Commission gets an earful

Commission gets an earful

Martell Commons project draws a crowd to commission hearing The community got a chance to weigh...

Nurses vote to join union at PNMC

Nurses vote to join union at PNMC

Labor — A large majority of nurses at the medical center vote in favor of unionizing...

Memorial Day: A time to remember the fallen

Memorial Day: A time to remember the fallen

Annual event set for 11 a.m. Monday at Memorial Park Sure, Memorial Day represents a three-day...

Boat races to feature national championship event

Boat races to feature national championship event

Action sports — The 67th Annual Memorial Weekend Boat Races will hold the APBA 45SS National...

Signs disappear off Benjamin Road

Signs disappear off Benjamin Road

Rural news — Efforts by neighbors to slow traffic on the 40 mph road are hampered by theft...

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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…
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…
May 20, 2015

Child abuse prevention bill soon to be law

by Pamplin Media Group
Legislation — Legislation allows more centers and funds to help pay for child abuse assessments Following a hearing a Senate committee has recommended passage of a bill aimed to help improve the…
May 20, 2015

May 20 business briefs

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Christian Chamber of Commerce to Host Life Coach The Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest will host therapist, speaker and author Sabrina Walters from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 26 at the…
May 20, 2015

Taxpayers' kicker funds come as tax rebate, not checks

by Pamplin Media Group
Refunds — Legislature changes to the law in 2011 will save money on issuing checks Oregon taxpayers can now expect a tax rebate that is projected at $473 million. It would be the first such…
May 20, 2015

Not so different after all, poll says

by Pamplin Media Group
By the numbers — On social and political issues, we have a lot in common across lines When John Kitzhaber resigned in February, Secretary of State Kate Brown became the second female governor in…

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May 14, 2015

State revenue forecast: Kicker on the way

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
UPDATE: University presidents want more money for schools State economists are projecting both a $473 million rebate to taxpayers next year and up to $264 million more for the state budget in…
May 13, 2015

City withdraws plan for UGB expansion

by Colin Staub
Decade-long process to add industrial land is closed for now, will be revised in the future, officials say In 2005 the city of Newberg began an effort to expand its urban growth boundary so it…
COURTESY OF THE NEWBERG FIRE DEPARTMENT - The O'Reilly Auto Parts store on Portland Road sustained heavy damage when a Dodge Ram slammed into the buiding Tuesday.
May 14, 2015

Truck crashes into auto parts store

by Colin Staub
Colorado man suffers minor injuries when he is pinned between the pickup and O'Reilly Auto Parts on Portland Road A lot of drivers visit O’Reilly Auto Parts every day, but on Tuesday a truck…
SETH GORDON - Healed - After years of dealing with inexplicable back pain, Newberg resident Jesi Payne can lead a normal life again. During a half-marathon last week she sported a shirt showing an x-ray of her sacroiliac joint, which turned out to be the cause of her pain, and the treatment she received.
May 13, 2015

Taking charge of her own health

by Colin Staub
Newberg woman gets her life back through research and determination A few short years ago Newberg resident and daycare provider Jesi Payne could not run. Jogging three steps would cause painful…
GARY ALLEN - Riteway Meat Co. owners Sharon and Jeff Payne appeared at hearing last week and said the business's loss of power was responsible for it closing.
May 13, 2015

Business's loss of power cited in closure of Riteway

by Colin Staub
Business — PGE shuts off Dundee company's power for lack of payment as thousands of pounds of meat lost PORTLAND — Creditors attended a hearing last week to discuss Riteway Meat Co.’s closure…
GARY ALLEN - In business - Owen Eye Care has opened its doors on the corner of First and College streets in downtown Newberg. Michael and Sarah Owen are both graduates of George Fox University and have lived in town for more than 15 years.
May 13, 2015

Eye care with local ties

by Colin Staub
Owen Eye Care opens its doors May 1 in First Street space Five months after Bonaventura Italian Sausage and Deli closed its doors on the corner of First and College streets, the commercial space…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Gun safety - Senate Bill 941, which expands background checks to private firearm transfers in Oregon, passed the state House on a nearly party line vote last week. Gov. Kate Brown signed it on Monday.
May 13, 2015

Gun bill receives Brown's signature

by Pamplin Media Group
Legislature — Senate Bill 941 will require background checks for most private transactions SALEM — A bill to expand background checks to private firearm transfers in Oregon was signed by Gov.…
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May 13, 2015

Newberg man indicted in 2014 death

by Gary Allen
Public safety — Thomas Michael Wood charged with Measure 11 and other crimes in death of woman near St. Paul on McKay Road A Newberg man has been charged in the November 2014 death of a woman in…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - More shots - The Oregon Public Health Division says a 2013 law could be the reason 17 percent fewer parents are seeking exemptions to the state's school immunization rules.
May 13, 2015

State says new law leads to drop in school vaccination exemptions

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Public health — Nonmedical exemptions to state's school immunization rules drop by 17 percent, Oregon Public Health Division says The number of parents and others seeking nonmedical exemptions…
May 13, 2015

Firms are ready for the state's road usage fee test

by Pamplin Media Group
Transportation — ODOT will conduct nation's first test of road usage charge based on mileage driven as an alternative to gas tax Three private vendors have been chosen by the Oregon Department…




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