Arts festival to be bigger than ever

Arts festival to be bigger than ever

Artists of all sorts will turn out in support of local school arts programs Art lovers across...

Haggen closing Sherwood, Tigard locations

Haggen closing Sherwood, Tigard locations

Haggen keeps shrinking. The grocery store chain on Thursday announced it would close another 100...

 Old Spaghetti Factory begins construction, coffee shop/café slated for Old Town

Old Spaghetti Factory begins construction, coffee shop/café slated for Old Town

Other restaurants to include Schmizza Public House in Sherwood Market Center The Old Spaghetti...

'Portlandia' films episode at Symposium's Tigard location

'Portlandia' films episode at Symposium's Tigard location

Move over Portland, this week it was all about Tigardlandia. “Portlandia,” the...

Amended chicken ordinance approved but council wants to see more tweaks

Amended chicken ordinance approved but council wants to see more tweaks

Issues related to the number of birds, yard size will return to the council Oct. 20 (This...

Voters to determine whether they want Brookman Road property

Voters to determine whether they want Brookman Road property

Voters will get a chance to determine whether they’d like to annex almost 102 acres into...

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September 16, 2015

City bans early recreational pot sales

by Ray Pitz
The Sherwood City Council gives a thumbs down to buying marijuana at medical dispensaries The Sherwood City Council has placed a ban on the early sale of recreational marijuana at medical…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - State Sen. Richard Devlin of Tualatin says he will run for the Oregon secretary of state's position.
September 10, 2015

Devlin jumps into secretary of state race

by Peter Wong
State Sen. Richard Devlin of Tualatin made it official Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for Oregon secretary of state. Devlin’s candidacy was reported last week by the…
September 10, 2015

Washington County re-entry program set to get staffing boost

by Peter Wong
Washington County will soon expand services that help people adjust to life outside jail or prison. The Community Corrections Department will add two probation and parole officers, and some…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DOUG BURKHARDT - Here's what the Sherwood trestle looked Aug. 28 when the fire had been put out and the remainder of the structure torn down.  Photographer Doug Burkhardt was facing west from the chemical company side of the trestle.
September 09, 2015

Smoking likely caused train trestle fire, TVF&R says

by Geoff Pursinger
Four charged in trestle's burning, three of them children. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators say that reckless smoking was likely the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a decades…
COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY LAND USE & TRANSPORTATION - Here's what the new 124th Avenue extension project will look like.
September 09, 2015

Groundbreaking set for road connecting Tualatin-Sherwood Road…

by Ray Pitz
The 1.3-mile 124th Avenue extension will be a shortcut from Tualatin to Wilsonville A groundbreaking ceremony for one of Washington County’s newest thoroughfares, along with a major water…
Former-Mayor Bill Middleton
September 08, 2015

Ethics commission dismisses complaint filed by former mayor…

by Ray Pitz
The complaint, filed by former Mayor Bill Middleton, was dismissed Sept. 3 An Oregon Government Ethics Commission complaint filed by former Sherwood Mayor Bill Middleton against three former…
September 07, 2015

Classic movies series kicks off in October

by Ray Pitz
The Sherwood Center for the Arts will present its first Classic Film Series beginning Oct. 1 with “Singin’ in the Rain.” The series continues until June, set for every first Thursday of the…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - The council will decide in the coming weeks if it will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational pot on a temporary basis.
September 02, 2015

City to decide whether to allow early recreational pot use

by Ray Pitz
Joint work session between the City Council and Police Advisory Board was held Tuesday The Sherwood City Council will soon take up the question of whether to allow early sales of recreational…
COURTESY OF OREGON DEQ - Here's a look at the site in question. Some homes already exist on the property and property owners are anxious to make sure that their property deeds show there is no further action is needed once the contaminated soil is removed or 'capped.'
August 28, 2015

DEQ makes suggestions for contaminated soils cleanup

by Ray Pitz
Agency plans another meeting in the fall The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a variety of options to clean up a Sherwood site contaminated with animal hides that were discarded…
August 27, 2015

Heine asks court to order Bank of Oswego to pay his legal fees

by Gary M. Stein
Former Bank of Oswego President and CEO Dan Heine filed a federal complaint this week against the financial institution he founded, asking the U.S. District Court to order the bank to pay the…

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GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - The Sherwood Center for the Arts was named as
Sep 01, 2015

Sherwood ranked No. 6 by Money magazine

by Ray Pitz
If this sounds familiar, it's because the city had a No. 5 ranking in 2013 Sherwood has again made the list of top places to live in the United States. Money magazine recently named the city No.…
COURTESY OF OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY - Here's the area where the Ken Foster Farms site is located. The area is contaminated as the result of leather hides being buried in the area from 1962 to 1971.
Aug 25, 2015

DEQ to lay out plans to clean up contaminated Sherwood dumping…

by Ray Pitz
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will hold a meeting on Thursday on its proposed cleanup options for the contaminated Ken Foster Farm site in Sherwood. The meeting is set at 6:30…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Paul Allen, owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Seahawks who also plays in his own rock band, holds a new guitar just presented to him courtesy of a collaboration between several area high schools that all created it.
Aug 20, 2015

Sherwood High class helps create custom guitar, case for Paul…

by Barbara Sherman
Other area high schools are involved as well Paul Allen, the owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks who also plays in his own band, now has a special custom-made guitar to…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The 50th anniversary of Rich and Carol Heinichen of King City was recently celebrated.
Aug 20, 2015

Around Sherwood: Blood drive set, 50th anniversary marked, golf…

by Ray Pitz
Medications drive set for Sept. 26 Do you have unwanted medications around your home? Saturday, Sept. 26 is the day to properly dispose of them at the Sherwood Police Department, 20495 Borchers…
Aug 18, 2015

Police seek Catholic priest in hidden camera case

by Geoff Pursinger
Priest allegedly had receipt for camera found in Sherwood church toilet, police say. (CORRECTION: This corrects an earlier version of this story by replacing an incorrect fact printed online and…
COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION - Those planning to travel on Tualatin-Sherwood Road Friday at the train crossing near Oregon Street will be detoured. An alternative route includes 124th Avenue, Oregon Street and Langer Farms Parkway (all shown in green).
Aug 17, 2015

Tualatin-Sherwood Road shut down near Oregon Street Friday,…

by Gazette staff
Despite the destruction of the P&W trestle, work on railroad crossing Despite the burning of the Portland and Western Railroad train trestle just off Oregon Street last week, a planned closure…
Haggen plans to close dozens of stores across the country over the next 60 days, including its Tualatin location
Aug 17, 2015

Sherwood Haggen safe, but Tualatin supermarket will close

by Geoff Pursinger
Less than a year after opening new stores across the country, Haggen Food & Pharmacy announced it will be closing more than 25 stores, including some in Oregon. In a statement released Friday,…
Aug 15, 2015

Update: Motorcyclist killed on Upper Boones Ferry Road was…

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police have identified the motorcyclist killed after crashing into the base of a railroad crossing signal near Upper Boones Ferry Road on Friday afternoon. Police say Steven Lee Peters,…
COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Once ignited, the trestle in Sherwood quickly burned to the ground.
Aug 13, 2015

Investigators sift for clues to cause of railroad trestle fire

by Geoff Pursinger
Days after it began, smoke still rose from the smoldering remains of the Portland & Western Railroad train trestle in Sherwood, which caught fire the afternoon of Aug. 10 and burned through the…
TVF&R  - Sherwood Fire
Aug 12, 2015

A story in photos: Sherwood fire destroys train trestle

by Miles Vance
The Sherwood fire that has engulfed a train trestle and the fields surrounding it continued to burn on Tuesday. Below are photos taken by Sherwood Gazette editor Ray Pitz, as well as Tualatin…

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