Learn more about your brain at PCC class
published: 1/8/2013 3:45:55 PM
Roger Anunsen, a gerontology instructor at Portland Community College, Sylvania, and a man one coworker called an “absolute delight,” will offer a half-day seminar and a three-part class in Newberg on aging brain health.
Wet weather bookends summer drought in state
published: 1/8/2013 3:46:49 PM
Although Oregonians saw neither blizzards nor super-storms in 2012, a pronounced summer drought sandwiched by heavy rains in January and November had what Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, called “a significant impact.
Berm decision centers on seismic capabilities
published: 1/22/2013 11:48:23 AM
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has nearly completed its review of Riverbend Landfill’s application to build a mechanically stabilized earthen berm along the western perimeter of its existing footprint, but the last outlying issue may be a big one: the proposed wall’s seismic capabilities.
Yamhill County, officials facing $1.25 million suit
published: 1/22/2013 11:54:35 AM
PORTLAND — Yamhill County and several officials and employees are defendants in a lawsuit alleging constitutional rights violations and asking for more than $1 million in damages.
Park and rec district takes over Meals on Wheels operations
published: 1/22/2013 11:55:56 AM
In an agreement finalized earlier this month, the Chehalem Park and Recreation District has taken over the management and operations of the Newberg-Dundee area’s Meals on Wheels program, as well as the weekday meals offered at the Chehalem Senior Center.
Habitat gets $75,000 grant from Thrivent
published: 1/22/2013 12:01:08 PM
Despite 19 homes either built, recycled or renovated since its inception in 1997, Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity has no intention of slowing down in its quest to create affordable housing, as evidenced by word last week that the agency had received a $75,000 grant toward construction of another project in Newberg.
County food summit on the menu for Saturday
published: 1/22/2013 4:08:06 PM
McMINNVILLE — Up to 100 or more Yamhill County residents are expected to gather at Linfield College Saturday for the first countywide summit hosted by the community collaborative Nourish Yamhill Valley, which was formed in 2011 to analyze and address local food access and nutritional health issues.
Riverbend wants to share land with the county
published: 1/18/2013 2:32:21 PM
In what one local official recently described as a “Christmas gift” to Yamhill County, Waste Management has initiated a series of meetings, workshops and brainstorming sessions to solicit public input on the use of 450 acres of land it owns around Riverbend Landfill, three miles west of McMinnville.
Council narrowly approves proceeding with UGB plan
published: 1/29/2013 3:43:13 PM
The Newberg City Council voted to proceed with its 260-acre expansion of the south industrial urban growth boundary (UGB) as originally presented at its most recent meeting, but it was by no means a unified decision.
January Rex Hill Rainfall column
published: 1/30/2013 11:14:40 AM
By Lewis Schaad, for the Newberg Graphic
This December we had measurable precipitation every day except for the last three. This was the opposite of last year when it was mostly dry until the last five days.
Funeral held for former local teen found murdered
published: 1/29/2013 3:41:21 PM
A funeral was held earlier this month in Dayton for a 17-year-old former Newberg resident believed to have been murdered in Olympia, Wash.