County union files intent to strike notice

Members of the Local 1422 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced to Yamhill County Commissioners this morning that the county union has filed a notice of intent to ...

Paul Daquilante / News-Register##About 9 a.m. Tuesday, flames were visible from the interior of the Breathe Body & Spa in a one-story building at 205 N.E. Ford Street.

Downtown Ford Street structure catches fire

Firefighters responded to 205 N.E. Ford St., on a structure fire shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday. Flames were visible  when the first crew arrived. The fire appeared from the street to be centered in ...

Local banking figure dies

Kim Mills, a fixture in the local banking industry, died Oct. 11 at the age of 67. A native of Cottage Grove, she started her career in McMinnville in 1989 at Ben Franklin Savings & Loan. She then ...

Lafayette looking to Mac for water

LAFAYETTE — McMinnville Water & Light has reached a tentative agreement to initiate water service to the city of Lafayette, subject to development of an estimated $2.5 million pump station and ...

Dan Belderrain photo/McMinnville Fire Department

Fire destroys large Carlton residence

CARLTON — Eleven residents were displaced Wednesday when a three-alarm fire destroyed a two-story, 4,100-square-foot home at 9600 N.W. Shelton Road, near Carlton. The blaze started in a bedroom, ...

Public comment invited on vacation rental issue

The McMinnville Planning Commission will host a public discussion at its next regular session, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, on local vacation rentals. Planning Director Heather Richards said the commission is ...

Maps help YCAP map its services

Social service providers at the Yamhill Community Action Partnership are mapping new ways to help people in need — by using actual maps. In a high-tech digital age of data collection and analysis, ...

Submitted photo##Crews from Yamhill County at the North Bay Fire near Santa Rosa, California. Photo taken by Cody Coonrod and posted to the McMinnville Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Yamhill County firefighters assist on California blazes

A Yamhill County firefighting strike team set out on a 13-hour drive to Northern California last Wednesday morning to assist with efforts to gain control of deadly and destructive wildfires. The contingent ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##HB Pets director Ronnie Vostinak holds Ruth Ann. The cat belonged to Homeward Bound Pets founder Julie Julson until Julson’s death in March.

Late founder's cat needs a home

Julie Julson, who founded the organization that eventually became Homeward Bound Pets, couldn’t pass by a box of kittens offered outside Walmart about 10 years ago. She picked up a tiny ...

Svenson honored for crisis intervention work

Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson and Marion County District Attorney Walt Beglau have been honored as co-recipients of this year’s Crisis Intervention Training Executive of the Year award. Crisis ...

Commissioners delay decision on allowing gated street

Yamhill County Commissioners held over Thursday  a decision on whether to allow residents of Smith Road, outside Newberg, to gate the road in order to prevent non-resident use. Commissioner Mary ...

Water and Light goes inside

The Water & Light commission will offer the position of general manager to one of its own — Engineering and Operating Manager John Dietz — subject to successful contract negotiations. Dietz ...

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County worker Annette Fernandez-Madrid gives a speech detailing the workers demands for their new contract and how they can persevere by sticking together.

Union rallies for new contract

Several members of Yamhill County’s largest union attended the county commissioners’ Thursday morning meeting to explain why they are intent on holding their ground in stalled contract negotiations. Later ...

Jail demotion unanimously upheld

Sheriff’s deputy Woody Little, who lost his sergeant’s stripes after the jail staff let inmate Jed Hawk Myers die an agonizing and unattended beating death, grieved his demotion to the county ...

Fire displaces four Dundee residents

DUNDEE — A Thursday morning fire heavily damaged a Dundee home, displacing four adults. Firefighters responded about 5:30 a.m. to a home at 642 S.E. Elm St., according to Fire Chief John Stock. ...

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