Public works projects eyed

$3 million loan will finance Dallas land purchase, more

The city of Dallas has secured a more than $3 million short-term loan to finance several public works projects, including purchasing property surrounding Mercer Reservoir on Rickreall Creek, the city’s water source.

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City’s transportation SDCs rising sharply

For a single family home, the charges will go from $402 to $3,378. It puts Monmouth’s transportation SDCs as the most expensive in the county for a single-family home.

Community weighs in on candidate profile for superintendent

The Dallas School District superintendent search consultant team won’t have a lack of material when it begins compiling its candidate profile.

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Central FFA serves up frights for Halloween

Students have been working for weeks building walls to create the maze, planning which room will go where, and deciding who will be what.

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Costume shop manager puts skills to good use

What you thought you wanted to be for Halloween may change when you see the wide variety of costumes, masks and wigs available for rental at the shop, now open Tuesday through Saturday until Halloween.

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Detective making a smooth transition to city's fire staff

A former Dallas police detective, Welsh simply had to cross Jefferson Street to begin her new career as the department’s community service officer.

Cougar sightings puts neighborhood on alert

According to information provided by wildlife officials, cougars will usually sense people and leave an area inhabited by humans. However, they can be dangerous — especially to pets and children — if they feel trapped.

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Looper feasts on oak leaves

The looper, Lambdina fiscellaria somniaria, is a native moth that has periodic outbreaks in the Willamette Valley. Affected trees have a scorched appearance to their leaves. Defoliation often tends to be localized and highly variable.

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City has no intention to manage peafowl

Peafowl have little to fear of being managed by the city of Monmouth after a discussion at the Oct. 7 council meeting.

New police station being scaled back

Monmouth project comes in over budget

Construction bids from subcontractors are coming in 30 percent higher than projected, Doug Roberts, project manager, said.

City will interview interim administrator candidates

Falls City’s charter directs that the mayor serve as administrator in the absence of a permanent city administrator. However, Mayor Amy Houghtaling said she thinks the city would be better off with a professional minding city hall.

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Falls City joins those planning to tax pot

Falls City joins several other Oregon cities, including Independence, in passing a tax before voters statewide weigh in on Measure 91, the initiative seeking to legal recreational marijuana.

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Monmouth debuts new community alert system

On a number of different occasions in the last year, Monmouth Police Chief Darrell Tallan said he would have liked to have had a community notification system.

Perrydale teachers still without contract

The two sides have been unable to come to terms on salary, insurance and other changes in the contract, mostly language updates due to changes in the law and terminology.

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Monmouth and Independence mayor and council candidates

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