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MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 5
UPDATED: National star Snoop Dogg to perform in Ontario; crowds, traffic expected
UPDATED Ontario's retail marijuana industry will get a marketing boost Saturday when rap star Snoop Dogg puts on a free performance. He's part of the grand opening show for Hotbox Farms' new retail store in east Ontario and his appearance is drawing regional attention.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS October 5
TVCC to host three days of rodeo in October
Treasure Valley Community College will host two rodeos from Oct. 11-13 at the Malheur County Fairgrounds. The Northwest Regional Rodeo is on Friday, Oct. 11, and then the TVCC Chukar Rodeo is on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13.
SPORTS October 4
PHOTOS: Vale volleyball is on a roll
The Vale volleyball team is on a roll, winning against Umatilla Friday following a sweep of Weiser at an Oct. 1 match and a stunning win against rival team Burns last month.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 4
Nyssa teacher leaves the classroom to start new business
Melodie Ayarza spent seven years as a schoolteacher at Willowcreek and Nyssa before opening up her consignment shop, Four Rivers Auction, in Ontario.
MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE October 4
Treasure Valley onion businesses host Mexican trade group
Onion buyers from Mexico toured local packing firms on a visit sponsored by the Oregon and Idaho agricultural departments and the Western Unites States Agriculture Trade Association. The visit is an effort to open up new export markets for Treasure Valley onion sellers.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 4
BREAKING: Gov. Kate Brown announces six-month ban on flavored vaping products
In a statement Friday Gov. Kate Brown imposed a six-month ban on the sale of flavored vaping products after eight cases of respiratory illness were reported in the state as of Oct. 1.
YOUR COMMUNITY October 4
Four Rivers Cultural Center receives grant to fund kids' programming
Four Rivers Cultural Center received $7,698 from the Oregon Cultural Trust grant to fund 15 children's programs including theater, ballet and yoga.
HEALTH October 4
Grant will bring 3D mammogram technology to Ontario
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center received $432,000 in grants and local donations to install 3D mammogram technology at its Ontario location. The new machine will be installed in about six months and offers the latest and most accurate in mammogram technology.
YOUR COMMUNITY October 3
New boxing club in Vale attracts kids and adults
Michael Padilla's full time job is as a juvenile probation officer in Malheur County. But after Padilla, a former boxer, began training his grandson at Viking Fitness in Vale other gymgoers took notice. Now Padilla is a volunteer boxing coach for kids, teens and adults at the gym.
YOUR COMMUNITY October 3
Vale Book Club starts cracking on this season's books
The Vale Book Club's list of fall and winter reads is out. The club's next book is "The Martian."
NYSSA NEWS October 3
Nyssa Harvest Carnival comes to town Friday
The annual event put on by the Nyssa Elementary PTO will be Friday, Oct. 4, and will feature a taco feast and carnival treats.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 3
For former Oregon Legislature exec, it was 8 months at home, $96,000 in pay
Under a contract, the Legislature's former human resources director left the Capitol to work remotely on assignments. The Legislature's top administrator said Lore Christopher fulfilled her contract to justify her stay-at-home salary.
PUBLIC NOTICES October 3
Publications from local governments, private parties
Road District, Malheur County Court, Summons, Oregon Telephone Corporation, Treasure Valley Community College, Notice of Sale, Nyssa Middle School
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 2
Baker hammers Ontario 41-6 as Tigers struggle without coach
The Tigers lost to the Bulldogs Friday night, only days after the team's head coach resigned.
OREGON GOVERNMENT October 2
Council carves out greater independence for Oregon's records advocate
Oregon's state public records advocate would no longer be under the control of the governor under reforms recommended by the state Public Records Advisory Council. The council reacted to efforts by Gov. Kate Brown to directly manage the state official charged with helping the public get to government records.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS October 2
Fall Beer Fest set for Saturday in Vale
The inaugural event will bring to town karaoke, a bonfire and four brews made by the Steens Mountain Brewing Co. in Burns. The event, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 marks the start of pheasant hunting season and the last day of the Vale farmers market.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 2
Nyssa, Adrian clinch big wins in football
Football season chugs along as Nyssa, Adrian/Jordan Valley overcome against Payette and Wallowa.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 2
Harvest of Malheur County's onion crop pinched by weather
The annual onion harvest is behind schedule after a rainy spring and recent poor weather. Local growers and packers fear the harvest may drag into late October, a time when producers must contend with frosts that will damage onions.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 2
Lady Tigers roll to a 6-2 league soccer win
Ontario and Nyssa prep soccer teams continue fighting tough battles, and are preparing for more.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS October 2
Big plays push Gooding past Vale
Vale led into the second quarter, but the Senators overcame, crushing the Vikings 41-14.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 2
Power grid braces as cryptomining comes to Ontario
A Fruitland real estate development firm is installing a bitcoin mining operation in an old storage facility north of Ontario. Bitcoin, a type of cryptocurrency, requires substantial electrical power to mine.
YOUR COMMUNITY October 2
Registration opens for cornhole fundraiser
The cornhole competition benefiting the child abuse response center will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ontario Elks Lodge. It's not too late to register.
SPORTS October 1
Ontario Tigers win league match against McLoughlin 3-0
The Tigers won their first league match of the season in three straight sets at a homecoming face-off against the McLoughlin Pioneers Saturday, Sept. 28. The game was a nail-biter, with set scores ending in 25-19, 28-26 and 25-23.
PHOTO GALLERY October 1
What do you know, Lady Tigers are 2-0
The Ontario girls varsity soccer team only claimed one win last year. Fast-forward to last Saturday and the Lady Tiger clinched a convincing 6-2 victory over league opponent Baker/Powder Valley. The win gives Ontario a 2-0 league mark and plenty of momentum going into Wednesday's contest against La Grande.
OREGON GOVERNMENT September 30
Oregon's wildfire council calls for deeper investment in protection, resources
Responses to wildfire in Oregon that were designed in "another era" need to be modernized, and steps needed to better safeguard communities, according to a state council. The price tag: $4 billion.

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