A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on March 8 faults the Vale Oregon Irrigation District in the 2021 death of Johnathan Harrison in a worksite rollover wreck.
Author: Les Zaitz – Malheur Enterprise
A ‘pivot’ for Nyssa reload project: Court asking legislators for $8.5 million to finish the job
Malheur County officials are taking the leading in asking the state for more money to finish the Treasure Valley Reload Center. The timing of resuming construction at the Nyssa site depends on when money can flow.
Federal bill will boost projects for TVCC, food hub, irrigation district in Malheur County
Congress is expected to approve a budget bill that send millions of dollars to efforts in Malheur County. Funding includes allocations to help construct a new nursing school building at TVCC, create a community food hub, and jumpstart a key irrigation project.
State eyes ways to restart migrant ed enrollment in Nyssa
Department of Education officials say restarting Nyssa’s migrant education program is a matter of urgency, as the investigation into improper enrollments continues.
Malheur County gets surprise from feds: $12 million over two years
The American Rescue Plan holds an unexpected gift for Malheur County – $6 million this year, and the same amount next year. Officials now are looking at ways to target the money.
Albisu files federal lawsuit alleging discrimination by Ontario board members
Superintendent Nikki Albisu, in a federal lawsuit, alleges gender discrimination and harassment by some members of the Ontario School Board.
Region honor goes to Nyssa teacher who makes science fun
Ken Dickey worries that teachers aren’t getting the support they need for their challenging work. The former Nyssa science teacher has been named Regional Teacher of the Year.
Despite officials’ claims, lottery bonds aren’t sole money source for Nyssa reload project
NYSSA – Treasure Valley Reload Center officials over the past month have claimed – incorrectly – that no taxpayer money will be used to pay for the multimillion-dollar project. They have insisted the project will be funded solely through the state’s sale of Oregon Lottery bonds, which are repaid by[Read More…]
Vale history buff honored as a state ‘standout’ volunteer
VALE – Bob Butler is curious about the past. He loves hearing accounts of olden-day Vale and has his own stories to share from a lifetime in the community. And he’s doing what he can to preserve that history. His work recently earned him state designation as a “Standout Heritage[Read More…]
Project leaders report to state that Nyssa rail center will be done by August
The team managing the Treasure Valley Reload Center reported to state officials on Wednesday, June 1, that they still expect to finish the rail shipping center by the end of August. In the required monthly report to the Oregon Department of Transportation, project officials listed the date for “project complete”[Read More…]