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COMMUNITY NEWS September 13
Fatal traffic crashes on the rise across Oregon
Statistics from the Oregon State Police show that there was a 13 percent increase in fatal crashes in August compared to around the same time last year.
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LOCAL NEWS September 17
Judge to decide this week if Montwheeler is fit to stand trial, state doctor says he is not
If Multnomah County Circuit Judge Thomas Ryan decides this week that Montwheeler is unfit for the case to continue, he would order Montwheeler to the Oregon State Hospital for treatment until his condition has improved. A hearing that could run the full week started Monday with testimony from Dr. Octavio Choi of the Oregon State Hospital.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 14
Vale FFA competitors wow judges in Salem
Vale High School's Future Farmers of America class stood out against the competition at this year's Oregon State Fair in Salem.
LOCAL SPORTS September 13
Bulldogs dominate fledgling Falcons team in league opener
A fast Nyssa team won 11-0 against Four Rivers, who are building into their second season with a young team.
CITY GOVERNMENT September 13
Ontario takes cautious stand on officials' records
Oregon public records law gives anyone the right to inspect the records of public officials and agencies, as long as no specific legal exemptions exist. But last week, Ontario city officials stopped short of saying city councilors are required to comply with public records requests.
EMPLOYMENT September 13
They're hiring - local job openings
Jobs available: Business manager, construction manager, truck driver, ranch hand.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 13
Conservationists seek talks with range coalition
An alliance of environmental groups known as the Owyhee Coalition announced last week they want to open discussions with the Owyhee Basin Stewardship Coalition, a local range advocacy coalition, about safeguarding the Canyonlands.
SPORTS September 13
Bulldogs kick past Vandals 5-1
The Bulldogs boys soccer team defeated McCall-Donnelly 5-1 last Saturday at Nyssa.
OBITUARIES September 13
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Donald Lee Tindall, Letha “Verle” Towell, Rita Renee Kamimae, Noah Gene Preston-Shoffner, Barney Jay Dunn, Ross Warren Cutler
SPORTS September 13
Tigers trade TDs in Weiser
The Ontario Tigers lost to Weiser 41-33 in a close game.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 13
It's homecoming week for the Vale Vikings
Vale High School is celebrating its homecoming this week with dress up days, after-school activities, a noise parade and an evening assembly.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 12
Homeless plan – a lifeline for Malheur County families
Malheur County and other rural communities around Oregon will soon be getting additional help from the state to target housing accessibility and homelessness, following Gov. Kate Brown's announcement last week of a strategy to address these two issues.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 12
Nyssa sprints to rout over Pilgrims
The Nyssa High School football team notched a 42-21 win over New Plymouth in a non-league game Friday. The Bulldogs used a potent running game, which piled up 367 rushing yards.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 12
Future in doubt for Ontario refugee center
The Four Rivers Welcome Center in Ontario offers services and a place of community for refugees and newcomers in the area.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 12
Vale plays catchup in 22-12 loss
The Vikings dug themselves into a hole early in the game and couldn't mount a comeback in time.
LAW ENFORCEMENT September 12
Malheur County sheriff backs repeal of state sanctuary law
Sheriff Brian Wolfe is one of 15 sheriffs in the state that recently signed a letter supporting the dismantling of Oregon's 30-year-old sanctuary law.
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