Landfill decision passes one year mark

Tuesday, Nov. 13, the state Supreme Court reached the one-year mark for its hearing on Riverbend Landfill’s expansion process. Rulings are released on Thursdays, but Thursday passed, with no decision ...

Crunched: Mortgage out of reach of many homeowners

One-third of McMinnville homeowners don’t make enough money to meet their mortgage payments without putting themselves and their families in financial hardship. The numbers are worse for local renters, ...

Broker sees local housing market leveling off

Randy McCreith, the principal broker for Bella Casa Real Estate Group, started in McMinnville in March of 2007. It was bad timing to say the least. Just eight months later, executives at Lehman Brothers ...

Garbage rates could go up 10.47 percent

Garbage rates could increase by 10.47 percent next year if the McMinnville City Council grants the request of  local garbage hauler Recology. Carl Peters, general manager for Recology Western Oregon, ...

Along the Street: Hazelnut harvest falls short

Oregon hazelnut growers were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018 — until, that is, they harvested the crop. The Capital Press reported this week the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service ...

Local firefighting effort assists California crews

Dundee Fire Chief John Stock is about 500 miles from the death and destruction that swept through the community of Paradise in Northern California. It’s a town of about 27,000 people, 90 miles north ...

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As the Veterans and First Responders Parade begins Saturday morning, young Ava Mendez rushes out from the crowd to hand her grandfather, Max Wert, a note that says,  We love you, Max.

Parade, program honor those who serve

The crowd along Third Street Saturday morning included veterans and their family members, children and grandchildren of vets and first responders, as well as people with no direct connection to those being ...

Judge authorizes trustee appointment in Falls Event Center

A Utah federal judge has authorized the U.S. Trustee in a bankruptcy proceeding of the Falls Event Center to appoint a trustee to oversee management of the bankruptcy case. Judge Kimball Mosier, despite ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Avid fossil hunter Mike Full speaks to the McMinnville City Club.

Down the river, back in time

Avid fossil hunter Mike Full showed a picture of his dream cruise to the McMinnville City Club Tuesday: A boat gliding down the Yamhill River toward two bull mammoths facing off, tusks gleaming in the ...

School board to meet Monday

McMinnville School Board members will discuss policies, the budget calendar and out-of-state travel at their meeting Monday night. The public session will start at 7:30 p.m. in the district office, 800 ...

Willamina board addresses threat

WILLAMINA - Two parents expressed concern to the Willamina School Board Tuesday night about the handling of a threat-related incident that occurred late last week. One of the parents, Andrea Balthaser, ...

County commissions report on child welfare improvements

Yamhill County Commissioners have approved paying a Dayton contractor $30,000 to create a report detailing how the county can better support foster children, their biological families and foster families. “The ...

Linfield offers pet-friendly dorm

Starting next fall, Linfield College will offer students a chance to bring their pets to school with them. Linfield will become the only Oregon school, and one of a few in the nation, to offer a pet-friendly ...

Judge doesn't take kindly to plea arrangement

Judge Cynthia Easterday made it clear to Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Harmon and Dr. Blair Tudor’s Portland attorney, Douglas Stamm, that she was troubled with the plea agreement ...

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