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FreeMALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jul. 3
What to do? You have plenty of options Saturday around Malheur County
The temperature again will climb over 100 on Saturday, but that shouldn't stop you from having some fun today. Swimming, a dog show, and more rodeo - all on the calendar.
FreeVALE RODEO Jul. 2
PHOTOS: The Vale 4th of July Rodeo kicks off to a rainy start
The Vale 4th of July Rodeo made a grand return after a year off due to Covid. Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ages competed in various events and geared up for the exciting weekend to come.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Jul. 2
Lawmakers OK Malheur County bills to open up more housing and retain local jobs
Senate Bill 16 may clear the way to build modest-sized homes on low-grade farmland while House Bill 2026 will require government employers to give preference to local residents seeking employment.
VALE RODEO WEEK Jul. 2
Meet Taylor & Tequila: Rodeo partners against the odds
Ontario's Raelee Taylor, who competes in the barrels, loves the rodeo life and community. As Vale's 4th of July Rodeo nears, she talks about her horse Tequila, their unlikely path to competition, and her goal for the future.
VALE 4th OF JULY RODEO Jul. 2
Rodeo royal navigates unusual, challenging but satisfying reign
The Covid pandemic stymied portions of Tara Ryan's tenure as the Vale 4th of July Rodeo Queen. Yet Ryan said her experience representing the local rodeo was a good one overall.
ONTARIO GOVERNMENT Jul. 1
One-fourth of ballots turned in as Tuesday deadline approaches for Rodriguez recall election
The deadline for voters to turn in ballots for the special election to recall Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez is 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6. Ontario city voters need to deliver their ballots now to a ballot box because mailed ballots now won't reach the Malheur County Clerk's Office in time.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jul. 1
Summer crew arrives to boost Enterprise news coverage
Reporters, multimedia specialists will expand paper's footprint in Malheur County and add a greater degree of flexibility to search out stories that matter to readers.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jul. 1
HEAT WAVE: Understanding how heat affects the body
Hot and dry summers are a normal occurrence for eastern Oregon, but the weekly forecast is calling for several 100 degree plus days. It is important to understand what heat does to the body and how to avoid a heat related illness.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jul. 1
Adrian readies for Fourth of July celebration
The town will mark the nation's birthday July 3 with a host of different events, including a parade, duck race and barbecue.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 30
HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Sizzling temps roast Malheur County
Community events have adjusted to the persisting heat wave, with predicted highs up to 106 this week.
NATURAL RESOURCES Jun. 30
Increased fire restrictions, Red Flag Warning both go into effect Thursday.
A countywide burn ban and expanded fire restrictions on public lands will both be implemented July 1. A Red Flag Warning will also go into effect Thursday at 2 p.m.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 30
Vale man injured after pickup crashes through fence at West Cedar Road home
Sheriff's deputies arrested Nathan Lewis, 40, Vale, after he drove his Ford Ranger pickup through a fence and front yard of the home of Roy and Judith Obermeier June 27.
HOUSING Jun. 30
Ontario city council declines to endorse Euvalcree shelter proposal, dooming the project
Without a key letter of support from the Ontario City Council, the $3.5 million project is called off. Council made its decision following a public hearing last Friday during which the project failed to amass sufficient support.
COMMUNITY Jun. 30
NYSSA NEWS: Yard sale next week at senior center
The Nyssa senior center is resuming normal activities after the pandemic break, with a big yard sale on tap for July 8-10
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Jun. 30
WATCHDOG: Clean up or pay up: Ontario property owners owe nearly $1 million in fines
WATCHDOG: Ontario's code enforcement system has allowed for high fines to be levied through daily civil penalties. Officers say it's necessary to clean Ontario up.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jun. 30
Vale's top dogs to be crowned during 7th annual Vale Dog Show on Saturday
The event will return to Wadleigh Park where dogs will compete for categories such as best trick and best costume. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and entries are accepted the day of.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 30
HEAT WAVE: Outdoor workers in Malheur County adjust to dangerous heat
Over 38% of employees in Malheur County work outdoors or in warehouses that will be especially at risk during the heat wave, which will have multiple days in a row over 100 degrees.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 29
HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Lower temps expected than previously predicted but still extremely hot
The National Weather Service in Boise maintains excessive heat warning through Saturday evening with the forecast calling for temperatures above 100 through the end of the week
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 29
PHOTOS: From pools to parks, Malheur County turns to water for relief
In the heat surpassing 100 degrees over the weekend, citizens flocked to water spots across Malheur County in efforts to cool off and enjoy the summer.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 29
Where to beat the heat with a dip in the water
Malheur County has ample swimming options, from the Vale Pool to Ontario Splash Park to the more natural waterfronts at Bully Creek and Snake River. Here's what you need to know about where to go to stay cool.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jun. 29
Nyssa girls basketball edges out Santiam Christian to take third in state championships
The Bulldogs defeated the Eagles on a pair of last second free throws to take third place in the 3A state championships on Friday.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 28
HEAT WAVE: Nyssa vet advises keeping those pet paws off the pavement
Pets need as much care during the heat wave as humans. Here's how you can ensure your pet's safety while still making sure they get the activity they need.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 28
HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Monday afternoon update from forecasters
The heat wave will continue through the Fourth of July weekend, with temperatures reaching highs over 100 degrees every day.
MALHEUR COUNTY Jun. 28
Voters approved border blueprint but what's next remains to be seen
The measure, passed by voters in May, doesn't move the border line. What it does do is require the Malheur County Court to convene three times a year to discuss the issue.
EDUCATION Jun. 28
Ontario class teaches students to draw blood
The class, part of Ontario's certified nursing assistant program, certified four students as phlebotomists.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 28
HEAT WAVE FORECAST: Monday forecast eases highs just a touch - but still over 100 all week.
The National Weather Service is continuing its "excessive heat warning" through Saturday night but no records expected to be set.

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