The bridges of Yamhill County are growing old. Of the 89 listed on the National Bridge Inventory, 59 were built before 1970, making them at least 45 years old. The condition of eight of the county’s ...



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Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County

October 2, 3, 4, & 9, 10, 11, 2015

This year we celebrate the 23rd Art Harvest Studio Tour. Engage in conversations, watch demonstrations and see artistic collaboration, innovation, tradition, and skill.

Visitors will learn about diverse approaches to the creative process while viewing exciting artwork. This self-guided tour brings the public into 39 Yamhill County artist studios located in Newberg, Lafayette, Carlton, Yamhill, McMinnville, Amity and Sheridan.

The $8 Tour button comes with an illustrated catalog with directions to studios and other select county locations. Explore this low-cost cultural family friendly activity. Children under 18 FREE. The Tour runs from 10am to 6pm on each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Local pot shops draw big opening day crowds

The grand opening of a small-town business doesn’t normally draw a documentary film crew, but it did Thursday morning at Chalice Farms in Dundee. As a line of more than two-dozen formed outside ...

County eyes building in Evergreen complex

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Dragging the Gut honored

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