Category Archives: Ontario Argus Observer

‘Not a loan,’ RSIS application for Treasure Valley Reload Center a ‘bunch of what-ifs’

“We want everyone to be on same page for what this program is and what it isn’t. ”This is what Nathan Buehler, communications manager for Business Oregon, said in a phone interview on Wednesday about a reimbursement program that officials with the Treasure Valley Reload Center have applied for through the entity. Source: ‘Not a […]
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‘It’s not hard to justify the equity’

Officials: Loan for land acquisition for industrial park will pay for itself. As the new year begins, a major step toward construction of the Treasure Valley Reload Center took place Friday with the purchase of the property north of Nyssa, where the rail facility is projected to be located. Source: ‘It’s not hard to justify […]
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Locals react to loss of key player in Oregon biz world

Scott Fairley remembered as ‘huge asset to E. Oregon economic health’. Locals who worked with a Pendleton man who was a key player in Oregon’s business world at large and who was involved in Malheur County projects, too, expressed shock at the sudden loss of a man they consider both colleague and friend. Scott Fairley […]
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Construction begins on long-anticipated career tech-ed center at Treasure Valley Community College

Excavation is underway next to the Vo-Tech Building at Treasure Valley Community College where a career technical education building is being added. Work at the site began Monday, between the Vo-Tech Building and the Science Building, to the north. The projected move-in date is Jan. 6, 2021, said Bernie Babcock, who is in charge of […]
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Snake River Correctional Institution inmates die one day apart

Two men who were inmates at Snake River Correctional Institution died on Jan. 1. The deaths were unrelated, however, both men died in the same manner — while on hospice. Source: Snake River Correctional Institution inmates die one day apart | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

No matter why, it’s time to say ‘goodbye’ to single-use plastic bags in Oregon

If you live and/or shop in Oregon, you should know there’s a dark cloud on your shopping horizon. Beginning Wednesday, you’ll no longer get a single-use plastic bag when you purchase something in Oregon retail stores. You can, of course, use multiple-use bags, or for a nominal fee, the store will provide you with a […]
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Despite mild weather, local watershed reportedly ‘well above normal’

“It’s been pretty mild,” said Jay Chamberlin, manager of the Owyhee Irrigation District manager, about the weather during a phone interview this morning. “A little strange. ”However, “we’re in pretty good shape,” he said, in regards to the snowpack. He noted that the Owyhee watershed is better than the rest of the state. Source: Despite […]
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OHV users face new fees if heading to neighboring states

Residents of the Western Treasure Valley who are heading into neighboring states to use off-highway vehicles should be aware of a new law beginning Jan. 1: OHV registration stickers from their home states will no longer be enough; they will also need a non-resident registration. Source: OHV users face new fees if heading to neighboring […]
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Replacing Cliff Bentz

The first step in the process of appointing a person to replace Cliff Bentz in Oregon Senate District 30 seat for the upcoming short session of the Legislature will take place Jan. 4 in a nominating convention at the Grant County Regional Airport at John Day. Source: Replacing Cliff Bentz | Local News Stories | […]
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OHV users in Idaho and Oregon face new fees when heading to neighboring states to play

Residents of the Western Treasure Valley who are heading into neighboring states to use off-highway vehicles should be aware of a new law beginning Jan. 1: OHV registration stickers from their home states will no longer be enough; they will also need a non-resident registration. Source: OHV users in Idaho and Oregon face new fees […]
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