Aquatic center undergoes some improvements
published: 11/2/2012 2:29:31 PM
The 43-year-old Chehalem Aquatic Center will soon have 36 new, energy-efficient lights in its pool area. The magnetic-induction bulbs will use 45 percent less energy than the old Mercury-vapor bulbs and cut lighting costs by $2,642 a year, according to Kat Ricker, spokeswoman for the Chehalem Park and Recreation District.
Money grows in local elections
published: 11/2/2012 2:29:06 PM
Even a cursory look at the recent campaign finance contributions and expenditures reports of local candidates will tell you money could play a large role in several local elections next week.
Options few for farmers fighting filbert blight
published: 11/2/2012 2:28:41 PM
For decades, hazelnut growers across Oregon have battled a troubling, expensive, yield-trimming foe, only beginning to — slowly — turn the tide in their fight thanks to some new weapons developed by a research program at Oregon State University.
Newberg native pitches in to help after Sandy
published: 11/6/2012 2:38:58 PM
Chris Goodwin’s job as a public health associate took on a whole new meaning after Superstorm Sandy when the 2002 Newberg High School graduate went into his office last week at the Center for Disease Control in Astoria, New York, and started recruiting doctors and nurses to volunteer with hurricane victims.
Group will grapple with how to harness the ‘power of food’
published: 11/6/2012 2:40:11 PM
The Sheridan group wants to start a composting business in town.
The McMinnville group wants to turn a vacant school into a community food center with classrooms, kitchen and garden.
Publisher's column: Graphic will return to a weekly in January ’13
published: 11/6/2012 2:42:02 PM
How do I start this column? I guess I’ll just be direct and to the point. The Newberg Graphic will soon return to its roots: Starting Jan.
New engine will serve double duty
published: 11/6/2012 2:46:31 PM
The majority of firefighting agencies in the state of Oregon are like Newberg’s — they pull double duty, providing both fire and emergency medical services.
Yamhill County commissioner race still 'too close to call'
published: 11/7/2012 10:18:23 AM
As of Wednesday morning, the race to be Yamhill County’s next commissioner remained “too close to call,” according to Clerk Rebekah Stern Doll. The most recent report, which was time-stamped at just before 4 a.
Oh Christmas tree, the commerce you bring
published: 11/9/2012 3:09:45 PM
In the traditional holiday tune, “O Christmas Tree,” that “O” might as well stand for Oregon. After all, the Beaver State produces more of the crop than any other, according to Bryan Ostlund, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association.
Springer elected county commissioner
published: 11/9/2012 3:08:54 PM
Although the race was too close to call for several days, McMinnville businessman and former city councilor Allen Springer has emerged the victor in a hard-fought contest to be Yamhill County’s next commissioner.
True to form, Yamhill County voters re-elect GOP legislators
published: 11/9/2012 3:07:10 PM
Election Day was good to incumbent Republican legislators in Yamhill County. State Sen. Brian Boquist, along with state Reps. Jim Weidner and Kim Thatcher all won re-election easily.
True or false: Some people confess to crimes they didn’t commit
published: 11/9/2012 3:15:05 PM
“Just tell me the truth. You’ll feel better when you tell us what happened,” Gresham Police Det. Tony Cobb repeated gently in a videotaped interrogation session that lawyers and Circuit Court Judge John Collins sat watching in a Yamhill County courtroom.
Newberg students meet living legends
published: 11/13/2012 11:48:24 AM
Marta Burchett finally found out what the giant triangular buildings on Highway 18 were, when her Newberg High School class attended Living History Week last week at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.
Newberg will get new nursing facility
published: 11/13/2012 11:50:57 AM
Milwaukie-based Marquis Companies plans to build a new, $3.8 million skilled-nursing facility in Newberg, which it hopes to begin constructing next month and open sometime in November 2013.
City sign banning firearms draws criticism
published: 11/13/2012 11:53:08 AM
The city of Newberg is mulling revisions to a sign in its Public Safety Building that prohibits all weapons — including licensed concealed firearms — after receiving a letter from state Rep.
Clerk says turnout, not machines, to blame for late count
published: 11/13/2012 11:54:23 AM
The Yamhill County clerk’s delay in processing and releasing results of last week’s general election was not due to malfunctions in the office’s ballot-processing machines — despite some rumors to the contrary.
Public/private venture aims to encourage cycling
published: 11/16/2012 2:29:57 PM
The consensus among many cyclists is that Newberg is a great place to bike, and in the past, the city encouraged biking among those who live and work here because it’s a more environmentally friendly way to commute.
Newberg charging ahead with EV stations
published: 11/16/2012 2:32:50 PM
Newberg’s first “fast-charging” electric vehicle (EV) station, and fifth charging station overall, went online Nov. 8 in a ceremony at the Chevron station at 3745 E.
NDC eyes new state designation for projects
published: 11/16/2012 2:33:58 PM
The Newberg Downtown Coalition (NDC) is eyeing two state-level designations that would open new avenues for growth and assistance for the organization and the merchants that line the city’s historic district.
The demise of ‘The Purple House’
published: 11/16/2012 2:36:55 PM
DUNDEE — Perhaps the best illustration of the wide notoriety of Dundee’s so-called “purple house” can be found in what Fire Chief John Stock encountered as he was soliciting bids for the demolition of the structure to make way for the town’s new, $3.
Send in your votes and local could become a national ag spokesperson
published: 11/20/2012 2:10:49 PM
St. Paul farmer Brenda Kirsch, 29, has been selected by the national agriculture coalition U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance as one of nine finalists to become its next spokesperson.
Raw milk: Ban it or make it safer?
published: 11/20/2012 2:13:41 PM
ST. PAUL — Like all agricultural products, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do milk. But with unpasteurized milk — more commonly called raw milk — the stakes are quite a bit higher.
State tough in grading Newberg schools
published: 11/20/2012 2:15:56 PM
The Newberg School District trumpeted last month’s release of state report cards, which showed six of its nine schools scoring in the “Outstanding” category.
Most of Buckley’s fine goes to aid Habitat
published: 11/23/2012 11:42:25 AM
After being fined more than $8,000 last year by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), local contractor Dave Whitmore Excavating Inc.
Promoting Sandy relief through art
published: 11/23/2012 11:44:59 AM
After Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of the Caribbean and the Mid-Atlantic United States last month, Newberg resident Judith Raye Smith joined countless millions in wanting to help.
The library — in the palm of your hand
published: 11/23/2012 11:47:53 AM
After decades of functioning primarily around the print medium, the Newberg Public Library is changing with the times. In some ways, that means making its services bigger, like the current project designed to expand the coverage area and bandwidth of the building’s wireless Internet.
Providence Newberg Medical Center hires new chief
published: 11/23/2012 11:50:23 AM
Having wanted to live in Oregon for quite some time, Lori Van Zanten was elated to get that chance last November when she was hired as nursing director and chief operations officer at Providence Newberg Medical Center.
County food-power meeting sparks many ideas
published: 11/27/2012 12:13:04 PM
Newberg’s newspaper of the future has a strange headline: “Eat your city park.”
The story describes the edible gardens in every local park and how visitors can pick and eat anything they want; how the gardens are irrigated by rainwater-catchment systems and maintained by Boy Scouts, school groups and inmate work crews; how city residents have learned about growing their own food.
Bypass appeal moves forward
published: 11/27/2012 12:14:21 PM
Mart Storm, of Dundee, is moving ahead with his appeal of the Newberg-Dundee bypass.
After filing his intent to appeal in August, Storm’s attorney, Andrew Stamp, reviewed the county’s response and filed the official appeal earlier this month with the state’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).
Family arrested in a string of Texas heists
published: 11/27/2012 12:20:41 PM
A father and two of his grown children — all former residents of Dundee and McMinnville — have been arrested in Texas for allegedly robbing a credit union in early October, and police believe they may have been involved in at least one other robbery in the Lone Star State and as many as five in Oregon.
Newberg officials rebut UGB expansion criticism
published: 11/30/2012 3:38:17 PM
City staff members denied claims by land-use activist groups that there are good alternatives to a proposed addition to the south industrial urban growth boundary (UGB) during a joint meeting of the Newberg City Council and the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners this week.
Rediscovering the Chehalem blackberry
published: 11/30/2012 3:43:25 PM
As in the countless millennia before human domestication, commercially developed crops go through a natural selection of sorts. And just like in nature, it’s a survival-of-the-fittest game, though in this case, the “fittest” means those that grow the fastest, or the largest, or in the widest variety of climates.
Tree lighting kicks off the holiday season
published: 11/30/2012 3:57:15 PM
In spite of the cold, hundreds of children and parents packed Howard Street outside the Newberg Public Library Thursday night for the 28th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival.