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Hope it was a happy #pdxprom night, Forest Grove High School - FGHS (Oregon) Forest Grove School District
04/30/2017
Forest Grove High School 2017 prom photos from Tiffany Center

Hope it was a happy #pdxprom night, Forest Grove High School - FGHS (Oregon) Forest Grove School District

Forest Grove High School students celebrated "A Night Around the World" at their prom Saturday night at the Tiffany Center in Portland.

01/17/2017

It's safe to assume whatever you're wondering about, it's closed:

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center: Closed. All VG Clinics, School-based Health Centers and Administration offices are CLOSED.

Gaston Sch. Dist.: Closed. all activities are canceled.

Banks Sch. Dist.: Closed. All athletics and activities canceled.

Hillsboro Sch. Dist.: Closed; afternoon and evening activities canceled

Forest Grove Sch. Dist.: Closed. All activities canceled.

Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation : Tentative plan is to open facilities no earlier than noon for scheduled classes and activities. Weather may force a change so call 503-614-4018 at 9 am for an update. All THPRD activities at Beaverton School District sites are canceled due to the school district closure.

Tigard-Tualatin Sch. Dist.: Closed

NW Regional ESD: Washington Co.: Service Center closed

City of Beaverton: Opening at noon. All city facilities (City Hall, Libraries, Activities Center, Community Center, Court) will open at 12 pm today. Staff report at 11:30 am.

City of Sherwood: 2 Hours Late. City Hall Offices and Library opening at 10:00 am

City of Tualatin: 2 Hours Late. City offices will open at 10. Library will open at10:30.

Tualatin Valley Academy: Closed

St. Anthony School: Closed

St. Matthew (Hillsboro): Closed UPDATE

Westside Christian High: Closed. (Digital Learning Day)

Adelante Mujeres: Closed, No preschool. All classes and preschools are closed. Office is open, though many meetings canceled so please call first.

Community Action - Washington Co.: Closed, No preschool

OMSI: Closed. Science Pub is canceled. Showing of "Nausicaa" film will be rescheduled to another date.

It's the first Forest Grove Police Log of the new year:
01/10/2017
Forest Grove police log: Cops decline woman's request to search porn site

It's the first Forest Grove Police Log of the new year:

The following is a list of calls, provided by the Forest Grove Police Department, that officers responded to during the past week. Jan. 1 * A man called concerned for his safety after his lover's husband found out about the relationship...

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12/22/2016

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11/27/2016

Festivities for the City of Banks tree lighting begin at 6:30 pm tonight at Greenville City Park. Come meet Santa, enjoy cookies and cocoa and hear the high school and elementary choirs. The tree will be lit at 7 pm.

ATTENTION COMMUTERS: Scotch Church Road will be closed at Jackson School Road from Nov. 21-Feb. 18, 2017, for the constr...
11/11/2016
Washington County Oregon -- County Road Construction and Maintenance

ATTENTION COMMUTERS:
Scotch Church Road will be closed at Jackson School Road from Nov. 21-Feb. 18, 2017, for the construction of a roundabout at Jackson School, Scotch Church and Meek roads.
Traffic will be detoured to Glencoe, Evergreen and Jackson School roads. All travelers are required to use the signed detour. Jackson School Roads will remain open with occasional use of flaggers when needed for safety. Meek Road will remain closed through Jan. 31.
The roundabout will realign Meek and Scotch Church roads at Jackson School Road. The $3.25 million project, funded through the County's Road Capital program, is expected to be completed in 2017.
For more information visit the Jackson School (Meek to Scotch Church) Project or contact Washington County Department of Land Use &Transportation at [email protected] or 503-846-7800. For the latest road construction schedules, visit www.wc-roads.com.

County Road Construction and Maintenance projects for Washington County Oregon

The letter states, "Coach Adam Reese is currently on administrative leave as we look into an incident that allegedly too...
11/01/2016
Hillsboro High School football coach on leave amid investigation, principal says

The letter states, "Coach Adam Reese is currently on administrative leave as we look into an incident that allegedly took place at the Hilhi vs. Milwaukie football game on October 13, 2016."

The nature of the investigation and what coach Adam Reese is being accused of weren't disclosed in a letter to parents and staff signed by principal Lou Bailey. The alleged offense occurred during an Oct. 13 game against Milwaukie High School.

Brian Trump is creating a vinyl sticker for his back windshield that says, "It's my last name and I've got better hair."
10/26/2016
Tualatin couple harassed over "TRUMP" vanity plates

Brian Trump is creating a vinyl sticker for his back windshield that says, "It's my last name and I've got better hair."

The Portland area is not a safe space for people with license plates that say "TRUMP," a Tualatin man told KATU on Tuesday.

Volunteers with Rebuilding Together Washington County Inc. helped homeowners make needed repairs:
10/24/2016
Volunteers make repairs at six Heritage Village homes

Volunteers with Rebuilding Together Washington County Inc. helped homeowners make needed repairs:

Rebuilding Together organized a repair party for low income mobile homeowners at Heritage Village facing possible eviction.

Khizr Khan, a lawyer who holds degrees from Harvard Law School, will speak tonight about Islamophobia in his "Building B...
10/23/2016
Khizr Khan, father of U.S. Muslim soldier killed in Iraq, will speak in Tigard

Khizr Khan, a lawyer who holds degrees from Harvard Law School, will speak tonight about Islamophobia in his "Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers" discussion.

Khan became a key talking point in the presidential election after he spoke at The Democratic National Convention this year. Khan told the story of his son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in Baghdad in 2004.

A Washington County judge sentenced Kerry Jay Wagner to a year in jail.
10/21/2016
California man pleads guilty to negligent homicide in Hillsboro woman's death

A Washington County judge sentenced Kerry Jay Wagner to a year in jail.

A Washington County judge on Friday sentenced Kerry Jay Wagner, 46, to a year in jail. The crash killed Cassandra Stolzenberger, a passenger in one of the first cars Wagner struck, and injured seven others, who were taken to hospitals.

10/18/2016
The Weather Channel

It was really coming down during the Forest Grove game Friday night:

A heavy downpour didn't stop these high school football players from playing their game

Museum After Dark presents "'The Art of Embalming" at the Washington County Museum:
10/17/2016
Learn 'The Art of Embalming' at Museum After Dark event

Museum After Dark presents "'The Art of Embalming" at the Washington County Museum:

Historian Oscar Hult will portray a mid-nineteenth century embalmer as he describes the embalming techniques used during the time period.

Stay safe in this storm! The wind is really picking up.
10/15/2016

Stay safe in this storm! The wind is really picking up.

This oak tree fell into a house and vehicle on Cedar Street between 15th and 16th Avenues. Cedar Street is closed in the section due to low hanging communication lines. No one was injured in the house.

Please stay home if you can and not venture out, unpredictable Fallon tree and branches could seriously injure someone. Also stay away from downed lines.

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Hello, I am an Oregonian from Hillsboro and now live in Paris, France. I watched the Notre Dame burn and would like to share my first hand experience with you: I was at St. Michelle, when someone told me to look up at the sky. I saw the smoke. I watched large billowing plumes of green greyish smoke being carried west. 'Bomb!', I thought, my mind automatically leaping to terrorism. No, it was the Notre Dame on fire. We walked over to Rue Galande, a quiet street with a good view of the church. To our shock we saw a large orange blaze engulfing the roof. The air felt hot on our faces. It was a big fire. Sirens echoed in the street. A crowd was forming, still some running. We clamored, videoed, gasped, yelped, some crying out. We watched it burn. There was nothing we could do. The evening breeze spread the fire over the roof and we watched. Ten minutes later a crane rose up with a firefighter on the end of it. He shot a canon of water directly on the burning roof. This effort seemed ineffective. Maybe it was good for moral or the TV cameras buzzing above. The flame was so huge and tall! It raged upwards in giant licks. The hose of water looked so weak against it. We watched the roof get consumed, and to our gasps of disbelief, the roof cave in. My friend was on the opposite road when this happened. He said the ashes and embers from the fallout rained on his face and jacket, burning him and those around. It was carried by the breeze. Next we worried about the bell towers catching fire. We watched firemen scurry around the tops of the towers. How could they stand the heat while we felt it on our faces hundreds of yards away? We watched the firemen hose the building down. Now four cranes on each side. The next goal is to keep it from collapsing in on itself. The heavey beams of the roof lay on the floor of the Notre Dame. Serving as fuel for the fires now ravaging the insides. Unbelievable! We hoped everyone was out from inside. And what about the relics and art? My friends and I reminisced about the last time we visited the Notre Dame. I lit candles for my family. She admired the organ. He prayed. We talked while the Notre Dame continued to burn in front of us. We all tried to call our parents. The internet was too congested. Then they started to sing. There is a small church next to us. It's a small and modest church. There, a half a wall stands, never refurbished, remaining a tribute to the destructions of WWII. And from it there is a choir singing. Led by a strong male voice. I don't know what they were singing, but it was familiar and solemn. Everyone in the crowd knew the words. The choir soon settled on a familiar chant which they proceeded to sing in a 45 second loop for over an hour. It started soft, and soon people joined. Some standing and swaying, and others singing as they pushed through the mass trying to get closer to the river for a better view. There were so many people by now, it was difficult to move. We had stood there an hour. Most of us quiet, either entranced by the choir's song or transfixed on the Notre Dame burning in front of us. Together, over the next twenty minutes Parisians, foriegners, tourists side by side all witnessing the final destruction of a church that wars and evolutions could not take down. We saw large chunks of the scaffolding fall off, a new fire start in the left bell tower and then quickly be put out. We stood and watched en mass, in total disbelief, while recognizing that this is a historic day. More than just a building was burning. What had caused it? Why had this occured in our time? And this exact hour and day?! We slowly realized that it will take hours and days for it to be finished burning. As it would take us days to absorb this experience and loss. We slowly, yet assertively, fought our way out of the mob and towards the metro station. Which were closed. So we went to the bus station, which were closed. So we went back to the restaurant and the same street (Aux trois mailletz of course) to split a bottle of red. As we drank we watched people watch the Notre Dame burn. We caught glimpses of it on their phones. It looked dimmer and darker. We imagined how people would come from near and far now to see the burnt crust of the Notre Dame. We talked about normal things because life does go on. And the Notre Dame, our beloved inspiration, identity, and history... would now sit blackened in the center of our city from April 15, 2019. It will be rebuilt and improved as other treasures of history who befell the same firey fate have been. Yet, I pause to mark an end of an era for the Notre Dame. The Notre Dame as we knew it, our parents knew it, and generations before is gone. And we have what is saved and we have the future ahead of us.
Please help me find my pup she means the world to me . Im very heartbroken right now. Her name peachie an shes very kind and friendly to people so I think someone stole her. 💔
This post was shared by a local 4H kid and I thought it should receive some attention by our local community:: At last year's fair there were barricades in the barn, so the public couldn't get all the way to the animals. I worked hard all year for the public to see these animals. I was very unhappy to see this, I felt like people didn't get to see all the hard work I put in. At the leaders meeting I attended earlier this month, I was told that beef were getting moved to the sheep barn. We then later that night, found out that the sheep barn(now beef) was going to be ripped out. How do they expect us to keep our animals in tents? In the schedule attached to this, it shows the buildings they plan to tear down over the course of the next 2 years. However, in the schedule it does not say anything about rebuilding any of those buildings. Therefore, based on the schedule, there will be no fairgrounds by the year 2020. After the news broadcast last night saying that they were all the sudden going to close the main exhibit hall, there are some major questions. Once again I exhibit 4-H projects in this building. It has worked just fine for years and there has never been a safety concern, voiced to us, until now all of a sudden it has to be torn down. All of a sudden there's a safety concern and no one was informed until it was on the news last night. I am calling all 4-Hers, 4-H alumni, and Supporters of 4-H to show up to the meeting on March 1st at 3pm, and again on March 7th at 6:30, and wear green 4-H shirts. These meetings will be held in the Cloverleaf building. Everyone should write a letter, one copy to Advisory Committee, the other to Fair Board. Share positive experiences and then share disappointment in current plans for the fairgrounds. It's time our voice is heard. Let's band together and stop this. Please everyone share this. We have to get the word out!!! Attached is the link to the Fox 12 news segment, and the agenda for the meeting that will be held on March 1st. The agenda shows their plan for building removal.
Northwest Morgans at 12145 SW Madrona Ridge Dr. in Hillsboro will join forces with Silver Mesa Morgans to host a National Event. In an effort to introduce as many people as possible to Morgan horses, over 100 barns, coast to coast, will open their doors to the public on Saturday, October 28th. Demonstrations, photo opportunities, rides on a Morgan and lots of hands-on introductions to Morgan horses will be the order of the day. For more information on this nationwide project, dubbed the "Day of the Morgan", go to
Multi-family "garage sale" this Saturday at the Forest Grove high school-- Please support kids raising money to go to Peru! Thank you!