Although an extreme heat wave coincided with the dates of this year’s Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo, that didn’t stop people from coming out in near-record numbers to watch bull riding, eye ...


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Valley View Air Show

Saturday, August 8th

Come enjoy a day of fun and family at the Valley View 2015 Air Show! Enjoy breakfast, hot air balloons, RC aircrafts, FREE horse & wagon rides, Kid's Village activities, BBQ lunch and dinner, live music, and more!

For more information and a schedule of events, please visit our Facebook page, or go to www.rockofagesvalleyview.com/airshow.html. Donations of canned food for local food banks is greatly appreciated! Dry camping is available.

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Traffic Alert: Runners on the road Saturday

Motorists heading to or through Lafayette and Carlton on Saturday morning should take heed of runners traversing Yamhill County back roads as part of the 2015 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon. The ...

New charges lodged against two-time felon

An inmate serving 12 1/2 years for stabbing his father and stepmother repeatedly and slashing his father’s throat is now facing charges alleging sex acts with a girl under the age of 14. Martin ...

Resource festival slated Saturday

A Cadena de Vida, featuring information about health and social service resources, is slated to run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, Second and Kirby streets. Admission is free. The ...

Local Navy vet recalls A-bomb , WW II's end

The world changed Aug. 6, 1945, when the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was the beginning of nuclear warfare — and threats of nuclear warfare that continue today. But it ...

Joe Steward, longtime local business leader, to be remembered

Memories of the late Joe Steward, a longtime McMinnville resident and business leader, will be shared from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McMinnville Elks Club, 333 N.E. Evans St. Steward, who spent most ...

Hearing set on rural rodeo plan

The Yamhill County commissioners held an unannounced executive session Monday to discuss a real property issue, but took no action in open session. On Thursday, they are scheduled to conduct a public ...

Hot June melts into hot July

On the first day of July, it hit 98 degrees in McMinnville. On the second, it reached 100. Local highs hovered above 90 for six straight days. And June had already concluded with a six-day run of its ...

Despite heat, crowds enjoy fair

Although an extreme heat wave coincided with the dates of this year’s Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo, that didn’t stop people from coming out in near-record numbers to watch bull riding, eye ...

Newberg city manager is exonerated

NEWBERG — The Marion County District Attorney’s Office has found no basis to allegations that Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz violated the law in placing Newberg-Dundee Police Chief ...

Oregon State Fair recruiting 400 workers

SALEM — The Oregon State Fair is looking to hire 400 workers. The Salem Statesman Journal reports that there will be a recruitment day Tuesday at the fairgrounds looking for people to work as ticket ...

Cooler temps aid firefighters in SW Oregon

CANYONVILLE — Clouds and the end of triple-digit heat helped firefighters battling the Stouts wildfire in southwest Oregon. Fire spokesman Dave Wells says the blaze is only 3 percent contained, ...

U. of Oregon raises record amount toward $2 billion goal

A new president is leading a $2 billion capital fundraising effort at the University of Oregon on the heels of a record-breaking year for donations. The $214 million raised this past fiscal year is the ...

No charges will be filed against Newberg city manager

UPDATE Friday The Marion County District Attorney's Office has declined to file any criminal charges against Newberg City Manager Jacque Betz related to her decision to place Newberg-Dundee Police Chief ...

Historic house fire started downstairs

The fire that heavily damaged a historic McMinnville residence, built in 1905 and featured in the 1983 movie “Quarterback Princess,” started on the main floor, according to McMinnville Fire ...

Mac council bans loaded open carry in parks

The McMinnville City Council banned the open carry of loaded guns in city parks Tuesday. The move occured after the city learned its previous rule banning guns outright did not conform to state law. Cities ...

County Fair continues through Saturday

Concerts, livestock exhibits and auctions, craft displays, carnival rides, rodeo competition and a wide array of edibles are on the schedule as the 161st annual Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo continues ...

Family burned out twice in 48 hours

Losing everything they owned to a pair of fires that broke out within 48 hours of each other was devastating enough. Learning the second fire may have been deliberately set left members of a McMinnville ...

National Night Out brings neighbors together

Neighbors will gather and get to know each other better at National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 4. Locally, events are scheduled at Discovery Meadows Park in McMinnville, in Amity City Park and in ...

24 counties targeted with suspicious letters

Sheriff’s offices in 24 counties, including Yamhill, received suspicious letters last week that were eventually tracked to a disgruntled Eugene man identified as 34-year-old Lance Storm. The Oregon ...

Along the Street: Mac hospital most profitable in Oregon

McMinnville’s Willamette Valley Medical Center is the most profitable hospital in Oregon, according to a report released earlier this month by the Oregon Health Authority, which collects and ...

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