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Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: KEN BILDERBACK - In October 2012, less than a month after eight children nearly drowned while wading in the inviting waters off Hagg Lakes Sain Creek Picnic Area, Ken Bilderback snapped photos of the huge dropoffs the children were unable to see before stumbling over them Sept. 15. Hidden beneath the lakes surface, the dropoffs were exposed after the water receded over the next few weeks.
August 29, 2014

In wake of drownings, where are the signs?

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
In the wake of what may be the most horrific tragedy ever to occur at Henry Hagg Lake, some people are wondering why county officials haven’t put warning signs at one of the most beautiful,…
BRETT ROBINSON
August 29, 2014

Second jail employee pleads not guilty in misconduct case

by Kendra Hogue
Washington County Jail technician Brett Lindsey Robinson pleaded not guilty to sexual misconduct with an inmate at her arraignment Friday morning, Aug. 29. An indictment released Friday outlined…
Photo Credit: PHOTO COURTESY: AMY CARLSON - A dark-gray 2010 Honda Accord shot through the back window has more than $100 in damage, scaring everyone in the Roaring River Campground.
August 28, 2014

Labor Day warning: Don't shoot near campgrounds

by Raymond Rendleman
Next year’s Roaring River Canoe Slalom, which has been taking place for the place for the past eight years along the Clackamas River, is in danger of being cancelled after a mysterious drive-by…
August 27, 2014

Family of 4 pulled dead from Hagg Lake

by Nancy Townsley and Jill Rehkopf Smith
Under sunny, summer skies, deserted park yields grim find Four members of a Hillsboro family, spanning three generations, appear to have drowned Monday in Henry Hagg Lake near Gaston. Jova…
August 27, 2014

Fund set up for Hagg Lake drowning victims' family

by Kathy Fuller
Donate at any Wells Fargo branch The Washington County Sheriff's Office said this afternoon that a memorial fund has been set up for the family of the Hagg Lake drowning victims. Those wishing…
August 27, 2014

Cash Mob switches to open Facebook status

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
New incarnation of Forest Grove group launches with local history tour A local-history tour last Thursday, Aug. 21, was the first “cash mob” of the new Forest Grove Cash Mob group, which…
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August 27, 2014

Five hopefuls eye open council seats

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Two incumbents run again, one steps down in Forest Grove As of press time Tuesday afternoon, four challengers had entered the race for a seat on the six-member Forest Grove City Council, where…
August 27, 2014

Cornelius PD begins new lineup under old cloud

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
The fresh start Cornelius police are hoping for Sept. 1 will be mixed with some old baggage Sept. 2. After training for two months to become Washington County Sheriff’s deputies, eight of the 12…
August 27, 2014

Accused jail employee faces trial in December

by Kendra Hogue
Jill Curry, the Washington County Jail employee accused of having sex with an inmate, stood quietly Monday morning during a short pretrial hearing in Washington County Circuit Court. The…
August 27, 2014

Creek trail to face new round of concerns

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
Meeting set tonight in Forest Grove Another group of worried property owners will attend tonight’s open house for the proposed Council Creek Regional Trail, a pedestrian/bicycle path that would…

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Aug 27, 2014

Police log

by Stephanie Haugen
Aug. 17 n A concerned caller contacted police about a white truck parked nearby with a box in the bed that said “Dynamite.” Officers found the truck parked in a driveway. The box was a generator…
Aug 27, 2014

Garcia going slowly with return to community

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
'Restorative justice' program could launch community service Since returning to Forest Grove, Cinthya Garcia (Cisneros) has checked in with Washington County probation officers but is mostly…
Aug 27, 2014

Gaston man's condition improves after crash

by Stephanie Haugen
Accident at intersection leaves other family members uninjured A 35-year-old Gaston man has been upgraded to serious condition from critical condition at Oregon Health & Science University after…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - The Through-Route Activated Warning Signs on Highway 47 are the first ever used in Oregon, according to Lou Torres, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation, and will help alert highway drivers to cross-traffic at Verboort/Purdin roads.
Aug 27, 2014

New flashers installed at deadly intersection

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
New signs and flashers have been installed along Highway 47 at its intersection with Northwest Verboort/Purdin roads north of Forest Grove. The recent move is yet another safety precaution…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO: ART HEERWAGEN - Classes in architectural and graphic design have been resurrected at Forest Grove High School this fall, and Chad Beatty is going to teach them.
Aug 27, 2014

Chad Beatty: coach, teacher, Renaissance man

by Art Heerwagen
Iowa wrestling star pins job teaching design at Forest Grove High On the sports side of things, Forest Grove High School Athletic Director Doug Thompson is ecstatic about having a world-class…
Aug 27, 2014

Board hires eight teachers

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The Forest Grove School Board approved the hirings of the following district employees at its Aug. 18 meeting: n Denise Chamberlain, full-time first grade teacher at Cornelius Elementary; n…
Aug 27, 2014

Historic cemeteries are in the spotlight

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Short films, with Bilderback interviews, air on TVCTV The fifth in a series of short, online documentaries on “Hidden Cemeteries of Washington County” became available Monday on Tualatin Valley…
Aug 27, 2014

Relay for Life mistakenly miscounts donation money

by Stephanie Haugen
Forest Grove Relay for Life volunteers are still working to collect more donations before the Aug. 31 deadline, but they’ve had to pause from their labors to address an accounting mistake.…
Aug 27, 2014

Lighting up the library

by Jill Rehkopf Smith
At last! Phase One begins for public-art project The long-awaited public art project at the Forest Grove City Library will launch Phase One over Labor Day weekend, as planned. World-renowned…
Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - Residents of the new Cascade Hall at Pacific University come and go on the main stairwell, in front of the bottom section of a four-story photo mural that inspired the residence halls name. Jim Flory, a photography professor at Pacific, shot the photo of one of the north-side waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park near Silverton, Oregon. The recently completed hall represents a move away from the newer pod-style arrangements at many universities and back to old-style, shared rooms that will encourage students to engage more in community experiences at the halls many recreational and study areas, as well as at the nearby University Center. An estimated 565 new undergraduates began classes at Pacifics Forest Grove campus Monday, bringing total enrollment there to more than 1,700.
Aug 27, 2014

New hall, waterfall, welcome all

by Jill Rehkopf Smith



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