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News in Yamhill County, Oregon

Hagg Lake fire spreads, residents evacuate
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:07:53 -0700

A rapidly spreading fire broke out just north of Henry Hagg Lake in Gaston late Friday afternoon, prompting evacuation orders for people closest to the flames. The Scoggin Creek Fire is located on Southwest Scoggins Valley Road, and firefighters from the Oregon State Forest Service, Washington County and Yamhill ...

Linn County aligns with Marion, Polk, Yamhill in workforce effort
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:28:00 -0700

Linn County commissioners have elected to align with Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties in an employment alliance meant to train skilled workers for employers around the state.

Linn County moves out of Benton-Lincoln workforce alliance
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:32:00 -0700

Linn County commissioners have elected to align with Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties in an employment alliance meant to train skilled workers for employers around the state.

Stay out of section of South Yamhill River, health officials warn
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:13:36 -0700

Kids love it and parents finally get a break. But health officials say three people with E. coli may have gotten sick from swimming in the same section of the South Yamhill River near Amity.

Accused local con man arrested after failing to appear in court
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:28:31 -0700

Police had been looking for 54-year-old Jerry Rosenstiel after he didn’t show up for a court appearance in Yamhill County.

Oregon homeless man with Miley Cyrus at VMAs turns self in
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:58:25 -0700

The 22-year-old homeless man wanted on a warrant in Oregon and who attended the MTV Video Music Awards with Miley Cyrus turned himself into police, according to the Polk County Jail on Thursday night.

Firefighters battling two-alarm fire in Yamhill County field
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:18:01 -0700

Firefighters said it was started by farm equipment in the field and it quickly spread to nearby brush and small trees.

Nonvoters will get postcards this week
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:39:28 -0700

Project aims at boosting, updating registration rolls. Almost 900,000 Oregonians will receive postcards starting this week inviting them to register to vote. The names were cross-checked against electronic data bases of voter registrations, Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division licenses and identification cards, and Social Security death records. The project ...