Riverbend submits arguments to appeals court

Waste Management has submitted its opening brief to the state Court of Appeals, explaining why it thinks the court should review a recent decision about the company's application to expand Riverbend Landfill. In ...

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Students in the July 1-5 STARS day camp enjoy bowling at Walnut City
Lanes on Friday. They also visited McMinnville City Park, the public
library and the pool during the week.

STARS camps attract students

Dozens of local children are attending camp this summer, almost in their own backyard. The McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting weeklong day camps for students in grades one through ...

Grant awarded for work on historic Grand Ronde Depot

Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to preserve its historic Grand Ronde Depot building.  The ...

Committee imposes restrictions on Sen. Boquist

Committee on conduct puts conditions on visits to Capitol

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The Payne family -- from center left, Emily, Erin, Patrick, Madison, and
Conner -- watch with awe as fireworks fill the skies above the Evergreen
museums. Thousands of people attended.

Mac Fourth of July event draws thousands

Thousands of people turned out to celebrate Independence Day and watch Yamhill County’s fireworks show at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museums. Crowds exceeded last year’s turnout of ...

Fire destroys McMinnville residence

Firefighters from multiple agencies responded about 2 p.m. Sunday to a fully-involved house fire at 1407 N.E. Second Court, behind the Jim Doran dealership on the edge of downtown McMinnville. No injuries ...

Otis Cafe plans to rebuild after fire

OTIS — Lincoln County and the unincorporated community of Otis, located just east of Lincoln City, suffered a devastating loss the evening of July 4. The Otis Cafe was destroyed by a fire that was ...

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Matt Emigh, right, and Joel Turk compete in the pole climb event at the Willamina Logging show. The first contestant to ring the bell at the top is declared the winner.

Loggers demonstrate their competitive spirit

WILLAMINA — Shane Felton started logging one summer as a Willamina High School student as a way to earn some good money. He might not have envisioned at that time that the profession would lead ...

Homeless forum crowd says county needs to take action

Yamhill County needs a more coordinated response to the complex problems of homelessness, a crowd of residents told county Commissioner Casey Kulla Monday night. They also recommended getting more ...

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In her new statewide job, Jami Fluke will use experience gained during eight years as Dayton High School principal, including working with Innovate Dayton to change the way education is delivered.

Jami Fluke: Still an educator, still a Pirate

DAYTON — Although she’s setting sail on an unexpected, even uncharted, course, Jami Fluke is still a Pirate at heart. Fluke, who steered the Dayton High School ship since 2011, is switching ...

Outdoor music series kick off this week

Music will fill the air in on Tuesdays and Thursdays as “Concerts in the City” get underway in McMinnville. The McMinnville Downtown Association and the Parks & Recreation Department have ...

Along the Street: Minimum-wage workers now earn $11.25 per

Minimum wage in Yamhill County increased to $11.25 per hour July 1. Minimum wage for all Oregon workers increased by 50 cents, but wages vary from county to county. Yamhill County and other “standard ...

Dayton School Board will start superintendent search

DAYTON — School board members will begin their search for an interim superintendent tonight by taking a one-hour training course offered by the Oregon School Boards Association. The public meeting ...

Commissioners hear another appeal to revamp solid waste com

Yamhill County Commissioners Thursday were admonished by McMinnville resident Maggie Cross act quicker regarding appointments to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and to revisit the nursing home visit ...

Sheridan extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN - Superintendent Steve Sugg's one-year contract extension through the 2021-22 school year was approved by the Sheridan School Board at the June meeting. Sugg received a one percent raise to $123,698, ...

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