HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May. 18
Track records crumble as Adrian's Young heads to state
Adrian high school sprinter and jumper Roby Young has garnered local attention on the track all season. After breaking school records in the 200 meter dash and in the triple jump events last week at districts, the Adrian senior headed to the state championships at Western Oregon University this weekend to make more history.
OREGON GOVERNMENT May. 18
Engineers renew alarm over Oregon's crumbling bridges, water lines and more
Civil engineers evaluated Oregon's infrastructure and didn't like what they saw. In the first report of its kind since 2010, engineers put the state on notice that action is needed now to repair and rebuild.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS May. 18
For Vale firm, there is such a thing as a free lunch
CAPS Auto, Truck & Ag opened its doors and invited the community to a free barbecue last week to celebrate its anniversary. Three years ago owners Derek and Claire Chamberlain opened their business with a lot of hope and faith and now have 12 employees and a second store in Ontario.
LOCAL SCHOOLS May. 18
Vale Viking seniors get set to graduate
This Sunday, senior Vikings will claim their diplomas at Vale High School. The ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. at the school. Seniors Japheth Carlson, Isabel Lastiri and Isabella Sigrah will lead the class as valedictorians, while Morgan Harrison is the class salutatorian.
LOCAL SCHOOLS May. 17
Vale CNA students take top honors at state competition
Two Vale High School students recently placed in the top 10 at a state-level competition for students pursuing healthcare fields. They will soon head to the national Future Health Professionals conference to compete in a job skills contest.
SPORTS May. 16
Local softball, baseball playoff games set
The local sports slate will heat up this weekend when Vale, Nyssa and Ontario baseball and softball teams compete in postseason action.
LOCAL SCHOOLS May. 16
Harper graduates Class of 2019 this Sunday
A dozen graduates will claim their diplomas this Sunday in ceremonies at Harper Charter School. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Class of 2019 will be lead by valedictorian Alexis Wilson and salutatorian Sierra Manees.
OREGON POLITICS May. 16
Bentz drives plan to remove border region from proposed carbon emission mandate
The Ontario state senator recently presented his plan to "carve out" a section of eastern Oregon if lawmakers approve the controversial climate legislation. The longtime area lawmaker said he isn't sure if his plan will gain traction.
STATE NEWS May. 15
Oregonians will see largest "kicker" tax rebate in state history in 2020
Oregon has collected far more money over the past two years than was expected, paving the way for a record $1.4 billion rebate. An average taxpayer would get about $338 back.
SPORTS May. 15
Vale, Nyssa players set to attack nets at state tennis tourney
The Vale and Nyssa tennis teams will be sending several athletes to the state championship this weekend at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
SPORTS May. 15
Malheur County tracksters take on state track and field championships
Malheur County track and field athletes are in the final stretch for the season, and many of them delivered standout performances at special district championships last weekend. Several athletes are now preparing for the state championships, which begin this weekend.
SPORTS May. 15
Lady Viks clinch perfect league season
Vale finished a 12-0 Eastern Oregon League run last weekend with a doubleheader sweep of Irrigon. The Vikings piled up 271 runs during the season and will now host a district playoff game Friday in Vale.
NYSSA NEWS May. 15
Choir sings into spring in Nyssa this Wednesday
Nyssa High School's spring choir concert has been rescheduled for this Wednesday. It's also a good week to catch a movie at the library and volunteer at the Agricultural Museum.
PUBLIC SAFETY May. 15
Malheur Sheriff's Office adding deputy to crack down on ordinance violations
Officials hope a new deputy post will curb the growth of violations across Malheur County. Complaints for such violations as illegal burning, littering, animals at large and illegal construction are on the rise.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS May. 15
Jordan Valley's Quintero joins Yotes football
Jordan Valley High School senior Zeke Quintero recently signed his letter of intent to join the College of Idaho’s football program. Quintero will head to the liberal arts college month. There, he plans to study marketing and digital media with minors in engineering and psychology.
PUBLIC NOTICES May. 15
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Doris Lucille Simpson, Notice of Sale, Budget Meetings
EMPLOYMENT May. 15
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Temporary Maintenance, Director of Nursing, Nursing Instructor
PUBLIC SAFETY May. 14
Judge pushes Montwheeler trial into next year
Defense attorneys said they needed more time to prepare for Anthony Montwheeler's trial, originally set for this September. The state judge on Monday agreed.
OREGON LEGISLATURE May. 14
BEHIND THE SCENES: Tough choices, closed door deals result in Oregon Senate's big vote
Personal diplomacy over the weekend, out of public view, allowed Democrats and Republicans to end their legislative stalemate.
OREGON LEGISLATURE May. 13
Done deal - Malheur County schools and others to get millions in new money
In a day of political drama, the Oregon Senate on Monday gathered with its Republican members as the Democratic majority drove the Student Success Act across the finish line. This means more money for schools, more taxes for business, and bruised political feelings in the Capitol.
OREGON POLITICS May. 13
BREAKING: Senate Democrats kill vaccine and gun bills to get Republicans back to work
A week-long walkout by Senate Republicans proved fruitful as they got significant concessions from Democrats. This is a developing story
COMMUNITY NEWS May. 13
Nyssa singers take second place at state choir competition
The Nyssa High School Select Choir placed second at the OSAA Choir State 3A Championships held recently at Oregon State University. The community can see all of Nyssa's talented young singers perform at the annual Spring Choir Concert this Wednesday, May 15, at the high school auditorium.