Rockne Roll/News-Register##Michael Cook works to roll up the base of a snowman as 3-year-old Scarlett Rickert lobs a snowball at him Thursday.

Snow arrives right on time

Snow predictions in Western Oregon are often met with well-earned skepticism, as it is notoriously difficult to predict when snow will fall in the Willamette Valley. But this time, it made its appearance ...

Amity hires new city administrator

AMITY - Justin Hogue, currently the assistant city manager in the Marion County community of Mt. Angel, was named Amity city administrator Wednesday night on a unanimous vote of the city council. Hogue, ...

Winter warnings continue, with freezing rain expected

Travel expected to be difficult on Thursday

Submitted photo##Brody Miller with his service dog, Libby, and another family dog.

Brody inspires chamber leadership class

As soon as they saw the bright eyes and hopeful smile of 6-year-old Brody Miller, members of the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class said they knew they wanted to help the sick ...

Starla Pointer / News-Register##Members of the Pay It Forward Club and other McMinnville High School students prepare to send gifts to recent graduates serving overseas.

Students send care packages to military

McMinnville High School shipped goods and gifts Friday to military personnel stationed abroad, including some recent Mac High graduates. Students from Francesca Morrison’s class and the ...

Baker Rock wins floodplain approval

The Yamhill County Planning Commission voted 4-1 with one abstention Thursday to approve a floodplain development application for a gravel quarry Baker Rock Resources plans to develop on rural ...

Dog shooter facing felony charges

Nicole Wood — wife of a local veterinarian, corporate officer in his veterinary practice and licensed veterinary technician in her own right — is facing two felony charges in the fatal ...

Submitted photo##Cassylou and A.J. Miller with their son, Brody.

Brody's better, but still facing years of chemo

YAMHILL — Little Brody Miller was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in November 2015. Not long afterward, doctors told his parents it soon would feel normal for them to be giving ...

Mac choir gets invite

McMinnville High School’s Symphonic Choir will perform at Gov. Kate Brown’s inauguration, set for Monday, Jan. 9, at the Capitol in Salem. Director Robin Pederson said the governor ...

Board denies neighborhood challenge

The Yamhill County commissioners have upheld the county planning commission approval of a boundary adjustment challenged by a neighboring couple.  James and Susan Ruggles applied for a property ...

Commissioners order rural roadway cleared

Yamhill County commissioners have given rural Yamhill resident Esteban Diaz 15 days to remove trucks, trailers and lumber from the county’s Krono Rd. right of way. If he fails to heed the ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Snow falls on the Benjamin Franklin statue at U.S. Bank Plaza in McMinnville on Monday, Dec. 5. Wintry precipitation fell sporadically throughout the day around the valley, with more white stuff forecast for overnight.

Season’s first snow

Snow began falling in McMinnville about 9:45 a.m. Monday. What started as sleet gradually turned to snow. It began sticking to local roads about 10 a.m., but had largely melted by 11. The snow made itself ...

Submitted photo##A rock brought home by astronauts who visited the moon. When the rocks were first brought to earth, scientists weren t sure if they would be dangerous. Turned out they are benign.

Delphian displays moon rocks

SHERIDAN — The Delphian School is displaying moon rocks on loan from NASA through Monday, Dec. 12. The school worked with the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum to create an interactive exhibit. ...

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Emil Geyer orders a beverage at Cornerstone Coffee Roasters in McMinnville on Friday, Dec. 2, next to a sign thanking customers on the shop s final day of operation. Cornerstone announced their sudden closure Thursday night.

Cornerstone Coffee announces closure

Cornerstone Coffee Roasters, a fixture of downtown McMinnville’s coffee scene, closed Friday in the wake of collapsing finances.

Federal judge dismisses police officer's lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a McMinnville police officer who sought $3 million in damages, claiming his constitutional rights were violated by city and county officials when ...

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