West Valley fire districts declare state of emergency

The Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West Valley Fire Districts declared a joint state of emergency during a special board meeting this week. The declaration allows the three administrative teams to revise or ...

The vacation cruise that wouldn't seem to end

The Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego touched down at Portland International Airport the evening of Thursday, March 26. Off stepped Sheridan City Manager Frank Sheridan and his wife, Rhoda. They collected ...

Spirit Mountain Casino shuts down until further notice

The Grand Ronde Tribal Council and Spirit Mountain Gaming Inc. are extending the closure of Spirit Mountain Casino until further notice because of the coronavirus pandemic, the parties announced Thursday. ...

Fire districts declare state of emergency

The Sheridan/Southwest Polk/West Valley Fire Districts declared a joint state of emergency during a special board meeting Monday night. This allows for the administrative team for the three districts ...

Spirit Mountain Casino extends closure

Spirit Mountain Casino has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic through Wednesday, April 8. Tribal Council Chair Cheryle Kennedy, Casino General Manager Stan Dillon and other officials ...

Spirit Mountain Casino extends closure

The Spirit Mountain Casino has extended its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic from Wednesday, April. 1, to Thursday, April 9, Grand Ronde Tribal officials have announced. The ...

Sheridan woman wants to help supply seniors

Sally Whitlinger of Sheridan worries that Yamhill County’s most vulnerable people need help finding supplies. Seniors and people with limited mobility or compromised immune systems may be confined ...

Submitted photo##The Willamina City Council met outside Tuesday afternoon.

Willamina Council votes for state of emergency

The Willamina City Council moved a special meeting to Tina Miller Park, next door to city hall, Tuesday afternoon. The council passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency as a result of the coronavirus ...

Grand Ronde Tribe declares state of emergency

For the first time since restoration in 1983, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus outbreak. A resolution was passed by Tribal Council Wednesday, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Kari Lovas of Sacramento and Bryan Brokaw of Auburn, California, visited the Spirit Mountain Casino Tuesday as a part of Kari’s birthday celebration. They actually were staying in Sandy, Oregon, at the time. Kari hit the “birthday” jackpot playing the slots. The couple were leaving the casino just as officials announced its temporary closure.

Spirit Mountain Casino closing until April 1

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has closed Spirit Mountain Casino through April 1 in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The gaming facility has more than 2 million visitors annually and is one of the region’s most popular attractions. It closed late Wednesday, two days after Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered the rest of the state to cancel gatherings of more than 25 people for at least a month, and closed all bars and restaurants, except for takeout.

 

Sheridan declares state of emergency; city departments close

The Sheridan City Council declared a state of emergency at its regular meeting Monday night due to the coronavirus outbreak. City Attorney Walt Gowell drew up the document earlier in the day, which went ...

Carlton ODOT meeting canceled

Carlton has canceled its city council meeting about road projects planned by the Oregon Department of Transportation. The special meeting had been scheduled for Tuesday, March 17. It was canceled due ...

Sheridan school board will meet in cafeteria

The Sheridan School Board will discuss the search for a new superintendent when it meets this week in the high school cafeteria, a move meant to allow more social spacing because of the coronavirus outbreak. The ...

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Scene from the Diamond Princess cruise ship as officials prepared to quarantine people when they left.

Sheridan couple finally walks off Grand Princess

Sheridan City Manager Frank Sheridan and his wife, Rhoda, are being quarantined at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, about 14 miles north of downtown San Diego, after finally getting off the Grand Princess ...

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 ...

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