Council to consider zone change for potential affordable housing project

McMinnville City Councilors will consider amendments to property zoning near Three Mile Lane that would help pave the way for the Housing Authority of Yamhill County to develop an affordable housing project. The ...

News-Register file photo

New housing badly needed in McMinnville, county told

McMinnville is gentrifying, its housing prices rising beyond the reach of the average family, and homelessness is increasing as lower- and moderate-income families are pushed out, the city’s planning ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##David Barton, director of instrumental music at McMinnville High School, broadcasts instructions to students at this week s socially distanced Band Camp.

Mac High band marches to a distanced drummer

About 70 McMinnville High School musicians spent mornings marching across Baker Field this week, playing Bruno Mars’ tunes while keeping farther apart than usual. When you see marching bands ...

Free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday in McMinnville

There will be free walk-up testing for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Yamhill County Department of Human Services. Anyone can be tested, including children, even if they don’t have symptoms ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##The Water Oasis in Newberg is among the Yamhill County venues affected by a loss of business during the pandemic.

Business as unusual: Troubled waters for local venues

The current state of Yamhill County’s venue industry is succinctly summarized by Rhiannon Porter, business manager of The Water Oasis, an outdoor wedding and event center in Newberg. “We’re ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##File photo of Riverbend Landfill

Riverbend landfill expansion fails on 2-1 vote, appeal possible

Riverbend Landfill lost its yearslong bid to expand its 88-acre footprint on Thursday as the Yamhill County board of commissioners denied its request on a split vote, handing opponents a victory ...

Harold Washington

Distinguished Service Awards announced in McMinnville

Harold Washington and Teresa Smith have been named man and woman of the year in the annual Distinguished Service Awards promoting the spirit of community volunteerism. The awards, a program hosted by ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Sign off Third Street in downtown McMinnville

Mac city council approves new construction code, announces plans for small business grants

An overhauled municipal code for buildings and construction received near-unanimous approval from the McMinnville City Council after a second review last week, and was quickly followed by adoption of a ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##A handful of motorhomes and trailers parked along Marsh Lane in McMinnville last week.

Uptick in local homeless encampments, but drop in county count

People are once again living in cars, RVs and tents in McMinnville’s Northeast Dustin Court/Marsh Lane area, albeit in smaller-than-previous numbers, prompting occasional complaints from neighboring ...

Miguel Lozano was forced to close his corn cart.

County health officials shut down teen's corn stand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Yamhill County

Two more people have died of COVID-19 in Yamhill County, bringing the county’s death toll to 12, and 49 new cases were reported on Monday, increasing the case total to 385. The Oregon Health Authority ...

File photo from spring collections

Mac Hub runs auction after spring pickups around McMinnville

MacHub, a program of Swedemom Center of Giving, will run an online, charitable furniture auction next week as an extension of its 2020 Earth Day project. Auction days are Tuesday through Friday, Aug. ...

Mac Water & Light to resume disconnections

McMinnville Water & Light, citing moves to reopen the state, will re-instate disconnections for nonpayment of electricity services, even as Gov. Kate Brown scales back the state’s reopening as ...

Matthew Irvin

Family seeks answers as Sheridan man, 26, dies of COVID-19 related causes

A 26-year-old Sheridan man who became ill at work and died days later at home is the 10th person to die of COVID-19 in Yamhill County. Matthew Irvin, described by his family as a sportsman and “a ...

David Baca

Baca says he won't resign as Linfield trustees chair

Portland attorney David Baca will not resign as chair of Linfield University’s Board of Trustees, saying Thursday he has the board’s support despite ongoing faculty and student criticism, ...

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable