School board considers bond measure for November election

School board considers bond measure for November election

Facing growing enrollment and schools reaching capacity, board discusses its options One option...

Sherwood council approves first 'targeted' picketing ordinance ban in state

Sherwood council approves first 'targeted' picketing ordinance ban in state

The measure was in response to continual protests from an animal rights group In the first...

Negotiations with coffee shop/café in arts center fall through

Negotiations with coffee shop/café in arts center fall through

The city of Sherwood is once again searching for a retailer (or retailers) to fill up to 3,100...

Sherwood fifth-grader beats cancer and thrives

Sherwood fifth-grader beats cancer and thrives

The Budesiliches of Sherwood are thankful these days for two healthy children in their family....

Sherwood, Tigard/Tualatin outperform state with graduation numbers

Sherwood, Tigard/Tualatin outperform state with graduation numbers

Tigard-area schools continue to graduate more students than most others in the state, according...

Council won't raise solid waste rates

Council won't raise solid waste rates

On Jan. 19, the council turned down a request by Pride Disposal to increase its rates by just...

Sherwood named fourth smartest city in state

Sherwood named fourth smartest city in state

Calling all you brainiacs! Sherwood has been named the fourth smartest city in Oregon, according...

Sherwood takes a hard look at cutting water rates

Sherwood takes a hard look at cutting water rates

The city and its mayor are looking into whether there’s a way to reduce the impact of a...


Sherwood's Latest News

Seaside police Sgt. Jason Goodding
March 01, 2016

Police officer, Sherwood High graduate, killed in Seaside shooting

by Pamplin Media Group
Jason M. Goodding, 39, fatally shot in attempt to arrest suspect. A Seaside, Ore., police sergeant who grew up in Sherwood was shot and killed Friday night, Feb. 5, during an effort to apprehend a suspect with an outstanding felony arrest warrant.…
FILE PHOTO - Residents can weigh in on a Sherwood Police Department survey, which will be part of staffing/operations study expected to be released in March.
March 01, 2016

Residents have until Friday to weigh in on police staffing/operations survey

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood residents have until Friday to complete an online community survey related to the Sherwood Police Department. The survey is part of a comprehensive look into police operations and staffing conducted by Matrix Consulting Group. “The more…
Bill Middleton
March 01, 2016

May vote planned for measure allowing residents to approve most future taxes

by Ray Pitz
Former Mayor Bill Middleton collects enough valid signatures to move the issue forward It looks like Sherwood voters will have the final say on a controversial ballot measure that will force a public vote on new taxes raised in the city.  On…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - The city is looking at possibly purchasing  two tax lots on Oregon Street, just east of this private property recently cleared by a developer for future sale.
February 03, 2016

City eyes two parcels of former tannery property

by Ray Pitz
The city of Sherwood is considering a plan to purchase two pieces of former Frontier Leather Company property on Oregon Street. The land would be developed into business space or house a new city facility. Under consideration by the city are…
Sherwood Gazette INSIDERS
February 03, 2016

Introducing the Sherwood Gazette's INSIDERS

by Pamplin Media Group
Get advice and tips from local business experts - Need advice on banking? Buying a home? The importance of flossing your teeth? How to help your pet lose weight? Or how to exercise with free-weights? These are just a few of the many possible topics…
February 02, 2016

Man stabbed in store parking lot

by Ray Pitz
A 31-year-old Sherwood man was stabbed in the abdomen Monday night in the parking area of the Kohl’s department store, 16685 S.W. 12th St. Sherwood police were called to the parking lot at approximately 10:40 p.m. where they found the man bleeding.…
February 04, 2016

Sherwood Police investigate stabbing outside Dollar Tree

by Geoff Pursinger
Sherwood Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in a parking lot late last week. Sherwood Police were called to the parking lot of Dollar Tree, 16220 S.W. Langer Drive, next to Safari Sams at about 10:47 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, to…
Bill Middleton
February 01, 2016

Measure allowing voters say on future taxes headed to ballot

by Ray Pitz
Former mayor collects enough signatures to get the measure on the May ballot Sherwood voters will have the final say on a controversial ballot measure that would force a public vote on any new taxes raised in the city. Sherwood’s former mayor, Bill…
Sidewalk and bicycle lanes will be installed along Rischer Road between 131st Avenue and Pacific Highway this summer.
February 01, 2016

Fischer Road open house planned for late January

by Geoff Pursinger
Improvements are coming to Southwest Fischer Road, and Washington County transportation officials don’t want to leave you out in the cold. An open house for the pending construction is planned for 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the King City Clubhouse,…
February 01, 2016

Father/daughter dance set for Feb. 6

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood Old Town Rotary will host what the organization expects to be an annual event — the Princess Promenade, a father-daughter princess-themed dance. The event is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Sherwood Center for the Performing…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - ArtiZan Salon and Koba Grill are the two new businesses that will soon open in Gramor Development's Parkway Village at Sherwood.
January 29, 2016

Around Sherwood: Korean grill, hair salon, Baja Fresh to open soon

by Ray Pitz
Korean grill, full-service salon set to open in Gramor complex Koba Grill, a Korean-style restaurant, and ArtiZan Salon, a full-service salon, both have plans to open in Parkway Village at Sherwood in early February. Koba Grill serves healthy Korean…
NO NEW ANIMAL LAB - Here are members of  No New Animal Lab along Sunset Boulevard protested near the home of a Sherwood resident who works for Skanska USA, the firm building an animal research facility in Washington. However, the resident involved, Tim Baugus, has no direct conection to the construction of the Skanska building.
January 29, 2016

Sherwood moves to ban targeted residential protesting, outlaw bullhorn use

by Ray Pitz
Move comes after complaints regarding animal rights protesters This corrects an earlier version of this story. The Sherwood City Council will be looking at two ordinances Tuesday evening designed to clean up language related to the city’s noise…
January 26, 2016

Dog, cat perish in late-morning farmhouse fire

by Ray Pitz
Fire was on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood A dog and a cat perished in a late-morning fire on Cappoen Road in rural Sherwood on Tuesday. Firefighters from Washington County Fire District No. 2 at Midway responded to a 10:29 a.m. call that a…
January 26, 2016

Update: Tigard Police release names in deadly Roy Rogers crash

by Geoff Pursinger
Tigard Police have released new details into a deadly crash that killed a Beaverton woman driving along Southwest Roy Rogers Road on Saturday. According to Tigard Police, Marilyn Backstrand, 50, of Beaverton was driving along the road at about 8:30…
January 23, 2016

Woman killed in head-on collision on Roy Rogers Road

by Eric Apalategui
Injured male driver had drifted into oncoming lane, police say Update: On Tuesday, Tigard Police released the names of the drivers involved in the crash. A head-on collision Saturday morning on Southwest Roy Rogers Road killed a woman and injured…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Breitling Jet Team, based in France, is the headliner for the 2016 International Air Show in Hillsboro this summer. Show officials pushed back the dates for this summer's show after the jet team announced they wouldn't be able to attend do to a scheduling conflict.
January 22, 2016

Air show officials announce date change for summer show to Aug. 5-7

by Pamplin Media Group
Oregon International Air Show will run two weeks later than originally scheduled. Organizers of the Oregon International Air Show have changed the dates for this year's show to Aug. 5 to 7. The date change was announced on Friday, Jan. 22. Officials…
January 19, 2016

Sherwood Municipal Court offers ticket amnesty

by No author
Amount owed will be cut in half for some offenses Have an overdue traffic ticket? Sherwood Municipal Court, which is partnering with Newberg Municipal Court, is offering a one-time amnesty program that will cut the price of that ticket in half if…
CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Washington County Sheriff's deputies used a Tigard K9 to track down and arrest the driver of this 2009 Acura that crashed into a tree near Sherwood.
January 11, 2016

K9 tracks down Sherwood DUII suspect

by Jim Redden
Washington County Sheriff’s deputies used a Tigard police K9 to track down and arrest a suspected drunk driver who fled a crash near Sherwood late Saturday. Sherwood resident Daniel Horton, 54, was charged with DUII and reckless driving and lodged…
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - A map shows, in orange, the planned extension of Southwest 124th Avenue, construction of Basalt Creek Parkway, and expansion of Tonquin and Grahams Ferry Roads, and in magenta, the planned extension of Basalt Creek Parkway. Construction work is expected to take place over the course of the next several years.
January 11, 2016

Road project in between Tualatin, Sherwood, Wilsonville to get underway

by Mark Miller
Construction set to begin in April on S.W. 124th Avenue extension. A project to extend and expand the road network in the relatively undeveloped area southwest of Tualatin is set for more than two and a half years of construction starting this…
COURTESY OF SKEDCO - The Sherwood Police Foundation recently donated two Active Shooter Medical Bags to the Sherwood Police Department. The bags contain emergency medical supplies in the case of an emergency involving a violent situation.
February 01, 2016

Sherwood police receive 'active shooter' bags from foundation

by Ray Pitz
The Sherwood Police Foundation recently donated two Active Shooter Medical Bags to the Sherwood Police Department. On Jan. 5, Laurie Zwingli, chairwoman of the Sherwood Police Advisory Board, presented the department with the two large canvas bags,…
COURTESY OF CITY OF SHERWOOD/SHEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT - Protesters picket along Southwest Sunset Boulevard in Sherwood on Dec. 6. Residents say the 11 p.m. event, which included protestors shouting into bullhorns, constitutes harassment.
January 06, 2016

Residents frustrated over loud, continuing protests in neighborhood

by Ray Pitz
Residents want police to curtail loud protests by animal rights picketers Residents frustrated by animal rights protestors showing up at all hours of the night and picketing in front of the home of a Sherwood man packed into Sherwood City Council on…
FILE PHOTO - The Sherwood City Council will determine Tuesday night whether to send an ordinance banning both recreational and medical marijuana sales in the city to voters.
January 04, 2016

Council to mull sending pot ban to voters

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood City Council will also decide whether to let voters decide on 3-percent marijuana tax The Sherwood City Council will determine Tuesday night whether to send an ordinance banning both recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries in the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Local teens out a holiday pranking mission nabbed a Yoda decoration. Sherwood police later found the item, returning it to a grateful owner.
February 01, 2016

Yoda recovered from pranking teens

by Ray Pitz
Shortly after the release of the new "Star Wars" film in December, Sherwood police discovered a Yoda Christmas ornament had been swiped from a resident's yard. The wire and fabric decoration was recovered a short time later, the victim of pranking…
The Sherwood City Council has banned the sale of recreational marijuana inside the city along with its production. Now voters will decide if they will support the ban.
February 01, 2016

Council approves ordinance banning recreational marijuana, sends issue to voters

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood voters will determine in November whether they want rec pot sales and production Sherwood residents hoping to buy legal marijuana in their town may have to find someplace else to buy their bud. The Sherwood City Council approved an…
January 01, 2016

Three cottonwood trees slated for removal in Old Town

by Ray Pitz
Three cottonwood trees on the property where Symposium Coffee sits are slated for removal in the upcoming weeks due to the fact they will likely split when they are larger and decay at the base. Also, one of the trees, located on the northwest…

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GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - Schmizza Public House of Sherwood owner Mark Satterwhite, stands in front of the door of a 1939 International pickup (complete with the original patina) with the Schmizza Public House logo painted on it. He found the door in Denver.
Dec 28, 2015

Schmizza Public House opens in Sherwood

by Ray Pitz
Add Schmizza Public House to the newest lists of restaurants having recently opened in Sherwood. The pizza chain opened its family-oriented business in the former Godfather’s Pizza at 15982 S.W.…
WIKICOMMONS/ DAVID MARTIN - Local Scouts will be recycling Christmas trees beginning this Saturday.
Dec 28, 2015

Scouts to recycle trees first two weekends in January

by no author
Boy Scout Troops 116 and 225, along with Cub Scout Packs 710 and 737, will be holding their annual Christmas tree recycling fundraiser the first two weekends of January. Scouts will be…
'Whistling Women,' the first novel by Sherwood author Kelly Romo, was released in November.
Dec 23, 2015

Sherwood author pens her first novel, 'Whistling Women,' set at…

by Ray Pitz
The story follows two sisters, one of whom lives at a nudist colony When Kelly Romo began writing her book “Whistling Women” almost seven years ago, she knew it had to be set in San Diego. And…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - These three trees (actually four because one has a double leader with two dominant stems growing out of it) are slated to be removed from a parking lot next to Symposium Coffee shortly after the new year.
Dec 23, 2015

Three cottonwood trees slated for removal in Old Town

by Ray Pitz
Three cottonwood trees on the property where Symposium Coffee sits are slated for removal in the upcoming weeks due to the fact they will likely split when they are larger and decay at the base.…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A sinkhole opened along Southwest Beef Bend Road on Tuesday. Officials say the road will be closed for at least a week.
Dec 23, 2015

Beef Bend Road to be closed for at least a week

by Geoff Pursinger
Emergency repairs could begin as early as Christmas Eve, county says. Work crews have begun emergency repairs along Southwest Beef Bend Road, where a large sinkhole opened on Tuesday morning.…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - The Sherwood Public Library was one of the recipents of a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County.
Dec 22, 2015

Three Sherwood groups receive county cultural grants

by Gazette staff
The Cultural Coalition of Washington County recently awarded grants to three Sherwood groups for programs and events. They include the Sherwood Center for the Arts, Sherwood Public Library and…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A deep sinkhole opened up along Southwest Beef Bend Road on Tuesday, closing the road for at least the next few days.
Dec 22, 2015

20-foot-deep sinkhole closes Beef Bend Road

by Geoff Pursinger
Beef Bend Road has been closed indefinitely near Southwest 146th Avenue after a 20-foot-deep sinkhole opened along the popular road just outside of Tigard city limits. According to Victoria…
Dec 21, 2015

January is jam-packed with events at arts center

by Ray Pitz
The Sherwood Center for the Arts has a full January planned. Among the events and performances are the following: ‘Some Like it Hot’ set Start off the new year with a classic film favorite at…
Dec 19, 2015

Rain returns Sunday, with downpours Monday

by Pamplin Media Group
Saturday gave people living in Northwest Oregon a welcome reprieve from incessant soaking rainfall, but a fast moving storm front will arrive Sunday morning to bring more of the wet stuff.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - 'The Nutcracker' performance includes these three soldier doll leads, from left, Reiley Lesyk, Kailey Murino and Olivia Jakubowski.
Dec 17, 2015

'The Nutcracker' set for Saturday performance

by Gazette staff
SMJ Performing Arts of Sherwood will perform the popular holiday play, “The Nutcracker,” at two performances at the Sherwood Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. Shows are set for 1 and 6…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Sherwood author Bill Scott (who writes under the pen name of BJ Scott) was recently awarded a Will Roger Medallion Award for his book “The Rail Queen.”
Jan 01, 2016

Around Sherwood: Author wins Will Rogers award, Art Walk a…

by Gazette staff
Local author wins a Will Rogers Medallion Award Sherwood author Bill Scott (who writes under the pen name of BJ Scott) was recently awarded a Will Roger Medallion Award for his book “The Rail…
Dec 17, 2015

Sherwood robotics teams take top awards

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood Lego Robotics teams comprised of students from Sherwood Middle School and Laurel Ridge Middle School won first and second place in the regional FLL qualifying tournament on Dec. 12. The…
COURTESY OF ANDY JENSEN - Up to two dozen volunteers helped Sheldon Jensen turn his design for a play area at Sherwood Charter School into reality, turning a pile of stumps cut from trees on the property into giant “stepping stones.”
Jan 01, 2016

Eagle Scout creates jump stumps at school

by Ray Pitz
All the students at Sherwood Charter School have a whole new play area to utilize thanks to an Eagle Scout project. Sheldon Jensen, who is now a senior at Sherwood High School, attended the…
GAZETTE FILE PHOTO - Sherwood has once again been named one of the safest small cities in Oregon.
Dec 15, 2015

Sherwood once again ranked as one of Oregon's safest cities

by Ray Pitz
Stop us if you’ve heard this before. Sherwood has once again made a top 10 list of the safest cities in Oregon. SafeWise, a community-focused safety organization committed to increasing home and…
Dec 15, 2015

Christmas cantata planned at St. Francis

by Ray Pitz
The 2015 Community Christmas Cantata Choir will present its “Hope of the Broken World” concert on Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Francis Catholic Church. The 7 p.m. show will feature a choral cantata…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Three Sherwood food banks were the beneficiaries of folks who didn't turn in there library materials on time. The Sherwood Public Library's Food for Fines collected 1,500 nonperishable food items Dec. 7 to 13.
Dec 14, 2015

Sherwood Public Libary fine payments net 1,500 food items

by Ray Pitz
Sherwood’s 13th Annual Food for Fines once again proved an overwhelming success with an estimated 1,500 food items collected from Dec. 7 to 13 at the Sherwood Public Library. Each nonperishable…
SUBMITTED BY BRIAN WEGENER - Pick-n-Pull, a self-service auto parts store near Sherwood, was inundated Friday by the rising Tualatin River.
Dec 11, 2015

Parking lots, road closed in Tualatin as river rises

by Mark Miller
This story has been updated from its original version. High water on the Tualatin River prompted the city of Tualatin to close Southwest Nyberg Lane and two public parking lots to traffic early…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Drivers splash across Southwest Hall Boulevard in Tigard on Monday after Fanno Creek overflowed its banks onto the road. On Thursday Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency of 13 Oregon counties, including Washington County
Dec 11, 2015

Governor declares state of emergency in Washington County

by Geoff Pursinger
Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in 13 counties across the state, including Washington County. After days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides across much of…
Dec 10, 2015

Sherwood teen hit by car on way to class

by Geoff Pursinger
Sherwood police have cited a driver after he allegedly struck a high school student crossing the road near Sherwood High School on Thursday morning. It was about 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10,…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Singer-songwriter Gayle Ritt performs at the inaugural Art Walk in Sherwood this September, with the streetscape of Southwest Pine Street in the background.
Dec 16, 2015

The art is the deal

by Mark Miller
New seasonal tradition connects artists, businesses, patrons in Old Town Sherwood The worst of the rain appears to be behind us, and tomorrow is Thursday — so get ready to strap on your walking…
GAZETTE PHOTO: RAY PITZ - The Robin Hood Festival's annual parade and tree-lighting drew hundreds of Sherwood residents to Old Town Sherwood.
Jan 01, 2016

Parade and tree-lighting draw hundreds to Old Town

by Ray Pitz
Hundreds of Sherwood residents flocked to Cannery Square Plaza Saturday night for Sherwood Robin Hood Festival’s Annual Winter Festival. The event began with a parade – which began at Sherwood…



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