Marcus Larson/News-Register##Aliens walked the streets of McMinnville on Saturday during the annual UFO Festival. This year’s event drew more vendors and visitors
than ever before to downtown McMinnville. The 16th annual UFO Festival celebrates the 1950 photographs published in the precursor to the News-Register that many claim is among the most credible photos of UFOs.

 
UFO fest out of this world

McMinnville’s downtown simmered with excitement most of the weekend, peaking Saturday afternoon, as the 16th annual UFO Festival made contact with planet Earth.  The landing party Friday night ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Parents escort students home from Grandhaven Elementary School Wednesday afternoon after a
threatening phone call brought police to the building.

School back to normal after death threat

Grandhaven Elementary School operated as usual Thursday, after a phone threat to “kill lots of kids” brought McMinnville police out in force Wednesday afternoon.

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMenamin’s Hotel Oregon decorated its window
for the upcoming UFO Festival.

Aliens to parade through Mac on Saturday

Aliens of all varieties, from little green creatures to elegant Klingons, will parade through McMinnville during the annual UFO Festival costume parade. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. from the east end ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Owner of the newly opened 1882 Grille, Dustin Wyant, helps serve food to
customers during a busy opening day.

KAOS opens rooftop restaurant

For about a week, the crew at the 1882 Grille, atop the new KAOS building in downtown McMinnville, has been rehearsing. It has been running drinks, burgers and pizza out to invitation-only, soft-opening ...

Arsonist ruled insane

Ralph Helmken told McMinnville police he didn’t like the staff at the apartment complex where he was residing, so he set his unit on fire. The 50-year-old Helmken pleaded guilty but for insanity ...

Wineries Assocation joins in landfill challenge

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has joined the Stop the Dump Coalition and local farmer Ramsey McPhillips in filing notice of intent to appeal Yamhill County’s recent approval of a Riverbend ...

Horse slaying solved; owner cited

The owner of a horse found shot to death April 22, about 14 miles northwest of Sheridan on Bald Mountain, has been cited by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office. Mark D. Ellis, 53, of Whiteson, identified ...

Submitted photo##Firefighters from the West Valley Fire District fight a blaze at a vacant house on Main Street in Willamina.

Fire damages Willamina structure

WILLAMINA — A vacant two-story structure at 390 W. Main St. sustained between $10,000 and $15,000 in damage as the result of a fire Monday afternoon. West Valley Fire District personnel responded ...

Flag supporters challenge Willamina board

WILLAMINA — Reyn Leno, who chairs the governing council of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, told the Willamina School Board he was disappointed and more than a little angry over the board’s ...

Commissioners tout state of the county

NEWBERG — In a State of the County presentation to a joint session of the Newberg City Club and Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, the three Yamhill County commissioners painted a highly positive ...

Carlton waives alcohol rule for Crush

CARLTON — City councilors agreed to buy a new tractor and new park play equipment, and to sell a city lot, during their Monday night business meeting. Then, on a 5-2 vote, they approved a one-day ...

Community Connect Event links people with services

People looking for food, housing, employment and other programs can find local resources from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 15, at Yamhill County’s seventh-annual Community Connect Event. It will be ...

Mac Water and Light to meet Tuesday

The McMinnville Water & Light Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at utility headquarters as 855 N.E. Marsh Lane. The agenda includes presentation of the electric department budget for ...

Y-C moving forward with school bond

YAMHILL — Buoyed by results from a recent voter survey, the Yamhill-Carlton School Board agreed Monday the district needs to prepare a bond issue in time for the May 2016 ballot. It would fund renovation, ...

Homeless ranks swell at co-op

The homeless population at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries has been running 8 to 12 of late — more than it was prior to removal of a tent encampment under order by the city. However, it’s ...

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