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Diminishing options – Strained medical practices present challenges

By Melissa Wagoner When Kristen Storer received notice that her family’s primary care physician, Dr. Tim Peters, would be retiring early due to staffing shortages at his clinic, Northwest Family Medicine in Silverton, she was dismayed.  “I kind of panicked because they didn’t give very much notice,” Storer said.  Reliant on monthly prescriptions for her husband’s ADHD, Storer knew the […]

Step-by-step: Grant moves Habitat project forward

By James Day A Silverton Habitat for Humanity project has received a $30,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF).  The award was part of $8.7 million in grants to 371 nonprofits that the foundation announced last month. North Willamette Valley Habitat For Humanity will use the funds to help hire a project manager for the planned 18-unit project on […]

Building momentum: Silverton Habitat project gets a federal boost

By James Day Efforts to put together an ambitious 18-home Habitat for Humanity project in Silverton are receiving a $1 million windfall from the federal government. The funds, part of a $1.5 trillion spending package signed by President Joe Biden last month, were secured by Oregon’s two U.S. senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity […]

Ready to ref again: Life-saving team honored at Heroes Breakfast

By Molly Gunther Newberg resident Perry Kimberly can officially call the people who helped to save his life heroes. Kimberly was officiating a boys varsity basketball game at Silverton High School on Jan. 31 when he collapsed from a cardiac event. Fans from both South Albany and Silverton High schools quickly came to Kimberly’s aid, while the gym was cleared. […]

Zonal denial: Pushing the envelop searching for survivors

By Brenna Wiegand White-wrapped plants dotting the hillside give the illusion of a graveyard, but Dr. Tim Peters is sure most of his young palm trees will make a comeback. The optimistic family practice doc owns Raintree Tropical, specializing in hard-to-find tropical or tropical-looking indoor and outdoor plants. And with his knowledge of tropical plants, he has plan to “doctor” […]