GOVERNMENT Oct. 1
Oregon public records advocate resigns after conflict with board over independence
Becky Chiao stepped down from her post two months after her appointment by Gov. Kate Brown, leaving the state without a public records advocate for the second time in less than a year.
YOUR COMMUNITY Oct. 1
Murder, bigamy - historic trial in Vale had all the ingredients of classic film noir
New book paints a picture of a young local cowboy who just wanted to ride horses and go on round-ups but Gladys Broadhurst had other ideas. The beautiful, dark-haired femme fatale wanted her husband dead. After she seduced the cowboy she put her plan into motion.
COMMUNITY Sep. 30
Child welfare board need volunteers in Malheur County
The Citizen Review Board only has half the volunteers it needs to make sure wards of the state are taken care of. “The board is absolutely crucial to make sure kids don’t fall through the cracks, and to make sure they have what they need for their safety, health and welfare,” said a volunteer.
OBITUARIES Sep. 30
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Daniel James Armstrong, Glen Allen Schoeneman, Jerry Dale Phillips, Jerome B. “Joe” Light, Lindy Dean Dentinger, Jose Guadalupe De La Cruz, Issac M. Sanchez, Kenneth M. “Kenny” Fortin, Donald Fredrick Boyd, Glen Fredreiksen, Robert Delbert
ELECTION 2020 Sep. 30
City council candidates are off and running in Malheur County
City council candidates are competing for votes to decide how Vale, Nyssa and Ontario work. They will direct economic policy, decide public works and be stewards of your tax dollars. Meet them here.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Sep. 30
As new Covid cases remain steady the emphasis shifts to more testing
The local area, though, is still far away from the state-mandated benchmark of no more than 30 new Covid cases over a three-week period to fully open up schools, while the number of deaths linked to the malady continues to climb.
EMPLOYMENT Sep. 30
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Foreman, Recruiting Coordinator, Tower House Coffee shop, Car Cleaner, Lifeways, TOW TRUCK OPERATOR, Head Librarian, Math Lab Coordinator, Program Assistant, tvcrn, Geiser Grand Hotel, Hops distribution
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Sep. 30
Four Rivers Culture Center spearheads food box program to help Covid patients
The effort is part of a larger agenda where community-based organizations are mobilized to help local health departments respond to the pandemic.
YOUR COMMUNITY Sep. 30
Candlelight vigil to remember domestic violence victims slated
The event is Thursday, Oct. 1, at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. The vigil begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Hikaru Mizu Japanese Garden.
PUBLIC NOTICES Sep. 30
Publications from local governments, private parties
EPA, Statement of ownership
MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE Sep. 30
Onion harvest in Malheur County defies expectations
After the market bottomed out last spring, prospects for local producers and packers seemed bleak. Yet a series of unrelated factors conspired to allow the industry to bounce back. Onion prices are not great, but they are holding, even as the Covid pandemic continues to linger.
MALHEUR COUNTY HISTORY Sep. 28
Vale murals offer snapshots of Malheur County's history
Each of the 32 murals that appear throughout Vale tells a different story about Malheur County’s history and how its diverse community came to be.