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Lafe Pence’s crazy plan: Wash mountains down to fill up lake

In 1904, a sharp-eyed 61-year-old hustler named Lafe Pence stepped off the train in downtown Portland for a meeting of the National Mining Congress. The conference he was attending has been long forgotten. ...

SIP! Wine Awards 2015

The 22nd annual McMinnville Wine and Food Classic is still two weeks away, but the kickoff for this always popular event, set for March 13-15 at The Evergreen Space Museum, took place a month ago. On ...

How to be a holiday mom

I knew I wanted to be a holiday mom before either Pinterest or my kids came into being. Long before people were creating virtual alternate realities, I was clipping ideas and recipes for fun things to ...

Be kind, persistent in order to shut the safety trap

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighbor thinks I’m a bad parent. Not just a bad parent, a dangerous parent. She thinks this because I do things like let my daughter climb the tree in our backyard and let my son ...

All the world’s a stage

McMinnville High’s Eric Armstrong claimed top honors in this year’s Performing Shakespeare competition for Oregon high schoolers, winning an all-expenses-paid trip to nationals in New York ...

Cold science

Jared Larson saw his first wild polar bears during a trip to the Arctic in 2012 — big males hunting for food and mothers shepherding their babies away from potential danger. One moved within a few ...

Offbeat Oregon: Roseburg train robbery

It was just another work night for the engineer and crew of the No. 15 California Express Jan. 29, 1897. They’d passed all the long, lonely stretches where train robbers liked to operate and were ...

Homemakers take note

I’m far from being a Heloise or a Handy Mandy, so I’m always happy to increase my collection of household hints. And I’ve lately acquired some new ones I think are winners. I wish I’d ...

Time to raid the freezer

This is the time of year all those hours in the kitchen last summer and fall were spent ito help. Now, when there’s little in the garden and less in the orchard, is the hour of the pantry. It’s ...

Let daughter-in-law off the hook

Dear Carolyn: I recently had occasion to drop off a package at my granddaughter’s afternoon preschool. Believing I was doing my daughter-in-law (DIL) a favor, I timed my drive to stop at my son and ...

Gallery to open Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens died before he finished writing a thriller called “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” No offense to Dickens, but that’s actually a plus when it comes to a stage play based on ...

Wine so fine, my Valentine

Oregon wineries aim for the heart

Great little town on the go

It wasn’t too many years ago that the economic engines driving the city of Carlton were wheat fields, hazelnut orchards, landscaping nurseries, grazing lands and timber stands. Even though they ...

Thankful for the music

Newcomers stage a festive and fashionable show at Michelbook

DAR honors history essay winners

"Then, they saw a statue, and knew they had arrived"

History buff

Kory Knutz studies Yamhill County’s past to learn how events and practices shaped what we do and say today

McMinnville statistician extraordinaire

For the love of baseball and records

Give the dog a bone — and a job

Good Citizenship 101 for dogs

Linfield student to give recital

Linfield College senior Cassandra Pangelinan will present a senior voice recital tonight in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium.

Ball sparkles for big, happy crowd

Community members and a few dozen out-of-town guests filled the McMinnville Community Center on Saturday night for the 26th annual Mayor’s Charity Ball.

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