YOUR COMMUNITY August 18
PHOTOS: Free haircut event helps students start school fresh
Hair cutting pros from the Treasure Valley gave students free haircuts Sunday, a day before the new school year. Hundreds of kids and parents shuffled into the make-shift hair salon set up at the Malheur County Fairgrounds for the second annual Every Child Deserves to Look and Feel Good event.
PHOTO GALLERY August 18
PHOTOS: Police in Nyssa remain prepared for the worst
The Nyssa Police Department engaged in movement drills with bullet proof shields, firing live ammunition, simulating real life scenarios in recent trainings.
COMMENTARY August 18
How the Enterprise produced the story on the disappearing tax break
Pursuing a story about Malheur County's treatment of a new business required interviews, a review of documents and an effort to get comment from key county officials.
OREGON GOVERNMENT August 17
First-ever public records survey shows mixed bag for Oregon government transparency practices
The survey, which will become an annual polling, found a wide variety in how government bodies follow public records law.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS August 16
New coach gears up for Tiger season
Tony Cade will step behind the helm of the Ontario Tiger football ship this season, replacing former head coach Erik Johnson.
PHOTO GALLERY August 16
PHOTOS: Vale show highlights local talent
The 23rd annual talent show attracted musicians, singers, actors, a storyteller and a dancer to the Rex Theater stage Thursday, Aug. 8
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY August 16
Active shooter training is key for area police
Local law enforcement run active shooter training drills at schools and other town venues to prepare for potential mass shootings.
BREAKING NEWS August 15
Human case of West Nile virus detected in Malheur County
A human case of West Nile virus has been detected in Malheur County, according to public health officials. Health officials are advising people in the county to take precautions against mosquito bites.
OREGON GOVERNMENT August 15
Small coastal town mobilizes, gets Oregon governor to retreat from veto threat
The community of Newport thought legislative action would send $4 million its way to start fixing a leaking dam. Gov. Kate Brown said she wasn't going to let the money go. A determined mayor and others changed her mind.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS August 15
School's about to start in Malheur County - a snapshot of local districts
Schools open soon across Malheur County, and districts shared their expected enrollment - and goals for the year.
YOUR COMMUNITY August 15
Ontario couple spread love of gardening online
Laura and Aaron LeBoutillier turned a gardening hobby into a full-time job making videos on YouTube for their channel Garden Answer, which has over half a million subscribers.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT August 15
Needle exchange program run by Malheur County combats disease, drug use
As a way to tackle Malheur County's high rates of hepatitis C, the Health Department has begun a needle exchange program, providing clean needles and sharps disposal free of charge to intravenous drug users.
ONTARIO August 15
Second marijuana retailer opens in Ontario
Burnt River Farms LLC, a recreational marijuana retailer, is hosting its grand opening Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. The store, which started sales last week, is the second marijuana retailer in Ontario.
YOUR COMMUNITY August 14
Malheur County Fair 2019 FFA awards
FFA students took home a whole host of awards from the 2019 Malheur County Fair. Do you recognize any names on this list?
PUBLIC NOTICES August 14
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of sale
NYSSA SCHOOLS August 14
Nyssa local returns to start teaching career as first day looms
For Mariana Bañuelos, the first day of school is also her first day as a full fledged teacher. Born and raised in Nyssa, Bañuelos wants to give back to the community and be the role model her teachers were for her.
EMPLOYMENT August 14
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Shop Assistant, Caregivers, Assistant Comptroller, Program Assistant
YOUR COMMUNITY August 14
Immigration experts bring pro bono counsel to Ontario
The Four Rivers Health Clinic hosted a free legal clinic Thursday Aug. 8 to meet increased demand for legal counsel locally. The group of representatives from several agencies and law offices locally and from the Portland metro area helped 38 people that day.
WATCHDOG August 14
Malheur County lured company to Ontario with tax break promise, then doesn't deliver
UPDATED: A Boise company says it can't get a straight answer from Malheur County county officials on what happened to a five-year tax break it was told was "no problem." An investigation by the Malheur Enterprise finds the company may be ineligible for what the county offered, and could cost the company more than $300,000.
PHOTO GALLERY August 13
PHOTOS: Vale Middle School open house draws a crowd
The public got to see the interior of the new Vale Middle School for the first time Monday, Aug. 12, during the ribbon cutting and open house. Signs throughout the building thanked those same locals for their approval of the $8 million bond that made the new school possible.
OREGON GOVERNMENT August 12
Oregon state employees sue to stop pension reform that would cost them
The Legislature's effort to rein in costs of the state Public Employee Retirement System hit a snag with employees asking the Oregon Supreme Court to block key changes.
OREGON ISSUES August 11
Oregon's Latino leaders share fears, determination in wake of El Paso killings
FBI urges vigilance as law enforcement stays alert to threats to Oregon's Latino community. A gunman in El Paso wrote in a manifesto he was out after "Mexicans."
MALHEUR COUNTY RESOURCES August 9
Vale BLM seeks public's help in managing SE lands
The Vale district Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on the draft Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Southeastern Oregon planning area. The commenting period ends Aug. 28.
EDITORIAL August 8
EDITORIAL: In Ontario, conduct in school flap will set example for kids
Complaints and countercharges flying around the Ontario School District need resolution, but the adults need to keep in mind that students are watching how they conduct themselves.
YOUR COMMUNITY August 8
PHOTOS: Fun times at the 110th Malheur County Fair
That's a wrap on the 110th Malheur County Fair — see anyone you know in these photos?
VALE August 8
Vale educator earns top honor from chamber of commerce
Kim Worley, a teacher at Willowcreek Elementary School, was honored with the Educator of the Year Award from the Vale Chamber of Commerce in June.
ONTARIO August 7
Free Tater Tots at the fair promote 2020 festival
Revitalize Ontario enticed fairgoers with free Tater Tots, inviting those capitalizing on the snacks to give their input on the 2020 Tater Tot festival.
MALHUER COUNTY EVENTS August 7
At Malheur County Fair, the scone tradition continues
St. Paul Lutheran Church sells scones at the Malheur County Fair every year to support Giggles and Grace Early Learning Center.
NATURAL RESOURCES August 7
Fire weather watch, warning issued by National Weather Service
While not out of the ordinary for this time of year, dry conditions in addition to the possibility of abundant lightning and wind gusts have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a fire weather watch which has since been raised to a warning.
EMPLOYMENT August 7
They're hiring - local job openings
positions available include TVCC Test Proctor, TVCC Shop Assistant, caregivers, LRC Aide Position