Your news update from the Malheur Enterprise

Good morning!

Election season is onus again and the crew at the Malheur Enterprise will help you get acquainted with candidates and what they want to do with the government power they are asking voters to give them. This ranges from city council seats to the hotly-contested governor’s race.

For Ontario voters, the Enterprise and the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a candidate’s forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Treasure Valley Community College. The forum will give you a chance to hear from those running to be Ontario mayor and those seeking seats on the Ontario City Council. We’ll get you more details soon, but mark the evening event on your calendar – you won’t want to miss it.

As we shape our coverage, we want your help. We want candidates to address the local issues important to you.

Questions?

So, here’s your assignment. Think of three questions you would ask a candidate for city council or mayor if they were sitting at your dining room table. Send them in an email to me at [email protected]

What to ask? Focus on matters that local officials can influence. They can’t do much about gas prices, but they can do something about homelessness. They can do something about public safety. They can do something about the condition of the community, from streets to parks to trails.

Over the years, I have found that readers ask great questions. I’m eager to hear yours.

–Les Zaitz, editor and publisher

Now, some recent work done by your team at the Malheur Enterprise.

Smith leaves key tasks undone as he ends economic development tenure for Malheur County
Greg Smith, former county economic development director, promised to complete several assignments outlined in a contract with the county. Two months after stepped down from his county post, many of…
Smith leaves key tasks undone as he ends economic development tenure for Malheur County
Greg Smith, former county economic development director, promised to complete several assignments outlined in a contract with the county. Two months after stepped down from his county post, many of…
Fire scuttles Bargain Center consignment store in Ontario
Fire crews from four different agencies fought the blaze early Tuesday morning.
Fire scuttles Bargain Center consignment store in Ontario
Fire crews from four different agencies fought the blaze early Tuesday morning.
Backcountry deputy patrols remote Malheur County
Deputy Brian Belnap’s job takes him to the remote reaches of Malheur County, watching not just for crime but for ranchers and outback adventurers in need of help. The Vale…
Backcountry deputy patrols remote Malheur County
Deputy Brian Belnap’s job takes him to the remote reaches of Malheur County, watching not just for crime but for ranchers and outback adventurers in need of help. The Vale…
Legislators advised to hold off giving $3 million bailout to Nyssa rail project
Treasure Valley Reload Center shouldn’t get an emergency infusion of taxpayer money until project organizers firm up other needed funding, state analysts recommend.
Legislators advised to hold off giving $3 million bailout to Nyssa rail project
Treasure Valley Reload Center shouldn’t get an emergency infusion of taxpayer money until project organizers firm up other needed funding, state analysts recommend.
Ontario prison-based project boosts future of sagebrush, vital for rangelands
Sagebrush, a vital plant for water and wildlife in the rangelands of the West, is getting a boost from a cultivation project at Snake River Correctional Institution.
Ontario prison-based project boosts future of sagebrush, vital for rangelands
Sagebrush, a vital plant for water and wildlife in the rangelands of the West, is getting a boost from a cultivation project at Snake River Correctional Institution.
Harper gets into win column with big victory over Dayville/Monument
With a hometown crowd cheering them on, the Harper Hornets beat Dayville/Monument in football on Friday, Sept. 16. The Enterprise was there.
Harper gets into win column with big victory over Dayville/Monument
With a hometown crowd cheering them on, the Harper Hornets beat Dayville/Monument in football on Friday, Sept. 16. The Enterprise was there.
Adrian’s Two Rivers Park Celebration was a big hit with chili, cars and crowds
The chili was hot, the cars were shiny and the kids were busy at the 13th annual Two Rivers Park Celebration in Adrian on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Adrian’s Two Rivers Park Celebration was a big hit with chili, cars and crowds
The chili was hot, the cars were shiny and the kids were busy at the 13th annual Two Rivers Park Celebration in Adrian on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Melba collars Bulldogs in nonleague prep football game Friday night in Nyssa
The Nyssa Bulldogs couldn’t stop the Melba offense during a non league game on Friday, Sept. 16.
Melba collars Bulldogs in nonleague prep football game Friday night in Nyssa
The Nyssa Bulldogs couldn’t stop the Melba offense during a non league game on Friday, Sept. 16.

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We get some of our best stories and photos after tips from readers. If you have an idea on something we can report on or just have questions about something happening in the community, send an email to Editor Les Zaitz at [email protected].