Erickson closes McMinnville operation

Executives at Erickson Incorporated will close their McMinnville operation after watching profits drop by $11.6 million in the quarter ending June 30. Jeff Roberts, CEO of Erickson, said in a ...

Carlton, Lafayette, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan, Yamhill fire departments ban open flames

The Carlton, Lafayette, McMinnville, Newberg, Sheridan and Yamhill fire departments have banned all open-flame recreational fires, including backyard fire pits, patio fire pits, propane campfire pits and ...

Photo courtesy Oregon Department of Forestry##The Willamina Creek Fire has burned 230 acres

Willamina Creek Fire is 75 percent contained; East Creek, Willamina Creek roads reopen

(Updated: 3 p.m. Wednesday)   WILLAMINA - The Willamina Creek Fire has been contained to such a degree that Willamina Creek and East Creek roads, north of the junction with Coast Creek Road, will ...

Sheridan Fire District thanks community

The Sheridan Fire District, in appreciation of the community's response to the Willamina Creek fire, issued the following statement today: As reports of the fire on Willamina Creek were coming in we saw ...

News-Register file photo##Vintage cars will fill Third Street this weekend during the sixth annual
Dragging the Gut festival. In addition to the cruising event, activities include a car show, live music and vendors.

Cruising Memory Lane

Hundreds of cars — from hot rods to old family station wagons to the latest electric models — will roll slowly down Third Street on Friday and Saturday evenings, Aug. 21 and 22, during ...

Crash closed Highway 18 / Lafayette Highway

DAYTON -- Medics rushed to a serious crash on Highway 18 at Lafayette Highway about 10:30 this morning. Reports say the wreck involves a semi-truck trailer rig and a van. One woman is trapped in the private ...

No letup in sight for Oregon drought

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows Yamhill County is facing severe drought conditions. The conditions throughout the state range from severe to extreme. Kathie Dello, deputy director of Oregon Climate Service, ...

Drying Times: Drought in Yamhill County

Fourteen years ago, when the News-Register ran an in-depth series titled “All Tapped Out,” Yamhill County, along with the entire American West, was facing a future of severe water shortages. It ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register## Gloriana Clabaugh, left, and Lillian Kenyon talk as Aladdin and Dexter take a break. They have been training in Yamhill alon with Layla Knight, Emily Shoepe, Lauren Martin and Moira McCarthy.

Yamhill teens love helping Mustangs

YAMHILL -- On a cool summer morning, Gloriana Clabaugh and Lillian Kenyon stood in the center of one of FitzGerald Farms' arenas, watching a pair of Mustangs run. The horses, Aladdin and Dexter, ...

McMinnville schools plan 'Be College Ready' month

In an effort to encourage more students to continue their education following high school, McMinnville School District will participate in a new “Be College Ready” program this fall. Be ...

Operation Backpack needs a few more things

Operation Backpack is still looking for backpacks, markers, Kleenex, notebook paper and other items to distribute to students headed back to school. The nonprofit, volunteer-run program provides school ...

Estate of man beaten in jail files tort claim notice

An attorney for the estate of a man who was beaten to death in the Yamhill County Jail in May has filed a tort claim notice with the county. Attorney Matthew Kaplan wrote in the notice that claims ...

Betz reaches settlement with Newberg, will resign

(Updated Friday, Aug. 21, with additional information) Embattled Newberg City Manager Jacuque Betz will resign from her position after she reached a settlement with the city. Betz will receive six months’ ...

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police##Two Willamina residents were rescued from their burning vehicle. They sustained minor injuries.

Citizens save Willamina couple from burning vehicle

(Updated with new information Monday, Aug. 17) SHERIDAN - Paul Dolan understands how close he and his wife, Joann, were to losing their lives last Wednesday afternoon. Now he believes the good Lord has ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Sean Burke will serve as McMinnville High School principal for the year.

Mac High to get new principal for a year

McMinnville High School will have a new principal during 2015-16. Sean Burke will move from assistant principal to acting principal while Kris Olsen spends the year working in the district office. Olsen ...

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