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Big grant will boost ag careers
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Big grant will boost ag careers
Prairie City School will receive new barn and equipment.

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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.

Pub expansion opens up possibilities
Pub expansion opens up possibilities
1188 Brewing Company celebrates four years of operation.
Strep throat cases on the rise
Strep throat cases on the rise
Antibiotics, rest and better hygiene recommended.
Volunteer fire association elects officers

Ron Phillips was re-elected as president of the John Day Volunteer Firefighters Association during the annual election of executive officers at the business meeting Dec. 6. Addison Fox was elected vice president, and Carl Metler was elected...

Mt. Vernon fire department accepting donations for baskets

The Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is accepting donations for the Elderly Food Baskets given out for Christmas. People can make monetary or canned food donations at Mt. Vernon City Hall or The Squeeze-In Restaurant in John Day. Donations can...

Forest Service maps increase in price Jan. 1

Forest Service map prices will increase to $14 Jan. 1, according to a press release. The Forest Service continually updates its maps. The Forest Service expects to shorten the revision cycle as cartographers continue to apply new digital technology to...

Amateur radio operators licensed
Amateur radio operators licensed

Ferrioli honored by state associations
Ferrioli honored by state associations

State Sen. Ted Ferrioli of John Day was honored by two state associations this month.

Ferrioli was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Legislator of the Year Award by the...

Ranch resort aims to attract visitors, improve economy
Ranch resort aims to attract visitors, improve economy
Campbell hopes destination tourism will be a boost for region.
Staff shortage impacting local vets program
Staff shortage impacting local vets program
Learning to deal with PTSD triggers.
Local officials attend Eugene conference
Local officials attend Eugene conference
Local officials attend county association event.
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.

Temperatures near normal in November
Temperatures near normal in November
Above-normal temps, below-normal precipitation expected in December.
Applications available for Mt. Vernon light contest

Residents within the city limits of Mt. Vernon may participate in the annual Christmas light contest. Applications are available at Mt. Vernon City Hall, 199 W. Main St. Applications must be picked up by 4 p.m. Dec. 20. For more information, call...

Ritter land group receives big grant
Ritter land group receives big grant
Truckload of milled juniper sold.
Police make two warrant arrests in Prairie City
Police make two warrant arrests in Prairie City

Two people with warrants from other counties were arrested Thursday in Prairie City.

Charles Downie, 26, of Milwaukie was arrested on several Tillamook County warrants, and Sarah Schindlbeck, 24, of Oregon City was arrested on a Clackamas County...

Free legal consults for low-income individuals

The Oregon Law Center, a nonprofit firm that provides free legal assistance to eligible low-income individuals, will provide private consultations with an attorney for civil legal problems Dec. 5 at the Department of Human Services office, 725 W. Main...

UPDATE: Boy saved, but two young girls die in fire
UPDATE: Boy saved, but two young girls die in fire
Neighbor pulls 4-year-old boy from blaze.
Two dead in Prairie City fire
Two dead in Prairie City fire
Four from same family transported to hospital
John Day Elks Lodge warns of scam

Officials at the John Day Elks Lodge No. 1824 are warning members that if they receive an email advertising a “Custom Elks Mobile App” to delete it — it’s a scam.

The email proclaims benefits of the app and lists an...

County holds hearing on broadband coalition
County holds hearing on broadband coalition
Details will come in later memorandum.
Information sought on phony contractor
Bend man admits to using another man’s name, license number.
Engineers present treatment plant concepts
Engineers present treatment plant concepts

John Day personnel met with representatives from the Anderson-Perry engineering firm and Sustainable Water last week and brainstormed for two days in the fire hall over concepts and goals for a new wastewater treatment plant.

The goal is not...

Forest patrol position sparks debate
Forest patrol position sparks debate

A proposal by Grant County Undersheriff Zach Mobley to create a part-time position for a forest patrol deputy under the sheriff’s office came as a surprise to some local officials — especially Malheur National Forest Supervisor Steven...

Interactive kiosk benefits tourists, residents
Interactive kiosk benefits tourists, residents
Weather, road conditions, fire danger and closures displayed.
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.

Christmas dinner drawing deadline is Dec. 11

Community Counseling Solutions is sponsoring a drawing for a Christmas dinner. Entry boxes are located at Huffman’s Market, Timbers Bistro, The Corner Cup, Les Schwab, Long Creek Cafe, Blue Mountain Hospital, Families First, Grant County Health...

OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort
OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort
Conservationists worry a “shoot, shovel and shut up” attitude has taken hold in rural Oregon.
CoverWorks owner upbeat about John Day
CoverWorks owner upbeat about John Day
New flooring store opened in September.
Armstrong to serve as GENEX Beef representative
Armstrong to serve as GENEX Beef representative

Brad Armstrong of John Day now serves as an independent contractor for GENEX, providing personalized beef genetic and reproductive services. As an independent contractor, Armstrong works with purebred and commercial beef producers to develop...

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