The Voice of Malheur County
YOUR COMMUNITY December 18
Thieves hit popular Adrian restaurant for a third time
Nearly $20,000 is gone after separate break-ins that began Nov. 30. The Malheur County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the binge of thefts.
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PHOTO GALLERY December 17
PHOTOS: Nyssa Elementary puts on show to warm your heart for holidays
Starting with tykes in kindergarten, Nyssa Elementary School students put on a terrific holiday program recently.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT December 17
Oregon agencies may find more watchdogs keeping an eye on them
For a decade, several large Oregon agencies have operated without internal auditors they were supposed to have. Such auditors catch wasteful spending and inefficient operations. A new state budget could include money for these government watchdogs.
OREGON POLITICS December 15
Senator's anonymous delivery under doors triggers Capitol worries
The Oregon Legislature's chief lawyer has warned state Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, that his recent conduct borders on workplace harassment.
NYSSA NEWS December 14
Nyssa rings with the sounds of the season
Music abounds this time of year in Nyssa, and the public will have the opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the season. This Thursday, the Nyssa School District Music Department will present a choir concert at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. OnSaturday, the Adrian PTO will hold a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school cafeteria.
OREGON GOVERNMENT December 14
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson releases video updating the public on his cancer
In his latest video update, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson said his brain cancer is impacting his ability to communicate, but MRIs show the tumor isn't growing and he is optimistic.
EDITORIAL December 13
EDITORIAL: Time for governor to act on flaws putting Oregonians at risk
EDITORIAL: The findings are clear - Oregon's system for dealing with the criminally insane has serious flaws. The state board in charge shrugs its shoulders. Gov. Kate Brown needs to take the lead for reforms.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT December 13
BOLI execs struggle to explain last-minute act on major Oregon pay law
Oregon senators peppered officials from the state Bureau of Labor and Industries with questions on why state rules to help employers obey a new pay law were shared just five weeks before the law takes effect. Labor bureau officials conceded they didn't have good answers.
VALE NEWS December 13
Community gatherings and fireworks brighten Vale's holiday calendar
This Sunday, the community will celebrate Christmas at Light of The World. The event will be held at Vale High School at 6 p.m. In a few weeks, Vale residents can celebrate the New Year with a fireworks show over Rhinehart Butte.
YOUR COMMUNITY December 13
Ontario officials tackle effort to restore homeless shelter
The vacant former public works building on North Oregon is the focus of a proposed plan but city elected leaders will need to sign off on the effort.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION December 13
Enrollment at Malheur County college continues to lag
State data from October shows Treasure Valley Community College recorded its lowest number of full-time students since 2012.
LOCAL SCHOOLS December 12
Nyssa sends two robotics teams to state championships
On Saturday, robotics teams from across the Treasure Valley region gathered to compete at the FIRST LEGO League regional meet held at TVCC's gym in Ontario. Nyssa's Bionic Bulldogs and Spac3 Hack3rs and Alameda Elementary's Space Atronics were among the top six teams to qualify for the state championship meet next month at Twin Falls.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS December 12
Pilgrims notch back-to-back wins over Vale
After losing by more than 20 points to New Plymouth in their first game, the Vikings keep the second contest last Friday close but come up short, 52-48, in non-league action.
PHOTO GALLERY December 12
PHOTOS: May Roberts students thrill audience with songs and musical instruments
May Roberts Elementary School held its annual winter concert Tuesday night, Dec. 11 at the Meyer McLean Performing Arts Theater at FRCC.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 12
With no shelters in town, homeless residents are left to brave the cold
The holiday season is a time for families to get together and cozy up inside their homes. But for the homeless, winter can be devastating. With no shelter services within Malheur County, homeless residents are left to sleep outdoors in the cold, where they face the risk of hypothermia and frostbite.
EDUCATION NEWS December 12
Full-time enrollment at TVCC continues to slump, but officials are hopeful
Full-time student enrollment at Treasure Valley Community College is still down despite efforts to reverse the trend. However, college officials are optimistic, saying the college will continue to work toward increasing enrollment.
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