By Nicole Montesano • Staff Writer • 

Nicole Montesano

Nicole is a graduate of Western Oregon State College, now Western Oregon University. She worked for East Valley Newspapers in Stayton and Silverton for two years before joining the News-Register staff in 1994. She makes her home in Dundee, center of the Oregon wine industry. An avid gardener, she writes a food and cooking column for the newspaper's Community section in addition to her reporting duties. A longtime courts reporter, she took over responsibility for McMinnville city government beat in 2002. Contact Nicole at nmontesano@newsregister.com

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