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Jan 24 2022 thru Jan 30 2022

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FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 29
Coronavirus cases appear to flatten, with demand for hospital beds rising
The state’s epidemiologist said Friday that the state will be filing permanent mask and vaccination rules in the next few weeks.
ONTARIO Jan. 28
Ontario's Man of the Year keeps finding ways to help others
Robert Metzger, who runs a food pantry to help local veterans, has volunteered his skills for numerous Ontario organizations over the years. This month, the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce recognized his service, naming him Man of the Year.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 27
Nyssa girls varsity prep squad keeps the focus on the next game, not rankings
The Lady Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 by the Oregon School Activities Association but the players want to concentrate on how to get better each week while they aim for a league title.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jan. 27
Vale attorney reflects on a long and rewarding career in Malheur County
Larry Sullivan's journey began in Virginia with a stop in Eugene to attend law school as he yearned to live in a place with wide open spaces.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY Jan. 27
Local Covid case rates reach all-time high
More than 500 new cases of the infection were reported last week by the Malheur County Health Department. Meanwhile, two new Covid-connected deaths were reported.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Jan. 26
February meeting slated to determine future of Vale chamber
Spearheaded by Mayor Tom Vialpando and local merchant Cathy Zacharias, the meeting is designed to discover the level of interest in revitalizing the business group.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Jan. 26
Viking hoop squads claim league wins in weekend play
Both the Vale varsity boys and girls teams notched Eastern Oregon League victories over Riverside.
PUBLIC NOTICES Jan. 26
Publications from local governments, private parties
Human Services Transportation Plan, Summons, Notice of Public Hearing for Community Development Block Grant.
EMPLOYMENT Jan. 26
They're hiring - local job openings
Vale BLM Snake River Valley Wildland Firefighting Recruitment
COMMUNITY Jan. 26
Malheur County schools post strong graduation rates, despite pandemic pressures
School administrators say extraordinary efforts and outreach by staff have helped keep students on track to graduation.
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 26
Brown, Democrats outline big spending plans as GOP calls for limited action in short session
The governor wants legislative leaders to approve hundreds of millions in one-time investments, but Republican leaders said the 35-day session should be more restrained.
EDITORIAL Jan. 25
EDITORIAL: Governing in secret is wrong, and Malheur County citizens should insist it stop
OPINION: The Malheur County Development Corp. oversees more than $30 million in public money, but its board uses questionable if not illegal practices to spend money, decide on bids
FreeAROUND OREGON Jan. 25
Two House Democrats urge Oregon Supreme Court to keep Kristof out of governor’s race
Reps. Andrea Valderrama, Wlnsvey Campos and four other women of color say Kristof’s presence on the ballot would reverse progress toward equity.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Jan. 24
Unhoused of Malheur County can get free food, clothing at Tuesday event in Ontario
Community in Action is still seeking volunteers to help produce the most accurate count possible of the homeless in Malheur County. Volunteers are needed for roughly two-hour shifts on Wednesday, the day after a Winter Wellness Event in Ontario

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