Winter weather advisory in effect until 10 a.m.; McMinnville schools two hours late

Snow may return this evening and temperatures may drop to the low 20s tonight, according to the National Weather Service. A mix of rain and snow is in the forecast for Friday. The high is expected to ...

Parking laws, RV 'outliers' on council agenda

McMinnville Police Chief Matt Scales wants the city council to restrict — politely — people living in RVs along city streets. The first step, he said, is a comprehensive review of existing ...

News-Register file photo##A commercial solar panel field next to a young hazelnut orchard.

Public opinion split on solar farm ban

The county planning department has invited more than 4,000 landowners in Yamhill County to comment on a proposal to ban commercial solar farms on farmland, and has received a handful of responses so far. The ...

Nonprofit envisions housing village

Leaders of the Hope on the Hill have a vision for a large project that includes apartments and housing for low-income people with a vocational training center, community center and communal garden on the ...

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Commissioners' races heating up

The race for two County Commission seats in this year’s May primary election is accelerating, with opponents filing for both positions. Incumbents Stan Primozich, a former financial adviser and ...

Rentals rule recomendations sent to council

Vacation rentals in McMinnville will have to be separated by at least 200 feet under recommendations made by the McMinnville Planning Commission at its Feb. 15 meeting. The proposed spacing requirement ...

Planners eye zone change for historic downtown homes

Some houses near downtown McMinnville are zoned for general commercial use, but planning commissioners agreed Feb. 15 to consider changing the zoning to office-residential. Planning Director Heather Richards ...

Festival seeks relocation to lower city park

Organizers of the Walnut City Music Festival have asked the city to move their annual late-summer event to the lower section of McMinnville City Park, prompting the Parks and Recreation department to consider ...

Boquist expects more grant money for Carlton water

CARLTON — State Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, told residents Thursday he expects Carlton to receive another $5.15 million grant for its water system. The city already has secured $4.5 million in ...

Fourth candidate enters judge's race

Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Lisl Miller has announced she will seek Circuit Court Position 2 — 25th District — in the May primary election. Presiding Judge Ronald Stone will retire ...

Crash is a reminder that drinking/driving don't mix

Timothy McCready testified that one beer led to four or five beers, followed by a shot of Jack Daniels and quite possibly a second. The 44-year-old Sheridan resident took the witness stand last Thursday ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Timothy McCready reacts to testimony from Steve Livasy during his manslaughter trial Wednesday. Judge Ronald Stone found McCready guilty on 11 charges.

Guilty verdict in manslaughter case made quickly

Timothy McCready likely faces years in prison after being found guilty of all 11 charges by Judge Ronald Stone as his four-day manslaughter trial ended late Thursday afternoon in Yamhill County Circuit ...

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Willamina council rewards city manager

WILLAMINA — Councilor Rita Baller said Willamina City Manager Kenna West has put a “bright face” on the community during her first six months on the job. “A lot has happened in ...

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Nelson Campos sprints through a lap on the fitness trail  at Grandhaven Elementary School in McMinnville Friday, Feb. 16. Exercise gets the brain working, teachers said.

Students eager for next 'brain break'

Exercise helps the brain, as well as the body, Grandhaven Elementary School students told the McMinnville School Board last week. They demonstrated, too, challenging board members to circle the meeting ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Timothy McCready, right, reacts to testimony from Steve Livasy Wednesday during his manslaughter trial  in the Yamhill County Courthouse.

McCready guilty in manslaughter case

Following four days of testimony, Judge Ronald Stone found Timothy McCready of Sheridan guilty on all 11 charges he faced from a June 24, 2016, crash that resulted in the death of Phil Watkins, also of ...

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