Josh Cooksey makes eyeglass frames out of wood in a shop behind his family’s McMinnville residence. He was inspired by his younger brother. “My brother said I had ugly glasses,” the ...

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Alpacas are coming to Vineyard Heights!

Friday, April 10th at 2:00 pm

Barbara and Randy Coleman will be bringing some of their herd to our community and plan to speak about the animals and their care. They will also talk about wools and fibers to engage all those interested in knitting and spinning. Check them out at 345 SW Hill Road McMinnville; 503.435.1000


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Briton pleads guilty to trying to set up Oregon terror camp

NEW YORK - A mentally ill British man pleaded guilty Monday to U.S. charges he plotted to set up an al-Qaida training camp on a ranch in a remote part of Oregon that was likened to Afghanistan. Haroon ...

Portland mayor suspends city-funded travel to Indiana

PORTLAND - Mayor Charlie Hales says Portland's government is joining the reaction against an Indiana law aimed at preventing government from compelling people to do things they object to, such as catering ...

Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM - Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets. Ski ...

Oregon Zoo elephant Rama euthanized

PORTLAND - Oregon Zoo officials in Portland say they have euthanized a 31-year-old elephant known for his enthusiasm for painting. They decided Rama was in too much pain from an old leg injury. The Oregonian ...

Easter hunters, on your mark this Saturday

The Easter Bunny will be busy this week hiding eggs filled with candy in parks all around the Yamhill Valley. He’ll have some help from local fire departments, service clubs and student groups, ...

Willamina man injured in rural McMinnville crash

A Willamina man was injured Monday night in a single-vehicle crash on Southwest Hill Road near Southwest Pemberly Loop in rural McMinnville. McMinnville police identified the lone victim as Kenneth Boyd ...

Court issues partial ruling in museum tax case

The Oregon Tax Court has ruled on elements of a long-running property tax dispute between Yamhill County Assessor Scott Maytubby and the Evergreen Aviation &  Space Museum. A separate case focusing ...

Stopping By: One heck of a trek

At 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Frank Gabriel stood on top of the world. After walking for eight days, up and down “insanely steep” terrain that often required him to crawl over boulders, ...

Toddler assaulted over spilled juice

A McMinnville woman’s boyfriend told police he “lost it” when her 1-year-old boy spilled some juice while in his care and he grabbed the boy’s face. Called to investigate, McMinnville ...

Private wells cleared around Whiteson Landfill

Tests conducted by the state Department of Environmental Quality show that the water from 10 of 11 private wells around the former Whiteson Landfill is safe to drink, and that elevated arsenic levels at ...

Teens carve a niche in eyeglass frames

Josh Cooksey makes eyeglass frames out of wood in a shop behind his family’s McMinnville residence. He was inspired by his younger brother. “My brother said I had ugly glasses,” the ...

Along the Street: economic forecast on tap in Salem

University of Oregon economist Tim Duy is slated to deliver his 2015 economic forecast from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at a Strategic Economic Development Corporation forum. SEDCOR promotes ...

Commissioners put off landfill decision

Before a packed audience Thursday morning, the Yamhill County commissioners announced they were postponing a decision until April 2 on whether to allow expansion of Riverbend Landfill. On the advice of ...

Rite-Aid almost ready to cross the road

Construction is almost complete on a 17,185-square-foot, $1.5 million Rite Aid outlet at Highway 99W and Northeast Evans Street in McMinnville. “We have two more weeks of construction before we ...

Oregon Democrats push for background checks on private gun sales

SALEM - Oregon Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to require background checks on private firearm sales, setting up a showdown with gun rights advocates that could come as soon as next week. Gun control ...

N-R appeals county's public record denial

News-Register Publisher Jeb Bladine has appealed Yamhill County’s refusal to make public the legal advice offered commissioners on ex parte contact in the course of the Riverbend Landfill expansion ...

McMinnville man charged in child assault

McMinnville man has been charged in connection with the alleged assault of a boy under 10 years old. McMinnville police identified him as Kyle Christopher Lee Paulsen. The 23-year-old was ...

Sex defendant granted conditional release

A physicians association executive from Bend, indicted by a Yamhill County grand jury on charges alleging sexual conduct with a child and dog in March 2014, has been released pending disposition of his ...

Linfield loses lifelong supporter Charlotte Filer

Charlotte Filer, who inspired hundreds of students during her many years teaching journalism, died Tuesday at a McMinnville retirement home. She was 83. A memorial service is slated for 11 a.m. Friday, ...

Mac women plan to cycle the country

Two McMinnville women are preparing for a 10,000-mile road trip designed to take them into each of the 48 states in the continental U.S. — on bicycles. “Riding is fun,” said Haley Winkelman, ...

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