was decidedly higher than in 2012, when a…
July 23, 2014

Cornelius police officer drops corruption suit

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Former Cornelius Police Officer Mark Jansen has dropped his lawsuit against the city. City Manager Rob Drake said Citycounty Insurance Services notified him of the legal development last month.…
July 23, 2014

Forest Grove police log

by Stephanie Haugen
July 13 n A man was arrested at New Season Foods for burglary, criminal mischief and theft. After breaking into an office, the man located a can of de-icer pellets. At first, he was quite…
by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: DAVID ROZA - Forest Grove Parks and Recreation Director Tom Gamble steadies one of the citys new anti-tobacco signs as Parks Supervisor Steve Huffman pounds it into the ground at Rogers Park. The two posted 10 signs last Wednesday -- one at each of the citys parks. City councilors recently banned all tobacco and smoking -- including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes -- from all city parks, open spaces, trails and parking lots and from city events such as the farmers market, First Wednesday and Holiday Light Parade. The sign notes the ban and its effective date, July 9, 2014. So far, Forest Grove police have handled only two cases of reported smoking, said Capt. Mike Herb, including one Tuesday afternoon, where someone reported three males smoking marijuana in Rogers Park. When contacted by police, the men said No, we werent smoking marijuana. We were smoking cigarettes, Herb said. The officers then informed them of the new city law. Officers issued a similar warning when they confronted a smoker in a city park earlier this month.
July 23, 2014

Goodbye, tobacco

by no byline
July 23, 2014

Free water gauge will help conserve

by David Roza
Want to save money and water and have a green lawn for the summer? The Portland-based Regional Water Providers Consortium (RWPC) is giving away free outdoor watering gauge kits to customers of…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - Rev. Nick Koschmann has been selected to be the next pastor at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Forest Grove.
July 23, 2014

Mt. Olive to install new pastor

by Nancy Townsley
Nick Koschmann is church's fifth minister in 80 years Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Forest Grove tends to hang on to its ministers — there have been only five in the last 80 years. The church on…

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by: STATE OF OREGON - Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh
Jul 21, 2014

Former Gov. Atiyeh dies at 91

by Peter Wong
Led Oregon out of 1980s recession Tributes are being paid to Vic Atiyeh, the governor who led Oregon out of the 1982 recession and laid the economic foundations for international trade and high…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP:  JOHN SCHRAG - John Bennett put a final bit of elbow grease into this 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Touring Berlinetta  which is on display at today's  Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance.
Jul 20, 2014

Classic cars converge in Forest Grove

by John Schrag
You can see more than 300 stunning automobiles at Pacific University today It required an unexpected tromp through a wheat field, but one of the most celebrated cars in the Pacific Northwest…
Jul 18, 2014

Surveyor rescued from fall into ravine near Gales Creek…

by Nancy Townsley
A surveyor who fell 20 feet into a creek bed near Gales Creek Campground on Thursday afternoon suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. According to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue…
Jul 18, 2014

Schools get more money from Gain Share

by Kathy Fuller
Gain Share funds higher than anticipated Washington County Commission Chair Andy Duyck and Hillsboro Mayor Jerry Willey announced last week that Gain Share revenues for the current 2014-15…
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Jul 17, 2014

Jail technician accused of sexual misconduct

by Nancy Townsley
Sheriff's deputies arrest Jill Curry, hold her on $120,000 bail Eight days after learning of possible criminal conduct by a civilian jail services technician, Washington County Sheriff’s…
Jul 18, 2014

Helicopter rescues man after fall into ravine near Gales Creek…

by Nancy Townsley
A surveyor who fell 20 feet into a creek bed near Gales Creek Campground last Thursday afternoon suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. According to Forest Grove Fire & Rescue…
by: CREDIT: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP:  JOHN SCHRAG - This 1938 Alfa Romeo got a lot of attention Saturday morning on Main Street Forest Grove, where a parade of classic cars set out for a Vineyard Driving Tour as part of the weekend festivities surrounding the  Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance.
Jul 19, 2014

Classic cars converge in Oregon

by John Schrag
You can see more than 300 stunning automobiles in Forest Grove on Sunday If you see some head-turning cars around the Portland area this weekend, don’t be surprised. The Forest Grove Concours…
These bikinis sparked a controversy in town last summer. Now Dream Grils Espresso is closing its doors.
Jul 16, 2014

Dream Girls soon to pour final cup

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Secret photos appear to have added pressure to landlord to curtail lease After an explosive start, followed by a comparatively quiet year, Forest Grove’s Dream Girl Espresso stand is closing…
by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Community Services Officer Teresa Kohl asks Nji Ngado (second from left) to help with games during the upcoming National Night Out celebration at Karens Korner. Inge, Kohl said, is the self-appointed guardian of the apartment complexs children, walking them to and from the bus stop and shooing them away from dangerous places.
Jul 16, 2014

Modern 'watchmen' keep communities safe, friendly Communities…

by David Roza
Forest Grove groups provide eyes and ears where cops can't always patrol There are 22,000 people in Forest Grove, but fewer than 30 police officers to keep an eye on them. That’s where…
by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: TACEY SMITH - The theme for this years Forest Grove Relay for Life was Superheroes: Finish the Fight. Walkers raised $70,000 for cancer research and services.
Jul 16, 2014

FIGHTING with their FEET

by David Roza
Forest Grove Relay raises $70,000 for cancer research, awareness They had to walk all day and all night to do it, but the 200-plus cancer survivors and their families, friends and congregation…




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