Amended Grand Ronde Reservation Act passes

The Grand Ronde Reservation Act, restoring the right to pursue land claims and compensation for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, has cleared both chambers of Congress. President Joe Biden’s ...

Willamina schools take a hard look at literacy

Willamina School Board learned about the “science of reading” and funding for elementary literacy at its Dec. 11 meeting. Superintendent Carrie Zimbrick and other school staff reported ...

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Shooting sends Willamina resident to prison

Stephen Darrell Price will serve 7 1/2 years in prison for shooting a man in Grand Ronde on Dec. 25, 2022, after a verbal altercation on the victim’s property. The 36-year-old Price, a Willamina ...

FCI-Sheridan inmate dies

An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution-Sheridan facility’s satellite camp, adjacent to the main prison complex, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead a short time later on ...

Three agencies interested in Willamina law enforcement contract

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has joined the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department in offering their services to Willamina for law enforcement ...

Yamhill, Sheridan host holiday events

Yamhill and Sheridan residents will gather in their respective cities for Christmas events this weekend. * Yamhill’s annual tree lighting event will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. ...

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Grand Ronde man sentenced to 35 years in prison

A Grand Ronde man has been sentenced to 35 years and four months in prison after being convicted of multiple sex crimes. Shawn Anthoney Cupp, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 21, before Polk County Circuit ...

Stolen nursery truck recovered; Dayton owner loses cash and plants

Alderbrook Gardens owner Leslie Overgard said she was devastated to discover the theft on Monday, Nov. 27, of a 1999 Ford box truck, which happened during a delivery. The truck was stolen from ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##Coliene Roberts displays a flier that details a celebration of life that was held for her sister, Kim, who was struck and killed Saturday, Sept. 30, by a pickup on Highway 18 near its intersection with Gopher Valley Road.

A haunting loss: Questions, grief linger for woman whose sister died on Hwy. 18

Coliene Roberts won’t ever forget the visit by an Oregon State Police trooper to her rural Sheridan home. Trooper Justin Zemlicka delivered news that shook her to her core. On Friday, Oct. ...

Rachel Thompson/News-Register##The honorary Canoe Family, comprised of children and adults, dances Sunday as part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s 40th Restoration Celebration at Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center.

'Remember who we are': Tribe celebrates 40th anniversary of restoration

Joy Lynn, a West Linn resident, and her grandmother, June Bolden of Grand Ronde, seated themselves in the Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center for Sunday’s Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde ...

Willamina School Board begins superintendent search

A full-scale search is on for Willamina School District Superintendent. The district board decided at its Nov. 13 meeting on a search team to find a replacement for superintendent Carrie Zimbrick, ...

Wet Season music series starts Nov. 18

The band Alder Street opens the 2023 Wet Season Concert Series, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., in Willamina. Events are scheduled the third Saturday ...

More than a mapping error: Salinas bill restores rights, equality to Grand Ronde Tribe

A bill passed into legislation by U.S. Rep. Andrea Salinas amends the Grand Ronde Reservation Act which restores the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s right to pursue land claims and compensation. The ...

Willamina council will discuss law enforcement options

The Willamina City Council will discuss law enforcement coverage options when it meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the West Valley Fire District Main Station, The city has contracted with ...

Grand Ronde Tribe will celebrate 40 years of restoration

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will celebrate the 40th anniversary of restoration Sunday, Nov. 19, with day-long events on tribal grounds. The schedule of events: * 8:30 a.m., Atudship with ...

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