PUBLIC HEALTH Jan. 17
Upcoming Ontario workshops offer tips to help in mental crises
Registration is now open for two upcoming day-long workshops in Ontario that will teach strategies for helping someone cope with a mental illness. Adult Mental Health First Aid is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23 at Treasure Valley Community College. A workshop focused on youth mental health is set for Thursday, Feb. 13.
OREGON POLITICS Jan. 17
As Democrats resurrect carbon bill, Republicans leave all options on the table — including another walkout
Democrats say they've made concessions to get Republicans on board with a revised carbon policy plan. Republicans say rural Oregon could still pay a stiff price.
EMPLOYMENT Jan. 16
They're hiring - local job openings
Position available is Ditchrider
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 16
Vale's Matt McBride tackles adversity with focus
Vale's Matt McBride’s love of baseball and his mentor Lucas Tackman’s early mentoring turned into prep success. McBride became one of the Viking varsity baseball team’s main weapons on the mound. That, in turn, caught the attention of Blue Mountain Community College. In November, McBride signed a letter of intent to play for the Pendleton community college after he graduates in May.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 16
Malheur County schools strive to help homeless kids find school success
There's a total of 276 students in kindergarten to high school who are considered homeless in Malheur County. Interviews with staff at area school districts have revealed what student homelessness looks like, what causes it, and what is being done to help.
OBITUARIES Jan. 15
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
James Rowley Blackaby, Kathy Ann Noblit, Dolores Mary Mark Weideman, Glenna Murdock Coleman, Lena J. Magnuson, Judith L. Bishop, Jake Elfering, Violet LaVelle “Vi” Nelson Fields, John Vincent Penne, Mary E. Huffaker, Luis Vendrell, Doni “Don” Michael Roumagoux, Lorena M. Nelson, Roberta Bickmore, Michael Tannlund, Wanda Rocks, Bill Nielsen, June Woody
YOUR COMMUNITY Jan. 15
MALHEUR MOVERS: Ontario woman has been a voice for others
Our latest Malheur mover is Maria Romero. A paralegal at the Oregon Law Center for nearly 40 years, Romero has helped countless community members overcome barriers to achieve their dreams.
NYSSA Jan. 15
NYSSA NEWS: Board member position opens at Nyssa Public Library
A board member position is now open on the Nyssa Public Library board. Stop by the library to learn more about the position and to hear about a book club forming next month. A craft class will be held at the library on Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $2 to make a tissue box cover and 50 cents to make a mug rug.
PUBLIC NOTICES Jan. 15
Publications from local governments, private parties
Annual meeting, Estate of Paula J. Hernandez, Vale School District, Notice of Sale
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 15
SPORTS ROUND UP: Tigers fall short against Mac-Hi
The Ontario girls lost 30-29 while the boys dropped a 43-42 decision.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Jan. 15
Malheur County shoppers, stores adjust to plastic bag ban
Grocery employees see mixed reactions to Oregon's new plastic bag ban, with one saying the hardest part is getting customers to realize the stores have no choice.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT Jan. 15
Findley troubled by new cap-trade bill that is alive in Salem
State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, said a new proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions is worse than House Bill 2020 which triggered intense debate among lawmakers and spawned a nine-day walkout by Senate Republicans.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Jan. 14
Two onion industry leaders overseeing public rail project set up new private business
The Malheur County Development Corp. is responsible for spending $26 million in public money to build a rail shipping center in Nyssa. Now, two directors of that public corporation have separately established a private company to negotiate for use of that center, according to public records.
PUBLIC SAFETY Jan. 14
UPDATE: Murder charged lodged against Vale man in Baker City case
Shawn Q. Greenwood, 48, is being held on two counts of second-degree assault after a man was shot at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management complex Monday.