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Highways ice up, closing I-84
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Highways ice up, closing I-84
Travelers are urged to postpone travel until highway conditions improve.

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Girls State delegates share session experiences
Girls State delegates share session experiences
Girls State attendees share political learning experiences at a Nov. 10 American Legion and Auxiliary banquet.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Three musicians represent Grant Union at honor band concert
Three musicians represent Grant Union at honor band concert
Three Grant Union musicians perform in La Grande honor band concert.
EOU offers new Advantage to career-bound students
The university will start the new program in the fall of 2015, with an eye toward boosting student success at graduation and beyond.
Arts Council awards grants
The Juniper Arts Council awards grants to three local nonprofits.
Rodeo court, ambassadors sought
A Dec. 2 meeting is planned for girls interested in being part of the 2015 Fair and Rodeo Court or the Ambassador Program.
Snowy days in Grant County
Snowy days in Grant County
Grant County sees first snowfall of the season.
Snow Day! Dayville School closes today
Snow Day! Dayville School closes today
Dayville School officials declare a snow day.
Winter storm heading for Grant County
The Weather Service in Pendleton is warning of ice and snow accumulation, leading to hazardous driving conditions, Thursday to Friday.
Fair theme, grand marshal sought
The Grant County Fair Board seeks input on a fair theme and recommendations for grand marshal(s) for the 2015 county fair.
County denies vulgar talk, complaint by fired employee
The county's filing today comes in response to a lawsuit filed byfired probation officer James N.Gravley.
Doctors answer call to Ethiopia
Doctors answer call to Ethiopia
The couple say their family is ready to realize their mission helping bring family medicine to the African nation.
GU drama treats with ‘Pumpkin Stuffers’
GU drama treats with ‘Pumpkin Stuffers’
Grant Union's drama club presented 'Pumpkin Stuffers' - a potion for good fun!
Transportation safety plan update in works
The state's current transportation safety plan can be viewed online on ODOT's website.
Grant County Election Results

CANYON CITY – Here’s how Grant County voters cast their ballots in the updated totals from Tuesday’s general election.

Note: The asterisk * denotes winner in the overall state or district count, where applicable.

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Tree trimming planned this winter in Dayville
Tree trimming planned this winter in Dayville
The work will take about eight days, and will be done this winter.
Precip could ramp up in November
Precip could ramp up in November

PENDLETON – Temperatures at John Day averaged warmer than normal during October, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 51.7 degrees, 2.3 degrees above normal.

Bentz picked for leadership post
The Ontario Republican held that leadershop role in the last session, too.
Stirring the pot: Marijuana measure sparks concern
Grant County voters said no, but the state said yes to legalizing recreational pot.
Election: Grant County sees red in blue state
Election: Grant County sees red in blue state

Blue Mountain Eagle

CANYON CITY – Grant County was true to its dominant GOP roots in last week’s election, with vote trends in some key races running counter to statewide results that embraced Democrats for top jobs.

Oregon...

Write-ins get nod for some city posts
Several local positions had either no filings or not enough to fill the openings, so write-in names will get the nod.
Ethics commission denies Kitzhaber request on Hayes’ status
Oregon State Ethics Commission has denied Gov. John Kitzhaber's request for an advisory opinion on whether or not first lady Cylvia Hayes is a public official.
Wetland easement signups underway

JOHN DAY – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for wetland reserve easements under a new easement program.

The applications are due by Dec. 31 to be considered for this year’s priority...

FSA plans meetings to discuss Farm Bill programs
Sessions will be held this month in Baker City to help producers learn more about programs offered through the Farm Bill.
GMO measure fails at polls

The proposed GMO labeling measure was narrowly defeated in Tuesday’s general election.

Statewide Measure 92 was too close to call Wednesday morning, but the later tally showed it failing by just 1.2 percent.

Pat McCormick,...

Grant County Election Results

CANYON CITY – Grant County voters elected an array of city officers in Tuesday’s general election, while also casting ballots for candidates for state and federal posts.

Statewide, in early returns, incumbent Democratic Gov. John...

Smoke, religion at center of Seneca pot case
Smoke, religion at center of Seneca pot case
Defense attorneys cite religious freedom in seeking dismissal of the case.
Hospital CEO retiring Dec. 31
Hospital CEO retiring Dec. 31
The search will begin to find a new hospital chief after Houser's retirement Dec. 31.
Veterans van needs drivers
Veterans van needs drivers
The Disabled American Veterans van service needs more drivers.