FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 14
New task force aims to untangle myths, assumptions as recycling realities change
With China closed off as recycling outlet and other changes in the recycling industry, Oregon puts a new task force to work on tightening laws and busting the myths.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Jan. 14
State, federal and local officials delve into mystery of missing chemical containers at Ontario Municipal Airport
Plastic jugs containing hazardous chemicals vanished from a containment structure in December. The jugs were discovered at the former operation site of Beck’s Spray Services Inc.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jan. 13
Retirement party set for longtime local attorneys
The public can swing by the Vale Senior Center between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday to wish Carol Skerjanec and Larry Sullivan happy retirement.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jan. 13
Vale resident steps into top position at the Malheur County Fairgrounds
Dawnita Haueter said she believes in the transformational power of the fair for youth. She stepped into her new role at the first of the month and said she is looking forward to her new challenge.
AROUND OREGON Jan. 13
State Rep. Mark Owens eyes ag overtime bill as short session nears
The Crane Republican worries that a proposal to pay overtime wages to farm workers will crop up again in the Oregon Legislature when it convenes Feb. 1. He says farmers are operating on thin profit margins as it is in his district, which includes Malheur County.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jan. 13
Omicron most likely driving recent spike in Malheur County
The county is up against yet another surge of the virus, compelling state and local public health officials to develop new methods to confront the infection.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 13
Vikings set sights on success as regular season kicks off
The Vale High School varsity basketball team finished its December schedule with a solid record but now must negotiate through the tough Eastern Oregon League regular season.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Jan. 12
BUSINESS BEAT: New shop in Ontario puts icing on the cake
Lisa Mathews is tapping her talent for sweets – cupcakes, cookies, cakes – in her new venture, Dessert by Design.
PUBLIC NOTICES Jan. 12
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Billie Rae Wright-Signer, Summons, Human Services Transportation Plan,
EMPLOYMENT Jan. 12
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Instructional Assistant, Bus Driver, Food Service Assistant
MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE Jan. 12
Spring, summer climate swings batter Malheur County's onion harvest
Summer high temperatures stymied onion growth that produced lower yields, hitting the local onion industry hard.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Jan. 12
OBITUARY: Linda Michelle Lewman Wilcox
Linda passed away December 18, 2021 at her home in the Willow Creek area of Vale, Oregon. She was born February 2, 1970 in Caldwell, Idaho. Her biological parents were Brenda Lewman Olsen and Larry Wayne Maples. Linda was raised by Balie and Zilliah Lewman (Mom and Dad) from the Parma, Idaho area. (Submitted Info)
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 12
DEQ fines Port of Morrow $1.3 million for ‘reckless’ pumping of nitrate-laced water on farms
High levels of nitrates are particularly harmful for pregnant women and babies, causing a serious health condition caused by a lack of oxygen.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 12
Ontario leaders float plan to help local kids save for further education
Council President Ken Hart, Mayor Riley Hill and Ontario School Board chair Tom Greco propose that the city invest some of its marijuana tax money in a fund to help local children afford college or other post high school training.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Jan. 11
County Court mulls questions, finds few answers in Idaho border meeting
In a Malheur County Court meeting, people raise questions about the proposal to move some Oregon counties into Idaho, and what's next.
FreeSTATE NEWS Jan. 10
Tested by one round, Oregon National Guard deploys for second tour in hospitals
The historic mobilization last fall put Guardsmen who normally drive tanks and fix aircraft into duty with patient care.