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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 30
CHAMPIONS: Lopes come from behind to take state football championship
UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: The Adrian/Jordan Valley Antelopes won the 1A Oregon state football title Saturday, playing against top-ranked St. Paul and winning 38-32.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER November 30
Winter storm could hit Ontario area overnight
The National Weather Service said some areas of Malheur County could see 4 to 7 inches of snow with a storm that rolls in after midnight Saturday.
OREGON GOVERNMENT November 28
Oregon court rule draws the attention of the Trump administration
The new rule, intended to prevent immigration arrests in Oregon state courthouses, could put the state and federal government on a collision course.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS November 28
Ontario Migrant Education program wins big at Salem conference
The Ontario School District's Migrant Education Program is considered a model for the 18 programs in the state. Three employees and one student in the program were honored at a recent conference in Salem.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 28
Ontario High soccer coach sees role beyond sports
Jaime Gonzalez, coach of the Ontario High boys soccer team, was voted league coach of the year. Gonzalez led the Tigers to their second league title, making school history.
HOLIDAY EVENTS November 27
Santa's coming to Ontario and much, much more
EVENTS: Santa's Breakfast is set for 6:45 a.m. at the Ontario Elks Lodge, 20 S.W. 3rd St., Friday, Dec. 6, followed by the Winter Wonderland Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. But that's just two of the many holiday events in store for Malheur County. Click for more.
NYSSA NEWS November 27
NYSSA NEWS: The Nyssa Library has a new librarian assistant and activities galore for the holidays
Friends of Library to meet next week.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS November 27
Benefit concert in Ontario a benefit for local families
The annual concert for Help Them to Hope, a holiday fundraiser, is set for Sunday, Dec. 1 at Four Rivers Cultural Concert. The music kicks off at 3 p.m. and admission is a donation of cash or canned food. The annual campaign is already visible around the Treasure Valley with "giving trees" and donation boxes set up at various local businesses.
OREGON ECONOMY November 27
Oregon’s economy remains strong heading into the holiday season
Tight labor market, low unemployment raise concern for some economists but the state appears in good shape heading into the big shopping season.
MALHEUR COUNTY JUSTICE November 27
Bates lawsuit goes to hearing Monday as state seeks to end case
State lawyers Monday will try to persuade a judge to toss a lawsuit that aims to hold the state accountable for releasing Anthony Montwheeler three years ago. Monthweeler remains in jail pending criminal charges criminal charges that he kidnapped and murdered an ex-wife in January 2017, and while fleeing police crashed into an oncoming vehicle outside Ontario, killing David Bates of Vale.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 26
Tigers roar in 2019 soccer season
The Ontario High soccer program had a season like no other. At a soccer awards banquet Nov. 19, Jaime and Javier Gonzalez – brothers who coach the boys and girls teams respectively – honored their players and celebrated a league coach of the year award for Jaime.
EVENTS November 26
PHOTO GALLERY: Willy Wonka takes the stage
PHOTO GALLERY: The musical was produced by the Four Rivers Children’s Community Theatre and adapted from the feature film.
WINTER WEATHER November 26
Season's first big snow storm headed for the Treasure Valley
Local emergency services providers urge motorists to slow down and take other precautions as a large winter squall is expected to slam into the local area. The storm will hit eastern and southern Oregon and parts of Idaho the hardest.
EMPLOYMENT November 26
They're hiring - local job openings
Position includes Executive Director of Nursing, City of Vale Fire & Ambulance, Learning Resource Center, highway maintenance specialist
EDITORIAL November 26
EDITORIAL: Shopping local in Malheur County is an investment in community
EDITORIAL: "Shop local" campaigns can seem trite – until you consider the cost of not shopping with retailers you know. This holiday season, make a determined effort to spend just a little more around the community than you did last year, resisting the impulse to get it all done online.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY November 26
DHS adds 17 new jobs in Ontario in effort to ease backlog
The Ontario office of the state Department of Human Services is hiring 17 new positions. The applications for human services specialists within DHS's Self Sufficiency Program will close Dec. 1.
MALHEUR COUNTY November 26
Here's what it costs to feed your family this Thanksgiving
Let's talk turkey. What does it cost to feed your family this holiday? We take a look.
PHOTO GALLERY November 26
PHOTO GALLERY: Festival of Trees delivers holiday cheer
The Clarion Inn was the site of the 31st annual event last weekend that raises money for Help Them to Hope and Meals on Wheels.
PUBLIC NOTICES November 26
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of Sale, Calico Resources
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY November 26
Consumers in Malheur County generally feel good about economy, survey says
Local and regional market watchers see positive signs for the Malheur County economy this holiday season.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS November 26
Bentz resigning from Senate to focus on run for Congress
Local attorney Cliff Bentz will resign from the Oregon Senate effective Jan. 2 to focus on his congressional campaign. He intends to run for the congressional seat held by Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River. Walden is retiring.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 26
Adrian runs roughshod over Crane, clinches trip to state final game against St. Paul
The Antelopes used their high-octane offense and stingy defense to corral the Mustangs Saturday in Hermiston in a Class 1A, eight-man football semifinal contest.
PHOTO GALLERY November 25
Adrian/Jordan Valley hammers Crane
Adrian's explosive offense got on track early and often on the way to a 74-18 win in a Class 1A eight-man semifinal football game Saturday. Now the Antelopes will play St. Paul for the state championship crown this weekend.
VALE November 25
Annual community Thanksgiving meal in Vale canceled this year
The annual Thanksgiving community meal in Vale is canceled after a broken water pipe at the Diamond Back Grill left organizers without a suitable location for the event. Organizers said time and logistical issues with other potential locations stand in the way of pulling off the annual tradition in Vale.

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