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Feb 14 2022 thru Feb 20 2022

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MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 18
Nyssa girls varsity basketball team clinches district title with late-game heroics
Nyssa's Brooklyn Johns scored with just seconds to play to give the Lady Bulldogs a district crown against Burns Thursday night.
VALE Feb. 18
Vale aims to use state grant to upgrade airport infrastructure
The $100,000 subsidy will be used to complete asphalt work. City leaders believe airport improvements will be one way to promote tourism and inject dollars into the local economy.
VALE Feb. 17
Vale grad on the road to recovery after serious car crash
Maycee DeLong was driving to give plasma when a mishap on a highway north of Corvallis destroyed her car and sent her to the hospital with serious injuries.
FreeSTATE NEWS Feb. 17
Oregon Supreme Court upholds decision to keep Kristof off ballot in governor's race
Issuing its ruling Thursday morning, Oregon's high court said Nick Kristof didn’t prove that he lived in Oregon by November 2019.
ONTARIO Feb. 17
New Ontario airport manager has high hopes for the future
Justin Zysk used to guide surveillance drones for the U.S. Army but now he is closer to the ground as the top executive at the Ontario Municipal Airport. Zysk stepped into the manager position in January.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Feb. 16
New career and technical education program takes flight at Vale Middle School
The district used state money to spearhead the ambitious learning curriculum that aims to give students a taste of different job paths before they enter high school.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Feb. 16
McQuisten sets her sights on Oregon's top political slot
The Baker County native and single mom is running a grass-roots campaign to become governor. McQuisten said the Covid pandemic motivated her to get involved in politics.
EMPLOYMENT Feb. 16
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include: Newspaper Reporter, Superintendent/K-8 Principal, K-8 Counselor/Behavior Specialist, Janitor.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Feb. 16
Nyssa schools pilot virtual school, expect students from across the state to enroll
Ryan Hawkins, assistant superintendent, says the Nyssa schools could draw students from throughout the state to obtain a STEM-intensive education in the new virtual program.
PUBLIC NOTICES Feb. 16
Publications from local governments, private parties
2022 Community Development Block Grant public notice and notice of public hearing.
COMMUNITY Feb. 16
Malheur County auctioneer gavels final event in life lived with honor
Roger Nakashima, as cancer closes in, talks about his auction career, community works and always doing "the best you can." The longtime auctioneer hopes to make an appearance at a final auction this Saturday.
FreeSTATE NEWS Feb. 15
Republican legislators serving vast area of Oregon have tough time advancing their agenda
If Republicans were at the controls, Oregon's short legislative session would be dominated by talk of tax cuts, school choice and clipping Gov. Kate Brown’s wings.
MALHUER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Feb. 15
Nyssa girls get win against Burns; Vale boys finish regular season unbeaten
The Nyssa girls varsity basketball team used stingy defense to beat Burns Friday night in a rematch of a January contest where the Hilanders beat the Lady Bulldogs 55-38. The Viking boys, meanwhile, defeated Burns to clinch the league title.
FreeAROUND OREGON Feb. 15
Proposal to pay farmworkers overtime clears first hurdle in Legislature
The first vote on the plan, which would establish a 40-hour workweek, is partisan, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.

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