City officials pleased with revised town center plan

City officials pleased with revised town center plan

Next step for King City is holding a public hearing The people have talked, and they have been...

Oregon National Guard troops in Afghanistan celebrate early Veteran's Day

Oregon National Guard troops in Afghanistan celebrate early Veteran's Day

Mission Mahalo teams up with Grocery Outlet to ship boxes to troops in Afghanistan Employees at...

Community steps up to help foster kids have a merry Christmas

Community steps up to help foster kids have a merry Christmas

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KCCA board members receive individual awards from grateful president

KCCA board members receive individual awards from grateful president

President Jim Armour decides to reward their good works by presenting them with tokens of his...

Pastor recalls couple killed in accident (along with their daughter) were loving parents

Pastor recalls couple killed in accident (along with their daughter) were loving parents

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October 29, 2014

Armed robber hits King City Dotty's and possibly another location

by Barbara Sherman
Shots may have been fired in yet another incident in King City An armed robbery took place in King City on Thursday, Oct. 9, when at approximately 5:45 p.m. a male subject wearing a black hoodie…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - Denna Nemec (left) used to have Carol Chaoman's part-time bookkeeping job at the King City Civic Association she stepped up to the executive assistant position.
October 29, 2014

KCCA staffers are more than qualified for their new jobs

by Barbara Sherman
Donna Nemec is King City Civic Association's new executive assistant; Carol Chapman is new bookkeeper When Donna Nemec became the King City Civic Association’s administrative assistant July 1,…
October 29, 2014

Astound Broadband sets up shop locally in King City

by Barbara Sherman
Data communications company is newcomer to the area A new data-communications service facility is coming to King City, but residents probably won’t even be aware of it. Fred Miller, a…
Photo Credit: COURTEST KOIN 6 NEWS/LAURA FENN - This tree knocked down power lines on Southwest Vista in Portland on Saturday.
October 26, 2014

Thousands in region without power Sunday

by Jim Redden
Thousandsof households in the Portland area were without power Sunday morning following Saturday's wind storm, according to Portland General Electric. As of 5:10 p.m. Sunday, Portland General…
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…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - END IS IN SIGHT - Construction workers are a daily sight along 99W due to an Oregon Department of Transportation safety project that is underway alongside a Clean Water Services project to improve storm-water drainage in the area.
September 25, 2014

Big changes are ahead on Pacific Highway

by Barbara Sherman
Durham-Fischer safety project will be completed at end of October with more projects slated for future Changes are being made daily due to construction along 99W between Beef Bend and the…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - NEW MAN ON THE BLUE LINE - After King City police Chief Chuck Fessler introduces new officer Greg Hirsch (right) to the City Council on Sept. 17, Hirsch goes down the line shaking everyone's hand, including Mayor Ron Shay. Hirsch is technically not new as he formerly worked in King City before switching to the Sherwood Police Department for a few years.
September 23, 2014

Public safety is on the line in November election

by Barbara Sherman
King City voters are asked to renew a local option levy for five more years A local option levy for police services in King City will be on the November ballot; the current five-year levy…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - TWO-FER - A panhandler sits with a sign at the intersection of 99W and Durham Road while another sits in the 99W median across from King City.
September 23, 2014

Panhandlers in King City are put on notice

by Barbara Sherman
City Council votes to prohibit pedestrains on traffic islands for safety reasons King City council members have been talking since July about putting a law in place to deal with panhandlers on…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - READY TO TACKLE CITY BUSINESS - City Manager Dave Wells (left) congratulates Bob Olmstead after swearing him in as the newest King City city councilor at the Sept. 17 meeting.
September 23, 2014

Newcomer joins King City City Council on Sept. 17

by Barbara Sherman
Bob Olmstead joins the council early after being appointed at the previous meeting Bob Olmstead, who is on the November ballot running for a King City council seat, got a jump start on his…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - SEEKING HIS OWN SEAT -- Ken Gibson poses outside King City City Hall, where he has served the past few years, following a council meeting.
September 23, 2014

Twice appointed, Ken Gibson is running for a King City council…

by Barbara Sherman
Already serving for several years, Gibson is the only councilor who lives in Edgewater on the Tualatin Ken Gibson is a very familiar face on the King City City Council although he is actually…

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Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - ALREADY ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY - Bob Olmstead, shown here following a King City Lions Club barbecue to honor volunteers, is a year-round golfer with the King City Men's Golf Club.
Sep 23, 2014

New King City councilor hits the ground running

by Barbara Sherman
Bob Olmstead is newest city councilor and also running for a four-year term in November Bob Olmstead has been active in King City since moving here 10 years ago, organizing the annual King City…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - FORECLOSURE - According to King City Civic Association Administrator J. Patrick Moore, this property on Royalty Parkway was in foreclosure until recently after one half of the couple died and the other was reportedly moved to a care home in California. 'We talked with the company that was working on the property for the bank, but the cleanup they have done so far is insufficient,' Moore said. 'They did clean up the back and side yard, and remove some items that were left in the yard previously.'
Sep 23, 2014

King City tightens rules on non-compliance with CC&Rs

by Barbara Sherman
Civic association just shortened the process to bring properties into compliance Why are many homes in the King City Civic Association beautifully maintained with well-landscaped yards while…
Photo Credit: BARBARA SHERMAN - WELCOMING COMMITTEE - Kathy Peper (right) with Yvonne Welch stands at the entrance to King City Expo in the King City Clubhouse on Sept. 12.
Sep 23, 2014

King City Expo's third time is truly the charm

by Barbara Sherman
Patrons and vendors alike agree that the successful event offers something for everyone The third annual King City Expo held Sept. 12 in the King City Clubhouse was another rousing success by…
Photo Credit: GEOFF PURSINGER - SEARCHING FOR CLUES - Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue fire investigator Tom Moody has been investigating fires for the agency for five years and admits that once in a while, he can't determine the cause of a fire.
Sep 23, 2014

CSI: TVF&R investigator searches for clues for causes of fires

by Geoff Pursinger
Tom Mooney tries to get to the bottom of where and why fires start The house in the 14500 block of Southwest 148th Place on Bull Mountain looks like any other on its quiet cul de sac — until you…