SHERIDAN — The roughly 200 staff members at the Sheridan Federal Detention Center didn’t receive a paycheck last Friday. But that doesn’t mean they are not showing up for work. FCI ...

 

 


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    FRIDAY, JAN. 19

    The McMinnville Public Library is offering a free “Introduction to Writing for Publication” workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the library, 225 N.W. Second St. The session will include discussions about the publishing industry, tools to improve writing and how to get noticed by editors and agents.

    For more information or to register, call Kendy Pearson at 503-435-5554.

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    Kulla starts work on campaign agenda

    Losing no time in his quest to improve the county, newest commissioner Casey Kulla has added several items to today’s meeting agenda: issuing a proclamation of inclusive community, discussing the ...

     
    DAR honors West Valley vet

    Yamhill Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored Steve Bobb last week for his contributions to the Grand Ronde and Willamina areas. DAR members presented their Excellence in Community Service ...

     
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    Bids for public projects rarely generate much excitement at city council meetings, but an $800,000 bid from C&M Excavation had McMinnville councilors jubilant at their Tuesday, Jan. 8 meeting. Acceptance ...

     
    FCI guards feel shutdown's impact; Sheridan may be next

    SHERIDAN — The roughly 200 staff members at the Sheridan Federal Detention Center didn’t receive a paycheck last Friday. But that doesn’t mean they are not showing up for work. FCI ...

    Along the Street: New Mexican restaurant opens

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    Meeting looks at 'Great Neighborhoods'

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    Alan Ruden marked the end of his eight years on the McMinnville City Council Tuesday as his successor, Zack Geary, was sworn in. In honor of the departing councilor, Mayor Scott Hill proclaimed Jan. 8 ...

     
    Commissioners decide to leave gate in place

    Several residents of High Heaven Road attended a county hearing on Thursday to ask county commissioners to leave a gate blocking the road in place. Other county residents testified the gate impedes their ...

    Council hears from West Valley Visioning Project

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    Deputies, firefighters back at Hendricks Road property as eviction deadline looms

    CARLTON — Law enforcement officers and firefighters responded Tuesday to separate incidents at the troubled Hendricks Road property, on the east edge of Carlton.  Cleanup activities brought ...

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    Andres Resendez wasn’t scheduled to work Monday, his nephew, Silvestre Resendez, said in a Facebook post. “He filled in for a guy that didn’t come back from vacation on time,” ...

     
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