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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Scot's honor

Annual festival celebrates the good and the plaid of Scottish history and culture

Aid and assist hearing scheduled for Tombleson

An aid and assist hearing for Alex Tombleson of Amity was held at 4 p.m. Monday in Yamhill County Circuit Court with Judge Jennifer Chapman presiding. There were previously three county residents at the ...

Fired union member sues county

Jill Olson claims she was fired without cause and violated policy in doing so

Candidate debate gets personal

Candidates Erickson, Salinas clash over ad campaign at Salem event

County to hold hearing on solar company extension request

‘Macroeconomic factors’ have delayed project, company claims; county to hold public hearing

Amity City Council meet rescheduled

The monthly Amity City Council meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, has been postponed. It will be held at the same time on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The meeting will include a public hearing ...

Downtown demo vote pushed back

Developers seek time to provide details on scale and ‘fit’ of hotel proposal

Champions for Children fundraiser planned

A Family Place will hold its “Champions for Children” fundraiser as a hybrid this year. As always, though, the event will help A Family Place serve families throughout Yamhill County, with ...

 
Artist tries different media, different techniques

Downtown Mac gallery owner stays open to new materials, forms and ideas

 
Sunday Sandwiches

By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register In a way, Sunday Sandwiches is just what it sounds like: a program that hands out sandwiches on Sunday afternoons. In a way, it’s more, organizers said. ...

State reports second pediatric case of monkeypox, updates eligibility for vaccine

Oregon has reported its second pediatric case of hMPXV, known as monkeypox. There are now 214 confirmed or suspected cases of the disease in Oregon, although none reported in Yamhill County. Nationwide, ...

Female tappers to perform

Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies will perform Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Linfield University. The female tap dance band will perform at 6:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose ...

Commissioners postpone gravel hearing

County commissioners on Thursday postponed a hearing on a gravel exploration permit, after hearing from Planning Director Ken Friday that neighbors of all recreation/commercial zones in the county need ...

Yamhill mother and son do what they're trained to do

Instincts kick in for mother and son, trained EMTs

Carlton favors downtown bypass, with safety measures

Citizens favor a bypass around downtown Carlton, rather than a one-way grid that would continue to route big trucks through the downtown area, community members agreed at a meeting Wednesday night. It ...

McMinnville Police respond to shots fired call

McMinnville Police responded to a report of gunshots fired in the 600 block of Northeast 26th Street shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Capt. Scott Fessler gave this account of the incident: A naked ...

Ill-fated fauna causes new outage

Twice in three days, small animals caused power outages in McMinnville. As reported in the Sept. 27 edition, about 2,000 customers in north downtown lost power Monday morning for about 45 minutes after ...

 
Old station, new problem

Mac council hesitates to transfer deed for fire hall as part of plan

 
Soup kitchen to reopen dining room

Thirty months after its dining room closed because of the pandemic, the Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas will reopen to indoor seating on Monday, Oct. 3. The soup kitchen hasn’t been taking time off; ...

 
Boutique Retreat plans fall opening

The Boutique Retreat’s nine tiny houses are substantially complete on the outside, but still need drywall, flooring and other touches inside, said Sarita Springer and Kevin Kump, owners of the new ...

State & Region

May 17 primary election draws more candidates

The May 17 Primary Election ballot for Yamhill County is set, with two more candidates filing for county office on March 8, the last day to do so. Bob Luoto of McMinnville, owner of Cross and Crown logging ...

Dundee mayor plans run for House Dist. 6

Dundee Mayor David Russ said family and friends have been telling him for years that he should run for Congress, but the timing hasn’t been right until now. But in 2020, he said, “I got inspiration ...

 
Kaufman Noble appointed to Yamhill County Circuit Court bench

McMinnville Municipal Court Judge Cynthia Kaufman Noble has been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown to fill a vacancy on the Yamhill County Circuit Court bench created by John Collins’ retirement.

 

Mask mandate to end by March 31

Another Oregon child has died of COVID-19. A 12-year-old girl from Marion County tested positive on Jan. 18, and died at her home on Jan. 25. Like many people who die from COVID-19, she had pre-existing ...

WHO warns against abandoning efforts to limit COVID transmission

The World Health Organization warned last week that nations should not stop fighting the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Since Omicron was first identified just 10 weeks ago, almost 90 million cases ...

Commissioners oppose state’s new permanent rule on masking

Yamhill County Commissioners will send a letter to the state opposing the newly-adopted permanent rule on mask wearing. The commissioners on Thursday passed a resolution to send a letter written by Chair ...

Governor hasn’t shied away from granting commutations

The Collateral Consequences Resource Center describes itself as a nonprofit organization that examines criminal case and record-related issues. It explores judicial decisions and new legislation nationwide. A ...

 
Family objects to Dale Rost murderer’s petition for early prison release

When Dale Rost was due to be somewhere, he was there and on time, his daughter, Sarah Olson, remembers. It was a Wednesday, two days before Christmas, 2005. “He was supposed to be at my grandma’s ...

Supreme Court starts review of Kristof case

The briefs are in and the Oregon Supreme Court began considering the Nick Kristof ballot eligibility arguments on Jan. 27. A decision by the Supreme Court is expected within two weeks, but the court has ...

Oregon high court hears Kristof case this week

Nick Kristof's bid to become governor reaches a critical point this week as the Oregon Supreme Court considers his argument that he is a legal resident of Oregon, and Secretary of State Shemia Fagan's ...

 
Kulla ends run for governor; files for state labor commissioner

Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla has ended his run for governor, he announced this week. Instead, he has filed to run for the office of state Labor Commissioner. Kulla said he is withdrawing from ...

Oregon hospitals may exceed Delta’s peak in matter of days

Oregon’s hospitals are struggling on the brink and, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surges, have less staff than at any previous point in the pandemic, Becky Hultberg, President and CEO ...

Kristof petitions court to let him continue candidacy

Nicholas Kristof, stymied by Oregon Secretary of State in his run for governor, has asked the state Supreme Court to intervene, via a document known as Writ of Mandamus, to ensure his name is on the May ...

 
Secretary of State says Kristof doesn't qualify

For author and apple farmer Nicholas Kristof, the goal of becoming governor might not bear fruit.

 

 
Elmer to run in House Dist. 24

Local businesswoman Lucetta Elmer has announced plans to run for Oregon House District 24, currently held by Rep. Ron Noble. Noble announced this fall that he plans to run for the newly-created Congressional ...

Oregon State Bar seeking comment on proposal to license paralegals

With the cost of an attorney well out of reach for most Americans, the Oregon State Bar is working on a new program: Licensing paralegals to handle some tasks in family law and landlord-tenant cases, ...

Secretary of state queries Nick Kristof over residency

Residency questions, this time from the office of Oregon Secretary of State, continue to shadow Nick Kristof’s run for Oregon governor. Kristof, a Democrat who lives near Yamhill, announced his ...

OSU offers online series on ‘Futures with Wildfires’

An Oregon State University remote lecture series starting in January will host speakers who will discuss what living with wildfire looks like in practice, both as individuals and as communities. “Lookout: ...

Forest accord hailed as ‘Oregon Way’

After dueling ballot measures last year threatened to make a battleground out of Oregon forestry yet again, Governor Kate Brown asked environmentalists and timber owners to negotiate a compromise ...

 
Boundary challenge denied, new districts affirmed

By JULIA SHUMWAYOf the Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon’s new legislative boundaries are set for the next 10 years after the Oregon Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two challenges to the maps ...