When 2022 ends, many of us will take a deep breath and have to regroup. While we could call this the Covid Comeback Year, it really was filled with so many challenges. For Hillsboro residents, the year started with a tragic apartment fire near downtown that displaced many families, and the next day the Weils Department store burned down, crippling our downtown area. That rough start was tempered by community events that grew and grew with thousands of people returning to try and get things back to normal. Our housing market took off again in the early part of the year but since about May has retracted a few percent. Inflation reared its ugly head, with gas prices pushing $6 dollars a gallon by Summer. They have thankfully retreated to pre-pandemic prices. Intel, the region’s largest employer, is laying off thousands of workers here in Hillsboro. Water rates are headed up in January, as are a wide variety of monthly expenses we all face.
Overall, 2022 was a wild one. Before we head off into 2023, we wanted to revisit some of the videos we created this year at the Herald. It takes a lot of work to bring great content to all of you, our readers, and our site is free, and we do the work for free. We hope you enjoy our video rewind of 2022..the year that was!
The Weils Department Store Fire – aerial and video footage,
Lucia Vicenico, owner of LaMixteca Oaxaca on Main Street, Asks City Council For Help After the Fire – Emotional Cry For Help That Did Not Come.
The Hillsboro Leprechaun Visits Main Street On Saint Pattys Day
Weils Building Hidden History Revealed During Demolition
American Legion Post No 6 Honors Veterans at Pioneer Cemetery
Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market Opens With A Bang
Dewatering Downtown Hillsboro For New 7 Story Project At 4th And Main
LaStrada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival 2022 In Hillsboro, Oregon, Seen From Above
Heat Islands On The Rise In Hillsboro Captured On Film
Bag & Baggage and The Vault Take Center Stage With National Spotlight
Coffee Roasters Rally For 1st Annual Coffee Fair
Honoring Beloved Citizen Sharon Cornish
Hillsboro Holly Days & Tree Lighting Captured From Above
Dirk, I hope you know that what you do for Hillsboro by providing important local news and information is appreciated. Thank You – Here’s to Great 2023!