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Aug 24 2020 thru Aug 30 2020

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FreeMALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 26
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Foreman, Construction Laborer
PUBLIC NOTICES August 26
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Herman John Jungk
MALHEUR COUNTY WILDFIRES August 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 August 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 August 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.

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