Beyond Backpacks to distribute supplies Saturday

Beyond Backpacks will host its annual distribution event this Saturday morning at Sue Buel Elementary. The 925 registered kids will be able to pick out their favorite backpacks along with needed school ...

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Chris Szedlak with Concrete Solutions directs workers while measuring the angle of the new sidewalk installation near Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School.

ODOT updating curb ramps to maintain ADA standards

As a result of a settlement between a disability advocacy group and the state of Oregon, the state is updating 25,000 curb ramps to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The pilot projects, ...

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Juan Loredo shows off his newest bike, and details several useful tools he keeps with him to repair it on the fly.

Bike lover has big dreams

Juan Loredo has dreams to own a bike shop and help the world. But as a 27-year-old who never learned to read, he faces hurdles others don’t. His grandma attributes his reading setbacks to epileptic ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##An air quality warning continues as smoke from Oregon and California wildfires hangs in the Willamette Valley.

Smoke in our eyes

The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for the Portland Metro area and Willamette Valley on Tuesday, initially set to end Wednesday. But as smoke continued to spread ...

Council paves way for airport improvements

The McMinnville City Council approved a $253,048 grant Aug. 14 from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the tarmac at the McMinnville Municipal Airport. Engineering Services Manager Rich Spofford ...

Samaritan or scofflaw?

Rural resident faces conflict over RVs on her property

Loans approved for Gateway District projects

The McMinnville City Council, which also acts as the Urban Renewal Board, approved loans for two projects in the Northeast Gateway District this week — the renovation of the former Huberd Shoe Grease ...

Some sex abuse charges dismissed against McMinnville man

Two counts of first-degree sexual abuse filed against Vaughn Monagon, a former McMinnville mortgage broker and active member of the Nazarene Church on the Hill, have been dismissed by the Yamhill County ...

McMinnville School Board plans to meet

McMinnville School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, in the district office, 800 N.E. Lafayette Avenue. Board members will consider goals for the school year and policies. They will hear reports ...

More patrols scheduled for Cruising McMinnville event

The Yamhill County Multi-Agency Traffic Team will conduct enhanced traffic safety enforcement patrols the afternoon and evening hours of Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25. These dates coincide with ...

Willamina Council appoints parks board member

WILLAMINA — The newly-formed Willamina Parks Advisory Board was expanded by one member at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Councilors unanimously approved the appointment of Samantha ...

McMinnville man has been missing four years

The McMinnville police continue to investigate the September 2014 disappearance of Louis “Paul” Geary. A family member requested a welfare check on him on Sept. 4 of that year after not hearing ...

Neuman leaving Y-C High principal job

YAMHILL — Greg Neuman is leaving Yamhill-Carlton High School in order to become principal of the much larger West Linn High School. “This was an opportunity I could not pass up,” Neuman ...

Along the Street: Whiskey ready

It seems like forever when Steven Day first dipped his toe into Oregon’s growing craft spirits scene, buying property for his Dayton-area distillery in 2013 — the beginning of President Obama’s ...

Military air training planned

Military jets will fly over Yamhill County at times during the next week as the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing hosts another air combat training session. A similar training event ...

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