COMMENTARY May. 20
COLUMN: Take time now to enjoy life – that granite can wait
Her father's recent medical emergency prompts farmer and author Brianna Walker to reconsider her priorities, and take time to enjoy the little but important moments in life.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS May. 20
Ready to ride? Big Loop Rodeo's the draw in Jordan Valley
Bull riding, calf roping, rodeo dances and a buckaroo breakfast are just a few of the events that draw rodeo fans to Jordan Valley each spring. The Big Loop Rodeo rides again this Friday through Sunday, May 20-22.
COMMENTARY May. 14
COLUMN: Here's a really pricey vacation idea
Vale columnist Pauline Sheehan recalls a really expensive vacation trip. And no, it wasn't a cruise.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS May. 12
VALE NEWS: Celebrate spring with Fling – and lots more
A Spring Fling, citywide yard sale, history talk and a fun shoot are on the calendar in the Vale area.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS May. 12
Who will be the 2022 grand marshal for Vale's 4th of July Rodeo?
Vale's 4th of July Rodeo is coming up July 1-4, and the community is invited to nominate rodeo and community boosters to be grand marshals for the annual festivities. May 16 is the deadline to submit your pick.
ONTARIO May. 11
Fly-In on Saturday offers food, fun at Ontario airport
Pilots and air aficionados will have plenty to see and do this Saturday at the Ontario Municipal Airport's Fly-In.
FreeOREGON NEWS May. 10
Oregon, Washington detect first cases of bird flu in backyard flocks
Bird owners should report respiratory symptoms, lethargy or sudden death in their flocks, as bird flu arrives in the Northwest, officials say.
COMMENTARY May. 8
COLUMN: Mastering the sport of golf with just two clubs
Vale writer Pauline Sheehan is ready to take up her clubs – but is golf ready for her? She offers some ideas for how that might work in this week's column.
VALE May. 8
Vale Book Club takes up Vatican thriller
"The DaVinci Code," the intriguing thriller centered on the Vatican, gets the attention of the Vale Book Club this Thursday evening.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS May. 6
COMING UP: Wine, chocolate, flowers and more in Malheur County
A Pops concert in Ontario, flower sales in Vale and Jordan Valley, and the history of BLM lands all get the spotlight this month. Check out the calendar of events and meetings.
NYSSA May. 5
NYSSA NEWS: Bulldog Cards prove a hit for school PTO
Columnist Susan Barton gives us the info on a student art show, burn days and the successful Bulldog Card fundraiser.
PHOTO GALLERY May. 2
PHOTOS: Serve Day in Vale
Paint brushes, brooms and shovels were the tools of the day on Saturday, April 30, as volunteers spread out across Vale to participate in Serve Day.
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.
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.
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 EVENTS Apr. 21
COMING UP: Four hands piano and much more on Malheur County's calendar
Stephanie Trick and Paolo Aderighi will present an array of musical styles in a four-hands piano concert Thursday at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. Also coming up: Jazz in Nyssa, yard sales in Vale, and meetings of local agencies.
NYSSA Apr. 20
NYSSA NEWS: Senior center plans three-day sale this week
The Nyssa Senior Center will have bargains galore Thursday through Saturday. Columnist Susan Barton has the details, as well as an update on The Gathering Place and kindergarten registration.
NYSSA Apr. 14
NYSSA NEWS: Jazz Band tunes up for fundraiser concert, taco feed
The Nyssa Jazz Band will present a concert April 23 at the school, with a gourmet taco bar as well. Columnist Susan Barton has the details, as well as information on a Safesitter class and yard debris burning days.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Apr. 14
COMING UP: Easter egg hunts, history talk, classes on tap in Malheur County
Egg hunts are on the menu, but that's not all – Check out the other offerings coming up this April in Malheur County.
COMMUNITY Apr. 12
Lions plan a treat-packed Easter egg hunt for Saturday in Vale
There will be Easter treats galore as the Vale Lions Club brings back its traditional egg hunt this Saturday, April 16. Don't be late – the hunt starts at 1 p.m. sharp in Wadleigh Park.
COMMENTARY Apr. 7
EDITORIAL: Malheur County youngsters find awards – and a lot more from FFA
Local FFA members recently garnered an array of honors at the organization's state convention. But the benefits for youth, and the community, go far beyond plaques and medals.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Apr. 7
COMING UP: History meeting, Easter fun and more on the calendar in Malheur County
Kids won't want to miss the Lions Easter Egg Hunt in Vale on April 16, but there also are events on the calendar to tempt history buffs, shoppers, music lovers and crafters in Malheur County.
COMMUNITY Apr. 7
VALE NEWS: Book club delves into sci-fi with 'Canticle'
The Vale Book Club will discuss the thought-provoking tale "A Canticle for Leibowitz" at its meeting this Thursday.
COMMUNITY Apr. 6
NYSSA NEWS: FFA banquet, auction coming up
Nyssa FFA will hold its annual banquet and fundraising auction next week. Columnist Susan Barton has the details on the event and also some fun activities at the Nyssa Library.
COMMUNITY Mar. 30
NYSSA NEWS: Bulldog cards will help fund school activities
Nyssa Elementary School's parent teacher organization has two fundraisers in the works: Bulldog cards, and the return of the painted paws and Ns on local driveways. Columnist Susan Barton has the details on this, and also on a Nyssa Rural Fire event this Saturday.
COMMUNITY Mar. 30
Kiwanis seeking volunteers to help with Saturday clean-up in Ontario
Kiwanis members encourage the community to join them Saturday for "plogging" – picking up litter while jogging, or just walking – in Ontario parks and public spaces.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Mar. 25
Brothers planning do-it-yourself concrete plant in Ontario
Josh and Adam Rynearson's latest business venture will supply concrete for homeowner and small business jobs that only need small batches.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Mar. 25
In TVCC competition, students put new spin on 'natural foods'
The competition was fierce but all in good fun, as students in a wildlife management class at Treasure Valley Community College mixed culinary arts with hunting and harvesting skills.
VALE Mar. 23
You can help Vale and get a crab-and-steak dinner on Saturday
This weekend has a tasty centerpiece with the annual crab and steak dinner in Vale on Saturday. And then mark your calendars for the Vale High School art show, and the return of the ever-popular Easter Egg Hunt.
COMMUNITY Mar. 17
Euvalcree gets grant to enhance child care options in Malheur County
People wanting to go into the child care business could get training in a new child care center that Euvalcree is starting. The nonprofit gained a $1.2 million state grant to start the venture.
AROUND OREGON Mar. 11
Advocates propose dark sky designation for swath of SE Oregon
Advocates hope to gain recognition for a vast Oregon Outback Dark Sky Sanctuary, celebrating the region's scant light pollution and thus, dark night sky. The effort comes as such dark sky becomes harder to find across the globe.
COMMUNITY Mar. 10
NYSSA NEWS: Library program invites kids to 'Come Fly with Us'
The Nyssa High School Honor Society will put on a program at the city library on March 11. Columnist Susan Barton talks about that – and cookies – in her latest installment.
COMMUNITY Mar. 10
COMING UP: Wyden town hall, history meeting on tap this week in Vale
Malheur County residents can catch up with events in Washington, D.C., as U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden holds a virtual town hall in Malheur County. Also coming up, the Malheur Country Historical Society resumes its in-person meetings, and Living Legends take the stage at Four Rivers Cultural Center.
COMMUNITY Mar. 9
Vale's Rex Theater starts new era on historic registry
Take a peek into the rich history of Vale's Rex Theater, which has been accepted to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation comes as plans continue to restore the structure.
COMMUNITY Mar. 3
COMING UP: Cookie sale, history meeting, spelling bee pack March calendar
Malheur County folks have plenty of activities coming up this month, with a couple of annual events – the county spelling bee and the Malheur Country Historical Society – returning to an in-person format.
ONTARO Mar. 3
Firefighters go Hawaiian for big benefit in Ontario
The annual Firefighters Hawaiian Dinner is set for Saturday, March 5, at Four Rivers Cultural Center. The event is a benefit for Ontario Fire and Rescue.
RURAL MALHEUR COUNTY Feb. 25
County Court OKs aid to Brogan for community center, park needs
Malheur County gave Brogan community organizers $2,000 to help with park maintenance and facility upgrades. Rick Simmons said he'll also prepare details on more needs for the county's budget committee.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Feb. 25
COMING UP: Spellers will show their stuff, and other activities on the local calendar
Nyssa Middle School is getting ready to host local spellers in the annual bee, back in person this year. Malheur County's calendar also includes pancakes, crafts and cultural programs.
COMMUNITY Feb. 24
Pop-up dress sale starts Saturday, raising money for Nyssa High prom
Erin Sam, owner of the Silvern Vixen clothing business, had more fancy dresses than she needed. So she's putting the donated gowns in a pop-up sale to help the Nyssa High School prom and to help local families afford the traditional attire.
COMMUNITY Feb. 16
Malheur County auctioneer gavels final event in life lived with honor
Roger Nakashima, as cancer closes in, talks about his auction career, community works and always doing "the best you can." The longtime auctioneer hopes to make an appearance at a final auction this Saturday.
FreeCOMMUNITY Feb. 9
Fund set up to help Ontario family as medical challenges mount
Crystal and Carl Dyas last year welcomed a "miracle baby" to their family. Amid continuing medical needs for their preemie son, they now are dealing with Crystal's recent cancer diagnosis.
COMMUNITY Feb. 2
COMING UP: Connection dinner gathering, trio concert, Center Ball
Billed for "Gals and Guys," Treasure Valley Connection offers music, dining and an inspirational talk next Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Kirley's in Ontario.
FreeCOMMUNITY Jan. 31
Picture this: A photo contest spotlights Malheur County’s people, places and activities
The Enterprise is seeking your great photos of Malheur County to showcase on the coming edition of Discover, our annual visitor and business guide. Local photographers can submit their entries for a chance to win the spotlight and a gift card.
ONTARIO Jan. 28
Ontario's Man of the Year keeps finding ways to help others
Robert Metzger, who runs a food pantry to help local veterans, has volunteered his skills for numerous Ontario organizations over the years. This month, the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce recognized his service, naming him Man of the Year.
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 14
New task force aims to untangle myths, assumptions as recycling realities change
With China closed off as recycling outlet and other changes in the recycling industry, Oregon puts a new task force to work on tightening laws and busting the myths.
COMMUNITY Jan. 5
Author with Vale roots will zoom in to book club session
Shanna Wiggins Hatfield will join Vale Book Club members by zoom this Thursday, to talk about her book "Farm Girl, Rural Life Humor from a Farmer's Daughter" and the writing process.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Jan. 4
Students hone writing, interview skills with Latino success stories
Students in the Oregon Migrant Leadership Ambassadors Club at Ontario Middle School crafted inspirational stories about people embracing their Latino roots and culture. The effort entailed lessons about journalism and writing, with collaboration from the Malheur Enterprise.
NYSSA Jan. 4
NYSSA NEWS: Let's eat – at the Senior Center
Nyssa correspondent Susan Barton reports on the latest at the senior center, library and around town.
ONTARIO Dec. 30
Ontario memory care facility grows to meet demand
Owners of Sunset Estates, a care center in Ontario, plan to open a new 16-room center adjacent to that building to care for people with dementia.
COMMENTARY Dec. 26
COLUMN: Bring on the peppermint cocoa
Columnist Brianna Walker reveals what it's like to be in a family that goes crazy for Christmas as soon as the pumpkins start to turn orange.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Dec. 23
On Christmas Day, you can get meals in Nyssa, Vale
Local folks can enjoy a Christmas dinner at two community events in Malheur County, thanks to volunteers and donations.
VALE Dec. 22
Festive Christmas Market draws shoppers in Vale
Last-minute shoppers found plenty of choices last weekend at the Christmas market at the Vale Senior Center with everything from soaps to aprons.
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 8
Still need gifts? Holiday bazaar continues this weekend at fairgrounds
The Malheur County Fairgrounds featured two buildings with vendors eager to help fill holiday stockings and finish gift lists. The bazaar returns Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11.
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 7
PHOTOS: Fans brave the cold to line Ontario parade route
The Winter Wonderland Parade, a mainstay of the holidays in Malheur County, returned on Saturday, Dec. 4, and fans were ready for it. Who you see that you know?
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 6
PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit fills Four Rivers Cultural Center with Santa, song and treats
The Christmas Spirit and Light Show at Ontario's Four Rivers Cultural Center drew people from a wide area on Friday, Dec. 3. Santa was one draw. So were the lights.
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 5
PHOTOS: Parade puts warmth into chilly day in Ontario
High school bands, rodeo queens, dogs and Santa were among the entries in the Winter Wonderland Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Ontario. The parade is put on by the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce.
COMMUNITY Dec. 3
Citizen panel 'desperate' for new members to monitor foster cases in Malheur County
The citizens board in Malheur County that reviews foster care is down to two members, and officials are asking for volunteers to step up and help.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Dec. 2
COMING UP: Art show, tree lighting, more on Malheur events calendar
A tree lighting, a gathering that celebrates "Christmas Magic," and a showing of local artist Eddie Melendrez' work are on the calendar in the coming days.
NYSSA Dec. 1
NYSSA NEWS: Groups plan holiday sales, local pharmacy makes 'robust' move
Nyssa's Medicap Pharmacy has a new location and expanded offerings, and community groups are planning Christmas season sales. Correspondent Susan Barton catches up on all things Nyssa.
COMMUNITY Dec. 1
Vale Book Club reads tale of of spies and redemption spanning two world wars
"The Alice Network," a novel by Kate Quinn, is the topic at this Thursday's meeting of the Vale Book Club.
COMMENTARY Nov. 27
COLUMN: Living on the range with that dreaded blue box of chains
As much as cowboy poet, veterinarian and columnist Baxter Black struggles with that old box full of chains, he can't seem to get rid of it.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Nov. 24
New owner adding to eclectic mix at Ontario hobby store
Christine Hood, the new owner of Oregon Trail Hobbies and Gifts, says customers will find some new and expanded offerings in her store, from religious items to drones and Oregon gifts – plus some items for those interested in the paranormal.
NYSSA Nov. 20
NYSSA NEWS: Scouts stock the pantry with food drive
Local families will have a bounty of food as Thanksgiving approaches, thanks to the efforts of local Scouts. Correspondent Susan Barton reports their Nyssa food drive was a big success.
STATE NEWS Nov. 16
Highway officials offer tips on chains, traction tires, studded tires
November has many motorists swapping their summer tires for winter-ready ones, but highway officials caution that studded tires aren't the best option for many conditions – or for the roads.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Nov. 15
PHOTO GALLERY: Ontario ceremony honors veterans
Speeches recounted the history of American Legion and the toll of suicide during the Veterans Day ceremony in Ontario on Thursday, Nov. 11.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Nov. 12
May Roberts student wins theme contest for Ontario holiday parade
Julianna Castro-Cisneros thinks vintage is the way to celebrate this Christmas, and an essay along those lines won the Winter Wonderland Parade theme contest for the Dec. 4 event in Ontario.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Nov. 12
COMING UP: Holiday events spice up calendar in Malheur County
Here's a look at some of the special events coming up in local communities, plus meetings on tap for the coming week.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Nov. 11
Ontario festival offers mini-lesson in Japanese American drumming
Participants in the Tradition Keepers Folklife Festival got a chance to try Taiko drumming last Saturday at Four Rivers Cultural Center.
NYSSA Nov. 11
NYSSA NEWS: Community dinner back on Thanksgiving calendar
Local organizers are welcoming new businesses and gearing up for the community Thanksgiving dinner. Donations are needed for meals programs, and Susan Barton suggests ways you can help.
FreeCOMMUNITY Nov. 9
PHOTO GALLERY: Flags fly, spirits soar in Ontario parade honoring veterans
Local groups and residents, young and old, took to the streets in Ontario Saturday to honor those who serve in the nation's military. The annual Veterans Day parade drew an array of flag-decked vehicles and smiling supporters in red, white and blue.
COMMENTARY Nov. 5
FARMER'S FATE: Good old boots can be too hard to replace
Columnist Brianna Walker's boots were eye-catching, but not necessarily in a good way. So it was time for a long romantic walk down the boot aisle at the farm store.
EVENTS Nov. 5
Romani guitar duo to grace the stage in Ontario
A Veterans Day concert will be held Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. It is free to veterans and active-duty military and their families. Other adults pay $20, while students pay $10, and discounts are available with the purchase of a concert series season pass or punch card.
COMMUNITY Nov. 5
Cooking mishap leads to Malheur County writer's first published book
A disastrous soup creation many years ago was the inspiration for a new children's book by a Malheur County author, writing under the pen name B. Dawn. But "Grandma's Green Grass Soup" is just the start – her second book is headed for publication next spring.
COMMUNITY Nov. 5
VALE NEWS: Book club takes up 'Mercy'
Local book aficionados will hold their monthly discussion Thursday evening in Vale. Also on the community's calendar, the senior center is serving a hot meal this Friday.
MALHEUR COUNTY Nov. 4
Volunteers in Brogan seek help for park, community hall upkeep
County officials tell the struggling Brogan backers that Covid relief funding can't be used for their park, but they could qualify for matching funds if they seek grants.
COMMUNITY Nov. 3
PHOTO GALLERY: Halloween revelers hit the streets
Vale's businesses decorated and put out the treats as the annual downtown trick-or-treat event drew a crowd last Friday.
COMMUNITY Nov. 2
NYSSA NEWS: Thursday's the day to celebrate harvest, recognize farmers
The Nyssa Chamber is holding a harvest festival with music and food this Thursday, Nov. 4, at Thunderegg Park. That's also the first day of a holiday bazaar and bake sale at the senior center.
FreeAROUND OREGON Oct. 31
OSU professor lands grant to clean up wood burning stoves
Researcher Nordica MacCarty is leading a grant-funded effort to create cleaner, more efficient wood stoves, as wood and fuel burning remain the most viable source of home heating in many places.
COMMUNITY Oct. 29
Auction, coffee time, events pack Malheur County calendar
The Vale Senior Center is cooking Friday meals, a benefit auction is coming up in Ontario, and state Sen. Lynn Findley is coming to the county for coffee.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Oct. 28
Show off your spookiest moves at Vale's Grave Rave
The dance, which was organized by Vale High School senior Brock Kulm as a way to fundraise for a community flag, will take place Saturday, Oct. 30, from 8 to 11 p.m. on Court Street between Mal’s Diner and Malheur Drug.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Oct. 27
HALLOWEEN: Across Malheur County, it looks like a SPOOKY weekend
Malheur County communities are offering an array of activities – trunk or treats, a street dance, spooky movies and more – to celebrate Halloween this weekend. Here are some gatherings you won't want to miss.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Oct. 27
TVCC Gala returns to Four Rivers raise money for student scholars
Organizers say there will be gift certificates, dining deals, travel packages and more up for bid as the TVCC Gala banquet and auction returns to Four Rivers Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 5.
NYSSA Oct. 27
NYSSA NEWS: Fall brings school news, treats, more
Nyssa senior citizens are planning a Halloween event, and the school District has some changes in store, with a board vacancy and a new administrative secretary. Susan Barton catches up on all things Nyssa.
ONTARIO Oct. 27
Sprint boat races coming to Ontario site next spring
Work has begun to transform a former golf course in Ontario into a water course for high-power sprint boat racing. The first event is set for next May.
COMMUNITY Oct. 22
Treasure Valley events raise awareness of domestic violence
Events in October are raising awareness about domestic violence. Officials in Malheur County say prosecutions continue at levels comparable to prior years, while the demand for shelter through Project DOVE continues to rise.
COMMUNITY Oct. 21
PHOTO GALLERY: Four Rivers hosts Day of the Dead altars, event in Ontario
Colorful altars offer heartfelt tributes to lost loved ones in the annual Day of the Dead exhibit at Four Rivers Cultural Center. The opening event included a dance performance and refreshments.
COMMUNITY Oct. 19
Vale Senior Center's serving up hot meals again
The center in Vale will resume its popular hot meals onsite once a week for age 50 and up, starting Friday, Oct. 22.
NONPROFITS Oct. 7
Organizations in Malheur County use foundation grants to bolster summer programs
Grants funded by the state to provide programming for underserved students served their purpose well in Malheur County. Executives at local organizations explain how they used the extra money through the summer.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFESTYLE Oct. 1
BOOK CORNER: Vale Club reviews, recaps summer's worth of good reads
After a summer break, the Vale Book Club is back with an array of reading recommendations and a comparison of two books – the classic "Grapes of Wrath" and "Nomadland" – both chronicling Americans facing desperate economic times.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Oct. 1
Painters blend talents for colorful Ontario welcome
A group of artists from Portland and Boise took to the walls during the Tater Tot Festival Sept. 18 to paint Ontario's largest mural yet.
ENVIRONMENT Sep. 30
Malheur County burn ban to lift Friday, Oct. 1
After a hot, dry summer, cooler weather and recent rains have allowed local fire officials to plan to lift the burn ban.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Sep. 23
Hands Around the Park draws crowd to Ontario to celebrate recovery, show support
The event featured booths from community organizations with fun and games, as well as free food. Though attendees did not join hands around the park because of Covid, they did complete a lap of its perimeter in honor of the recovery community and stand for a recitation of the Serenity Prayer.
NYSSA NEWS Sep. 23
Spirit, sportsmanship get spotlight in Nyssa
Football is back in Nyssa, and Ontario students displayed exemplary sportsmanship, acknowledging a Nyssa player who was injured late in the game. Other upcoming events include a prayer night and the annual PTO Carnival.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Sep. 22
Tater Tot Festival draws crowds to downtown Ontario
A tot cook-off, tot-themed food truck offerings, and a tot-eating contest delighted visitors from as far as Utah and California. Volunteers from Revitalize Ontario, the group which put on the festival, deemed it a success.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Sep. 17
Time for more rodeo in Vale Saturday and Sunday
The Jim Reed Memorial Rodeo begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Vale Rodeo Grounds. The Bulls and Broncs Extravaganza will begin Sunday at 3 p.m. in the same location.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Sep. 17
Malheur Enterprise wins awards in state news contest
The Enterprise took home 12 awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, including the second place award for general excellence.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Sep. 15
Signs of Hope during tough times in Malheur County
The Malheur County Prevention Coalition held two Signs of Hope rallies last week as part of a state-wide initiative during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and National Recovery Month. It is one of three events this month.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Sep. 10
Ontario charity 5k run open for registration
A charity run benefitting the Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11. The Relief Run Color Blast will start at 10 a.m. at Beck-Kiwanis Park in Ontario. Entry is $30 for individuals and $100 for teams.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Sep. 8
Vale plans Patriot Day celebration on Saturday
The event, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, will showcase area first responders. Vale Mayor Tom Vialpando pushed for the event and invites the community to attend the event at Wadleigh Park.
COMMUNITY NEWS Aug. 26
Free potatoes this weekend: New farmers in town offer bounty in exchange for volunteers
Sharon Katz and Mark Clark, who moved to a farm just north of Ontario from Nampa earlier this year, grew an experimental acre of 24,000 pounds of potatoes using organic techniques. They need help bagging the harvest, and anyone available can take home potatoes for free.