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Apr 18 2022 thru Apr 24 2022

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MALHEUR COUNTY AGRICULTURE Apr. 21
USDA announces new funding for Owyhee Irrigation District as Biden visits Oregon
While some questions remain - such as how much cash the district will get and when - the money will be used to convert earthen canals and dikes to pipes in an effort to streamline the delivery of the wet stuff.
TREASURE VALLEY RELOAD CENTER Apr. 21
Experts mum about need for costly extra Nyssa rail spur
One mile-long rail line for the Treasure Valley Reload Center has been planned and designed, but remains on hold. Officials won't explain why it was included in costs if it's not required to operate the rail shipping center.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS Apr. 21
Unique vending machine adds muscle to Vale Elementary School reading program
The goal is to create incentives to promote reading among students and the vending machine, which dispenses books, is seen as a key tool to accomplish that goal. Students who earn enough points through tests earn a free book from the machine.
MALHEUR COUNTY EVENTS Apr. 21
COMING UP: Four hands piano and much more on Malheur County's calendar
Stephanie Trick and Paolo Aderighi will present an array of musical styles in a four-hands piano concert Thursday at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. Also coming up: Jazz in Nyssa, yard sales in Vale, and meetings of local agencies.
VALE Apr. 21
Vale council sets hearing on fire department needs, funding
The Vale City Council will hold a hearing Tuesday, April 26, to hear from the public on the fire department's needs and funding options for the future.
PUBLIC NOTICES Apr. 20
Publications from local governments, private parties
Publications include: Notices of Public Hearings, Notices of Budget Committee Meetings, Notice of Budget Hearing
MALHEUR COUNTY ECONOMY Apr. 20
Oregon Eastern RR expanding reload operations at Vale
Oregon Eastern Railroad owners see growing market demand for rail business, so they're expanding operations at their Vale track site. Planned upgrades are ranked high on a list for state funding.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Apr. 20
Cummings tapped as interim city manager in Ontario
The city’s community development director said he is excited about stepping into the new post. Cummings will fill in for former city manager Adam Brown, who will depart this month for a top position with the city of Keizer.
OBITUARIES Apr. 20
OBITUARY: Bernice Christena Roy Jones
Bernice Christena Roy Jones, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Vale, Oregon, on the morning of Monday, April 11, at 99 years of age.
NYSSA Apr. 20
NYSSA NEWS: Senior center plans three-day sale this week
The Nyssa Senior Center will have bargains galore Thursday through Saturday. Columnist Susan Barton has the details, as well as an update on The Gathering Place and kindergarten registration.
VALE Apr. 20
Vale officials grapple with lingering stray dog problem
Unattended, and unlicensed, four-legged canines have always been a challenge for the city but recently the number of complaints to city leaders climbed. Officials urge area pet owners to get their animals licensed and to keep a close watch on them.
EDITORIAL Apr. 19
EDITORIAL: Rapid and major changes needed to get Nyssa rail project back on track
COMMENTARY: The Treasure Valley Reload Center, behind schedule and over budget, needs sharper leadership from company board, county commissoners. Step one to fix: Remove Greg Smith.
TREASURE VALLEY RELOAD CENTER Apr. 19
Trucks damaging county roads on way to Nyssa reload project
A small road maintenance district is applying patches as temporary fixes to roads north of Nyssa. The roads have seen heavy truck traffic because of construction of the Treasure Valley Reload Center.
FreeELECTION 2022 Apr. 19
Republicans running for Oregon governor defended the Jan. 6 Capitol attack
A video of GOP gubernatorial hopefuls defending the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol at a private forum came to light Tuesday, after a conservative group complained about being censored by YouTube.
VALE Apr. 18
Fatal ditch wreck draws OSHA fine for Vale district
A dump truck rolled down an embankment last October, killing the driver. Oregon OSHA recently cited the Vale Oregon Irrigation District for safety violations related to the accident.
ONTARIO CITY GOVERNMENT Apr. 18
Ontario will pay former city councilor more than $28,000 to settle claim
Ontario city officials have agreed to pay Marty Justus, former Ontario city councilor, to settle his claims he was defamed and his rights were violated. The city is admitting no wrong doing in making the payment, according to the agreement document obtained by the Enterprise.

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