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County approves flood plain permit

The last time I wrote an update about Grand Island’s efforts to stop a quarry, we were awaiting our appeal of Baker Rock’s flood plain permit before the Yamhill County Commissioners. Members of Protect Grand Island Farms (PGIF) and their … Continue reading

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Active again! Time for an update!

After several quiet years, activity has begun again in the ongoing effort to prevent Baker Rock Industries from converting a 225-acre field of prime farmland into a gravel quarry at the south end of Grand Island. After large-scale public input … Continue reading

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County approves quarry in second hearing round

Well, last week was our last chance to stop this pending quarry at the county level, and at the Thursday hearing, the County Commissioners voted 2-to-1 to approve it. Folks here on the island are disappointed and quickly working on … Continue reading

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Quarry, part 2 around the corner — an update!

The Protect Grand Island Farms board met last week and voted to petition the Oregon Supreme Court about our case. We will have to wait to see their response — whether they will hear it, and then the outcome. In … Continue reading

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Capital Press article

The Capital Press ran an article about the recent Court of Appeals quarry ruling. You can read it here.  

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Update on Court of Appeals decision

The Court of Appeals issued their ruling on our case this week. Here is a press release with the details: Court Rules on One Part of Battle to Protect Grand Island Farmers Plan to Fight On to Protect their Family … Continue reading

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Quarry issues on OPB Thursday (Oct 20)

Thursday morning, Yamhill County farmer, Sam Sweeney, will be talking about the proposed Grand Island Baker Rock quarry on OPB’s talk radio show, Think Out Loud. The show starts at 9:00 AM but Sam is scheduled to be on at … Continue reading

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