Rockne Roll / News-Register##Amity School District lawns were allowed to go dormant this summer. Steve Park, head of maintenance, says he doesn’t plan to water
before school begins. “Once it starts raining, that grass will green up fast,” he said. Football
and soccer fields have been irrigated since mid-August.

Schools, cities cut back on water

Brown lawns are the norm in front of Yamhill County schools during the summer. Districts save labor and money by letting lawns go dormant since students and teachers aren’t around anyway. But this ...

News-Register file photo / Marcus Larson##A half-hour from McMinnville in the Coast Range, Haskins Creek Reservoir is the smaller of two sources of water for the city of McMinnville. The other is McGuire Reservoir, located farther west, near the headwaters of the Nestucca River.

Drying Times: Local cities grapple with water woes

Oregon law requires cities to plan for growth, and that includes ensuring sufficient water supplies to meet projected population increases. The law assumes cities will continue to grow indefinitely, despite ...

Carlton to hold public forum on water issues

CARLTON — The city will hold a town hall meeting on water issues, rates and system improvements on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The public meeting will start at 6 p.m. at Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School. Carlton ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Cars cruised up and down Third Street Friday and Saturday nights as part of the annual
Dragging the Gut Festival.

 
Cruisers show off goods at the Gut

For many car aficionados, McMinnville’s annual Dragging the Gut is a fantastic car show on the move. For some like Craig Keith, it’s a chance to relive a little of their past. Keith, who now ...

McMinnville man killed in crash

LAFAYETTE — A McMinnville man was killed Friday night in a two-vehicle crash north of Lafayette on Highway 99W at Locks Loop Road. The Oregon State Police identified the victim as Fernando Lopez, ...

Groups file landfill appeal with LUBA

An assortment of local organizations have filed a joint appeal of the Riverbend Landfill expansion with the state Land Use Board of Appeals, naming Yamhill County and Riverbend Landfill Co., a subsidiary ...

Brent Merrill / Smoke Signals##A bomb squad robot
investigates a suspicious package left in front of the
Grand Ronde mailroom on
Friday. The item turned out
to be a hobo meter.

Bomb squad responds to Tribal mailroom

GRAND RONDE – A suspicious object discovered about 7 a.m. Friday at The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde mailroom prompted closure of Grand Ronde Road and the arrival of the Salem Police Department ...

Seat belt enforcement becomes top priority

Yamhill County law enforcement agencies will focus patrols on seat belt and child safety seat enforcement through Sunday, Sept. 6. Funding for increased patrols is paid for by the Oregon Department of ...

Sheridan schools bond projects on budget, on schedule

SHERIDAN — Project Manager Bob Collins of Beaverton’s Day CPM Services told the Sheridan School Board last week that the district’s $2.1 million construction project is ...

Theresa Betancourt

Child advocate to speak at Linfield's opening convocation

Theresa Betancourt, an internationally known advocate for child health and human rights, will present the keynote address at Linfield College’s opening convocation on Friday, Aug. 28. The public ...

Sheridan due water master plan update

SHERIDAN —The Sheridan City Council was not in complete agreement last week that the city should spend $7,800 to authorize Murray, Smith & Associates of Portland to update the water system master ...

Vietnam vets take stage at Band of Brothers

Vietnam veterans will be honored Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Band of Brothers luncheon, a no-host gathering open to all veterans, their spouses and widows. Al Herrera, an Army veteran and Silver Star recipient, ...

Yamhill-Carlton strengthens emphasis on instrumental music

YAMHILL — Every sixth-grader will play an instrument this year, Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School Principal Michael Fisher told the school board last week. And that means every student ...

Nettles will fill Y-C board seat

YAMHILL — Holly Nettles, co-owner of Green Rising Farm, will fill the empty seat on the Yamhill-Carlton School Board. Nettles was one of four candidates the board interviewed Monday in its search ...

Evergreen seeks extension for property tax exemption application

McMinnville City Council will decide tonight whether to extend the application time for Evergreen’s Wings and Waves Waterpark effort to be granted an exemption from property taxes. The Wings and ...

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