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Apr 26 2021 thru May 2 2021

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AROUND OREGON Apr. 30
AROUND OREGON: Klamath irrigators claim state permit allows them to divert water
Reagan Desmond, general counsel for Klamath Drainage D, said KDD obtained the state permit from the Oregon Water Resources Department in the 1970s as a backup for situations when Reclamation would be unable to satisfy the district’s Project right in full.
ELECTIONS Apr. 30
Nyssa school board openings draw dozen hopefuls
Five out of five incumbents face challengers in an unusually busy race.
AROUND OREGON Apr. 29
AROUND OREGON: Iconic moment in Bend: Wienermobile visits last Blockbuster
Two cultural icons converged in Bend on Saturday when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile parked in front of the last Blockbuster video rental store on Earth. It was a flashback to childhood for Pittman, who remembers singing the Oscar Mayer song in the grocery store with her mother and looking for the Wienermobile on road trips with her family. Charles Health System, always loved the old advertisements for Oscar Mayer on TV, but never had a chance to see the Wienermobile in person.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 29
Classes to Career Profile: Harper's Jeremiah Wright sees benefits from ag, business studies
In this series, the Malheur Enterprise introduces Malheur County students focusing on career goals through vocational education.Jeremiah Wright is finding understanding about the world and skills for work through his vocational classes at Harper School.
COVID Apr. 29
Vax efforts fall short for Oregon Latinos, including in Malheur County
Across the state, Latinos make up 13% of the population and 25% of Covid cases, but only 6% of vaccinations. In Malheur County, local providers are looking to improve access and information-sharing within the Latino community.
MALHEUR COUNTY ELECTIONS Apr. 29
May election offers a full slate of choices for voters
There will be 20 contest races on the May 18 ballot that run the gamut from school boards to cemetery districts. Local ballots for the election were mailed between April 28.
MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE Apr. 29
Malheur County farmers, water managers cast a wary eye on water outlook
There will probably be enough of the wet stuff to go around this year for farmers but the long-term irrigation water picture remains blurry.
ONTARIO GOVERNMENT Apr. 29
Ontario City Council rejects plea to keep tiny homes open past May
Despite the recommendation of its own staff to extend the shelter's operations through the end of June and give the shelter a chance to become permanent, Ontario's city council decided to close the tiny homes at the end of May in response to neighbors' concerns.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 29
At TVCC, students adjust to new normal with mix of live, online classes
Students and administrators say that changes to adjust to Covid haven't derailed either their academic or social lives.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 28
OBITUARY: William Earl Strauchon
William Earl Strauchon November 1962-April 2021 Passed from this life April 18 due to a farming accident. Deeply loved by his grieving family. (Submitted Information)
COMMENTARY Apr. 28
EDITORIAL: Ontario board’s mixed signals, secrecy undercut public’s trust
EDITORIAL: The Ontario School Board should release the report that led to censure of two directors, and make it clear to the public that the acrimony and bad behavior of past months will not continue. The community and its children deserve that transparency.
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Apr. 28
OBITUARY: Russel “Rusty” Wayne Girvin
Russel “Rusty” Wayne Girvin, 99, of Vale, Oregon was born August 15, 1921, in Creighton Valley, Nebraska, and passed away April 18, 2021, at Pioneer Assisted Living in Vale, Oregon. His parents were John and Jennie Dickinson Girvin. He left Nebraska when he was 15 and moved with his family to Vale on March 13, 1937, during the Nebraska Dust Bowl. He had two brothers, Blaine and Bob, and four sisters, Margaret Ross, Thelma Marcum, Erma Tschida and Bonnie Magnuson. (Submitted Information)
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS Apr. 28
Businesses in Malheur County grapple with sudden, acute labor shortage
Since the state eased Covid restrictions, many local restaurants are welcoming record numbers but a lack of available employees created new, and lingering, challenges.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 28
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Elizabeth Lee McBride, Estate of Norma Joann Ebright, Notice of Sale, Malheur Education Service District, Valley View, Jordan Valley
ELECTIONS Apr. 28
Ontario district's turmoil fuels school board races
Issues at play include decorum and civility on the board, rebuilding trust with the community, equity, and the return to in-person instruction.
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 28
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Cook & waitress, Equipment Operator, Elementary Teacher, CDL Driver, Production Worker, Metal Fabricator
PHOTO GALLERY Apr. 28
PHOTO GALLERY: Annual Community Serve Day event spruces up the community
Volunteers armed with shovels and rakes and paint brushes fanned out across the county and into Idaho Saturday, April 24 as part of the annual community enhancement program.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Apr. 27
Ontario forum on Wednesday will test school board candidates with questions
The Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open forum on Wednesday, April 28, for the public to hear from candidates for seats on the boards of the Ontario School District and Treasure Valley Community College.
CORONAVIRUS: Life in Malheur County Apr. 27
Restrictions loom again for Malheur County as Covid case rate rises
Covid cases are on the rise in the region, as Malheur County struggles to boost the vaccination rate – now the second worst among Oregon counties. Officials are gearing up for a return to tighter restrictions on businesses and gatherings.
AROUND OREGON Apr. 27
AROUND OREGON: Oscar winner ‘Nomadland’ based on book by former Oregon journalist
Jessica Bruder, an Oregonian/OregonLive reporter from 2006 to 2008, traveled for several years throughout the West and worked alongside her subjects at low-wage jobs to research the 2017 book.

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