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Parole panel reviews brutal killing of JD cop 23 years ago
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Parole panel reviews brutal killing of JD cop 23 years ago
The Parole Board is expected to decide within two weeks whether to keep Sidney Dean Porter in prison or release him this summer.

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Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Sheriff weighs in on forest roads
A September order affecting roads on the south end of the Malheur Forest continues to stir discontent.
Seneca pot case still on docket
The judge rejects the defense arguments for dismissal.
Snail slips into John Day River system
Snail slips into John Day River system

LONG CREEK – A laboratory recently confirmed that a new foreign visitor – the European ear snail – has made its way into the John Day River system.

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council, announcing the find this month,...

Court leaves fate of HR job to budget panel
The Court will let the budget committee decide whether, or how, to fund the position starting next fiscal year.
District 3 seeking two new board members

JOHN DAY – Grant School District No. 3 is looking for two new board members to fill vacancies that cropped up this month.

Both Ryan Joslin and Dr. Andrew Janssen have resigned from the board.

Joslin, former Grant County district...

Grant Search and Rescue getting new command rig
The new truck will replace a 30-year-old rig that Sheriff Glenn Palmer says is posing reliability and repair prbolems.
Eat spaghetti, and help pets this Sunday
The fund-raiser for New Hope is from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Squeeze-In.
JD ski bus adds 2 more trips

JOHN DAY – With a strong turnout earlier this month, organizers are adding two more dates to the schedule of ski bus trips to Anthony Lakes Ski Resort from Grant County.

Greg Whipple said the Saturday, Jan. 10, trip drew 51 students and...

Mining summit coming up in Baker
Registration is encouraged, and admission is free for the Jan. 27 Eastern Oregon Mining & Aggregate Development Summit.
Bentz presses rural perspective in urban arenas
Bentz presses rural perspective in urban arenas

JOHN DAY – State Rep. Cliff Bentz admits it’s frustrating to try to convince urban west-siders about the plight of Oregon’s rural counties and the need to make better use of our natural resources.

“They just...

Firewood permits on sale

JOHN DAY – Personal use firewood permits for this year are on sale now at the Malheur National Forest Supervisor’s Office in John Day and ranger district offices in Prairie City and Hines.

Steve Beverlin, Forest supervisor, urges...

Grant Search and Rescue getting new command rig
The new truck will replace a 30-year-old rig that Sheriff Glenn Palmer says is posing reliability and repair prbolems.
New hearing set for cop-killer
New hearing set for cop-killer
The convicted cop killer is up for review again, and seeks parole to live at a family ranch in the Monument area.
New mayor leads in Mt. Vernon
New mayor leads in Mt. Vernon
New Mt. Vernon mayor Andy Anderson is sworn in Jan. 13.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Team suits up lab for space
Team suits up lab for space

JOHN DAY – A team of students from Oregon’s frontier is getting a shot at the fabled “final frontier” – space.

Grant Union ninth-graders Zack Dieter, Elijah Humbird, Duane Stokes, Dante Valentine, and Cauy...

Police nab suspect
Police nab suspect
After a five-hour search Monday, police nab man who escaped from Juniper Ridge.
Local photographer rakes in three awards
Local photographer rakes in three awards
Rodeo photographer Lindsey Wyllie rakes in magazine awards.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship winners announced
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship winners announced
Two Grant Union students are recipients of the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship.
Health Dept: Shots protect
The Grant County Health Department outlines youth immunization requirements.
Felon jumps Juniper Ridge fence

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JOHN DAY – A report came in to John Day Dispatch at 1:19 p.m., today regarding a man at Juniper Ridge Acute Care Facility who jumped the fence. The subject is a 25- year-old male, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, blonde hair and...

For the birds: Counters tally feathered friends in Grant County
For the birds: Counters tally feathered friends in Grant County
Birders count flocks of birds in the annual Christmas counts in Grant County.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
On the move again
On the move again

John Day mill pares back to one shift
John Day mill pares back to one shift

JOHN DAY – Ochoco Lumber Co. is laying off the second shift at its Malheur Lumber Co. sawmill in John Day, some seven months after the swing crew was hired.

Bruce Daucsavage, Ochoco Lumber president, cited a lack of logs for the mill as...

New year, new duties
New year, new duties

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CANYON CITY – Several county officials elected or re-elected in 2014 were sworn into a new term of office Monday at the Grant County Courthouse in Canyon City.

The ceremony led off with County Clerk Brenda Percy...

Coming in 2015: Designs for a new library
Coming in 2015: Designs for a new library
The nonprofit Foundation is pressing ahead toward its goal of building a new library to give to Grant County.