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|Articles - October 2011|
|Thursday, September 22, 2011|
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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
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BY JOE CORTRIGHT | OB CONTRIBUTOR
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Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
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Friday, February 27, 2015
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