By law, public comments must be allowed online as well as in-person

People who have something to say to any government agency that holds public meetings will be able to do so whether they attend in person or online. They’ll still need to follow the rules. Boards ...

Dayton looking for council member

Dayton is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the city council. The deadline is noon, Monday, Feb. 28. Remaining council members will appoint someone to replace Darrick Price, who resigned. The term runs ...

Schools continue activities with additional precautions being taken

Local schools plan to continue extracurricular activities, such as winter sports, in the wake of the state Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority’s announcement Monday that districts ...

Along the Street: In Dayton, Glühwein and a winter market

Seufert Winery will host a traditional-style Christmas market event Friday through Sunday, Dec. 10-12. The “Winter Makers Market” will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Seufert tasting ...

City, county reach accord on Dayton boat ramp

Yamhill County and the city of Dayton have agreed to focus on fixing the long-defunct boat ramp at Dayton Landing Park, and hold discussions about further improvements at a later date, according to Dayton ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##The Grinch (Ben Blanco) prepares to ride in Friday afternoon s Santa Parade, which will
roll through downtown McMinnville starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26. The Grinch and
his little dog, too, will be joined by real estate agents from Coldwell Banker of McMinnville
and Newberg, who built the float using the company s blue and white colors, according to
Tammy Cooley, one of the Coldwell employees.  We like to do it for the community,  she
said, noting that agents will be handing out 3,000 candy canes, as well. More than two
dozen other floats, marching groups and bands will take part in the parade, which marks the
arrival of the Christmas season and Santa s first visit to McMinnville this year.

Christmas activities around the county

- Amity’s annual Christmas event is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3. Santa and the Amity Fire Department will lead a parade through the streets starting about 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Mayor Rachel ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##River silt from flooding caused by recent heavy rains covers the boat ramp at Dayton Landing park this week. The city opposes a plan to put a non-flush toilet in the park inside the flood zone because the area floods annually.

Restroom dispute stalls replacement of Dayton Landing

The boat ramp at the county’s Dayton Landing park, a popular Willamette River access point, is in such a state of disrepair it requires total replacement. That’s something boaters, other park ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Ellen and Gabriel Orocios are putting the final details on their restaurant, Orocios, which will open in downtown Carlton after the first of the year.

Along the Street: New restaurant coming to Carlton early next year

Orocios, a new restaurant in downtown Carlton, is expected to open in early 2022, according to owners Ellen and Gabriel Orocios. They had hoped to open at 217 W. Main St. this fall, but said they faced ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Willamette Valley Vineyards’ new Yamhill County location, Domaine Willamette, rises amid the fall leaves of the grapevines beside Highway 99W near Archery Summit Road.

Golden opportunity: ‘Domaine Willamette’ under construction

Willamette Valley Vineyards is making progress on its new wine production facility and tasting room near Dundee. “Domaine Willamette” will feature biodynamic gardens surrounding a ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Daylight Monday morning exposed damage caused by the fire late Sunday night. About 30 area firefighters responded to the blaze.

Rural Dayton tasting room destroyed in 3-alarm fire

A three-alarm fire late Sunday night destroyed the Domaine de Broglie tasting room located at 6475 N.E. Hilltop Lane, in rural Dayton. Domaine de Broglie, located near where the first Oregon pinot noir ...

Kit Johnson

Dayton farmer seeking seat on county commission

Dayton farmer Kit Johnston says he’d like to bring balance back to the Yamhill County board of commissioners, and to get the county to bring some weight to bear on water issues. Those fall under ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##As Rance Harber and Eric Virtue wait for their food at Two Dogs Taphouse, their dog, Sampson, howls in communion with the nearby scarecrow. The Halloween decoration features two heads, one a good dog and the other a bad one. It’s one of 10 scarecrows lining Third Street. Community members can vote on their favorite by Friday, Oct. 29, on the McMinnville Downtown Association website, www.macdowntown.com.

Pumpkins, scarecrows, costume events planned

There’s plenty to do and see this season as Halloween approaches. Here are some of the activities: - Carlton American Legion groups will host the second-annual Halloween haunted house from ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Scarecrow city workers make some street improvements and a friendly, straw-stuffed guy welcomes visitors to Dayton as part of the Dayton Community Development Association’s second-annual scarecrow contest.

Halloween events, activities planned

There’s plenty to do and see this season as Halloween approaches. Farm stands are offering pumpkins, and organizations are hosting scarecrow contests, trick-or-treating events and other activities. ...

Area schools report more than 100 cases

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., rang its bells 700 times Tuesday, once for every 1,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 since the pandemic started — 700,000 deaths. In Oregon, 3,867 people ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##R. Stuart & Co. Winery assistant winemaker Emilie McKinny uses a rake to feed pinot grapes from a 1/2 ton harvest bin into the winery’s destemmer, the first step in the process of making red wine.

Hearty harvest: Growers report ‘intense’ flavor, volume of grapes in 2021 pick

The hot, dry summer helped produce a flavorful crop in Yamhill County vineyards, although some growers report they will pick fewer grapes this year while others are predicting a bountiful yield. Either ...