Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville firefighters use a ladder truck to hang the huge holiday banner across Highway 99W in south McMinnville Sunday morning. Banners on each end of town will greet travelers throughout the season. Below: Comcast lineman Mitch Evans of Independence places a Christmas wreath on a pole near Bi-Mart. Comcast has been helping with the installation of McMinnville’s holiday displays for more than two decades.

Local communities ring in the holidays

Santa’s Parade and the Upper City Park tree lighting ceremony that follows will help families jump start their holly, jolly holiday season in downtown McMinnville Friday afternoon. The parade starts ...

Appeal of Colwell winery application postponed again

Yamhill County Commissioners on Tuesday granted a second postponement of an appeal hearing on a proposed Newberg winery. Greggory and Elizabeth Colwell are seeking to put in a small winery and tasting ...

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Jodi Hansen, a former prison minister, started the Newberg-based nonprofit Remnant Initiatives to help  returning neighbors  who have been released from incarceration. However, but she insists the organization is more about reasoning minds than bleeding hearts as she asks people to rethink the criminal justice system as a whole

Life beyond bars

Nonprofit wants to ease transition back into society

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Acquisition funding approved for Phase 2 of bypass

State Rep. Bill Post told the Oregon Transportation Commission Nov. 22 that he’s losing his constituents — and not because of politics. “I’m tired of people dying,” he told ...

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Wilsonville Road to connect to Highway 219

An approximately $7 million road construction project will align Wilsonville Road to connect to Highway 219 just south of Wynooski Road near Newberg. Alvin Shoblom, the Oregon Department of Transportation ...

Dundee man charged with stabbing victim

NEWBERG — A Dundee man was arraigned last Friday in Yamhill County Circuit Court on charges that include second-degree assault after he allegedly stabbed his victim early the previous morning at ...

Newberg man sentenced to nine months for school threat

Vasiliy V. Barbiyeru Jr. of Newberg was sentenced Monday to nine months in federal prison after being convicted for sending a threatening email to several groups and individuals at Deep Springs College ...

Lengthy pursuit ends with arrest

A lengthy pursuit began late Tuesday night in rural Yamhill County and ended early Wednesday morning with McMinnville police taking a suspect into custody. Miguel Angel Uribe, 29, a McMinnville transient, ...

Neighbors turn out to oppose marijuana processing facility

Neighbors of a proposed marijuana processing facility filled the room at the site design review hearing on Thursday to testify about their opposition to the proposal. Applicants OreTex Farms LLC, JCB ...

Abandoned puppy case resolved

An abandoned puppy case investigated by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has been resolved, according to Capt. Chris Ray. He said an unidentified woman voluntarily took custody of the five puppies ...

Newberg receives PGE grant

PORTLAND — The City of Newberg has received a grant to add 398 kilowatts of solar capacity to its wastewater treatment plant, offsetting the plant’s electricity use by about $16.  The ...

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Tillie and four other pups were found Wednesday abandoned in the Newberg
area. Homeward Bound Pets is caring for the dogs until they are ready
for adoption.

Abandoned puppies located in rural Newberg; case resolved

UPDATE / Friday, Nov. 8: The abandoned puppy case investigated by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office has been resolved, according to Capt. Chris Ray. He said an unidentified woman voluntarily took custody ...

Newberg lawsuit under judge's review

NEWBERG -- A man who sued the city of Newberg alleging he was passed over for a job as Human Resources Assistant won a judgment against the city for $283,500 earlier this year. However, the city has now ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##A report made public by the Newberg City Council this week describes a history of discord among members of the city staff.

Report details years of turmoil among Newberg city staffers

NEWBERG — The Newberg City Council this week voted to release a report detailing turmoil among city staff, amid allegations of wrongdoing pertaining to a lawsuit. The report found that several members ...

Cannabis, hemp processing site proposed north of Newberg

The Yamhill County Planning Commission will hold a site design review hearing Thursday for a processing facility intended to handle both recreational marijuana and industrial hemp. The farmers plan to ...

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