What appears to be a partial human skull was found Saturday by a mushroom picker northwest of McMinnville, about two miles west of McGuire Reservoir, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office. The ...



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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.

For more information, please visit www.artharveststudiotour.org.


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Skull found northwest of McMinnville

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Veteran who tried to stop Oregon gunman was shot 5 times

ROSEBURG — When the gunshots started at Umpqua Community College, some people mistook them for falling books. But Army veteran Chris Mintz quickly recognized the threat. “He was in the military ...

Oregon gunman was Army dropout who studied mass shooters

Updated at 2:50 p.m. Friday   By JEFF BARNARD and MARTHA MENDOZAAssociated Press ROSEBURG — The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire in a community college English class, killing nine, was ...

Local pot shops draw big opening day crowds

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Over the objection of Chair Allen Springer, the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners approved Thursday securing financing for possible purchase of one of the buildings on the former Evergreen ...

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Linfield hosts British debaters

Linfield College forensics students will square off against two members of the English-Speaking Union from Great Britain in a demonstration debate slated for noon today in the Pioneer Hall Reading Room. Matthew ...

Yamhelas Westsider Trail group seeking input

Friends of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail has a public meeting slated to run 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, to seek input on its biking and hiking trail project. The meeting will be held in the cafeteria ...

Grand opening set at dog park

Local dogs and their owners are invited to a grand opening ceremony for a new off-leash dog park developed by Yamhill County at Ed Grenfell Park. It is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday at the park, off Baker ...

Scarecrow entries sought

The McMinnville Downtown Association is seeking contestants for its third annual Scarecrow Contest. All entries must be in place by Monday, Oct. 12, and remain up through Nov. 1. Judging will take place ...

Nunchuck attacker facing expanded charges

A Yamhill County grand jury has indicted 28-year-old Kasey Heermann on two counts each of attempted murder, first-degree domestic assault, domestic strangulation and unlawful use of a weapon, all felonies, ...

Mac council selects new city attorney

The McMinnville City Council selected a new city attorney at a special meeting Tuesday. David Koch will take over from Candace Haines, who is retiring after more than 15 years in the post.  Koch ...

Eola Hills Charter moving to Amity

AMITY — The Eola Hills Charter School will move into the former Mia Sonatina Winery & Tasting Room — on the south side of the building housing the Amity Foods and Coffee Shop, on Trade ...

Amity mayor will head state group

SALEM — Michael Cape of Amity was named president of the Oregon Mayors Association at its recent business meeting. He will preside over the state mayors association during the 2016 calendar year. Other ...

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