Jerry Franklin photo##A seral community at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest exemplifies the natural regrowth of forests.

Logging 101: Professor talks 'ecological forestry' with city club

Federally-owned forests in Oregon are mired in politics, with no workable long-term strategy for achieving the goals for them enshrined in federal law, Oregon State University forestry professor K. Norman ...

Master gardeners event Saturday

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association will present its third annual Spring into Gardening on March 14 at the McMinnville Community Center, at 600 N.E. Evans Street, from 8:45 to 4 p.m. Cost ...

Vote scheduled on water rights purchase

After weeks of negotiations, McMinnville Water & Light commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday, March 17, on whether to approve purchase of water rights. The board meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. ...

Along the Street: Silhouettes cut at toy store

Silhouette artist Kerry Cook will cut finely detailed likenesses at Hopscotch Toys & Games from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Along The Street Tom Henderson is a longtime Oregon ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##EASA students Toby Irving, left, and Sam Freeman prepare a quadcopter for flight during a demonstration in the
Evergreen Space Museum, where the Engineering and Aerospace Sciences Academy meets.

School drone program gets grant

Students will learn about and practice using drones to research and study natural resources as part of a new collaborative effort at McMinnville High School. The natural resources pathway and the Engineering ...

Submitted photo##The Hagan Hamilton building sustained more than $40,000 in damages after the February crash.

'This was very reckless,' Hagan Hamilton CEO says

Hagan Hamilton Insurance Services CEO Rick John told Yamhill County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Stone that an employee often works nights in the same office a 2015 Subaru WRX smashed into at a high rate ...

Mac will change to all-day kindergarten

McMinnville School District will expand its kindergarten program from half-day to full-day this fall. The change will give teachers more time for social skills developments and gross and fine motor activities, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Yamhill County Commissioner Allen Springer speaks to landfill opponents as Commissioners Mary Starrett and Stan Primozich listen on.

Heated hearing

Crowds spilled into aisles and stood three or more deep around the sides and back of the McMinnville Civic Center Thursday for a contentious hearing on the proposed expansion of Riverbend Landfill. More people stood in the foyer, unable to fit inside, but able to hear over foyer speakers.

City council approves creation of tourism organization

McMinnville City Council approved the creation of a destination marketing organization during its Tuesday meeting. The decision was unanimous and will end the city’s previous program of awarding grants with the lodging tax money it collects.

Council to look at new use for lodging taxes

The city of McMinnville is considering creation of a destination marketing organization to allocate revenue from the tourism promotion portion of its transient lodging tax. After conducting several meetings ...

Submitted photo##Sean Kosky has been missing since September 2012.

Sean Kosky's family still searching

Sean has been missing since September 2012. A Go Fund Me account has been created to raise more money for expenses.

Gormand, left, Henderson, and Brooks.

Soroptimists honor women

Soroptimist International of McMinnville members work all year to raise money ­— selling elephant ears at Turkey Rama, for instance — so they can give it away. Last week, the club did ...

News-Register file photo##Missy Waterhouse and her mother-in-law Julie sport festive hats as they taste wine poured by Anne Gradek of Viento Vinyards during 2014’s Sip! celebration.

Sip City

McMinnville Wine & Food Classic returns this weekend in all its glory.

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, takes students through the process of a bill, using avocados as an example. Some students lobbied for more guacamole; others opposed making it mandatory in school lunches.

Boquist tells students what government's really like

Citizens, even those not old enough to vote, can influence what legislators do, Oregon Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, told Duniway Middle School eighth-graders. The senator from District 12 invited students ...

Waste Management answers Riverbend landfill questions

Jackie Lang, spokesperson for Waste Management, answers questions asked by News-Register staff about Riverbend Landfill. Q. Did Riverbend nearly reach its capacity in 2014? A. Without the MSE berm, ...

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