County government solicits input on hazard mitigation plan

Yamhill County and participating cities are in the process of updating the countywide Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and public input is being sought on what should be included or eliminated in the updated plan, slated for release in the fall. Copies of the current plan and the final draft of the update are available on the county website at, at any city hall or at the Yamhill County Emergency Management office, 414 N.E. Evans St. in Mc­Minn­ville. The public comment period is open until Thursday and citizens can email comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You may also go to the following web link to take a short online survey If you do not have Internet access and wish to take the survey, call Yamhill County Emergency Management at 503-434-7340.

Join Americorps and give back to your community

Yamhill County Emergency Management is taking applications for those people interested in joining AmeriCorps, a federal program engaging adults in community service work and meeting critical needs in the community, and Oregon State Service Corps, the state-run program.

The service team runs from September through July 2015 and focuses on community preparedness and teaching disaster resiliency. The positions focus on conducting community outreach and education, attending meetings and conduct trainings for volunteer organizations as well as supporting disaster exercises. Successful candidates will receive living allowances.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Sue Lamb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled; the first review period is July 14.

For more information, visit www.ameri or or call Lamb at 1-503-434-7340.

Dundee has opening for vacant position on planning commission

The city of Dundee is accepting applications for a vacated spot on the city planning commission. The position expires in December 2017. In order to be appointed, applicants must have a minimum one year of residency, although the City Council can appoint one planning commission member who is a non-resident but who owns property for at least a year prior to appointment.

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. July 29. Applications are available via the city’s website at, in person at City Hall or by mail by calling 503-538-3922.

Old Fashioned Festival dog show on tap for another year

The Newberg Old Fashioned Festival dog costume contest is set for 7 p.m. July 24 at the Renne tennis courts.

Categories include best costume for small, medium and large dogs; looks most like owner and best representative of the festival theme (‘Feelin’ Groovy’).

Registration begins following the kids’ parade at 6:30 p.m. and the contest begins at 7 p.m.

Also, organizers are looking for pet businesses interested in being involved with the event.

For more information, call Cathy Martin at 503-538-7932.

Take a parkour class or help CPRD restore trails at Parrett Mountain Farm

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District will hold an introduction to parkour class for children age 10 to 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. starting Thursday and continuing through July 31. Students will learn to run, swing, climb, jump, roll and vault. Cost is $32 for in-district residents and registration is due by July 6.

The CPRD will also undertake a trailblazing effort from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 through Aug. 22, where 9- to 15-year-old youths will restore trails at CPRD’s newest acquisition, Crystal and Bob Rilee Park at Parrett Mountain Farm. Cost is $71 for in-district residents and registration closes July 14.

For more information, including the venue for the parkour class, call Sarah Craft at 503-519-5747 or email her at [email protected]

Club will conduct a concealed handgun class July 19

The Newberg Rifle and Pistol Club will conduct a concealed handgun class from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 at the club’s range, 15995 N.E. Quarrry Road.

Graduates of the class, which includes live fire training with one-on-one coaching, will have fulfilled the requirements to apply for an Oregon concealed handgun license. For an additional fee, graduates can also apply for Utah, Arizona or Florida permits valid in more than 30 states. The class includes the required fingerprinting and passport-type photo, as well.

To register for the class, visit and choose the links for a pre-registration form, class description and location map. Participants must be registered when the club receives the fee, due by July 14. For more information, call 503-538-4309 or 503-710-1442 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Relay for Life wrap-up planned

Relay for Life of Newberg’s wrap-up meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 15 at the First Federal meeting room. All team members, captains and committee members are encouraged to come and give their input on this year’s relay.

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