Carlton council will resume talking about ODOT project

Carlton’s City Council will meet Tuesday to resume discussing about the state’s plans for rebuilding Highway 47 through town. The city was in the midst of difficult deliberations about Highway ...

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A gnome is well hidden in the Downs’ front yard. The couple hopes seeing the whimsical creatures will bring the day for people taking walks.

Gnomes, teddy bears brighten walkers' paths

In McMinnville, Carlton and other cities across Yamhill County and the U.S., people are posting not just online, but also in their windows. Some have placed teddy bears or other stuffed animals in view ...

Sex offender avoids potential life sentence

A 47-year-old Yamhill man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl who believed they were going to watch movies has been sentenced to 80 months in prison. In a plea bargain, Jesse Rivas Jr. admitted to an ...

Circuit court restrictions in place

All Yamhill County Circuit Court proceedings are restricted to Courtroom 241 during the coronavirus pandemic. The courtroom is generally occupied by Presiding Judge Cynthia Easterday. Judges Jennifer ...

Yamhill declares city emergency

Yamhill Mayor Yvette Potter on Tuesday declared an emergency because of the ongoing spread of coronavirus. The declaration will be in effect as long as the virus poses a threat to the city, the mayor said.  The ...

Carlton declares emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

Carlton City Manager Dennis Durham declared an emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He made the declaration after consulting  with Mayor Brian Rake and council president Shirley Ward-Mullen. Council ...

Yamhill County schools offer take-home meals during closure

With Oregon schools closing for a two-week spring break — twice as long as usual, due to concerns about coronavirus — some districts will continue to offer meals for students. McMinnville ...

Carlton road project meeting set

Carlton City Council members will discuss a proposed rebuild of Highway 47 at a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the American Legion Hall across from city hall. This will be the third community ...

Yamhill crash injures six

A head-on crash between two vehicles on Highway 47 north of Yamhill injured six people, including a driver who was flown by helicopter to a Portland hospital. The crash occurred about 6 p.m. Sunday, March ...

Submitted art##ODOT plans to rebuild Main Street downtown, but now the project manager thinks parking could remain, with shared lanes for bikes. Residents still are considering an alternative route.

Carlton may be able to keep downtown parking

Citizens still split on rebuilding or rerouting, but want trucks out

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Judge: No death penalty possible in murders of Salem mom, son

Michael Wolfe, who is accused of killing a 25-year-old Salem woman and their 3-year-old son, will not be charged with aggravated murder, and is no longer eligible for the death penalty, Presiding Judge ...

Schools emphasize cleaning surfaces, washing hands

Area schools are wiping down doorknobs, keyboards and other surfaces amid efforts to control the spread of the viruses that cause COVID-19, the flu and other illnesses. They are urging students, staff ...

Two-vehicle crash closes Highway 47 in Cove Orchard area

A two-vehicle crash closed Highway 47 in the Cove Orchard area, about a mile north of Yamhill, about 6 p.m. Sunday. The highway reopened by 8 o'clock.. Six individuals were transported to hospitals, according ...

Oregon announces first presumptive case of coronavirus

Oregon anounced its first presumptive case of novel coronavirus Friday evening. An adult resident of Washington County experienced symptoms of COVID-19 beginning Feb. 19, and a sample was collected ...

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Alissa Loberg, road designer for the Oregon Department of Transportation, addresses a capacity crowd in the Carlton fire hall Wednesday night. About 175 area residents came out to hear about ODOT’s plans to redo Main Street.

Rebuild or reroute? Carlton residents talk with ODOT

Carlton residents hear options, want trucks out of the city

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