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OSP investigating Dixie Campground shooting

A person was injured during a shooting incident at the Dixie Campground around 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16.

The Oregon State Police are heading up an active shooting investigation.

A person was injured and flown by air ambulance to a...

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County agrees to save Keerins Hall
County agrees to save Keerins Hall

The Grant County Court approved a new roof for the Keerins Hall pavilion at the Grant County Fairgrounds during their Oct. 11 meeting.

County Judge Scott Myers and Commissioners Boyd Britton and Jim Hamsher agreed that the older building was...

HEART offers help and strength to victims of domestic violence
HEART offers help and strength to victims of domestic violence

Heart of Grant County staff members are bringing attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

They started off October with a Color Me Free Run and Walk on Oct. 4 and decorated their John Day office with purple T-shirts and a banner that...

A personal story of triumph

Suzannah (not her real name) was a young adult living in another county when she found herself in the hands of an abuser.

It changed the course of her life. At the time, she wondered if these things were really happening to her, then she saw...

Warning signs of an abuser

• Extreme jealousy

• Possessiveness

• Unpredictability

• Bad temper

• Cruelty to animals

• Verbal abuse

• Extremely controlling behavior

• Antiquated...

Grant County 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.

Monument school board searches for new interim superintendent
Monument school board searches for new interim superintendent

Monument School District board members are on the search for a new interim superintendent.

The board met Monday to discuss options to replace interim superintendent Ron Frieh, who came from Springfield and left a few weeks after the start of the...

Voters to see 911 dispatch levy on ballot
Voters to see 911 dispatch levy on ballot

Grant County voters will have a local option tax proposal on the ballot this November, intended to fill a funding gap for 911 dispatch.

The goal is to raise $208,916 per year beginning in fiscal year 2019. The tax impact on a $100,000 home would...

New chamber president has hard-working vision
New chamber president has hard-working vision

Bruce Ward is no stranger to community projects in John Day — he was involved in the project several years ago to upgrade the intersection of highways 26 and 395 that now hosts the Corner Cup.

“I love doing community projects and...

County extension expands into new offices
County extension expands into new offices

From supporting 4-H kids and county fairs to advising farmers and ranchers, the Oregon State University Extension Service offers a wide variety of programs and services for Grant County residents.

The local extension office recently moved out of...

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.

Advocates help lives  turned ‘upside-down’ by domestic violence
Advocates help lives turned ‘upside-down’ by domestic violence
Victim Assistance staff members advocate for those affected by domestic violence.
City pursues housing program to create growth
City pursues housing program to create growth
Growth could fund housing incentives at no cost to taxpayers.
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab combine to collect food
The public is encouraged to drop food donations at any Les Schwab Tire Center, Wilco Farm Store or a local FFA Chapter.
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab, Wilco combine to Drive Away Hunger
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab, Wilco combine to Drive Away Hunger
The public is encouraged to drop food donations at any Les Schwab tire center, Wilco farm store or a local FFA chapter.
Monument School seeks new superintendent
Monument School seeks new superintendent
Monument school board accepts resignation of interim superintendent/principal.
What’s Happening

The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

Friday, Oct. 6

First Friday

• 6-9 p.m.,...

Monument Senior report

By Soo Yukawa

Our cooks, Terry Cade and Carrie Jewell made for us pork roast, scalloped potatoes, fresh green salad, and blueberry pie for dessert. We thank our cooks for a most satisfying meal.

Our greeters were Jimmy Cole and Judy...

Ranchers’ donations feed area students, promote local agriculture
Ranchers’ donations feed area students, promote local agriculture
In the past three years, the donations have saved the school district more than $30,000.
John Day’s grand plan making progress
John Day’s grand plan making progress
Massive Innovation Gateway project moves ahead
Grant County Meetings
Meetings of area groups and organizations.
Adair appointed to city council
Adair appointed to city council
Several councilors noted that they appreciated Shannon Adair’s role as a business owner.
Grant could leverage airport repairs
Deteriorating aprons caused by large aircraft such as firefighting tankers have led to complaints by hangar and aircraft owners concerned about flying debris.
Bentz sets series of town hall meetings
Bentz sets series of town hall meetings
The state representative will review the 2017 legislative session and the statewide Transportation Package and will preview issues likely to come up in the future.
Merkley receives National Farmers Union’s highest honor
Merkley receives National Farmers Union’s highest honor
Golden Triangle Award recognizes Congressional champions for farmers and ranchers.
150 years of Grange

Granges across the country are celebrating 150 years.

The local Grange in Mt. Vernon was established in March 1925 and has, for over 92 years, provided a wealth of activities, events and memories for the Mt. Vernon community, and Grant County as...

Workshop on forest engagement planned Oct. 16
‘How to get involved with your forest’
State seeks ATV committee members

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting volunteers for two positions within the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee and for three positions within the new All-Terrain Vehicle Highway Access Routes Advisory Committee.

The ATV...

Prescribed burning planned

Fire officials are reporting favorable conditions for prescribed burning in various units on the forest this week.

Crews will begin ignitions of 270 acres in the Logan Valley area on the Prairie City Ranger District, as well as 400 acres in the...

OSP seeks help in Morrow County poaching case
OSP seeks help in Morrow County poaching case
The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for help identifying suspects in a Morrow County poaching case.
Wolf numbers growing in Mount Emily, Meacham
Wolf numbers growing in Mount Emily, Meacham
Wolves are making their home in the Mount Emily and Walla Walla units of northeast Oregon, with four packs and three additional pairs or groups.

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