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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NEWBERG FIRE DEPARTMENT - Firefighters from the Newberg Fire Department responded to the scene of a helicopter crash Thursday night near Chehalem Airpark. The crash caused a small wildland fire that was doused by firefighters soon after.
July 02, 2015

Helicopter crash claims two lives near Newberg

by Colin Staub
Routine training flight ends in crash that sparks fire north of airport A helicopter on a routine training flight crashed outside Newberg Wednesday night, killing its two occupants and sparking…
GARY ALLEN / NEWBERG GRAPHIC - A colorful reminder - Luminaria were placed around the track at Loran Douglas Field Saturday evening and lit the way for walkers.
July 01, 2015

Relay for Life: Determined to remember

by Colin Staub
Highest high school student participation to date in local event honoring cancer survivors Scorching heat, an open field and physical activity may not seem like an ideal way to spend what was…
RENDINGER COURTESY OF THE CHEHALEM PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT - What will it look like? - Plans for the layout of the new aquatic center could change from this artist rendering created early in the process.
July 01, 2015

Park district selects pool contractor

by Seth Gordon
Woodburn-based Triplett is chosen; board also names citizen oversight committees The design process for the Chehalem Park and Recreation district’s new $20 million pool will accelerate in the…
July 01, 2015

City of Newberg gets grant for historic effort

by Colin Staub
History — Money will go toward updating the city's resource inventory as well as adding upgraded educational resources Newberg’s efforts toward historic preservation received a boon recently…
SUBMITTED - Recovering - Cali Rader, pictured here prior to her 2013 illness that came on when a relatively common virus took a rare turn and crossed the barrier into her brain, is almost ready to come home from Providence Child Center after two years of care and recovery. While she is now able to interact with others and propel her wheelchair on her own, her family home needs a number of ADA upgrades in order to get it ready for her return.
July 01, 2015

Stricken local girl will return home

by Colin Staub
GoFundMe page set up to assist Cali Rader's family in making improvements to their home Two years ago the St. Paul community came together and rallied around then 9-year-old Cali Rader, a local…
July 01, 2015

Your AC is working hard: Tips for staying cool and saving energy

by Gary Allen
Heat wave — PGE shares some ideas on using less electricity while staying comfortable as summer rages at increasing temperatures outside PGE, the area’s primary provider of the electricity that…
PMG FILE - A different kind of tax - OLCC officials have said that retail recreational marijuana prices would be lower with a sales tax when compared with a harvest tax, because a harvest tax would increase the markup cost of cannabis before it reaches consumers.
July 01, 2015

Sales tax could yield more revenue, cheaper marijuana

by Pamplin Media Group
Recreational weed would cost $277 an ounce under proposal An economist for the Legislature offered two tempting reasons why lawmakers should pick a sales tax on marijuana instead of a harvest…
GARY ALLEN - New direction - Yamhill County's KLYC AM Radio station is shifting toward a mobile focus that will have its AM Van out in the community covering local events and setting the station apart from Internet radio giants like Pandora or Spotify, explains station proprietor Dave Adams.
July 01, 2015

A new lease on the airwaves

by Colin Staub
Local radio station shifts focus to emphasize mobility and street level broadcasting In the modern age of fast-changing technology, media outlets must adapt or fade away. Despite a close call…
SUBMITTED - Be careful - From 2010 to 2014, 839 firework-related fires were reported in Oregon, which resulted in 159 civilian injuries, one death and $3.9 million in property damage.
July 01, 2015

Use extra caution with fireworks this holiday

by Pamplin Media Group
Various agencies weigh in on enjoying a festive Fourth of July while being safe By Casey Taylor, Newberg Graphic intern Due to high temperatures this summer, Oregon is experiencing dry…
July 01, 2015

Inspection yields immediate closure

by Colin Staub
Public health — Nara Teriyaki remains closed as owners try to resolve issues with food storage facilities, county says Newberg’s Nara Teriyaki restaurant remains closed for what is now the…

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Jul 01, 2015

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Tilikum Center accredited The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has accredited the Tilikum Center for Retreats and Outdoor Ministries of Newberg, meaning the center joins a…
Jul 01, 2015

July 1 public safety round-up

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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…
Jul 01, 2015

Safe city means low premiums

by Colin Staub
Business — Newberg comes in near the top on list of state's cheapest insurance rates by city Of the 57 cities included in a recent survey, Newberg came in 10th for the lowest homeowners…
CLACKAMAS COUNTRY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - First responders stand near one of three men who were injured Thursday when their car went off a cliff along the Molalla Forest Road and rolled down a 40-foot drop before coming to rest along the edge of the Molalla River.
Jun 26, 2015

Three injured when car goes off cliff into Molalla River

by Jim Beseda
A 21-year-old driver from Newberg and his two passengers were taken to area hospitals, one in critical condition, after their Honda Civic drove off a cliff and rolled down a 40-foot drop and…
GARY ALLEN - Adapted use - As part of concrete mixer CalPortland's proposed new facility on Wynooski Road, an existing single-family house would be turned into office space for the plant. No new buildings would be constructed but a number of site improvements would be made under the proposal.
Jun 24, 2015

CalPortland proposes new plant on Wynooski

by Colin Staub
Concrete company plans to develop land for operations Concrete-mixer CalPortland has applied to develop its recently-acquired property on Wynooski Road into a ready-mix concrete plant following…
GARY ALLEN - Good point - A number of factors should be examined to determine whether a tree is diseased, Newberg City Councilor and former certified arborist Scott Essin explains, offering some insight into the proposed felling of a deodar cedar in downtown Newberg.
Jun 24, 2015

Essin offers wisdom on endangered cedar

by Colin Staub
City councilor and former arborist discusses tree proposed for removal near library With the proposal to cut down a deodar cedar in downtown Newberg, the city government’s resident tree expert…
SUBMITTED - The classics - Although oldies band Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts has played at the Newberg Old Fashioned Festival before, this year marks the band's first appearance at Tunes on Tuesday.
Jun 24, 2015

Tunes on Tuesday lineup set

by Colin Staub
Concert series prepares to launch for the summer season, some new elements Change is in the air in the Chehalem Cultural District as the popular Tunes on Tuesday concert series returns with some…
Jun 24, 2015

St. Paul question draws state help

by Colin Staub
Government — Ethics commission offers advice on issue where council member is related to city worker City councilors who are related to city employees has been a recurring situation in St. Paul…
GARY ALLEN - Gun store - Rick (left) and Nick Swecker are the proprietors of a new firearms business in Newberg called One Shot Gun Shop. One of their goals is to educate new and unfamiliar clients about firearms.
Jun 24, 2015

A learning environment for guns

by Colin Staub
Business — New gun shop aims to educate and familiarize new customers with firearms For customers new to the industry, going to a gun store can be akin to the non-mechanic visiting the auto…
Jun 24, 2015

A Family Place awarded United Way grant for youth respite program

by Seth Gordon
Nonprofit — The relief nursery will receive $70,000 over two years to start outreach and respite program in Newberg and Yamhill County Thanks to a $70,000 grant from the United Way of the…




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