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MALHEUR COUNTY SPORTS Feb. 19
Governor's decision clears the way for spring prep football in Malheur County
The new season is slated to start March 1. Some details, including safety protocols, still need to be finalized before the first football hits the grass.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Feb. 18
Malheur County's Covid case count shows sharp decline
The county logged just one new Covid case during a three-day period last week. While the trend may be a hopeful sign for the future health officials caution it is too soon to tell if the county has turned the corner in the Covid war.
PUBLIC SAFETY Feb. 18
Truck crash temporarily closes U.S. Highway 20 west of Harper
The early-morning accident injured the driver of the truck and damaged guardrails at the Squaw Creek Bridge. Both eastbound and westbound lanes were closed but police were able to reopen the eastbound lane later.
NYSSA Feb. 18
Ani-Care inks deal with Nyssa for new animal shelter, moving from Ontario
Ani-Care Animal Shelter will relocate from Ontario to the Thunderegg Capital of the World within the next few weeks. City officials said they were pleased with the deal.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Feb. 18
Records chronicle actions leading to Ontario mayor's lawsuit
Mayor Riley Hill, now suing his own city over a $500 civil penalty incurred last year, testified he requested personal assistance from the city police department in cleaning his property. The fine proposed for his company was reduced from an initial $3,500 by Ontario Police Chief Steven Romero, according to public records obtained by the Enterprise.
WEATHER Feb. 18
Malheur County, get ready for more snow
The National Weather Service forecast several inches of snow starting Thursday evening and overnight.
AROUND OREGON Feb. 17
AROUND OREGON: Holey war: Klamath Falls donut shop sued by restaurant with similar name
The family-owned operation, known until last week as the Holey Donut, will no longer go by that moniker after its owners were sued by The Holy Donut, a Maine bakery located 3,100 miles away.
COVID Feb. 17
While some schools see enrollment dips, Harper is seeing an online surge
The transition from classroom to comprehensive distance learning pushed many families in traditional public schools to look for other options, including online learning. But now that in-person instruction is returning, public schools are expected to see a bump in their enrollment numbers.
COVID Feb. 17
Feb. 18 vaccination clinic at Four Rivers Cultural Center canceled
The cancellation was due to weather-related shipping issues, according to a press release from the Malheur County Health Department
EMPLOYMENT Feb. 17
They're hiring - local job openings
Secretary, Laborer, Coordinator, Production Worker, CDL Driver, Council Vacancy, Administrative Assistant
PUBLIC NOTICES Feb. 17
Publications from local governments, private parties
Sheriff’s Sale, Bureau of Land Management, Architectural and Engineering services, TVCC
COVID Feb. 17
You did it, Malheur County - data shows drop in Covid, eased restrictions could come next week
UPDATED: The Oregon Health Authority showed that Malheur County could move to a county with "moderate" risk of Covid spread, meaning indoor dining and entertainment would be allowed for the first time in months.
PUBLIC SAFETY Feb. 16
Ontario man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison
Carlos Alberto Berrios Jr., 30, pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine Jan. 23 and was sentenced in federal court Tuesday.
Malheur County Weather Feb. 15
PHOTO GALLERY: Snow storm delivers at least half a foot of snow to Malheur County
The winter squall rolled in overnight Sunday, Feb. 14, and dropped a white blanket of the wet stuff from Ontario to Jamieson. Roads were slick and snow-packed early in the day but warmer temps mean melting is ahead.

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