Are big crowds heading for Malheur County to observe eclipse? Maybe

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
ONTARIO – Oregon officials still forecast one million people could come to the state to watch Monday’s eclipse but there are signs the crowds won’t develop as predicted in Malheur County.
At the Malheur County Fairgrounds, manager Lynelle Christiani said she’s advertised spots for RVs and campers to watch the eclipse at the fairgrounds but response has been spotty.
“We were gearing up for it but so far, as of a week before, I haven’t seen it. I don’t think I even have all of my water and electricity spots rented,” said Christiani. In Brogan, where organizers planned “The day the lights went out in Brogan,” interest has been tepid. Sixty-one camping spaces at the small community remain open, according to Trish Miller, secretary of the Brogan Community Society.
Ontario will offer spots at its golf course, Economic Development Director . . .