Firefighting effort switches to state crews

Firefighting effort switches to state crews

The Scoggins Creek Fire, burning on private industrial forest land owned by Stimson Lumber...

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley Elementary School got ready to host evacuees from the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake...

High-tech highways roll into Hillsboro

High-tech highways roll into Hillsboro

Highways and major arterial roads around Hillsboro and elsewhere in Washington County are poised...

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

Gidget, a lost Jack Russell terrier from Pennsylvania who turned up in Hillsboro, is headed home....

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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - About 600 firefighters battled the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake Sunday afternoon, digging a fire line around its perimeter.
September 22, 2014

Evacuation warning lifted; fire 55 percent contained

by KOIN 6 News
Evacuations issued for residents in the area of the Scoggins Creek Fire were lowered to Level 1 Sunday, meaning people can return to their homes. Officials made the decision at 4 p.m. Sunday.…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - The success in containing the Scoggins Creek Fire near Henry Hagg Lake was a group effort, according to Joe Hessel, an Oregon Department of Forestry unit forester out of LaGrande who served as the operations chief at the fire.
September 21, 2014

Break in weather helps firefighters battle Scoggins Creek Fire

by John Schrag
About 100 people showed up at the Gaston Fire Hall Sunday evening to hear the latest update on the Scoggins Valley Fire. State, regional and local fire officials were able to share what was…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: KATHY FULLER - Hillsboro resident Susan Serres chats with 19th century man outside the Shute Park Library during the kick-off of Fair Shot Oregon, an advocacy group promoting fair pay and paid sick days for Oregons women and working families.
September 20, 2014

Advocating for a fair shot

by Kathy Fuller
Campaign seeks to update policies to help women, working families Supporters of a living wage, paid sick leave and equal pay were out in force across Oregon earlier week to kick off an advocacy…
September 20, 2014

Fire could threaten Washington County water supply

by Jim Redden
The fire burning out of control approximately two miles from Hagg Lake poses a potential threat to Washington County's primary water supply, both now and after it is extinguished. An team…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Lucia Carbone, Ph.D., an assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine has been working on a genome sequencing project at OHSUs Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro.
September 19, 2014

Hillsboro-based team leads DNA breakthrough

by Todd Murphy
A team led by a Hillsboro-based Oregon Health & Science University researcher has sequenced and annotated the genome of the only ape whose DNA had yet to be sequenced — the gibbon, an endangered…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: NANCY TOWNSLEY - Michael Medill of Gaston faced a county citation for posting his homemade warning signs Saturday, Sept. 6, at a popular Hagg Lake swimming spot.
September 19, 2014

County won't prosecute illegal sign-poster

by Nancy Townsley
Washington County officials have decided not to prosecute Gaston resident Michael Medill for putting up unauthorized warning signs near a site at Hagg Lake where a Hillsboro family of four…
September 19, 2014

Lyerla pleads 'not guilty' to DUII charge

by Staff
Colt Lyerla pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Washington County Circuit Court to charges of driving under the influence of drugs. Lyerla was arrested on suspicion of driving under the…
September 19, 2014

District seeks budget committee members

by Pamplin Media Group
The Hillsboro School District is seeking two new members for its Budget Committee. Volunteer committee members are appointed for three-year terms and help shape the district’s budget. The Budget…
September 19, 2014

Business leader Barrett, 67, dies

by Doug Burkhardt
Doug Barrett, president of Cascade TEK in Hillsboro and former chairman of the board of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Board, died Sept. 14. Barrett had served as chairman of the…
September 19, 2014

Climate activists stage local events in solidarity with People's…

by Steve Law
Local activists will rally in downtown Portland and elsewhere in Oregon on Sunday, Sept. 21, as part of a global action to promote clean energy and avert climate change. The Portland event takes…

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Sep 19, 2014

Deputies crack down on traffic violators

by (none)
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office traffic team performed the Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz enforcement Aug. 25 to Sept. 7 in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation and a…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Hillsboros Clean Water Services approached Oregon Brew Crew members a few months ago with an idea to make beer from post-effluent Tualatin River Water. The brewers were enthusiastic from the start. Brewers rely on clean water for their livelihood, said contest participant Jason Barker. What better way to showcase (the waters purity) than in great beer?
Sep 19, 2014

Brew crew makes award-winning beer from Tualatin River water

by Kendra Hogue
Beer maker Ted Assur took the top prize last week in the inaugural challenge to create beer from Tualatin River water. Assur’s Vox Max Belgian earned the $150 prize and bragging rights for being…
Sep 19, 2014

Police Log

by Stephanie Haugen
Aug. 31 In the 1100 block of S.E. Moonlight Avenue, a vehicle was rummaged through and miscellaneous items were stolen including a bag, change, a day planner and a passport. A stop sign was…
Sep 19, 2014

Kitzhaber, Richardson to face editorial board

by no byline
Oregon gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson will make the second joint appearance of their campaign Monday when they face off in front of the editorial boards of the…
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 19, 2014

Safety of Scoggins Dam teeters on bureaucratic, political morass

by Kendra Hogue
The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir near Forest Grove. The 151-foot-high earthen dam — built in 1975…
Sep 19, 2014

Project aims to help disabled people

by (none)
Washington County is one of 12 counties participating in a year-long Oregon Project Independence (OPI) pilot project. OPI was created in 1975 to assist individuals over the age of 60 with…
Sep 19, 2014

Water supply will be subject of open house

by Fuller, Kathy
Washington County’s Department of Land Use & Transportation, Tualatin Valley Water District and Hillsboro Water invite the public to attend a project open house on Sept. 24 to learn more about…
Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: KATHY FULLER - A flag flies at half-staff over the Hillsboro Fire Departments station on 299th Avenue on Sept. 11.
Sep 19, 2014

Memories of Sept. 11 still fresh, painful 13 years later

by Kathy Fuller
Memories of Sept. 11, 2001, surfaced quickly and clearly last week on Patriot Day, the day the nation remembers the fallen from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York…
Sep 19, 2014

Washington County Roundup

by Kendra Hogue
September is month for action At its Sept. 2 meeting, the Washington County Board of Commissioners proclaimed September to be “Hunger Action Month.” Hunger Action Month is a national program…
Sep 18, 2014

Beware of slick roads after rain

by Kathy Fuller
ODOT issues safety tips to stay safe while driving after first rain The first hours of rain following a dry spell can mean trouble on local roads. Oil and grease don’t wash away during the dry…

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