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City of Newberg will begin its annual dust control program; locals named to dean's list at Gonzaga University

City will begin annual dust attack

The city of Newberg has begun its annual effort to keep the dust down on its streets that lack pavement.

The city's public works department has retained contractor Envirotech Services to apply a dust control product called Dust Off Hygroscopic to approximately 1.8 miles of gravel streets. The product is a mixture of magnesium chloride that has the ability to attract and hold moisture from the surrounding air, which serves to keep the road surface damp.

"This treatment will reduce the amount of dust stirred up by cars during the summer," a release from the city said.

Application of the product is scheduled to begin June 16, weather permitting, and will be prefaced by crews placing "No Parking" signs on barricades at least one day before application, the release said. The city is requesting that residents on streets where the signs are deployed not to park on those streets until the product is applied.

For more information, call the city at 503-537-1234.

Locals named to Gonzaga dean's list, two graduate

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Newberg native Gordon House and Dundee resident Lydia Chambers have been named to the spring dean's list at Gonzaga University for the spring 2021 term. To earn the accolade, students must earn a minimum 3.5 or better grade-point average.

The university also announced last week that House and Newberg resident Joshua Butorac graduated from the school with bachelor's degrees in business administration.

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