Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has a new chief

TIGARD — Assistant Chief Deric Weiss will become the new Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue chief on Monday, July 31, succeeding Mike Duyck, who will retire following a 30-year career. Weiss will ...

Local editorial earns Golden Dozen honors

Steve Bagwell, editorial page editor at the News-Register, was honored Saturday night in Atlanta with a Golden Dozen award for editorial writing. The Golden Dozen recognition, Bagwell’s third in ...

YCAP director calms housing funding concerns

On paper, it appears Yamhill Community Action Partnership officials are letting some $444,000 in state funds intended for housing initiatives go unused, but the organization’s new executive director ...

Appeals court nixes rural subdivision approval

A Yamhill County neighborhood fight over whether some 49 acres of land zoned for exclusive farm use may be subdivided and sold for use as a rural subdivision has taken yet another twist in the long-running ...

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Michael Wolfe s attorney, Patrick Sweeney of Portland, speaks on his behalf in court during the arraignment Friday.

Wolfe arraigned for murder

The Gaston man accused of kidnapping and murdering his former girlfriend and their 3-year-old son was arraigned Friday on charges of aggravated murder. Michael John Wolfe, 52, is charged with three counts ...

Police urge patience as camping ban takes effect

McMinnville police will start enforcing a new law within the next three days that bans people from camping during the day on public property. The law still allows people to camp on some public property ...

'Floating zones' considered for affordable housing

McMinnville planning commissioners are set to discuss a proposal at their 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, meeting that would allow two affordable housing and vocational training projects in the city’s ...

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Kaelee Keller, left,  from Serendipity Vaulting impressed the crowd with
her moves atop a horse led by Francesca Sheld.

What put the fun in Fun Days?

CARLTON — What put the fun in Fun Days, Carlton’s annual summer festival? For some, it was the music by bands such as the Vintage Knights. For others it was the soccer tournament or Shanny’s ...

Aulig guilty of murder for setting fatal Willamina fire

Nicholas Aulig, the 15-year-old who set fire to his grandparents’ rural Willamina home in June 2018, resulting in the death of his 79-year-old grandfather, was found Friday within the “jurisdiction ...

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TEDx speaker slots open; hard work, but worth it, past pres

After a successful inaugural event, organizers of McMinnnville TEDx program are seeking speakers for January 2020. Applications are due by July 12. Forms and more information can be found on the event ...

Aulig put 'plan in motion' to torch grandparents' house

Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Alisa Ray told Presiding Judge Cynthia Easterday during closing arguments of the Nicholas Aulig murder trial Thursday afternoon that the Willamina 15-year-old stole ...

Willamina teen guilty of murder for setting fatal 2018 fire

Nicholas Aulig, the 15-year-old who set fire to his grandparents' rural Willamina home in June 2018 that resulted in the death of his 79-year-old grandfather, Dieter Aulig, was found within the ...

Water & Light hears case for slight rate increase

With a projected cash balance of $34.3 million in fiscal year 2020, it wouldn’t be a good idea to raise electric rates too much, Consultant Mark Beauchamp told the McMinnville Water & Light board ...

Clean up the Mountain event set

The fifth annual Clean up the Mountain event will be held Saturday, hosted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Land Management and SOLVE (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) . Volunteers intersted ...

Lions host annual community breakfast

McMinnville Lions Club will host its 34th annual community breakfast Sunday, June 23, at the McMinnville Airport. The pancake, eggs and ham breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to noon. Cost is $8 for ...

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