Crestview Crossing in the works again

Crestview Crossing in the works again

Plans for the once-controversial development, shelved since 2011, will be filed with the city in...

Toy and Joy: The tradition continues

Toy and Joy: The tradition continues

The annual program of the Newberg Fire Department will deliver hundreds of toys and gifts to...

Housing grant comes to a close, more on the horizon

Housing grant comes to a close, more on the horizon

Rehabilitation program helps Newberg homeowners carry out specific maintenance projects Two...

Argyle makes its move to Newberg facility

Argyle makes its move to Newberg facility

Winery moves processing operations into former Suntron Corp. factory, retains Dundee tasting room...

Oregon Lottery: Retailer boost may be good idea

Oregon Lottery: Retailer boost may be good idea

Director floats idea of giving businesses a bigger cut The director of the Oregon Lottery said it...

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December 24, 2014

Business in Brief - Dec. 24

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George Fox VP talks marketing, brand creation Rob Westervelt, chief marketing officer and executive vice president at George Fox University, will give a talk on brand creation and the importance…
December 24, 2014

Former pharma boss put in charge of state pot program

by Peter Wong
State government — Tom Burns named OLCC's director of marijuana programs The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has named Tom Burns as director of marijuana programs. He will lead the agency’s…
December 24, 2014

Weidner, Post, Thatcher get their committee assignments

by Gary Allen
Legislature — The two veterans and the newcomer get their marching orders from House and Senate leaders; session starts in January The three legislators that represent the Newberg-Dundee-St.…
December 24, 2014

City burn season comes to an end

by Colin Staub
Public safety — Burning not permitted inside Newberg until March, agricultural burns still allowed Newberg’s second burn period of the year has ended and the next burn season will not open for…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Transportation - Projects that failed to gain a share of the $40.3  million several years ago by the Oregon Transportation Commission are in the hunt for renewed funding next year.
December 24, 2014

State makes $4 million available for non-highway projects

by Peter Wong
Transportation — Some Connect Oregon applicants will get a second chance; commission to decide Feb. 19 on which projects get the cash Three dozen transportation projects may get a second chance at…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Legislature - Measure 91, approved Nov. 4, will see some of its        provisions take effect July 1, but the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has a deadline of Jan. 4, 2016, to start receiving applications for licenses to grow, process and sell it in retail outlets.
December 24, 2014

Legislature may change marijuana measure

by Peter Wong
Legislation — Committee will look at local taxation on retail sales, taxes authorized by vote, potential merger with medical marijuana A new Senate-House committee will consider whether to…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Contractors delivered large concrete beams to Dundee last week in anticipation of them being placed across Hess Creek as part of the first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass.
December 24, 2014

A visible indication the bypass is moving forward

by Gary Allen
Traffic in Dundee was disrupted for periods over three days last week when contractors hauled into town 21 large concrete beams that will be used to construct three bridges over Hess Creek in…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - To your health - Yamhill County Health Department officials say vaccination is the most effective way of stopping the spread of flu, which can be deadly for the county's more vulnerable populations.
December 24, 2014

Get vaccinated, for the sake of everyone

by Gary Allen
Public health — Yamhill County Health Department advises county residents as flu season descends on the area The Yamhill County Health Department wants people to know one thing when it comes to…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Gaining valuable experience -- Firefighters from the Newberg Fire Department took an opportunity to train Sunday  on two Villa Road homes that were razed to make way for construction of a new     dormitory at George Fox University. The fire crews repeatedly started and extinguished the flames,      giving probationary firefighters experience in battling structure fires. A crowd of onlookers gathered on Villa Road in the afternoon to witness the spectacle.
December 24, 2014

Dec. 24 public safety round-up

by Gary Allen
Outstanding Warrants Area law enforcement officers are looking for the following people with outstanding warrants. Anyone with information on these individuals may call the Yamhill County…
December 22, 2014

We have snow! Some mountain resorts open for skiing

by Kylie Wray
Meadows and Timberline run their lifts, Skibowl waits on more snow Ski Resorts on Mount Hood, and, of course, skiers, are rejoicing in the fact that the ski season is finally kicking off, just…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A National Weather Service map shows the potential for heavy rain and flooding in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Dec 23, 2014

We're dreaming of a . . . soggy Christmas?

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A deep trough of moist, cold air blasting down from the Gulf of Alaska is going to soak the region during the next few days, pushing a few local rivers and creeks over their banks. The National…
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Dec 17, 2014

Preparing to take on the city's work

by Colin Staub
Incoming councilors focus on economic development, downtown transformation, bypass project The new year will bring two new members to the Newberg City Council, replacing two councilors who did…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Down by the mill - Construction is ramping up on the first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass, especially near the SP Fiber Technology mill on Wynooski Street. As work on the project takes off, neighbors can expect increased noise and truck traffic through the area, according to officials from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Dec 17, 2014

Be prepared for some noise

by Colin Staub
Work on the first phase of the Newberg-Dundee bypass is ramping up South Newberg is an upcoming focus area for construction on the Newberg-Dundee bypass project, following a reduction in traffic…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - A new sanctuary - Land near the Willamette River will be designated as protected wetlands through Oregon's wetland mitigation program. The Newberg-Dundee bypass will require wetlands to be filled, which means new wetlands must be created to ensure no net loss in the state.
Dec 17, 2014

Bypass construction spurs wetland project

by Colin Staub
Mitigation program means a net gain in wetland area near Newberg As part of the Newberg-Dundee bypass project, Newberg will see the addition of about two acres of new, protected wetlands along…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Numbers growing - According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the economic recovery has done little to reduce the share of the state's residents living in poverty.
Dec 17, 2014

Poll: Income inequality flops as big issue

by Jim Redden
Most Oregonians want to help the poor, fund job training Income inequality has become a huge political issue in recent years. Many people lost their jobs and homes during the recession, while…
Photo Credit: GARY ALLEN - Watch for signs - The Newberg Planning Commission is considering a proposal to expand the number of temporary and portable signs a business may display through a new permitting program. Only one sign is allowed per frontage of a property, meaning most businesses can only display one sign in front of their stores.
Dec 17, 2014

City will once again consider sign code amendments

by Colin Staub
Planning commission holds discussion in latest step toward code changes On Dec. 11, the Newberg Planning Commission considered amendments to the city’s sign code, which would become less…
Photo Credit: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Moving forward - The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will get four new employees to help the agency put into effect Measure 91, which voters approved Nov. 4 to make Oregon the third state to legalize recreational use of marijuana.
Dec 17, 2014

Legislators OK start-up money for marijuana rulemaking

by Peter Wong
State measure — Oregon Liquor Control Commission will draw from liquor fund, repay with taxes on pot sales Oregon will draw up to $583,000 from its state liquor fund for start-up costs of…
Dec 17, 2014

Employers: Marijuana is legal, now what?

by Pamplin Media Group
State measure — Zero tolerance is still allowed and employees might want to think twice before lighting up at their place of work Within days of the passing of Measure 91, employment attorney…
Dec 17, 2014

Bill would exempt state land use law

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Land use — Senate panel agrees to introduce it for 2015; similar proposals have failed in the past SALEM — Oregon lawmakers will consider exempting counties with low populations and slow growth from…
Dec 17, 2014

Sheriff increases holiday patrols

by Colin Staub
Public safety — Sheriff Jack Crabtree advises motorists on signs of intoxication, asks partiers to be alert Yamhill County Sheriff’s deputies will increase patrols during the holiday season in…




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