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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.
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COMMENTARY September 20
COLUMN: Interns brought talent, energy to Vale
One way the Malheur Enterprise helps journalism and brings more coverage to the community is taking aboard interns. Our two reporters put in a great summer on behalf of readers in Malheur County.
EDITORIAL September 20
EDITORIAL: The public deserves stronger stand on records from Ontario officials
EDITORIAL: Ontario city officials say its councilors have no legal duty to reveal records about public business that they hold. Oregon law, though, wants transparency: “Every person has a right to inspect any public record of any public body in this state.”
COMMUNITY ROUND UP September 20
Fiddlers take stage at Wadleigh Park
Master fiddler Kelly Thibodeaux will be entertaining audiences with honky-tonk music and dancing on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m at Wadleigh Park in Vale.
ENVIRONMENT September 19
Court case raises questions about Roundup
The future and safety of the main active ingredient in a popular weed and grass killer, glyphosate, is now uncertain. Monsanto's Roundup is at stake following a recent court decision in California.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 19
Show revs up in Adrian
The 10th annual Classics on the Grass car show was held on Saturday at the Rivers Park in Adrian. The show featured 40 original classics or authentically restored cars.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 19
Nyssa water project nears end
The $5.7 million project to bring arsenic levels down in Nyssa's drinking water is about to go on line. The city's new water treatment plant will be finished by the middle of October.
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.
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.
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.
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