October 2017 Business in the Spotlight
The Argus Observer
1160 SW 4th St, Ontario, OR 97914
The Argus Observer has been delivering news to the Western Treasure Valley for more than a century. As a direct descendent of a The Advocate, a publication established Jan. 6, 1897 in Vale, the Argus is the oldest newspaper in Malheur County. It is the only daily newspaper published in the Western Treasure Valley, right here in Ontario.
Argus reporters spread out across the valley each day to bring you current, relevant, accurate and unbiased news. We keep you informed about what your local government is doing and how it might impact you and we go to countless meetings, games, school activities and community events. We also dig into the heart of the matter with in-depth coverage, such as our recent Cost of Addiction series. In addition, we have special publications throughout the year, highlighting community members, such as local business owners and veterans. We also publish the Independent-Enterprise, in Payette, the Treasure Valley Reminder, and two magazines — there’s a new Western Treasure Valley Magazine on the shelves every other month, and twice a year we publish Snake River Outdoors.
But it’s not just news about the community we deliver. The Argus is a community involved newspaper. Our employees believe in giving back. They stay involved in a variety of avenues, including service clubs, community service projects, such as gathering school supplies for students in need or volunteering during Serve Day, church activities and civic clubs.
Our reach is still growing: In the Western Treasure Valley, we have 50,000 readers and the most-used website, www.argusobserver.com, with more than 300,000 page views monthly. Every one of our advertisers benefit from this added reach, in that we offer them digital marketing options, including search engine optimization.
The Argus Observer has more than 30 employees, including our management team: Publisher John Dillon, Editor Leslie Thompson, Business Manager Dawnita Haueter, Circulation Manager Bill McCarver, and Production Manager Wade Cordes. There are 25 newspaper carriers, delivering more than 910,000 copies of the Argus every year, as well as 858,000 Treasure Valley Reminders. To keep bringing you the news you need and want, our carriers cover 1,600 miles each day in 13 zip codes. If you have news tips, events or community news, call (541) 823-4809. For marketing solutions, call (541) 823-4816.