County hires new planner

There’s a new planner in town, and he couldn’t be happier to be here. When County Planning Director Mike Brandt retired this summer, department manager Ken Friday stepped into the ...

Paolo files lawsuit against county

Murray Paolo, Yamhill County’s former information technology manager, has filed a lawsuit in Yamhill County Circuit Court naming County Administrator Laura Tschabold, former Deputy County ...

YES hosting Bounty of the County

The Yamhill Enrichment Society is packing more adventures into its annual fundraiser, Bounty of Yamhill County. The annual YES festival is Friday through Sunday, but tickets remain available for only a ...

Open burning banned during heat wave

------ The Yamhill County Fire Defense Board has banned all open burning in the county while a Red Flag warning remains in place. Red Flag warnings indicate extreme fire danger. The National Weather ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Kade Weeks waits his turn in the tractor parade during the Harvest Fest event on Saturday.

Crowds learn about vintage harvests

Crowds turned out Saturday and Sunday to learn about vintage agricultural practices at Harvest Fest, the Yamhill County Historical Society's August event. YCHS also sponsors Farm Fest in April. ...

CASA gets new director

Kendra Votava has been named executive director of Yamhill County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program. CASA volunteers act as advocates for children in the court system. They are charged ...

Commissioners debate unions, school clinics

Yamhill County commissioners spent more than an hour in executive session following their regular Thursday morning meeting.  They discussed labor negotiations, as well as an unrelated issue that ...

Pot decision appealed to commissioners

In July, both Yamhill County planning staff and the planning commissioners it reports to debated at length whether allowing marijuana sales in highway commercial zones was comparable to allowing alcohol ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Yani Emry and Nick Peloquin perform  Sunday Morning  by the band Maroon 5 during Saturday morning s Yamhill County Fair talent show.

County fair 'huge, biggest ever'

By the time the last demolition derby car was towed away Saturday night, and the closing band Skid Row finished rocking, more than 43,000 people had visited the 2016 Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo. Saturday ...

County joins transgender bathroom fight

The Yamhill County commissioners have agreed with opponents of a federal directive that transgender students be allowed to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. On Thursday, the commissioners unanimously ...

Marcus Larson##During the intermediate class of rabbit showmanship, Grace Adams responds to a question from Becky McCall about her chocolate-colored mini lop rabbit Thursday morning at the Yamhiill County Fair.

Fair entrants strut their stuff

Fred must’ve been the proudest rooster in the barn on the opening day of the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo. He and his owner, Dusty Lukinich of Sheridan, won not only a blue ribbon for ...

Public works chief returns to his post

Yamhill County has completed its investigation into an allegation by the county Employees Association that Public Works Director John Phelan violated state ethics regulations last summer, when ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##2016 Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo ambassadors Erin Rush, Samantha Roff and Courtney Croft.

Stopping By: Fair ambassadors love animals

All three will show animals in addition to carrying out other duties

Marcus Larson / News-Register##A Yamhill County Transit Area bus pulls away from its Route 2 stop near Chemeketa Commuity College s Yamhill Valley Campus.

Room for improvement in county transit

While there are several positive aspects to the various transit services Yamhill County offers its senior and disabled citizens, there is still significant room for improvement, riders and speakers ...

Landfill fight headed to Court of Appeals

Opponents of a long-stalled Riverbend Landfill expansion plan are taking their case to the Oregon Court of Appeals, and Riverbend’s Texas parent company, Waste Management Inc., is just fine ...

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