10th Annual Latino Cultural Festival

10th Annual Latino Cultural Festival

The 10th annual Latino Cultural Festival on Sunday at the Hillsboro Civic Center plaza was...

Could MLB team hop to new home in Hillsboro?

Could MLB team hop to new home in Hillsboro?

Lynn Lashbrook took his pursuit of major league baseball in Portland to another level on Monday....

End of an era: Skate World puts skids to rolling fun

End of an era: Skate World puts skids to rolling fun

On April 1, Skate World’s management made the public announcement that the rink would be...

Seed class and swap inspires new gardeners

Seed class and swap inspires new gardeners

A garden class and seed swap in North Plains last weekend brought together green thumbs and...

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April 11, 2014

Metro Council OKs funding to engage Latino community

by Nancy Townsley
The Metro Council has set aside $8,500 to engage Washington County Latinos in the planning process for two local initiatives: the Council Creek Regional Trail (CCRT) and the Climate Smart…
April 11, 2014

Recycling events set for Saturday

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April is “Earth Month,” and to advance and celebrate the goal of caring for the planet, Hillsboro’s EG Metals, Inc., an electronics and metal recycling and processing company, is sponsoring…
by: TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Interim Aloha Library Director Terry Palmer, right, talks with volunteer Barbara Scillian in January as they try to figure out the layout of the library's new location.
April 11, 2014

Aloha library to celebrate new home

by Shannon O. Wells
After closing for the day on Monday, the Aloha Community Library — as visitors have come to know it since September 2012, at least — is gone. Over. Kaput. Never fear, however, as a bigger and…
April 11, 2014

Aloha church slates openhouse, egg hunt for April 19

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Aloha United Methodist Church will open its doors to the community for an open house April 19 showcasing the newly renovated building. The “Aloha, Aloha” open house will run from 3 to 5 p.m.,…
April 11, 2014

Police Log

by Stephanie Haugen
March 30 There were non-injury traffic crashes at the intersections of Tualatin Valley Highway and 70th Avenue, Witch Hazel Road and 41st Avenue, and Cornell Road and 192nd Avenue. A woman…
April 11, 2014

Prepping for the future

by Kathy Fuller
District buys 40 acres in South Hillsboro for a fifth high school With an eye to future student population growth, the Hillsboro School Board Tuesday unanimously approved the purchase of 40…
April 11, 2014

Business Briefs

by no byline
Hillsboro nonprofit seeks donations Hospice & Palliative Care Partners, formerly Hospice & Palliative Care of Washington County, is seeking donations to “Hearts for Hospice,” which provides…
April 11, 2014

Election complaint filed against incumbent Terry

by Doug Burkhardt
A Hillsboro resident has filed an elections complaint against incumbent Washington County Commissioner Bob Terry. In a March 24 filing with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, Paul Erickson…
April 11, 2014

Plant sweet berries for summertime flavor

by Denise Ruttan
From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry. What’s more, these sweet berries are also packed with vitamin C, fiber and potassium. So think about…
by: COURTESY PHOTO - A home at 35053 N.W. Mountaindale Road in North Plains was fully engulfed in flames March 26 before Washington County Sheriffs deputies determined it was safe for firefighters to approach. Brian Olson, 31, was found dead inside.
April 06, 2014

Shooting, suicide shatter North Plains calm

by Doug Burkhardt
The North Plains man who allegedly shot a housemate and then took his own life had been arrested twice before in Washington County, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). On…

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by: COURTESY PHOTO - Shown here playing sled hockey for the gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympics Team in Sochi, Russia, in February, Marine Sgt. Josh Sweeney and his family will soon move to Hillsboro. Their new home is being provided by Homes For Our Troops, a national nonprofit.
Apr 06, 2014

Skating into town

by Art Heerwagen
While in Nawzad, Afghanistan, in October 2009 — on his second tour of duty in the war zone — an improvised explosive device cost Marine Sgt. Josh Sweeney both his legs. But it didn’t claim his…
Apr 06, 2014

Put an end to studs

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Given the current weather forecasts, the Oregon Department of Transportation ended the studded tire season March 31. All studded tires should now be off vehicles. ODOT encourages drivers to…
by: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Blake Crosby, whose family owns a hop farm about 20 miles north of Salem, shows off some of the hops grown on his farm, which primarily go to craft breweries in Oregon. About one pound of hops produces one barrel of beer.
Apr 06, 2014

Watch your hops for fungus this spring

by Denise Ruttan
If you’re growing hops to brew your own beer, you may notice silvery or pale green, brittle spikes rising from the crown of the plant or brown spots on the leaves this spring. “Hop plants have…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO JONATHAN HOUSE - Google Public Affairs Officer Darcy Nothnagle announced the company was considering bringing its high-speed broadband service to Portland during a City Hall press conference with Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle (left) and Portyand Mayor Charlie Hales (right).
Apr 06, 2014

Google plan leaves digital gap

by Jim Redden
To hear Mayor Charlie Hales and other local elected officials tell it, everyone will benefit if Google brings its ultra-high speed broadband network to the region. But when Google Fiber was…
Apr 06, 2014

County wants public's comments on road plan

by (none)
Washington County’s Department of Land Use & Transportation invites public review and input on the draft 2014-15 Road Maintenance Program. The department’s annual road maintenance program…
Apr 06, 2014

Glencoe's robot seizes first place

by Kathy Fuller
Glencoe High School’s Team Shockwave robotics team won its FIRST Robotics competition in Wilsonville March 21-22. Shockwave is again the top-ranked team in the Pacific Northwest, and is ranked…
Apr 06, 2014

DAR chapter celebrates its 80th anniversary

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The David Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) celebrated its 80th anniversary March 22 at Cornell Estates Retirement & Assisted Living Residence in Hillsboro.…
Apr 06, 2014

Animal control officer's action 'reasonable'

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A Washington County animal control officer who was investigated for the alleged abuse of a dog in February won’t be charged with a crime, according to Lt. Michael Rouches of the Hillsboro Police…
Apr 06, 2014

Police Log

by Stephanie Haugen
March 23 There was a hit-and-run in the 2000 block of N.E. Jefferson Street. In the 1600 block of S.E. Walnut Street, a vehicle was entered and rifled through. An iPhone was stolen in the 7300…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF BAG&BAGGAGE PRODUCTIONS - Participating in a modified open-forum performance and talk-back of Bag&Baggage Productions Lear the weekend of March 21-23 were (left to right) Tylor Neist, composer of the original score; cast members Benjamin Farmer, Rebecca Ridenour, Jessi Walters, Stephanie Leppert; and Scott Palmer, the companys artistic director.
Apr 06, 2014

County theaters finances take center stage

by Nancy Townsley
Show glitches can have a big impact, as in exit of Bag&Baggage star When the lead actor in a major theatrical production in Hillsboro fell victim to a stroke last month, it caused more than an…




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