Chemeketa, ferry closed; schools will continue distance learning

Head Start of Yamhill County will be closed Wednesday because of snowy weather. ------ School districts, including Yamhill Carlton and McMinnville, have announced that distance learning will continue ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Wednesday, Jan. 27] Yamhill County reported another death from COVID-19 today, and 19 new cases of the disease. There have now been 53 deaths in the county from COVID-19, and 3,357 cases. The latest death ...

Chamber asks council support in reopening of gyms, restaurants

The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is urging the state to re-open fitness centers and restaurants for in-person services, and is seeking a letter of support from its city council, which it will discuss ...

Yamhill Fire District photo##A 13-year-old boy died in a three-alarm fire Sunday night in rural Yamhill.

Yamhill fire claims life of 13-year-old

A 13-year-old Yamhill boy died in a three-alarm fire Sunday night in the 17800 block of N.E. Stillers Mill Road. Several other residents escaped.

 

Name released of jail inmate who died of apparent suicide

A Yamhill County Jail inmate died of an apparent suicide the night of Wednesday, Jan. 20, according to Sheriff Tim Svenson.

 

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Guadalupe Najar receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue paramedic Jason Schurter with computer assistance from William Harmon during a recent vaccine clinic at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.

Vaccine clinics running well, but allotments still short

Yamhill County has the capacity — thanks in part to an abundance of volunteers — to provide 4,000 to 5,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine a week, according to Health and Human Services Director ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Harry Fuller peers through a spotting scope for a closer look at a large group of birds resting at Baskett Slough. He suggests new birdwatchers use binoculars with at least 8x40 power.

Stopping by: Pecking order

Edges are the best places to view birds — where the edge of a city meets the edge of a forest or where the water meets the land, according to master birdwatcher Harry Fuller. Edges contain a buffet ...

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Driver sentenced as a result of fatal crash

Sherri Gotcher Rains, sobbing as she spoke, told Christophere Davidson “you robbed the world of a kind soul” last September when he drove impaired and crashed his Jeep Cherokee in rural Yamhill ...

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Dozens voice opinions as county considers future of Yamhelas Trail

Yamhill County commissioners, who plan to consider the future of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail this week, have been flooded by letters from constituents. As of Monday afternoon, 35 people in support of ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Patricia Arroyo Marquez experienced COVID-19 symptoms for months, including trouble breathing, body aches,  headaches and eye pain. She has mostly recovered now, but says she still has chest pain and some difficulty breathing.

Latino communities hit hard by COVID

Patricia Arroyo Marquez had been struggling to breathe for months. She also experienced body aches, splitting headaches and pain behind the eyes. The symptoms never occurred simultaneously, and she was ...

Vaccinations to begin for educators

Teachers are expected to start getting COVID-19 vaccines late this week, according to Maryalice Russell, superintendent of the McMinnville School District. She said her district and Newberg will host ...

News-Register file photo##Sign posted to the door of the Evergreen Aviation Museum in 2020.

Sip! canceled again; wine competition still on

Sip!, the McMinnville Food & Wine Classic popular with locals and visitors alike since 1994, has been canceled again because of the coronavirus pandemic. Jon Johnson, head of the volunteer ...

District says no snow days during distant learning

McMinnville students will not have snow days this winter, even if the area receives more than a dusting of snow. Since students are attending classes online, rather than in-person, there’s no need ...

Marcus Larson/ News-Register ## Tyler Birman shows what remains of his home s back yard. The area was tarped off by a Hillsboro foundation stabilization business after much of the earth under the patio washed away during last week s heavy rain.

Dream home becomes nightmare for McMinnville family

A residence in the back of a cul-de-sac on Kingwood Street in east McMinnville off Highway 18 is the third home where Brianne and Tyler Birman have lived. It’s where they’re raising their ...

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