Dual-life 'dynamo'

Dual-life 'dynamo'

When Brandi Frye drives from her Forest Grove neighborhood to her Hillsboro job at TriQuint...

CHICAS on the WATER

CHICAS on the WATER

Richard Harrold has led quite a few kayak and canoeing trips along the Tualatin River over the...

A CHEER-FUL HAVEN

A CHEER-FUL HAVEN

Hillsboro teen who endured bullying finds a home at The Gym-Nest Imagine you’re a freshman...

Hometown interns

Hometown interns

City's internship program in its first year In a tough job market, young people entering the...

South Hillsboro no longer just a vision

South Hillsboro no longer just a vision

With what is in effect a new city being born, roads, traffic and transportation remain among the...

'Every one of those kids are my kids'

'Every one of those kids are my kids'

Hillsboro Police Detective Emory Souza is a familiar face around town. He is one of seven school...

'Passive housing' gets buildup in Orenco

'Passive housing' gets buildup in Orenco

Construction crews broke ground last Tuesday on what will eventually be one of the most...

Salmonberry Corridor sees  a path forward

Salmonberry Corridor sees a path forward

Public process will continue until late September The planning process for a proposed 86-mile...

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August 01, 2014

Roads? Transit? Poll says we want both, but funds scarce

by Jim Redden
One reason Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick are pushing their street fee so hard is to pressure the 2015 Legislature to increase transportation funding. Some legislators are…
August 01, 2014

Palm named chair of PCC board

by none
Deanna Palm, president of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named the Portland Community College Board of Directors chairwoman for the 2014-15 year. Palm, who was…
August 01, 2014

Board members want more transparency

by Kathy Fuller
Faced with several instances of arrests of school employees in the last several years, Hillsboro School District officials weigh a delicate balance of proper communications to parents and the…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jill Ann Curry, a longtime technician at the Washington County Jail, pleaded not guilty Monday to six counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with an inmate.
August 01, 2014

Jail employee faces felony charges for sexual misconduct with…

by Kendra Hogue
Jill Ann Curry, a longtime technician at the Washington County Jail, was accused of six counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with an inmate. The charges are Class C felonies. Curry…
August 01, 2014

Spanish-speaking town hall seeks to improve local communication

by Kate Stringer
Despite carefully targeted advertising, the Spanish-speaking town hall July 19 at Centro Cultural in Cornelius drew just six attendees, far fewer than the average crowd of 30 to 35 people.…
August 01, 2014

Rock Creek driver arrested after ramming two cars

by none
On July 26 at 12:13 a.m., a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) observed a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada SUV, driven by Molly Renee Noonan, westbound on Highway 26 in the…
August 01, 2014

Spokeswoman: Personnel rules prevent some communications

by Kathy Fuller
Editor’s note: In addition to responding to the following interview questions, Beth Graser, the Hillsboro School District’s communications director, provided a statement to accompany her…
August 01, 2014

When school teachers get into legal trouble

by Kathy Fuller
There have been a number of high profile incidents involving Hillsboro School District employees over the last two years: n Most recently, Gregg Martin Jensen, 54, a Liberty High School social…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - Cindy Vandehey-Parry is ready to reign during her eighth year as North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival Queen.
August 01, 2014

Summer tradition brings back stinky classics

by Joann Boatwright
Cool garlic ice cream, sweet, crunchy garlic brittle and savory burgers stuffed with garlic are on the menu at the 17th annual North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival, coming to Washington County…
August 01, 2014

Bikeway draws more county riders

by Jill Rehkopf-Smith
Since the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway opened nearly a year ago, the 51-mile route between Hillsboro and Vernonia seems to be doing what it promised: introducing more cyclists to the beauty of…

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Aug 01, 2014

North Plains breaks ground on housing development

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The North Plains Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents from the North Plains area to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for McKay Fields, a new housing development in North Plains. The…
Aug 01, 2014

Tourism sharply on the rise in Hillsboro, Washington County

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County tourism continues to climb steadily upward, so much so that two new hotels — Embassy Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites — will add 271 guest rooms to the Hillsboro area. Carolyn…
Aug 01, 2014

Tax hearing set for Aug. 5

by Kendra Hogue
A public hearing on the Transportation Development Tax (TDT) is scheduled for 10 a.m., Aug. 5, at the Washington County Public Services Building in Hillsboro. On July 22, the Washington County…
Aug 01, 2014

Hops, Diamondbacks give back to community

by Kate Stringer
Before the Hillsboro Hops took to the Ron Tonkin Field Sunday, July 27, they found themselves standing in a much smaller field of dirt. In the backyard of an Albertina Kerr Center house for…
Jul 31, 2014

Cats were kittens once, too

by Kathy Fuller
Animal shelter offers $10 adoptions on adults cats through August Looking for a furry companion? Every cat over a year old at the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter in Hillsboro has a reduced…
Jul 30, 2014

Injunction to halt airport runway is denied

by Doug Burkhardt
Oregon Aviation Watch loses fight against Hillsboro Airport expansion An appeals court has denied a watchdog organization's motion to halt construction of a new runway at the Hillsboro Airport.…
by: COURTESY OF PCC - Deanna Palm of Washington County is the new PCC board chairwoman.
Jul 29, 2014

Palm is new PCC board chairwoman

by Pamplin Media Group
Deanna Palm, president of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named chairwoman of the Portland Community College board for the 2014-15 year. Palm, who was appointed to the…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jill Ann Curry, a longtime technician at the Washington County Jail, pleaded not guilty Monday to six counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with an inmate.
Jul 29, 2014

Jail employee faces felony charges for sexual misconduct with…

by Kendra Hogue
Jill Ann Curry, a longtime technician at the Washington County Jail, was accused of six counts of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct with an inmate. The charges are Class C felonies. Curry…
Jul 25, 2014

A tavern, a strip club " and now what?

by Nancy Townsley
After closing its doors, Gems owners put former business up for lease City leaders haven’t received any calls or emails from Hillsboro citizens about what should go into a temporarily-vacant…
Jul 25, 2014

Which way is up? Look for the signs

by Kathy Fuller
City officials begin work on new wayfinding system Hillsboro’s Tanasbourne area looks very different from historic downtown, which looks very different from Orenco Station. A project is getting…




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