City may seek affordable housing pilot slot

McMinnville may add 50 acres to its urban growth boundary under a controversial state program designed to promote affordable housing. House Bill 4079, signed by Gov. Kate Brown on March 15, creates a ...

Former interim manager returns in Willamina

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council has turned to Ross Schultz to serve a second stint as its interim city manager. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Schultz as a contract employee ...

County applying for mental health grant

Silas Halloran-Steiner, Yamhill County’s health and human services director, is embarking on another step toward creation of a county mental health crisis center. On Thursday, he sought and received ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Cozine Creek runs through southwest McMinnville.

Pesticide presence rises in Cozine Creek testing

The prevalence of pesticide residues in Cozine Creek increased last year, according to monitoring reports from the Yamhill Stewardship Partnership. Every year, the partnership examines multiple samples ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register file photo##McMinnville High School student Nicole Larson waters plants during the annual spring plant sale in 2016.

Supporters try to save horticulture pathway from the chopping block

Chris Ames spoke to Duniway Middle School students in April about her career with Oregon Pride Nursery. Horticulture is “a hot industry,” she said, offering an array of jobs for those with ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Columbus second-grade teacher Reid Kimura helps students Alyse Waldron and Sarah Leggett in April 2013, just after Kimura was named “Outstanding Young Educator.”

Parents, students plead to keep teacher

After Columbus Elementary School parents learned popular teacher Reid Kimura was to be transferred to Wascher Elementary in the fall, they started a campaign to persuade the school district to reverse ...

Inmate flees work crew assignment

Extensive criminal history includes previous flight

Marcus Larson/News-Register file photo##Gary and Signe Lawrence pose with Juliette, their Bichon Frise, in the museum room they created for the Salvador Dali show. Photo taken in 2013 just before the show opened.

Along the Street: Lawrence Gallery marks 50 years

Lawrence Gallery is gearing up for it’s 40th annual Garden Party this weekend, set for Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Highway 99W about eight miles southwest of McMinnville. Founder Gary Lawrence, ...

Council hikes local lodging tax

Visitors to McMinnville will pay an additional $2 for every $100 they spend at local hotels, motels, inns, vacation rentals and RV parks, under a rate the city council approved Tuesday. Jeff Knapp, executive ...

Run, Walk, Ride on tap

McMinnville’s Habitat for Humanity is hosting Saturday’s 16th annual Run, Walk, Ride event comprised of a 5k/10k run and walk and a 28-mile bike ride. RWR 2017 takes place at The Falls Event ...

Bypass work will cause street closures

NEWBERG -- Springbrook Road will be closed between Hayes Street amd Highway 99W beginning this month as part of the construction of the Newberg-Dundee bypass. Shopping center driveways will remain open ...

Submitted photo##Roxy was saddled up for riding when she disappeared.

Search launched for missing Sheridan horse

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan woman is offering $100 for information leading to the recovery of her missing horse. Charity Morgan said the horse, an 8-year-old Sorrel Arabian mare named Roxy, was last seen ...

Business and civic leaders seek bypass money

Group in search of funding for Phase II, as Phase I nears completion

New street lights go high tech

Sensors on McMinnville’s new Fifth Street traffic signals calculate the size and speed of oncoming vehicles and determine when their drivers will have to apply their brakes to stop in time. “The ...

Trail meeting draws big crowd

Proponents outnumber opponents two-to-one at lengthy session

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