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PMG PHOTO: BARBARA SHERMAN - Curtis Tigard eyes one of two birthday cakes in the Royal Villas Clubhouse, with a party organizer, Dottie Buss, before he blew out all the candles.
April 24, 2017

Curtis Tigard celebrates big 108th with two parties

by Barbara Sherman
The grandson of Tigard's founding father and namesake, Wilson Tigard, he is the oldest Tigard resident and a local celebrity.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Tira Hubbard, a probation officer in Jackson County, sits in a House Judiciary hearing at the Capitol in Salem Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
April 24, 2017

Bills would stave off opening of second women's prison

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The state's only women's prison, at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, has hovered over capacity for a year.
April 22, 2017

Tualatin High senior pens winning essay on gun violence

by The Times
Jessyka Evans won a scholarship contest held by the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.


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April 21, 2017

Colt Lyerla, former Hillsboro football star and NFL player, sentenced to jail

by Pamplin Media Group
Lyerla was arrested in March on drug and forgery charges. He was sentenced this week to six months in jail.
FILE PHOTO - Ballots go out next week for the May election, which includes an update for the Washington County Sheriff's Office levy.
April 20, 2017

Sheriff makes case for Washington County levy

by Peter Wong
Ballots arrive next week, and May 16 is the deadline to vote.
FILE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Jeff Merkley, speaking in Tigard earlier this winter.
April 20, 2017

Merkley: Rules change raises questions about future of Senate and Supreme Court

by Peter Wong
Oregon Senator's 15-hour floor speech was a dramatic effort to halt, at least temporarily, the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch.
April 20, 2017

Clackamas board chairman: Resolve Stafford

by Peter Wong
Commissioners conduct second hearing, plan discussion on April 26 and potential action on May 11. Agreement pending with Metro, three cities to shape area's future.
COURTESY OF  WALKER MACY/DOWA-IBI - Here's a conceptual site plan of what the footprint of the new high school will look like.
April 20, 2017

Hearing set for Sherwood High zone change

by The Times
The district seeks to build one of the largest high schools in the state.
April 20, 2017

Volunteer projects slated for Saturday

by The Times
Comcast organizes a 'day of caring' in communities throughout Oregon.
April 20, 2017

Bridgeport Village Farmers Market moves to Tuesdays

by The Times
The market opens this year on June 6. It has late afternoon and evening hours, from 4 to 8 p.m.
April 20, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: April 11-17

by The Times
This week's calls for service include: a neighbor who really didn't like the music a man in his car was playing, drama on the train tracks in downtown Tigard and an unfortunate series of events involving a Honda Civic.
Sen. Kim Thatcher
April 19, 2017

Thatcher, Vial, Kennemer host town hall

by The Times
Event set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers of Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Bat enthusiast Adelynn Maue watches as Seth Winkelhake uses a sound monitor to see if any bats are in the area.
April 19, 2017

'Bat Appreciation Day' comes to the Tualatin Public Library

by Mark Miller
An educator from the nearby Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge dispelled some common bat myths and talked about the biology and habits of the flying mammals.
FILE PHOTO - Speaker of the House Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney struggle during this legislative session to close a $1.6 billion shortfall in the state's two-year budget.
April 18, 2017

Legislature unveils chilling list of potential cuts

by Chris Lehman, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Republicans and advocates line up to denounce the proposal, as lawmakers struggle to address a $1.6 billion shortfall.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - The Tigard City Council rejected several alternatives like this one to allow marijuana retail stores to operate elsewhere in Tigard; such businesses are now restricted to having frontage on Highway 99W.
April 18, 2017

Tigard marijuana zoning restrictions to remain in place

by Mark Miller
Members of the Tigard City Council agreed they do not want to see marijuana stores along Main Street and dismissed concerns about lack of business competition.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Librarian Sarah Jesudason shows U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici some of the gadgetry in Tualatin's Mobile Makerspace on Monday.
April 18, 2017

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici visits Juanita Pohl Center in Tualatin

by Mark Miller
The third-term Democrat met with members of the Tualatin Area Aging Task Force and toured the city's 'Mobile Makerspace.'
Lou Ogden.
April 18, 2017

Tigard and Tualatin joint application not selected as Blue Zones community

by The Times
Tualatin's mayor said the community partners behind the bid can continue working to implement best practices for healthy living and longevity.
FILE - Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden gives last year's State of the City address.
April 17, 2017

Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden running for Washington County chairman

by Mark Miller
The longtime city leader said he would not have run against outgoing Chairman Andy Duyck, but with Duyck announcing last week he will retire, he is jumping into the race.
April 17, 2017

Virginia Garcia symposium set for Thursday

by The Times
Presenters include Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and Tina Kotek, state Speaker of the House.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, emphasizing the state's opposition to President Trump's immigration restrictions.
April 17, 2017

Legislation could prevent some deportations of legal immigrants

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Gov. Kate Brown has been defiant in the face of President Donald Trump's executive orders limiting immigration and banning refugees.
April 17, 2017

Sheriff makes case for Washington County levy

by Peter Wong
Measure 34-272 on May 16 ballot would extend tax rate for patrols and other services in unincorporated urban communities for five years starting in mid-2018.
April 16, 2017

Tigard Police: Burglar dies of self-inflicted wound

by Dana Haynes
The incident occurred Friday evening near the 15000 block of Hall Boulevard.
PHOTO COURTESY OF OREGON STATE POLICE - Two people died and a third was injured in a head-on collision Saturday in Yamhill County.
April 16, 2017

Two die, one injured in Saturday collision

by Dana Haynes
Linda Louse Stockinger of Tualatin died, along with Marc Geoffrey Sloan of Bellevue.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Holly Bruno, a Tualatin High School-adopted Sparrow, plays the piano at her family's Bull Mountain home.
April 16, 2017

'Prom With a Purpose' slated by Tualatin High School club

by The Times
The event at the Al Kader Shrine Center in Wilsonville will benefit local children with cancer.
April 15, 2017

Tax Man cometh Tuesday, so tax preparers scurry

by Dana Haynes
The deadline is a little later than normal this year, but it's still coming up fast.

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PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Former Washington County Museum Executive Director Mark Harmon, pictured at the Rock Creek research facility, helped the museum board settle on a 10-year plan during his tenure with the organization. The plan's main goal is to find a permanent location for the exhibit space once the lease is up at the Hillsboro Civic Center in 2027.
Apr 14, 2017

Washington County Museum in good financial standing, outgoing…

by John William Howard
Grants and donations dropped after recession, but facility has climbed back out.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Linda Moholt, center, chief executive officer of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce, speaks at the ribbon-cutting event for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, alongside store general manager Bill Morrison.
Apr 14, 2017

Ribbon-cutting held to inaugurate West Coast's first Cracker…

by Mark Miller
The restaurant and store features 'Southern hospitality,' 'nostalgic' products, and a 'family' atmosphere and company culture, according to Cracker Barrel employees.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: PETER WONG - Washington County Chair Andy Duyck talks with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici after a meeting. Duyck will not seek a new term as county chair.
Apr 13, 2017

Andy Duyck says he will step down as Washington County board…

by Peter Wong
He's served on the County Commission since 1995 and has seen strong growth during his time.
Professor Jim Moore
Apr 13, 2017

Oregon budget hangs on May revenue forecast

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Tualatin lawmaker, Senate's top budget-writer, says May will give the Legislature the best picture of the budget.
Apr 13, 2017

Arguments about Stafford future remain unchanged

by Peter Wong
Clackamas County board will hear a second round of comments April 19; possible action scheduled May 11.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Members of the public check out possible designs for the remodeled Tigard High School.
Apr 13, 2017

Residents get their say in new look of Tigard, Tualatin high…

by Blair Stenvick
Voters in November passed a bond measure that will fund the rebuilding, expansion and renovation of several district schools.
Ronald Edward Kibert
Apr 13, 2017

Tigard man fatally struck by tree limb in Garden Home

by The Times
Chiropractor Ronald Kibert, 67, died of wounds suffered in Friday's wind storm.
FILE - Elise Shearer, the Tigard Chamber of Commerce's 2017 First Citizen, was recognized in part for her work organizing the Tigard Art Walk, as seen here.
Apr 13, 2017

Elise Shearer named Tigard's 2017 First Citizen

by The Times
The Chamber praised Shearer's volunteerism and advocacy on behalf of the Tigard community. She will be honored at the Shining Stars gala on April 28.
FILE - The Tigard Public Library is a community resource often used by homeless residents of the area. The library has now teamed up with Luke-Dorf to offer twice-monthly outreach counseling for its homeless patrons.
Apr 13, 2017

Tigard Library posts 'office hours' for homeless outreach…

by Mark Miller
Luke-Dorf has partnered with the library to connect patrons in need with resources.
Apr 13, 2017

Tualatin Cracker Barrel opens to public next Monday

by The Times
The restaurant is located at the Nyberg Rivers shopping center. It is the first Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on the West Coast.
Apr 13, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: April 4-10

by The Times
This week's calls for service include: a dispute between neighbors over street debris, the costly conning of a small business and a reported crash that might not have happened.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Members of the Experience Theatre Project get together for a rehearsal of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Beaverton Community Center.
Apr 12, 2017

Trump proposal to eliminate Community Development Block Grants…

by The Times
Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Beaverton and all of Washington County have leveraged local dollars and used block grants to benefit low- and middle-income residents.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jim Wolf (left) and Jeff Lain of the Tigard Police Department celebrate their victory in a friendly pizza-making competition at California Pizza Kitchen to benefit the Chelsea Hicks Foundation.
Apr 12, 2017

Tigard police win 'Iron Chef'-style pizza competition fundraiser

by Mark Miller
In the benefit for the Chelsea Hicks Foundation, the newcomers knocked off the two-time defending champs from the Lake Oswego Fire Department.
Apr 12, 2017

Housing, transportation, water supply top Washington County…

by Peter Wong
Chairman Andy Duyck, in his next to last State of the County address, says the year starts with a strong economic base to meet big challenges.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tigard Police Chief Kathy McAlpine, right, shakes hands with Presiding Judge Michael J. O'Brien after being ceremonially sworn in at the Tigard City Council's meeting on Tuesday, April 11.
Apr 12, 2017

Chief Kathy McAlpine meets Tigard residents, takes ceremonial…

by Mark Miller
The new chief of police in Tigard started work last week. A reception was held in her honor before she was ceremonially sworn in by a municipal judge.
COURTESY OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF TIGARD - Peace Poles like this one will be installed around Tigard this month.
Apr 12, 2017

'Peace Poles' to be planted around Tigard

by Mark Miller
The Rotary Club promotes a message of 'global peace' with the public arts project.
COURTESY OF MATTRESS FIRM - Mattress Firm said its Pajama Bowl for Foster Kids fundraiser in the Portland and Seattle areas raised more than $114,000 in total for foster children in Oregon and Washington.
Apr 12, 2017

Mattress Firm: More than $43,000 raised for Oregon foster kids…

by Mark Miller
The fundraiser supports extracurricular activities and events for local foster children.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Some people brought signs to a Tigard City Council meeting Tuesday at which a resolution was presented to councilors that would declare Tigard a sanctuary city and endorse several other progressive policies.
Apr 11, 2017

Meeting attendees ask Tigard to adopt 'sanctuary city' resolution

by Mark Miller
Many of those who came to request council support for the declaration were angered when Mayor John L. Cook cut off public comment after 20 minutes.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: PETER WONG - Washington County Chair Andy Duyck talks with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici after a meeting. Duyck will not seek a new term as county chair.
Apr 11, 2017

Andy Duyck says he will step down as Washington County board…

by Peter Wong
Departure of 24-year board veteran, including two terms as leader, will leave a vacancy to be filled countywide in 2018 election.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - 'Love Bites by Carnie' has announced that it will open its new bakery and corporate headquarters in Sherwood.
Apr 11, 2017

Musician Carnie Wilson to open cheesecake business in Sherwood

by Pamplin Media Group
Love Bites by Carnie originally planned a headquarters in Lake Oswego, but its plans changed earlier this year.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - This side-by-side view of roads in Tualatin shows, on left, a street with a poor pavement condition index (105th Avenue), and on right, a street with a very good pavement condition index (Cheyenne Way).
Apr 11, 2017

Tualatin considering increase to road utility fee

by Mark Miller
A hike is needed to keep city streets in very good to excellent condition, according to staff.
FILE - Buyers of a new Subaru (2016 Outback pictured) from Royal Moore Subaru in Hillsboro over the recent holiday season had the choice of supporting the Good Neighbor Center in Tigard with a donation. The shelter is getting a check for more than $25,000 in proceeds this week.
Apr 10, 2017

Subaru 'Share the Love' event supports Good Neighbor Center

by The Times
Royal Moore Subaru is giving the Tigard shelter a check for more than $25,000, intended to help pay for new classroom space for homeless children.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - Tigard Police Chief Kathy McAlpine will have a reception in her honor on Tuesday evening, April 11.
Apr 10, 2017

Reception, swearing-in for new Tigard police chief set for…

by Mark Miller
Kathy McAlpine started work last week. She previously worked as the assistant chief of police in Tacoma.
TIMES PHOTO: DANA HAYNES - Daniel Richardson said he's worked for three years to bring the Utah-based franchise to the Tigard area.
Apr 08, 2017

Mexican restaurant opens in Washington Square

by Dana Haynes
Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill will open April 10. It's the only franchise location in Oregon, although there are two in Vancouver, Wash.
COURTESY OF THE CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Trees fell across the Westside, including onto this car in Wilsonville, on Friday morning as a massive windstorm rips through the region.
Apr 07, 2017

High winds scour region as storm system moves in

by Dana Haynes and Mark Miller
More than 160,000 PGE customers were without power at one point Friday morning, as numerous road closures were reported.