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Dec 20 2021 thru Dec 26 2021

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FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 24
New Oregon forecast dials back hospitalizations for Covid – but still sees an omicron surge
OHSU this week cut nearly in half its projected hospitalization numbers after an alarming omicron forecast last week prompted the governor to act.
PHOTO GALLERY Dec. 24
PHOTOS: Nyssa Elementary School students ring in the Christmas season at concert
The event, at Nyssa High Schools auditorium Dec. 16, attracted a large crowd as youth spread cheer with holiday tunes.
FreeMALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Dec. 23
On Christmas Day, you can get meals in Nyssa, Vale
Local folks can enjoy a Christmas dinner at two community events in Malheur County, thanks to volunteers and donations.
FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 23
Oregon election officials want Kristof to prove residency for governor's race
Kristof campaign says he considered Oregon home even when he lived in New York. The Oregon secretary of state wants to know more about that.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Dec. 23
Effort to restore iconic sign between Vale and Ontario kicks off
A fundraising campaign, spearheaded by local resident Kathy Saldana and other volunteers, aims to put up a new sign to replace one damaged by wind storms.
RAIL RELOAD CENTER Dec. 22
Cost for rail for Treasure Valley Reload Center comes in high; one key track line remains optional
Bids for the second major contract to build the Nyssa rail center came in higher than the project engineers expected. Work on the first phase has started - months late.
FreeAROUND OREGON Dec. 22
Oregon faces short staffing and not enough customers to inject 1 million booster shots
The Oregon Health Authority made vaccination boosters a high priority but it is still trying to tie pieces together to guard against omicron.
PUBLIC NOTICES Dec. 22
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Gary William Boor, Summons
COMMUNITY Dec. 22
Federal dollars could be coming to fix Ontario's worn streets
Cracked and pothole-ridden roads like East Idaho Avenue could get repairs with money from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Officials say having projects ready to go is the key to securing the funding.
EMPLOYMENT Dec. 22
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include Instructional Assistant, Bus Driver, Food Service Assistant, Shop work, Youth Transition Program , Feed lot
MALHEUR COUNTY OBITUARY Dec. 22
OBITUARY: Rosalie Kendall Johnson
Rosalie Kendall Johnson passed away at her home in Fruitland, Idaho, on Dec. 10, 2021. (Submitted information)
VALE Dec. 22
Festive Christmas Market draws shoppers in Vale
Last-minute shoppers found plenty of choices last weekend at the Christmas market at the Vale Senior Center with everything from soaps to aprons.
COVID Dec. 21
Malheur County watchful but plans steady course as omicron spreads in U.S.
Malheur County health care providers have plenty of vaccine, including booster shots, and more clinics are planned. Despite state warning of surge coming, local officials for now say they are holding a steady course when it comes to the coronavirus

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