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1891: Vernonia is incorporated
1922: Railroad arrives
1923: Oregon-American electric-
1930: Washington Grade School opens
1953: Vernonia High School opens
1957: O-A mill closes
1996: 500-year flood hits Vernonia on Feb. 8
2005: Vernonia Middle School opens
2007: second 500-year flood hits on Dec. 3
APRIL: Vernonia schools designated an
SEPTEMBER: high school demolished; middle/high school students move to modular classrooms
FEBRUARY: site chosen for new school
APRIL: land-use process begins on new school site; finishes in just eight months
NOVEMBER: school bond passes with more than 61% of the vote, with a 68% turnout
JANUARY/FEBRUARY: Vernonia Rural Sustainability committee launched
FEBRUARY: NW Natural makes $100,000 donation
APRIL: Oregon Dept. of Energy awards $1.1 million for green energy projects
JUNE: private campaign committee launched
AUGUST: Vernonia holds its “biggest school reunion”
DECEMBER: new school breaks ground; ODOT awards $3.8 million for transportation/access projects
JANUARY: $11.2 million FEMA award announced
JUNE: first wall is raised on new school
FALL: community fundraising begins
2012: new K-12 school is set to open in September
Sources: City of Vernonia, Oregon Solutions, Vernonia Pioneer Museum Association's Vernonia
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
The 2014 Bend Venture Conference set a record for the most cash, investments and prizes awarded at an angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. Investments in the six winning companies exceeded $1 million. The 11th annual conference was hosted by Economic Development of Central Oregon.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Consumers love the savings they get from low oil prices, but how has business been affected?
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit drew more than 1,000 people to the Oregon Convention Center yesterday.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY APRIL STREETER
Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.
Thursday, December 04, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
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Friday, January 23, 2015
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