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Zoo News is Good News: One-Eyed, Lead-Poisoned Eagle Finds Home at Oregon Zoo

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Zoo News is Good News: One-Eyed, Lead-Poisoned Eagle Finds Home at Oregon Zoo

By Oregon Zoo Staff A one-eyed bald eagle from Wisconsin has taken up residence at the Oregon Zoo, joining Jack, another one-eyed rescue, in the Eagle Canyon habitat. Zoo caregivers hope the new bird — named Reetahkac (Pawnee for eagle) — will teach visitors about the detrimental impacts of lead ammunition on wildlife. In late […]

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Washington County Advisory: Parents Urged to Get Children Vaccinated Before Exclusion Day

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Washington County Advisory: Parents Urged to Get Children Vaccinated Before Exclusion Day

By County Staff Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Washington County Public Health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date. Any child without the required vaccinations or an exemption certificate will not be allowed to attend school or child care on or after that day. “Being up […]

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Beaverton Bird Watch: The Amazing Kingfisher

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton Bird Watch: The Amazing Kingfisher

By Anne Harris I collect kingfisher figurines, but had never seen a real one until the lull between the two recent snow storms. While walking the dog near Murray Hill Pond, I saw a pigeon-sized, dark-and-light-banded bird sporting a 3-inch bill seen heretofore (by me) only on flickers who, it turns out, are sub-family members. […]

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KPTV Fox12 Oregon News: 1/2 Marathon in Beaverton

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
KPTV Fox12 Oregon News: 1/2 Marathon in Beaverton

By Fox 12 Staf The Rose Festival will have a half marathon in Beaverton this year. Rose Festival organizers and city of Beaverton leaders made the announcement at City Hall. The route will take runners through familiar Beaverton arteries, as well as through a popular wetlands park. “We’re excited to bring this major Rose Festival […]

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Sustainability: Solar Ahead!

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sustainability: Solar Ahead!

By City Sustainability Staff With spring just around the corner and sunnier days ahead, it’s the perfect time to consider going solar! To help Beaverton residents purchase and install solar Photo Voltaic (PV) systems, the City of Beaverton will be launching a Solarize campaign later this year. The Solarize campaign gives community members the opportunity […]

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Native Plant of the Month: Western Hemlock

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Native Plant of the Month: Western Hemlock

By City Landscape Staff Binomial Name: Tsuga heterphylla Soil Type: Prefers moist, acidic soil Sunlight: Very shade-tolerant Plant Type: Medium to large tree Form: Cone to cylindrical shape Foliage: Evergreen Fruit/Flower: Cones The largest species of hemlock and the state tree of Washington, the Western Hemlock is a common and beautiful tree in the Pacific […]

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Message from the Mayor

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Message from the Mayor

I was recently asked about my new year’s resolutions for the city. My answer is really very simple— we need to keep investing in what Beaverton does well. I’d like to see us continue to focus on three things: 1) continue to be a welcoming city, 2) encourage more events and activities in our neighborhoods; […]

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Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Colin, Super Kid

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Beaverton’s Super Kids: Meet Colin, Super Kid

Colin N. is 11 years old and a 6th grader at Valley Catholic School. Colin is a super student because he is working one year above grade level in both math and reading. Besides doing Kumon, Colin plays the clarinet and piano. He also enjoys swimming and has a black belt in Taekwondo. About Kumon […]

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Literary Corner: TRUST ME, I’M TROUBLE

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Literary Corner: TRUST ME, I’M TROUBLE

About the Book Staying out of trouble isn’t possible for Julep Dupree. She has managed not to get kicked out of her private school, even though everyone knows she’s responsible for taking down a human-trafficking mob boss—and getting St. Agatha’s golden-boy Tyler killed in the process. Running cons holds her guilty conscience at bay, but […]

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A Special Story about a Special Kid

| January 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Special Story about a Special Kid

This is Y, Westside Youth Sports and The YMCA strive to provide quality programs for anyone who seeks them. Opportunities to Succeed We had a player in our league who was one of the smaller kids and spoke very little English, coaches would translate things through the parents during practice and games. He really tried […]

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