Carr leaving Mac Water & Light

The McMinnville Water & Light board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 a.m. Wednesday to discuss policies, procedures, standards and criteria for the recruitment of a new general manager to replace ...

Museum landlord facing SEC probe, financial woes

One of the two principal landlords at McMinnville’s Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is facing a federal Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and accompanying financial difficulties, ...

Jail death suit settled for $5 million

Yamhill County has reached a $5 million settlement with the estate of a jail beating victim who died after several hours of crying out in vain for help from jail deputies. Jed Hawk Myers, 34, died May ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Participants release balloons into the evening sky at a gathering last Thursday at the Yamhill County Courthouse to remember the victims of the May 2016 street racing crash on Highway 99W north of McMinnville.

Remembering the victims

When Melissa Gates first entertained the idea of hosting a gathering to memorialize victims of a May 2016 street racing crash north of McMinnville on Highway 99W, she thought the best meeting location ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Steve Ruyle, left, and Mo Larmi mix up pancake batter at the 60th Annual Amity Pancake Breakfast and Classic Car Show on Sunday in Amity City Park.

Pancake breakfast serves as community reunion

AMITY — The scent of grilled ham and fresh pancakes wafted through city park, as locals were joined by visitors in gathering for Amity’s annual Pancake Breakfast and Antique Car Show. Lines ...

Planners craft new cell tower guidelines

The McMinnville Planning Commission on Thursday fashioned new guidelines for construction and operation of cellphone transmission towers. The guidelines, still subject to approval at a public hearing, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Construction crews last week began framing the second of four floors of the Atticus Hotel at the corner of Fourth and Ford streets in downtown McMinnville.

Atticus Hotel lands celebrated PDX chef

When the Atticus Hotel opens in downtown McMinnville next spring, the ground floor will feature a restaurant conceived by one of Portland’s most celebrated chefs. John Gorham, who opened the Spanish-themed ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##From right, Nerd Herd robotics team coach Alicia Eagen looks on as Max Kuhn, Meira Lee and Jessica Johnson work on one of the team s robots at Eagan s home in McMinnville.

The nuts and bolts of coaching

Former deputy district attorney’s home turned into mechanics shop to boost success of robotics team

Arrests & Citations: July 21, 2017

YAMHILL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Daniel Taylor Anglin, 27, Lafayette, July 19, probation violation; booked into the Yamhill County Jail without bail. Levi Marya Boen, 28, Willamina, July 19, fail ...

Mac Water & Light honors Haugeberg

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission honored its former attorney, David Haugeberg, for more than 40 years of service at its Tuesday night meeting.It noted Haugeberg’s law firm, Haugeberg, ...

Yamhill Fire District awarded tribal grants

YAMHILL — The Yamhill Fire District has been awarded grants from the Grand Ronde and Siletz tribes together totaling more than $5,000. The Grand Ronde Tribe awarded the district a Spirit Mountain ...

DUII enforcement continues in Carlton

CARLTON — Police are continuing targeted patrols to keep motorists from driving under the influence of intoxicants. Carlton police stopped 15 drivers during the extra patrols in June. Ten were given ...

Sheriff’s office receives traffic enforcement grant

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded an Oregon Department of Transportation safety grant. It will fund enhanced traffic enforcement in an effort to curb serious crashes. The department ...

Sheriff’s office to stage town hall on dog control

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office plans to hold a town hall at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 to discuss changes it is making in the county’s dog control program. The session will be held in the McMinnville ...

Patrol coverage slightly reduced in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — As the Sheridan City Council began mulling a cut in law enforcement coverage, provided by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office under contract, Sgt. Todd Whitlow sounded a word of ...

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