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Chamber newsletter: A busy year completed, a busy year ahead
Chamber newsletter: A busy year completed, a busy year ahead
Aug. 21 eclipse likely to bring thousands to Grant County.

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Rivers may rise with warmer weather, rain
Rivers may rise with warmer weather, rain
Despite a change in the weather, flooding is not expected in Grant County.
New, returning Prairie City officials take oath
New, returning Prairie City officials take oath
Joe Phippen joins city council.
Oregon will not issue tax refunds until Feb. 15
E-filing remains quickest way to receive refunds.
John Day sets minimum price for old fire hall
John Day sets minimum price for old fire hall
New council members sworn in.
Jerome again awarded Firewise contract
Jerome again awarded Firewise contract
New veteran service officer highlights importance of proper flag etiquette.
Winter weather: Idaho driver rolls into river Sunday
Winter weather: Idaho driver rolls into river Sunday
Driver and his two dogs were assisted by search and rescue.
New deputy DA looking forward to building cases
New deputy DA looking forward to building cases
After law school in Chicago, Houck enjoys the trees, mountains.
Report big game hunt results by Jan. 31
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife ask hunters to report their results.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
DeRosier takes plea deal
DeRosier takes plea deal
Attempted murder charges reduced to assault.
Two die in fatal crash following reported kidnapping in Ontario
Reported victim from Weiser, unrelated driver from Vale dead after collision
Grant County Court: Court appoints officers, committee volunteers
Grant County Court: Court appoints officers, committee volunteers
Commissioner Hamsher takes part in first county court meeting.
School superintendent says no to fundraising activity
Grant School District No. 3 Superintendent says fundraiser was not approved.
Your taxes
Your taxes
Here's a look at how Grant County taxes are collected and allocated.
Farmer’s Fate: Electronic sentiment

There we were surrounded by boxes of our “have-to-have its.” Items that seemed we couldn’t live without at the time, but now, with a new addition to the family, seemed to be taking up too much space. We had agreed it was time to...

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Flu cases rising in Oregon
Flu season usually lasts until spring.
Foster kids celebrate Christmas
The Christmas party was made possible by $465 worth of donations from the community.
County declines request to cover Sheriff Palmer’s legal fees
County declines request to cover Sheriff Palmer’s legal fees
Insurance company to further investigate whether Deputy DeFord may be covered.
Grant County elected officials are sworn in
Grant County elected officials are sworn in
Grant County elected officials were sworn in Friday morning at the Grant County Courthouse.
Electric cooperative association honors Werner Buehler
Buehler received the association’s Distinguished Service Award.
Electric cooperative returns $2.6 million in credits to members
2016 return the largest ever retired in one year.
Winegar named new fair manager
Winegar named new fair manager
For the 2017 county fair Winegar has booked country music artist Ned LeDoux but is still searching for an opener.
Grant deadlines approaching
Jan. 15 is the deadline for OCF grants, and March 15 is the deadline for Autzen Foundation grants.
Oregon Senators urge officials to renew Secure Rural Schools funding
“Without the certainty of SRS payments, schools, libraries and jails close, roads go unpaved and become unsafe, mental and physical health services are scaled back or even ended and fewer and fewer law enforcement officers patrol larger and larger...
New year, new laws
New year, new laws
Releasing sky lanterns and impersonating the mayor will be crimes in Oregon starting Jan. 1, while poaching penalties will go up significantly.
Magone Project 45-day objection period began Dec. 28
Magone Project 45-day objection period began Dec. 28
Individuals who previously submitted specific written comments during the scoping period or comment period on the draft environmental impact statement may submit an objection.
2016 in photos
2016 in photos
Check out these photo galleries featuring a variety of photos from 2016.
News Story of the Year: The occupation of the Malheur refuge
News Story of the Year: The occupation of the Malheur refuge
The event had reverberations throughout the year and related stories that have not yet concluded.
A month-by-month recap of 2016
A month-by-month recap of 2016

• Ronald Roy Horsman, 68, of Long Creek died in a fire that destroyed his residence.

• Rod Carpenter killed a trophy buffalo on a hunt in the Henry Mountains of Utah. The Boone and Crocket trophy club rated Carpenter’s...