Walmart awards $164,000 to local nonprofits

Walmart awards $164,000 to local nonprofits

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Tualatin wine company does it, because they 'can'

Tualatin wine company does it, because they 'can'

Tualatin-based Union Wine Company brought something new to the table in June — cans Things...

TV special focuses on Tigard family

TV special focuses on Tigard family

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Tigard High student remembered for heartfelt smile

Tigard High student remembered for heartfelt smile

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Woodard
August 18, 2014

Four vie for Tigard City Council positions

by Geoff Pursinger
Thing are heating up in this fall’s race for Tigard City Council. Four people are hoping to fill two open seats on the council currently filled by Marc Woodard and term-limited Gretchen Buehner.…
Firefighters will be on the streets this month collecting donations for MDA during the annual 'Fill the Boot' fundraiser. Firefighters will be at Bridgeport Village this Friday and Saturday.
August 15, 2014

Fill the Boot returns to Bridgeport

by Geoff Pursinger
Firefighters will be at Bridgeport Village on Friday and Saturday for the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews for…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A fire involving a forklift fuel tank and propane storage tank took TVF&R crews an hour to contain and put out. An investigator is looking into the cause and damages.
August 15, 2014

Fire at Oregon Sandblasting and Coating causes $23,000 in damages

by Caitlin Feldman
Investigation reveals static electricity discharge was likely cause A static electricity discharge is the likely culprit that sparked a fire early Friday morning at Oregon Sandblasting and…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - The Explore Downtown Tigard Street Fair returns to Main Street this Saturday.
August 14, 2014

Street Fair returns to Tigard Saturday

by Geoff Pursinger
Get ready for fun in the sun Saturday, with the return of the Explore Downtown Tigard Street Fair. The annual one-day festival is designed to get people downtown in order to highlight the many…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Last weeks STEM training and fair at Tualatin High School was one step toward a teaching approach that is more hands-on and student-centered.
August 14, 2014

An alternative approach to teaching

by Caitlin Feldman
Through STEM Initiative, teachers allow students to apply what they learn “But, when am I ever going to use this?” students constantly ask teachers when learning about concepts such as inertia…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Beat Goes On formed three years ago with the intention of giving forgotten musicians a chance to play again. This weekend, the local band will perform for the third consecutive year in the Multnomah Days Parade.
August 14, 2014

The Beat Goes On band plays from Portland to Shanghai

by Caitlin Feldman
Being 71 is no excuse not to feel like you’re 18 — at least that’s the way Patti Waitman-Ingebresten sees it when she twirls a baton. After more than six decades of perfecting the art, the…
August 14, 2014

Friend pleads guilty in fatal WaveRunner accident

by Geoff Pursinger
Nearly a year after his best friend was killed in a tragic WaveRunner accident, Michael Bailey made his first appearance in a Clackamas County court and pleaded guilty. Bailey, 39, admitted to…
Bates
August 14, 2014

Tigard man saves man from drowning

by Geoff Pursinger
Thomas Bates' quick action last weekend likely saved a man's life, after he rescued a drowning man outside of Tillamook. Bates, a custodian at Charles F. Tigard Elementary School, was…
Photo Credit: JAIME VALDEZ - Owner Tim Criswell shows off House of Reptiles' venemous reptile museum in 2012. The store was recently named the best reptile specialty retailer in the country by Pet Age magazine.
August 13, 2014

Tigard pet store named best in country

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard’s House of Reptiles pet store has been named one of the best pet stores in the country, according to Pet Age Magazine. The reptile and amphibian specialty store was named “reptile…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: LACEY JACOBY - Dan Eikanas (left) and Cass Morgenthaler (middle) work with the artist, Joseph Rastovich (right), to place the 'Lazy River' sculpture in Tualatin. The sculpture has 32 icons that depict the natural and cultural history of Tualatin.
August 13, 2014

Sculpting Tualatin's history through new art installation

by Caitlin Feldman
New public art takes its place in Tualatin Commons Park After months of work, sculptor Joseph Rastovich helped place his “Lazy River” sculpture in Tualatin last week. Standing 20 feet tall, the…

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Aug 13, 2014

Young girl taken to Doernbecher after head injury

by Geoff Pursinger
A young girl was taken to Doernbecher Children's Hospital on Monday after she was hit in the head with a large sun shade at Washington Square mall. According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue,…
Aug 12, 2014

TTSD School Board to approve new budget

by Geoff Pursinger
Additional Gain Share funds will be allocated to schools The Tigard-Tualatin School Board is looking at adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to this year’s budget. At its next board meeting…
Aug 11, 2014

No arrests in accidental shooting

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police say no charges will be filed after a 17-year-old girl was shot in the foot last week in her Tigard apartment. According to police, the girl, whose name was not released, was in her…
Aug 11, 2014

Times seeks nominees for Amazing Kid honor

by The Times
The Times is calling for community nominations of boys and girls ranging from elementary school kindergartner to a high school senior to be considered for the honor of representing Tigard,…
Tintera
Aug 08, 2014

DUII driver arrested after Scholls crash

by Geoff Pursinger
Homeowner fires handgun to stop suspected drunk driver Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested an alleged drunk driver after a homeowner with a handgun kept him from…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Emile Lemoine looks over at another contestant with his cousin, Gano, in the adult crawfish eating competition.
Aug 07, 2014

The festival that almost wasn't: After a change of hands, this…

by Caitlin Feldman
Mike Higgins stepped up to organize the Crawfish Festival and helped it see bigger crowds than ever When the crawfish come to Tualatin one weekend every summer, people from all around follow…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Larry Daw was placed in the National Educational Theater Association's Hall of Fame years after turning THS's theater department into one of the best in the nation.
Aug 07, 2014

Former THS drama teacher earns place in hall of fame

by Geoff Pursinger
Larry Daw was recognized by the National Educational Theater Association for his decades of dedicated service to Tigard's theater students A former Tigard High School teacher has been inducted…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - TVF&R closed Tigard's Burnham Street fire station in June for a remodel, and fire agency officials say they haven't seen an increase in response times.
Aug 07, 2014

Closed Tigard fire station hasn't posed problem, TVF&R says

by Geoff Pursinger
Remodel won't be finished until January 2015, but TVF&R officials say they are making due It’s been more than a month since firefighters moved out of Station 51 in downtown Tigard, but officials…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Several spots around Tualatin have Neighbors Nourishing Communities plots that are maintained by volunteers and nine low-income families. These plots are located at Tualatin Community Church.
Aug 07, 2014

Nonprofit organization Neighbors Nourishing Communities…

by Caitlin Feldman
Chad Darby spearheaded a community garden project to combat Tualatin's growing poverty In June 2013, Chad Darby was shocked by what he learned after reading two news articles, one in The Times…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: CAITLIN FELDMAN - 13-year-old Justin Nelson performs his monologue while coach Anneliese Chapman stands by. Nelson has participated in the Camera Acting 4 All camp for four years.
Aug 07, 2014

Young, local actors hone craft in acting camp

by Caitlin Feldman
Every summer, Suzi Smith and Anneliese Chapman help young actors improve talents and learn the industry's ins and outs As 15-year-old Maggie Beutler performed a monologue from “The Fault in Our…




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