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Sep 7 2020 thru Sep 13 2020

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MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS September 11
SCHOOLS: The community provides thoughts on schooling during the pandemic
Of those who responded to the Malheur Enterprise's recent school survey, some left comments addressing distance learning, children's wellbeing, academic progress, school staff and returning to schools.
SCHOOLS September 11
Small, short, but in-person: a return to the classroom for some schools
Some schools are capitalizing on the state's allowance of two hours of in-person instruction for groups of 10 students, even as the full school day is off limits.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS September 11
Volunteers serve up tech solution to keep Ontario nursery running
After the Covid epidemic stifled the Treasure Valley Relief Nursery's ability to conduct home visits, a group of Treasure Valley tech experts joined forces to help solve the problem.
COMMUNITY NEWS September 10
Malheur teens return after wildfire deployment
The camp crews helped firefighters with inventory and tent clean-up in fires across Colorado, Wyoming and Oregon.
MALHEUR COUNTY WILDFIRES September 10
Crews wrap up Indian Creek Fire
It took thirteen days, $5.1 million dollars and 400 firefighters to defeat the 48,000 Indian Creek Fire. The fight was a first in its use of Covid precautions.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS September 10
SURVEY: Locals say distance learning hindered their children's education
The Malheur Enterprise conducted a survey regarding schooling during the pandemic. Some responses were split, but the overall consensus was that children's education was negatively impacted by remote learning.
YOUR COMMUNITY September 9
Vale seniors set to honor the past with decorative mural
The subject of the art piece will be a quilt created by founding members of the senior center. The mural will commemorate an effort by a group of Vale seniors who, in the 1970s, hand-crafted quilt to raise money for a new senior center.
WILDFIRES September 9
Oregon facing historic loss of life from wildfires, Gov. Kate Brown says
Wildfires to continue to burn out of control across swaths of Oregon on Wednesday, and state authorities said there will be significant losses of life and property. Gov. Kate Brown urged people to obey evacuation orders and her advisers asked callers stop clogging 911 lines with calls about smoke. Video by Salem Reporter shows damage in Gates.
OBITUARIES September 9
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Albert “Ray” Stoaks, Connie Bradford Meyer, Jeanette C. Neese, Patsy Smith, Esteban Jimenez, Joyce Louise Elfering, Wilhelmina “Babe” Yraguen
FreeCOMMENTARY September 9
Letter: Thankful for fire help
The Crawford family sends a letter of thanks to the community for quick response to the fire
EMPLOYMENT September 9
They're hiring - local job openings
Foreman, Geiser Grand Hotel, Math Lab Coordinator, Hops distribution, Lifeways, Head Librarian, Car Cleaner
ONTARIO CRIME September 9
Fry Foods HR exec hired after prison stint, string of convictions. Now, company wants its money back
A former human resources manager at Fry Foods faces charges alleging he embezzled over $100,000 from the company, which is now suing him. Douglas Wold, still on active parole in Ada County, has a history of similar conduct in Idaho.
PUBLIC NOTICES September 9
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Herman John Jungk, Estate of Myrtle E. Belisle
EDUCATION September 9
Treasure Valley Community College career-tech remodel nears completion
The building will have a natural resources classroom, faculty offices, a computer classroom, a small student lounge, a conference room, shower and locker rooms and a welding lab with 19 permanent and 8 portable welding stations.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK September 9
Oregon health officials eye Idaho fair and rodeo as likely spark in recent surge of Covid cases in Payette and Malheur counties
Signs the infection is expanding in Payette County appeared in late August. An epidemiologist under contract with the Malheur County Health Department crunched data and believes the Payette County Fair and Rodeo in New Plymouth may be the focal point of the surge in new cases.
MALHEUR COUNTY WILDFIRES September 8
Wildfire north of Ontario corralled by crews
A collection of firefighting agencies joined together overnight to suppress the fire 975-acre fire despite 40 mph winds.
AROUND OREGON September 8
AROUND OREGON: Oregon high school athletes moving to Idaho to compete
A family from the Willamette Valley makes a bold move to where high school sports are not on hold - Idaho.
FreeAROUND OREGON September 7
AROUND OREGON: Schools in 17 Oregon counties can open for young children but educators aren’t ready to teach face-to-face
School districts in Oregon that could return youngest students to the classroom aren't ready to do so But most school districts that qualify to teach their youngest children in person aren’t yet planning to do so. They cite uncertainties about health precautions, concerns among parents and opposition from teacher unions.

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