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2014: Best Vintage Ever?

2014: Best Vintage Ever?

Report provides snapshot of Oregon wine country, shows banner harvest year Like the grapes that...

City officials: No takeover of fire department imminent

City officials: No takeover of fire department imminent

Public safety — Idea to join with TVF&R is just that, Newberg city councilor says Despite...

Local firefighters join the effort to save the forests

Local firefighters join the effort to save the forests

With the numerous wildfires raging around Oregon, firefighters from municipalities statewide have...

Argyle connects with its past

Argyle connects with its past

Winery's expanded tasting room facility pays homage to building's history For Argyle Winery, the...

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August 26, 2015

Council mum on Betz issue

by Colin Staub
Specifics are scarce on 'separation agreement' between Betz, city As the Newberg City Council begins the process of selecting a new temporary city manager, numerous questions surrounding the…
August 26, 2015

Independent Party achieves status

by Pamplin Media Group
Elections — Party will name candidates on the 2016 primary election ballot and receive financing from state; party has Yamhill County tie in Peralta The Independent Party of Oregon officially…
August 26, 2015

Aug. 26 business briefs

by (none)
Mid-Valley gets a name change McMINNVILLE — Nearly 50 years after it began helping adults with developmental disabilities, the rehabilitation center first known as Mid-Valley Workshop and later…
August 26, 2015

Aug. 26 public safety round-up

by Pamplin Media Group
Outstanding warrants, Newberg-Dundee Police Department log, Yamhill County jail reports and Newberg Fire Department log Outstanding warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the…
August 26, 2015

Will the kicker kick in in 2016?

by Pamplin Media Group
State government — Quarterly revenue forecast, to be released today, will show fate of the program When lawmakers hear the first quarterly revenue forecast of the new two-year state budget cycle…
August 26, 2015

Patrols looking for those violating safety belt laws

by (none)
The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office will join other law enforcement agencies in coming weeks in encouraging the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to…
GARY ALLEN - Name change - Newberg's paper mill will undergo a name change following the acquisition of its parent company, SP Fiber Technologies, by WestRock Co. The mill has made a shift in recent years toward kraft paper production rather than newsprint.
August 19, 2015

Mill will have another new owner

by Colin Staub
Newberg mill sold for $288.5 million to WestRock Co. The mill that has operated in Newberg for more than 120 years will continue its run, but its name will undergo yet another change following…
August 19, 2015

St. Paul City Council calls for city attorney's resignation

by Lindsay Keefer
John Rankin resigns after allegations surface of rendering poor advice, ill handling of city issues The St. Paul City Council is in the market for a new city attorney. At the Aug. 13 council…
August 19, 2015

What else is going on at city hall?

by Colin Staub
Local government — City employment, a team that will offer feedback on downtown's future, and a program to allow business seating in parking spaces were among items considered by councilors…
GARY ALLEN - Coming soon - The burger scene in Newberg is expanding to include a Frack Burger location on Highway 99W in the building formerly home to Muchas Gracias and now adjacent to that restaurant's new location.
August 19, 2015

Fresh, not frozen, at Frack Burger

by Colin Staub
Burger chain moving into space on Highway 99W, marking its sixth regional location When Muchas Gracias moved into its neighboring building to the north back in November, there were no immediate…

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TYLER FRANCKE / WOODBURN INDEPENDENT - Proud owners - Father-son duo Lee and Kent Richeson smile at the counter of their store's new expansion wing, which was adorned in the style of an Old West saloon.
Aug 19, 2015

Gun shop shoots for the moon

by Tyler Francke
Shooting — Shop unveils new, 'saloon'-themed expansion, shooting gallery; owner's dream come true DONALD —Walking into Rich’s Gun Shop, with its rustic motif and throwback cowboy decor, has…
Aug 19, 2015

Democrats, Republicans draw lines in the legislative sand

by Pamplin Media Group
Both parties posturing for control of the Legislature The election is more than a year away, but Democrats and Republicans already are setting the battle lines for which party will control the…
Aug 19, 2015

Planning commission approves cell tower

by Pamplin Media Group
Land use — Opponents unsuccessful in stopping construction of structure on Hancock Street By Casey Taylor, Newberg Graphic intern The Newberg planning commission has approved a variance that…
Aug 19, 2015

Aug. 19 business briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Speaker discusses millennials McMINNVILLE – In 10 years, 75 percent of the United States workforce will consist of the millennial generation and later this month keynote speaker Jack Smalley…
Merkley
Aug 19, 2015

Senator Merkley to students: Pay back what you can afford

by Pamplin Media Group
With the rising cost of higher education and crushing student loan debt in the headlines, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley wants to make permanent a program that ties student loan payments to 10 percent…
Aug 19, 2015

Aug. 19 public safety round-up

by (none)
Outstanding warrants, Newberg-Dundee Police Department log, Newberg Fire Department log and Yamhill County Jail reports Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the…
€ŽFILE PHOTO - Newberg Mayor Bob Andrews called for a complete investigation into allegations against City Manager Jaque Betz during a press conference (above) held Aug. 5 in the Public Safety Building. On Monday evening he said on advice of counsel and after receiving additional information he would recommend the investigation not go forward and the City Council pass a resolution allowing Betz to resign and pay her severance.
Aug 17, 2015

Embattled city manager will resign, receive severance from city

by Colin Staub
Newberg City Council passes resolution Monday evening ending investigation into allegations against Jacque Betz, accepting her resignation and approving "separation agreement" that pays nearly…
GARY ALLEN - Newberg City Hall has been at the center of controversy invovling City Manager Jacque Betz and NDPD Police Chief Brian Casey for the past month.
Aug 14, 2015

City Council will discuss controversy in closed session

by Colin Staub
Regular agenda items raise question of city manager's supervisory role over city employees An executive session closed to the public is scheduled for Monday evening, during which the Newberg…
Aug 12, 2015

Dundee will allow limited recreational marijuana sales

by Pamplin Media Group
Government — City Council will use six-month window to determine future action; Weaver sole member to support ordinance preventing sales of recreational marijuana from existing dispensaries By…
Aug 12, 2015

Downtown plan moves forward via grant

by Colin Staub
Government — City of Newberg will use money to study district and design improvements The future of downtown is being considered and planned by the city in partnership with the Oregon Department…



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