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Department of Fish and Wildlife to get new Ontario office

A $450,000 federal grant will allow the local Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to construct a new facility. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

VALE – State game officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife go to work each day in Ontario preserving Malheur County’s wildlife in a leaky, old and cramped converted storage shed that was built in the 1960s.

The roof leaks, most officials have no windows and there is little in the way of security. That’s going to change with a federal grant . . .