Marcus Larson/News-Register##Officer Jared Wiebold inspects a vehicle with Jack, the McMinnville Police
Department’s new drug detection dog. Jack has been trained to detect methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.

Drug detection dog joins Mac PD

McMinnville police have welcomed a new recruit to the force — Canine Jack, aka Chewy, a 22-month-old labrador retriever The addition become official when Jack and his handler, officer Jared Wiebold, ...

Along the Street: Brown Bag series to kick off Thursday

The 22nd annual Brown Bag Summer Concert Series is slated to get underway at noon Thursday in downtown McMinnville. The venue for the inaugural concert, featuring pianist Michael Allen Harrison, is First ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Tree farmer Dick Enger points out the signs of trees dying from lack of water.

Drought stressing valley's Douglas firs

When the branches of a Douglas fir turn red, it means the tree is dying, likely due to water stress. McMinnville-area woodlot owner Cathy Bisset said she started to notice the weakening of some of her ...

News-Register honored for work

The News-Register won seven awards in this year’s Society of Professional Journalists competition for Region X, which encompasses Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. Honored were: - ...

County to consider budget adjustments

The Yamhill County commissioners will hold their final budget hearing of the year at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, in Room 32 of the county courthouse, 535 N.E. Fifth St. Written comments may be submitted ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville’s parking garage was constructed in 1980 using funds that would have gone toward constructing
a bridge over the Willamette to I-5, connecting Yamhill County with the freeway. That projected bridge never materialized after costs ballooned.

Rural bridge morphed into urban parking garage

You might call it the accidental parking garage. But it’s certainly stood the test of time. It’s been faithfully serving motorists at Fifth and Evans for more than 35 years, and shows no signs ...

Mac council to create tourism board

The McMinnville City Council plans a meeting tonight to appoint members to a governing board charged with overseeing the city’s new Visit McMinnville tourism promotion campaign. The board will govern ...

McMinnville Elks plan flag ceremony

The McMinnville Elks Lodge will host its annual Flag Day celebration and retirement Thursday, June 11. The free program will start at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge’s downtown quarters, at 333 N.E. Evans ...

Business expert booked in Carlton

CARLTON — Nationally known destination business expert Jon Schallert is slated to speak Wednesday, June 17, in the Carlton VFW Hall, 158 E. Main St. The City of Carlton and the Carlton Business ...

McMinnville High School student Elide Sanchez leads a group of seniors Thursday through the halls of Newby Elementary School. The class of 2015 graduates at 7 p.m. tonight.

 
Seniors visit their elementary schools

Children cheered as McMinnville High School seniors visited local elementary schools Thursday. This was the third year for the “Parade of Graduates.” It had Newby Elementary School third-graders ...

Hot weather on the way

Temperatures are expected to climb into the low 90s this weekend. The National Weather Service warned the sudden leap could catch people unprepared, so issued a warning about some of the potential hazards. Among ...

County, Riverbend at odds over taxes

Riverbend Landfill has appealed a determination by Yamhill County that it owes more than $265,000 in back taxes, due to a county failure to assess taxes on improvements currently valued at more than $5.7 ...

New development puts premium on parking

Downtown McMinnville faces a parking crunch as new development continues, particularly on the the east toward the Golden Valley Restaurant & Brewery. The latest cause for concern is the newly ...

Sports complex goes back to the drawing board

While John Abrams' last-minute withdrawal has thrown into question a proposed expansion of McMinnville's urban growth boundary to accommodate a sports complex, it has not eliminated the possibility entirely. Only ...

Inmates deny lethal intent in jail beating

Yamhill County Jail inmate Zachary Chronister told McMinnville police detectives he and fellow inmate Joshua Mulbreght only planned to rough up or intimidate 34-year-old Jed Myers when they entered his ...

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