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ESD fire probe blames bulb
The fire spread from the southeast corner of the building ,which was a total loss, officials say.

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Bald Sisters Fire gains acres, South Fork contained
Area closures remain in effect for the Bald Sisters, South Fork fires.
Teen to be tried as juvenile in court
Judge rules that Dillan Easley will be tried as a juvenile in murder case.
Officials regroup at ESD fire scene
Officials regroup at ESD fire scene
The blaze displaced several offices and a dozen workers, also disrupting communications services at county and city offices.
Update: Fire Marshal investigating ESD fire
School, county email disrupted as fire shuts down ESD server.
Exchanging thoughts to serve students
Grant School District No. 3 will soon launch an online "ThoughtExchange" allowing the public to share ideas with each other.
FS awards next slate of work on Malheur

JOHN DAY – The second task order of the 10-year-stewardship contract is good to go.

The Forest Service announced Friday it has awarded the task order, the next major piece in a decade of restoration work under way on the Malheur National...

From pot to potholes: Cities seek solutions
From pot to potholes: Cities seek solutions

JOHN DAY – The dialogue was spirited as about 20 elected officials and city representatives from several counties gathered to hash out priority needs last week at the Grant County Regional Airport.

The Sept. 10 event, a forum marking City...

Propane blast destroys Mt. Vernon Motel
Propane blast destroys Mt. Vernon Motel
Residential motel in Mt. Vernon is destroyed by fire, and seven renters lose their homes.
County Court minutes 08-27-14

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRANT – AUGUST 27, 2014

Pursuant to notice made to the newspaper of general circulation throughout Grant County, the radio station, website and e-mail list, a regular...

And the Quilt Show winners are ...
Winners of prizes at the Grant County Quilt Show have been announced.
Grant County has big birthday coming up
Grant County has big birthday coming up
Planning is underway for a celebration to mark the milestone for Grant County.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Court eyes Easley case costs

CANYON CITY – Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton said last week he wants a better idea of the costs the county faces from a juvenile double-murder case.

At the County Court’s Sept. 10 meeting, Britton asked if District Attorney...

Officials offer primer on enterovirus outbreaks across US
Officials tell public to wash hands, take precautions to prevent spread.
Forest offices close for meeting

JOHN DAY – Malheur National Forest offices will close for a portion of the day Thursday so all employees can attend a forestwide employee meeting.

The Supervisor’s Office in John Day and the Prairie City Ranger District office will...

Partners meeting next week
The collaborative group schedules a tour on the Blue Mountain Ranger District.
Investigators probe blast, fire in Mt Vernon
Investigators probe blast, fire in Mt Vernon
A 66-year-old man is being treated at Emanuel Burn Center in Portland.
PHOTOS: Fire crews working fire scene in Mt. Vernon
PHOTOS: Fire crews working fire scene in Mt. Vernon
Red Cross en route to help residents of motel complex.
Explosion rocks Mt. Vernon Motel
Explosion rocks Mt. Vernon Motel
Emergency responders are on scene at the Mt Vernon Motel after reports of an explosion this morning.
Sidewalks get work in John Day

JOHN DAY – Crews are starting work this week on sidewalk upgrades in central John Day.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said the work will be done on short sections of U.S. Highway 26, or Main Street, and Highway 395, Canyon...

Big trucks in Monument area
Heavy trucks will be on the roll again for Gilman Flat Road project.
Grant County kids get an opportunity that’s out of this world
Grant County kids get an opportunity that’s out of this world
Local science students receive an "out of this world" opportunity with microgravity experiments.
MNF begins new lease quest
A new lease is expected to reflect new standards for energy efficiency and conservation.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Sides debate how to try teen in Granite shooting case
The hearing begins amid heightened security measures at the Grant County Courthouse.
Group seeking exception to firewood rules
Group seeking exception to firewood rules
A group of residents pushes to specialized equipment to load firewood.
Bald Sisters Fire still heating up

PRAIRIE CITY – The Bald Sisters Fire plumed up again over the past week as dry conditions continued in the mountains 12 miles east of Prairie City.

Gradual growth and interior burning sent columns of smoke into the air, visible from...

Crews wrapping up work on three area wildfires
Work is winding down on the fires in Grant County.
Crews tackle hot spots on Hubcap Fire
Crews tackle hot spots on Hubcap Fire
The Type 2 team prepares to transition the fire to a smaller force.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.