Commissioners approve new transit committee

Yamhill County is getting a new transit committee, replacing its two current committees. Transit Manager Cynthia Thompson told county commissioners this week she had to work quickly, because of an upcoming ...

Kids on the Block faces funding challenges

McMinnville’s afterschool program, Kids on the Block, depends on funding that could dry up soon. Reserve funds for Kids on the Block Inc., the fundraising arm of the program, could be depleted within ...

Longtime Mac High teacher dies

Longtime McMinnville teacher Chris Chennell died Saturday, Sept. 15, in Portland from complications following a bone marrow transplant. He was 70. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. ...

Ruden withdraws from council race

McMinnville City Councilor Alan Ruden, candidate for a third term in the Nov. 6 general election, announced his withdrawal from the race Thursday.  It’s too late for Ruden to remove his statement ...

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American Legion member Juan Palacios looks at the back of the memorial to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

Memorial honors veterans, first responders

Veterans and first responders gathered Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Park for the dedication of a monument in their honor. The monument, erected by Macy & Son Funeral Directors, comprises two granite ...

Submitted photo##A McMinnville High School student died when the car in which he was riding was hit by a tractor on Highway 99W near Lafayette.

Mac High student dies in tractor/car crash; sun ruled out as the cause

School ‘family’ grieves a second loss in three days

Y-C FFA alumni hold benefit

CARLTON — Yamhill-Carlton FFA alumni will hold their 16th annual benefit dinner and auction Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Carlton Legion Hall, 158 E. Main St. The social hour and silent auction will ...

Along the Street: Wine industry boom continues

Oregon’s wine industry continues to expand in both broad strokes and in the details. According to the Oregon Vineyard and Winery census for 2017, released Wednesday by the Oregon Wine Board, the ...

YC hires interim high school principal, band director

YAMHILL — Cindy Schubert will serve as interim principal of Yamhill-Carlton High School this year. She started the job Wednesday, replacing Greg Neuman, who left in August to take a principal position ...

Water usage around Yamhill County

Amity Population: 1,688 Source of city’s water: South Yamhill River Average daily usage: 130,884 gallons Annual usage: 48,827,800 gallons Recent water restrictions: none Planned infrastructure ...

McMinnville plans for future

For the moment – indeed, for the foreseeable future – McMinnville has a plentiful water supply that is the envy of most cities in the county and beyond. But it didn’t reach that level ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##McGuire Reservoir in the Coast Range is surrounded by forestland managed by Mac Water & Light. Brent Keller, from the natural resources company Mason, Bruce & Girard Inc. acts as the commission’s forestry consultant, overseeing logging operations, replanting and monitoring the health of the stands.

Consultant oversees all aspects of forestry practices

The 6,500-acre watershed McMinnville Water & Light owns in the Coast Mountain Range is managed as a commodity, but the utility’s board of commissioners is nonetheless mindful that the health ...

Rusty Rae / News-Register##McGuire Reservoir in the Coast Range is surrounded by forestland managed by Mac Water & Light.

Water & Light has lengthy history of water planning

The McMinnville Water & Light utility has a nearly century-old history of securing water for the city. When the city was incorporated in 1882, residents depended on private wells, city wells or cisterns ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##McGuire Reservoir from the dam looking east as the sun rises. The water is fully protected and the public has neither access to this body of water nor the Haskins Reservoir.

Keeping McMinnville's water clean

Much effort goes into keeping McMinnville’s water system clean. What matters most is what doesn’t go in. The water, collected 1,890 feet above sea level in the Coast Mountain Range, begins ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##One person was killed Tuesday morning south of Lafayette on Highway 99W in a crash involving a tractor and car.

17-year-old Lafayette boy killed in tractor/car crash

LAFAYETTE - A 17-year-old Lafayette boy was killed Tuesday morning just south of Lafayette, at the intersection of Highway 99W and Mineral Springs Road, in a crash involving a John Deere tractor and a ...

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