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Brought to you by Nancy Felton, Crescent Grove Cemetery - Cemetery & Mausoleum INSIDER -

CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY - Nancy FeltonIn August, TIME magazine featured a story about cremation, which for the first time in U.S. history passed traditional burial rates.

According to industry figures collected by TIME, the cremation rate rose to 49 percent in 2015, while the burial rate slipped to 45 percent.

That’s a huge change in a generation. In 1980, fewer than 10 percent of consumers chose cremation. In Oregon, the cremation rate is quite a bit higher at 76 percent.

While the reasons for choosing cremation or burial vary — and are highly personal — planning you own final arrangements will ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

Preplanning will:

Relieve their burden. The passing of a loved one is an emotional, heart-wrenching period for all involved. The last thing your family and friends need is to make these decisions for you. This can be prevented by taking care of the details yourself.

Stop the guessing. Don’t ask your family to play detective. If you do not prearrange your services, your loved ones can’t be sure they’ve honored your last requests.

Ensure quality. Every cemetery and funeral home is different. Researching options now will help you find the location and setting that will fulfill your needs.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum is Tigard’s only nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery.

Call, click or visit us today for more information on prearrangement at one of the oldest cemeteries in Oregon.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223


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

ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenTo help preserve the integrity of tax returns, the IRS is implementing new strategies for 2016 Taxes.

For the Earned Income Tax Credit, the IRS is asking for more proof of due diligence for each taxpayer.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the tuition and fees deduction will all require a form 1098-T with the federal ID number of the institution. The taxpayer must figure out how much they actually paid.

The Child Tax Credit will also be covered by the due diligence requirements. More questions will be asked about residency.

Taxpayers counting on these large refundable credits should know that the IRS will not process them until February 15, 2017. You may need to budget accordingly. The IRS is asking for those who can file early to please do so to avoid a bottleneck.

They are requiring businesses to e- file the 1099 and W-2s by January 31, 2017 so they can compare the W-2 income to tax returns. These new rules are being implemented based on the Security Summit results. The Security Summit is made up of business volunteers and government staff to address ID Theft and Fraudulent returns.

The Affordable Care Act will require tax preparers to review form 1095-A, B, or C in order to prepare a client’s return. The “Shared Responsibility” extra tax for not having health coverage has gone up substantially.

If you are need of a Health Insurance review, AccounTax has several contacts for referral.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223


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

EPRESTIGE CARE RIVERWOOD - Kara Tobeyvery 11 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury, according to the National Council on Aging.

Many of these falls are preventable. Here are six simple steps to prevent falling:

· Find a good balance and exercise program. Look to build balance, strength and flexibility with an activity such as tai chi. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging for referrals. Find a program you like and take a friend.

· Talk to your health care provider. Share your history of recent falls and ask for an assessment of your risk of falling.

· Regularly review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist. Make sure side effects aren’t increasing your risk of falling. Take medications only as prescribed.

· Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses.

· Keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards, increasing lighting, making stairs safe and installing grab bars in key areas.

· Talk to your family members and caregivers. Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that patients and caregivers check out its STEADI program (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) online at The link includes educational materials and brochures for patients, as well as videos, tests, fact sheets and case studies for providers.

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging. Here at Prestige Care, we know how important it is to keep our residents safe, healthy and happy.

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062


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

WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - Linda ElderA frequently asked question we get is, “What’s the difference between the different types of senior facilities?” Here’s an overview of Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care:

Independent Living appears much like an apartment building, but is limited to seniors. They provide some meals and usually social activities, events and outings and shopping via their vehicles. Some also have care options where they contract with a home health group to provide you things like shower assistance, companionship, and medication assistance at an additional charge.

Assisted Living is similar in the physical building, but in addition, they have staff awake 24 hours a day to provide a full range of services. Assisted Living is regulated by the State of Oregon to assure that care is provided safely. Assisted Living facilities have an RN on site to oversee medical care. Residents can select from minimum care services up to full care. Full meals are served.

Memory Care is a specialized facility to care for our seniors that have dementia. These buildings have a locked access to the outside for safety. The staff has specific training related to dementia.

Woodland Heights is a licensed Assisted Living facility. Several of our residents are completely independent and require no care. They choose to live here because they know care is immediately available if their health suddenly changes. It gives them a sense of security.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living

9355 SW McDonald St., Portland OR 97224


Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -

CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonConsumers, office managers, owners and non-profits routinely make the same expensive mistake when replacing printer cartridges.

We experience it daily. A business wants a standard or “low-yield” cartridge and is surprised to learn about a “high-yield” cartridge for the printer in question. The previous vendor never mentioned how they can reduce their cost-per-page by at least 30% with name brand high-yield cartridges, and significantly more with factory remanufactured or compatible alternatives.

For office and business laser printers, determine if there is a high-yield cartridge. Not doing so costs your organization dearly. Office superstores generally do not mention the high-yield cartridge unless asked.

Retail “tricks of the trade” are numerous. The ink cartridge “Value Pack” is rarely a real savings. Typically there is a high-yield black and low-yield colors. The cost-per-page is 30% or more than high-yield cartridges’. General merchandisers (Walmart, Target & Fred Meyer) usually do not sell high-yield cartridges so your per-page cost will always be the most expensive.

As a full service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs. We stock several thousand different ink & laser toner cartridges and offer free shipping.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

Brought to you by Norm Matheis, Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating & Cooling INSIDER -

SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisThere’s a nip in the air. Leaves are falling, sunny days are dwindling. It won’t be long before you’ll reach over to turn your furnace on.

Before that day arrives, is your furnace ready to go? Has it been checked or tuned up? Don’t wait until the chilly, busy season to find out your furnace isn’t working properly or needs to be replaced. Specialty Heating can do the job for you and if necessary, recommend repairs or replacement.

If the words “furnace replacement” put a lump in your throat, they needn’t.

Furnaces cost between $4,000 and $8,000, depending on the efficiency, size and overall scope of the installation. If you have an older gas furnace and upgrade to a new one, you could possibly see a reduction in your energy bills.

On a new gas furnace, customers can save up to $1,150 with a combination of tax credits and various incentives, depending on the gas furnace they choose.  They can also save up to $3,825 on a new HVAC system that includes a furnace and outdoor unit for cooling, either an A/C or Heat Pump.

Beat the rush before the temperatures drop; Carrier Cool Cash ends Nov 15.  Link to our special offers page:

Financing is available and can be customized to your budget with low payments, no interest, and no payments and no interest same-as-cash financing options.  Here is the link to our financing page:

Give us a call. We’re here to help.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130

Tigard, OR 97223


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

BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS - Dr. Daniel BeebeFirst pregnancies among women age 35 and up have jumped significantly in the last few decades -- in Oregon and across the country, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Oregon is among several states where the first-birth rate since 1990 rose 40 percent or more among women aged 35-44.

For a healthy pregnancy, chiropractic care should be strongly considered. For those who are in discomfort or pain, chiropractic care can be extremely helpful.

Chiropractic is very safe during pregnancy. There are no contraindications against it, according to a New Zealand study by J.M. Fallon with the International Chiropractic Association.

In addition to its safety and effectiveness, chiropractic can significantly reduce time spent in labor. The Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics reports:

· With chiropractic care, first-time mothers have a 25 percent decrease in labor time.

· Subsequent pregnancies have a 33 percent decrease in labor time.

· Women who experience back pain during pregnancy find relief from chiropractic care in 85 percent of cases and the treatment can dramatically reduce back labor.

Subluxation (when bones such as vertebrae move and create pressure on nerves) often occurs to mothers during gestation. It’s easy to see postural changes through pregnancy – the center of gravity changes, the weight of the baby places increased pressure on the spine and pelvis, and towards the end of the pregnancy, changes are seen in gait pattern (often called the “waddle”).

Chiropractic treatment during pregnancy may include handwork or dropleaf tables, always with the mother’s comfort in mind.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.


Tigard, Oregon 97223

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

Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauPerhaps you had a particularly irritating commute home from work, and you realize that your jaw was clenched tight the entire time. Or maybe you grind your teeth when nervous or anxious.

Most people grind their teeth from time to time, but it’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic tooth grinding. Known as bruxism, this condition can lead to oral health problems and dental issues if left uncorrected.

Your partner might notice or hear you grind your teeth while you sleep. People who grind their teeth on a regular basis often do so during the night, and aren’t necessarily aware it is happening.

You might experience a persistent and unexplained headache if you grind your teeth often. Take note of any headaches you may have that you can’t attribute to any other source, especially if you wake up with a headache.

Your jaw will more than likely become sore and tired if you suffer from bruxism. If you wake up in the morning and have any discomfort or fatigue in your jaw, grinding may be the culprit.

While many people associate tooth-grinding with stress, it can be caused by crooked teeth, an over bite or under bite. If left untreated, bruxism can lead to complications such as dental injuries, hearing loss, and the onset of Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD).

If you think you might be a chronic tooth grinder, contact us at Q Family Dental and Dr. Gebeau will be happy to help with the best treatment options for you!

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard OR 97223


Brought to you by Marissa Phillips, ComForCare Home Care - Home Care INSIDER -

COMFORCARE HOME CARE - 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.

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and in this spirit, ComForCare Home Care will be hosting FREE Workshops for professionals and family members on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Embassy Suites, 9000 SW Washington Square Rd., Tigard.

The workshop for professionals will take place from 8 am to 12:15 pm. All attendees will receive 3 CEU.

The family workshop from 2 to 4:30 pm will cover methods that can be implemented in your home quickly and 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.

For more information or to register, call 971-801-7606 or visit

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224


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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

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.

Our other seasonal promotion is “Back to School”, of course. Teachers and students save 15% off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges. The extra savings last through late September. Again, click to the landing page.

Seniors and non-profits always enjoy a 10% savings off already low pricing on all non-OEM, factory remanufactured or compatible ink or laser printer cartridges.

And all customers get every 11th cartridge free.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers.

“We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.”

We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.


6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group - Family Practice INSIDER -

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


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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


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September 30, 2016

Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership honored for protecting cultural resources

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by Ravleen Kaur
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Jason Goodding's jersey retired before standing-room-only crowd in Sherwood on Friday

by Ray Pitz
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Sign language help Tigard student blossom at PSU

by Harry Esteve, Portland State
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Moon shot

by The Times
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Tualatin city councilor reportedly to move out of state

by Mark Miller
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September 29, 2016

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by The Times
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Washington County board OKs stand-by vehicle fee

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by The Times
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Developer unveils plans for assisted living, retail complex and hotel

by Ray Pitz
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by Mark Miller
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TIMES FILE PHOTO - Regular physical activity is believed to contribute to longevity in so-called Blue Zones. Here, members of the Tualatin community participate in the 5K Regatta Run in 2014.
Sep 20, 2016

Tigard, Tualatin joint application makes it to next round of…

by Mark Miller
Site visit scheduled for Oct. 5 as community seeks Blue Zones Project funding, support. After jointly applying to become the second “demonstration community” in Oregon for a healthy living…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, center, and Republican challenger Colm Willis at a business-sponsored forum Monday, Sept. 19, at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. At left is the moderator, Mark Meek, who read written questions from the audience.
Sep 20, 2016

5th District foes trade political jabs

by Peter Wong
Partisanship, Pacific trade pact split Democrat Schrader and Republican challenger at forum. Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Colm Willis disagreed about partisanship…
Charles William Garner.
Sep 19, 2016

Tualatin man arrested on child sex abuse charges

by The Times
Police said they arrested a 55-year-old Tualatin man for multiple child-related crimes on Friday. Charles William Garner faces charges of rape and sodomy in the third degree, as well as sexual…
COURTESY ARTWORK BY STEV OMINSKI - An artist's rendering, 'Fire to Ice' by Stev Ominski, depicts the Willamette Meteorite crashing to Earth sometime during the last Ice Age. The meteorite is believed to have been carried on a raft of glacial ice from western Montana to the Willamette Valley during the Missoula floods.
Sep 19, 2016

'From the heavens': The story of the United States' largest…

by Mark Miller
Willamette Meteorite believed to have arrived in Tualatin Valley during glacial floods. Parks and trails staff and local historians in Tualatin, West Linn and Wilsonville will happily tell you…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Abby Beers, 11, reacts after handling slime that she made in a STEM activity at a back-to-school event at Tualatin Elementary School. Beers attended the event with her younger sister, Libby, who is a third-grader at the school.
Sep 16, 2016

Makers making do without a space (for now)

by Mark Miller
Trailer hasn't rolled out yet, but library staff are already visiting schools as part of STEM outreach project. The centerpiece of Tualatin's initiative in the America's Best Communities…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Daniel Anderson, dressed as a dragon, gets into his pumpkin boat at Tualatin's Pumpkin Regatta last year.
Sep 16, 2016

Tualatin holding famous Pumpkin Regatta next month

by Mark Miller
'Magical' event drew estimated 17,000 attendees last year. On Oct. 15, the Tualatin Commons will feature everything you ever wanted, as long as it's related to pumpkins. The West Coast Giant…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Students in the Tigard-Tualatin School District outperformed most of the state on the Smarter Balanced Assessment tests, but the tests also revealed some performance gaps within the district, too.
Sep 15, 2016

Tigard-Tualatin students outperform peers statewide

by Ravleen Kaur
But achievement gaps continue to affect schools serving a higher percentage of low-income families For the second school year in a row, students statewide, including in those in the…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Tualatin High technologies teacher David Ellington helps student Tanya Mikheyeva with Autodesk Inventor.
Sep 15, 2016

A cutting-edge future

by Ravleen Kaur
“See that sharp corner on the ‘E’?” David Ellingson told his students during their second meeting of the year. “It’s impossible to make it in the machine.” The Digital Design and Fabrication…
PHOTOS BY MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - Cardiologist Michael A. Wilson provides a demonstration and explanation of how the dissolving stent works and its benefits.
Sep 15, 2016

Woman first in metro area to receive dissolving arterial stent

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Absorb device promotes healing of arteries. Cheryl Godfrey of Scholls is the mother of four adult sons, a grandmother of eight, a wife, and a coding analyst at Providence St. Vincent Medical…
Sep 15, 2016

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Sept. 6-12

by The Times
TIGARD The Tigard Police Department reported the following arrests from Sept. 6 through Sept. 12: assault — 3; drug offenses — 2; robbery — 1; theft — 4; and warrant — 3. Monday, Sept. 12 • A…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Project manager Renus Kelfkens stands on ground leveled to make way for road construction in between Sherwood, Tualatin and Wilsonville.
Sep 14, 2016

Tonquin Road, future 124th Avenue work progressing

by Ray Pitz
Plans are to have a new road, Basalt Creek Parkway, completed in the spring. While those construction waits along Southwest Tonquin Road may prove a little frustrating at times, work at…
COURTESY: SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT - Audit of Smarter Balanced Assessments shows tests are nearly twice as expensive as the last standardized test that Oregon used.
Sep 14, 2016

Audit: Oregon needs to get more out of expensive Smarter…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Statewide school tests through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are nearly twice as expensive as the old tests, confusing to educators and time-consuming. That’s according to a new…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tigard City Councilor Marc Woodard said he is wary of considering a local option levy without an independent audit of the city's spending. As the city mulls a possible facilities bond measure as well, he said he wants a community recreation center to be considered.
Sep 14, 2016

As Tigard considers bond, levy options, not all councilors on…

by Mark Miller
Growth of expenses outstripping that of revenues in city. For years, Tigard city officials have been grappling with a serious problem: Tigard's annual expenses are rising faster than its…
Sep 14, 2016

'Community outreach meeting' coming up next Wednesday at…

by Mark Miller
Tigard City Council will discuss ballot measures, meet with members of public. Mount Angel is hosting its famous Oktoberfest celebration this week and weekend, but the German festival is coming…
Sep 13, 2016

Complaint alleges GOP candidate Rich Vial lives outside HD 26

by Nancy Townsley
Does Richard Vial live in the district he wants to represent in the Oregon Legislature? If he doesn’t live in House District 26, the Republican nominee could run afoul of state election law.…
Sep 13, 2016

State trooper pepper-sprayed in incident in Tigard

by The Times
Suspect, John Michael Auer, taken into custody after a police search. This story has been updated from its original version. A 23-year-old man allegedly pepper-sprayed an Oregon State Police…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tigard Mayor John L. Cook led a 4-1 vote to formally oppose Ballot Measure 97 at the Tigard City Council's Tuesday meeting.
Sep 13, 2016

Tigard City Council votes to formally oppose Measure 97

by Mark Miller
Mayor proposes resolution, adopted on 4-1 vote, against corporate tax on November ballot. The Tigard City Council decided Tuesday on a 4-1 vote to oppose Measure 97, the proposed tax on…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Visitors to Community Warehouse's Estate Store this weekend will find 'a bounty of antiques, high-end furnishings, trinkets and housewares' waiting for them - all at 20 percent off regular prices.
Sep 13, 2016

Community Warehouse plans grand reopening

by Cliff Newell
Weekend sale marks nonprofit's return after suffering water damage from a nearby fire After a fire that put it out of commission for six weeks, Community Warehouse plans to relaunch this weekend…
Sep 13, 2016

Tualatin Chamber of Commerce to host candidate forum this month

by Mark Miller
Students from Tualatin High School will moderate the public event. Tualatin-area voters will have an opportunity on Sept. 28 to meet the people seeking to represent them on the Tualatin City…
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Stickmen Brewing Co. produces several craft beers at its small brewery on North State Street in Lake Oswego, including The Bee's Knees, a strong ale with honey.
Sep 12, 2016

Stickmen Brewing Co. prepping Tualatin expansion

by Mark Miller
Tualatin's burgeoning brewery scene is about to get a little busier. Stickmen Brewing Co., based in Lake Oswego, is planning to open a taproom at 19475 S.W. 118th Ave. next month and begin…
MAP COURTESY OF METRO - A MAX line from Portland to Tualatin is the centerpiece of the Southwest Corridor Plan, although an exact alignment has yet to be decided.
Sep 12, 2016

Tigard business group backs light rail measure

by The Times
This story has been updated from its original version. A measure on Tigard ballots this fall that would give the Tigard City Council public approval to support the proposed Southwest Corridor…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OREGON STATE POLICE - A 2-year-old died in this crash along Highway 20 near Tumalo on Sunday. David Fincher of Sherwood was arrested for manslaughter.
Sep 12, 2016

Two-year-old killed in crash, Sherwood man arrested

by KOIN 6 News
Three vehicles were involved in the Deschutes County crash. A Sherwood man was arrested after a crash he was in killed a 2-year-old girl from Bend. On Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Oregon State Police…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Judges try some of the 40 beers for the third-annual Sustainable Water Challenge/Pure Water Brew competition held on Saturday morning at Raccoon Lodge on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. All the brewers had one ingredient in common: purified wastewater from Clean Water Services' Durham treatment facility in Tigard.
Sep 10, 2016

From sewage to brewage

by Shannon O. Wells
Beer competition winners show potential of purified Westside wastewater - When asked if those participating in a competition for beer made with purified Tigard wastewater see off-color humor in…