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Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Awards $25,000 in Grants for Northwest Conservation

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: Zoo Awards $25,000 in Grants for Northwest Conservation

By Oregon Zoo Staff California condors, western pond turtles, Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits and other species native to the Pacific Northwest got some much-needed help recently as the Oregon Zoo Foundation awarded $25,000 among six regional conservation efforts through its Future for Wildlife grant program. “The Pacific Northwest Future for Wildlife program works locally to […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: Ravens vs Raptors

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: Ravens vs Raptors

By Anne Harris I looked out the window today to gauge the weather on one of my last mornings in Beaverton, when two starlings (sturnus vulgaris) on the roof next door caught my attention. Starlings rarely perch. They stand around like people do and this pair appeared to be having a conversation, looking around, heads […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Common Name: Oceanspray, Cream Bush, or Iron Wood

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Common Name: Oceanspray, Cream Bush, or Iron Wood

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Holodiscus discolor Soil Type: moist to dry Sunlight: Full sun to part shade Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Form: Multi branch, arching Foliage: Deciduous Fruit/Flower: white flowers Grows from three feet up to twenty feet tall in the right situations. These shrubs grow mostly in the coast range from Sierra […]

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Message from the City: Homeowners’ Association Conflict? Dispute Resolution Center Can Help

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Message from the City: Homeowners’ Association Conflict? Dispute Resolution Center Can Help

By City Staff In 2001 the state legislature revised the Planned Community Act and the Oregon Condominium Act to mandate that homeowners’ association boards and residents offer mediation as a way to resolve their issues before taking one another to court. Over the past 16 years the Dispute Resolution Center has helped HOA boards and […]

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Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Caitlin & Michael, Super Kids!

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Super Kids: Meet Caitlin & Michael, Super Kids!

Congratulations to October super kids, Caitlin and Michael. Caitlin is working three years above grade level in Reading and Michael is working two years above in Reading! About Caitlin Caitlin is 10 years old. She is a fifth grader at Nancy Ryles Elementary. She’s a very loving, caring and curious person. Caitlin loves playing tennis, […]

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Literary Corner: Nightmare Hotel

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: Nightmare Hotel

“Hello, this is the Nightmare Hotel. How may we frighten you today?” “Oh, um…my brother texted me this number?” “Ah, yes. Daniel Eaton, I presume?” “Yeah. This is, uh…this is a hotel?” “Correct. We provide a range of services, from jump-scares to torture chambers. We’ve received numerous industry awards, and enjoy a four-point-five rating on […]

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Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Go That Route

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Catalyst – The Newsletter: Don’t Go That Route

When life presents you the opportunity to shine, don’t let it slip through your fingers! When a customer has a question, answer it QUICKLY! No ignoring…no waiting! If one of your beloved clients, who have chosen to spend their hard earned money with you has a problem…JUMP at the opportunity to fix it. OR…just flat […]

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Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: New park opens in Aloha with recreational amenities for everyone

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District: Connecting People, Parks and Nature: New park opens in Aloha with recreational amenities for everyone

by Bob Wayt Mountain View Champions Park, a 21.5-acre site in Aloha featuring “Champions Too,” Oregon’s first athletic field for people of all abilities, is now open to the public. The park is owned and managed by the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District. Through a partnership with the Beaverton School District, it is located […]

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KPTV FOX Channel 12: Missing Giraffe in Beaverton?

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
KPTV FOX Channel 12: Missing Giraffe in Beaverton?

By KPTV Staff Some social media confusion led the Beaverton Police Department to issue an unusual statement: “We are not searching for a baby giraffe.” Officers said errant social media reports stemming from a post on Craigslist led people to believe there was a baby giraffe missing in Beaverton. When the story started to be […]

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Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Beautiful Wonders of Autumn Leaves

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Musings of a Beaverton Teen: The Beautiful Wonders of Autumn Leaves

by Lani Garcia (11th Grader) Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love the crisp, rainy days, the rich smelling candles, and all the vivid colored leaves that line the streets when they fall. Which brings me to the question… why exactly do leaves fall? Do they serve a purpose for trees and […]

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