Aurora, Oregon’s Land Reserve Boundary Emergency

Have you read about Aurora, Oregon’s land reserve boundary emergency as found in Oregon House Bill 3313 yet?

Here’s the proposed area affected:

From a point of beginning at the intersection of the western right of way of Interstate 5 and the northern right of way of Southwest Miley Road, thence easterly along the northern right of way of Miley Road to a point of intersection with the eastern right of way of Airport Road Northeast; thence southerly along the eastern right of way of Airport Road Northeast to the southern right of way of Arndt Road Northeast; thence westerly along the southern right of way of Arndt Road Northeast to the intersection with the western right of way of Interstate 5; thence northerly along the western right of way of Interstate 5 to the point of beginning.

The above area appears to primarily include the following map approximation:

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Approximate Area Proposed

Read Oregon House Bill 3313 bill here, or click the image below.

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Aurora Airport Approved For Tower

News of an air traffic control tower for the Aurora Airport was recently announced.

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Aurora State Airport

As the third busiest airport in Oregon, approximately 90,000 landings and takeoffs reportedly occur at Aurora each year. U.S. Senators Wyden and Merkley are on record for supporting the project, which is expected to enhance flight safety. Groundbreaking for the control tower is scheduled sometime in April, with completion expected toward the end of 2014. Read a recent story about the Aurora, Oregon airport tower here.

Aurora, Oregon Is In The News

A recent KGW-TV Channel 8 news story reported by Grant McOmie focuses on the history behind Aurora, Oregon. 

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Click photo to view KGW-TV report on Aurora. Image courtesy of KGW-TV News.

Click here or on the photos to view the complete report on Aurora, Oregon history.

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Click photo to view KGW-TV news report on Aurora.

Aurora Colony Museum Turns 50!

A local newspaper reports 2013 is a big year for the Aurora Colony Museum. That’s due in part to this being the 50th anniversary of the Aurora Colony Historical Society.

Read the recent article on Aurora Colony history and upcoming celebrations here!

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Headstone of Dr. William Keil, founder of Aurora, Oregon