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ELECTION 2020 October 22
VOTING VITALS: The latest count on ballot returns in Malheur County and key voting information
VOTING VITALS: Read the latest development in the 2020 general election with the new daily report from the Malheur Enterprise, providing unmatched - and unbiased - information about your election.
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ELECTION 2020 October 22
ELECTION 2020: Ballots take long road from the county clerk's office to the kitchen table and back again
The journey of a mail-in ballot begins in central Oregon, crosses Malheur County and goes into Idaho before it arrives in the local mail box. The system proved to be flexible and reliable since Oregon adopted vote-by-mail.
COMMUNITY October 22
Parades bringing Halloween fun to Vale, Ontario, Nyssa
Four Rivers Cultural Center is planning three pop-up parades in Malheur County next week, and spectators can get in the act with a costume contest. The events are offered as a safe way to celebrate the season, outdoors and with social distancing.
COMMUNITY October 22
Broadband coming to underserved areas of Malheur County
Internet service is in the works for remote spots like Lake Owyhee, Rockville, Jordan Valley and Rome, thanks to the USDA's ReConnect program.
EMPLOYMENT October 21
They're hiring - local job openings
Geiser Grand Hotel, tvcrn, HEP Instructor, Industrial Education Instructor, Library Assistant, Lifeways , Car Cleaner, Child Care Resources, Administrative Assistant, Recruiting Coordinator, Assisting Hands Home Care, Tow Truck Operator, Lead Flight Instructor, Math Lab Coordinator, Program Assistant, Hops distribution
OBITUARIES October 21
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Glenn Conrad Herman,Francisco Arista Rodriguez, Martha Guerra, Cliften Earl Lish, James Alan Anderson
VALE October 21
Officials say Pioneer Place levy needed to confront financial woes
Local care facility wants voter assistance to stabilize its long-term financial outlook as its operating costs continue to climb.
PUBLIC NOTICES October 21
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of John Kenneth Friend, Estate of Beverly K. McCall, Estate of Michael Dale Davis
NYSSA October 21
Malheur County in talks over possible sale of Nyssa rail center
No dirt has been turned to build the taxpayer-funded rail center but a major shipping firm is interested in purchasing all, or part, of the facility.
FreeCOVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY October 21
PHOTOS: Big Covid test event in Ontario proves to be a success
Area and state health officials utilized the Malheur County Fairgrounds Oct. 14 to conduct the Covid testing operation. More than 200 people were tested at the event.
ELECTION 2020 October 21
ELECTION 2020: Ontario's Bentz takes nothing for granted in Congressional race
Ontario attorney Cliff Bentz, former state legislator for the region, has far outpaced his opponent, Democrat Alex Spenser, in the quest for campaign funds. He's still hitting the campaign trail hard, and connecting with supporters.
ELECTION 2020 October 20
VOTING VITALS: The latest count on ballot returns in Malheur County and key voting information
VOTING VITALS: Read the latest development in the 2020 general election with the new daily report from the Malheur Enterprise, providing unmatched - and unbiased - information about your election.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY October 20
AROUND OREGON: Now, Oregon mask mandate spreads to offices
AROUND OREGON: New health guidelines Monday require everyone to wear a mask at indoor workplaces, even if they're more than 6 feet apart. The changes reflect a growing scientific consensus that the coronavirus travels via aerosol and can spread farther indoors.
MALHEUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT October 19
Oregon prison chief tells TVCC, other colleges the state is dropping teaching contracts
Six community colleges, including Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, tried to salvage a deal with the state Corrections Department to continue teaching about 1,000 inmates. On Friday, the state said it would teach the inmates itself. In Ontario, layoffs loom.
MALHEUR COUNTY SCHOOLS October 19
PHOTO GALLERY: At Nyssa, it's back to school for kindergarteners
With elaborate steps in place, Nyssa Elementary School recently welcomed kindergarteners to the school and their classrooms. Now, first graders will join in starting this week.
FreeELECCIÓN 2020 October 18
Las boletas se envían a un récord numero de votantes en el condado de Malheur
ELECCIÓN 2020: Los funcionarios locales predicen una participación récord para las elecciones del 3 de noviembre, ya que los votantes del condado de Malheur ayudarán a elegir a un presidente y también a decidir las contiendas locales claves para el comisionado y el sheriff del condado.
MALHEUR COUNTY HEALTH October 18
Flu vaccine will be a key tool in effort to hinder the impact of Covid this winter
Experts say the flu shot is more important this year than in the past. That's because a severe flu season will place added burdens on hospitals already geared to care for Covid patients.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY October 18
State says skip gatherings and trick-or-treat as Covid cases surge
Oregon authorities sense people are tired of restrictions that limit their movements and social outings. They say the number of those infected has grown rapidly in the past six weeks, reversing a downward trend through late summer.
VALE GOVERNMENT October 16
Moving on up: Vale city leaders relocate to new city hall
Vale elected officials signed off on a loan to buy the former Umpqua Bank building last summer. City personnel began to move into the former bank building last week.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 15
California company still on track with Nyssa project
Field Fresh Foods is hard at work renovating a warehouse in Nyssa in preparation of opening either later this year or early 2021. The firm is the nation's largest supplier of fresh-packed fruits and vegetable for public schools and plans to hire 45 people when fully operational.
CORONAVIRUS IN MALHEUR COUNTY October 15
State sends help for virus fight in Malheur County, with mixed results
Despite state efforts to help with the battle against Covid, local officials grapple with a persistently high virus rate in Malheur County.
ELECTION 2020 October 15
ELECTION 2020: Walker faces incumbent sheriff on November ballot in Malheur County
ELECTION 2020: Casey Walker, on the November ballot as a candidate for Malheur County sheriff, talked about the job early this year, but he didn't respond to recent interview requests about his campaign.
ELECTION 2020 October 15
ELECTION 2020: Wolfe cites experience in race for re-election as Malheur sheriff
Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe presents voters with a conservative approach to budget and politics as he stresses his years of law enforcement experience in his run for re-election.
ELECTION 2020 October 15
Ballots go out to record voter tally in Malheur County
ELECTION 2020: Local officials are predicting a record turnout for the Nov. 3 election, as Malheur County voters help elect a president and also decide key local races for county commissioner and sheriff.
MALHEUR COUNTY BUSINESS October 15
Feds scuttle funding needed for Malheur County's publicly-owned industrial park
Officials hoped to acquire $15 million in federal cash to boost the project next to a rail reload center planned north of Nyssa. Malheur County said it will try again to get money needed to turn fields into factories.
COMMUNITY October 14
PHOTO GALLERY: It's back to school in Harper
Harper students are social distancing as they return to classes in the small Malheur County school district.
EMPLOYMENT October 14
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions includes Lifeways, Car Cleaner, Geiser Grand Hotel, tvcrn, HEP Instructor, Industrial Education Instructor, Child Care, Administrative Assistant, Recruiting Coordinator, caregivers, Tower House Coffee, Tow Truck Operator, Lead Flight Instructor, Math Lab Coordinator, Program Assistant, Hops distribution
PUBLIC NOTICES October 14
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of John Kenneth Friend, Estate of Beverly K. McCall
HEALTH CARE October 14
Health systems launch new Medicare insurance plan for eastern Oregon
Summit Health, an effort by health providers in the region, is offering a new option for health insurance coverage in Malheur County.
ELECTION 2020 October 14
Filings show PACs put their bucks into legislative incumbents in Malheur County
ELECTION 2020: Oregon spending reports show that political action committees are putting big bucks into the campaigns of state Sen. Lynn Findley and Rep. Mark Owens, incumbents in districts that include Malheur County. Meanwhile challengers Beth Spell and Carina Miller rely on smaller individual contributions to fuel their campaigns.
COVID IN MALHEUR COUNTY October 13
Malheur County urges those attending funeral, youth activities to get Covid test
Events such as a funeral and other social activities are exposing more people more often. Health officials say complying with limits on the size of gatherings is necessary and that social distancing and masks remain key protocols.
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