FreeMALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Aug. 29
New report shows state taking conservative path to classrooms
The report also found that the difference in Covid spread between in-person education with protective measures and all remote learning was around the same, and that as long as there were sufficient countermeasures in schools, in-person learning will not increase community transmission.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH Aug. 28
Mosquitos under control by the Malheur County Vector Control District, but West Nile appears
Now in their 10th year, the Malheur County Vector Control District travels across the county testing for culex mosquito populations and monitoring the West Nile virus.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Aug. 28
After surviving Covid, Jay Farley of Ontario insists virus is 'not a joke'
Jay Farley and his wife Cheryl feared for his life after he was diagnosed with Covid and his condition quickly worsened, but he's now on the road to recovery. Their message to the public: it's serious.
NYSSA NEWS Aug. 28
Nyssa School District begins free meal delivery program
Registered students can pick up meals at Rio Vista, Sparks Trailer Park, Nyssa Library, North Park, South Park, Lions Park, Nyssa Court Apartments and Fischers Trailer Park at these times.
AROUND OREGON Aug. 27
AROUND OREGON: University of Oregon decides too risky to hold classes in person
Watching other universities across the U.S. open and close, officials at the University of Oregon halted plans to return students to campus fore classes. Other Oregon colleges have done the same.
WILDFIRE SEASON Aug. 27
BLM launches Covid protocol for fire season's first big blaze in Malheur County
The Indian Creek Fire is still burning, but the Bureau of Land Management says new Covid safety measures haven't slowed its fight.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Aug. 27
Reports of child abuse in Malheur County fall during pandemic, worrying experts
With children at home in recent months, there are fewer opportunities for adults to detect signs of abuse. Child abuse reports in Malheur County have declined this past school year.
FreeEDITORIAL Aug. 27
EDITORIAL: Governor wrong to direct local agencies as serve as 'party police'
OPINION: Gov. Kate Brown thinks one way to get the coronavirus under control is to start ticketing people who don't wear masks. That's unworkable - and reflects confusing leadership from Salem.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Aug. 27
Different methods by Oregon and Idaho to fight Covid highlight the challenge of suppressing the virus
Oregon adopted a centralized, top-down method to keep the infection in check but in Idaho the war against the new virus is one left mostly for individual counties to master. Those two divergent methods made in impact as local officials scrambled to extinguish disease hot spots.
YOUR COMMUNITY Aug. 26
Love of politics, desire to spark change drives local teacher to particpate in 2020 Democratic National Convention
Raina Studer is new to Malheur County but not a rookie when it comes to participating in an effort to make America a better place to live. Studer attended the virtual Democratic National Convention recently as a delegate for Bernie Sanders.
ONTARIO NEWS Aug. 26
Ontario pool to be outside and seasonal in Aquatic Center reconstruction project
With surveyed support and a lack of adequate funds, the Ontario Recreation District plans to demolish the Aquatic Center building and fix up the pool for exterior use.
OBITUARIES Aug. 26
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Sandra Diane Mayo, Harry Richard Wilson, Ila Mae Mills,Edith Mae Parker, Karen B. Gitzen, Douglas Day Moscrip, Helen C. (Alden) Lopez, Todd C. Ward
EMPLOYMENT Aug. 26
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Foreman, Construction
PUBLIC NOTICES Aug. 26
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Herman John Jungk
MALHEUR COUNTY WILDFIRES Aug. 26
A calf wandering alone in Malheur County wildfire gets rescue and a ride
The Snake River Valley Crew 7 spotted a rancher's calf after two days on the fire range after the rest of the herd evacuated and the rancher spent hours searching for her.
ELECTIONS Aug. 26
Malheur County clerk lists key election dates to register, get ballots in
Ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 3, presidential election, will be mailed to voters beginning Oct. 14.
MALHEUR COUNTY WILDFIRES Aug. 25
Firefighters make progress on Indian Creek Fire, Oregon's largest wildfire
The BLM expected to contain the fire, started nine days ago east of Juntura, by the weekend. Thunderstorms forecast for Tuesday could complicate those plans.