Read about how the Kuch family has dealt with a terrible accident with their youngest son, Kyle, and how our community has rallied around them




Stories From Our August 19th Publication:



Lifted by the Kindness of Others


May 20, 2015 is a date my family is not likely to forget. That is the day Tualatin Police Officer Mark Waddell arrived at our door around 9:30 pm. He made sure I was not alone when he shared the news that our youngest son Kyle had been struck by an SUV while in a cross walk on Boones Ferry Rd. […]

LATINO FOCUS: Enrique Chanez of La Montaña 3


E.C. I was born in Mexico City. I was brought to this country at the age of 6. On a family vacation in 2005 my family began to realize the potential living the American dream and we sought a business opportunity. After years of watching my parents wake up for work from 3am and working until 4 pm, we agreed […]

How to be a Great Sports Parent for your Young Athlete


August is here, so get ready!  Back-to-School sports are in full swing… practices, open gyms, daily doubles, conditioning, evaluations, camps, and try outs for teams and clubs. It’s serious business in our community, and games haven’t even started yet! I must admit that I get excited by watching my children get back into sports, seeing all the familiar faces, getting to meet new parents, finding out who the coach is, learning […]

Tualatin Business Community Comes Together to Help a Neighbor


On a warm summer weekend, Jay Malhi stepped out of his home to see his neighbor, Tony Kuch, busy at work in the front of his house. Jay had already heard the news; On May 20th, Tony’s 18 year old son Kyle was crossing Boones Ferry Road in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by an intoxicated driver. Jay knew it […]

A Strange Name, A Popular Sport: Pickleball Anyone?


Pickleball, played with a hard paddle and perforated plastic ball, similar to badminton, ping-pong and tennis, began as a backyard family game in 1965 in Bainbridge Island, WA. Today, Pickleball is recognized at the fastest growing sport in the country for adults 50 & over. The fast paced game provides benefits for players such as hand-eye coordination, mental alertness and socializing.

Generations of Bushbaum, Malsam, Raicy and Payne Families Go Back to Tualatin’s Beginnings


A lively extended family group recently gathered in the Tualatin Heritage Center and reminisced about their families. All the folks used to live along Borland and Wilke Road on the east end of the City. Lots of laughter as stories were told about the old days: raiding a neighbor’s watermelon patch, chivarees, and home made hooch during prohibition. […]


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