Horse slaying solved; owner cited

The owner of a horse found shot to death April 22, about 14 miles northwest of Sheridan on Bald Mountain, has been cited by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. Mark D. Ellis, 53, of Whiteson, identified ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters from the West Valley Fire District fight a blaze at a vacant house on Main Street in Willamina.

Fire damages Willamina structure

WILLAMINA — A vacant two-story structure at 390 W. Main St. sustained between $10,000 and $15,000 in damage as the result of a fire Monday afternoon. West Valley Fire District personnel responded ...

Flag supporters challenge Willamina board

WILLAMINA — Reyn Leno, who chairs the governing council of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, told the Willamina School Board he was disappointed and more than a little angry over the board’s ...

Commissioners tout state of the county

NEWBERG — In a State of the County presentation to a joint session of the Newberg City Club and Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, the three Yamhill County commissioners painted a highly positive ...

Carlton waives alcohol rule for Crush

CARLTON — City councilors agreed to buy a new tractor and new park play equipment, and to sell a city lot, during their Monday night business meeting. Then, on a 5-2 vote, they approved a one-day ...

Community Connect Event links people with services

People looking for food, housing, employment and other programs can find local resources from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 15, at Yamhill County’s seventh-annual Community Connect Event. It will be ...

Mac Water and Light to meet Tuesday

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at utility headquarters as 855 N.E. Marsh Lane. The agenda includes presentation of the electric department budget for ...

Y-C moving forward with school bond

YAMHILL — Buoyed by results from a recent voter survey, the Yamhill-Carlton School Board agreed Monday the district needs to prepare a bond issue in time for the May 2016 ballot. It would fund renovation, ...

Homeless ranks swell at co-op

The homeless population at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries has been running 8 to 12 of late — more than it was prior to removal of a tent encampment under order by the city. However, it’s ...

Mac committee approves budget

The budget committee approved the city of McMinnville’s proposed $101 million 2015-2016 budget during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night. It also approved a budget for the city’s urban renewal ...

Police respond to Grandhaven shooter threat; students fine

McMinnville police responded about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday to Grandhaven Elementary School after an adult female called the school and threatened to shoot students. "She said she was going ...

Willamina board makes no decision on flag issue

WILLAMINA - The Willamina School board took public comment but made no decision Tuesday night related to a previous request by Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde member Angie Fasana to ...

Tampering call allegedly placed from jail

The suspect in a sexual and physical assault case filed last month has been indicted by a Yamhill County Grand Jury on a new charge of tampering with a witness — his alleged victim in the original ...

Dead horse case solved; owner cited

The owner of a horse found dead April 22 about 14 miles northwest of Sheridan, near the southwest end of Bald Mountain, near Gilbert Creek Road, has been cited by the Yamhill County Sheriff's ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Birdwatchers focus their binoculars high in the trees of Storey Park, the Cozine Creek canyon adjacent to the Linfield Oak Grove.

Watching and listening to birds

Led by what would be described in birding terms as a Plaid-Shirted Professor, a flock of fledgling birdwatchers focused their eyes and ears on the trees and sky around Linfield College Friday morning. Robins ...

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