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2016 NFMS/AFMS "Treasures of the Northwest" Rocks, Minerals, & Fossils Show

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday July 29th-31st

2016 NFMS/AFMS "Treasures of the Northwest" rocks, minerals, & fossils Show, hosted by Willamette Agate & Mineral Show! Hundreds of displays, field trips, silent auctions, and dealers galore!

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Top Stories

 
Restaurants gear up for 'noir' Friday

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Opponents appeal landfill expansion to Court of Appeals

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Newberg festival features 'Christmas in July' theme

NEWBERG — The Newberg Old-Fashioned Festival, which opened Thursday, will continue through Sunday evening. Memorial Park, located at 411 S. Howard St., is once again serving as the main venue. “I’m ...

Council postpones action on new parking regulations

Faced with a packed agenda Tuesday, along with an executive session that extended the proceedings to midnight, the McMinnville City Council decided to defer action on new parking regulations. The ...

Former nurse sentenced for drug thefts

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Driver gets nine months for high-speed chase

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Willamina hires librarian

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Chamber inks deal with new leader

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Chehalem Parks District seeks outdoor sound exemption

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Amity plans Night Out

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Weather thermostat set to roast

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Kirby Brumfield dies at 84

Kirby Brumfield, a former Portland television personality known for his live one-man shows, died July 21 at his home at Hillside Manor. He was 84. A memorial celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, ...

City weighs nuisance property options

If police are called to a home three times in a 30-day period or five times in a 90-day period, and at least one of those calls results in a citation or arrest for objectionable on-site conduct, city officials ...

Council postpones action on new parking regulations

Faced with a packed agenda Tuesday, along with an executive session that extended the proceedings to midnight, the McMinnville City Council decided to defer action on new parking regulations. The issue ...

Local narcotics team suspended for now

The Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team has gone on a hiatus that Sheriff Tim Svenson hopes will just be temporary. The Sheriff’s Office, McMinnville Police Department and Oregon State ...

Council dismisses pot grower's subdivision concerns

Anne Thompson worries her neighborhood is going to pot — and not in the way the local marijuana grower would like. Thompson’s concerns included runoff from Dennis Elmer’s proposed ...

 
Henderson House gives kids place to play

While adults receive services from the Henderson House Advocacy Center staff, children can slide, swing and climb on the organization’s new playground. “They can be kids and just have ...

Repair of private vehicle triggered county probe

Yamhill County Public Works Director John Phelan told the News-Register that he had been placed on administrative leave July 19 over an allegation that he used the county shop to perform a repair on his ...

 
Riverbend pressing ahead with expansion bid

Despite another remand this month by the state Land Use Board of Appeals, Riverbend Landfill and parent Waste Management remain confident they will ultimately prevail with their expansion plan, ...

Pot shop greenlighted by planners

The McMinnville School District owns and operates a set of tennis courts on Northeast 11th Street, but the McMinnville Planning Commission decided on a 4-2 vote Thursday that the courts should not prohibit ...

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Zoom! - Kart racing in Mac this weekend

McMinnville’s Mason Smark takes practice laps around the kart track at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds Wednesday in preparation for his race Sunday, July 24. Qualifying begins at 11 a.m. with racing ...

 
Grizzly JBO crunch West Albany in first round, 11-1

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Michael Abeyta’s busy ‘summer camp’ adventure

Named outstanding wrestler of Western regional tourney

 
Closer to home

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Mac JBO teams advance to state

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Oswald to coach Willamina football

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Off to the rodeo!

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Grizzlies lose in Harlow’s farewell

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