County commissioners on Tuesday voted two to one to reject the Yamhelas Westsider Trail farm impact findings, prepared by Senior Assistant County Counsel Todd Sadlo. But it wasn’t because they found the report inadequate or destructive to farm practices.

 

 

 


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    UFO Festival

    May 17th - 20th

    UFO Festival: The 18th annual UFO Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20, in McMinnville. Highlights include talks by expert ufologists, movie screenings, panel discussions, a costume ball, an alien parade, alien pet contest, live music and the Alien Abduction Dash 5K and Kids Fun Run. New this year is “Close Encounters of the Third Vine,” a winetasting event Friday night at McMenamins. For more information or to purchase tickets for speaker events, visit ufofest.com.

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    Garden Class

    May 26th

    Garden class: The McMinnville Community Garden is holding a class on raised bed organic gardening at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at 325 N.E. Burnett Road. It is part of a series of hourlong classes presented by OSU Master Gardeners Linda Mason and Alan Wenner. Topics include the benefits and pitfalls of organic gardening, preparation of soil, watering, pest control and harvesting. Each session costs $5.
    For more information, contact Alan Wenner at 503-883-9226 or awenner@hotmail.com.

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    Along the Street: Schue wins with brew

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