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RURAL MALHEUR COUNTY Feb. 25
County Court OKs aid to Brogan for community center, park needs
Malheur County gave Brogan community organizers $2,000 to help with park maintenance and facility upgrades. Rick Simmons said he'll also prepare details on more needs for the county's budget committee.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Feb. 25
COMING UP: Spellers will show their stuff, and other activities on the local calendar
Nyssa Middle School is getting ready to host local spellers in the annual bee, back in person this year. Malheur County's calendar also includes pancakes, crafts and cultural programs.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Feb. 25
Ontario city manager sets his sights on new job in Keizer
Ontario City Manager Adam Brown accepted a tentative offer from the western Oregon city last week. Brown, who filled the top city post for more than five years, said he expects to step into his new job around mid-April.
FreeNATIONAL NEWS Feb. 24
Oregon’s Congressional leaders back sanctions on Russia, condemn attack on Ukraine
Oregonians are told to brace for economic impacts while Russians warn against any interference as Vladimir Putin presses ahead with his military invasion into Ukraine.
FreeSTATE NEWS Feb. 24
Oregon will end mask mandate March 19
Officials announced Thursday that Oregon's mask mandate will be lifted March 19, and the state of emergency comes to a close April 1. Gov. Kate Brown cautioned the change doesn't mean the pandemic is over.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 24
PHOTO GALLERY: Nyssa on the way to state with big district win over Burns
The game, played last week, was won in the final seconds. The victory punched Nyssa's ticket to a first-round playoff game against Clatskanie Saturday at 1 p.m.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Feb. 24
Ontario mayor, councilor find faults as they review city manager's performance
In a job performance review late last year and recently disclosed, three city councilors delivered high marks on Adam Brown but Mayor Riley Hill and councilor Ken Hart listed an array of perceived problems with the city manager's actions.
COMMUNITY Feb. 24
Pop-up dress sale starts Saturday, raising money for Nyssa High prom
Erin Sam, owner of the Silvern Vixen clothing business, had more fancy dresses than she needed. So she's putting the donated gowns in a pop-up sale to help the Nyssa High School prom and to help local families afford the traditional attire.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 23
Vikings boys varsity hoop squad takes undefeated season in stride
For the first time in decades the Vale High School boys varsity basketball team finished its season unbeaten but head coach Colby Shira believes his team wants to take a deep run into the state tournament.
EMPLOYMENT Feb. 23
They're hiring - local job openings
Postings include Reporter, Counselor/Behavior Specialist, Janitorial Services, & Farmhand.
PUBLIC NOTICES Feb. 23
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Donita L. Olsen & Ironside Road District Notice of Supplemental Budget Hearing
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Feb. 23
Munoz strives for the American dream with purchase of longtime Nyssa lumber business
An Adrian native, Juan Munoz took over Stunz Lumber Company in August. Munoz said he always dreamed of owning his own business and believes customer service is the key to success.
OBITUARIES Feb. 23
OBITUARY: Robert Raymond “Bob” Bradfield
Robert Raymond “Bob” Bradfield danced his way into the arms of the love of his life, Eleanor, as she came to help him home to heaven on Dec. 10, 2021, at Pioneer Place Assisted Living.
ONTARIO Feb. 23
Former elected official asserts dismal political atmosphere prompted departure of Ontario city manager
Norm Crume served as an Ontario City Councilor for more than a decade and believes there was a concerted effort by some local lawmakers to force Adam Brown out of his position.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 22
District wrestling, basketball postseason contests highlight weekend prep sports action
District tournaments for wrestling were held in Adrian and Nyssa while the Nyssa girls varsity and Vale boys varsity hoop squads advance into state playoffs.
FreeAROUND OREGON Feb. 22
Legislative plans could repair roads in rural Oregon, promote energy efficiency, help the homeless
The Democratic majority has identified seven priorities and brought Republicans to the table to spend $100 million in rural Oregon.
FreeCOMMENTARY Feb. 22
COMMENTARY: Enterprise launches fund drive for annual summer journalism internship program
For the sixth year, the Malheur Enterprise will bring in talented journalists from across the country to participate in its summer internship program. Community support to cover costs continues to be essential to give young journalists a Malheur County experience.
PUBLIC SAFETY Feb. 22
UPDATE: Westbound freeway opens hours earlier than officials expected
State officials announced at about 7 a.m. Tuesday that Interstate 84 going west was now open while they continue clearing the remnants of a string of collisions about 20 miles east of Pendleton. The best route in the meantime is U.S. 20, through Vale.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Feb. 21
City Manager Adam Brown confirms he will take top post in Keizer
Adam Brown has spent nearly six years as Ontario city manager and said he will move into the Keizer slot in mid-April
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFE Feb. 21
PHOTOS: A crowd in a buying mood shows up for Nakashima auction
The final auction for Snake River Auction was for the possessions of its founder and owner, Roger Nakashima. The auction was Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Malheur County Fairgrounds.

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