Rockne Roll/News-Register##Lunch hour temperatures already were climbing Thursday as  the Brown Bag Summer Concert Series audience sought shade while listening to the band Weather Machine at U.S. Bank Plaza in downtown McMinnville.

'Red Flag' warning goes into effect; fire danger extreme

UPDATE/Friday, 10:30 a.m.: A "Red Flag" warning has been issued for the Yamhill Valley because of critical fire-related weather conditions. The warning will go into effect at 11 a.m. Friday and ...

Hazelnuts a big crop locally

Wine grapes may be the leading local glamor crop, but in a state that produces 99 percent of the nation’s hazelnuts, Yamhill County does some heavy lifting. Official surveys date back to the mid-20th ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Farm land is changing hands as hazelnuts boom.

A boon for Oregon's hazelnut

Green lawns and swimming pools aren’t the only things taking a beating in California’s record-busting drought, now in its fourth year. The state’s nut crop is feeling the effects as well. In ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##McMinnville firefighters familiarize themselves with the turntable controls of the department’s new Pierce ladder truck during a training exercise Wednesday in McMinnville. The new truck vastly exceeds the capabilities of the 35-year-old Seagraves ladder truck it replaces.

Mac fire replaces its ladder truck

The McMinnville Fire Department has taken delivery of a brand new 100-foot aerial platform truck. The department purchased it from Pierce Manufacturing, based in Appleton, Wisconsin, for $861,000. The ...

Volunteers rally to replace sewage system

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Terry Keller of Keller Excavating digs a hole for a new septic tank on Carolyn Oden’s property outside Grand Ronde on Saturday, June 20. GRAND RONDE — Carolyn ...

Hearing slated Thursday on UGB expansion

The Yamhill County commissioners are scheduled to hold a public hearing Thursday on an urban growth boundary expansion for the city of Lafayette. The county has an agreement with all of its cities requiring ...

Carlton pool closed over weekend following cardiac death

Updated with additional information on Tuesday, June 23. CARLTON — A local man suffered a heart attack at the Carlton pool Thursday. Lifeguards, medics and police officers did everything they could, ...

Michaela Fujita-Conrads/News-Register##Chris Alexander assists his daughter, Annika Alexander, cast in the Sheridan
Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 20.

Fishing derby a hit with the kids

SHERIDAN — Families with fold-up chairs and fishing rods lined the shores of Sheridan’s Southside Park pond Saturday morning to watch their children try catching some hatchery trout planted ...

Linfield grants faculty awards

Linfield College honored five faculty members for scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, international scholarship, creative achievement and contribution to the life of the college. Honored were: ...

American Legion brings state convention to Mac

Several hundred American Legion members will be in McMinnville this week for their 97th annual state convention. McMinnville’s Legion Post 21 and auxiliary are hosting the activities. Sessions are ...

Prison escape attempt foiled

SALEM — Two minimum-security Oregon Department of Corrections inmates, one claiming Yamhill County ties, attempted to escape Monday morning from the department’s Central Distribution Center ...

Electric car charging app released

A new smart phone application allows electric car owners to locate, access and cover the charging fee at stations in the West Coast Electric Highway’s Fast Charging Network, which includes a station ...

Agencies respond to Polk fire

SHERIDAN — A barn fire spread into the surrounding field Sunday night, drawing a broad responses from Polk and Yamhill county fire agencies. The 100-foot by 70-foot barn was full of hay when it ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Vocal teacher Adrienne Angel works with student Natalie Scott during her master class in McMinnville. Angel gave young singers suggestions at a workshop at the Gallery Theater last week.

Local students sing for New York teacher

A strong voice, proper posture and good technique are all important if you want to sing on Broadway. But by themselves, they won’t get you hired, New York vocal teacher Adrienne Angel told young ...

Sheridan board extends superintendent's contract

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School Board Wednesday night approved a two-year contract extension for Superintendent Steve Sugg at an annual salary of $109,315. Sugg has guided the Sheridan district ...