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


WOODLAND HEIGHTS ASSISTED LIVING - Linda ElderImagine you are preparing dinner for 60 of your closest friends and relatives. Or imagine that they are staying for the weekend and you are fixing three meals a day, every day.

The obvious is that you have a daunting task of meal planning, food shopping and cooking ahead of you. Then you remember that your cousin Sally and her daughters are severely allergic to seafood, Uncle Albert can’t eat anything that has to be chewed much and Grandpa Rogers has high blood pressure and can’t have salt. Your best friend, Kathy is dieting and great aunt Ellen has been losing weight and says food just doesn’t have much taste anymore. Your neighbor George has severe arthritis in his hands and can’t cut meat and firm vegetables.

This is the challenge of the kitchen staff in assisted living every day.

At 5 a.m., the Woodland Heights chefs begin. They review the doctor-ordered diet of every resident, watching for notices of changes given to them by the nurses. We have a policy of cooking without any added salt in consideration of the many seniors with heart or high blood pressure concerns.

Herbs and spices are used to maintain appealing flavor.

Daily, the chefs visit with our residents during meals to get feedback toward their goal of providing homemade, nutritious, appetizing meals that meet the ever-changing requests and needs of each of our residents.

Woodland Heights Assisted Living Residence

9355 SW McDonald St., Tigard 97224

503-684-9696

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Brought to you by Norm Matheis of Specialty Heating & Cooling - Heating and Cooling INSDIER -


SPECIALTY HEATING & COOLING - Norm MatheisAre you roasting in your non- airconditioned house in an effort to “save money”? Dragging fans from room to room to prevent total body meltdown?

Good news! Home heating and cooling systems can be financed for an affordable monthly payment. And often, with the return-on-investment factored in, such a system will pay for itself.

Typical heating and cooling system replacements can vary in price depending on the specifics of your home, your comfort needs and efficiency ratings of the equipment.

At Specialty Heating & Cooling, we want to make this investment as easy as possible for you. We have many resources available to you for easy HVAC financing; whether you prefer the lowest monthly payment or our zero-percent-interest programs.

We partner with the most competitive financial institutions in order to offer some of the following financing options:

Zero-percent-interest options for 12, 18 or 60 months - Offers minimum monthly payments with low interest during zero-interest time frame. Great financing solution to save on interest; low payments available.

Fixed-rate programs with low monthly payment — Offers low monthly payment based on a fixed rate with a longer term of 12 years. This is our lowest payment program available.

No payments and no interest for 6 or 12 months – Buy now and pay later, no payments or interest till 2017.

Energy savings on your monthly utility bills from higher-efficiency equipment will often make your net monthly payment even less.

Our sales professionals have all the right tools to help inform and educate you for realistic energy savings and estimated net monthly payments.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

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BEEBE CHIROPRACTIC - Dr. Daniel Beebe“At this clinic, we measure – we don’t guess,” says Dr. Daniel Beebe, of Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Tigard.

Prior to treatment, for example, patients receive a thermal scan and an electrical scan (also called surface EMG) to see if muscles are pulling and which way they’re going, says Beebe. “The scans can tell us how to proceed with treatment. Later, we can rescan to see if you’re improving and if not, make adjustments to the treatment.”

Though the equipment for the scans is available to any practitioner, “it’s expensive and it takes experience to use it,” says Beebe.

Beebe also does a complete blood-chemistry panel.

“Here in the Northwest, we see a lot of low Vitamin D, anemia, liver problems and heart problems,” says Beebe. “It’s just a real good screen for general body conditions.”

“Patients may come in and say ‘I’m really fatigued all the time.’ We’ve even seen cases where they were bleeding internally, but just didn’t know. Others will come in with an autoimmune condition, such as Hashimoto’s Disease.”

“I test for gluten and other sensitivities. With people who have gluten sensitivities, it can affect a woman’s thyroid — which is a surprise to many.”

Women with gluten sensitivities suffer thyroid problems as a ratio of 23 to 1 compared to men.

Beebe Chiropractic & Wellness Center

13500 SW 72nd Ave.

Tigard, OR 97223

503-620-1280

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


Q FAMILY DENTAL - Dr. Quenton GebeauAt Q Family Dental, we often have patients who ask us why a taste of ice cream or a sip of coffee becomes a painful experience, or why brushing or flossing makes them wince or cringe. The answer, usually, is sensitive teeth.

 

Tooth sensitivity typically occurs when the underlying dentin layer of the tooth, which surrounds the tooth’s nerve, becomes exposed.

 

Permanent hypersensitivity, however, may require treatment. The first step is to determine the cause, which may include one or more of the following:

 

Tooth decay (cavities)

Exposed dentin, especially near the gum line

Cracked or fractured teeth

Fillings that are worn

Gum (periodontal) disease, or gum recession

Worn tooth enamel

Brushing too hard

Consuming acidic foods

 

The good news is, sensitive teeth can be treated after the cause is determined. Treatments may include:

 

Desensitizing toothpaste, which contains ingredients that seal off the microtubules inside the exposed dentin to help reduce tooth sensitivity.

Fluoride gel, which strengthens compromised tooth enamel, helps prevent tooth decay, and decreases hypersensitivity of the teeth.

A crown, filling, inlay or onlay, which is used to treat tooth decay and often prevents sensitivity

A surgical gum graft. If some gum tissue has been lost from the root (recession), this procedure will help cover the root and normally reduces sensitivity.  A graft typically helps prevent further recession.

A root canal, which involves removing infected pulp tissue from inside the root of a tooth and replacing it with a biocompatible, root filling material.  This is normally followed with a crown.

 

Make an appointment with Dr. Q today to determine treatment options and to eliminate pain and discomfort.

 

Q Family Dental

9370 SW Greenburg Rd., Tigard OR 97223

971-202-7244

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


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonNew printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printer’s associated cost-per page (CPP).

New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.

If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.

New model printers use “new to the world” cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series’ OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.

Furthermore, most printers ship with an “Introductory”, “Set Up” or “Starter” cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s)’ stated “page rating”, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.

How do we approach customers’ printer purchases? Know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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


COMFORCARE - Marissa PhillipsAccording to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 percent of seniors over age 65 have diabetes, diagnosed or undiagnosed.

If you or your loved one needs assistance in managing diabetes, ComForCare can help.

With appropriate care and medication management, complications of diabetes can be prevented.

Under the direction of our Registered Nurse and along with your doctor, our caregivers can assist with nutrition and monitoring, which can help keep blood sugar levels consistent and prevent dangerous spikes. If desired, caregivers can help set up daily exercise routines to provide motivation for healthier living.

Our caregivers have specialized training managing chronic conditions such as diabetes. We can help coordinate doctor’s appointments, transport you to and from appointments, and help you carry out doctor-recommended activities.

Caregivers can set up regular schedules to coordinate eating and insulin administration to keep you healthy and balanced. If blood sugar levels ever become a concern, caregivers understand how to take immediate action and can contact medical services to assist.

Depending on the type and severity of diabetes, there are different diabetes management aids that may be prescribed by doctors. These may include insulin/glucose pumps, insulin pens or other devices. Our trained caregivers can help you get used to using the devices for blood sugar control and monitoring.

Nutrition is the cornerstone of proper diabetes management. Caregivers can help with meal planning and preparation so that meals are both healthy and enjoyable. We will make sure that your diet is well-balanced and low in sugar and carbohydrates to avoid blood-sugar fluctuations.

ComForCare Home Care

10580 SW McDonald St., Ste. 202

Tigard OR 97224

971-801-7606

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


PACIFIC MEDICAL GROUP  - Schedule an appointment today.Did you know that women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men?

“There is a silent health crisis in America. It’s the fact that, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women,” said Dr. David Gremillion of Men’s Health Network, the non-profit that sponsors Men’s Health Month each June.

Though many prefer to “tough it out” when they feel unwell, men owe it to themselves and their families to get regular medical checkups and screenings and to follow through with doctors’ recommendations.

Men are more at risk than women to suffer from heart disease, cancer, injuries, stroke, depression, hearing loss and other afflictions. More than 30,000 men die of prostate cancer each year.

“Just like taking the car in for an oil change or for the 25,000-mile checkup, men also need to take themselves to the doctor’s office to make sure everything is running smoothly,” Gremillion added. “That’s why Men’s Health Network created this campaign – to help men keep track of how often to check their blood pressure, get a tetanus booster and check their testosterone levels.”

Here’s a guide that outlines how often to get checkups: www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/getitcheckedpostermen.pdf

Pacific Medical Group’s five clinics have each been recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the NCQA and the State of Oregon, which means they offer enhanced, coordinated medical care for their patients.

Call now to schedule an appointment.

Pacific Medical Group

13200 SW Pacific Hwy

Tigard, OR. 97223

(503) 598-2000

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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


CRESCENT GROVE CEMETERY & MAUSOLEUM - Nancy FeltonAt Crescent Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, we are always available to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Here are some common concerns:

Q. How much notice do you require for a burial?   

A. Generally 3-4 days, depending on the family's specific or culture needs, but a minimum of 48 hours.

Q. What choices are there to honor our loved ones who choose cremation?

A. We allow cremated remains to be buried in a traditional casket grave, urn garden, inurned into a niche/columbarium which may or may not be in a mausoleum, or our scatter gardens.

Q. We are a couple. One of us wants to be cremated and the other casket burial. Is there any way we can be together in death, as we were in life?

A. Yes, you would need one grave or mausoleum space.  If the person who prefers cremation passes away first, we would place the cremated remains under where the headstone will be, so in the future when we open the grave for the casket burial, we will not disturb the cremated remains. Should it be reversed, we would place the cremated remains on top of the outer burial container for the casket.

Q. When would a headstone be installed?

A. Headstones are purchased when the family is ready to do so. Most order right away, but some families wait weeks, months, sometimes years. 

Q. Who installs the monument?

A. Cemetery staff or the granite company install the monuments, depending on size.

Crescent Grove Cemetery & Mausoleum

9925 SW Greenburg Rd.

Tigard, OR  97223

(503) 639-5347

www.crescentgrovecemetery.com/

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


ACCOUNTAX OF OREGON - Annette SaarinenSo you're halfway through the tax year for 2016. Yes, really!

While your 2015 taxes were due just a few months ago, it’s time to take a look at how this year is shaping up for your business or personal taxes.

At AccounTax, we call this a “mid-year review,” which helps take the stress out of next year’s returns — and a lot more.

Review what’s happened and make corrections — Two quarterly tax payments have come and gone. Mid-year is a good time to see what you’ve paid in estimated taxes and balance projections, using actual numbers. The next quarterly estimate is due Sept. 15.

Track where your money is going – daily. More than a monthly reconciliation, knowing where your money is every day means your business or household can be nimble enough to make corrections within the next six months. To accomplish that, you’ll need an accounting program or detailed spreadsheet, you can see where money is flowing both in and out.

Review capital expenses and plan for deductions — Section 179 is a portion of the tax code that allows business owners to deduct the full expenses of a capital purchase immediately, rather than depreciating the cost over a period of time. To take advantage of this tax opportunity, business owners must understand the tax differences between taking the deduction versus offsetting it into future years. Performing a financial review in July allows your business six months to plan for capital expenditures and strategic purchases.

Accountax of Oregon

8050 SW Pffafle St., Suite 110

Tigard, OR 97223

503-619-1040

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


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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Brought to you by Askol Saieedi, Prestige Senior Living Riverwood - Retirement Living INSIDER -


PRESTIGE SENIOR LIVING - RIVERWOOD - Askol SaieediOlder couples sometimes find that running a household, taking care of themselves and each other has become too much of a burden.

Prestige Care communities offer options for couples, even when level-of-care requirements differ.

Couples can choose studio or one-bedroom apartments. All have kitchenettes with compact-sized refrigerator/freezers and microwaves. All meals are served in the dining room, unless a resident is unwell or requests to have room trays delivered to them as part of their service plan.

For each resident, regardless of marital status or cohabitation, a level-of-care assessment is done. A comprehensive service plan is tailored to each, with all activities of daily living considered — including dressing, bathing, grooming, elimination, mobility, reminders and medication management.

Care needs are assessed and a service plan is developed for each of our residents. Certain services cannot be supported in Assisted Living and require Skilled Nursing or Alzheimer’s care. When in search of a community to live in, make sure to ask for details about next-level care.

We invite you to visit our community for a free tour. Call today to reserve a time!

Prestige Senior Living - Riverwood

18321 SW Pacific Highway

Tualatin, OR 97062

503-716-4971

www.prestigecare.com/assisted.php?id=104

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


SPECIALTY HEATING - Norm MatheisHave an older home-cooling system? Energy.gov suggests looking for the following warning signs to determine whether your system needs maintenance, repair or replacement:

Refrigerant leaks — If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. Simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. The performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer's specification.

Inadequate maintenance — When filters and air conditioning coils become dirty, the air conditioner will not work properly, and the compressor or fans are likely to fail prematurely.

Electric control failure — The compressor and fan controls can wear out, especially when the air conditioner turns on and off frequently, as is common when a system is oversized. Because corrosion of wire and terminals is also a problem in many systems, electrical connections and contacts should be checked during a professional service call.

Sensor problems — Room air conditioners feature a thermostat sensor, located behind the control panel, which measures the temperature of air coming into the evaporative coil. If the sensor is knocked out of position, the air conditioner could cycle constantly or behave erratically.

Drainage problems — When it's humid outside, check the condensate drain to make sure it isn't clogged and is draining properly. Room air conditioners may not drain properly if not mounted level.

Specialty Heating & Cooling

7500 SW Tech Center Drive, Suite 130, Tigard, OR 97223

(503) 946-6396

www.specialtyheating.com/

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FILE PHOTO - The deposit Oregonians will receive from returning used bottles and cans is going up to 10 cents per container starting in April, 2017 the OLCC announced this week.
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Jul 18, 2016

Tualatin Post Office could close, relocate

by The Times
USPS proposes consolidating Tualatin retail operations into Teton Avenue facility. The U.S. Postal Service is looking at closing the Tualatin Post Office and relocating operations to a smaller…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: RAY PITZ - Dozens of floats passed through downtown Sherwood Saturday morning as part of the annual Robin Hood Festival.
Jul 18, 2016

Robin Hood Festival combines modern with medieval

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood’s 63rd Annual Robin Hood Festival came off without a hitch Saturday as medieval met modern times, celebrating an event that includes a parade, archery, swordfighting and food. The event…
COURTESY PHOTO BY JESSIE KIRK - Aubrey and Angela Webber comprise the self-described 'nerd' duo the Doubleclicks, who are making a stop in Tualatin this weekend on a 30-city tour.
Jul 18, 2016

Nerd-folk duo performing in Tualatin on nationwide tour

by Mark Miller
The Doubleclicks, including a former Times reporter, to play free, all-ages show. Self-described “nerdy-feminist” folk musicians Angela and Aubrey Webber, sisters who perform together as the…
Sleep Train Foster Kids
Jul 18, 2016

Sleep Train collects school supplies for foster kids

by The Times
Local Sleep Train locations are collecting donated school supplies to help children in foster care be prepared to return to class this September. Participating stores include Washington County…
COURTESY OF TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT - A video surveillance camera caught this man, who police believed took a Rolex watch without paying for it.
Jul 16, 2016

Man steals Rolex watch from Washington Square Mall jeweler

by Ray Pitz
Tigard Police are investigating the theft of a Rolex watch from a Washington Square Mall jewelry store on Friday afternoon. Police say the man entered Ben Bridge Jewelers at approximately 4:50…
TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - Five water and health experts discussed issues around lead in drinking water during a community forum on July 14. Tualatin Valley Water District's supply has very safe levels of lead, but the heavy metal can leach into water from plumbing inside homes and buildings, officials said.
Jul 15, 2016

TVWD: Lead not coming from water source

by Eric Apalategui
The toxin usually gets into water from home and building pipes; precautions can help reduce exposure The Tualatin Valley Water District’s water contains little to no lead on its way to your…
PHOTO COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters and a hazmat team were dispatched to Bridgeport Village Thursday evening after an employee at a laser eye surgery clinic was reportedly exposed to harmful gases.
Jul 15, 2016

TVF&R: One injured in toxic exposure at eye surgery clinic

by The Times
Hazmat teams respond, patient hospitalized with 'non-life-threatening injuries.' An employee at a laser eye surgery clinic at Bridgeport Village was hospitalized Thursday after being exposed to…
TIMES PHOTO/ RAY PITZ - Mark Jockers of Clean Water Servies holds a high purity water jug containing water that came out of the back of the Forest Grove Wastewater treatment facilty then went through a four-step process that included ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, disinfection/advanced oxidation and meeting all drinking standards. Its the same water that many homebrewers have turned into beer the last couple of years, producing six packs bearing the label of the individual brewer.
Jul 14, 2016

Waste not, want not

by Ray Pitz
Highly purified sewer water will be released again to brewers on Friday. Let’s be honest — drinking beer made from water that at one time contained sewage might not seem like the most savory…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The Tigard-Tualatin School District board voted on Monday to officially place a school bond measure on the November ballot; the result of that vote will undoubtedly influence the lives of future Tigard High School graduates like these.
Jul 14, 2016

TTSD OKs school bond for November ballot

by Ravleen Kaur
Bond that will go in front of voters proposes new elementary school, safety improvements. The fate of a major school bond measure is now in the hands of voters. After months of consideration,…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jerry Todd, general manager of Jo's Bar & Grill, and Brooke Auvil, a bartender at the bar, hold a brisket just out of the oven. Jo's will be participating, along with other barbecue restaurants, in a promotion for local nonprofits this summer.
Jul 14, 2016

Tualatin Chamber group invites BBQ-lovers to dine out for a cause

by Mark Miller
Jo's Bar & Grill collecting money for VFW Auxiliary next Monday. The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce has been cooking something up, and it's just about ready to serve. The Chamber has launched a…
Jul 13, 2016

Authorities warn people to stay safe while playing 'Pokémon Go'

by Geoff Pursinger
As smartphone app takes nation by storm, crimes and other unusual incidents crop up. It seems there are two types of people in the Portland area this week: Those who are playing “Pokémon Go,”…
PMG FILE PHOTO - Marijuana is sold at The Flowershop, a dispensary in Warren.
Jul 13, 2016

Tigard, Tualatin to consider taxing marijuana sales

by Mark Miller
State law allows cities, counties to tax 3 percent on top of base rate of 17 percent. Like many municipalities in Oregon, Tigard and Tualatin jumped out ahead of the 2014 vote in which…
Jul 13, 2016

Tualatin man dies in early-morning motorcycle crash

by The Times
A Tualatin man died in a motorcycle crash early Wednesday morning in Durham, Tualatin police said. Omar Ramirez-Lopez, 33, of Tualatin, was found dead at the scene by emergency responders…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Tigard Mayor John L. Cook drives through a ceremonial ribbon in a city-owned vehicle in 2013.
Jul 12, 2016

Tigard City Council looking at fuel tax increase

by Mark Miller
Five-cent increase proposed to raise $1M for transportation projects. Voters in Tigard this fall will likely be asked to approve an increase to the city's tax on motor vehicle fuel sales. The…
COURTESY PHOTO - This photo of a wayward tortoise was shared on social media accounts by Tualatin police spokeswoman Jennifer Massey, minutes before the lost animal was claimed by its owner.
Jul 12, 2016

Tortoise makes a getaway in Tualatin

by Mark Miller
Reptile reunited with owner after social media posts. It's not a creature renowned for its speed, but a tortoise managed to get loose in a Tualatin neighborhood Tuesday afternoon before being…
COURTESY PHOTO - Paul Morrison, who plans to run for Tualatin City Council, in a photograph from his campaign website.
Jul 11, 2016

Filing not yet open, but Tualatin's council races taking shape

by Mark Miller
Incumbents Davis, Truax plan to run, as does budget committee member Paul Morrison. The city recorder's office will not accept filings for prospective Tualatin City Council candidates until July…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - Tualatin will not see a city hall, like this envisioned two-story building at the Tualatin Commons favored by Councilor Joelle Davis, constructed with funding approved by voters this fall. The City Council voted against placing a bond measure on this year's general election ballot, citing lack of public support.
Jul 11, 2016

No city hall bond measure for Tualatin this fall

by Mark Miller
Council votes against referring tax levy to voters, 5-2. A divided Tualatin City Council voted against referring a bond measure to the November ballot that would have paid for construction of a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - This map from the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation shows where construction will take place on Fischer Road just off Highway 99W.
Jul 11, 2016

Construction coming to Fischer Road in August

by The Times
The project will include new sidewalks, bike lanes and more Construction on Fischer Road, between Southwest 131st Avenue and Highway 99W, is expected to begin on Aug. 1. Between 8:30 a.m. and 4…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jeneane Dunmyer meets new Tualatin Police Chief Bill Steele during a public meet-and-greet at the Juanita Pohl Center.
Jul 11, 2016

City staff, members of public welcome Tualatin's new police chief

by Mark Miller
Bill Steele: 'Everything we do ... is going to be based on how we treat people.' Bill Steele started work as Tualatin's police chief on July 5, and just six days into his new job, he was already…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Sherwood Mayor Krisanna Clark is expected to make a motion Tuesday night to rename a portion of Southwest Columbia Boulevard after Odge Gribble, shown here in the mid-2000s trying to save the Old Schoolhouse, which was razed by the city in December 2007 because of seismic concerns.
Jul 08, 2016

Plans afoot to rename street for longtime Sherwood resident Odge…

by Ray Pitz
A city street could soon be renamed in honor of one of Sherwood’s long-time residents and volunteers. During the Sherwood City Council meeting planned for Tuesday, Mayor Krisanna Clark said she…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The city is seeking a firm to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate possible management options for the Sherwood Family YMCA. Proposals are due by July 1.
Jul 08, 2016

Sherwood seeks firm for YMCA feasibility study

by Ray Pitz
The city of Sherwood is looking for a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate possible management options for the Sherwood Family YMCA. Sherwood has sent out a request for…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Beekeeper Ron Stark who runs T Bee S, a bee pollination company in Sherwood, holds a frame from his beehive located at Rowell Brothers Berry Farm in Scholls. Photo by Jaime Valdez
Jul 07, 2016

Ron Stark's enthusiasm for honey, bees is contagious

by Ray Pitz
This story has been updated from its original version. When Ron Stark talks enthusiastically about bees, it’s not just because the Sherwood-area beekeeper and honey producer knows a thing or two…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - The number of homeless students in the Tigard-Tualatin School District using special transit services has been on the rise.
Jul 07, 2016

Tigard-Tualatin School District homeless students face transit…

by Ravleen Kaur
District working to increase transportation resources More and more students in the Tigard-Tualatin School District are becoming homeless. They’re staying in shelters, living in motels, sleeping…
PHOTO COURTESY OF TUALATIN VALLEY FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters work to knock down a residential fire near the junction of Southwest Hedges and 103rd courts in Tualatin on Thursday.
Jul 07, 2016

Four displaced by Tualatin house fire

by The Times
Home burns near Ibach Park Thursday morning before TVF&R crews extinguish flames. A fire Thursday morning near Ibach Park in Tualatin left a home “heavily damaged” and displaced its occupants,…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Myles Thomas, Randy Kusiak (Sylvester), Robert Gervasi (Big Man), Henderson Bullard (HB) and Jim Zwit, all members of the 101st Airborne Divisions Delta Raiders, gather at the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. in April.
Jul 07, 2016

Tigard's Art DeRosia adds another chapter to Vietnam war story

by The Times
While honoring a lost friend, he connects with others who knew the deceased Longtime Tigard resident Art DeRosia is used to moving around. As he looks ahead to his 50th high school reunion in…