What is today the Beaverton Valley Times
was established in 1951 as The Valley News
with the consolidation of four local newspapers, the Aloha News
, Beaverton Enterprise
, Multnomah Press
, and Tigard Sentinel
. However, the paper's owners have long used 1921 as the date of foundation, based on that being the year in which the owner of the four papers, H. H. Jeffries, acquired the Multnomah Press
Jeffries launched the Sentinel
in 1924 and the Aloha News
and Beaverton Enterprise
in 1927. He later sold the group of four papers to Stan Netherton. Meanwhile, another newspaper being published separately in the area was the Beaverton Review
, which was launched in 1922, but ceased publication in 1941.
The four jointly owned newspapers were consolidated into a single paper, The Valley News
, after Netherton sold them to Ivan Smith and H.D. and Dan Powell, in early 1951. Not long afterward, in late 1951, the Valley News
was sold to Hugh McGilvra and Elbert Hawkins, with George Hoyt joining them later as co-owner. In 1951, the paper had fewer than 2,000 paid subscribers and averaged 12–16 pages per issue.
On September 6, 1962, The Valley News
was renamed The Valley Times
number 30759134). By that time, the Tigard Times
, which had begun publication in February 1957 (as a weekly, subscription paper), and the Washington County News-Times
of Forest Grove
were affiliated or jointly owned, and the renaming of the Valley News
as the Times
was intended to publicize that relationship.
The publishing company's name at that time was Valley Publishing, Inc. Circulation surpassed 10,000 in 1967.
Publisher Hugh Edward McGilvra sold the newspaper in 1981 to the owners of Eugene's Register-Guard
In January 1989, "Beaverton" was added to the paper's name, making it The Beaverton Valley Times
. In 1989, the paper's circulation was in excess of 8,000.
The paper won a first-place prize for its size category in 1992 for general excellence from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association
In 1996, along with five other area newspapers, the Valley Times
was sold to Steve and Randalyn Clark.
In 1997, the paper took first place in its division at the annual Better Newspaper Contest of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.
In July 2000, the Valley Times
was honored by the same organization for excellence.
Community Newspapers Inc. sold the newspaper along with several others in the Portland metropolitan area
to Pamplin Media Group
in August 2000.
By 2003, the paper began printing announcements for same-sex couples' commitment ceremonies.
In 2005, it was the largest weekly newspaper in Oregon
. The Oregonian
announced plans to launch a competing paper, the Beaverton Leader
, in March 2013.
The Leader ceased publication in 2016.
Effective with the edition of February 8, 2018, the print edition of the Beaverton Valley Times
was combined with those of two other Pamplin papers, the weekly The Times
(also known as the Tigard Times
, and covering both Tigard
) and the monthly Sherwood Gazette
, published on Thursdays and named simply The Times
. The paper now covers Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, and Sherwood
. The three papers had already been sharing some content. The new title is used for print copies delivered to subscribers, while newspaper racks/boxes
carry a slightly different, zoned edition of The Times
, named The Washington County Times
, that was introduced when the papers were merged.
In 1914, the Beaverton Owl
changed its name to the Times
It continued under that title until at least 1922.
The publisher of the Times
is Christine Moore. The editor-in-chief is Mark Miller, who is also editor of the Forest Grove News-Times
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