Rockne Roll/News-Register##Tiffany Henness takes her morning run on the linear trail in her West McMinnville neighborhood. She used to run in the evenings, she said, but morning workouts fit better with her busy lifestyle.

Stopping By: Running for life

Running changed Tiffany Henness for the better. As it happens, her new passion put her in the position to better someone else’s life, too. And Henness said, “My faith says it’s not luck, ...

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Contest powwow a celebration of culture

GRAND RONDE — The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will host a contest powwow the weekend of Aug. 18-20. This year’s version of the annual three-day event will be held on the Uyxat Powwow ...

Submitted photo##Ike Bay, Dan Bower and other volunteer blacksmiths teach their craft to youngsters at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. The smiths will demonstrate their work at Harvest Fest this weekend.

Heat and hammers: Blacksmiths turn raw steel into useful items

A blacksmith holds a steel rod over the hot coals of a forge. When the steel glows a bright red-orange, indicating a temperature of more than 1,500 degrees, the smith moves it to an anvil and strikes it ...

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Happy Tails: Get co-pilot ready before hitting the road

My last “Happy Tails” column was inspired by an article in Time magazine. This week, my source is an even less likely one — WeightWatchers magazine. And no, I am not going to spend our ...

Rohse: Don't forget the mountain men

There was a time when young boys, when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, frequently replied, “I want to be a cowboy.” It’s surprising that they seldom, if ever, answered, ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Members of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue joined Newberg’s Youth Outreach for a rally last Friday.

SIGNS OF HOPE: Newberg woman creates a movement out of words of encouragement

Amy Wolff noticed a distressing spike in the number of young people dying of suicide in Newberg. For Wolff, any child who takes his or her own life is one too many for her to look the other way. She ...

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August garden tips

The Oregon State University Extension Service provides monthly tips for gardeners. Here are the recommendations for August:   Planning Optimal time for establishing a new lawn is August through ...

Image: Wikimedia##Naturalist John K. Townsend in his mid-30s.

Offbeat Oregon: Thirsty colleague ruined naturalist’s specimens

The history of 1800s Oregon is full of the influence of good old Demon Rum — and from the “Blue Ruin” that inspired America’s first prohibition law in 1844, to the “Temperance ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Everything about Denny Edwards’ Aug. 12 motorcycle jump will be vintage — his 1966 Triumph bike, which he used for jumps in the 1970s and ’80s; his protective leather suit, which features the Flying Irishman logo and shamrocks he rocked back in the day; the Peterbilt trucks he’ll sail over; and Edwards himself, who’s 72, the oldest man to attempt such a feat.

Stopping By: Evel intentions

SHERIDAN — Skydiving? Too scary. Working with snakes? Too scary. Riding a motorcycle on Highway 18? Definitely too scary. But taking that same bike up a ramp at high speed and sailing over two trucks? ...

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Happy Tails: Another look at what's between your dog's ears

Awhile back, I discussed a Time magazine article called “Secrets of the Canine Mind” by Jeffrey Kluger, and I got about halfway through before I ran out of space. So in today’s Happy ...

Rohse: Raised on a ranch, but never a cowgirl

Despite growing up on a ranch, I was by no means a rodeo star. I could usually stay on a horse without falling off. I could usually avoid being thrown if a horse suddenly shied or acted a bit cantankerous ...

Savvy Senior: The hidden dangers of frequent heartburn

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Is regular heartburn or indigestion anything to worry about? My 60-year-old husband eats a lot of Tums or Rolaids throughout the day to help him manage it, but it keeps him up at night ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Jared Brandon-Flande of Lafayette made commercial videos before teaming up with video producer and editor John Webb for a full-length documentary about physicist Raemer Schreiber.

When McMinnville won the war

Filmmakers Jared Brandon-Flande and John Webb drop something of a historical bombshell in their new documentary, when they assert, “McMinnville won World War II.” To be more precise, McMinnville ...

Image: Rebecca Maxwell/ HMDb.org##This historical marker near Fort Boise commemorates the winter Marie Dorion spent in the Idaho wilderness en route back to Astoria in the winter of early 1814.

Offbeat Oregon: How Marie Dorion earned the distinction of ‘Oregon’s Revenant’

How Marie Dorion earned her story as “Oregon’s Revenant”   Marie Dorion’s contribution to whatever success the Astorian party enjoyed on its disastrous trip to Oregon was ...

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Carlton's Chalk Walk is Saturday

CARLTON — Chalk artists young and old will participate in Carlton’s second annual Chalk Walk Saturday, Aug. 5. Artists use colored chalk to draw on the sidewalk in the downtown area. Last ...

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