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Oct 12 2020 thru Oct 18 2020

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VALE GOVERNMENT October 16
Moving on up: Vale city leaders relocate to new city hall
Vale elected officials signed off on a loan to buy the former Umpqua Bank building last summer. City personnel began to move into the former bank building last week.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 15
California company still on track with Nyssa project
Field Fresh Foods is hard at work renovating a warehouse in Nyssa in preparation of opening either later this year or early 2021. The firm is the nation's largest supplier of fresh-packed fruits and vegetable for public schools and plans to hire 45 people when fully operational.
CORONAVIRUS IN MALHEUR COUNTY October 15
State sends help for virus fight in Malheur County, with mixed results
Despite state efforts to help with the battle against Covid, local officials grapple with a persistently high virus rate in Malheur County.
ELECTION 2020 October 15
ELECTION 2020: Walker faces incumbent sheriff on November ballot in Malheur County
ELECTION 2020: Casey Walker, on the November ballot as a candidate for Malheur County sheriff, talked about the job early this year, but he didn't respond to recent interview requests about his campaign.
ELECTION 2020 October 15
ELECTION 2020: Wolfe cites experience in race for re-election as Malheur sheriff
Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe presents voters with a conservative approach to budget and politics as he stresses his years of law enforcement experience in his run for re-election.
ELECTION 2020 October 15
Ballots go out to record voter tally in Malheur County
ELECTION 2020: Local officials are predicting a record turnout for the Nov. 3 election, as Malheur County voters help elect a president and also decide key local races for county commissioner and sheriff.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 15
Feds scuttle funding needed for Malheur County's publicly-owned industrial park
Officials hoped to acquire $15 million in federal cash to boost the project next to a rail reload center planned north of Nyssa. Malheur County said it will try again to get money needed to turn fields into factories.
COMMUNITY October 14
PHOTO GALLERY: It's back to school in Harper
Harper students are social distancing as they return to classes in the small Malheur County school district.
EMPLOYMENT October 14
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions includes Lifeways, Car Cleaner, Geiser Grand Hotel, tvcrn, HEP Instructor, Industrial Education Instructor, Child Care, Administrative Assistant, Recruiting Coordinator, caregivers, Tower House Coffee, Tow Truck Operator, Lead Flight Instructor, Math Lab Coordinator, Program Assistant, Hops distribution
PUBLIC NOTICES October 14
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of John Kenneth Friend, Estate of Beverly K. McCall
HEALTH CARE October 14
Health systems launch new Medicare insurance plan for eastern Oregon
Summit Health, an effort by health providers in the region, is offering a new option for health insurance coverage in Malheur County.
ELECTION 2020 October 14
Filings show PACs put their bucks into legislative incumbents in Malheur County
ELECTION 2020: Oregon spending reports show that political action committees are putting big bucks into the campaigns of state Sen. Lynn Findley and Rep. Mark Owens, incumbents in districts that include Malheur County. Meanwhile challengers Beth Spell and Carina Miller rely on smaller individual contributions to fuel their campaigns.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY October 13
Malheur County urges those attending funeral, youth activities to get Covid test
Events such as a funeral and other social activities are exposing more people more often. Health officials say complying with limits on the size of gatherings is necessary and that social distancing and masks remain key protocols.
COMMUNITY October 13
Vale FFA reaches out to supporters as autumn auction is canceled
The annual auction supporting Vale FFA scholarships has been canceled due to pandemic restrictions, but organizers say supporters can still help through their donations.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS October 13
Nyssa students go back to class despite state report showing staff Covid cases
Kindergarteners and some other students are back in class this week in Nyssa, after the state reported several Covid cases among the staff. The return to in-person learning drew a rebuke from the Oregon Education Association, but district officials say they are following all precautions to keep students safe.
FreeELECCIÓN 2020 October 13
ELECCIÓN 2020:Jacobs y Shock hablan sobre su plataforma para el puesto de la comisión del condado
El republicano Ron Jacobs y el demócrata Byron Shock están compitiendo en la boleta electoral de noviembre para reemplazar al comisionado del condado de Malheur, Larry Wilson. Ambos hombres respondieron preguntas del Enterprise la semana pasada sobre lo que creen que son los temas claves para el condado.
ONTARIO PUBLIC SAFETY October 13
Two Black teens endure racial taunts as they make overnight stop in Ontario
Ontario police arrested a 28-year-old transient after two teens walking along a city street recently were confronted by racial slurs. Tyler J. Duncan also was accused of another bias crime after a fight two weeks earlier.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK October 12
Massive Covid testing session slated this week in Ontario
The drive-thru event, at the Malheur County Fairgrounds, will be from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Testing is open to anyone age 7 and above and results are expected to be available within seven days.

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