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Column: Why the Malheur Enterprise is hosting a community Town Hall

By Les Zaitz

The Enterprise

Let me explain something.

In this week’s Enterprise, you are learning about a special Town Hall. The meeting on March 16 is all about Treasure Valley Community College.

Who organized the Town Hall? The Enterprise.

Who is running the Town Hall? The Enterprise.

Who set the agenda? The Enterprise.

Here’s why.

In Malheur County, our community college is indeed a treasure. Local folks created it 55 years ago, borrowing space from Ontario High School for a few classes. Today, it operates out of a campus with 14 buildings. It serves an impressive student body – those looking for an associate’s degree, those preparing for a four-year college, those returning to the classroom to train for a new career.

Most important, it seems, is serving those . . .