Attorney trial rescheduled

A local attorney charged with misappropriating some of a client’s funds has waived her right to a jury trial. Erin Cooper Walters, charged with five counts of misapplication of entrusted property, ...

Care center petitioner challenges ballot title

Some McMinnville care center operators favor a measure before local voters, but they don’t like the wording. The proposed measure would amend McMinnville’s city charter so care centers cannot ...

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Kulla starts work on campaign agenda

Losing no time in his quest to improve the county, newest commissioner Casey Kulla has added several items to today’s meeting agenda: issuing a proclamation of inclusive community, discussing the ...

Planners to discuss 'floating zones'

McMinnville planners are floating a new concept from the traditional division city maps into zones. Geographic zones allow only specific kinds development (commercial, residential and so on) within their ...

Jail body scanner reveals smuggle attempt

The Yamhill County Jail body scanner is doing the job it was intended to do, Sheriff Tim Svenson said. Amberann Renee Lane can attest to that. Renee was lodged in jail last Thursday and subjected ...

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DAR honors West Valley vet

Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored Steve Bobb last week for his contributions to the Grand Ronde and Willamina areas. DAR members presented their Excellence in Community Service ...

Silent47/Can Stock Photo##Human trafficking, of both girls and boys, remains a common problem in the Northwest and the rest of the country, Shared Hope International says.

Human trafficking an all-too-common problem

Human trafficking remains a tragic problem in the Northwest, across the country and around the world, a speaker from Shared Hope International told Yamhill County Republican Women. Kelly McCaughey spoke ...

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FCI guards feel shutdown's impact; Sheridan may be next

SHERIDAN — The roughly 200 staff members at the Sheridan Federal Detention Center didn’t receive a paycheck last Friday. But that doesn’t mean they are not showing up for work. FCI ...

Commissioners disagree about school choice proclamation

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday talked their way fairly amicably through the first clashes between newly-seated commissioner Casey Kulla and his colleagues, Rick Olson and Mary Starrett, and found ...

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A gate across High Heaven Road — snow-covered on Monday morning — will remain, but staff have been directed to consider ways to allow residents access in case of emergency.

Commissioners decide to leave gate in place

Several residents of High Heaven Road attended a county hearing on Thursday to ask county commissioners to leave a gate blocking the road in place. Other county residents testified the gate impedes their ...

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Seth Bierbower and Bryce Branson, with Heron Timber clean a large area of trees along Highway 18 to make it safer for small planes to land at the nearby McMinnville Airport.

Runway-obstructing trees removed near airport

The trees obstructing pilots’ view at the McMinnville Municipal Airport should be gone this morning. Rich Spofford, the city’s engineering services manager who oversees airport operations, ...

Council says goodbye to Ruden as Geary sworn in

Alan Ruden marked the end of his eight years on the McMinnville City Council Tuesday as his successor, Zack Geary, was sworn in. In honor of the departing councilor, Mayor Scott Hill proclaimed Jan. 8 ...

Meeting looks at 'Great Neighborhoods'

There will be a joint meeting of the McMinnville City Council and the advisory committee on the city’s buildable lands inventory, housing needs analysis and housing strategy project at 5:30 p.m. ...

Park bid accepted, amidst cheerleading

Bids for public projects rarely generate much excitement at city council meetings, but an $800,000 bid from C&M Excavation had McMinnville councilors jubilant at their Tuesday, Jan. 8 meeting. Acceptance ...

City adopts final draft of strategic plan

McMinnville leaders adjusted the vision statement for the city’s strategic plan, City Manager Jeff Towery told city councilors Jan. 8. The first draft apparently sounded too generic. “It sort ...

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