The Voice of Malheur County
YOUR SCHOOLS May 23
Adrian youth suspended after school threat
School officials notified the sheriff's office of the comments Tuesday evening. Deputies investigated and determined there was no threat.
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YOUR COMMUNITY May 25
Campaigns evenly matched in spending on Ontario tax vote
Supporters of Ontario's sales tax counted on Mayor Ron Verini for most of their money, while opponents had few major donors.
CRIME May 23
EXCLUSIVE: Murder in Ontario driveway sparked by debt collection effort
Doug Madrid, 54, died in a rural driveway outside of Ontario last week from a shotgun blast. A police affidavit recounts one suspect's statements that Madrid boasted of killing people.
YOUR SCHOOLS May 23
Baptiste takes the helm at Vale Elementary School
The Dufur principal said he is excited to start his new job. He is also looking forward to continuing his passion for rodeo and roping locally.
OUR VIEW May 23
Editorial: After the tax vote, it’s time to build trust in Ontario
The voting is over and the sales tax is dead, but city officials should take several steps to maintain a dialogue and regain trust with their constituents.
VALE NEWS May 23
Vale Roundup: City swimming pool gets ready to open
Also coming up: library summer fun, monthly Chamber meeting, a church event and bake sale, and an alumni meeting
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 23
Judge puts Anthony Montwheeler case on hold until September
At a recent court hearing, Montwheeler addressed the judge directly for the first time. He had wanted to dismiss his defense attorneys, but the judge said they would stay for now.
NYSSA NEWS May 23
Nyssa Roundup: A&W Cruise Night, cemetery cleanup, and graduation are on the agenda
Nyssa residents have no shortage of things to do in the coming week.
YOUR SCHOOLS May 23
Two dozen set to graduate this weekend at Adrian High
Three top students lead the Antelopes' Class of 2018
OPINION May 23
Commentary: Baxter Black offers an ode to border collies
Loyal, energetic, hard-working – what more could a cowhand ask for?
AREA EVENTS May 23
Coming up: Malheur City's annual gathering, a concert at Four Rivers, a Lions supper, DAR meeting
Here's a round up of area events to keep you and your family busy.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 23
Vale grads get big boost from Vale Alumni Association
Group hands out a record $14,950 in scholarships to 13 Vale High School graduates. The association started its program in 2003.
SPORTS May 23
Cowboys bounce Ontario Tigers from postseason play
Crook County doused Ontario's bats and clinched a 3-0 victory May 18. The Tigers finish the season with a 14-11 mark and say goodbye to four seniors.
YOUR GOVERNMENT May 23
Sales tax gamble didn't pay off for Ontario council
City leaders were advised opponents to Ontario's sales tax would never gather enough signatures to place a repeal on the ballot. Their wager, though, proved to be the wrong as opponents quickly mobilized to craft a referendum on the levy.
YOUR SCHOOLS May 23
Nyssa High School seniors ready to claim diplomas
Class of 2018 will walk the stage on Sunday.
YOUR COMMUNITY May 23
County Court opens door to new Ontario recreation district
Elected leaders, though, want clear evidence the proposal is supported by city voters. That means the individual behind the effort, Mary Jo Evers, must collect 1,250 signatures of support by June 13.
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