MALHEUR COUNTY Jan. 31
State's family coach goes where the kids are in Malheur County to provide crucial help
If a student is homeless at May Roberts Elementary or they need an emergency pair of glasses or help getting to school, teachers know who to call: Melissa Gonzalez, a family coach for the state Department of Human Services. Since 2017 Gonzalez has been working within county schools to help parents and kids get speedier access to resources and services.
MALHEUR COUNTY NONPROFITS Jan. 31
Euvalcree seeks new director as nonprofit’s role expands
Euvalcree, an Ontario nonprofit, is hiring a new executive director.Gustavo Morales, a founding member of the organization and current director, is moving to a deputy director role based in the Willamette Valley.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 31
Most high schools in Malheur County see graduation rates rise, top state average
Countywide, districts in Malheur County graduated 86% of their seniors for the 2018-19 school year, up from 85% the year before.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 30
Vikings prove to be sturdy on the road
The Lady Vikings beat Riverside 36-13 Friday and then defeated Umatilla 51-37 Saturday. The boys escaped the long road trip to Boardman and Umatilla with a split, defeating Riverside 46-42 Friday night but losing to Umatilla in overtime Saturday 54-52.
COMMUNITY NEWS Jan. 30
Treasure Valley Community College breaks ground on career-tech project
The work, which includes remodeling and expanding the current Vocational-Technical Education building as well as construction of the new Career and Technical Education Center, is meant to provide the space and resources for technical education programs for students in key industries in the region.
COMMUNITY Jan. 30
Homeless crisis will be focus of town hall coming up in Ontario
The Feb. 19 public meeting, hosted by the Enterprise, aims to help officials, advocates and the public address challenges and find solutions for Ontario's growing homeless population.
ONTARIO Jan. 30
One year in, Ontario mayor tempers political zeal
Riley Hill is one year into his role as mayor of Ontario. Hill has surprised some with his approach to the city’s needs.
ONTARIO Jan. 30
Ontario homeless project firms up – but lawsuit looms
At an Ontario City Hall meeting On Thursday, Jan. 24, representatives from the city, Community in Action and Origins Faith Community Church discussed their plan to move ahead with the installation of 20 shed-like homes between Northeast Fourth Avenue and Northeast Third Avenue. A lawsuit by a neighboring business may stop the effort.
OBITUARIES Jan. 29
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Doris Evelyn Batie, Leopoldo M. Mendoza, Carolyn Betts, Gary Lair, Wyatt G. Adkins
COMMUNITY NEWS Jan. 29
Vintage cars shine in spotlight at annual Four Rivers showcase
The car show at the Four Rivers Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, brought local car enthusiasts to Ontario.
EMPLOYMENT Jan. 29
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Ditchrider, Temporary LRC aide, Mechanic, CDL Drivers
PHOTO GALLERY Jan. 29
PHOTOS: At Ontario's Aiken Elementary, learning to strum the ukulele is part of the curriculum
Kindergarteners in Susie Lott's music class at Aiken Elementary School in Ontario are learning chords on the ukulele. The skill can later be adapted for other stringed instruments like the guitar.
PUBLIC NOTICES Jan. 29
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Barbara Asumendi, Storage Auction,Trustee's Notice of Sale
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 29
Vale’s Colton Kesey signs to play for EOU
Vale senior Colton Kesey signed a letter of intent to play football for Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. He’s already preparing for the jump from high school-level play to college.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Jan. 28
Theft suspect wanted for violating terms of release
Joshua B. Christoffersen, the hard-to-catch suspect of a botched burglary near Harper on New Year's Eve, is on the run. He violated the terms of his release and failed to appear in court for arraignment Tuesday afternoon.
YOUR COMMUNITY Jan. 28
MALHEUR MOVERS: Vale woman opens heart, home to children
About 16 years ago, Bennett and her husband, Eric, who is the president of the Vale Food Pantry, began fostering children when they lived in Orlando, Florida.