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County Road 20 reopened
The road on the Middle Fork had been closed to all but local traffic after five crashes happened during severe weather.
Green: Broadband help promising, 911 funding an “uphill battle”
Green: Broadband help promising, 911 funding an “uphill battle”
The state budget deficit and transportation package were also big concerns.
Grant County Court: Airport runway lights to be repaired
Grant County Court: Airport runway lights to be repaired
Airport employees to see guaranteed hours
Hanging up his wings
Hanging up his wings
Former forester retires handmade plane.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
New forest commission petition fails constitutional requirements
New forest commission petition fails constitutional requirements
Petitioners plan to try again.
Have gun, can’t travel: Debate emerges on rule for Oregon employees
Have gun, can’t travel: Debate emerges on rule for Oregon employees
Policy prohibits state workers from carrying weapons at work, which some argue is unconstitutional
Walden promises change under Trump
Walden promises change under Trump
Representative discusses land management, education at Mt. Vernon town hall.
The number of deer and other wildlife on and near roadways is higher than usual.

Eastern and central Oregon’s harsh winter season has not only resulted in more snow and ice on the roadway, but it has also contributed to numerous vehicle-wildlife collisions.

Exact figures are not available at this time, but both the...

Mt. Vernon to hold public hearing on authorizing loan from water fund
Mt. Vernon to hold public hearing on authorizing loan from water fund
City considering entering into financing contract with Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority.
Grant County Court: Failing radio facility needs replacement
Grant County Court: Failing radio facility needs replacement
Residents protest road closures.
Flood Watch issued for parts of Grant County
National Weather Service: There is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
Dove project 45-day objection period open
Individuals and entities who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during the scoping period or the 30-day comment period on the draft environmental assessment may submit an objection.
Exclusion Day for immunizations is Feb. 15
The Oregon Immunization Program reminds parents that children need immunizations records updated by Feb. 15.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
City manager calls for increased 911 funding from state
City manager calls for increased 911 funding from state
John Day spends highest percentage in state on public safety.
Idaho murder suspect arrested between Burns and Vale
Idaho murder suspect arrested between Burns and Vale
Spike strips end high-speed chase.
Webb questions validity of road ordinance
Webb questions validity of road ordinance
The 2013 ordinance requires county, sheriff approval for road closures.
Old fire hall to become print shop
Old fire hall to become print shop
New owners look to preserve local business and history.
Waterway rule-making hearing planned in John Day
Public comments sought on proposed new rules that would create an expedited permit for certain activities that promote the reconnection of incised waterways with their floodplains.
Condemnation of Public Forest Commission nullification continues
Condemnation of Public Forest Commission nullification continues
“Chief petitioner (Dave) Traylor and the voters, even if they read only the summary, were without doubt voting to manage public lands,” Cramer said in the opinion nullifying the measure.
Firewood, post and pole permits still available

Firewood and post and pole permits are available, according to the Malheur National Forest.

The price for Personal Use Firewood permits remains at $5 per cord with a four-cord minimum purchase. The personal use firewood program allows for a...

Winter Storm Watch in effect through late Friday night
Snow is expected to develop Thursday across central Oregon then slowly spread north Thursday night.
Dayville running smoothly with new mayor
Dayville running smoothly with new mayor
Slower pace appeals to Bogardus.
Free legal consultations available for low-income individuals

The Oregon Law Center, a nonprofit law firm, will provide free legal consultations with an attorney to eligible low-income individuals with civil legal programs in John Day.

Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling the center,...

Elks Lodge awards scholarship

John Day Elks Lodge No. 1824 has awarded its Most Valuable Student scholarships.

James Johnson of John Day and Hailey Carter of Seneca placed first for boys and girls, respectively, and were each awarded $250 from the local Elks Lodge. They will...

Martin graduates from telecommunications class

Officer Andrew Martin of the John Day Police Department grudated from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s 102nd Basic Telecommunications Class Jan. 27.

The two-week course included emergency call handling...

Primozic looking forward to being back on council
Primozic looking forward to being back on council

Primozic served one term as a city councilor, took a one-term hiatus and is now beginning his second term as a city councilor. Primozic volunteers at the Dewitt Museum in Prairie City and wants to help with projects like the new sewer system and other...

Comment period open for Blue Dollar project

Comments are being accepted for the Malheur National Forest’s Blue Dollar Complex allotment management plans grazing project.

The 30-day scoping period during which comments are accepted began Jan. 25. The planning area is located in...

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.