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Jolene Guzman

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Chiefs asked to refine fee proposal

The police and fire and EMS departments in Dallas will move forward with researching a public safety utility fee following a presentation to the Dallas City Council Monday night.

July 18, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas council gives Minet green light

The Dallas City Council approved the sale of revenue bonds and a franchise agreement with Monmouth-Independence Network Monday as part of a project to build and operate a fiber network in Dallas.

July 18, 2018 noon read more..

People sought for parade, dunk tank

Summerfest is fast approaching and organizers at the Dallas Area Visitors Center ask people to remember to sign up for a pair of events, one brand new and the other a longstanding tradition.

July 10, 2018 5:41 p.m. read more..

Dallas Forty to refresh facade

Dallas Forty will soon be known as Corby’s again. The downtown bar, located on Main Street, is the recipient of a Diamonds in the Rough grant through the state Historic Preservation Office.

July 10, 2018 5:29 p.m. read more..

Chiefs hope council approves new fee

The Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire & EMS will host a community forum Thursday to discuss a proposed utility bill fee to augment police and fire/EMS services.

July 10, 2018 5:17 p.m. read more..

SW Polk make first bond purchase

The first purchases from Southwest Polk Rural Fire Protection District bond that was passed in May 2017 were on display at the Dallas Fire Station last week.

July 3, 2018 noon read more..

Meals losing money in Dallas

The food service program at Dallas School District will finish the year with a deficit of about $10,000 but has made gains since a mid-year review in January.

July 3, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas adopts ‘intellectual property’ policy

The city of Dallas moved to protect its intellectual property on June 18, approving a policy providing guidelines to city employees, contractors and consultants on the use and misuse of city information, processes and technology.

June 27, 2018 noon read more..

Sarver indicted on new charges

Dennis Sarver, the man accused of murder in the death of a Falls City resident, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a grand jury indictment issued on Thursday.

June 20, 2018 noon read more..

City examines tourism, event money

The Dallas City Council will review possible changes to the policy governing how its transient lodging tax, known as the hotel/motel tax, revenue is distributed.

June 20, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas district to pay legal fees

The Dallas School Board approved paying $204,126.54 in legal fees to an attorney who represented a student and parent in a special education due process complaint.

June 20, 2018 noon read more..

ODOT insists on roundabout

The Oregon Department of Transportation will apply for funding to complete a roundabout at the intersection of Clow Corner Road and Highway 99W later this summer.

June 13, 2018 noon read more..

Salem man arrested for murder

The man accused of murder in the death of Falls City resident Earl “Buddy” Jambura reportedly admitted to emergency dispatchers and Polk County deputies that he shot the victim.

June 12, 2018 9:19 p.m. read more..

Efforts to end roundabout fail

The Polk County Board of Commissioners and Public Works Director Todd Whitaker made a final bid to change the minds of Oregon Department of Transportation engineers about installing a roundabout at Clow Corner and Highway 99W.

June 6, 2018 noon read more..

Stinky Feet child care license revoked

The owner of an Independence daycare center had her license revoked Friday following an emergency suspension and investigation into whether she allowed her son — who is charged with sexually abusing a child — to watch children at the facility unsupervised.

May 30, 2018 1:25 p.m. read more..

Dallas looks at housing, rent

The city of Dallas applied to have a housing supply and needs analysis conducted with money provided through the Department of Land Conservation and Development.

May 30, 2018 noon read more..

Dallas budget gets OK

The Dallas Budget Committee approved the 2018-19 budget on a split vote, sending it to the city council for final adoption next month.

May 23, 2018 noon read more..

Pope may be headed to runoff

Commissioner Craig Pope’s bid to win Board of Commissioner’s seat No. 2 during the May 15 primary election is coming down to the wire – and possibly a recount.

May 23, 2018 noon read more..

County ponders next steps

Voters in Polk County rejected a bond measure for maintenance and preservation of the Polk County Courthouse complex during the May 15 primary election.

May 23, 2018 noon read more..