HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Nov. 23
EOL athletes receive league honors
Nyssa running back Jo Jo Sanchez was named co-defensive player of the year for the Eastern Oregon League. Vale’s Clay Siddoway was the other co-defensive player of the year while Viking quarterback Colton Kesey was named co-offensive player of the year for the EOL.
COMMUNITY NEWS Nov. 23
Volunteers give Rockville Cemetery a makeover
The Rockville Cemetery near the Oregon-Idaho border is now protected behind a fence. A group of 50 volunteers converged at the small historic site in October to help clean up the area and build a new fence.
NYSSA NEWS Nov. 23
Nyssa residents can get help with energy bills
Community in Action will be at the Nyssa Senior Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28, to meet with individuals regarding the energy assistance program. A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will also be held at the senior center on Thanksgiving Day.
OBITUARIES Nov. 23
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Sandra Ann “SanDee” Fields Oliver, Douglas K. Grant, Danny Lee Sebrant
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT Nov. 23
Oregon collecting more marijuana tax money than expected
Even as marijuana prices drop, sales surge and Oregon authorities are collecting millions more in taxes.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT Nov. 21
State plans more salt use to fight snow on Malheur County highway
During a pilot project on the first eleven miles of Interstate 5 north of the California border, the average number of winter crashes dropped from 115 to 54. The stretch of U.S. 95 in Malheur County was part of the pilot.
EDITORIAL Nov. 21
EDITORIAL: Oregon leaders need to act on system that handled Montwheeler
EDITORIAL: Reforming how the state protects Oregonians from the criminally insane needs the unwavering attention of Gov. Kate Brown, legislators and state agency officials. Little has changed since the Anthony Montwheeler case grabbed the public's attention. An honest assessment of the state's system followed by meaningful changes is what Oregonians deserve.
NEWS FROM NYSSA Nov. 21
Nyssa council member leaves post
Nyssa city council member Pat Brewer has stepped down from office. She said it was time to let someone else serve the city.
LOCAL HEALTH Nov. 21
Local stores, restaurants take heed of romaine lettuce recall
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued sweeping warning Tuesday after an E. coli outbreak sickened 32 people in 11 states.
LOCAL BUSINESS Nov. 21
Vale auto parts business opens new, 5,000-square-foot store in Ontario
CAPS of Ontario showcases mechanics for small engine repair and a STIHL chainsaw dealership.
NYSSA EVENT Nov. 21
Nyssa church serves up a good holiday meal
Nazarene church members and volunteers converged Sunday to offer up turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, salads, stuffing and a lot more to mark Thanksgiving.
SPORTS Nov. 21
Rainier overpowers Vale in semifinal football contest
The Vikings started out strong but watched the bigger Columbians pound the ball in a overwhelming ground attack to claim a 40-13 win.
COMMUNITY NEWS Nov. 21
Holiday festivities in Malheur County
From concerts to bazaars to community dinners, Malheur County’s calendar is packed with festivities for the holidays. Thanksgiving weekend is just a warm up to the holiday events to come in December.
ONTARIO NEWS Nov. 21
Cannabis merchants vie for land and pot permits in Ontario
A group of marijuana entrepreneurs are tying up properties across Ontario, as marijuana sales in the border town are projected to bring in millions of dollars. With that, individuals and entities have been lining up to vie for permits.
EMPLOYMENT Nov. 21
They're hiring - local job openings
Available openings OTR Driver, Assistant Coach, Custodian, Ranch Worker
PUBLIC NOTICES Nov. 21
Publications from local governments, private parties
Malheur county summons, Estate of Mary L. Chadwick, Notice of Sale
OBITUARIES Nov. 21
Obituary: Sandra Ann “SanDee” Fields Oliver
Sandra Ann “SanDee” Fields Oliver, 75, of Lebanon, Oregon, formerly of Ontario, Oregon, died at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Albany on Nov. 7, 2018, surrounded by the love of her children, her family and her many close friends.
SPECIAL REPORT: A SICK SYSTEM Nov. 20
Oregon officials call for changes to law on criminal insanity
The state’s attorney general said the rate of recidivism among defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity is “too high,” and key lawmakers said they plan to rewrite the Oregon’s laws after an analysis by the Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica.
BREAKING NEWS Nov. 18
Ontario shooting sparks high-speed chase into Idaho
Jaime Escobedo, 41, was eventually captured near Sand Hallow Road in Idaho. Police sought Escobedo in connection to shooting at Ontario restaurant Sunday.