The Voice of Malheur County
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT July 18
State gives green light to rail reload center
The Oregon Transportation Commission voted unanimously today to approve $26 million for the project north of Nyssa. The approval, though, comes with several conditions with an emphasis on an "incremental" approach to the venture.
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YOUR GOVERNMENT July 19
House representative Lynn Findley reflects on legislative session
The 2019 legislative session was six months of partisan push and pull. The Enterprise sat down recently with Rep. Findley to discuss some of his session highs and lows.
EDUCATION July 19
Ontario parents lash out at district
Concerns raised over staff turnover, failed school bond and district leadership
YOUR COMMUNITY July 18
Live After 5 concert series keeps folks rockin' and rollin' in Ontario
Every two weeks in the summertime, the Four Rivers Cultural Center hosts food vendors and free concerts.
YOUR COMMUNITY July 18
Dennis and Bobbi Buttice lauded for community service
Local couple split award at Vale Chamber of Commerce banquet.
ONTARIO July 18
Ontario mentor knocks it out in the ring with passion, poise
Eddie Melendrez may run a boxing club, but the sport comes second to his community service.
PUBLIC NOTICES July 18
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Tamara Kay Ragains
BREAKING NEWS July 17
Nyssa's rail facility has 'reasonable chance' to succeed, consultants conclude
In a new report made public Wednesday, consultants for the state Transportation Department find much to like about new information from Malheur County about the proposed Treasure Valley Reload Center. The consultants said the latest information shows strong demand and five times the savings for shippers than earlier projected.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 17
Montwheeler won't face death penalty
With a change in Oregon law taking effect now, the charges against Anthony Montwheeler may have to be revised and he would no longer face death if convicted of two murders.
NYSSA July 17
Nyssa's annual festival celebrates hidden hillside treasures
Rockhound tours are a staple during Nyssa's Thunderegg Days celebration.
YOUR GOVERNMENT July 17
Malheur County issues burn ban
Dry conditions compel officials to order the ban. The ban will continue until further notice and includes all open burning and burn barrels.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 17
Malheur County Sheriff's office says assault report was false
The Malheur County Sheriff’s Office confirmed earlier this month that the reported assault of an 8-year-old girl at a Girl Scout horse camp in June was unfounded.
EMPLOYMENT July 17
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Recruiting Coordinator, Salesman, Assistant Baseball Coach, Comptroller, Cafeteria position, Harvest Helpers
PUBLIC NOTICES July 17
Publications from local governments, private parties
Court Proceedings, Estate ofTamara Kay Ragains, Ironside Rural Road , Summons
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY July 17
Citizens call for audit of Malheur County department, commissioner sees no reason
Emails released under a public records request show that citizens have asked Malheur County Judge Dan Joyce to order an audit of the Malheur County Economic Development Department. County commissioners say they won't do so.
YOUR GOVERNMENT July 16
Walden condemns President Trump's tweets, comments on congresswomen
Oregon's only Republican federal lawmaker released a statement earlier today that called America "a nation of immigrants." Walden also called for a greater focus on what he termed to be real issues such as veterans, the border and healthcare.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 15
UPDATE: Charges modified for defendant in crash that injured 7
A Nyssa man faces several criminal charges, accused of running through a stop sign and striking another vehicle.
NYSSA July 12
PHOTOS: Nyssa's Thunderegg Days rock tours are a hidden gem
Rockhound tours during Nyssa's annual festival offer a unique opportunity to collect agate, opal, jasper and thundereggs from the town's surrounding terrain. Rock enthusiasts have one more opportunity to attend a tour Saturday, July 13.
ONTARIO July 12
PHOTOS: Free concert in Ontario draws crowd
The Four Rivers Cultural Center hosted West Abbey Road, a Beatles cover band, with food and drink by Second & Vine Bistro for the third show of this year's Live After 5 concert series. Locals can still catch one of the three remaining concerts before the summer wraps up.
YOUR COMMUNITY July 12
Volunteers needed on Malheur County's foster care panel
Malheur County wants to beef up the board of the Citizen Review Board charged with providing oversight on the foster care system.
PHOTO GALLERY July 11
We have photos and more photos from Vale's holiday weekend - all in one place
Here's a collection of photo galleries from the July 4 festivities in Vale. Take a cruise through these links and we think you'll agree that this hometown celebration is spectacular.
COMING UP July 11
Looking for something to do in Malheur County this month?
Theater, themed dinners and festivals are in store for July.
WATCHDOG July 11
Oregon’s meth epidemic surges amid focus on opioids
Across the state, meth is growing as a grave public health, with overdose deaths climbing.
YOUR COMMUNITY July 11
Latino students win scholarships
The Mexican-American Citizens League awarded scholarships to six students this year.
NYSSA NEWS July 11
Nyssa preps for rockin' good time during Thunderegg Days
Festivities kick off with opening ceremony Thursday, July 11 at noon.
YOUR COMMUNITY July 11
Vale chamber honors longtime public servant
Todd Hesse garners Public Servant of the Year award at annual chamber banquet in June. Hesse first moved to Vale in 1995 and worked as the Vale Ambulance Service supervisor since 2016.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 10
Crash damages school property in Willowcreek
An impaired driver hit a fence and basketball court at Willowcreek Elementary Monday night.
EDUCATION July 10
Legislators approve nearly $1 million for TVCC
The money will go toward construction of a new Career Technical Center.
AGRICULTURE July 10
A rainy spring delivers solace to Malheur County farmers and ranchers
Ample snowfall and rain across the Treasure Valley region have stymied concerns about the possibility of a drought for area farmers and ranchers this year.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 10
‘Spontaneous combustion’ likely cause of haystack fire east of Vale
The Vale Fire and Ambulance responded to a haystack fire Tuesday evening that sent up a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.
EMPLOYMENT July 10
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Coaching Vacancy, Comptroller, Harvest Helpers, Marijuana Ad-Hoc Committee
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