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MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS December 18
Boise grocery store chain buys Logan's Market in Vale
Intermountain Food Stores purchased Logan's Market stores in Filer, Marsing and Redmond. Intermountain Food Stores owns M&W Markets across southern Idaho.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 18
Covid hits BLM office in Vale, prompting closure
The Oregon Health Authority reported five cases of Covid at the Vale district office of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The office is closed until Monday, Dec. 28.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY December 18
Next phase of Nyssa rail project will hinge on compact between four entities
Greg Smith, the Malheur County economic development director, outlined the plan to the county court at a Dec. 9 meeting. Construction on the taxpayer-funded project is scheduled to begin in January.
SPECIAL REPORT December 17
SPECIAL REPORT Domestic violence is a familiar and persistent crime in Malheur County
A host of factors play a role in the number of domestic abuse cases locally. Education may help but for a crime that often occurs in the shadows in Malheur County there are no easy answers.
MALHEUR COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY December 16
36-man fight at Snake River Correctional Institution sends two to the hospital
The brawl was confined to one housing unit, but involved three dozen inmates, three of whom were injured. Following the incident, all the men were placed in disciplinary segregation.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 16
Ontario hospital chief one of the first to receive Covid vaccine
Dina Ellwanger, president and chief nursing officer for Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario, received the vaccine during a live broadcast that included Gov. Kate Brown Wednesday.
EMPLOYMENT December 16
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include City Manager,English Instructor, lifeways
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY December 16
Border board distributes more grant money for local needs in Malheur County
The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board recently awarded $350,000 in grants to area businesses and agencies. The newest round of grants is part of a program that began in February.
PUBLIC NOTICES December 16
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Robert Dale Haney
FreeCOMMENTARY December 16
EDITORIAL: Time to get young Malheur County students back to regular classes
EDITORIAL: The community will have to step up big tine, but Gov. Kate Brown should partner with Malheur County to get elementary students back to school - full time. The cost to these youngest students of trying to learn from home is too high.
ONTARIO December 16
Homes for the homeless nearly ready to go in Ontario
Ontario city crews linked 16 tiny houses to the electrical grid last week to ready them for new residents. Officials hope the new site in northwest Ontario will be open by Christmas week.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS December 16
It's football in February as Malheur County schools get yet another season change
The Oregon School Activities Association pushed the start of prep sports back from Dec. 28 to Feb. 8, and local coaches are worried about players' morale, physical fitness, and availability to play.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 15
Ontario hospital receives first doses of Covid vaccine
The serum arrived Tuesday morning and plans call for medical workers that care for Covid patients to receive the vaccine first. The first vaccinations were scheduled on Wednesday in a live broadcast involving Gov. Kate Brown.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY December 14
Help a Malheur County restaurant survive - where to get takeout meals
Few sectors of the Malheur County economy have suffered as many twists and turns as the restaurant industry. To give them a chance to keep going, the Malheur Enterprise compiled this list of places providing takeout service. Give one a try today.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY December 14
Ontario hospital among first in Oregon to get Covid vaccine, state says
The long-awaited vaccine to immunize people against Covid is scheduled to be delivered to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario on Tuesday. State officials say health care workers treating Covid patients are among the first in line to get the vaccine.

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