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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.
COMMUNITY NEWS Aug. 13
Police called on Black family in Ontario, raising concerns of racism
Cydney Cooke, a community leader, was watching her kids play with toy four-wheelers at Aiken Elementary School when two police cars pulled up. The case was cleared without action, but she said the fact that someone would call the police on her family continued to weigh on her.
MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Aug. 10
PHOTOS: Paralympian track runner from Ontario headed to Tokyo
Taylor Talbot, a former Nyssa High School track star and current BYU-Idaho student headed to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Visually impaired her whole life, her journey to the Paralympics has not been just about overcoming obstacles, but becoming comfortable in herself outside of her sight.
PUBLIC HEALTH Aug. 5
Ontario's Vargas pioneers health initiatives, at home and statewide
Maria Vargas grew up in a Spanish-speaking family in Ontario, and her monolingual relatives sometimes faced barriers to care. As an adult, she has been the driving force behind Valley Family Health Care's Mobile Access Care unit and the Oregon Health Authority's Spanish-language Facebook page, both designed with equity and inclusion in mind.
PHOTO GALLERY Aug. 3
PHOTOS: Corndogs, games and a concert: Malheur County's Fair made a grand return for 2021
In case you missed it, the Malheur County Fair week was jam-packed with games, food, and fun events for all.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jul. 26
PHOTOS: Families bond at Ontario refugee center's premier summer carnival
The Ontario branch of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization's first family carnival was a hit among families and friends of the refugee center as kids enjoyed Sno-cones, games and prizes throughout the event.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jul. 26
Blue ribbons, ice cream cones and music are back as Malheur County Fair cranks up
Animals are getting checked in, competitors are ready to show off jams and jellies, and the Malheur County Fair and Rodeo returns after a year off because of the pandemic.
ONTARIO COMMUNITY Jul. 21
Friends of the Owyhee hit another milestone, open first office in Ontario
Friends of the Owyhee founder Tim Davis began leading trips to the Owyhee in 2015 to increase awareness and advocacy. Six years later, the nonprofit will open its first office and hope to be a continued resource for community members looking to learn more about the region.
HEAT WAVE Jul. 16
Ontario Splash Park to give free entry through Sept. 1
Through the "Beat the 100's with $100" program, kicked off by the Enterprise in June, the first 100 entries to the Splash Park have been covered by generous local businesses. Those entering are encouraged to pay it forward if they have the means.
NYSSA NEWS Jul. 15
Thunderegg Days prove a success in Nyssa
Thunderegg Days, the reopening of the senior center, and summer reading at the library are all bringing people into town.
PHOTO STORY Jul. 14
PHOTOS: Training in Vale prepares BLM firefighters for what is sure to come
Every summer, wildland firefighters boost Vale's population by 30 to 50 people. They are admired and thanked in the community for their arduous and life-threatening work, but few understand everything that goes on inside the gates of the Vale District BLM. Here's a look at the intense and comprehensive training that occurs before the firefighters step onto the flaming fields.
PHOTO GALERY Jul. 10
PHOTOS: Kids and rodeo - a potent blend in Vale
Children had their share of time in the spotlight during last weekend's 4th of July Rodeo, competing in events like mutton bustin' and racing with each other in the pig scramble. These photos show the young cowboys and cowgirls in action.
PHOTO GALLERY Jul. 9
PHOTOS: 4th of July parade makes a splash
The annual Vale 4th of July Parade on Sunday drew plenty of entrants and a big crowd. Water fights seemed to be the unofficial theme.
PHOTO GALLERY Jul. 8
PHOTOS: Oregon Trail Days a hit at Wadleigh Park
Throughout the weekend, people enjoyed various booths and events just outside of the arena in Vale's Wadleigh Park. From the annual dog show to the pancake breakfast, there was no shortage of non-rodeo fun.
NYSSA NEWS Jul. 7
Thunderegg Days coming to Nyssa
The rock-themed festival will be in town Thursday through Saturday. Also: events at the library, and a job opportunity.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jul. 7
VIDEO: Miss the rodeo? We take you there in our video
The 106th annual Vale 4th of July Rodeo in Vale, Oregon, was staged during record-breaking heat. The rodeo, like most events, was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic. This video captures the flavor of the traditional rodeo.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jul. 7
PHOTOS: Catch the arena action from Vale's 4th of July Rodeo
Vale's 4th of July Rodeo made a grand return last weekend with rodeo events from Wednesday through Sunday night. Here are 29 photos by the Enterprise team of some of the cowboys and cowgirls in action.
MALHEUR COUNTY PEOPLE Jul. 4
Wade Black: horse trainer and teacher extraordinaire
Wade Black won first place at the Road to the Horse World Championship this year. The son and grandson of expert horse trainers, he is carrying on their legacy at TVCC, where he teaches new generations of ranchers and trainers about horsemanship.
FreeVALE RODEO Jul. 2
PHOTOS: The Vale 4th of July Rodeo kicks off to a rainy start
The Vale 4th of July Rodeo made a grand return after a year off due to Covid. Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ages competed in various events and geared up for the exciting weekend to come.
VALE RODEO WEEK Jul. 2
Meet Taylor & Tequila: Rodeo partners against the odds
Ontario's Raelee Taylor, who competes in the barrels, loves the rodeo life and community. As Vale's 4th of July Rodeo nears, she talks about her horse Tequila, their unlikely path to competition, and her goal for the future.
VALE 4th OF JULY RODEO Jul. 2
Rodeo royal navigates unusual, challenging but satisfying reign
The Covid pandemic stymied portions of Tara Ryan's tenure as the Vale 4th of July Rodeo Queen. Yet Ryan said her experience representing the local rodeo was a good one overall.
COMMUNITY Jun. 30
NYSSA NEWS: Yard sale next week at senior center
The Nyssa senior center is resuming normal activities after the pandemic break, with a big yard sale on tap for July 8-10
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 29
PHOTOS: From pools to parks, Malheur County turns to water for relief
In the heat surpassing 100 degrees over the weekend, citizens flocked to water spots across Malheur County in efforts to cool off and enjoy the summer.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 29
Where to beat the heat with a dip in the water
Malheur County has ample swimming options, from the Vale Pool to Ontario Splash Park to the more natural waterfronts at Bully Creek and Snake River. Here's what you need to know about where to go to stay cool.
MALHEUR COUNTY WEATHER Jun. 28
HEAT WAVE: Nyssa vet advises keeping those pet paws off the pavement
Pets need as much care during the heat wave as humans. Here's how you can ensure your pet's safety while still making sure they get the activity they need.
FreeEN ESPAÑOL Jun. 24
LA OLA DE CALOR: El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología lanza recomendaciones para las altas temperaturas
Las temperaturas este fin de semana se acercarán al record para estas fechas, que no habían alcanzado este nivel desde el 1973.
VALE 4TH OF JULY Jun. 24
Vale rodeo grand marshals 'go the extra mile' for the community
Gail and Connie Bateman have lived in Vale for 55 years and have been honored as the grand marshal couple for the upcoming Vale 4th of July Rodeo.
VALE RODEO Jun. 23
Oregon Trail Days returns in Vale
The popular festival will include four full days of activities from July 1 through July 4.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFE Jun. 23
PHOTOS: Good times at the 75th Nyssa Nite Rodeo
Hundreds of people attended the Nyssa Nite Rodeo last weekend for two nights of back-to-back rodeo entertainment.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFE Jun. 21
PHOTOS: Vale Boy Scouts 'fly in, boat back' for Owyhee service project
Snapshots from the air as the Vale Boy Scouts flew to Owyhee Reservoir State Airport, also known as Pelican Point, for a two-day service trip collecting trash and cleaning up the area.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 18
Classic car show scheduled for Wadleigh Park during Vale 4th of July Rodeo
The Show and Shine event is July 4. Area residents can browse a collection of cars, motorcycles and tractors.
VALE COMMUNITY Jun. 17
Vale BLM installs new fire danger sign, just in time for fire season
The new fire danger sign, installed on June 9, was immediately set to 'HIGH' as BLM officials say that fire season is here.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Jun. 17
Passion for patient care puts Ontario hospital in elite company
A national company ranked Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario among the top 100 community hospitals in the country. A deep look at how the hospital operates shows that a focus on quality and improvement is evident in stand-up meetings, conference calls and daily tours by hospital executives.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFE Jun. 16
PHOTOS: Local ropers test their team skills at Mejia Memorial
(Photo Gallery) Approximately 30 team ropers came to Nyssa to compete in the annual Richard Mejia Memorial Team Roping with hopes of advancing to the Nyssa Nite Rodeo.
ONTARIO HOUSING Jun. 16
$3.5 million shelter housing coming to Ontario after last-ditch work by Euvalcree
The project, sponsored by the Oregon Community Foundation and administered by Euvalcree, a local community nonprofit, will provide 60 rooms for families in self-sufficiency programs who are unable to get into permanent housing because of the housing shortage, foster children and state-appointed guardians in Malheur County who have been removed from their current environments and are between homes, and victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 16
Annual rodeo qualifying event slated for the weekend
The Billy Evins Memorial team roping competition is set for Friday and Saturday at the Vale rodeo grounds. More than 90 people typically attend the well-known competition where locals get a chance to qualify for the Vale 4th of July Rodeo.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 11
Ceremony at Four Rivers Cultural Center will honor World War II Japanese-American warriors
A private reception is set for Monday, June 14 at the Hikaru Mizu Japanese Garden. The event will laud the performance of Japanese-American service members and the roster of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 11
Annual Vale Farmers & Crafters Saturday Market set for another year
The market begins Saturday, June 19, at 860 Washington Street E. The event will be held every Saturday until October.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jun. 10
Fourth of July parade returning to Vale, seeks entries
Vale Community Coalition, in their first year running it, is now accepting entries for the Vale 4th of July Parade. The parade, cancelled last year due to Covid, is set to return Sunday, July 4 at 5 p.m.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 9
Nyssa Nite Rodeo back on the local entertainment docket
The 75th annual event was cancelled last year because of Covid but the show is a go June 18 through June 19.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jun. 8
Svaty ready for new role on the Oregon Board of Agriculture
The branch manager and relationship manager for Northwest Farm Credit Services in Ontario, Svaty and her husband also own a local farm. Svaty said she wants to advocate at the state level for farmers.
MALHEUR COUNTY PEOPLE Jun. 5
Eva Castellanoz, Nyssa's nationally recognized artist and healer, still at work in her eighties
Castellanoz, 82, has been celebrated for her wax and paper flower crowns and for her knowledge of curanderismo, or faith healing. She learned both arts from her family from a young age, and continues her healing practice now.
EVENTS Jun. 2
Ontario concert, rodeo celebrate culture, traditions
A jaripeo, or Mexican rodeo, featuring Rancho Los Destructores de Memo Ocampo and Banda El Recodo, was held Sunday, May 30 at the Malheur County Fairgrounds. According to Luis Aguirre, the businessman from Caldwell who organized the concert, it was the largest event of its genre to date in Ontario.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jun. 2
PHOTOS: Jaripeo and concert with Banda El Recodo at the Malheur County Fairgrounds
The jaripeo and concert, held May 30, was a celebration of Mexican traditions and music.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFE May. 30
PHOTOS: Nyssa cemetery prepared for Memorial Day
Volunteers on Friday, May 28, placed flags at the graves of military veterans at Hilltop Memorial Cemetery.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY May. 27
Top officers of Vale Legion post stay focused on helping vets even as membership shrinks
Gino Silva and John Recla staff an often-lonely outpost for those who served the nation but both men - longtime Vale residents - said they enjoy helping out. They said, though, they'd like to see more people join the local organization.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFESTYLE May. 13
Rodeo rides again this weekend in Jordan Valley
The Big Loop rodeo will be held Friday, May 14 with events in town going through Sunday morning.
HEALTH May. 6
Ontario hospital ranks in top 100 nationwide in national study
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario recently learned it made an elite national list. The hospital was cited for providing care that could be a model for others.
PHOTO GALLERY Apr. 28
PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Community Serve Day event spruces up the community
Volunteers armed with shovels and rakes and paint brushes fanned out across the county and into Idaho Saturday, April 24 as part of the annual community enhancement program.
AROUND OREGON Apr. 27
AROUND OREGON: Oscar winner ‘Nomadland’ based on book by former Oregon journalist
Jessica Bruder, an Oregonian/OregonLive reporter from 2006 to 2008, traveled for several years throughout the West and worked alongside her subjects at low-wage jobs to research the 2017 book.
AROUND the NORTHWEST Apr. 23
AROUND OREGON: Supermoon, pink and flower versions, puts on a show this spring
The moon will put on a show this spring, with supermoons in late April and May as the moon's orbit brings it closer to planet Earth. The popular terms "pink moon" and "flower moon" refer not to the color of the moon but the timing in spring, as early flowers bloom.
PROFILE Apr. 21
With drive and talent, singer bridges worlds – from farm fields to opera stage
Cecilia Violetta Lopez, whose parents were farmworkers in Rupert, Idaho during her childhood, recently spoke at Treasure Valley Community College about her pride in her roots and how the values of hard work she learned as a child helped her become a sought-after soprano.
COMMUNITY Apr. 15
Coming up – Meetings in Malheur County
On the schedule in the coming weeks is an April 24 gathering of the Move Oregon's Border group, set for Saturday in Ontario.
MALHEUR COUNTY LIFESTYLE Apr. 14
Saint Alphonsus donates $10,000 to tiny house project in Ontario
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario said that their Community Health Needs Assessment had shown that homelessness and affordable housing was a No. 1 priority locally.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 8
Community Serve Day aims to help spruce up local towns, help residents
Postponed because of Covid in 2020, the annual local volunteer event is scheduled to kick off April 24. Organizers have plenty of projects outlined but still need more volunteers.
COMMUNITY Apr. 8
Vale Book Club takes up chilling novel for April meeting
Marge Mitchell will facilitate a discussion of "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn this Thursday, April 8, at the Vale Book Club's monthly meeting.
VALE Apr. 8
Annual Vale crab feed is ready to roll Saturday
The popular event will showcase a drive-thru venue this year. The feed is slated Saturday at the Vale Fire Hall from 4 to 8 p.m.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Apr. 7
Big Loop: Welcome to the best place to eat in Jordan Valley
Jordan Valley's one and only restaurant serves up hot pizza, subs, desserts and drinks.
MALHEUR COUNTY HEALTH Apr. 6
Malheur County's sexually transmitted disease rate shows sharp climb
Infections of chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV are on the rise health officials say but the local health department offers private, free testing for such diseases.
COMMUNITY NEWS Apr. 5
Ontario's Serve Day seeks projects
The event, held April 24, will give volunteers the chance to give back to their community.
COMMUNITY NEWS Apr. 2
Special parade coming Saturday in Ontario, Easter fun in Vale
Easter fun abounds in Vale and Ontario.