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Jul 8 2019 thru Jul 14 2019

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NYSSA July 12
PHOTOS: Nyssa's Thunderegg Days rock tours are a hidden gem
Rockhound tours during Nyssa's annual festival offer a unique opportunity to collect agate, opal, jasper and thundereggs from the town's surrounding terrain. Rock enthusiasts have one more opportunity to attend a tour Saturday, July 13.
ONTARIO July 12
PHOTOS: Free concert in Ontario draws crowd
The Four Rivers Cultural Center hosted West Abbey Road, a Beatles cover band, with food and drink by Second & Vine Bistro for the third show of this year's Live After 5 concert series. Locals can still catch one of the three remaining concerts before the summer wraps up.
YOUR COMMUNITY July 12
Volunteers needed on Malheur County's foster care panel
Malheur County wants to beef up the board of the Citizen Review Board charged with providing oversight on the foster care system.
PHOTO GALLERY July 11
We have photos and more photos from Vale's holiday weekend - all in one place
Here's a collection of photo galleries from the July 4 festivities in Vale. Take a cruise through these links and we think you'll agree that this hometown celebration is spectacular.
COMING UP July 11
Looking for something to do in Malheur County this month?
Theater, themed dinners and festivals are in store for July.
WATCHDOG July 11
Oregon’s meth epidemic surges amid focus on opioids
Across the state, meth is growing as a grave public health, with overdose deaths climbing.
YOUR COMMUNITY July 11
Latino students win scholarships
The Mexican-American Citizens League awarded scholarships to six students this year.
NYSSA NEWS July 11
Nyssa preps for rockin' good time during Thunderegg Days
Festivities kick off with opening ceremony Thursday, July 11 at noon.
YOUR COMMUNITY July 11
Vale chamber honors longtime public servant
Todd Hesse garners Public Servant of the Year award at annual chamber banquet in June. Hesse first moved to Vale in 1995 and worked as the Vale Ambulance Service supervisor since 2016.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 10
Crash damages school property in Willowcreek
An impaired driver hit a fence and basketball court at Willowcreek Elementary Monday night.
EDUCATION July 10
Legislators approve nearly $1 million for TVCC
The money will go toward construction of a new Career Technical Center.
AGRICULTURE July 10
A rainy spring delivers solace to Malheur County farmers and ranchers
Ample snowfall and rain across the Treasure Valley region have stymied concerns about the possibility of a drought for area farmers and ranchers this year.
PUBLIC SAFETY July 10
‘Spontaneous combustion’ likely cause of haystack fire east of Vale
The Vale Fire and Ambulance responded to a haystack fire Tuesday evening that sent up a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.
EMPLOYMENT July 10
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include Coaching Vacancy, Comptroller, Harvest Helpers, Marijuana Ad-Hoc Committee
YOUR GOVERNMENT July 10
Walden talks immigration, forest at Vale town hall
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden was recently in Malheur County to update voters on his legislative agenda. The longtime Oregon Republican held a town hall meeting July 1 at the Vale Senior Citizens Center.
MALHEUR COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT July 10
Comedian Rio Hillman comes to Diamond Back in Vale Friday
Hillman, who hails from the Midwest, will star in a dinner show at 9 p.m. July 12. Tickets cost $7.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY July 10
Malheur County faces Friday deadline to make case for rail project
Supporters of the proposed facility must hand over information regarding shipping, rail costs and expenses to the state by Friday. The Oregon Transportation Commission plans to make a final decision on the venture July 20.
PHOTO GALLERY July 10
PHOTOS: Vale residents brave the heat for annual Fourth of July parade
Despite the harsh summer sun and hot weather, visitors and locals showed up in droves for the annual Fourth of July parade in Vale. The big draw for kids? Candy, of course. See who you know along the parade route.
PHOTO GALLERY July 9
PHOTOS: Vale celebrates with style at Fourth of July Parade
This year’s annual Vale Fourth of July Parade had the kind of energy that would have rivaled a big-city celebration. Nowhere was that U.S. patriotism more evident than in the parade preceding the rodeo on Thursday.
PHOTO GALLERY: VALE 4TH OF JULY RODEO July 8
PHOTOS: Stick Horse Race was just like a real rodeo – almost
Cowgirls and cowboys, and even a unicorn, competed at the stick horse race Saturday, July 6. The 12 contestants raced through obstacles, got prizes, and some riders even got bucked off.

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