In 1957 Malheur County residents were surprised by an epic flood. The flood triggered damage to building and homes but one local landmark appeared to have been spared damage – until recently.
Author: Pat Caldwell
State legislators will tour Malheur County to learn about rail center, gold mine
Malheur County’s economic issues will be the focus of a tour by state legislators scheduled for Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. The visit provides a meet-and-greet for local residents to meet the senators and representatives.
Malheur County Court sends psilocybin measure to voters in November
Voters in Malheur County will have a say about local production and sale of psilocybin, the so-called “magic mushrooms” component.
New Cairo Junction roundabout project slated for 2023
ONTARIO – The state Transportation Department will kick off a roundabout project at Cairo Junction next year in an effort to cut down on the number of serious crashes at the T-intersection.The high-speed intersection was the scene of 31 crashes between 2009 and 2018, including 15 serious wrecks and one[Read More…]
Big grants translate into big fun through summer learning for Adrian 2040 program
ADRIAN – The Adrian 2040 program has received more than $93,000 in grants to drive a series of educational programs aimed at youth.The nonprofit Adrian 2040, established in 2018, involves residents who want to craft a plan for what the community will look like in 20 years.The five top goals[Read More…]
Vale youth makes democracy work to pave the way for new bike racks
VALE – Ben Fife knows how to make government work for its citizens.The Vale 10-year-old recently noticed as he rode his bike around town there were no bike racks.That was a problem.Especially since he spends a lot of time behind the handlebars of his Crossfire BCA bike.After he brought the[Read More…]
Finding a way to belong: New Vale High School principal credits influence of middle school teacher as key to his success
VALE – The moment a person’s life trajectory changes often occurs nearly unnoticed, barely a whisper across the span of years.For Lucas Tackman, the new Vale High School principal, the shift in his life occurred after a tough time in Burns during elementary school and revolved around a middle school[Read More…]
County’s marketing material sends businesses to leaders no longer in office – and one who has died
VALE – The box of folders delivered to the Malheur County Court last month seemed to be just a bland set of documents transferred from the economic development department as its director, Greg Smith, closed up shop.The folders, crafted by the team managed by Smith, were designed to market Malheur[Read More…]
New ladder truck adds key weapon to Vale Fire Department’s arsenal
VALE – When Vale Fire Chief Jess Tolman arrived at the house fire on Glenn Street last February, he realized he was going to need to utilize all the resources of his department to snuff out the blaze.The fire, ignited in couch cushions, eventually destroyed the home and required more[Read More…]
Juntura duo compete at Washington rodeo
LONG BEACH, WASHINGTON – Nick Joyce claimed second place overall in the Saddle Bronc competition at the 75th Annual Long Beach Rodeo last weekend. Martin Joyce also competed in the saddle bronc event during the rodeo but was sidelined by an finger injury. Both the Joyce’s are from Juntura. EXCELLENCE[Read More…]