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Jul 9 2018 thru Jul 15 2018

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COMMUNITY NEWS Jul. 13
In Nyssa, it's lawn mowers in the fast lane
The Thunderegg Days Festival kicked off on Thursday, capping the first evening with Outlaw Lawn Dragsters race at Nyssa High School. Events continue through Saturday.
COMMUNITY NEWS Jul. 13
Cause of local range fire is still under investigation
It’s possible the Fourth of July fire started because people were shooting targets. Anyone with information about how the fire started is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Jul. 13
Dazzling queens, gritty riders: Rodeo stokes Vale's patriotic spirit
The community enjoyed good weather, great rides and no major injuries at the 104th Vale Fourth of July Rodeo.
COLUMN Jul. 13
Malheur County residents lose when government blunts the media
When government officials act to control the press, by manipulation or by playing favorites, the losers are Americans who deserve to know what they’re doing.
OUR VIEW Jul. 13
EDITORIAL: Tariff impacts not just an issue for national stage
EDITORIAL: Tariffs are a tax. In a time when reducing taxes is ballyhooed as economic salvation, the country is busy hiking these tariff taxes.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT Jul. 13
Ontario officials primed to transfer pool to rec district
The City of Ontario pledged to offer the aquatics center, recreation district office, skate park, tennis courts and the splash pad to a new recreation district -- if voters approve forming the district.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Jul. 13
Obon festival dances into new Ontario venue
The celebration of Japanese Buddhists is open to the public and will be held at Four Rivers Cultural Center this year.
COMMUNITY NEWS Jul. 13
New lease on life for Vale's Grange Hall
A grand reopening, ribbon cutting and community dance are slated for Saturday.
YOUR COMMUNITY Jul. 12
Nyssa is ready to rock at Thunderegg Days
The Malheur County town will host the renowned rock hound festival that also features concerts, a car show, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and much more.
PUBLIC NOTICES Jul. 11
Notices required from local governments, private parties
CITY OF NYSSA NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING,NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE,TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE,TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TS NO.: 16-43726
YOUR COMMUNITY Jul. 11
Ontario pro-marijuana campaign leaps forward
MalheurCAN, the local group behind the proposal to lift a ban on retail pot sales in town is collecting petition signatures and hosting several events to promote the effort.
EMPLOYMENT Jul. 11
They're hiring - local job openings
AGRICULTURE Jul. 11
Mormon crickets sweep across Jordan Valley area
Recent infestation in southern part of Malheur County clogs roads, damages gardens and forced at least one farmer to delay cutting his hay but the pesky critters may be on their way out.
BREAKING NEWS Jul. 10
President pardons Harney County ranchers whose imprisonment launched refuge takeover
President Donald Trump commuted the federal prison sentences of rancher Dwight Hammond and his son Steven, whose incarceration for starting a fire on federal land sparked anti-government protests and the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016.
BREAKING NEWS Jul. 10
Fatal shooting near Snively Hot Springs under investigation
A man was shot and killed late Monday night at a camp site south of Snively Hot Springs.
COMMUNITY Jul. 9
PHOTOS: Oregon Trail Days events bring community together
The first day of Vale's annual Oregon Trail Days festival culminated on Wednesday with the 4th of July Parade. Events such as the 4-on-4 volleyball tournament, dog show and stick-horse races continued on Saturday at Vale Middle School and Wadleigh Park.

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