NEWS SUMMARY: Catch up with key stories from Malheur County

Basque dancers will perform at an annual event on Feb. 29 in Ontario. (Submitted photo)

Here’s a digest of some of the Enterprise’s recent stories.

Walker challenges Wolfe for Malheur County sheriff’s seat

Casey Walker and Brian Wolfe are gearing up to start their campaigns for the county’s top law enforcement slot. The deadline to file to run for the position is March 10.

In Jordan Valley, partners build community center

The collaborative effort aims to build an 8,400 square-foot assembly hall in Jordan Valley. Plans now call for the community to raise $50,000.

NYSSA NEWS: Nyssa Church welcomes new pastor

New to both Nyssa Church of the Nazarene and the Nyssa community is Pastor Steve Wilson.

Basques ready to dance and dine at annual community celebration in Ontario

Now in its 73rd year, the annual Ontario Basque Charity Dinner and Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 29, at Four Rivers Cultural Center. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $25. This year will feature the Boise-based Kalimotxo Cowboys as live entertainment.

Tiny homes for Ontario clear hurdle

Last week a judge rejected a request for an order to halt the homeless project in northeast Ontario. The tiny home project will go ahead under current plans to begin placing the structures at the site.

New amendments to cap and trade bill borrow from Republicans, Timber Unity

Democrats late Wednesday released another set of revisions to their legislation to control greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon that would delay impacts for rural Oregon and require state government to study its own impact on emissions. Sen. Lynn Findley of Vale sees one of his proposals added.


Time to learn, share ideas at our Town Hall on Homeless

Sorting fact from fiction is important on topics of community concern.

That’s why the Enterprise will host a a public Town Hall on Homelessness on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Ontario. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Four Rivers Cultural Center and is free, featuring local experts and discussions about solutions.

We hope you will join us.

This is your chance to learn more about an issue that affects all of Malheur County.

You will get a chance to ask questions of the panel of local experts who are giving their time to help. You’ll get a chance to throw out ideas to help. And you’ll find out if there is something you personally can do.

Join us, won’t you?


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