Submitted photo##New Yamhill Fire Chief Trampas Bergstrom.

Yamhill Fire Board fires longtime chief

The Yamhill Fire District Board voted unanimously Monday night to oust Brian Jensen as its chief after 18 years leading the district. The agency immediately named assistant chief Trampas Bergstrom ...

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Pedestrians, a truck and cars take turns using the busy Highway 47/Main Street intersection in Carlton. Currently, northbound traffic turns left and makes two 90-degree turns to go through town. Under ODOT’s plans to reroute Highway 47, vehicles will go straight north, then make two gently curves leading to the path out of town. Carlton residents said safety for pedestrians should be a priority of the project.

Carlton residents call for safety on rerouted 47

Highway 47 will be rerouted, moving trucks and other traffic around downtown Carlton, rather than through the downtown business district, ODOT officials confirmed Tuesday night during a presentation ...

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Chloe Holveck,  Hannah Vance and Cheyenna Kelly discuss ways to show a rabbit.

Young exhibitors love the fair

Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo week was the best part of the year for many area young people, who spent the days — and nights, in many cases — on the fairgrounds with their animals, ...

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Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo ambassadors Kaydence Vertner, Cheyanna Kelly and Madison Bingman will be greeting people at the fair Wednesday through Saturday. They say they want to help visitors learn about the importance of agriculture in our lives.

Fair ambassadors promote importance of agriculture

After attending other festivals all summer, the Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo ambassadors are excited about welcoming visitors to their own event this week. They love that the fair lets young people ...

National Night Out events planned in several cities

Several National Night Out events are planned in Yamhill County on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Hosted by local police departments and the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, they are being held in conjunction ...

Kirby Neumann-Rea/News-Register##Grit shows in the faces of young racers Riley Mack, left, and Reed Regalado, in a photo-finish runoff during the annual soapbox car competition, in Beulah Park in Yamhill.

Derby Days brings excitement to Yamhill

Firefighters were there at the start and finish of the Yamhill Derby Days parade. As grand marshals, emergency responders played a special role in Saturday’s annual town festival. As if on cue ...

Commissioners uphold B&B approval for Worden Hill Road

Yamhill County Commissioners last week upheld the approval of home occupation permit for a new 10-bedroom bed and breakfast on Worden Hill Road, denying an appeal by the Friends of Yamhill County. The ...

Derby Days full of fun, visiitng

Yamhill Derby Days, July 15-16 this year, features a parade, a road run, frog jumping, music, food and, of course, kids’ derby car racing. But the best thing about the annual festival is ...

Starla Pointer/News-Register##Yamhill City Couselors and Rocky Losli oversee the nominating caucus in Beulah Park July 6.

Yamhill nominates city slate of candidates

Caucus in Beulah Park forms slate, but ballot remains open to more names

Carlton accepting mayor, council applications

Carlton’s deadline for filing for the mayor or city council positions is 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Voters will decide the winners on Nov. 8. Mayor Linda Watkins’ two-year position expires Dec. 31, as ...

Yamhill caucus to determine candidates

Yamhill residents will gather Wednesday, July 6, to select a slate of candidates for the November city council election. The caucus will start at 6 p.m. in Beulah Park. Voters in November will choose ...

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Evergreen Aviation Museum docent Terry Naig, right, provides a tour of the Spruce Goose and other exhibits to National American Legion Commander Paul Dillard, center left, and his entourage, including Oregon Commander Don Weber, left, and Oregon national executive committee chair Kevin Owens, center right. Dillard, who’s from Texas, visited the McMinnville, Sheridan and Carlton Legion posts last week to talk about his efforts to “Leave No Veteran Behind.”

National commander visits local Legion

Local American Legion members welcomed their national commander June 28, giving him a tour of the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museums as well as the McMinnville, Sheridan and Carlton Legion posts. “It’s ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##After years of selling from the Renegade food truck window, owners Wesley Jones, Noelle Amaya Bell, Nicholas Bell and Cody Drew have opened a new brick-and-mortar family restaurant in Carlton. The name, the Blind Pig, is a reference to speakeasies.

‘Blind Pig’ will offer scratch-made food

Opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant is a long-time dream fulfilled for the partners in the popular Renegade Catering and Food Truck. The Blind Pig — the name is a reference to speakeasies — ...

Flag Day ceremony planned in Carlton

Carlton Memorial Post 173 of the American Legion will host a Flag Day ceremony Tuesday, June 14. The event will start at 7 p.m. at the post, 158 E. Main St., Carlton. The Forever Flags Band will perform. ...

Charge dismissed against Carlton store clerk

A charge of first-degree aggravated theft, a Class B felony, has been temporarily dismissed against a former clerk at Carlton’s Main Street Market & Deli, according to Carlton Police Chief Kevin ...

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