Firefighting effort switches to state crews

Firefighting effort switches to state crews

The Scoggins Creek Fire, burning on private industrial forest land owned by Stimson Lumber...

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley School acts as gathering place for Hagg Lake fire evacuees

Dilley Elementary School got ready to host evacuees from the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake...

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Lost dog gets plane ticket home to Philly

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Meals on Wheels HEALS

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Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - The success in containing the Scoggins Creek Fire near Henry Hagg Lake was a group effort, according to Joe Hessel, an Oregon Department of Forestry unit forester out of LaGrande who served as the operations chief at the fire.
September 21, 2014

Break in weather helps firefighters battle Scoggins Creek Fire

by John Schrag
About 100 people showed up at the Gaston Fire Hall Sunday evening to hear the latest update on the Scoggins Valley Fire. State, regional and local fire officials were able to share what was…
September 21, 2014

Scoggins Creek Fire about 20 percent contained

by KOIN News 6
The Scoggins Creek Fire is about 20 percent contained, officials said Sunday afternoon, with almost 600 firefighters battling the wildfire near Hagg Lake. At 9:40 p.m. Saturday, the Oregon…
Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Kyler Martin
September 21, 2014

Pursuit leads to reckless driving arrest in Washington County

by Jim Redden
A Beaverton man was arrested after a high-speed chase in Washington County early Saturday. Kyler Martin, 26, is charged with Attempt to Elude Police, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering…
September 20, 2014

Governor declares 400-acre Hagg Lake fire emergency

by Nancy Townsley
The Scoggins Creek Fire two miles northwest of Hagg Lake and eight miles west of Forest Grove had grown to an estimated 400 acres by early this morning, according to Oregon Department of…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: JOHN SCHRAG - Red Cross volunteers get their marching orders as they prepare to welcome displaced residents from the Scoggins Creek Fire. No evacuees stayed overnight Friday as the blaze continued to spread.
September 20, 2014

Emergency shelter ready to welcome Hagg Lake fire evacuees

by John Schrag
It was a quiet night at Dilley Elementary School south of Forest Grove, which is just the way the Red Cross likes it. As the Hagg Lake fire spread quickly yesterday afternoon, Red Cross…
Photo Credit: JOHN AND AIMEE CALVERT - John and Aimee Calvert and their daughters McKenzie, 16, and Aleena, 9, had to evacuate from their home ner the Scoggins Creek fire.
September 20, 2014

Scoggins fire evacuees carry on 'business as usual'

by Kendra Hogue
Family takes a few valuables, daughter to soccer and wonders when they can go home Aimee Calvert was headed into Portland Friday afternoon to have martinis with friends when she got word of a…
September 20, 2014

Fire could threaten Washington County water supply

by Jim Redden
The fire burning out of control approximately two miles from Hagg Lake poses a potential threat to Washington County's primary water supply, both now and after it is extinguished. An team…
Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - The Forest Grove Fire Department says Level 3 evacuation orders are now in effect for all residents on SW Stepien Road.
September 19, 2014

Hagg Lake fire spreads, residents evacuate

by KOIN 6 News
A rapidly spreading fire broke out just north of Henry Hagg Lake in Gaston late Friday afternoon, prompting evacuation orders for people closest to the flames. The Scoggin Creek Fire is located…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: NANCY TOWNSLEY - Michael Medill of Gaston faced a county citation for posting his homemade warning signs Saturday, Sept. 6, at a popular Hagg Lake swimming spot.
September 17, 2014

County won't prosecute illegal sign-poster

by Nancy Townsley
Permanent signs warning of Hagg Lake dangers go up Sept. 10 Washington County officials have decided not to prosecute Gaston resident Michael Medill for putting up unauthorized warning signs…
September 17, 2014

Banks police log

by Stephanie Haugen
- On N.W. Parmley Avenue, neighboring dogs got into neighboring yards and began fighting. A homeowner allegedly kicked one of the dogs. Neither dogs nor humans were injured. - A victim living on…

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Sep 17, 2014

City of FG unveils B Street sidewalk plans

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Work likely to start next summer after project approval this fall Tom Douglas thinks sidewalks will be an improvement for his home across from Harvey Clarke Elementary School. There’s no curb…
Sep 17, 2014

One event. Two stories. Zero middle ground.

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Tension still simmers between Brent Horn, chief operating officer for the Portland-based Meals on Wheels People, and a group of local volunteers who say Horn mishandled problems at the Forest…
Sep 17, 2014

Corrections

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The News-Times made several errors in two Aug. 6 stories related to turmoil at the Forest Grove Meals on Wheels People program. n Dan Klee never said, “I was told I couldn’t park in a certain…
Sep 17, 2014

Scoggins Dam safety teeters on politics

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County officials are hopeful repair funds will come The tide appears to be turning for Scoggins Dam, an earthquake-vulnerable structure that contains the Henry Hagg Lake reservoir…
Sep 17, 2014

School year off to fine start in Gaston

by Stephanie Haugen
Gaston School District started the new school year with an all new administration team. Superintendent Susan McKenzie replaced David Beasley, who retired over the summer. Christine Collins…
Sep 17, 2014

New 'Meals' manager aims to recruit volunteers in Forest Grove

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Rayann Warncke brings a long history with seniors to job Rayann Warncke grew up in Forest Grove and got her first taste of working with seniors when she was hired at 14 to be a dishwasher at the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform at the Oregon International Air Show in Hillsboro.
Sep 17, 2014

Wings ready to soar over county

by Doug Burkhardt
Annual air show returns to Hillsboro Airport For three days this weekend, the skies above Hillsboro will be filled with daredevil pilots and precision flying maneuvers as the annual Oregon…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTOS: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Hillsboros Clean Water Services approached Oregon Brew Crew members a few months ago with an idea to make beer from post-effluent Tualatin River Water. The brewers were enthusiastic from the start. Brewers rely on clean water for their livelihood, said contest participant Jason Barker. What better way to showcase (the waters purity) than in great beer?
Sep 17, 2014

Vox Max Belgian hoists prize in 'river beer' contest

by Kendra Hogue
Clean Water Services' challenge sends top brews to New Orleans Beer maker Ted Assur took the top prize last week in the inaugural challenge to create beer from Tualatin River water that was…
Sep 17, 2014

Banks seeks Jim Hough nominees

by Stephanie Haugen
The city of Banks is accepting nominations for the Jim Hough Banks Citizenship Award through Sept. 30. The winning candidate will be notified Oct. 31 and the award presentation will be at the…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - This is a composite drawing of a man suspected in the homicide death of Nicole Laube of Forest Grove last month.
Sep 15, 2014

Detectives release drawing of Laube murder suspect

by Staff Report
Washington County Major Crimes Team detectives on Monday released a composite drawing of the man suspected of killing Forest Grove resident Nicole Laube on Aug. 19 in the Cedar Mill area near…



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