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MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 29
Ontario nonprofit secures grant to help homeless
The $50,000 subsidy enables the Origins Faith Community Outreach Initiative to marry those in need with medical and mental health services. The nonprofit recently hired a peer support specialist to help bridge the gap between the homeless and key services.
VALE Apr. 28
VALE NEWS: Flowers bloom, royalty reigns at prom
Signs of spring abound in Vale as a local nursery opens and Vale High School selects its prom queen and king.
FreeOREGON POLITICS Apr. 28
Candidates for Oregon governor tackle state issues in unique Q&A
Issues from crime and safety to climate change to education were put to every candidate running for governor in Oregon. Here's how they responded in a statewide media collaboration in which Malheur Enterprise participated.
TREASURE VALLEY RELOAD CENTER Apr. 28
Reload center stripped down but millions still needed to finish, officials report
Project leaders supervising construction of Treasure Valley Reload Center say they can cut $5 million from costs but still need millions more to finish the work.
COMMENTARY Apr. 28
EDITORIAL: It’s time for new, active leadership for Malheur County
EDITORIAL: Voters should use their opportunity in the May 17 election to make changes in Malheur County Court, voting in Tom Vialpando and Jim Mendiola.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Apr. 27
DA orders Malheur County to release records about reload project cost overruns
Malheur County District Attorney Dave Goldthorpe last Friday ordered managers of the Treasure Valley Reload Center to turn over records sought by the Enterprise about the escalating cost of the project.
NYSSA NEWS Apr. 27
Nyssa green thumbs get ready for flower sale on May 2
Nyssa High School's popular annual flower basket sale is set for May 2, starting at 7 a.m. Columnist Susan Barton has the details, plus more about happenings in Nyssa.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 27
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District Budget Committee Meeting, Estate of Sandra Isbell, Notice of Budget Committee Meeting, Notice of Budget Hearing
OBITUARIES Apr. 27
OBITUARY: Roger Kenji Nakashima
Roger Kenji was born to Harry and Jessie (Iwatsuki) Nakashima on March 2, 1950. Growing up in Nyssa, Roger attended his first branding at age 6, which began his lifelong love of all things cowboy. Throughout his childhood and teenage years, Roger’s work ethic was forged in the fields of the Nyssa, Vale, and Ontario area.
COMMENTARY Apr. 27
LETTER: Reader finds Smith's tenure at reload center helm disappointing
In a letter to the editor, Nyssa resident Mike Walker questions whether Malheur County can continue to trust the project manager for the Treasure Valley Reload Center.
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 27
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include: High School Principal, K-12 ESOL Teacher, 2nd Grade Teacher
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Apr. 27
Ballots en route to voters will determine fate of key county offices
Malheur County voters will weigh in on state primary races for governor and other candidates, but they also will cast votes on two key county positions: county judge and county commissioner. Ballots are in the mail this week to voters for the May 17 election.
COMMENTARY Apr. 27
LETTER: Greg Smith writes to offer context for cost overruns
In a letter to the editor, Malheur County's economic development director discusses contextualization and budget strategy as it relates to escalating costs for the Treasure Valley Reload Center.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Apr. 27
ELECTION 2022: Meet the candidates for Malheur County Court
Malheur County voters will decide two key contested races – for county judge and county commissioner – in the May 17 election. As ballots go out, here's a look at how the candidates stand on an array of issues.
VALE Apr. 27
Vale museum gets ready for spring opening with cleanup party
Preparing for museum season, Rinehart Stone House Museum is seeking volunteers to spruce up the property on Saturday. The project comes as organizers also work to apply for a state grant to repair the stone masonry on the historic structure.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 26
Ontario youth clinches top statewide honor
Omar Vera was recently named as Oregon's Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. Now Vera will journey to Los Angeles California for a regional competition in May. If he wins in California, he will be eligible for the National Youth of the Year competition in October.
MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE Apr. 26
Governor declares drought relief for Malheur County
Deschutes, Grant, Lake counties also received approval for their own drought declarations. Gov. Brown's executive order will furnish each county with state resources as the water outlook across Oregon continues to be a dismal one.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Apr. 26
Rail board cites needs vs 'wants' as costs escalate for Nyssa onion shipping center
The board overseeing the Treasure Valley Reload Center issued a statement last week, acknowledging rising costs but likening the situation to the balancing act faced by families with their own budgets.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Apr. 25
PHOTO GALLERY: Officials, residents say farewell to Ontario City Manager Adam Brown
A good-sized crowd showed up at Ontario City Hall April 20 for a farewell party for Brown. Brown is now the city manager for the city of Keizer, adjacent to Salem.

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