Travis Johnson was sworn in as the county’s new sheriff last week. He replaces the retiring Brian Wolfe. Johnson served as undersherifffor more than 11 years.
Author: Pat Caldwell
Key meeting scheduled to develop blueprint to address Malheur County homeless situation
Officials from a host of local agencies will convene at the River Bend Place in Ontario at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, to map out a plan to meet the local homeless challenge.
Flood waters force evacuation, shut down two roads near Vale
Rising waters in Bully Creek and the Malheur River shut down two roads Wednesday, April 12 in Malheur County. Two people were also evacuated from their home on Greenfield Road west of Vale.
City orders independent investigation into Nyssa Fire Department
Jim Maret, Nyssa city manager, confirmed last week the fire department is under investigation but was unable to release any details regarding the probe.
Peterson readies for new role as executive director of rail project
Ontario attorney Shawna Peterson was chosen by the Malheur County Development Corp., to be the executive director of the project last month. Peterson will work as an independent contractor.
Legislators want financial accounting of rail center before they throw their support behind project
Two state legislators who represent Malheur County want an outside audit conducted on the Treasure Valley Reload Center. State Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, and state Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, made the request via letter to the Malheur County Court recently.
Big changes on the way for Nyssa’s Lions Park
Nyssa will use state grant funds and money from its own coffers to spearhead an ambitious project at Lion Park. The project will include new playground equipment and a splash park.
For Adrian’s Anderson, practice makes perfect on the way to winning county spelling bee
Lilly Anderson, Adrian, claimed top honors at the Malheur County Spelling Bee held March 16.
Book shares Malheur County native’s real-time account of Vietnam service
“Writings from Vietnam” showcases letters from Malheur County native Rod McKay who served in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division.
Legislators tell county they want an audit of rail center project
Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, and Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, recently sent a letter to the Malheur County Court asking for a financial review of the rail reload project.