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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 8
Malheur County businesses tap lenders in quest to survive COVID
Across Malheur County, small businesses trying to survive cutbacks and shutdowns are running into new challenges as they try to get help from government recovery loan programs. Lenders say they are struggling to meet an overwhelming demand.
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FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 8
Spring prep sports season in Malheur County likely over
While the Oregon School Activities Association has yet to make a final decision, the planned announcement today by Gov. Kate Brown that school will be closed for the rest of the year almost certainly means the end of spring sports.
PUBLIC NOTICES April 8
Publications from local governments, private parties
Estate of Jesus Eduardo Vazquez Lopez, Summons, Notice of Sale
MALHEUR COUNTY EDUCATION April 8
Ontario's Longoria named middle school principal of the year
The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators chose Ontario's Lisa Longoria as the 2020 middle school principal of the year.
MALHEUR COUNTY POLITICS April 8
Pandemic compels Bentz to scuttle traditional political campaign model, shift emphasis
The Ontario attorney, who seeks to win Oregon's 2nd Congressional seat, will now shift to online platforms, newspapers and radio to attract voters. At the same time, large fundraisers are out of the question so the former Oregon state senator must work the phones to collect money.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 8
Unemployment claims in Malheur County jump - surprising no one
The state's most recent data shows that two key elements of the Malheur County recorded immediate hits - hospitality and health care
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 7
Lawmakers blast Oregon Health Authority over rural hospitals in ‘freefall’
With virus impact looming, rural hospitals are facing financial challenges just when they are needed most.
FreeCORONAVIRUS: Life in Malheur County April 7
PHOTO GALLERY: Signs of the times crop up across Malheur County
From closed businesses and playgrounds to quiet streets, Malheur County communities are showing the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos taken by the Enterprise staff chronicle the changes.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 7
TVCC classes zoom into virtual world
Treasure Valley Community College has spent weeks prepping to move hundreds of classes to virtual as the spring term kicked of last week.
FreeCORONAVIRUS: LIFE IN MALHEUR COUNTY April 5
Enterprise launches fund drive to sustain news operations, keep free information available
The Malheur Enterprise has created a special news fund to sustain coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations are now tax deductible - and vital to continue to provide vital information free to any citizen that wants it.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 4
Barber poles go dark, chairs empty in mandated shutdown
Following state orders that all barbers and hairdressing businesses in the state close in response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Danny Moore turned off his barber pole, dropped the shade on the big windows of his shop and locked the door.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 4
Malheur County trails state in obeying 'stay home' order, and officials urge limits
The Malheur County Health Department once again issued a plea to local residents to take steps to protect themselves and others from spreading the potentially deadly COVID-19. Ideas include creating a family plan if someone at home falls ill with the virus.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 3
Jacksons Food Store in Ontario closes temporarily after employee hit by COVID-19 virus
The company announced Thursday it deep-cleaned its station at 1320 S.W. 4th Ave. The store reopened Friday morning. The disclosure by the company came the same day the Malheur County Health Department announced the county's second confirmed COVID-19 case.
FreeCOMMENTARY April 3
If you own a business in Malheur County, money could be waiting for your company
Just about any functioning business in Malheur County qualifies for an extraordinary federal program that puts money into the company through an unusual loan that doesn't have to be repaid. Every employer needs to learn about this for the community's benefit.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 2
Second COVID-19 case confirmed in Malheur County
The Malheur County Health Department announced the newest case is a female between the age of 10 and 19 who is isolated at home. The first COVID-19 case for the county was reported Sunday.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 2
Malheur county businesses struggle as virus rules take hold
Patio season is around the corner at many local restaurants, but with doors closed, these businesses and many others are facing shrinking sales and uncertain futures.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 2
Financial hit from COVID-19 virus outbreak prompts furloughs, cutbacks by Saint Alphonsus Health System
How many employees will be impacted at the Ontario hospital is not known. Trinity Health, the parent company of the Saint Alphonsus Health System, operates medical facilities and clinics throughout southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 1
Ontario loses its all-night diner as Denny's turns off the lights
The restaurant was a refuge any hour of the day for travelers swinging off Interstate 84, night owls and graveyard shift workers. Denny's in Ontario, however, succumbed to the economic realities of COVID-19.
OBITUARIES April 1
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Helen Joyce Russell-Sokol, Clyde Willard Hager, Barbara A. Goff, Rayden C. Dodson, Mary G. Blaylock, Norman L. Folkee
EMPLOYMENT April 1
They're hiring - local job openings
Positions available include General Ranch Worker and Administrative Assistant.
PUBLIC NOTICES April 1
Publications from local governments, private parties
Ironside Rural Road District, Malheur County Court, Summons, Estate of Jesus Eduardo Vazquez Lopez, Notice of Sale
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK April 1
Virus ramps up challenge for Malheur County food pantries
Local food pantries are facing new restrictions to keep clients and volunteers safe. Meanwhile, as shortages threaten supply and new rules restrict donations, pantries are still seeing more clients than usual.
EARTHQUAKE March 31
'Our cat jumped three feet in the air' - earthquake rattles the region
One of the largest earthquakes to hit Idaho was felt throughout the interior West on Tuesday evening, including throughout Malheur County. No local damage or injuries were reported.
BREAKING NEWS March 31
Earthquake strikes the West, rattles Malheur County
UPDATED: An earthquake that could be felt from Spokane, Wash., to Salt Lake City, Utah, and to Montana hit just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
BREAKING NEWS March 31
Earthquake rattles Idaho, eastern Oregon
The tremor hit just before 6 p.m. So far no major damage or serious injuries have been reported.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 31
Malheur County schools not likely to open again, shift to 'distance learning' coming
The state Education Department notified local school superintendents and principals to prepare to teach Malheur County's 5,000 students from long distance. The state's top education official said in a statement Monday night there was a "strong possibility" schools wouldn't open again this school year.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 29
Local man tests postive for COVID-19 virus
Malheur County Health Department Director Sarah Poe urged residents to take the threat from the virus seriously and to institute any and all social distancing measures immediately. Poe also said as more testing becomes available, more people will test positive for the virus.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 29
BREAKING: Malheur County reports first case of COVID-19
DEVELOPING: The Malheur County Health Department announced Sunday afternoon that the county has its first confirmed case of COVID-19
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 28
THE LATEST: Coronavirus news from around Oregon and the NW
ROUND UP: Get all the latest local and regional news coverage from the Malheur Enterprise and other news organizations in one place.
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 28
As Oregon stations lose workers, plea to lift self-service gas ban is answered
As COVID-19 spread in Oregon, workers at gas stations increasingly were reluctant to pump gas and have contact with customers. On Saturday, state officials lifted the ban on self-service fueling to ensure essential workers could get gas.
FreeCORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK March 28
State clears way for self-service gasoline across Oregon - for now
Under new rules announced Saturday, Salem drivers can fuel their vehicles on their own as Oregon becomes a self-service state through at least April 11.
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