DEQ issues three fines over river water quality concerns

Penalties go to landfill, city of Dundee, Amity quarry   The state Department of Environmental Quality has fined Riverbend Landfill, the city of Dundee and owners of an Amity quarry for separate ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ##  Amity May Day Queen Hazel Hoff signs the lyrics
of Ed Sheeran’s “Supermarket Flowers,” a favorite song of her mother’s, the late Traci Hoff.

May Day, a new way

While smaller and different, the Amity High School May Day tradition returned in style after a pandemic hiatus. The student-driven event was as colorful as ever despite being staged in the gym, ...

Photo courtesy Amity Fire District##A rural Amity residence was destroyed Wednesday night by a two-alarm fire. Three dogs perished in the blaze.

Fire destroys rural Amity home; three dogs perish

A two-alarm fire destroyed a home and its contents in rural Amity late Wednesday night. Four occupants safely escaped, but three dogs perished. The fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. at  9751 ...

Lehman named Amity mayor

Ryan Lehman enjoyed a clear path to being appointed Amity mayor at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. He was the sole applicant for the position and was seated on a unanimous vote. He will serve ...

A few Easter egg hunts spring up

The Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping through Yamhill County on Saturday, hiding candy-filled eggs and other surprises for children to find in several cities. Because of continuing pandemic restrictions, ...

Carlton, Amity firefighters will deliver Easter eggs

Two fire departments, Carlton and Amity, will bring Easter eggs to children, rather than hosting a group egg hunt. In Amity, families with children 12 and younger can sign up for the second egg hunt delivery. ...

Candidates file for May election

Several school board races will be contested in the May 18 election. McMinnville has two open positions that are contested, one by the incumbent and two others, the other by the incumbent and one challenger. Newberg ...

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March of Daffodils planned

While COVID-19 will prevent Amity from celebrating its longstanding daffodil festival for the second consecutive year, a March of Daffodils monthlong event will help welcome the spring season into full ...

Deadline near for county school, fire board filings

The deadline to file for election to area school and fire boards is Thursday, March 18. Voters will decide in the May 18 election. Ballots will arrive in mailboxes at the end of April. Several positions ...

Amity pro tem Mayor Ryan Lehman

Amity mayor resigns

Amity Mayor Joshua Clark, who ran unopposed in last November's general election and took office Jan. 1, resigned before the start of Wednesday night's regular city council meeting. He told councilors ...

Amity woman injured in double-fatal crash on 101

An Amity woman was injured and a Newberg man escaped injury in a double-fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 101, near Hebo, last Thursday morning, according to the Oregon State Police. OSP gave this ...

Amity water system operating normally

The city of Amity lifted water restrictions Friday afternoon; three reservoirs (tanks) were full and the water system was operating normally, according to City Administrator Michael Thomas. The Valentine’s ...

Submitted Photo/Ron Mills-Pinyas## Numerous trees and branches fell on and around the house where Ron Mills-Pinyas and his wife, Mirabel, live in the Walnut Hill area during the Valentine s weekend ice storm. Mills-Pinyas said he was delighted when power returned and he could see that repairs to his ceiling kitchen were holding.

'Things kept falling' : Rural couple’s home and deck damaged by toppling trees, limbs

Ron Mills-Pinyas had just finished patching nine spots in his kitchen ceiling that were damaged by an ice-laden limb falling  Then another tree fell on the retired Linfield art professor’s ...

Storm leaves Amity almost dry

Last weekend’s destructive Western Oregon ice and snow storm left Amity with only about 24 hours of water remaining before the city went dry. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, however, thanks to the teamwork ...

Amity woman injured in double-fatal crash near Hebo

An Amity woman was injured and a Newberg man escaped injury in a double-fatal motor vehicle crash near Hebo on Highway 101 Thursday morning, according to the Oregon State Police. OSP gave this ...