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MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 26
Adrian set for run at state football title on Saturday
The Antelopes play in Baker City on Saturday, Nov. 27, against the Powder Valley Badgers. Tickets are available only online and not at the gate. Here's all you need to know about the match-up.
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FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 26
More power, better restrooms and new visitor centers – Oregon parks to get major upgrades
Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site in John Day is among state parks getting upgrades with $50 million from state bonds.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Nov. 26
New marijuana shops signal pot economy in Ontario is still going strong
The city already hosts eight marijuana dispensaries and nine more are planned. Industry insiders say the market remains vibrant three years after city voters repealed a ban on marijuana sales.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Nov. 26
CLASS TO CAREER: Automotive world beckons Vale student
Vale High School senior William Tolman is finding new skills and a career path in the school's automotive courses.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 25
Panel of judges upholds Oregon congressional maps, dismisses gerrymandering claims
The ruling follows an earlier decision that redrawn legislative maps don’t unfairly favor Democrats.
HISTORY Nov. 25
Project views Lewis and Clark Expedition from an Indian Country perspective
A new federal-tribal partnership will deepen understanding of the Corps of Discovery journey with stories from the many tribes who helped the explorers find their way. The effort comes in anticipation of the 225th anniversary of the expedition.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Nov. 24
New owner adding to eclectic mix at Ontario hobby store
Christine Hood, the new owner of Oregon Trail Hobbies and Gifts, says customers will find some new and expanded offerings in her store, from religious items to drones and Oregon gifts – plus some items for those interested in the paranormal.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 24
House Republican leader Christine Drazan will run for governor
Christine Drazan of Canby plans to officially launch her campaign by the end of the year.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Nov. 24
The backup in global supply chain reaches to Malheur County
Everything from paint to chicken strips to straws are in short supply for many local businesses as the world logistical system struggles to keep up with growing demand.
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION Nov. 23
Donor steps up with million-dollar gift to Treasure Valley Community College
Officials at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario have announced a million-dollar gift from a donor with an interest in the school's technical education programs and scholarships for students.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Nov. 23
Elizondo ready to drop legal fight with Ontario School Board, seeks 'peace'
Jodi Elizondo, the Ontario High School principal, said she wants to move on from the troubled times in the Ontario School District, forgiving school board members who she complained bullied and mistreated her.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Nov. 23
Ontario hires new police chief
Michael Iwai will take over the position in March after he retires from the Oregon State Police. Iwai will replace former police chief Steve Romero who resigned in October.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 23
PHOTOS: Late-game field goal sends South Umpqua past Vale in state semifinal contest
Juri Moros booted a 28 yard field goal to give the Lancers a 24-21 win that ended the Vikings season. Vale finishes the season with a 10-2 mark.
PUBLIC NOTICES Nov. 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of Sale, Estate of MARIANNE KINGSTON,
EMPLOYMENT Nov. 23
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include School Secretary
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 22
Environment Commission issues historic mandate for cleaner trucks on Oregon roads
Truck manufacturers, who had opposed the rules, will need to begin to manufacture more electric vehicles and cleaner diesel trucks by 2025.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 22
PHOTOS: Adrian plays in Baker City for state football title
The Antelopes face Powder Valley in a post-Thanksgiving game scheduled for Saturday. Nov. 27, at Baker High School.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 20
Adrian heads for state football championship game, Vikings lose on last-second field goal
The Adrian Antelopes will play on Saturday, Nov. 27, in the state 1A championship game while the Vikings finish a strong season with a loss to South Umpqua.
NYSSA Nov. 20
NYSSA NEWS: Scouts stock the pantry with food drive
Local families will have a bounty of food as Thanksgiving approaches, thanks to the efforts of local Scouts. Correspondent Susan Barton reports their Nyssa food drive was a big success.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 20
Oregon to get more than $400 million to rebuild from 2020 wildfires
Federal money continues to flow into the state to help homeowners, businesses recover from wildfires that tore through Oregon in 2020.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Nov. 19
BUSINESS BEAT: New owners take on, expand Sears outlet in Ontario
The Sears Hometown Store in Ontario has new owners but they are not new to the business. Shaunie and Ryan Hamilton took on the business in September and have moved it to a new, larger location.
ONTARIO Nov. 18
Ex-chief sees challenges, urban issues facing Ontario police
Steven Romero, who recently ended his tenure as Ontario police chief, said the influx of marijuana businesses, a lack of mental health services and other issues continue to challenge what he sees as an underfunded and understaffed law enforcement agency.
VALE Nov. 18
Border board grant lays groundwork for future Vale parks blueprint
The $61,000 subsidy from the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board will help the city draft a parks master plan, a key document used to apply for future grants to upgrade local parks.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 18
Adrian pummels Dufur, 88-6, in state quarterfinal prep football contest
The Antelopes used a high-octane offense and a tough defense to overwhelm the visiting Rangers and earn a spot in the semifinals this Saturday in Bend.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 18
Oregon economic forecast: Higher wages drive state revenue, workers feel inflation
Portland is lagging the rest of the state in economic recovery as the Covid pandemic’s effects linger.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 18
Vale stages upset victory over No. 2-ranked Rainier
Spearheaded by a strong defense, the Viking victory punches their ticket to a semifinal game against No. 3-ranked South Umpqua at Caldera High School in Bend at 10 a.m. Saturday.
EMPLOYMENT Nov. 17
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Gas Station, Wildland Fire Program, School Secretary, In Home Care
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Nov. 17
Audience - young and old - pays tribute to Malheur County's veterans
Rain held off on Thursday, Nov. 11, for Ontario's annual Veterans Day ceremony. Students from Four Rivers Community School showed up to give their thanks.
PUBLIC NOTICES Nov. 17
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of MARIANNE KINGSTON, Notice of Sale, Idaho Power Company Project
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 17
Community college enrollments in Oregon begin to stabilize, but decade of decline worrying
Oregon community colleges will need to make steep enrollment gains to meet state workforce needs.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Nov. 17
OBITUARY: Calvin Neil Hiatt
Calvin Neil Hiatt, loving husband and father, of Vale, Oregon, passed away unexpectedly in an automobile accident, on Nov. 3, 2021, at age 42. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Nov. 17
Vale's Moonlight Madness discount shopping event will offer something for everyone
The popular community happening kicks off Friday at stores throughout the city. While some merchants will stick to the traditional evening discount schedule, some stores will be offering deals throughout the day.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Nov. 17
OBITUARY: Denise Ann Warner
Denise Ann Warner of Caldwell, Idaho passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in a local hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Nov. 17
Adrian's resistance puts it on collision course with Oregon state officials
Records obtained by the Enterprise show events leading up to the state's decision to fine the Adrian School District over Oregon's mask mandate. School officials say they are ready to move on - and comply.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 16
PHOTO GALLERY: Vale uses stingy defense to knock off No. 2-ranked Rainier, 14-6
The Vikings slowed the vaunted Rainier running game and scored two touchdowns in the first half to help seal the playoff victory. Now, the Vikings will travel to Bend to face South Umpqua Saturday.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 16
School staffing issues in Oregon called ‘real, emergency situation’
Legislators hear how school districts across the state are scrambling to fill vacancies in a time when the labor market is tight.
STATE NEWS Nov. 16
Highway officials offer tips on chains, traction tires, studded tires
November has many motorists swapping their summer tires for winter-ready ones, but highway officials caution that studded tires aren't the best option for many conditions – or for the roads.
MALHEUR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 15
PHOTO GALLERY: A good day for football in Adrian
The Adrian Lopes piled touchdown upon touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 13, to beat the Dufur Rangers 88-6 in state playoff action.
FreeAROUND OREGON Nov. 15
‘Sense of urgency’ in Oregon should follow passage of infrastructure bill, DeFazio says
The Oregon congressman expects the $1.2 trillion package to help drive up wages for American workers.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Nov. 15
PHOTO GALLERY: Ontario ceremony honors veterans
Speeches recounted the history of American Legion and the toll of suicide during the Veterans Day ceremony in Ontario on Thursday, Nov. 11.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Nov. 15
Ontario man arrested after shooting, police pursuit near the Malheur County Fairgrounds Saturday
Clemente Bobby Pineda fled after a routine traffic stop by police. Shots were then exchanged but neither Pineda nor an Ontario Police Department officer were injured.
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