Meet Metzger's nature explorers

Meet Metzger's nature explorers

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As construction pushes forward on Main Street, businesses wonder where the customers have gone

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Tigard picks up gauntlet in walkability challenge

Tigard picks up gauntlet in walkability challenge

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Orthodontist brings fun to braces

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Keesee
April 24, 2014

Former Sherwood teacher gets month in jail for affair with…

by Geoff Pursinger
Keesee faces probation and must register as sex offender A former Sherwood teacher will spend the next month in jail after she pleaded guilty to sexually abusing one of her students. Washington…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Azi, a Sherwood K-9 officer shown here with his former partner Officer Corey Jentzsch, was sent back to California last year after he attacked Sgt. Nathan Powell.
April 24, 2014

Lawsuit claims Sherwood K-9 had no business on patrol

by Geoff Pursinger
A Sherwood police officer is suing Clackamas County and a California dog training organization for more than $1 million after he was attacked by the Sherwood Police Department’s own K-9 police…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Garnett Tuss scrapes food into a newly installed compost bin at Tualatins Juanita Pohl Center.
April 24, 2014

Juanita Pohl celebrates Earth Day

by Caitlin Feldman
Senior center becomes fourth Tualatin business to launch food scrap collection program Earth Day this week saw a continued effort by Washington County to increase sustainability and minimize…
Jones
April 24, 2014

Longtime educator retires from Lewis & Clark

by Caitlin Feldman
Tualatin's Vern Jones influenced students' lives for more than four decades For 41 years, Vern Jones has molded young minds at Lewis and Clark College. But when classes end this spring, so will…
Ogden
April 24, 2014

Ogden weighs in on Southwest Corridor Plan

by Caitlin Feldman
Despite Tigard's vote, Tualatin mayor finds merit in studying options As Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden sees it, funding the Southwest Corridor Plan is a lot like a college savings plan. “It’s like…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Randy Covey, animal services field supervisor with the Animal Multi-Agency Coordination Group, shows off one of four large animal transport trailers recently purchased to use in emergency response situations across the Portland area.
April 18, 2014

Portland-area animal shelters acquire vital disaster response…

by Geoff Pursinger
The next time tragedy strikes, animal rescuers across the Portland area will be ready. Animal rescuers from across the region have pooled resources to purchase four large animal transport…
Jessica Dutro
April 18, 2014

Dutro, Canady sentenced in son's murder

by Geoff Pursinger
Mother receives life in prison after beating son to death A mother convicted of beating her 4-year-old son to death in 2012 was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. Jessica Dutro, 25, was…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Barista Amanda Smithberger makes a latte at Well & Good Coffee in Tigard. The café opened in March in the former site of Beveland Street Bistro off Southwest 72nd Avenue.
April 17, 2014

Nonprofit Tigard coffee shop plans to support local causes

by Geoff Pursinger
There’s more than just java brewing at the bustling Well & Good Coffee House near Southwest 72nd Avenue. The café, located at 7357 S.W. Beveland St., takes over the former Beveland Street Bistro…
by: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - A Sherwood man died Wednesday evening after his motorcycle crossed a center line on Scholls-Sherwood Road and collided with another vehicle.
April 17, 2014

Sherwood motorcyclist killed on Scholls-Sherwood

by Ray Pitz
The accident occurred near Lebeau Road Washington County sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday evening to a motorcycle crash that killed a Sherwood man on Southwest Scholls-Sherwood Road near…
by: JAIME VALDEZ. - Tigard High School students Cinthya Barrera and Micaela Gonzalez, plant a tree along the Fanno Creek Trail in Tigard. The students are part of the Cascade Education Corps, which does environmental work across Washington County.
April 17, 2014

High school students help city celebrate Arbor Day

by Geoff Pursinger
For most students at Tigard High School, science class brings to mind images of classrooms, experiments and lessons on the periodic table, but 17-year-old Jacqueline Perez’s science class is a…

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by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Rich Hanson, a drivers education instructor in Tigard-Tualatin, has been helping shape the cirriculum since the mid-1990s. Studets can now forgo a DMV driving test for their drivers license if they complete a certified drivers ed class.
Apr 17, 2014

New law allows students to skip driving test

by Geoff Pursinger
Young driver's who complete driver's education no longer need to take DMV test For decades, Richard Hanson has been teaching Tigard and Tualatin’s high school students the finer points of…
by: TIMES PHOTO: CAITLIN FELDMAN - The Adjusted Nutz from left to right are Dan Baumberger on bass; Patrick Christina on drums; Scot Gavic with vocals; and Dave Ling on guitar.
Apr 17, 2014

Tualatin welcomes 'Nutz' to CI Bar and Grill crowd

by Caitlin Feldman
Two women hurriedly make their way to the CI Bar and Grill dance floor. Warm-ups and hesitations don’t exist. They begin jiving with a fervor presumably learned decades ago and surprisingly…
Apr 17, 2014

Celebrate Tualatin nominees chosen

by Caitlin Feldman
Award winners will be announced at April 24 luncheon As a way to recognize outstanding service by volunteers, businesses and organizations, the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce submitted names of…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of Girl Scout Troop No. 45060 play with Maggie, a dog up for adoption at Oregon Dog Rescue. The troop recently donated $400 to the organization.
Apr 17, 2014

Brownies donate cookie profits to shelter

by Geoff Pursinger
If you ask the six members of Tigard Girl Scout Troop No. 45060 what they did, they will say they sold cookies. But the girls in this troop are a bit different than others. You could say their…
Apr 17, 2014

Vine2Wine returns in support of the Tualatin Public Library

by Caitlin Feldman
Wine-tasting benefit invests in the library's future When the Tualatin Library Foundation formed five years ago, its members were already thinking about the distant future. They wanted to create…
Apr 17, 2014

PCC, school partners get $445,000 from state for dual-credit…

by Beaverton Valley Times
Consortium will expand class offerings in districts and add services that prepare students for college The Oregon Education Investment Board and the Oregon Department of Education announced that…
Elmo Studd's Building Supplies closed its doors in 2011, but the empty lumber yard will soon become home to the city's first rock climbing gym.
Apr 15, 2014

Elmo Studds to become new rock climbing gym

by Geoff Pursinger
Circuit Bouldering Gym plans to open third location in Tigard Changes are on the horizon for the long dormant Elmo Studd’s Building Supplies site on Southwest Durham Road. The lumber yard and…
Apr 15, 2014

City to extend ban on marijuana dispensaries

by Geoff Pursinger
Ban would run through May 2015 The city of Tigard is expected to approve a plan next week that would extend its moratorium against medical marijuana dispensaries from opening inside city limits.…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Clark
Apr 14, 2014

Krisanna Clark throws hat in Sherwood mayoral ring

by Ray Pitz
City councilor was elected in 2010 Sherwood City Council member Krisanna Clark announced her intent to run for mayor in the November election. Clark made the announcement Monday morning in a…
by: SUBMITTED - Synergy dancers perform at the state competition on Saturday, April 5. The team brought home the state championship in the large middle school division.
Apr 17, 2014

Synergy Dance team wins state championship

by Geoff Pursinger
The girls are at it again. Synergy Dance Team, a group comprised of dancers from Twality, Hazelbrook and Fowler middle schools, brought home a first-place trophy from the Oregon Junior Dance…




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