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Remembering Summer Fun in Years Past

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Remembering Summer Fun in Years Past

Jeannette Culver’s family has lived in Beaverton for generations and here are a few Summer highlights that her and her family members have done over the years: 1925: During the summer, it was fun looking for a good book to read at the Beaverton Library which was located in the city’s first brick structure, the […]

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Police partners and pals: An inside look at K-9 teams

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Police partners and pals: An inside look at K-9 teams

Beaverton police officer Anthony Bastinelli trusts his partner to have his back as they seek out bad guys in the line of duty. He also trusts his partner to play a friendly game of keep-away with his kids in the backyard. Bastinelli and officer Kahz form one of the Beaverton Police Department’s five K-9 teams. […]

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At Progress Lake, a fish tale that’s no whopper (honest)

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
At Progress Lake, a fish tale that’s no whopper (honest)

To really appreciate the new fish stocking pipe at Progress Lake, you have to understand the old delivery system. Because the fish arrive on an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife truck that must be parked at street level, high above the lake, THPRD Maintenance staff had to transport them down to the lake one […]

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Landscaping Decoration Can Mask a Creeping Fire

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Landscaping Decoration Can Mask a Creeping Fire

The recent heat wave is keeping your Cedar Mill-area firefighters busy and one of the biggest reasons may be sitting in your yard. Bark dust or mulch can add beauty and color to a landscape, keep weeds in check, control dust, and enrich the soil as it decomposes; however, it is also an organic material, […]

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Message from the Mayor

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Message from the Mayor

Another fiscal year is coming to a close. I’d like to thank our Budget Committee, City Councilors and Finance Department for their commitment to not raise taxes. This core team oversees a fiscally responsible budget year after year. What a year it has been! Since last spring, the Washington County unemployment rate dipped from 7.1 […]

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Literary Corner: Meet Kirstin Pulioff

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Meet Kirstin Pulioff

What do you want to be when you grow up? For Kirstin Pulioff the answer came after a winding path through the insurance industry, forestry management, becoming a stay-at-home mom and finally, a writer. “The one constant in my life has been writing,” says Pulioff. “I’ve been writing for kids before I ever had kids. […]

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Tales of a Beaverton Super-Mom: Summertime: it’s finally here.

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tales of a Beaverton Super-Mom: Summertime: it’s finally here.

We start dreaming of this moment around Halloween, as soon as the novelty of the new clothes has worn off and the majority of school supplies are already lost or broken. But this summer I wasn’t feeling the thrill of anticipated freedom as I had in years past; this year there was a bit of […]

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Traffic Q&A

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Traffic Q&A

Q: Is it OK to cut through a gas station or parking lot in order to avoid having to wait at a crowded red light? A. Beaverton specifically prohibits crossing private property to avoid an intersection but there is no statute statewide. Q: When in a shopping center parking lot, I often see cars take […]

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The Beaverton Police Department: Authority and Jurisdiction

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Beaverton Police Department: Authority and Jurisdiction

Over the course of my law enforcement career, I have been asked questions about authority and jurisdiction many times. In today’s media and entertainment saturated environment, often these concepts are misunderstood. I remember watching movies and television shows where the authority of one agency ended at the city limits or county line. This is not […]

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Business Spotlight: BESThq: a Community Business Solution!

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
Business Spotlight: BESThq: a Community Business Solution!

Business Executive Sustainable Training Headquarters (BESThq), a small business incubator in the heart of Beaverton, is a welcoming hub for small businesses to rendezvous in their plot to take over the world (or Beaverton, at least!) Built on the founding principles of relationship, empowerment, and inclusion, the incubator and executive development center is the ideal […]

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