Owls to be released at local vineyards

In late March, a baby great horned owl fell out of its nest. A passerby found it unresponsive along the Yamhill River. After months of rehabilitation at Salem’s Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center, the ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Yamhill County Commissioners meet in the historic Fenton House.

Crews prepare to paint historic Fenton House

Contractors are scraping loose paint at Fenton House in preparation for repainting the 109-year-old structure. Built in 1909 for McMinnville attorney Frank W. Fenton in the Colonial Revival style, according ...

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A look at homeless issues in McMinnville

Council takes a look at permit process

The McMinnville City Council will be briefed on how city officials issue permits for special events during a work session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Kent Taylor Civic Hall, 200 N.E. Second St. “The ...

McMinnville receives another grant for after school program

The state Department of Education has awarded McMinnville a $2.4 million, five-year grant for after school programs. About 87 Oregon districts applied for the federally-funded 21st Century Community Learning ...

Cougar sighting reported at Miller Woods

Krista Gentry of Lafayette said she’s fairly certain she isn’t going to hike again through the Miller Woods Conservatory Area, located about five miles northwest of McMinnville, anytime soon. She ...

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Gallery Theater summer camp teacher Anami Day directs a group of students in the proper timing of a dance number.

Theater camp promotes kids' confidence

Anna Johnson started her first theater camp feeling nervous and shy. It took a few years before she finally auditioned for a show. Ten years later, she’s been in too many productions to count, playing ...

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Falls Event Center files for bankruptcy

UPDATED July 13.   The Falls Event Center LLC, which bought the Wings and Waves Waterpark and some of the land and buildings occupied by the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in 2016, has filed ...

News-Register file photo##Like past Turkey Rama festivals, this one features a carnival. Find it at Fourth and Baker streets in the OMI parking lot.

Turkey Rama struts stuff

Turkey Rama takes over downtown McMinnville this weekend with stage performances, carnival rides and vendor booths today and Saturday, ending with a Sunday car show on Third Street.  Third Street ...

Street work a welcome sight in Willamina

WILLAMINA — Residents who attend Willamina City Council meetings frequently voice concerns about the condition of streets in the community. They should be happy to know  Fourth Street between ...

McMinnville School Board approves contract

McMinnville School Board members on Monday finalized a new contract with confidential personnel — support staff for administrators and supervisors. This is the second contract approved with an employee ...

Sheridan/West Valley joint-chief concept remains on track

SHERIDAN - The Sheridan/West Valley Fire District joint-chief concept remains viable. It may take longer than anticipated for the agreement to come to fruition. The Sheridan board is pursuing hiring a ...

Cougar sighting reported at Miller Woods

A cougar sighting was reported about 11 a.m. Tuesday northwest of McMinnville at the Miller Woods Conservatory Area, according to the Oregon State Police. Krista Gentry of Lafayette told a trooper she ...

County turns foreclosures into affordable housing

Yamhill County Commissioners are becoming creative when dealing with foreclosed houses, finding methods to return them to the tax rolls quickly, preferably in the form of affordable housing or a social ...

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