Crash results in DUII arrest

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan man was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants after crashing his pickup Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 18 and Gopher Valley Road. Peter Kristian ...

Mental health picnic brings unity

One night, Brandon Croxford joined some friends on a mission to get drugs to feed their habit. They pulled into the driveway of the dealer’s place, turned off the motor and waited silently ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jay Payne with McMinnville Fire Department uses an elaborate rope-and-pulley system to demonstrate a mountain rescue with volunteer Brook Fisher.

Partnership enhances local rescue potential

As Brooke Fisher lay injured at the bottom of a ravine — after falling 50 feet in a wooded area just off Highway 99W, across from Cascade Steel Rolling Mills — the McMinnville Fire ...

LUBA hearing slated June 2

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments for Thursday, June 2, on Yamhill County’s second attempt to authorize expansion of the rapidly filling Riverbend Landfill. An earlier ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Dancers form the Culturas Unidas group at McMinnville High School perform at Fiesta en la Plaza May 21 in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom. The event raised funds for Lutheran Community Services  immigration services.

Fiesta raises money for immigration services

Immigrants often have many questions about their legal status and path to citizenship. In McMinnville, many of them turn to AnaVella Magana, an immigration counselor at Lutheran Community Services ...

Offender faces attempted murder charge

On one occasion, Joseph Gage struck his then-girlfriend over the head with a large, heavy battery-powered flashlight, court records show. She hid it from him after he left the rural McMinnville ...

Linfield graduation Sunday May 29

Linfield College will graduate more than 640 students during commencement exercises set for Sunday, May 29. The ceremonies will be held 10 a.m. in the Oak Grove. Michael Lindblad, the 2015 Oregon Teacher ...

Hike in minimum wage throws colleges a curve

The minimum wage hike approved by the 2016 Legislature will come at a cost for some local college students. The impact promises to be felt most through work study programs, on which thousands of ...

Lost cash retrieved at dump

Yamhill contractor Jeremy Barker has put a group of Riverbend Landfill employees at the top of his list of really great people, after they took time out from work to track down and secure a packet ...

Planners approve transfer station

Recology Western Oregon has gotten the go-ahead from the McMinnville’s Planning Commission to develop a transfer station at its Orchard Avenue recycling site, off Lafayette Avenue in Northeast McMinnville. That ...

Willamina graduation moves indoors this year

WILLAMINA — The Willamina High School graduation will move indoors this year. The 44 graduates will receive their diplomas at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the school gym. Graduation has traditionally ...

Six arrested in drug raid

Six residents were arrested by the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team following a Thursday raid at 1630 N.E. Queenborough Court in McMinnville. “It’s a nuisance house that we’ve ...

Arguments set in Sanai appeal

The Oregon Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for June 15 in the ongoing attempt by the Oregon State Bar to disbar former Yamhill County Counsel Rick Sanai. Sanai was disbarred in neighboring Washington ...

Laurie Fry/Courtesy MSD##McMinnville Superintendent Maryalice Russell shakes hands with Mac High students who organized Friday s walkout. Several hundred students walked to downtown in a demonstration against racism, and then rallied at the district office, where Russell addressed the crowd.

McMinnville students walk out to protest racism

Ariana Grimaldo said she is sick of racism, sick of people treating her as stupid, lazy and "illegal" just because she is Hispanic. She joined a walkout of hundreds of McMinnville High and Patton Middle ...

Work continues on Willamina projects

WILLAMINA — Work is progressing on several major projects on the Willamina School District campus, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the school board at its regular May meeting. The state ...

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