EDUCATION Feb. 14
Former Nyssa resident named national superintendent of the year
Gustavo Balderas, a Nyssa native who graduated from TVCC, was named national superintendent of the year. Balderas leads the Eugene School District.
NYSSA NEWS Feb. 14
NYSSA NEWS: Nyssa Church welcomes new pastor
New to both Nyssa Church of the Nazarene and the Nyssa community is Pastor Steve Wilson.
YOUR COMMUNITY Feb. 14
Tai chi classes on tap in Ontario for age 60-up
Free tai chi classes for seniors kick off Feb. 24 at the Malheur Council on Aging. Tai chi is a gentle form of martial art; the classes at the council will focus on fall prevention.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 13
Lady Vikings batter Umatilla
Against Umatilla, defense and a disciplined and balanced offensive attack paid dividends for the Vikings. They staked out an early 14-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.
YOUR COMMUNITY Feb. 13
Basques ready to dance and dine at annual community celebration in Ontario
Now in its 73rd year, the annual Ontario Basque Charity Dinner and Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 29, at Four Rivers Cultural Center. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $25. This year will feature the Boise-based Kalimotxo Cowboys as live entertainment.
OREGON LEGISLATURE Feb. 13
New amendments to cap and trade bill borrow from Republicans, Timber Unity
Democrats late Wednesday released another set of revisions to their legislation to control greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon that would delay impacts for rural Oregon and require state government to study its own impact on emissions. Sen. Lynn Findley of Vale sees one of his proposals added.
COMMENTARY Feb. 13
Time to learn, share ideas at our Town Hall on Homeless
The Enterprise will host a a public Town Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Ontario. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Four Rivers Cultural Center and is free, featuring local experts and discussions about solutions.
ONTARIO Feb. 13
Tiny homes for Ontario clear hurdle
Last week a judge rejected a request for an order to halt the homeless project in northeast Ontario. The tiny home project will go ahead under current plans to begin placing the structures at the site.
OREGON GOVERNMENT Feb. 12
Bill giving Oregon public records advocate independence heads to vote
SB 1506 removes the governor’s authority to hire and fire the public records advocate and gives that responsibility to the Public Records Advisory Council.
OBITUARIES Feb. 12
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Joyce McGlochlin Morcom,Edwin J. Guerricagoitia,Clarence Ralston Hunt, Waltraud Butler, Sharon Shuster, Timothy Walter Bell, Duane Youngberg, Lloyd Alan Wooden
YOUR COMMUNITY Feb. 12
Malheur County Cultural Trust grant deadline coming up
The deadline to apply for a Malheur Couny Cultural Trust grant is Saturday, Feb. 22.
Last year, grants went to local organizations for a range of projects and activities, and to help plan, organize and advertise cultural events
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 12
Bulldogs rack up decisive wins
Jeremy Chamberlain, Nyssa girls head coach, said he expects his team to finish no worse than third in its league, the 2A-6 Eastern Oregon League.
JORDAN VALLEY Feb. 12
In Jordan Valley, partners build community center
The collaborative effort aims to build an 8,400 square-foot assembly hall in Jordan Valley. Plans now call for the community to raise $50,000.
PUBLIC HEALTH Feb. 12
Coronavirus? Health officials see far bigger risk in flu
The Oregon Public Health Division reported 842 positive tests for Influenza A and Influenza B statewide the week ending Feb. 7. According to the CDC, about 8% of the U.S. population becomes ill from flu each season.
EMPLOYMENT Feb. 12
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available includes Equipment Operator, Production Worker, Mechanic, GIS Instructor, Ranch Working
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 12
Vikings run out of steam against Umatilla
Vale (4-4) started strong against Umatilla, taking a 10-2 lead midway through the first frame but Umatilla called a timeout and then rallied on offense and defense to push ahead 20-10 at the end of the stanza.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Feb. 12
Vale's Starlite Café set to reopen
The restaurant at 152 Clark St. N. in Vale has remained closed since late November. The building briefly housed the Diamond Back Grill, but when it reopens this week it will be back as the Starlite Café.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Feb. 12
Walker challenges Wolfe for Malheur County sheriff's seat
Casey Walker and Brian Wolfe are gearing up to start their campaigns for the county’s top law enforcement slot. The deadline to file to run for the position is March 10.
PUBLIC NOTICES Feb. 12
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Barbara Asumendi, Public Hearing, Notice of Sale
Oregon Legislature Feb. 11
Bill would put more state troopers on Oregon's highways
Despite its hefty cost, legislation to add patrol troopers has broad support among lawmakers and groups representing law enforcement.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT Feb. 11
Brown announces ‘historic’ agreement between timber industry, environmentalists
The groups have agreed to drop litigation and work on changes to the Oregon Forest Practices Act, like notifying residents about aerial spraying and creating a conservation plan for private timberland.