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Apr 11 2022 thru Apr 17 2022

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MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Apr. 15
Nyssa project can't tap state program cited as one source for emergency $9.8 million
The hunt for nearly $10 million in new public money to finish the Treasure Valley Reload Center has already hit a snag. A state program cited by project leaders as one place to go for $9.8 million isn't open to Malheur County Development Corp., according to officials.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 15
Crews finally remove wrecked mobile home half from local man's property
Six months after high winds tossed the home off a trailer on U.S. Highway 20, a contractor hired by the state Transportation Department recently hauled the hulk away.
FreeELECTION 2022 Apr. 14
Republicans vow to restore timber industry, protect ag if they win Oregon governor’s race
Timber Unity hosted a debate Thursday for Republicans running for governor – and 11 candidates took took the stage in Hillsboro.
AGRICULTURE Apr. 14
State offers aid to curb looming grasshopper, Mormon cricket outbreaks
Mormon crickets, which ravage rangeland plants and crops, proliferate in times of drought – like now. That's why the last Oregon Legislature pegged $5 million for a program to help landowners rein in a severe infestation expected this season.
NYSSA Apr. 14
NYSSA NEWS: Jazz Band tunes up for fundraiser concert, taco feed
The Nyssa Jazz Band will present a concert April 23 at the school, with a gourmet taco bar as well. Columnist Susan Barton has the details, as well as information on a Safesitter class and yard debris burning days.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Apr. 14
COMING UP: Easter egg hunts, history talk, classes on tap in Malheur County
Egg hunts are on the menu, but that's not all – Check out the other offerings coming up this April in Malheur County.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Apr. 14
Malheur County issues drought emergency declaration in a bid to seek state aid
The declaration, issued April 6, forecasts “widespread and severe economic damage.” The water level in area reservoirs remains low, creating challenges for farmers and ranchers.
MALHEUR COUNTY COMMUNITY Apr. 13
Vale Spring Fling event rescheduled for May
Organizer Malinda Castleberry said weather conditions forced her to reschedule the event. Now, the gathering is set for May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
EMPLOYMENT Apr. 13
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions include: Farmhand
COMMUNITY HEALTH Apr. 13
Planned Parenthood leasing clinic space in Ontario
Portland-based Planned Parenthood didn't comment directly on its plans for clinic space in Ontario, but said everyone should be able to get health care when they need it. The possible expansion into Malheur County comes as Idaho tightens restrictions on abortion.
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Apr. 13
Construction on Nyssa reload center could stop unless nearly $10 million added, officials say
Project managers for the Treasure Valley Reload Center stunned a public meeting Tuesday with news that a shortfall projected just Friday at $5.3 million had nearly doubled in days. The county project has 60 days to find more money, the lead engineer warned.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 13
Publications from local governments, private parties
Notices of Budget Committee Meetings
COMMUNITY Apr. 12
Lions plan a treat-packed Easter egg hunt for Saturday in Vale
There will be Easter treats galore as the Vale Lions Club brings back its traditional egg hunt this Saturday, April 16. Don't be late – the hunt starts at 1 p.m. sharp in Wadleigh Park.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS Apr. 12
Political forum highlights candidates for commissioner, county judge slot
The question-and-answer session, sponsored by the Malheur Enterprise, was held Monday night at Four Rivers Cultural Center. The event attracted more than 70 local residents who came out to listen to the local politicos.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT Apr. 11
Nyssa rail project short up to $5 million as work falls behind schedule
Farmland picked to be home to the Treasure Valley Reload Center is proving so waterlogged that contractors are using four times as much rock as expected to make it buildable. That is dramatically pushing up costs and now officials are searching for money to patch the budget hole.

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