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ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
ODFW shoots two more Pine Creek wolves
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has shot two more wolves from the Pine Creek pack after another attack on livestock in Baker County.

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Sam Riggs performs Friday in John Day
Sam Riggs performs Friday in John Day
Owners hope for better turnout.
Four-way stop proposal draws debate
Four-way stop proposal draws debate
Bridge Street neighbor brings concerns to city council.
Primary election rules explained

Rules governing how county candidates win primary elections have changed over the years in Grant County.

Here’s how the winner is determined, according to Grant County Clerk Brenda Percy.

In the case of the county treasurer, county...

Osburn wants diversified economy
Osburn wants diversified economy
Rancher opposes natural resource adviser position.
Palmer sees negative impacts from unemployment
Palmer sees negative impacts from unemployment
Suicide and child abuse rates far too high.
Larson wants economy restored to past heights
Larson wants economy restored to past heights
Offers lengthy experience in government.
Elliott says economy is No. 1 issue
Elliott says economy is No. 1 issue
Offers ‘youth, idealism and fresh ideas.’
Colbeth wants to keep costs down
Colbeth wants to keep costs down
Will bring eclectic experience to the table.
Local radio operators participate in statewide emergency exercise
Local radio operators participate in statewide emergency exercise

Local radio operators are preparing for the worst.

On April 14, 12 Grant County FCC-licensed amateur radio operators took part in a statewide simulated emergency based on a scenario where the Pacific Northwest electricity gird was shut down by...

Cops and Courts

Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

John Day man dies in Deschutes County crash Sunday
John Day man dies in Deschutes County crash Sunday

A John Day man died in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday in Deschutes County.

Kevin Faber, 55, suffered fatal injuries at the intersection of Highway 20E and Hamby Road at about 5:45 p.m., according to an Oregon State Police press...

Dispatch for Grant County implements Text to 911
Dispatch for Grant County implements Text to 911
‘911: Call if you can, text if you can’t.’
Unexpected events add to sheriff’s costs
Unexpected events add to sheriff’s costs
Rainbow Gathering, two shootings add to workload.
Fossil beds recruiting Youth Conservation Corps workers
Fossil beds recruiting Youth Conservation Corps workers

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument will sponsor an eight-week Youth Conservation Corps program this summer.

Youths 15 to 18 are encouraged to apply, provided that they do not reach their 19th birthday before Aug. 4.

YCC team members...

National forests caution visitors about spring weather conditions
Forest travel on wet, muddy or snow-covered roads can cause serious resource damage and safety concerns.
Income survey results qualify for wastewater grant up to $2.5M
Income survey results qualify for wastewater grant up to $2.5M
More than half of families report low or moderate income.
Mike Durr returning to John Day police
Mike Durr returning to John Day police

The city of John Day has hired a former police officer and is attempting to contract with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office for the services of one full-time deputy while the city police department experiences a temporary staffing...

Brandon Smith appointed to city council
Brandon Smith appointed to city council
City to support local 911 dispatch center.
Call for artists

The 12th annual Community Art Show will take place May 18-19 at the Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center in John Day. Artists interested in participating in the show can contact Patricia Ross at 541-932-4856 or Joan Hopper at 541-379-8963.

Cell tower lease could  help well upgrade
Cell tower lease could help well upgrade
Hamsher: A win-win for Prairie City.
Oregon snowpack remains below average heading into April
Oregon snowpack remains below average heading into April
John Day Basin snowpack at 55 percent of average.
ODFW kills Baker County wolf after repeated attacks
ODFW kills Baker County wolf after repeated attacks
The rancher’s request asked that the state kill all eight wolves in the Pine Creek pack, but the state is authorizing the lethal removal of two wolves in an attempt to change the wolf pack’s behavior.
ELECTION 2018: County Judge Myers running for re-election
ELECTION 2018: County Judge Myers running for re-election
Touts experience, common sense and patience.
ELECTION 2018: Commissioner Hamsher running for county judge
ELECTION 2018: Commissioner Hamsher running for county judge
Concerned about mandates and regulations.
More spill over dams may increase OTEC rates
Court ruling requires more water for fish.
Gun enthusiasts flock to fairgrounds
Gun enthusiasts flock to fairgrounds
Almost Spring Bazaar attracts shoppers.
Project planned to celebrate Wild and Scenic Rivers anniversary
Project planned to celebrate Wild and Scenic Rivers anniversary

In 2018, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River System and National Trails System. Rivers and trails are the arteries that connect people and communities to public lands and waters.

Throughout the country in 2018,...

Cops and Courts

Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

Searching for a superintendent
Searching for a superintendent
Community encouraged to complete online survey.
Environmentalists urge judge not to dismiss grazing lawsuit
Environmentalists urge judge not to dismiss grazing lawsuit
During oral arguments held April 5 in Portland, environmentalists asked a federal judge not to dismiss their lawsuit over alleged grazing impacts to bull trout in Oregon’s Malheur National forest.

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