FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 26
HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Saturday afternoon update from forecasters
Temperatures in the Ontario area will be over 100 every day for at least the next week, according to the National Weather Service. Watch the Enterprise for daily updates.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 26
HEAT WAVE: Fans, misters can help make home a bit more comfortable
Local hardware stores are awaiting new shipments to keep customers stocked with fans and other devices to deal with the hot weather.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 25
HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Potentially historic heat to smother Malheur County
UPDATED: Tuesday the temperature is expected to top out at 108 with a low of 75. The Tuesday temperature will break a previous record of 106 set in 2015.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 25
Ceremony at cultural center highlights sacrifice, courage of Japanese Americans in World War II
The focus of the event was the 442nd Regimental Combat Team's performance in Europe and the unveiling of the “Go for Broke” commemorative postage stamp that notes the experience of Japanese American service members.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jun. 25
Enterprise sues Ontario School Board for records leading to censures
Following a series of denied public records requests, the Malheur Enterprise has filed a lawsuit against the Ontario School Board with the goal of getting documents related to the investigations into board member Eric Evans and former board member Derrick Draper.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 25
HEAT WAVE: Scorching temps are rolling into the Treasure Valley
The forecast paints a sweltering picture for at least the next few days. Officials urge residents to be cautious and never underestimate the potential risk from high temperatures.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 25
HEAT WAVE: Enterprise arranges free access to Splash Park, Vale pool
UPDATED: The admission fees will be waived next week to allow families a chance to cool off as temperatures reach 100 or more for several days. The Malheur Enterprise is sponsoring some of the free days.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Jun. 25
Ontario council seeks power to hire department heads
The move would change the form of government in Ontario, concentrating power with the mayor and council rather than with the city manager.
FreeEN ESPAÑOL Jun. 24
LA OLA DE CALOR: El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología lanza recomendaciones para las altas temperaturas
Las temperaturas este fin de semana se acercarán al record para estas fechas, que no habían alcanzado este nivel desde el 1973.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 24
HEAT WAVE: Temperatures will begin to ramp up this weekend, approaching records
The temperature in Ontario hit 100 on Thursday and will come close to that on Friday before a string of 100-degree days takes hold. Authorities are warning people to take extra precautions for what could be record-setting heat.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Jun. 24
OBITUARY: Claudia Kay Montague Widmer
Claudia Kay Montague Widmer, 72, cherished wife, mother, Nana and friend died at her home in Ontario, Oregon, on June 13, 2021 after a short battle with metastatic breast cancer and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. (Submitted Information)
COMMENTARY Jun. 24
FROM THE EDITOR: We press public officials, but with an aim for fairness, accuracy
COMMENTARY: The pursuit of facts for readers can irritate public officials, especially those who aren't accustomed to being questioned. At the Malheur Enterprise, the work of our journalists is guided by principles shared publicly.
COVID Jun. 24
Health department aims to boost Latino Covid vaccinations
The Malheur County Health Department submitted an equity plan to address ongoing disparities between vaccination rates in the white population and communities of color, as part of meeting the requirements to make Malheur County eligible for lifted Covid restrictions and extra state funding.
VALE 4TH OF JULY Jun. 24
Vale rodeo grand marshals 'go the extra mile' for the community
Gail and Connie Bateman have lived in Vale for 55 years and have been honored as the grand marshal couple for the upcoming Vale 4th of July Rodeo.
FreeHOUSING Jun. 23
Euvalcree to hold public hearing on shelter initiative Friday, June 25
The subject of the hearing is a $3.5 million shelter funded by the state of Oregon. It will be held at Four Rivers Cultural Center on June 25, with doors opening at 4:30 p.m.
VALE RODEO Jun. 23
Oregon Trail Days returns in Vale
The popular festival will include four full days of activities from July 1 through July 4.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY Jun. 23
Colorado man pleads guilty to 2019 federal hate crime committed against Black Ontario resident
Nolan Strauss pleaded guilty on June 17, 2021 at the Eugene Federal Courthouse for an unprovoked, racially motivated against a random Ontario man.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFE Jun. 23
PHOTOS: Good times at the 75th Nyssa Nite Rodeo
Hundreds of people attended the Nyssa Nite Rodeo last weekend for two nights of back-to-back rodeo entertainment.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jun. 23
Vaccination rate continues to lag even as the Covid infection endures
The virus isn't vanquished and remains a persistent threat to area residents. While cases are down from their peak more than six months ago, health officials believe the only way to stop it is through more vaccinations.
PUBLIC NOTICES Jun. 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
Summons, Ontario Recreation District
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 23
Munk named Nyssa's Citizen of the Year
Alesha Munk was recognized during the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce Honors Banquet for her efforts in helping students and parents adapt to the virtual learning environment in 2021.
EMPLOYMENT Jun. 23
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include City of Vale, Executive Director and Marketing and Development Director, Ranch Help
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jun. 23
Feds end funding for TVCC migrant ed program
Treasure Valley Community College's College Assistance Migrant Program was cut after five years despite good marks on its evaluations and significant improvement throughout the grant cycle. Administrators are now hoping to get a grant extension to be able to continue serving students.
OREGON POLITICS Jun. 22
Gun issue prompts recall try to remove Findley from Senate
Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, drew the ire of a Mount Vernon man and prompted the effort. Patrick Hales says Findley's stance on two bills - including one on new gun legislation - spurred his action.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFE Jun. 21
PHOTOS: Vale Boy Scouts 'fly in, boat back' for Owyhee service project
Snapshots from the air as the Vale Boy Scouts flew to Owyhee Reservoir State Airport, also known as Pelican Point, for a two-day service trip collecting trash and cleaning up the area.
NATURAL RESOURCES Jun. 21
UPDATE: Red Flag Warning in effect beginning noon Tuesday
The National Weather Service in Boise issued a Fire Weather Watch beginning 2 p.m. Tuesday as lightning and 50 mph wind gusts are expected to occur.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jun. 21
Boys playoff basketball returns for two Malheur County high schools
Vale and Adrian high schools will play their first round playoff games tonight, both matching up against undefeated teams.