FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 21
State attorneys urge Oregon Supreme Court to keep Kristof off ballot
As he awaits court decision, Nick Kristof continues campaigning and raising money in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Oregon governor.
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION Jan. 20
Educator of the Year in Ontario shares passion for science with students
Cindy Feibert's career has taken her to the wilds of Brazil and college classrooms in Idaho and Oregon. Her passion for science education has earned her the Educator of the Year Award from the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 20
Records detail disputes, acrimony at top levels of Ontario School District
Newly released public records track long-standing disputes between school board members and Superintendent Nikki Albisu, who has taken her claims of discrimination to the state labor department. The records were obtained through a lawsuit filed by the Enterprise.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Jan. 19
Obituary: Bruce Allen Bond
Bruce Allen Bond, 69, of Vale, went home to meet Jesus on Dec. 30, 2021. A family graveside service was held Jan. 5. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Vale Christian Church.
EMPLOYMENT Jan. 19
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include: Maintenance Mechanic I, Inventory Coordinator, Mechanic- Load and Haul, CDL Driver.
OREGON POLITICS Jan. 19
Pierce seeks to concentrate on public safety, education and homelessness as candidate for governor
A Salem doctor, Bud Pierce visited Ontario Jan. 12 to introduce voters to his platform. Pierce said he wants to create a working group to focus on issues impacting the eastern side of the state.
PUBLIC NOTICES Jan. 19
Publications from local governments, private parties
Malheur County Local Work Group meeting announcement, Estate of Donita L. Olsen, Human Services Transportation Plan, Estate of Billie Rae Wright-Signer, Summons.
VALE Jan. 19
Skerjanec closes the door on long, and rewarding, law career
An Adrian native, Carol Skerjanec retired Jan. 1, after three decades of service to the local community as an attorney.
OREGON NEWS Jan. 19
Bentz says 2020 presidential election was bought, not stolen
Speaking in La Grande on the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, the Republican Congressman said Democrats were blowing the event out of proportion to divert attention from inflation and other issues.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Jan. 18
County board awards millions by private email votes, not public meetings
WATCHDOG: The actions by the Malheur County Development Corp. in approving more than $6 million in contracts may have violated Oregon law. Board members wouldn't respond to questions about the unusual process and Malheur County Judge Dan Joyce declined to address the matter.
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 17
Oregonians invited to ‘Let’s Talk’ session to share what they want from an Oregon governor
The Malheur Enterprise will be a host of a unique event as Oregon Capital Chronicle, Rural Development Initiatives and the Agora Journalism Center are leading regional virtual sessions to hear from Oregonians.
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 17
Running for governor, Kristof defends residency claim to Oregon Supreme Court
Gubernatorial candidate Nick Kristof submitted a filing Friday to the Oregon Supreme Court, reasserting his contention that Oregon has been his home for the required time. State attorneys this week are expected to present Secretary of State Shemia Fagan’s case to bar him from the ballot.