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Public hearing continues 10 am, Dec 2!

Well, folks — so many people showed up at the first round of the pubic hearing that we didn’t finish … even after eight hours! So, the Yamhill County Commissioners have graciously allowed the issue to spill over into their … Continue reading

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Candidate forum — Tuesday, Sept 28

Tuesday, September 28th McMinnville Community Center, Room 103 House District 24 We hope that you can join your neighbors in a public Food and Farm Forum next Tuesday from 6-8:30pm at the McMinnville Community Center (600 NE Evans St., Room … Continue reading

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Hearing date rescheduled to Nov. 10!

The hearing in front of the Yamhill County Commissioners has been rescheduled and moved! Here’s the new info: 1 pm, Wednesday, November 10 McMinnville Community Center 600 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128

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Grand Island poems, cheers & slogans!

Tom Haire of Portland contributed these verses/slogans on the topic of Grand Island and our quarry fight. Enjoy! sand, gravel and crushed rock they’ll do it right it’s all just talk i like farms and i like dirt all that … Continue reading

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Aerial quarry photos posted

I just added a new page to the website with aerial photos of existing quarries near the proposed site on Grand Island. They need to be seen to be believed! Check them out here.

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Community meetings, Wednesdays, 7 pm

Community organizing meetings continue to be held Wednesday evenings at 7 pm at the Unionvale Countryside Church (on Wallace Rd, just south of the junction with Grand Island Rd)!

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Bicycle/walking tour – Sept. 19

Bike, Walk or Run At Heiser Farms Sunday, September 19, 1:00 PM 21425 SE Grand Island Loop Dayton, OR 97114 (Grand Island) Enjoy a no-cost family day touring the rural beauty of Grand Island while learning about the proposed Grand … Continue reading

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Article in The Oregonian

Eric Mortenson wrote a great article that was published on the front page of Tuesday’s edition of  The Oregonian. Read it online here!

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More Grand Island tours

Educational tours of Grand Island to the proposed gravel quarry site will be held from 1 to 3 PM Sundays, Aug 22 and 29, sponsored by the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries and the Yamhill County Democrats. Two vans/buses will leave from … Continue reading

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Wednesday tour a success!

Just wanted to thank everyone who attended or participated in this week’s Wednesday Grand Island tour. Attendees were given an intimate introduction to the island as a whole, the proposed gravel quarry site, and the many farms thriving on Grand … Continue reading

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