Tribe takes care of its own, and helps take care of us, too

The waves of European immigrants streaming to America’s Atlantic Coast and eastern interior in the 1600s and 1700s, and pushing on west toward its Pacific Coast in the 1800s, regarded the people ...

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Blood supply at crisis level; several local drives planned

Several local blood drives are planned in the next few weeks as the American Red Cross tries to restock its supplies during what it calls “a national blood crisis.” McMinnville, Amity and ...

Organizers end effort to recall West Valley Fire board member

With the West Valley Fire District no longer performing its own services and a chief some members disliked gone from the district, organizers of a recall effort against West Valley Fire Board President ...

Grand Ronde woman killed in Highway 22 crash

A Grand Ronde woman was killed early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 22 in Polk County, about nine miles east of the Highway 18/22 interchange. She was identified as Elisabeth Robin, ...

Southwest Polk Fire District photo##A Grand Ronde woman was killed Tuesday morning when the car she was driving collided with a loaded log truck on Highway 22 in Polk County.

Grand Ronde woman killed in Highway 22 crash

A Grand Ronde woman was killed early Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 22 in Polk County, about nine miles east of the Highway 18/22 interchange. She was identified as Elisabeth Robin, ...

Board backs restoring tribe’s hunting rights

Yamhill County Commissioners on Thursday decided to postpone resuming in-person meetings for three weeks, given the massive surge of COVID-19 cases in the state, and agreed to support a bill in the U.S. ...

Man arrested in West Valley burglaries

A Willamina man was arraigned last Thursday in Yamhill County Circuit Court on charges that allege he burglarized multiple West Valley properties. Stephen Darrell Price, 34, was arrested at a rural Willamina ...

By law, public comments must be allowed online as well as in-person

People who have something to say to any government agency that holds public meetings will be able to do so whether they attend in person or online. They’ll still need to follow the rules. Boards ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Following heavy rain this week, the Yamhill River is swelling near the old Joe Dancer Park boat ramp and in other places as it passes through the county. Minor flooding in places is possible by midday today.

Rivers expected to near flood stage, but crest safely

Raindrops keep falling on the heads of McMinnville residents who will have been doused by more than three inches of precipitation this month by the time the National Weather Service checks the local rain ...

Schools continue activities with additional precautions being taken

Local schools plan to continue extracurricular activities, such as winter sports, in the wake of the state Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority’s announcement Monday that districts ...

Photo courtesy Southwest Polk Fire District##Numerous pets, including a bearded dragon lizard, were rescued from an RV that crashed Wednesday afternoon on Highway 22 in Polk County.

Pets rescued from crashed RV

Numerous pets were rescued late Wednesday afternoon after a recreational vehicle that crashed on Highway 22, west of Beck Road in Polk County, according to the Southwest Polk County Fire District. Personnel ...

Grand Ronde tribe to take over West Valley emergency services

With the West Valley Fire District essentially out of action for the time being after having lost all of its paid staff, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde have agreed to take over fire and emergency ...

Willamina council OKs SDC increase

Willamina City Council unanimously voted at this month’s meeting to raise its System Development Charges. One incentive for the move is that the city’s SDCs lagged behind other Yamhill ...

State opens new high volume vaccine sites as Omicron spreads

Thousands of flights were canceled across the country over the long Christmas weekend as the Omicron variant spread with breathtaking speed across the country. The CDC reported that average daily new ...

Snow expected; warming shelters ready for use

If you’re traveling for Christmas or over the week before New Year’s, be sure to prepare for winter conditions, National Weather Service forecasters are warning. Locally, warming shelters are ...