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.
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.
Peafowl have little to fear of being managed by the city of Monmouth after a discussion at the Oct. 7 council meeting.
Monmouth project comes in over budget
Construction bids from subcontractors are coming in 30 percent higher than projected, Doug Roberts, project manager, said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About the candidates
Eight candidates are running for four seats: Incumbents Jim Fairchild and Jackie Lawson, and challengers Micky L. Garus, Bill Hahn, Joe Koubek, Kenneth S. Mayer, Steve Pickering and Paul K. Trahan. Mayor Brian Dalton is also running for re-election, but unopposed .
Cash-strapped budget behind decision not to buy
Leasing the truck allows the city to have a new piece of equipment while avoiding purchasing it outright or getting a loan for the truck, which costs $439,863.
Corrections on stories for "WOU program earns 5-sar rating" and "Perrydale teachers still without contract."
Dallas and Falls City will rush to implement similar taxes ahead of the election.
Work on Cooper Block Building storefront in downtown begins
“Finally the community can drive by and see some real action now that we have begun the storefront renovations,” said developer Bodie Bemrose.
Good news for shoppers
Store will reopen — though in a scaled-down version — and will be called Dallas Mini Mart at the same downtown location at the corner of Oak and Main streets.