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Dec 3 2018 thru Dec 9 2018

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EDITORIAL December 6
EDITORIAL: Low water levels in Malheur County a signal to pay attention to climate issues
A federal report recently released dealing with climate change carries potent messages for our community. With low water levels across Malheur County, the recent climate report suggests there is good reason to worry about the impacts to the agricultural economy.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT December 6
Nevada mining firm expands reach for gold in Malheur County
Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. is already moving through a permitting process for a major project at Grassy Mountain south of Vale. The company recently announced it inked agreements on two other claims of high desert that appear promising for more gold deposits.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 6
A Vale student follows her passions with a life-saving senior project
Vale High School senior Baylee Tolman raised over $1,000 for her senior project to get two AEDs installed at locations in her community that needed it the most – the Vale Senior Citizens Center and Malheur Drug.
LAW ENFORCEMENT December 6
Local man indicted in Ontario shooting incident
Jaime Escobedo, 41, faces a felony charge of murder in the wake of a deadly clash at local restaurant.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS December 6
Malheur County high school basketball season kicks off
This month will mark non-league hardwood action for area teams as the season opened last week across Malheur County.
NYSSA NEWS December 6
An Eagle Scout lends a helping hand to Nyssa cemetery
Howard Rushton of Nyssa earned his Eagle Scout award. For his Eagle Scout project, he helped make improvements to the Nyssa Hilltop Memorial Cemetery, which was vandalized last May. Rushton also helped the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 79 decorate a float for Memorial Day.
YOUR COMMUNITY December 6
Vale school water line issue still in limbo
A final resolution of the dispute remains elusive and water to the construction site of the new middle school remains off.
PHOTO GALLERY December 6
PHOTOS: Nyssa parade of lights rings in holiday season
Downtown Nyssa was bursting with holiday cheer last Saturday night as the 2018 Nyssa Nite Lite Parade marched down Main Street with glowing trucks, cars, floats, marching bands and horses.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT December 5
State police poised for more troopers, filling gaps around Oregon
Oregon State Police last year had no one to dispatch to 11,000 calls for service because of diminished trooper ranks. The proposed state budget would put troopers in empty slots and on the road starting next year.
COMING UP December 5
Holiday happenings in the area
There's plenty of festive fun to be had in Malheur County over the next week. Holiday happenings in the area include a Christmas potluck, the annual Holiday Bazaar at the fairgrounds, a holiday party at the community library and jazz music concert.
OBITUARIES December 5
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Daniel Lee Jess, Jack Tinges, Christina J. Cox, Otto J. Goodman, Roger B. Baker, Ron Bickmore, Wayne Terry Fujinaga, Lawana R. Mackey
SPORTS December 5
New Plymouth downs Vale in prep boys basketball action
The Pilgrims established jurisdiction early on the way to a 81-56 win Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Ontario boys' team claimed their first win of the season over Payette.
COMMUNITY NEWS December 5
NOTICE: Malheur Enterprise mail delivery postponed as nation mourns Bush
The Malheur Enterprise will be delivered to mail customers one day late because of the closure of post offices Wednesday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS December 5
Jordan Valley returns its starters as High Desert basketball play begins
The hoops season tipped off last week in the High Desert League, and once again several Malheur County girls teams are expected to be strong contenders for top spots.
LOCAL PLANNING December 5
Malheur County group narrows priority list for lawmakers
Changes in farmland use and regulation of trades proposed by Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board to better compete with Idaho.
YOUR COMMUNITY December 5
Ontario forum turns spotlight on system for criminally insane
About two dozen people gathered at Four Rivers Cultural Center for the Thursday session, “The Consequences of a Sick System,” to hear the results of a months-long investigation by the Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica, a national nonprofit investigative newsroom.
EMPLOYMENT December 5
They're hiring - local job openings
Openings include Vale City Library, Ranch Work, Boards, Commissions, and Committees.
PUBLIC NOTICES December 5
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Estate of Lamont Darrell Saunders, Notice of Sale, City of Vale Public Meeting, Malheur County Court, Summons by Publication
YOUR COMMUNITY December 4
Christmas season kicks off with Ontario's Winter Wonderland Parade
The annual event showcased floats, fun, candy and, of course, an appearance by ole St. Nick.
SPECIAL REPORT December 4
Ontario's night of police, gunshots, and a siege
Police heard the gunshot. They entered the apartment they had been monitoring for hours. Inside, they found a man who made good on his threat to shoot himself to end it all.
POLICE December 4
Nampa man involved in Ontario standoff dies
Heriberto "Eddie" Ortega was wanted by Idaho officials for escape when he was encountered in a car stopped last week in Ontario. He died Monday from what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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