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FILE PHOTO - Will the show go on? - In the past the Old Fashioned Festival received $8,000 from the city of Newberg for its renowned fireworks show, but city cutbacks this year mean funds must be found elsewhere.
May 27, 2015

Festival turns to the community for support

by Colin Staub
Following removal from the city's budget, the Old Fashioned Festival launches a crowdfunding campaign Although the city budget committee voted to deny funding to community organizations such as…
May 27, 2015

Landfill expansion will be appealed

by Gary Allen
Opponents give notice they will seek to have decision overturned at LUBA Opponents of Riverbend Landfill will seek to have overturned an April decision by the Yamhill County Board of…
Manners
May 27, 2015

Manners ethics investigation closed

by Colin Staub
Government — The former St. Paul mayor signs a 'letter of education,' not assessed financial penalty Nine months after receiving a complaint regarding former St. Paul Mayor Steve Manners and the…
FILE PHOTO - Deal delayed - A settlement for the Evergreen Vintage Aircraft bankruptcy case that would sell the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum building, property and some of its planes for $22 million has been delayed following an objection by one of the secured creditors in the case.
May 27, 2015

Evergreen settlement meets with opposition

by Colin Staub
Court proceedings — Deal to settle the McMinnville company's bankruptcy case delayed following secured creditor's objection Despite what could have been a final settlement meeting last week, the…
FILE PHOTO - Coming soon - Fred Meyer has received approval to expand its fueling station and include four additional pumps. Several conditions were placed on the approval, including the requirement that a wooden fence be      continued to the edge of the expansion to protect the 99W Drive-In from being impacted by the increased light.
May 27, 2015

Fred's gas expansion approved

by Colin Staub
Land use — Popular fueling center will receive four more pumps, return to former hours of operation Lines could get shorter at Fred Meyer’s gas station in the near future following an approval…
GARY ALLEN - Questions arise - A project by the St. Paul Rodeo Association to run water lines from its newly-dug well raised some debate at a City Council meeting last week. Councilor Rosemary Koch questioned what would be the short-term costs and long-term expectations from the city in association with the project.
May 27, 2015

Rodeo water project spurs debate

by Colin Staub
Government — St. Paul councilors split on memorandum beginning Rodeo water line construction A contentious special meeting of the St. Paul City Council May 21 ended with the decision to begin…
SUBMITTED - Confirmed - Starbucks has selected developer Stuart Brown's proposed retail center at Elliot Road and Highway 99W for one of its Evenings locations, in which beer, wine and artisan foods are served in addition to coffee and other standard cafe items.
May 27, 2015

Starbucks will locate 'Evenings' here

by Colin Staub
Coffee giant plans to open a different style of cafe that serves beer, wine and artisan foods Starbucks is coming to town, but with a fitting twist for Oregon wine country: at this location,…
May 27, 2015

Voters will get a say on impeachment plan

by Pamplin Media Group
Legislature — Proposal would set process for removal of top state officials by legislators Oregon would join other states where legislators could remove the governor and four other statewide…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Much work to do - A committee in the legislature is charged with setting regulations and taxes after voters approved Measure 91 last fall. The measure made legal the sale and purchase of recreational marijuana in Oregon.
May 27, 2015

Investing in pot? State still tinkering with regs, taxes

by Pamplin Media Group
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers are working on legislation that could determine who can invest in the state’s new legal recreational marijuana market and change the way it’s taxed. A two-year residency…
May 27, 2015

May 27 business briefs

by Colin Staub
New fat loss procedure demonstration Ultimate Tan and Med Spa is hosting “A Cool Night Out,” which will feature a demonstration of a non-invasive fat loss procedure called CoolSculpting. There…

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May 20, 2015

State of the county? Not bad, but ...

by Colin Staub
Board of Commissioners addresses current issues affecting county residents and services While there are a lot of positive things going on in Yamhill County, there is much work to be done. That…
May 20, 2015

Riverbend expansion decision will be appealed to LUBA

by Gary Allen
Stop the Dump Coalition, winery association and farmer will plead their case before Land Use Board of Appeals Opponents of Riverbend Landfill will seek to have overturned an April decision by…
GARY ALLEN - Questions - Vice-chairman Allyn Edwards questions proponents of the Martell Commons project during a hearing before the Newberg planning commission May 14 at the Public Safety Building.
May 20, 2015

Commission gets an earful

by Colin Staub
Martell Commons project draws a crowd to commission hearing The community got a chance to weigh in on a potential high-density housing complex at a planning commission meeting last week, with…
GARY ALLEN - Representation - Nurses at Providence Newberg Medical Center are now represented by the Oregon Nurses Association after a majority voted in favor of unionizing last week.
May 20, 2015

Nurses vote to join union at PNMC

by Colin Staub
Labor — A large majority of nurses at the medical center vote in favor of unionizing Oregon’s last non-union Providence facility no longer carries that designation following a vote last week…
GARY ALLEN - Reverence - The local VFW and American Legion posts, in addition to being organizers of the Memorial Day event, are out in force showing their patriotism at the annual event at Memorial Park.
May 20, 2015

Memorial Day: A time to remember the fallen

by Gary Allen
Annual event set for 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Sure, Memorial Day represents a three-day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, a time to gather together with family and friends and blow…
GARY ALLEN - Duct tape can fix that - Sometimes the action can get a little rough at the annual Memorial Day boat races, set for this weekend at Roger's Landing in Newberg.
May 20, 2015

Boat races to feature national championship event

by Seth Gordon
Action sports — The 67th Annual Memorial Weekend Boat Races will hold the APBA 45SS National Championship Race Sunday afternoon This weekend will mark the 67th year that Newberg will play host…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Gridlock - Although mayors from 44 Oregon towns have beseeched the Legislature to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked over the issue.
May 20, 2015

Oregon mayors plead for more state transportation funds

by Pamplin Media Group
Mayors from 44 Oregon towns, including Kim Wallis of St. Paul, have written to legislative leaders beseeching them to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package. “Funding basic…
May 20, 2015

Sheriff's office targets safety measures

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Public safety — Yamhill County joins other law enforcement agencies in effort to encourage use of safety belts and child restraints By KC Taylor, Graphic intern The Yamhill County Sheriff’s…
May 20, 2015

May 20 public safety round-up

by Gary Allen
Outstanding warrants, Newberg Fire Department log, Yamhill County Jail reports and Newberg-Dundee Police Department log Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the…
GARY ALLEN - Prime location - Sara and Dave Specter visited Newberg as tourists in 2008, not imagining that seven years later they would open Bells Up winery on a patch of land that was visible from the bed and breakfast they stayed at.
May 20, 2015

Keeping things small

by Colin Staub
Bells Up joins growing ranks of wineries near Zimri Drive In 2008, Dave and Sara Specter visited Oregon wine country as tourists. They stayed at Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast, which overlooks…




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