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To view our 2016 Ducks and Beavers game schedule refrigerator magnets, visit our landing page.

If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

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PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP - TigardYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Tigard, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home.  We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care.  We help you play an active role in your health.  As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages, from newborns to seniors.  We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children, and treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine for the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have care management, physical therapy, bone density screening, an on-site laboratory and X-ray services.  We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies.  Our Electronic Medical Records ensures accurate and efficient care.  We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Tigard

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

503-598-2000

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Senior Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING RIVERWOOD - Kara TobeySeptember is Healthy Aging month — a great time to consider ways to reinvent yourself.

According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, it’s never too late to find a new career, sport, passion or hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you going:

Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive.

Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, Take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee.

Get outdoors! Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer.)

Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

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ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenIf you pay for college in 2016, you may receive some tax savings on your federal tax return, even if you’re studying outside of the U.S.

Both the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit may reduce the amount of tax you owe, but only the AOTC is partially refundable.

Here are a few things you should know about education credits:  

1. American Opportunity Tax Credit - The AOTC is worth up to $2,500 per year for an eligible student. This credit is available for the first four years of higher education. Forty percent of the AOTC is refundable. That means, if you’re eligible, you can get up to $1,000 of the credit as a refund, even if you do not owe any tax.

2. Lifetime Learning Credit - The LLC is worth up to $2,000 per tax return. There is no limit on the number of years that you can claim the LLC for an eligible student.

In general, qualified expenses for the education tax credits include tuition and required fees for the enrollment or attendance at eligible post-secondary educational institutions (including colleges, universities and trade schools).

The expenses paid during the tax year must be for an academic period that begins in the same tax year or an academic period that begins in the first three months of the following tax year.

Room and board, transportation, insurance, medical expenses and such are not covered.

If you have any questions about how you may qualify for an additional tax credits, please feel free to contact us.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Linda Elder, Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderThe hot summer days of August and September are certainly here.

Our chef at Woodland Heights has been busy changing menus to lighter fare such as the wonderful Fresh Mango and Tarragon Chicken Salad for lunch and the new Fresh Peach Bars added to the ever-opulent dessert cart.

Our Life Enrichment crew has been scurrying to change the daily walk groups to mornings instead of afternoons and reschedule weekly outings to shaded sites with cool refreshments. Our care staff is diligently encouraging fluids to all of our residents during the day, including passing water and juice throughout the building.

For those of you at home, we hope you are keeping well also.

Dehydration can creep up on you before you notice it and cause changes like confusion, lethargy and imbalanced walking. Many folks are not fans of drinking plain water. Use those fresh fruits and juices packed with nutritious fluid to keep hydrated. Avoid caffeine, which flushes fluid from your body.

Do your shopping in the morning when it’s cool. Pull curtains to keep heat out. At night, if you have screens and adjustable locking windows, leave the windows open a bit to allow the cool night air into your home. Keep out of the sun for more than a short time. Garden in the early morning.

Or come on over for a tour of our nicely air-conditioned home in the woods set quietly up above the traffic and congestion. We’ll even buy you lunch!

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St.

Tigard, OR 97224

503-684-9696

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SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisSpecialty Heating & Cooling is looking for the next stars of its new ad campaign, and any student group, school, or youth educational organization could win up to $5,000 in the process.

Starting Thursday, September 15, contestants can upload and submit their video clips for the #SHCJingleContest, which challenges students, schools, and youth organizations to record and submit their own rendition of the Specialty Heating & Cooling jingle for a chance to win a cash prize and/or inclusion in a future commercial.

“We’re really excited to be able to contribute to local schools and educational organizations,” said Norm Matheis, the company’s owner. “We really can’t wait to see how students will interpret our jingle and look forward to seeing all the submissions come in.”

From September 15 through Monday, Oct. 31, contestants can upload their video clips to YouTube and post them on the Specialty Heating and Cooling Facebook page or on Instagram using the hashtag #SHCJingleContest.

Eligible recordings will be published to www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, where the general public will be encouraged to vote for their favorite video. The top-voted submissions will be eligible to win a share of $8,500 in cash prizes (Grand Prize $5,000) and all entries have a chance at being included in a future Specialty Heating & Cooling commercial.

For more information about the #SHCJingleContest, full contest rules, and eligibility requirements, please visit www.specialtyheating.com/shcjinglecontest/, and may the best video win!

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223

503-946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Daniel Beebe, Beebe Chiropractic and Wellness Center - Chiropractic INSIDER -


BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel BeebeWhile the U.S. suffers an ever-rising opioid epidemic, The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is building on its efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management.   "Chiropractic services are an important first line of defense against pain and, in some cases, can lessen a patient's reliance on addictive painkillers or prevent their use altogether," said ACA President David Herd, DC.

"It makes sense to exhaust conservative forms of treatment such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier, potentially addictive pain medications."   Statistics show that as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain in primary-care settings struggles with addiction. In addition, every day more than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription opioids.   Using treatments such as spinal manipulation, chiropractic physicians take a drug-free approach to treating back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. High-quality research has found spinal manipulation to be effective for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.   In the wake of the opioid epidemic, many respected health care organizations now recommend non-drug treatments.

For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — in its 2016 guidelines for prescribing opioids — notes that nonpharmacologic therapies are preferred for treating chronic pain.

In addition, the National Pain Strategy, an initiative by several federal agencies, recognizes chiropractic's value as a method for pain management.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, Oregon 97223

503-620-1280

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Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare - In-home care INSIDER -


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAs our population ages and healthcare improves, we are seeing a higher rate of dementia in our population.

ComForCare Home Care and other agencies are now specializing in this area and are able to support not only the individual living with it, but the families as well. It’s common for a family member to burn out or get ill long before the individual they are caregiving for.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting a FREE Workshop for Professionals and Family members on September 27. The Professional event will be in the morning and all attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The Family workshop is in the afternoon and will go through some methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and will change the way you manage life moving forward.

Previous attendees have RAVED about this workshop, saying they wished they knew this stuff months ago and “It’s great to know I’m not alone in this.”

Through our DementiaWise program, ComForCare delivers custom, in-home care services designed to make your loved one’s days better. We take special care to recognize behavioral triggers to help prevent or reduce any challenging dementia behaviors.

With the help of our specially trained caregivers, our home care services allow individuals with any type or stage of dementia do more of what they enjoy in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

ComForCare

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

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Brought to you by Dr. Quenton Gebeau, Q Family Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauRecent news reports question whether existing scientific research supports the oral health benefits of flossing.

The bottom line? A lack of strong evidence doesn’t equate to a lack of effectiveness. Dentists are in the best position to advise their patients on oral hygiene practices because they know their patient’s oral health status and health history.

The longstanding recommendation to clean between teeth daily is still supported by the Surgeon General, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.

Cleaning between teeth removes plaque that can lead to cavities or gum disease. In fact, up to 50 percent of the tooth’s surface is missed by brushing without flossing. 

Inter-dental cleaning is proven to help remove debris between teeth that can contribute to plaque and tartar buildup. Together with food debris and other components, the plaque buildup around the teeth and gums will contribute to periodontal disease and cavities.

To maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association continues to recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner and regular dental check-ups. 

So remember, F.B.I. (Floss, Brush, Irrigate). 

Live well, smile often and “May the floss be with you!!”

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

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Brought to you by Annette Saarinen, AccounTax of Oregon - Accounting INSIDER -


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenPart of the PATH Act of 2015 requires educational institutions to issue Forms 1098-T, showing the amount paid for qualified tuition and related expenses beginning with calendar year 2016 forms.

 

The educational institutions were told they had to report the amounts paid during the year. 

Many institutions told the IRS they had difficulty doing this, so the IRS allowed extra time to get their software set up.

Then the IRS gave them the option of reporting the amounts either when paid (Form 1098-T, box 1) or when billed (Form 1098-T, box 2).  IRS has stated many times that the amount shown in box 2 is not sufficient proof of the amount paid during the year and that a taxpayer should obtain records showing how much was paid to the institution during the applicable year.

However, IRS examiners focused on the amount on Forms 1098-T — regardless of which box the amount was in — and denied credits when there was a discrepancy between the amount on the form and the amount claimed on the return.

 

Since PATH Act of 2015 requires the institutions to show the amounts paid, many tax professionals have expressed relief that the institutions will now have to provide information that will be more likely to match with the real amount of tuition paid during the year. 

Many of the Forms 1098-T that our clients receive for the 2016 calendar year still will not show the amounts paid. 

Give us a call and let our tax professionals clear the PATH for you.

AccounTax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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Brought to you by Kara Tobey, Prestige Senior Living at Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - Kara TobeyDeciding to move to an assisted living community isn’t always an easy decision, but it’s better than leaving a problem unsolved. Here are five signs it's time to consider a new home at Prestige Senior Living – Riverwood.

Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage their diet alone.

Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.

Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account. Scammers routinely target seniors as well.

Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.

Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need more daily help.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

Brought to you by Linda Elder of Woodland Heights Assisted Living - Assisted Living INSIDER -


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING - Linda ElderImagine you are preparing dinner for 60 of your closest friends and relatives. Or imagine that they are staying for the weekend and you are fixing three meals a day, every day.

The obvious is that you have a daunting task of meal planning, food shopping and cooking ahead of you. Then you remember that your cousin Sally and her daughters are severely allergic to seafood, Uncle Albert can’t eat anything that has to be chewed much and Grandpa Rogers has high blood pressure and can’t have salt. Your best friend, Kathy is dieting and great aunt Ellen has been losing weight and says food just doesn’t have much taste anymore. Your neighbor George has severe arthritis in his hands and can’t cut meat and firm vegetables.

This is the challenge of the kitchen staff in assisted living every day.

At 5 a.m., the Woodland Heights chefs begin. They review the doctor-ordered diet of every resident, watching for notices of changes given to them by the nurses. We have a policy of cooking without any added salt in consideration of the many seniors with heart or high blood pressure concerns.

Herbs and spices are used to maintain appealing flavor.

Daily, the chefs visit with our residents during meals to get feedback toward their goal of providing homemade, nutritious, appetizing meals that meet the ever-changing requests and needs of each of our residents.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

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by Eric Apalategui
Washington County Public Health officials are reminding people to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses over the next few days, when excessive heat is in the forecast. The most…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Quirio and Donna Alrcon Elizondop of Tualatin dance at a summer concert on the Tualatin Commons last year. Both Tigard and Tualatin already promote citizen recreation, says Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden, who thinks it makes sense for the cities to apply jointly to become a 'Blue Zones' demonstration site.
Aug 17, 2016

Ogden dreams of healthier cultures, longer lifespans in Tigard,…

by Mark Miller
Tualatin mayor is encouraging joint application for 'Blue Zones' status. An assemblage of partners from the public and private sectors in Tigard and Tualatin are headed toward applying for a…
Bret Lieuallen.
Aug 17, 2016

More candidates pull papers to run in Tigard, Tualatin local…

by Mark Miller
Planning commissioner seeks Tigard seat; library board member, attorney running in Tualatin. Three more people say they will seek seats on their local City Councils in Tigard and Tualatin. Bret…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Team Gallifrey's Yun Yi, 11, runs with a bottle of water on her head during a water race on the last day of teen summer reading club for the Tualatin Public Library.
Aug 16, 2016

Tualatin Library teens have fun in the sun

by Mark Miller
The end of summer reading is approaching; teen summer reading club held 'Olympic-sized' finale last week. The teen summer reading program at the Tualatin Public Library, filled with special…
Aug 16, 2016

Tualatin Riverkeepers host special trip on the river for disabled

by The Times
The Tualatin Riverkeepers host plenty of paddle trips on the sedate Tualatin River during the warm months of the year. This Saturday's event, though, has a special focus: people with…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Erv Schlichting, right, and his younger brother Ray, left, exercise at the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA, along with aide Wanjiru Nduku, center.
Aug 16, 2016

Senior fitness class provides exercise, socialization for…

by Mark Miller
Erv and Ray Schlichting are beloved regulars at Sherwood YMCA program. They might be the most popular kids in the class. Erv and Ray Schlichting are regular attendees at a SilverSneakers Fitness…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr is retiring at the end of the month. He said he is confident in his staff at the Tigard Police Department and believes it is the right time for him to end his career in law enforcement.
Aug 15, 2016

After a 46-year career, Tigard police chief turning in his badge

by Mark Miller
Alan Orr says he will retire at the end of August. Just weeks after his counterparts in Beaverton and Tualatin entered retirement, Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr is preparing to do the same. Orr…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Smoke billows from the roof of Miller's Homestead restaurant in Tualatin on Sunday night. The popular eatery's owners say they hope to reopen as soon as possible.
Aug 15, 2016

Fire damages Miller's Homestead restaurant

by The Times
Business 'closed for an undetermined amount of time' after overnight blaze. Miller’s Homestead, a Lake Grove-area restaurant known for its rustic decor, all-day breakfast menu and homestyle…
COURTESY OF SHERWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT - Consultants hired by the Sherwood School District found elevated amounts of lead in three water fixtures at Middleton, Hopkins and Archer Glen elementary schools.
Aug 15, 2016

Three Sherwood school water fixtures show elevated levels of lead

by Ray Pitz
District reports high levels at Archer Glen, Middleton, Hopkins elementary schools. Tests of Sherwood School District facilities show that three schools had fixtures had elevated levels of lead…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: STEVEN BROWN - This 1950 Merc belong to Brad Venderberg.
Aug 13, 2016

Car shows roll into Metro area

by Pamplin Media Group
Whether you're in Gresham, Hillsboro or Clackamas County, there are plenty of car show on tap this week. Thousands of people converged on downtown Gresham on Saturday, taking in the sights of…
Ahschlager
Aug 12, 2016

Canby woman charged with embezzlement

by Pamplin Media Group
Police allege Sarah Ahschlager stole $145,000 from Sherwood Family Medicine A 39-year-old Canby woman faces numerous charges for allegedly embezzling at least $145,000 from a Sherwood medical…
Aug 12, 2016

City of Tualatin warns of telephone fraud

by The Times
People in Tualatin have been receiving fraudulent phone calls purportedly from the city offices in what appears to be a credit card scam operation, according to the city. The phone number used…
A project map shows where Southwest Walnut Street will be closed until Aug. 27.
Aug 12, 2016

Section of Walnut Street to remain closed until Aug. 27

by The Times
Closure was originally scheduled until next Monday. A stretch of Southwest Walnut Street that has been closed since late last month for construction work will remain off-limits to through…
TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Attendees at the 2016 Tualatin Crawfish Festival compete in the crawfish eating contest on Saturday at Tualatin Community Park.
Aug 11, 2016

Crawfish Festival recipe a winner again in 2016

by The Times
Thousands flock to Tualatin for the annual city celebration featuring — you guessed it — crawfish For many years now, people have been asking the question — “What's the secret ingredient and…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - As envisioned by the regional government Metro, the Southwest Corridor project would construct a MAX light rail line from downtown Portland as far as Bridgeport Village, serving stops in Southwest Portland and Tigard along the way.
Aug 11, 2016

Southwest Corridor plan enters environmental review phase

by Ravleen Kaur
This story has been updated from its original version. The Southwest Corridor Plan has crossed another milestone. As envisioned by the regional government Metro, the Southwest Corridor transit…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tigard resident Julie Magers honored for her mental health advocacy work
Aug 11, 2016

Tigard woman awarded for mental health advocacy

by Ravleen Kaur
When her 16-year-old daughter was in the emergency room after attempting suicide, Julie Magers realized how broken the mental health care system was. As she navigated the system to find the best…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Dr. Geoffrey Skinner, left, and Dr. Rod Johnson, co-owner of Total Health Dental, encourage patients to keep flossing despite a recent story by the Associated Press that casts doubt on the efficacy of the practice.
Aug 11, 2016

Don't believe the headlines, local dentists say - flossing is…

by Mark Miller
AP report last week cast significant doubt on technique's effectiveness. Last week, the Associated Press dropped a major bombshell when it reported that the U.S. federal government no longer…
Aug 11, 2016

Wilsonville Brewfest is back

by Claire Colby
More brews, eats and tunes all for a cause. Beer lovers, rejoice! It’s no longer necessary to trek all the way to Portland to enjoy the region’s brewed bounty. After last year’s overwhelming…
Aug 11, 2016

Tigard-Tualatin Police Log: Aug. 2-8, 2016

by Mark Miller
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department reported the following arrests from Aug. 2 through Aug. 9: arson — 1; assault — 3; burglary — 1; criminal mischief — 1; criminal trespass — 1; driving under the…
MAP COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - A zoning map shows the area, in black, relative to the city of Tigard, shown in colors based on zoning (red for commercial, yellow for residential).
Aug 10, 2016

Tigard City Council approved annexation, rezoning along 113th…

by Mark Miller
Application OK'd Tuesday despite some neighbors' objections. The city of Tigard is set to grow by about 7.5 acres after the Tigard City Council lent its tentative approval Tuesday for the…
Justin Allen Heldt, in a booking photo provided by the Washington County Jail.
Aug 10, 2016

Tualatin man arrested for starting fire at Fred Meyer

by Mark Miller
Justin Allen Heldt, 41, held for arson, criminal mischief. A fire broke out near a loading dock at Fred Meyer in Tualatin early Sunday morning, leading to the arrest of a Tualatin man spotted…
PMG PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The West Linn-Wilsonville School District's Steve Matthias takes out a classroom sink fixture at Inza R. Wood Middle School on Aug. 2.
Aug 10, 2016

Results show elevated levels of lead at two Stafford-area schools

by Andrew Kilstrom
Stafford Primary School, Athey Creek Middle School both show elevated levels. The two West Linn-Wilsonville public schools closest to Tualatin showed elevated levels of lead in their water in…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - John Goodhouse, center, won a just-for-bragging-rights paddle race organized by Tualatin Riverkeepers on the Tualatin River on Saturday; on Tuesday, he voted along with the rest of the Tigard City Council in support of the Riverkeepers' application to have the river named as a National Water Trail.
Aug 09, 2016

Tigard, Tualatin sign off on national designation for Tualatin…

by Mark Miller
Tualatin Riverkeepers seeking National Water Trail status for river. This story has been updated from its original version. The Tualatin River is two steps closer to being named a National Water…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tualatin Police Capt. Greg Pickering shows what a tactical vest is made of at the police station.
Aug 09, 2016

Heavy armor added to police arsenal in Tualatin

by Mark Miller
Nonprofit's donation allows department to purchase ballistic chestplates. Thanks to the Tualatin Community Police Foundation, law enforcement officers in Tualatin are more prepared for tactical…