Developers submit plans for downtown hotel

Development plans for an estimated $60 million multi-story hotel on Third Street have been submitted to city of McMinnville staff, with developers hoping to open its doors in 2024. Hugh Development of ...

Submitted artist s rendering##Digital rendering shows what the proposed Gwendolyn boutique hotel would look like from the corner of Ford and Third streets in McMinnville.

Hotel project at a crossroad

Before plans can move forward on a proposed five-story hotel in downtown McMinnville, developers will need city approval to demolish three buildings on the site. Demolition applications for buildings at ...

Water & Light commission passes two percent rate hike

Water increase is not to be confused with coming service charge by the city

Lack of cooperation stalls pot producing investigative work

When the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant on a piece of rural Dayton property in the 15000 block of Southeast Wallace Road early last week, they were there to take down an ...

Citizens learn about YCSO option; Yamhill plans to keep PD

Yamhill residents heard Tuesday about the services their city could receive, as well as the potential costs, if they contracted for law enforcement coverage from the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office ...

Convicted rapist sentenced to 11 years in prison

Corey Sanders, who a jury found guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree kidnapping, received his prison sentence Monday morning in Yamhill County Circuit Court. Sanders ...

Does Mac have a short term rental problem?

Depending on who you ask, short term rental properties are either a scourge to the neighborhoods of McMinnville or a vital piece of the city’s tourism efforts. The Planning Commission tackled the ...

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Darell Tisdel puts up plates of breakfast in the kitchen at Coyote Joe’s, a popular stop in Willamina. Owner Rolly Heuser said people from all over the county, as well as those passing through on the way to the coast, join locals at the restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Along the Street: Customers keep Coyote Joe’s busy

A minor kitchen fire closed Coyote Joe’s in Willamina for a day last week, but the popular restaurant is now doing business as usual, said owner Rolly Heuser. And “usual” means ...

County faces hard questions under new court order

Sometimes a person accused of a crime is deemed mentally unable to aid and assist in their own defense. What happens when that person is no longer able to receive care from the Oregon State Hospital, but ...

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Construction crews work on the new addition at Lum s Buick GMC, which will provide another 10,000 square feet of space for the service department. The dealership at 830 N.E. Highway 99W in McMinnville services all makes and models. The expansion project, which also includes remodeling the showroom, is expected to be completed in November.

Lum's expanding service, showroom space

Lum’s Buick GMC is expanding its McMinnville service department and remodeling its showroom to provide more room for repairs and sales. The dealership at 830 N.E. Highway 99W expects to complete ...

Commissioners discuss exemption/deferral program future

The Yamhill County Commissioners Thursday morning began discussion of the potential impact of legislation allowing property tax exemptions and deferrals for rural areas. Senate Bill 1565 would allow a ...

Fatal closes Highway 219 Wednesday evening

A fatal crash closed Highway 219 north of Newberg for several hours Wednesday evening. According to Oregon State Police, a motorcycle rider was killed  about 5:55 p.m. when he lost control of his ...

City opens gate on new parks plan

The future is now for McMinnville parks as the city begins work on a 20-year vision plan for its green spaces. Development of the parks, recreation and open space master plan is underway, with the goal ...

Sheridan man who drove into homes, cars gets 48 months

Linda Harrell said it sounded like “12 dump trucks, 12 garbage trucks” plowing through her Southeast Sheridan Road home the morning of Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Her life changed forever in an ...

Two DUII-reported crashes investigated

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office responded to two DUII-related motor vehicle crashes Thursday, Sept. 15. The county’s Multi-Agency Traffic Team gave this account of a 7:45 p.m. two-vehicle ...