Rusty Rae/News-Register file photo##Brayden Bullock, 14, Valeria Serratos, 14, and Virginia Serratos, 20, all of Dayton, take part in a July 22 Black Lives Matter protest on Adams Street in McMinnville. “We need to make some noise,” Serratos said.

Showing up, standing up: An anti-racism movement awakens in Yamhill County

In 2015, Jessica Haney bought her first home in Newberg. The therapist and her three children were cleaning before moving in when a new neighbor stopped by. Instead of welcoming her, the woman said, “You ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Yamhill City Recorder Lori Gilmore (right) counts votes from the city s biennial caucus in July.

Filing deadlines approach for candidates in city races

Deadlines are approaching for filing for Yamhill County city offices. Candidates must file this month to run for mayor or city council openings. The last date for filing varies by city. To run for a ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jonathon Kurtz survived COVID-19, but urges others to avoid it.

Dundee man recovers from COVID-19

It was early April, Gov. Kate Brown had recently ordered Oregonians to stay home “to the maximum extent possible” to stop the advance of the novel coronavirus and Jonathan Kurtz of Dundee didn’t ...

Accusations continue to dog Dundee fire chief

A second Dundee firefighter is accusing Chief John Stock and other male employees of harassing and discriminating against her and other female employees, according to a complaint filed with the Bureau ...

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Victor Serrano (foreground) and Alanna Murphy work on filling online orders at the Chalice Farms dispensary. The Dundee business offered online sales during the pandemic shutdown, in addition to establishing routines for customers who wanted to pick up orders.

Cannabis industry among bright spots in county economy

Marijuana sales trend upward as other markets struggle

Mayors, council seats up for election in November

Voters in cities around Yamhill County will elect council members and, in most cases, mayors in the Nov. 3 general election. Candidates can start filing in McMinnville, Newberg and most other cities this ...

Local law enforcement agencies react to Floyd death

McMinnville Police Chief Matt Scales said he felt disgust when he saw the video of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, even as he gasped “I can’t ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Local skateboarder Evan Armstrong practices a move Wednesday evening, taking advantage of the ample sun at the skateboard park at  Discovery Meadows Community Park. Skateparks throughout the county reopened under Phase 1 guidelines; however, many park facilities and all playgrounds remain closed.

Parks departments work to balance services, safety

Local parks and recreation departments have been battling health issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak from multiple angles. While parks have remained open to the public, most facilities and ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##New Newberg City Manager Dan Weinheimer said that while the pandemic is creating challenges, it is also bringing out the best in city residents and staff.

New Newberg city manager says changes will take time

By NICOLE MONTESANO<br/>Of the News-Register Newberg is starting fresh after years of turmoil among several of its city department heads, but the process is complicated by the pandemic that arrived ...


Newberg woman charged with beating boyfriend

A Newberg woman faces charges accusing her of hitting her boyfriend over the head with a frying pan, breaking a wine bottle over his head and attacking him with a running weed whacker, leaving bruises ...

Rusty Rae/New-Register##Mark and Sandy Hyder, left, and Tammy Maxwell share a few moments over wine at Pinot Vista in downtown McMinnville  Wednesday afternoon.

Wineries reopen to patrons, 'slow and safe'

“First and foremost, it’s not business as usual for Memorial Day Weekend,” said Morgen McLaughlin, executive director of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. This would ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##By-Pass Bar and Grill bartender Isaiah Benavidez mixes a drink for a customer.  Owner Mylee Smith, left, was recently able to rehire Benavidez after she received her PPP loan.

PPP Round 2: Smaller businesses receive help

Mylee Smith placed a “Welcome Back” sign in the window of The By-Pass Bar & Grill on Ferry Street in Dayton Saturday. She opened the business a year ago, then shut it except for take-out ...

Sam Beyer photo/Courtesy The Bruin##Mac High’s class of 2020 on the football field earlier this school year.

Schools formalizing graduation plans

Although school buildings closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Yamhill County high schools are making plans to honor the graduating classes of 2020.

By district, these are the most up-to-date plans.

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Red Hills Market employee Lily Williams serves a veggie sandwich and roast beef sandwich to Dennis and Heather Lewis for their Monday afternoon meal.

Restaurants enjoy successful reopening weekend

Despite new challenges, Yamhill County restaurateurs who reopened their doors to dine-in service this weekend were enthused about the initial results. “You’re sort of reinventing the ...

Along the Street: Turkey Rama, boat races, garden tour canceled

Turkey Rama, McMinnville’s annual downtown summer festival scheduled for July 10-12, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mass gatherings are prohibited through September as part ...

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