The Voice of Malheur County
BUSINESS April 17
Local company gives its workers a big bonus surprise
Employees of Truckstop.com. - including workers from Malheur County - recently received a boost in their paychecks after a San Francisco firm took a major ownership position in the company.
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BREAKING NEWS April 23
Police investigating fatal shooting in Ontario
Few details are available, but the Malheur County District Attorney's office confirmed police are tracking down leads on the incident that occurred early this morning.
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 23
Findley presses measure to open up marginal farm land in Malheur County for housing
From farmland to mobile home parks, legislators are looking for ways to preserve and expand affordable housing. Finding millions to do so remains a challenge at the Oregon Legislature.
PHOTO GALLERY April 21
PHOTO GALLERY: Vale's Easter egg hunters smile through the raindrops
Here's an Easter treat for our readers! Check out the photos from the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Vale Lions Club, with support from the Vale Chamber and local businesses. The event drew a crowd of families to the city park on Saturday, and the hunters were not deterred by damp weather.
OREGON GOVERNMENT April 20
Oregon prisons brace for growing population of elderly inmates
Elderly inmates are the fastest-growing segment of the state’s prison population, but the state has few prison facilities equipped for geriatric care.
EDUCATION April 20
Migrant leadership program seeks applicants from Ontario, Nyssa
Ontario, Nyssa and Intermountain students from migrant or farmworker families can apply to participate in the Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute this summer. The summer leadership camp will be hosted at Treasure Valley Community College during the month of July.
YOUR GOVERNMENT April 19
Grassy Mountain mine permit request draws ire of two conservation groups
The Oregon Natural Desert Association and the 1000 Friends of Oregon believe a bid by Calico Resources USA Corp., for a land use application should be denied by the county planning commission. The two conservation groups believe there are more questions than answers regarding a plan to build a gold and mining complex south of Vale.
STATE GOVERNMENT April 19
Mounting controversy over foster kids prompts Oregon governor to step in
On Thursday, Gov. Kate Brown announced her executive order giving her and her staff much more control and influence over the Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare division.
VALE NEWS April 19
Vale resident given state FFA honor for years of community service
Helen Thomas, a longtime Vale resident, was recently awarded an Honorary Oregon FFA State Degree. Thomas was nominated for the honor by FFA advisors in the Snake River District, which includes the Ontario, Nyssa, Vale, Adrian, Harper and Jordan Valley FFA chapters.
PUBLIC SAFETY April 18
Ontario woman killed in Oregon Highway 201 crash
Roberta Chandler, 41, died after her car drifted into the northbound lane of the highway and struck a Chevy Impala
NYSSA NEWS April 18
Family movies, egg hunt, Easter services on tap for Nyssa
The Nyssa Library will host Family Movie Night Thursday, April 18, at 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Nyssa Easter Egg Hunt at South Park will kick off with a breakfast at 10:30 a.m. and the egg hunt at 11.
OREGON LEGISLATURE April 18
Juvenile offenders would catch a break under Measure 11 reform
By a single vote, the Oregon Senate supported a change to voter-approved Measure 11 to go . easier on violent juvenile offenders. The legislation now goes to the House
VALE NEWS April 18
Vale Chamber and Lions Club staging Easter egg hunt
The Lions Club and Vale Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at noon at Wadleigh Park. The egg hunt is free and open to kids up to 12 years of age.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 18
Malheur County spring fairs cultivate wellness, health care
The annual Spring into Wellness health fairs, which kicked off earlier this spring in Adrian and Jordan Valley, will be rolling into other Malheur County communities over the next two months. More than 25 agencies dealing with health and wellness are participating in the fairs, offering information and free health screenings. The next fair is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 1-4 p.m. at the Nyssa Rodeo Grounds.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 18
Rock band, 'Aladdin' take stage at Ontario's Four Rivers Cultural Center
The Four Rivers Cultural Center will host tribute band “Boston Rocks” that plays the tunes of the great rock groups – such as Aerosmith, The Cars, Boston and The J. Geils Band. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10. Also coming up, the Children's Community Theatre will stage its production of the Disney classic "Aladdin," from April 25-27. The show begins each night at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. on April 27.
COMMUNITY NEWS April 17
Ontario's Berts Growler Garage celebrates 5 years of fun, friendship, family
Berts Growler Garage, with its signature style and large craft beer selection, recently celebrated five years in operation in Ontario.
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