The Voice of Malheur County
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Apr. 15
Mobile vaccine clinic opens Friday for 8-day run at Malheur County Fairgrounds.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency clinic will be open every day until Friday, April 23. Meanwhile, there is still time today to visit Four Rivers Cultural Center to participate in a vaccine clinic.
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MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 16
Longtime Malheur County water manager heading to retirement
For two decades Jay Chamberlin stood at the helm of the Owyhee Irrigation District and now, as he sets his sights on stepping away next year, he reflects on what he believes was a noble career.
WATCHDOG Apr. 15
WATCHDOG: Farmland picked for rail center needs $6 million in soil, gravel, rock and work to make buildable
Old irrigation canals and wetlands on the proposed site of the Treasure Valley Reload Center will cost the project $6 million to fill in, a cost not clearly identified in early budgets.
EDITORIAL Apr. 15
EDITORIAL: Let's mobilize to grab a share of recovery money to help Vale
With billions flowing to states and communities, Vale has a rare chance to get money to revitalize its downtown corps. This will take action by a host of folks and a determination to focus. Imagine what such an effort could do for the people and businesses of Vale.
FreeEDUCATION Apr. 15
Classes to Career Profile: Sara Stephen finds success with ag leadership
Nyssa High School student Sara Stephen recommends ag education for students looking to jumpstart their credits at the community college level.
COMMUNITY Apr. 15
Coming up – Meetings in Malheur County
On the schedule in the coming weeks is an April 24 gathering of the Move Oregon's Border group, set for Saturday in Ontario.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Apr. 14
Malheur County at risk of restrictions as Covid cases stack up
Malheur County officials on Wednesday warned that they are seeing an increase in Covid cases and the percentage of people testing positive for the coronavirus. If the trend continues, the county's businesses and organizations could face new limits.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFESTYLE Apr. 14
Saint Alphonsus donates $10,000 to tiny house project in Ontario
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario said that their Community Health Needs Assessment had shown that homelessness and affordable housing was a No. 1 priority locally.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 14
OBITUARY: William Robert Tiffany
William Robert Tiffany was born on August 5, 1946, in Ontario, Oregon. He passed away on April 7, 2021, in Boise, surrounded by family. (Submitted Information)
VALE Apr. 14
Vale officials seek grant to upgrade Oregon Trail kiosk
The $100,000 subsidy will help the city build restrooms, a bike rack, a seating area and a small fenced area for dogs in an effort to entice people to stop in town.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Apr. 14
Judge's ruling in Ontario prison case considered landmark in holding state accountable
A recent court order at SRCI which resulted in a sweeping order to reform the institution's masking and Covid testing protocols revealed problems that advocates say are endemic to the Oregon Department of Corrections as a whole.
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 14
They're hiring - local job openings
Adrian School District, Fire Camp Support, Vale School District, Adrian City, Metal Fabricator, Prep Cook
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Apr. 14
Spring prep sports season finally underway across Malheur County
After a year layoff, baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf teams began competition this week. Covid restrictions, though, will still be in place.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 14
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of David A. Hickey, Arock School District, Estate of Elizabeth Lee McBride, Juntura School District, Jordan Valley, Notice of Sale
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 14
Nyssa FFA team brings home crop of awards
The Farm Business Management team won the state competition for the 11th year in a row.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 14
OBITUARY: Michael Duane King
Michael Duane King born April 16, 1979 went to rest in his lord Jesus Christ on March 31, 2020, at the age of 40. (Submitted information)
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Apr. 13
Malheur County's battle to defeat Covid loses key weapon as Johnson & Johnson vaccine put on hold
Two federal agencies on Tuesday recommended a "pause" in administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the Oregon Health Authority soon followed up telling providers to stop using it for now. This comes as Malheur County planned to ramp up its vaccination effort.
AROUND THE REGION Apr. 12
IN THE REGION: Idaho legislators hold hearing on redrawing state border to take in Oregon counties
The proposal to shift parts of Oregon into Idaho faces long odds and many questions. Malheur County voters get a related ballot measure for this year's primary vote.
FreeEDUCATION Apr. 9
Classes to Career: Katherine Smith aims for future in health care
In a new series, the Malheur Enterprise introduces Malheur County students focusing on career goals through vocational education.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 8
Community Serve Day aims to help spruce up local towns, help residents
Postponed because of Covid in 2020, the annual local volunteer event is scheduled to kick off April 24. Organizers have plenty of projects outlined but still need more volunteers.
NYSSA NEWS Apr. 8
NYSSA NEWS: Paws, Ns going on sale to showcase Bulldog pride
Lots of opportunities to support the Nyssa School District and its programming.
COMMUNITY Apr. 8
Vale Book Club takes up chilling novel for April meeting
Marge Mitchell will facilitate a discussion of "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn this Thursday, April 8, at the Vale Book Club's monthly meeting.
ENVIRONMENT Apr. 8
Malheur County streams would get federal protection under Senate bill
Up to 4,700 miles of river and streams in Oregon could gain new protection with the River Democracy Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Wyden and Merkley to Congress this February.
VALE Apr. 8
Annual Vale crab feed is ready to roll Saturday
The popular event will showcase a drive-thru venue this year. The feed is slated Saturday at the Vale Fire Hall from 4 to 8 p.m.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Apr. 7
Big Loop: Welcome to the best place to eat in Jordan Valley
Jordan Valley's one and only restaurant serves up hot pizza, subs, desserts and drinks.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Apr. 7
Area man dies in Adrian house fire
COMMENTARY Apr. 7
EDITORIAL: Ontario schools officials must stop the vitriol, focus on what's right for the kids
Tension between Ontario School District educators and the board is taking a toll and setting a bad example for the community and its children. It's time to set aside personal differences and solve the issues facing the district.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Apr. 7
Bitcoin operation in Ontario placed in limbo because of rising power costs
Paul Knudson, a Fruitland developer and chief operating officer of XTRA Bitcoin Inc. said his firm will still retain ownership of the building. Knudson said his company is investing in Canada now, where there is more access to cheaper power.
MALHEUR COUNTY CRIME Apr. 7
Nyssa plays unlikely role in international counterfeiting conspiracy
Gene L. Thompson and his wife, Guojiao Zhang, also known as Becky Thompson, ran a lucrative scheme importing knockoff luxury handbags from China for sale at reduced prices in the U.S. until they were caught.
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 7
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include CNAs, Fire Camp Support, Counselor, Deputy of Water & Sewer, Metal Fabricator
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Apr. 7
Vale ends season with 'Black and Blue' bowl victory
Meanwhile, Dufur snapped Adrian's long win streak and La Grande defeated Ontario in prep football action.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 7
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court, Estate of David A. Hickey, Notice of Sale
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 7
Ontario to return high school students to classroom four days a week
The classes will be held on an A/B schedule, with three classes offered in person per day, and all six classes offered every day online.
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Apr. 6
PHOTO GALLERY: Vale clinches 'Black and Blue' bowl win
The Vikings held off a determined Nyssa squad Friday night in the final game of the season for both teams.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Apr. 6
County scheduled to drop into lower risk Covid classification Friday
Gov. Kate Brown announced the new direction Tuesday. More than 10 other Oregon counties will remain in the high risk category while six counties will be listed as moderate risk.
MALHEUR COUNTY HEALTH Apr. 6
Malheur County's sexually transmitted disease rate shows sharp climb
Infections of chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV are on the rise health officials say but the local health department offers private, free testing for such diseases.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 5
After a contentious process, Ontario Superintendent Nikki Albisu passes evaluation by board
A letter regarding Superintendent Nikki Albisu addressed to the community detailed the reasoning behind the Ontario School Board's softer stance toward Albisu, but still delivered its fair share of criticisms.
FreeCOVID Apr. 5
Where to get vaccinated or tested this week
Four Rivers Cultural Center is hosting its usual vaccine clinic open to all eligible community members this Thursday, and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario has appointments available Friday.
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Apr. 5
Ontario Tigers wins the boys soccer league for third year in a row
The team, led by coaches Jaime Gonzalez and Daniel Dominguez, had an undefeated season and moves to the state quarter-final Tuesday.
COMMUNITY NEWS Apr. 5
Ontario's Serve Day seeks projects
The event, held April 24, will give volunteers the chance to give back to their community.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Apr. 5
Hundreds in Malheur County behind on utility bills but new help arrives
Malheur County customers won’t see their utilities shut off in coming weeks as the utilities and state regulators roll out new programs to help with past-due bills.
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