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Mar 30 2020 thru Apr 5 2020

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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 4
Barber poles go dark, chairs empty in mandated shutdown
Following state orders that all barbers and hairdressing businesses in the state close in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Danny Moore turned off his barber pole, dropped the shade on the big windows of his shop and locked the door.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 4
Malheur County trails state in obeying 'stay home' order, and officials urge limits
The Malheur County Health Department once again issued a plea to local residents to take steps to protect themselves and others from spreading the potentially deadly COVID-19. Ideas include creating a family plan if someone at home falls ill with the virus.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 3
Jacksons Food Store in Ontario closes temporarily after employee hit by COVID-19 virus
The company announced Thursday it deep-cleaned its station at 1320 S.W. 4th Ave. The store reopened Friday morning. The disclosure by the company came the same day the Malheur County Health Department announced the county's second confirmed COVID-19 case.
FreeCOMMENTARY Apr. 3
If you own a business in Malheur County, money could be waiting for your company
Just about any functioning business in Malheur County qualifies for an extraordinary federal program that puts money into the company through an unusual loan that doesn't have to be repaid. Every employer needs to learn about this for the community's benefit.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 2
Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Malheur County
The Malheur County Health Department announced the newest case is a female between the age of 10 and 19 who is isolated at home. The first COVID-19 case for the county was reported Sunday.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 2
Malheur county businesses struggle as virus rules take hold
Patio season is around the corner at many local restaurants, but with doors closed, these businesses and many others are facing shrinking sales and uncertain futures.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 2
Financial hit from COVID-19 virus outbreak prompts furloughs, cutbacks by Saint Alphonsus Health System
How many employees will be impacted at the Ontario hospital is not known. Trinity Health, the parent company of the Saint Alphonsus Health System, operates medical facilities and clinics throughout southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 1
Ontario loses its all-night diner as Denny's turns off the lights
The restaurant was a refuge any hour of the day for travelers swinging off Interstate 84, night owls and graveyard shift workers. Denny's in Ontario, however, succumbed to the economic realities of COVID-19.
OBITUARIES Apr. 1
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Helen Joyce Russell-Sokol, Clyde Willard Hager, Barbara A. Goff, Rayden C. Dodson, Mary G. Blaylock, Norman L. Folkee
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 1
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include General Ranch Worker and Administrative Assistant.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 1
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court, Summons, Estate of Jesus Eduardo Vazquez Lopez, Notice of Sale
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Apr. 1
Virus ramps up challenge for Malheur County food pantries
Local food pantries are facing new restrictions to keep clients and volunteers safe. Meanwhile, as shortages threaten supply and new rules restrict donations, pantries are still seeing more clients than usual.
EARTHQUAKE Mar. 31
'Our cat jumped three feet in the air' - earthquake rattles the region
One of the largest earthquakes to hit Idaho was felt throughout the interior West on Tuesday evening, including throughout Malheur County. No local damage or injuries were reported.
BREAKING NEWS Mar. 31
Earthquake strikes the West, rattles Malheur County
UPDATED: An earthquake that could be felt from Spokane, Wash., to Salt Lake City, Utah, and to Montana hit just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
BREAKING NEWS Mar. 31
Earthquake rattles Idaho, eastern Oregon
The tremor hit just before 6 p.m. So far no major damage or serious injuries have been reported.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Mar. 31
Malheur County schools not likely to open again, shift to 'distance learning' coming
The state Education Department notified local school superintendents and principals to prepare to teach Malheur County's 5,000 students from long distance. The state's top education official said in a statement Monday night there was a "strong possibility" schools wouldn't open again this school year.

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