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Starrett launches re-election campaign

Yamhill County Commissioner Mary Starrett has announced plans to seek a second term. If successful, she said, she will continue opposing any spending she considers wasteful of taxpayer money. “My ...

Submitted graphic shows a section of the proposed trail.

Trail meeting draws large audience

People interested in the proposed Yamhelas Westsider Trail jammed Room 203 of the McMinnville Community Center for a Wednesday night presentation by a National Parks Service consultant. He took the occasion ...

Jail transitioning to medical contractor

The Yamhill County Jail has discontinued trying to recruit and retain its own nursing staff. Instead, it is planning to contract with an outside firm for medical services. County Sheriff Tim Svenson said ...

Carlton mayor cruises to re-election

CARLTON — Mayor Kathie Oriet was pleased when early returns showed her winning easy re-election Tuesday night. “I love Carlton,” said Oriet, who has been serving in an elected ...

Arbitrator orders fired deputy reinstated

Marc Brodeur, fired for lying about taking home a department taser over a three-day weekend, has been reinstated as a Yamhill County sheriff’s deputy by an arbitrator. Arbitrator Andrew ...

Parents push back on transgender issue

Former U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall and Linfield psychology professor Tanya Tompkins criticized the Yamhill County commissioners Thursday for their recent stance in opposition to federal Title ...

County to hear pot appeal

The Yamhill County commissioners are scheduled to hear on Thursday the appeal of a planning commission decision allowing marijuana sales as a conditional use in highway commercial zones. The decision ...

Appeals court denies dump dismissal motion

The Oregon Court of Appeals has denied a bid by Waste Management Inc. to reject a Riverbend Landfill expansion appeal. The Texas corporation argued that landfill opponents had missed a filing ...

Waste Management asks court to throw out dump appeal

Waste Management has asked the Oregon Court of Appeals to throw out an appeal by the Stop the Dump Coalition and allies. The Texas corporation argues that the opponents missed a deadline and said ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Workers at Stoller Vineyards hastily collect grapes for this year s harvest.  Picking is happening several weeks early this year.

Another early wine grape harvest

When Yamhill County’s wine grape harvest began during the final days of August last year, the most recent precedent local winemakers had for such an early start was 1992. This year, vineyard ...

MV Advancements at 50

In 1966, a group of parents decided to create opportunities for their adult children, whom they knew were capable of many things despite having developmental disabilities. Led by Ezra and Veda ...

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 ...

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