Search Results: 'yamhelas'

Letters to the editor: Feb. 19, 2021

... at the Feb. 4 meeting where she and colleague Mary Starrett killed plans for the popularly supported Yamhelas Westsider Trail. I and a number of my fellow citizens showed up because we were appalled to see Berschauer ...

Chehelam Parks & Recreation pursuing bypass trail

... Commissioner Mary Starrett to say the county is “reeling” from the decision to cancel the Yamhelas Westsider Trail and mistakes she believes had occurred in the grant process for that project. Starrett ...

Tourism partnership ends on sour note, blames commissioners in letter

... also pointed to Starrett and Berschauer’s “lack of support and politicizing” of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail. “It further draws attention to fact that the visitor economy carries little ...

Letters to the editor: Feb. 12, 2021

... commissioners I want to praise Commissioners Starrett and Berschauer for finally ending development of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail. It took great courage for them to stop the project in the face of backlash from a ...

Trail decision a detriment to parks system needing vision

... County Commissioner Casey Kulla captured our reaction to the fierce, expensive and ultimately successful Yamhelas Westsider Trail opposition almost perfectly in a post-decision post. “It truly amazes me,” ...

Berschauer conduct is indefensible

We were not surprised to see the Yamhelas Westsider Trail rejected on a 2-1 vote by the county commissioners Thursday. After all, Mary Starrett ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##A group showed up in front of the Yamhill County Courthouse Thursday to show support for Commissioners Lindsay Berschauer and Mary Starrett. A different group planned a protest against Berschauer s treatment of staff during deliberations about the Yamhelas Westsider trail, but those plans were canceled due to safety concerns, organizer said.

 
Berschauer, Starrett supporters gather; critics cancel protest

... Berschauer, whom the group said behaved inappropriately toward county staff over two weeks of debate about the Yamhelas Westsider Trail. The group canceled the event after seeing 40 or 50 people showed up in support of ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##After 29 years in Yamhill County, Mary Stern is returning to the east coast. She served as a county commissioner, nonprofit director and staff attorney at the federal prison in Sheridan, among other roles.

 
Former commissioner, nonprofit leader heading east

... experience on the board also coincided with groundwork laid for the Newberg-Dundee bypass and the Yamhelas Westsider Trail. Stern would have preferred to see both completed. “There was a lot ...

 
Letters to the editor: Feb. 5, 2021

... decision. Michele Reeves McMinnville   Yes on the trail I don’t understand the push-back on the Yamhelas Westsider Trail. It’s good for our county and members of our community. It’s also good for ...

Jeb Bladine: Politics run hot with Westsider Trail talks

Long-time backers of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail are heartened by recent outpourings of public support for development of the 17-mile ...
News-Register file photo##After months and months of discussion by county officials, proponents and opponents, the Yamhelas Trail has been canceled.

 
County commissioners officially end pursuit of Yamhelas Westsider trail

Yamhill County has ended its effort to pursue the Yamhelas Westsider Trail, and will have to repay the state more than $2 million it received in grants to purchase ...

Letter to readers: Direct contact helps navigate deadline

... report on comments received in a timely manner. Last week, however, both proponents and opponents of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail — a project with strong emotions on both sides — took matters into their ...

 
Letters to the editor: Jan. 29, 2021

... owing the Oregon Department of Transportation $2.4 million in grant money procured for Ken Wright's Yamhelas Trail proposal. You were never eligible for those funds and you knew it. From the beginning back in ...
News-Register file photo##The bridge over Stag Hollow Creek, pictured here last August, is now 95% completed, but work is on hold.

 
Commissioners debate next move regarding Yamhelas Trail

Commissioners held an hours-long discussion about issues related to the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail on Thursday. During the session, Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer criticized staff at ...
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Dozens voice opinions as county considers future of Yamhelas Trail

Yamhill County commissioners, who plan to consider the future of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail this week, have been flooded by letters from constituents. As of Monday afternoon, ...

Trail's end or just a hiatus?

With opponents of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail now in the majority on the county board of commissioners, progress on the project is ...
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LUBA remands trail, again

Opponents of the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail scored another victory last week when the state Land Use Board of Appeals remanded ...
News-Register file photo##Evacuee Kathleen Shaughnessy shows where a wildfire moved through her backyard, nearly reaching her house on Mountain Top Road.

 
2020 Year In Review, Part 2: Worry, anger, hope

... fall.  Berschauer’s campaign promoted a message of preventing “Metro drift” and opposing the Yamhelas Trail proposal. Boyer ran on her local roots and experience as chair of the county soil and water conservation ...

Letters to the editor: Dec. 24, 2020

... would like to set the record straight regarding the initial master planning process on the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail. In the article published in the News-Register on Tuesday, Dec. 8, Carrie Martin, the ...

County advances Yamhelas trail planning on split vote

Design of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail will proceed following a 2-1 vote by Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday, after ...