With a statewide stay-home and a new home already fitted with existing raised beds, fruit bushes and drip irrigation, Andrea Brown of McMinnville is finding gardening a welcome new hobby. “I’ve ...

 

 

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Spirit Mountain Casino reopens June 1

Spirit Mountain Casino will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, June 1. Additional safety measures will be implemented to protect customers and staff. * Reduced hours - Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., ...

Oregon unemployment soars to 14% for April, highest ever

Numbers released Tuesday show Oregon’s unemployment rate soared to a “catastrophic” 14.2% in April, marking the deepest recession the state has experienced since it began keeping records ...

 
PPP Round 2: Smaller businesses receive help

Mylee Smith placed a “Welcome Back” sign in the window of The By-Pass Bar & Grill on Ferry Street in Dayton Saturday. She opened the business a year ago, then shut it except for take-out ...

 
Restaurants enjoy successful reopening weekend

Despite new challenges, Yamhill County restaurateurs who reopened their doors to dine-in service this weekend were enthused about the initial results. “You’re sort of reinventing the ...

 
Yamhill County fair canceled

The Yamhill County Fair, Oregon’s oldest, has been canceled to meet the state’s ban on large gatherings amid the COVID-19 crisis. The fair has been canceled just a handful of times since the ...

Oregon high court keeps state virus restrictions in place

By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has kept statewide virus restrictions in place by halting a judge’s order to end them in a lawsuit filed ...

 
Signs of the times: Sheridan seniors honored

Sheridan High School Principal Dean Rech and math teacher Lucy Bertolo pulled up to Chris and Heidi Huffman’s Sheridan residence Friday morning, asked for the couple’s son, Taylor. When he ...

 
County receives permission to reopen; will businesses follow?

Yamhill County has received approval to reopen, effective today, one of 33 counties in Oregon that asked Gov. Kate Brown for permission to restart their local economies during the coronavirus pandemic. County ...

Waiting week woes: Jobless wonder when government computers will be fixed

Four weeks after Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced plans to eliminate the unemployment “waiting week,” her office this week confirmed to the News-Register that the state is still “preparing ...

Brown: Large part of the state to reopen under Phase 1

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday allowed the vast majority of counties in the state to reopen in a first phase affecting restaurants, bars, hair salons and many other businesses, though just under half ...

Governor approves Yamhill County request to reopen

[Updated at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, May 14] Gov. Kate Brown has approved the request by the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners to reopen the county starting Friday. "I want to be clear that reopening ...

Oregon sees 1st case of childhood disease linked to virus

Oregon has confirmed its first confirmed case of a rare inflammatory disease in children that has been linked to COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority announced the case of pediatric multi-system inflammatory ...

Linfield cancels July graduation

Linfield College has canceled the graduation ceremony rescheduled for late July because of the coronavirus pandemic. President Miles Davis said college officials are working with students, parents and ...

County to seek reopening approval

Yamhill County has 50 cases of COVID-19, an increase of five from Friday to Monday, but county commissioners and Public Health Director Lindsey Manfrin say they are comfortable with asking the ...

 
Setting the stage: Seniors take graduation photos for virtual commencement

McMinnville High School seniors are donning caps and gowns and holding diplomas this week — one by one, as they pose for individual photos that will be compiled into a graduation video. The ...

Governor tells Oregon agencies to prepare for 17% budget cut

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has directed state agencies to prepare for a 17% budget cut due to cratering tax revenues because of the coronavirus outbreak. “Whether the state ...

Businesses eager for reopening, but steps remain

Yamhill County is preparing to open shuttered coffee shops, restaurants and salons, with officials and community leaders taking stock of what’s needed to satisfy the governor’s outline for ...

Yamhill County Fair in doubt, vote looms

The Yamhill County Fair board will meet Thursday to vote on holding this year's event, set for July 29-Aug 1. After the cancellation of the State Fair on Thursday, county fair manager Gary Wertz says ...

 
Unemployment wallops county, reaching 11.5%

Caterer Dana Blunck had a few employment-related irons in the fire prior to the coronavirus outbreak. Oregon’s stay-at-home order and non-essential business ban cooled them off. The Dayton ...

Oregon State Fair canceled

The Oregon State Fair, an end-of-summer ritual that typically draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, has been canceled. Scheduled to run from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, the fair was canceled to ...

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