Suspect in racist attacks speaks to report

Amber Rocco remembers what she said Dec. 24 somewhat differently than the camera that recorded it. She told reporters after her grand jury arraignment Friday afternoon in Yamhill County Circuit Court ...

Child immigrant figures paint grim portrait

Through dozens of interviews and data analysis, the Associated Press found: * As of Dec. 17, some 9,800 children were in facilities housing more than 100 kids; 5,405 of those were in three facilities ...

Suspect in racist attacks speaks to reporters, gets court date

Amber Rocco remembers what she said Dec. 24 somewhat differently than the camera that recorded it. She told reporters after her arraignment Friday that she clearly told an African-American couple she ...

Dallas chief will lead two local fire districts

SW Polk likely to join Sheridan, West Valley in regional departmen

Frank Sheridan

Sheridan city manager wraps up 14 years

SHERIDAN — Frank Sheridan has lived in Sheridan 14 years, longer than he’s ever resided anywhere. He moved to the West Valley as the community’s city manager in January 2005, arriving ...

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Six-month-old Ryssa Shultz takes a inquiring look back at Santa Claus (Darrell Murphy) after being placed in his lap for a photo at the Reel Hollywood Video Meet Santa event.

Santa sighted in Yamhill County

Santa Claus has been making the rounds in Yamhill County in preparation for his most important visit on Christmas Eve. He has been sighted in downtown McMinnville and in Carlton, Amity and other cities. ...

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Handing out stuffed toys and candy at the basketball practice are Carlton police Chief Kevin Martinez, Mayor-elect Brian Rake, Special Officer Santa, Officer Tim Jordan and volunteer Lucas Meeker.

Santa, police visit children in Carlton

CARLTON — Some passersby gawked as three Carlton police vehicles, lights flashing, pulled into the Yamhill-Carlton Elementary School parking lot Saturday morning. But youngsters at a youth basketball ...

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Siblings Mike, Kathy and Steve Morris stand on the Ballston Bridge, which is under construction. The trio grew up right next to the south end of the bridge on DeJong Road.

Family has long relationship with Ballston Bridge

BALLSTON — The Morris siblings grew up just south of the Ballston Bridge — literally a few steps from where it begins. The curving structure dominates the view from their property along both ...

Willamina manager lauds city staff

WILLAMINA — City Manager Kenna West and the Willamina City Council met in regular session for the final time in 2018 Tuesday night, and she used the time to praise the city staff. “The city ...

Willamina wants centralized place for sixth grade classroom

WILLAMINA — The elementary school staff is lacking support because the three sixth grade classes are scattered around the Oaken Hills Drive campus, Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick told the Willamina ...

Grand Ronde to host bi-lingual conference

GRAND RONDE — The Oregon Association for Comprehensive Education will hold its annual conference Jan. 24-26 at the Grand Ronde Conference Center. Author and lecturer Emma Gonzalez will be the keynote ...

Sheridan sewer/water rates go up

SHERIDAN — Residents will see their sewer and water rates increase by 2.82 and 2.87 percent, respectively, following a Sheridan City Council vote at this month’s meeting. Infrastructure consultant ...

Willamina ordinance targets 'offensive' animal littering

WILLAMINA — The Willamina City Council initiated a process at this month’s meeting that makes residents responsible for picking up their animal’s waste. The council introduced an ordinance ...

Willamina board addresses threat

WILLAMINA - Two parents expressed concern to the Willamina School Board Tuesday night about the handling of a threat-related incident that occurred late last week. One of the parents, Andrea Balthaser, ...

Michelle Spittles

Children exposed to Sheridan drug house; four arrested

[Updated Friday 11 a.m.] SHERIDAN — When the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team served a search warrant on a Southwest Madison St. residence early Tuesday morning, and targeted Michelle Suzanne ...

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