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COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 4
Vaccine likely to hit Oregon this month, but worsening Covid spread is still expected
Oregon now expects to receive 147,000 doses of two Covid vaccines in December, which will go first to health care workers treating Covid patients.
YOUR COMMUNITY December 4
Christmas light show ready to roll at Four Rivers Cultural Center
The Christmas Spirit & Light Show begins Friday night at 5:30 p.m. and runs until Dec. 31. The drive-up event allows residents to see the spectacular holiday event from their cars and includes a contest to win a prize.
COMMENTARY December 4
LETTER: Malheur Fairgrounds grateful for support, looking toward new year
Fairgrounds Manager Lynelle Christiani writes about the challenges, and the progress, made at the fairgrounds as a difficult year comes to a close.
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION December 4
In Ontario, teens who are also parents get support to succeed
Teen parents at Ontario High School have the option of attending the Ontario Teen Parent Program - Early Head Start, which has been largely successful at keeping them in school.
COMMENTARY December 3
LETTER: Owner of Mackey's describes hanging on in face of pandemic
A letter from local restaurateur Angie Grove spells out the dire situation facing local businesses. She calls for a new approach, for the sake of local employers and employees.
COMMUNITY December 3
NYSSA NEWS: New twist on Night Lite Parade offers safe fun for families on Dec. 5
In Nyssa, parade organizers are adjusting to Covid safety precautions by setting up stationary floats which spectators can view Saturday night, as the annual tradition goes ahead.
COMMENTARY December 3
BOOK CORNER: Vale Club reads up on Heather Lende's Alaska
The Vale Book Club, meeting this Thursday, will discuss "If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name," a peek into the life of small-town Alaska.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS December 3
Covid drives down enrollment at Treasure Valley Community College
Statistics collected on Treasure Valley Community College enrollment show a 20% drop in enrollment compared to this time last year. That will cost the Ontario school money.
OBITUARIES December 2
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Barbara Lee Franke Caywood, Glenn Edward Caywood, Pamela S. Vaughn, Jorge E. Rodriguez, Dorothy Marian Bunker, Virgil Goff, Toni E. L. Salgado
EMPLOYMENT December 2
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include lifeways, English Instructor
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 2
Vale, area schools plan 8 free Covid testing events before Christmas
The first event will be Thursday, Dec. 3, at Vale High School, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The intent is to identify as many people who are infected with Covid to get the virus spread under control so schools can resume.
PUBLIC NOTICES December 2
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road, Malheur County Court, Estate of Robert Dale Haney
MALHEUR COUNTY HOUSING December 2
Coalition of non-profits to investing more than $37 million in Malheur County affordable apartments
New housing plans in the works will create 157 affordable apartments across the county. Sites in Ontario, Nyssa and Vale are on the docket to be renovated to combat the county's housing crisis.
YOUR COMMUNITY December 2
Holiday bazaar slated at the Malheur County fairgrounds
The annual holiday event will kick off this weekend and will showcase more than 40 vendors. This year, though, the bazaar will look a little different as Covid restrictions - such as mandatory masks - will be required to enter.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 1
County set to release more than $700,000 in relief funds for local businesses
Applications are now being accepted for the grant program designed to help merchants and officials want to begin dispensing money by the first of the year.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY November 30
Oregon's economy can recover from pandemic, but low-wage earners falling behind
State economists say the coronavirus is leaving an uneven impact on employers and jobs across Oregon. Some sectors such as homebuilding are strong but consumer businesses such as restaurants need public confidence before they can return to full strength, a recent state report says.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY November 30
Need a Covid test? Get one free Tuesday in Ontario
The Malheur County Health Department is conducting another drive-thru testing day for free Covid tests. The event is Tuesday at the fairgrounds in Ontario

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