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Oct 1 2018 thru Oct 7 2018

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PUBLIC SAFETY October 6
UPDATE: Nyssa man dies in trailer fire
Emergency personnel from Parma, Nyssa and Ontario responded to the blaze that began about 9 p.m. Friday night.
SPORTS October 5
Vale volleyball beats Nyssa in three sets
The Vale Vikings volleyball team defeated the Nyssa Bulldogs in three sets Thursday night, with 25-10, 25-20, 25-12 marks.
YOUR COMMUNITY October 5
Vale Public Works Committee recomends city take over water line
Now the city council will review the endorsement regarding the water line loop at the new middle school at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
STATE POLITICS October 5
Where is the money going in Oregon's most expensive gubernatorial race?
Gov. Kate Brown and Rep. Knute Buehler have raised millions from everyday citizens, political organizations and billionaires. Here's what they spent it on.
NEWS October 4
Belushi is coming to town for pro-pot party
Actor Jim Belushi will entertain at the Community Harvest Party this Saturday in Ontario. The free event is hosted by a pro-marijuana group and billed as a chance to meet local candidates.
EDITORIAL October 4
EDITORIAL: Victims of sex assault deserve better from us
EDITORIAL: The controversy in Washington over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has stirred victims of sexual assault to speak out. Here, in Malheur County, we all have a duty to reduce assaults and to help those victimized.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 4
Rodriguez brings 'thunder' to the soccer field
After starting down a path of crime, Thunder Rodriguez used soccer to turn his life around and contribute to the success of the Tiger junior varsity team.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT October 4
Vale city and school district officials tussle over new middle school water line
Water in Vale’s new middle school remains shut off as city and school district officials argue over whether the line was installed legally.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 3
Vikings set for big gridiron contest with Nyssa
Friday's game may be a classic example of an unstoppable force clashing with an immovable object and both coaches say in this match up it is best to throw the record books out the window.
VALE NEWS October 3
Book club talk, auctions on October calendar
The Vale Community Book Club will discuss “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith at this Thursday’s meeting. On Oct. 13, a Vale FFA Scholarship Auction will be held at the school bus shed at the Vale School District.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT October 3
Ontario residents get chance to speak out about local marijuana regulations
Ahead of the Nov. 6 vote, Ontario city government is crafting regulations to control the marijuana business if it does come to town. The rules would govern where dispensaries could set up and how they could operate.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 3
Local harriers ready to run to daylight at Crosby Invitational
Nearly 700 runners from high schools across the region will hit Ontario Thursday for cross country meet.
LOCAL CRIME October 3
Heroin cases surge in Malheur County
Local police say they are seeing more cases of heroin use in Malheur County, which may be linked to increasing prescription rates for opiate painkillers in the area. Federal data shows that Malheur County had a prescription rate more than twice the national average.
NEWS October 3
Las Vegas woman indicted for fatal crash
A Malheur County grand jury last Thursday indicted a Las Vegas woman for first- and second-degree manslaughter and negligent homicide charges in connection to a head-on crash south of Jordan Valley that killed a California man in August.
NYSSA NEWS October 3
It’s scarecrow time in Nyssa
Nyssa's community calendar for October is shaping up to be busy, from the annual scarecrow contest, to Homecoming Week, to the Harvest Soup Line and much more.
OBITUARIES October 3
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Marion Afton (Geiger) Child , Douglas R. Langley, Robert Burton Huffaker, Glenn Dwyer, Robert G. Cooper, Violet Helsley, Richard E. Darrow, Helen Loretta Foss
BUSINESS NEWS October 3
Snake River Produce goes high tech in new Nyssa digs
Snake River Produce Co. in Nyssa began this year's onion harvest season with a new $4 million facility. The brand new 30,000-square-foot building includes an office floor, a large warehouse for shipping operations and a new onion processing line.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 3
La Grande defeats Ontario 8-0 in girls soccer action
A young Tiger squad couldn't contain La Grande's offense during weekend contest at Alameda Elementary School in Ontario.
EMPLOYMENT October 3
They're hiring - local job openings
Jobs available include Business Manager, Licensed Journeyman Electrician, Assistant Softball Coach, Transportation Maintenance, Ranch Worker, Maintenance.
STATE POLITICS October 2
Sharp questioning from youth pin back Oregon gubernatorial candidates
In an hour-long debate Tuesday, youth questioners didn't let Oregon's candidates for governor get away with vague answers. Portland teen held her ground, pressing for direct response and ruffling the candidates.
PHOTO GALLERY October 2
Adrian celebrates Antelope pride during homecoming
Adrian High School celebrated homecoming last week with festivities and Antelope pride. Students, faculty and staff dressed in costumes during the week and celebration included the parade and pep rally on Thursday. The Antelopes capped the week off at the Friday afternoon football game with a 50-20 victory over the Elgin Huskies.
PUBLIC NOTICES October 2
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District Meeting, Malheur County Court, Malheur County Court Proceedings, Trustee's Notice of Sale, Public Notice Transmission Line
SPORTS October 2
Tigers maul Mac-Hi in league matchup
Kenji Teramura tosses three touchdowns and Ontario's defense steps up big and greases the skids for the offense in a big win over the Pioneers.
OREGON POLITICS October 2
Buehler's record shows inconsistent approach to immigration
The state ballot measure repealing Oregon's sanctuary law is putting the spotlight on immigration issues in Oregon. Republican Knute Buehler believes the law should be repealed because it confuses the police and others.
STATE POLITICS October 2
You can watch Oregon governor's debate live tonight
Kids from around Oregon will do the questioning at the first debate in the governor's race. Democrat Kate Brown, Republican Knute Buehler and independent Patrick Starnes face off in what is becoming a tight race.
COMMUNITY NEWS October 1
Vale News: Planners welcome help as they prep for Hall of Fame
The Vale High School Alumni Association will hold meetings Monday, Oct. 1, and Monday, Oct. 15, to work on plans for the annual Hall of Fame banquet.

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