Hot, dry weather leads to burn ban

With hot, dry weather in the forecast, fire danger is expected to be especially high through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service and area fire departments. Outdoor burning is banned ...

Cause determined in West Valley ambulance fire

A catastrophic failure of the transmission that blew oil over engine parts, and ignited a fire was the cause of a late February blaze that destroyed a West Valley Fire District ambulance. The Sheridan/Southwestern ...

Sheridan council to meet in school gym

The Sheridan City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Sheridan High School gymnasium. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in the cafeteria. There will be a public hearing ...

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Grand Ronde powwows canceled for second year

The Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow, traditionally held in July, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Contest Powwow, an August fixture on the tribal grounds, have been canceled for ...

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Mike Bisset, community development director, is retiring after two decades with the city of McMinnville. Working on the civic hall was one of his favorite projects.

Mike Bisset retiring after 21 years as Mac's community development director

In the past 54 years, the city of McMinnville has had only three public works/community development directors, each with a tenure of about 20 years.  “I think that’s reflective ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Duane Van Dyke drives Shire horses Nick and Emma during the Oregon Draft Horse Breeders Association plowing competition Saturday at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. Draft horses were part of Farm Fest, which became virtual this year, with many guests watching on Facebook rather than attending in person. Yamhill County Historical Society plans to host in-person events again starting in June.

Farm Fest goes virtual, but live events planned later this year

The gigantic draft horses didn’t care about COVID; they were just there to lend their muscles to pull plows at the 2021 Farm Fest, a Yamhill County Historical Society event that went virtual this ...

News-Register file photo##During the first summer Dine Out(side) in downtown McMinnville, Sheri Lunsford, left, and Susan MacLean enjoy lunch at McMenamins. About 30 restaurants will set up tables on Third Street this summer during the second round of Dine Out(side).

Dine Out(side) will return to Third

Downtown street will close to cars on weekends starting at end of May Diners will be able to enjoy al fresco meals and wine tastings this summer as McMinnville’s Dine Out(side) program returns for ...

Secondary students to start hybrid classes

McMinnville middle and high school students will return to in-person classes Monday, April 19, 13 months after schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Students will be in classrooms ...

After bout with COVID, nursery worker encourages everyone to get vaccinated

For about two months in the summer, Maria I. Mota Garcia didn’t leave her Dayton home. Mota-Garcia, 53, along with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren, all caught COVID-19.  When ...

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Dental hygienist Kristen Short gives Marlene Guerrero her initial injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Virginia Garcia clinic in McMinnville on Tuesday. The clinic gave out more than 300 vaccinations.

Dispensing hope: Virginia Garcia clinics plan to vaccinate 30,000 by mid-July

  Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s 17 clinics across Yamhill and Washington counties have vaccinated nearly 15,000 people against COVID-19 so far, staff told Congresswoman Suzanne ...

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Linfield professor alleges antisemitism; Board of Rabbis calls for resignations

The Oregon Board of Rabbis called Thursday for the resignation of Linfield University President Miles Davis and Board of Trustees chair David Baca, matching calls from students and other university ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Kirby Neumann-Rea is a longtime reporter and editor.

Veteran journalist joins N-R as managing editor

Longtime journalist Kirby Neumann-Rea has joined the News-Register newsroom as managing editor, coming from the Columbia Gorge News. He served as editor of the Hood River News for more than 20 years. Neumann-Rea ...

County: 25 new cases of COVID over weekend

Yamhill County announced 25 new cases of COVID-19 for the three days from Saturday to Monday, bringing the county to a total to date of 4,040. There have been 74 deaths in the county. The Oregon Health ...

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Wanted suspect eludes Newberg-Dundee police

A suspect wanted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office eluded Newberg-Dundee Police on the evening of Tuesday, April 6. The sheriff’s office gave this account: About 8:30 p.m., deputies ...

Lane leaving Mac senior center

After her freshman year of college, Anne Lane was home for the summer and worked as a parks maintenance employee for the city of McMinnville, pruning trees, tending to irrigation and cleaning bathrooms.  Lane, ...

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