FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jul. 11
As Covid spreads, Malheur County prepares to limit local gatherings - inside and outside
In the clearest indication yet that Covid is fast spreading, Malheur County authorities prepared to sharply reduce the number of people who can attend gatherings. The new order, expected to be invoked on Wednesday, would limit everything from weddings to private rodeos.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jul. 10
Malheur County reports second death tied to Covid; case surge continues
The Malheur County Health Department said a local woman who tested positive for Covid has died. The county has reported more than 50 new instances of Covid cases in just two days.
YOUR COMMUNITY Jul. 10
PHOTOS: Thunderegg Days draw people from across the Malheur County to Nyssa
The Nyssa Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 55th annual Thunderegg Days with collaboration of the Environmental Health Department. Check out the photos from the activities on Thursday, as the festival opened.
CONDADO DE MALHEUR Y CORONAVIRUS Jul. 10
En español: VIDEO – ¿Por qué lleva una máscara?
El Enterprise salió a la calle para preguntarle a la gente en Ontario por qué eligen llevar la máscara.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Jul. 10
Three accused in Nyssa-area murder from June
MURDER ARREST: Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney, announced Friday that two men and one woman from Ontario have been charged in connection with the June killing of Salvador Bahena Reyna, 39. He was found dead June 19 in a home on Clark Avenue between Ontario and Nyssa.
BUSINESS NEWS Jul. 10
Enterprise publisher picked for national honor for career work in journalism
The Society of Professional Journalists recently named Les Zaitz, publisher and editor of the Malheur Enterprise, a society fellow - its highest national honor. Zaitz has been a journalist in Oregon for more than 45 years.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Jul. 10
Rodriguez, Ontario city councilor, has new contacts with police over disputes, records show
Freddy Rodriguez, an Ontario city councilor, was the subject of five police reports in recent weeks by the Malheur County Sheriff's Office and the Ontario Police Department, including instances in which he was a suspect. Rodriguez is now contesting a restraining order obtained by a former girlfriend who said she feared him.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Jul. 9
Malheur commissioners add $25,000 in spending to do PR work
The Malheur County Court tucked $25,000 in new spending into the county's new budget to use for public and media relations. County officials say there is no document explaining the need for the work.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Jul. 9
Black Lives Matter Ontario works with city on ensuring ethnically representative directional signs
The city of Ontario is working with Black Lives Matter on mosaics for its new directional signs, which will represent different ethnicities that make up the community, to make sure they are accurate and appropriate.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jul. 9
Nyssa child education facility linked to five Covid cases
Despite taking precautions, a Nyssa summer education facility has been linked to five cases of the coronavirus. The center is now closed while total cases across Malheur County continue to climb.
OBITUARIES Jul. 8
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Tracy Martindale, Carl Elbert Kochsmeier, Jose Islas Rodriguez, Keith L. McGehee, William M. Toombs Jr., Melvin R. Benzon, Susan Marie Jones, Dari S. Smith, Robert A. Naillon
PUBLIC NOTICES Jul. 8
Publications from local governments, private parties
Asbestos Management and Safety Data Sheets, Estate of Richard Valencia Martinez, Estate of Romaigne Yost, Estate of Keith L. Meacham
LOCAL SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM Jul. 8
Oversight: Other cities provide insights for Ontario on how to do police oversight
While police department citizen oversight committees in Oregon are scarce in number, they have come up as a viable option to prevent police brutality in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests across the country.
EMPLOYMENT Jul. 8
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include ESL Coordinator/Lead Instructor, Mail route, Ranch Worker
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Jul. 8
Local restaurant steps up to sustain Meals on Wheels program
Reva Kirby, owner of Kirley’s Family Dining in Ontario agreed to help out Malheur Council on Aging and Community Services with the program after its regular vendor, Snake River Correctional Institution, dropped out because of the Covid epidemic.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jul. 8
VIDEO: What good is a mask? Malheur County experts explain
VIDEO: Face coverings are required in certain places. In this video, local medical experts discuss why masks are vital to slowing the spread of Covid and how to use them properly. Health authorities say the masks are crucial to getting fast-spreading Covid under control in the community.
COMMUNITY Jul. 7
PHOTOS: Families together, enjoying and reflecting on a different 4th of July
As other options to celebrate Independence Day aren't available due to the pandemic, some families have gathered at Lake Owyhee as a break from tradition.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Jul. 7
Nyssa to host Covid testing site Wednesday
The site, sponsored by the Malheur County Health Department, will open at 10 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
YOUR GOVERNMENT Jul. 7
Malheur County criminal cases may be reworked due to U.S. Supreme Court ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in April that non-unanimous jury verdicts in criminal felony cases were unconstitutional. As a result, several cases that were convicted by split verdicts in Malheur County may be remanded for a new trial.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Jul. 7
As Covid spreads, Malheur County task force recommends again limiting some local gatherings
The shift is in response to a growing number of Covid cases locally. The task force - which consists county and health department personnel – is scheduled to submit its recommendation to the county court Wednesday.
YOUR COMMUNITY Jul. 6
Missoula Children's Theatre annual performance canceled due to Covid
The Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum canceled this year's Missoula Children's Theatre Camp's performance of "Cinderella" due to the spread of Covid in Malheur County.