It's take a book, leave a book at little libraries across town

It's take a book, leave a book at little libraries across town

Tigard and Tualatin are latest to launch Little Free Libraries, small book boxes in neighborhoods...

Challenger emerges in race for Tualatin mayor

Challenger emerges in race for Tualatin mayor

Jan Giunta steps up to challenge Mayor Lou Ogden for Tualatin's top job Jan Giunta never had...

Medical Teams  Internatonal battles  Ebola in West Africa

Medical Teams Internatonal battles Ebola in West Africa

Donations saught to help prevent spread of deadly virus The deadliest outbreak of Ebola in human...

Walmart awards $164,000 to local nonprofits

Walmart awards $164,000 to local nonprofits

When the two new Walmart superstores opened in Tigard and Sherwood this week, shoppers from all...

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Tigard Mayor John L. Cook takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
August 21, 2014

Tigard Mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Mayor John L. Cook took a few minutes out of his vacation, Thursday, to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral marketing campaign to raise money to cure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,…
August 21, 2014

Escalator severs toddler's finger at Washington Square

by KOIN 6 NEWS
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A toddler lost a finger Wednesday evening after getting it caught in an escalator at the Washington Square Food Court. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) said crews…
August 21, 2014

Police investigate Tigard stabbing

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police are investigating after two men were stabbed at an apartment complex early Wednesday morning. At about 3:30 a.m., Aug. 20, police were called to Park Place Apartments, 11555 S.W.…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Protestors march near the new Walmart on Southwest Dartmouth Street. The supercenter opened on Wednesday, despite opposition from groups like Tigard First!
August 21, 2014

Protesters hold 'race to the bottom'

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard First lost battle, but members say fight to keep big-box stores out continues Steve Bintliff is a man of his word. Days after the 138,000-square-foot Walmart supercenter opened on…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO BY LISA LEVAN - Jessica Martin first fell in love with acting on the stage at Tualatin High School. Ten years after graduating, she is still pursuing her dream.
August 21, 2014

Tualatin grad finds herself on stage

by Caitlin Feldman
TuHS alumna Jessica Martin pursues acting career from Seattle to Los Angeles. When she heard them call her name, it was like a dream. They must have gotten it wrong. Wasn’t it supposed to be…
August 21, 2014

Don't fall for telephone scam targeting taxpayers

by The Times
After recent reports of callers fraudulently identifying themselves as collection agents, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take measures to protect their personal…
Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: JOHN LIVINGSTONE - 'Coronation Breakfast,' a picture John Livingstone took of two men watching Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIs coronation in June 1953, brought him royal recognition this past spring with a complimentary letter directly from Buckingham Palace.
August 21, 2014

Picture fit for a Queen

by Shannon O. Wells
Queen Elizabeth praises Tigard photographer for shot on coronation day, 1953 In 1953, when John Livingstone revisited an old pub in Swanage, England, that he frequented while a U.S. soldier in…
Woodard
August 18, 2014

Four vie for Tigard City Council positions

by Geoff Pursinger
Thing are heating up in this fall’s race for Tigard City Council. With Monday's filing deadline for City Council candidates passed, four people have thrown their hat into the ring to fill two…
Firefighters will be on the streets this month collecting donations for MDA during the annual 'Fill the Boot' fundraiser. Firefighters will be at Bridgeport Village this Friday and Saturday.
August 15, 2014

Fill the Boot returns to Bridgeport

by Geoff Pursinger
Firefighters will be at Bridgeport Village on Friday and Saturday for the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews for…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A fire involving a forklift fuel tank and propane storage tank took TVF&R crews an hour to contain and put out. An investigator is looking into the cause and damages.
August 15, 2014

Update: Fire at Oregon Sandblasting causes $23,000 in damages

by Caitlin Feldman
Investigation reveals static electricity discharge was likely cause A static electricity discharge is the likely culprit that sparked a fire early Friday morning at Oregon Sandblasting and…

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Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Union Wine is one of the few companies in the United States also offering wine in a can.
Aug 14, 2014

Tualatin wine company does it, because they 'can'

by Caitlin Feldman
Tualatin-based Union Wine Company brought something new to the table in June — cans Things that come in cans: Beans, soda, pumpkin pie filling, tuna, beer, corn, whipped cream, Pringles,…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Dinner in Oregon host Michelle Ratcliffe films a segment at Kim Botners home in Oregon.
Aug 11, 2014

TV special focuses on Tigard family

by Geoff Pursinger
Department of Agriculture hopes new TV reality show will get more people to buy foods On Monday morning, Michelle Ratcliffe was all smiles as she bounded up the steps of a large home near Tigard…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - The Explore Downtown Tigard Street Fair returns to Main Street this Saturday.
Aug 14, 2014

Street Fair returns to Tigard Saturday

by Geoff Pursinger
Get ready for fun in the sun Saturday, with the return of the Explore Downtown Tigard Street Fair. The annual one-day festival is designed to get people downtown in order to highlight the many…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Last weeks STEM training and fair at Tualatin High School was one step toward a teaching approach that is more hands-on and student-centered.
Aug 14, 2014

An alternative approach to teaching

by Caitlin Feldman
Through STEM Initiative, teachers allow students to apply what they learn “But, when am I ever going to use this?” students constantly ask teachers when learning about concepts such as inertia…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beat Goes On formed three years ago with the intention of giving forgotten musicians a chance to play again. This weekend, the local band will perform for the third consecutive year in the Multnomah Days Parade.
Aug 14, 2014

The Beat Goes On band plays from Portland to Shanghai

by Caitlin Feldman
Being 71 is no excuse not to feel like you’re 18 — at least that’s the way Patti Waitman-Ingebresten sees it when she twirls a baton. After more than six decades of perfecting the art, the…
Aug 14, 2014

Friend pleads guilty in fatal WaveRunner accident

by Geoff Pursinger
Nearly a year after his best friend was killed in a tragic WaveRunner accident, Michael Bailey made his first appearance in a Clackamas County court and pleaded guilty. Bailey, 39, admitted to…
Bates
Aug 14, 2014

Tigard man saves man from drowning

by Geoff Pursinger
Thomas Bates' quick action last weekend likely saved a man's life, after he rescued a drowning man outside of Tillamook. Bates, a custodian at Charles F. Tigard Elementary School, was…
Photo Credit: JAIME VALDEZ - Owner Tim Criswell shows off House of Reptiles' venemous reptile museum in 2012. The store was recently named the best reptile specialty retailer in the country by Pet Age magazine.
Aug 13, 2014

Tigard pet store named best in country

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard’s House of Reptiles pet store has been named one of the best pet stores in the country, according to Pet Age Magazine. The reptile and amphibian specialty store was named “reptile…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: LACEY JACOBY - Dan Eikanas (left) and Cass Morgenthaler (middle) work with the artist, Joseph Rastovich (right), to place the 'Lazy River' sculpture in Tualatin. The sculpture has 32 icons that depict the natural and cultural history of Tualatin.
Aug 13, 2014

Sculpting Tualatin's history through new art installation

by Caitlin Feldman
New public art takes its place in Tualatin Commons Park After months of work, sculptor Joseph Rastovich helped place his “Lazy River” sculpture in Tualatin last week. Standing 20 feet tall, the…
(Image is Clickable Link) Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sabrina Baxter, 17, died of an undiagnosed heart condition on Aug. 4. Friends have raised nearly $5,000 for her family to pay for funeral expenses.
Aug 12, 2014

Tigard High student remembered for heartfelt smile

by Geoff Pursinger
Website raises thousands of dollars for Sabrina Baxter's family after tragic death Tigard High School lost one of its own last week, with the death of senior Sabrina Baxter. Sabrina, 17, died…




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