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Hillsboro: We never thought to ask for upfront money from Yakima Bears

A comparison of proposed leases between Hillsboro and the Yakima Bears (short season A; Northwest League) reveals something interesting: despite a team offer to pay up front toward a proposed Clark County ballpark, no such demand was issued by Hillsboro. Not that it would have made a difference anyway: with Northwest League president Bob Richmond […]

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Milwaukie ballpark planning moves forward; forum scheduled for Monday

After three public forums to determine public interest in a new ballpark for a short-season Northwest League team, Milwaukie (Ore.) officials are ready to hear a progress report and decide whether to move forward. 360 Architecture, which has been working on a feasibility plan for the proposed ballpark, will present information on the ballpark orientation, […]

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Milwaukie moves ahead with ballpark-feasibility study

Seeing an opportunity to bring a Northwest League team to suburban Portland, Milwaukie officials have commissioned a feasibility study to determine whether to move forward with a new ballpark. The city is paying $84,500 to three firms — Innovative Campaign Strategies, 360 Architecture and Capital Project Consultants — to determine community support for a ballpark, […]

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Clark County postpones ballpark hearing

The Clark County Board of Commissions is postponing a final decision on a funding plan for a new short-season Northwest League ballpark, giving the Yakima Bears more time to alter their proposal — but the clock is ticking. The Bears have until Sept. 23 to finalize a ballpark plan within the team’s exclusive negotiating agreement […]

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