Category Archives: Ontario Argus Observer

Oregon OSHA enforces safe workplaces amidst pandemic

Some businesses in state receive fines for not following rules. As businesses have been reopening across Malheur County, which is in the second phase of Oregon’s COVID-19 reopening plan, there have been many questions circulating amongst business owners regarding protecting workers and staying compliant. These include what agencies are enforcing compliance and whether there are […]
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Treasure Valley Community College deals with COVID-19 issues, including unknown state funding and fall

There is still no firm numbers for community colleges on their funding from the state following a conversation between the governor and community college presidents, according to Treasure Valley Community College President Dana Young — and it may be another four weeks before those numbers are available. Young said, during the TVCC Board of Directors […]
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Oregon National Guard joins local parade to honor dads

Brookdale Senior Living, an assisted living facility in Ontario, hasn’t reopened to the public amidst the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic just yet. As such, keeping residents happy while healthy remains a focal point. That’s why officials at Brookdale have organized a Father’s Day parade at 6 p.m. on Friday. Source: Oregon National Guard joins local […]
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COVID-19 spike tied to church gathering

The Oregon Health Authority announced another day of record cases on Tuesday, with 278 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to House Speaker Tina Kotek, many of the cases were linked to a church in Union County which held services prior to the county entering Phase 1. Source: COVID-19 spike tied to church […]
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Statewide reopening unlikely for Oregon schools

Deputy superintendent says fall guidance coming soon, local schools will have more control. While summer vacation just started for students in Oregon, there is now a view of the beginning of the 2020-21 school year this fall, as Oregon Deputy Superintendent Colt Gill showed legislators a preliminary view of a plan for reopening during a […]
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Officials send plan to reopen Malheur County to Gov. Kate Brown

Malheur County has joined a number of Oregon counties that have submitted a plan to the state of how they will reopen after being shut down due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Source: Officials send plan to reopen Malheur County to Gov. Kate Brown | Complimentary | argusobserver.com

Lawmakers talk about pandemic’s effect on business, health care

State Senate District 30 and House Districts 59 and 60 held a joint virtual town hall Thursday, primarily discussing the issue that is keeping everyone apart, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy and health care. The session hosted by Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, and Reps. Mark Owens, R-Crane, and Daniel […]
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CARES Act swoops in with funds for Ontario Municipal Airport

Economic relief from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is needed in many aspects of daily life including transportation and the Ontario Municipal Airport will join others across Oregon in getting just that: relief. Source: CARES Act swoops in with funds for Ontario Municipal Airport | Complimentary | argusobserver.com

ODOT: Roundabout design for Cairo Junction ‘in early stages’

There has been ongoing discussion over the past few years and the Oregon Department of Transportation is now proceeding with development of a project to improve traffic safety at Cairo Junction. The design which has received a lot of discussion in recent years has been a roundabout. The concept has drawn some concerns from the […]
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Circuit Court will be closing early on Fridays

Malheur County Circuit Court along with all circuit courts in Oregon are on Level 3 restrictions until further notice. This is due to an order of the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Source: Circuit Court will be closing early on Fridays | Complimentary | argusobserver.com