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Marcus Larson/News-Register##Kathleen Shaughnessy points out where the fire moved through her backyard, nearly reaching her house on Mountain Top Road.

 
Chehalem Mountain fire evacuees return home

After transporting horses from evacuation zones near the Beachie Creek and Powerline fires, Michelle Ladd returned to her home on Bald Peak Road last Tuesday. She was unhooking her horse trailer when ...
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Scores of volunteers, donors create sanctuary at fairgrounds for evacuees

By OSSIE BLADINE and DORA TOTOIAN Around 3 a.m. Friday, Kimberlea Podewitz heard a woman exclaim, “Oh my God!” as a group ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Smoky skies around Brooks Winery in the Eola Hills on Wednesday.

 
Experts say smoke unlikely to taint grapes, at least for now

When winemaker Mark Vlossak started his day Tuesday, he assumed his alarm clock was wrong. It was pitch-black outside. But the clock was accurate, and he was seeing Oregon’s worst fire season in ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Classroom assistant Kristina Hart and teacher Dominique Bjorlin review teaching strategies for the first day of pre-school at McMinnville Montessori School next Tuesday, Sept. 8.

 
Some Yamhill County private schools return to in-person instruction

At McMinnville Montessori School, teacher Dominique Bjorlin will add a song to the repertoire for her pre-school students this fall: a tune about how to wear a face mask. The mask song is one component ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##McMinnville residents joined those in dozens of other cities nationwide in a  Save the Post Office  rally.

 
Post office rally in Mac draws dozens

Lovetta Dill told her friends she was going out for some “rational radicalism.” On Saturday morning, the gray-haired, lifelong McMinnville resident sat in a lawn chair in front of the McMinnville ...
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Coefield appointed to Newberg City Council

A few weeks ago, a friend encouraged Bryce Coefield to run for a recently vacated Newberg City Council seat. “That’s nice, but no thanks,” Coefield thought to himself. Then, a co-worker ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##Eric and Laura McGlynn and their son Wesley ate at La Rambla during McMinnville s first Dine Out(side) event on Third Street on July 3.

 
McMinnville's Third Street outdoor dining extended into September

... it’s shut down. … I’m glad it’s not a permanent thing.” Reporter Dora Totoian contributed to this report.
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##Kathy Cole, librarian for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, has spent years teaching chinuk wawa, one of the first common trading languages of the Pacific Northwest.

 
In Grand Ronde, chinuk wawa connects generations

As teenagers in southern Oregon, Kathy Cole and her siblings longed to learn chinuk wawa, one of the first common languages of the Pacific Northwest. Their father was always proud of being Native American ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Jesse McFerran and Natalie Fletcher were commissioned to paint social-distancing reminders on Third Street.

 
Art with a message: This is 6 feet

If you’re glued to Instagram while walking on Third Street, you might miss several photo-worthy sidewalk paintings directly beneath your feet. At the corner of Third and Ford streets, two glasses ...
Miriam Vargas Corona, executive director of Unidos Bridging Community, stands with a mural of Mexican folk dancers in Dayton. Rusty Rae/News-Register##She danced with her church group as a child and still remembers the steps when the music plays.

 
Unidos exec builds community bonds

Last November, Miriam Vargas Corona missed her youngest son’s first birthday. She had a life-changing excuse. She had traveled to Mexico, the country of her birth, to complete the paperwork to collect ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##Eric and Laura McGlynn and their son Wesley ate at La Rambla during McMinnville s first Dine Out(side) event on Third Street on July 3.

 
Diners push out into Third Street on holiday weekend

Ed and Phimphakan Tate spent the winter in Thailand, only to see their flight home canceled as they stood in line at the airport when the coronavirus pandemic began. They made it out of the country in ...
Rusty Rae/News-Register##Omar Sandoval, 23, pictured here, and Gustavo Guerrero, 24, right, became the youngest county chair and vice-chair duo in the Oregon Democratic Party when they were elected in April.

 
County Dems elect youngest chair and vice-chair in Oregon

Dayton native Omar Sandoval wasn’t predicting a career in politics or government when he applied for a fellowship with immigrant rights’ group Movimiento Cosecha in 2018, yet it started his ...

YCAP program houses dozens of families with COVID-19 prevention funds

Joe had been camping between Newberg and Lafayette for several weeks. He was without a home and staying in the woods, trying to avoid contact with people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On a day he went into ...

Record numbers of Yamhill County residents struggling to pay for basics

The COVID-19 pandemic struck as a record number of working families in Yamhill County already were struggling to afford housing, child care and other basics, according to a new study by the United ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##Shai Sesay McDonough, speaking, along with Ebone  McNeil, Isaiah Rake, and Kaream Sesay McDonough explain the importance of Juneteenth, in Newberg on Friday.

 
About 150 celebrate Juneteenth in Newberg

[Updated 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, with full story] Growing up in Yamhill County, adopted into a white family, Shai Sesay McDonough didn’t celebrate Juneteenth. She learned about the holiday only ...

'It's never too late': 7 Yamhill County residents become citizens

McMinnville resident Sandra Robledo was poised to take her oath of citizenship in March, more than 15 years after arriving from Mexico with her husband. But during that month, the COVID-19 pandemic hit ...
Marcus Larson/News-Register##Organizer Shai Sesay McDonough speaks at a Juneteenth celebration in Newberg.

 
Dozens celebrate Juneteenth in Newberg

Growing up in Yamhill County, adopted into a white family, Shai Sesay McDonough didn’t celebrate Juneteenth. She only learned about the holiday when she began researching Black history on her own ...
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Heather Shea uses a megaphone to lead a group of Yamhill County employee protesters in chants demanding better protections from COVID-19. They rallied prior to the June 4 meeting of the Yamhilll County Commissioners, at which the board extended the work-at-home policy and temporary leave policy, both enacted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 
County employees rally for COVID-19 protections

In March, after a co-worker worried aloud about having contracted COVID-19, county health care worker Erika Escobar’s life became a routine of showering immediately after work and diligently sanitizing ...

Along the street: Cinema reopens

McMinnville Cinema will reopen Friday, June 12, with a limited schedule of two showings daily of each movie. The selections include classics such as “The Goonies” and more recent releases ...
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