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Nov 16 2020 thru Nov 22 2020

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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Nov. 20
Southern Idaho health district issues Covid advisory
Southwest District Health encouraged residents in six counties - including four that adjoin Malheur County - to adopt stronger Covid protocols. The announcement was made Friday, Nov. 20.
YOUR COMMUNITY Nov. 19
Festival of Trees virtual event kicks off Friday
Forced online this year because of the Covid epidemic, local residents can still contribute to charity organizations through the annual Festival of Trees event. Those who want to help and buy a Christmas tree or wreath, can go online to the Festival of Trees Facebook page beginning Friday morning.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Nov. 19
State, regional lawmakers urge governor in letter to review Covid restrictions
Elected officials who represent largely rural areas of the state laid out their concerns in the three-page document penned Nov. 18. Lawmakers proposed four areas for review, including keeping bars and restaurants open. The Malheur County Court also endorsed the letter.
ONTARIO BUSINESS Nov. 19
Longtime Ontario tire business gears up for move across town
Commerical Tire will set up shop on a two-acre lot on the east side of Ontario. Construction of the new facility will begin later this year.
OBITUARIES Nov. 18
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Calvin Van Haueter, Victor Ramirez, Bill Ralph Lambeth Sr., Charles Edward Packer, Mary Suemiko Mizuta, Ron Martin, Brandon Bruzewski, Betty S. Newell, Larry Galloway, Charles Leonard Williams, Roger Williams
EMPLOYMENT Nov. 18
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions CDL Driver, Physical Education Teacher, City Manager
COMMENTARY Nov. 18
EDITORIAL: With new Covid mandate in place, we must work together to address emerging civic crisis
Our View: Malheur County can survive the Covid threat if everyone takes it seriously and does their part. There's too much at risk to do otherwise.
PUBLIC NOTICES Nov. 18
Publications from local governments, private parties
Custody Hunt VS Cline, Preliminary Determination for Transfer Application, Estate of Mary Lou Feasel
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Nov. 18
Malheur County state court grapples with case backlog because of Covid outbreak
While some limited jury trials are back on in Malheur County, more than six months of little legal activity pushed cases back and created an array of challenges for judges, attorneys and court staff.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Nov. 18
New limits take hold in Malheur County as Covid case counts head back up
A statewide "pause" on dining and going to the gym started Wednesday, and restaurants and bars across Malheur County can for now only provide takeout. Private social events now are restricted to no more than six people, though police say they aren't planning to cite violators.
ELECTION 2020 Nov. 18
Board chair of Vale assisted living facility says voters saved the day with passage of new tax levy
Vale businessman John Nalivka believes Pioneer Place skilled nursing and assisted living and rehabilitation center is a priority for the community and he said the outcome of the Nov. 3 election shows voters agree.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR Nov. 18
Unprecedented rationing of medical care looms in Treasure Valley as Covid spreads
Doctors from the area's largest medical operations on Tuesday said the cases of the coronavirus are clogging their systems - and it's expected to worsen. They pleaded with the public to trust warnings from the medical profession and act to stop more infections.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Nov. 17
Legislators lash out at governor's new mandates on Malheur County businesses
State Sen. Lynn Findley and state Rep. Mark Owens think the state is imposing the wrong limits on local businesses. They want the virus contained and think it's up to people, not business, to act.
YOUR COMMUNITY Nov. 16
New Covid mandates push popular Festival of Trees event online
One of the biggest local fundraisers - now entering its 32nd year - will be accessible via Facebook beginning Friday. Another holiday event - the Thanksgiving lunch sponsored by the Nyssa Nazarene Church - is also cancelled because of Covid.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Nov. 16
Covid testing session slated Tuesday in Ontario
The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Malheur County Fairgrounds. Area residents can register by going online to the Malheur County Health Department web site.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Nov. 16
Business groups object strongly to Oregon governor's new limits
State associations representing bankers, loggers, car dealers and more joined in to oppose Gov. Kate Brown's new limits on business that take effect on Wednesday.

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