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Aug 5 2019 thru Aug 11 2019

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MALHEUR COUNTY RESOURCES August 9
Vale BLM seeks public's help in managing SE lands
The Vale district Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on the draft Resource Management Plan Amendment for the Southeastern Oregon planning area. The commenting period ends Aug. 28.
EDITORIAL August 8
EDITORIAL: In Ontario, conduct in school flap will set example for kids
Complaints and countercharges flying around the Ontario School District need resolution, but the adults need to keep in mind that students are watching how they conduct themselves.
YOUR COMMUNITY August 8
PHOTOS: Fun times at the 110th Malheur County Fair
That's a wrap on the 110th Malheur County Fair — see anyone you know in these photos?
VALE August 8
Vale educator earns top honor from chamber of commerce
Kim Worley, a teacher at Willowcreek Elementary School, was honored with the Educator of the Year Award from the Vale Chamber of Commerce in June.
ONTARIO August 7
Free Tater Tots at the fair promote 2020 festival
Revitalize Ontario enticed fairgoers with free Tater Tots, inviting those capitalizing on the snacks to give their input on the 2020 Tater Tot festival.
MALHUER COUNTY EVENTS August 7
At Malheur County Fair, the scone tradition continues
St. Paul Lutheran Church sells scones at the Malheur County Fair every year to support Giggles and Grace Early Learning Center.
NATURAL RESOURCES August 7
Fire weather watch, warning issued by National Weather Service
While not out of the ordinary for this time of year, dry conditions in addition to the possibility of abundant lightning and wind gusts have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a fire weather watch which has since been raised to a warning.
EMPLOYMENT August 7
They're hiring - local job openings
positions available include TVCC Test Proctor, TVCC Shop Assistant, caregivers, LRC Aide Position
NYSSA LIFE August 7
Nyssa man's expertise in bison takes him to international competition
Garrett Brown, a Nyssa local and graduate of Vale High School, will judge a prestigious buffalo contest in Canada.
RAIL RELOAD CENTER August 7
Nyssa project may not ship onions for three years
The Malheur County Development Corp. - a seven-member board of local residents - will notify the state Friday it has configured rough goals - including when construction will begin - for the $26 million project set to be built north of Nyssa. While the deadlines are tentative, no dirt is scheduled to be moved at the site until January 2021.
OREGON POLITICS August 7
Weekend mass shootings revive gun control debate in Oregon
Oregon's effort to pass gun control legislation died in a political negotiation this spring. Now, Democrats consider how and when to pick up the fight again.
MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE August 7
For Malheur County ranchers, beef prices down, production up
Prices for beef continue to lag, according to two local ranchers. Production, though, continues to remain steady and exports – after a slow start – began to pick up in May. Whether beef prices will climb in the future remains one of the intangibles stockmen must face every year.
PUBLIC NOTICES August 7
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notice of Sale, Malheur County Court Proceedings, Ironside Rural Road District
OBITUARIES August 7
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Elizabeth Helen “Effie” Tucker, Robert Frank Szczepanski,Shirley Von Gaschler, Warren Maynard, Lucyola Wheeler
ONTARIO August 7
Malheur County Fair faces challenges pulls through with volunteers
The 110th Malheur County Fair didn't go off without a hitch, but community effort kept the fair afloat throughout the week.
ENTERTAINMENT August 6
Got talent? Show it off at the Vale Talent Show Thursday
The show is set for Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Preregistration and a mandatory dress rehearsal for the annual event starts at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Rex Theater. First place winners in four age categories win a $100 cash prize.
OREGON GOVERNMENT August 6
Salem politics raises anew debate over urban vs. rural interests in Oregon
Claims that Portland-based legislators don't attend to rural needs are tempered by bipartisan efforts, details on state funding. Malheur County's legislators weigh in.
OREGON GOVERNMENT August 5
Oregon auditors question state agency rush to spend money as budgets expire
An audit of Oregon state agencies established an apparent hurry by state officials to spend all the money in their budgets so they don't lose it. That may not be getting taxpayers good value, a state audit found.
RAIL RELOAD CENTER August 5
UPDATED: County project board slates Tuesday meeting on rail center
The Malheur County Development Corp. will convene at the Plaza Inn Restaurant at 9 am. The county-created business will review five tentative milestones to be delivered to the state by Friday for the $26 million project.

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