The Voice of Malheur County
BREAKING NEWS September 18
State judge sends Montwheeler back to state hospital
A state psychiatrist described in a report his six-hour interview with Anthony Montwheeler last year to evaluate whether he is fit for trial. Montwheeler is accused of aggravated murder, assault and kidnapping. The report, under seal for months, was made public after an appeal by the Malheur Enterprise.
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LOCAL BUSINESS September 19
Hemp venture set for Ontario
A multi-purpose hemp processing facility is set to begin operating in October at the former Ontario Golf Course. Jim Hutchens of Treasure Valley Extractions is spearheading the $2 million venture to commercially extract a chemical found in hemp, known as cannabidiol, or CBD oil.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 19
Injuries, turnovers dog Vikings in home loss to Wolverines
Plagued by injuries to key players, the Vale Vikings fell short against Weiser, losing 31-16 Friday night.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 19
Time to cowboy up at Bulls and Broncs
The Idaho Cowboys Association's largest rodeo, the Bulls and Broncs Extravaganza, kicks off this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon Trail Arena in Nyssa.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS September 19
Ontario rolls over La Grande
The Ontario Tigers won their first league opener, defeating La Grande 35-14 Friday night.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 19
Home: Where Vale's heart is
Vale High School celebrated its homecoming last week. The week of festivities ended with an assembly honoring local ranchers and farmers, a downtown noise parade, a football game and high school dance. Gracee Jacobs and Tanner Hamilton were crowned homecoming queen and king.
EMPLOYMENT September 19
They're hiring - local job openings
Jobs available include business manager, ranch hand, maintenance worker, construction manager.
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.
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.
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
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