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 ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Owner Forrest Babcock inspects his telescope named Jupiter s Inspiration, which was recovered Thursday morning after being stolen March 11. There was relatively little damage, but the thieves did steal an attached finder scope and took part of the machine apart. Luckily the most precious part of the telescope, its large mirror, was not installed at the time.

Trailer, damaged scopes found

The Carlton Observatory trailer and parts of two telescopes have been found. Yamhill County Sheriff’s deputies located the forest-green, Wells Cargo trailer after receiving a call from a citizen. ...

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State begins seeking trail grant replacement

The Oregon Department of Transportation has notified Yamhill County it wants to begin negotiations of the repayment of $687,000 in grant funds used on the now-discontinued Yamhelas Westsider Trail.  Meanwhile, ...

Yamhelas trail supporters plead to keep plan alive

At least three dozen residents recently wrote letters to county commissioners urging them to finish the master plan of the Yamhelas Westsider Trail.  Commissioners, who last month discontinued a ...

News-Register file photo##Clint Raever, pictured here in 2018 after becoming principal of Yamhill Carlton High School, has been selected to lead the district.

YC principal named superintendent

Yamhill Carlton High School Principal Clint Raever will have a new job next year as the district’s superintendent. After months of searching, narrowing the list of candidates and interviewing ...

News-Register file photo##At a star party in Carlton in 2018, Kendall Stephens peers through the viewfinder of “BigBlue.”

Carlton Observatory telescopes stolen

Hundreds of children and adults had marveled at seeing Saturn and other planets through “Big Blue,” the main telescope for the planned Carlton Observatory. Now the 15-inch Newtonian telescope ...

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Sexual assault results in prison sentence

Dylan Sanchez stepped on a wood pallet and tire to gain access through a bedroom window of a rural Yamhill residence in early May of last year, according to court records. He broke a large mirror while ...

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 ...

YC board negotiating with superintendent pick

The Yamhill Carlton School Board is negotiating with its top pick for the superintendent job. Board members hope to have negotiations finished by Thursday so they can vote on hiring the candidate. They ...

Photos courtesy Yamhill County Sheriff s Office##Horses seized by the Yamhill County Sheriff s Office in rural Carlton were turned over to a rescue operation in Gresham.

Horses, cats seized in rural Carlton; owner charged

Forty-eight horses seized by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at the Silver Oaks Saddlebreds farm in rural Carlton are recovering at Sound Equine Options, a horse rescue in Gresham.

Silver Oaks owner Susan Swango, 82, has been charged with one count of second-degree animal neglect, a Class B misdemeanor, related to an allegation she provided inadequate care for the horses on her property.

Yamhill to bring in superintendent finalists

Yamhill Carlton School District residents will have a chance to meet finalists for the superintendent job — Brad Berzinski, John Koch and YC High Principal Clint Raever— at a community ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## At Los Molcajetes in downtown McMinnville, Javier Rangel arranges tables and chairs for Friday s return to indoor dining. The state has placed Yamhill County in the  High  risk level, which allow 25% occupancy in restaurants.

Struggling restaurants, other establishments reopen their doors to the public

Rogelio Gutierrez Martinez has witnessed many changes in the 13 years he’s owned Los Molcajetes, a Mexican restaurant on Third Street in downtown McMinnville, but nothing like the past year. Sales ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Jeri Harris of McMinnville dips her Melt Down grilled cheese sandwich into tomato bisque prepared by Brooks Wines chef Norma Buchholz.

Off to a gooey start

It may be freezing outside, but cheese is melting on grilled sandwiches all over Yamhill County. Diners eagerly started ordering Melt Down specials as the annual grilled cheese fundraiser for the county ...

Yamhill interviews superintendent finalists

The Yamhill Carlton School Board will interview six finalists for the superintendent's job this month. They are seeking a permanent superintendent to replace Charan Cline, who left the district in June ...

School board seats open in county

Candidates for school board seats around Yamhill County can file for election with the Yamhill County Clerk's Office. March 18 is the filing deadline for the May 18 election. School board positions that ...

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