PHOTO GALLERY May. 28
Project DOVE car show proves to be a big hit
As part of the local organization's unveiling of its Purple Ribbon Partner Project last Saturday, a dozen vintage cars were on hand at the parking lot next to the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Ontario.
EDUCATION May. 28
Student leaders take reins in Vale
The new Associated Student Body leadership class said they were looking forward to the return to normalcy as the Covid pandemic winds down.
ONTARIO May. 28
Judge keeps restraining order in place against Rodriguez
An Ontario woman said she fears abuse by Freddy Rodriguez, Ontario city councilor, and asked for a year-long extension of an order that he stay away from her.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY May. 28
Former Fry Foods executive pleads guilty to wire and mail fraud and money laundering
Doug Wold ran several schemes against his former employer and used some of the money to buy a speedboat and trailer. Wold's sentencing hearing is scheduled for August.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY May. 28
Vale officials see potential development opportunities with short line railroad
Mayor Tom Vialpando believes several chunks of property along the line are in a prime position for development. Linking development with railroad access, he said, could be attractive to an outside - or local - business looking to expand.
STATE NEWS May. 27
AROUND OREGON: Oregon State Hospital situation ‘dire,’ National Guard asked to help staffing
The share of nursing staff on Covid-related leave at the state hospital in Salem has grown to an unprecedented 33%, prompting hospital administrators this week to seek help from Oregon Health Authority managers and the National Guard.
FreeEDITORIAL May. 27
EDITORIAL: Liberty to speak against government should not be suppressed in Malheur County
COMMENTARY: Government leaders need to reconsider using their power in Malheur County to shut up citizens who hold views they don't like.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY May. 27
Top officers of Vale Legion post stay focused on helping vets even as membership shrinks
Gino Silva and John Recla staff an often-lonely outpost for those who served the nation but both men - longtime Vale residents - said they enjoy helping out. They said, though, they'd like to see more people join the local organization.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS May. 27
Area high schools set in-person graduation dates
Some Covid adaptations will be necessary, but overall seniors will get to have their big day.
NATIONAL POLITICS May. 26
Bentz supports plan to investigate U.S. Capitol attacks
The Oregon congressman joined 34 fellow Republicans to vote yes on the proposal designed to create the commission but the plan still must gain approval in the U.S. Senate.
EMPLOYMENT May. 26
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Vale School District, Ranch help.
UPCOMING EVENTS May. 26
Jaripeo with Banda El Recodo at Malheur County Fairgrounds
The popular Sinaloan band has more than 70 years of history and will be making its first appearance in Ontario.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT May. 26
Rodriguez recall group turns in 502 signatures, keeps collecting more
The recall effort has until June 7 to come up with the requisite 494 signatures from Ontario voters in order to force an official statement from Rodriguez with either his resignation or his reasons for not resigning. If Rodriguez chooses not to resign, a special election must be held within 35 days.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY May. 26
OBITUARY: Deloris Mae Andersen
Deloris Mae Andersen, 85, passed away on May 19, 2021, in Ontario, Oregon. She was born in Tilden, Nebraska, on January 21, 1936, to Irvin and Clara Dahnke. (Submitted Information)
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT May. 26
Ontario changes would expand council's ability to remove president, city manager
A public hearing Thursday will discuss the Charter Review Committee's recommendations before they go before city council and finally are put before citizens to vote on this November.
PUBLIC NOTICES May. 26
Publications from local governments, private parties
City of Vale, Estate of DONALD M.B. VANDEWEGHE, Estate of CHARLES LEONARD WILLIAMS SR., Estate of SHERI DEE WEATHERBY, Jordan Valley School District, Arock School District, Juntrua School District.
YOUR COMMUNITY May. 26
Vale pool scheduled to open for the summer this weekend
Pool will be open Monday through Saturday throughout the summer. Gate prices this year are $4 for ages 3 and up and $3 for open swim. Lap Swim costs $3. Those age 2 and under get in for free.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY May. 25
County continues to lag behind most of the state in vaccinations
Malheur County recorded the second-worst rate in Oregon and while there is plenty of vaccine available, fewer people appear to be getting in line to be inoculated.
EDUCATION May. 24
Three TVCC students selected for All-Oregon Academic Team
The honor, bestowed on the best and brightest community college scholars, went to Hannah Berger, Maria Montes and Chase Wilcox.