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Engle named Regional Teacher of the Year
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Engle named Regional Teacher of the Year
Monument educator will be considered for statewide award.

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Oregon Supreme Court fast-tracks gun storage petition
Oregon Supreme Court fast-tracks gun storage petition
The proposal, Initiative Petition 44, has less than three weeks to collect and submit more than 88,000 valid signatures.
Grant County Health Fair marks 24th year
Grant County Health Fair marks 24th year
Fair offers shots, tests and talks.
Ethics violation a warning to others
Disputed document receipt could have cost $10,000.
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.

Two arrested on burglary, theft charges
Two arrested on burglary, theft charges
Indictment: Pifher, Carter stole tools, equipment near Prairie City.
Culvert installation will temporarily close forest road
Work may begin June 20 and could continue through July 4.
Low-income energy assistance available

Community Connection of Grant County is providing energy assistance for households that qualify and have not received a payment since September 2017. The program provides a credit to low-income households’ energy bills to offset high costs.

Timber future looking up
Timber future looking up
New technologies highlighted at Mass Timber Rising Summit.
Grant County firearms initiative challenged
Grant County firearms initiative challenged
Signature gathering on hold until ruling.
Celebration dinner marks 140 years of Kam Wah Chung
Celebration dinner marks 140 years of Kam Wah Chung
Guest speakers include former first lady Mary Oberst.
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.

Timber Innovation Act gains backing in Senate
Timber Innovation Act gains backing in Senate
A group of U.S. senators is backing the Timber Innovation Act, which will provide research and development for mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber.
Amendment defunds grizzly transport, delists wolves
Amendment defunds grizzly transport, delists wolves
A U.S. Interior Department appropriations bill, just passed out of committee, includes an amendment from Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., that defunds transporting grizzly bears into the North Cascades, delists gray wolves and increases transparency of USFS...
Shock collars for wolves? Joseph teens’ invention getting noticed
Shock collars for wolves? Joseph teens’ invention getting noticed
The boys have also floated the idea of installing a solar panel on the collar.
Grant sought for new playground and ‘splash pad’
Parks & Rec grant application submitted.
Country Music Jamboree planned in Burns
The High Desert Fiddlers will present the 28th annual Country Music Jamboree June 14-16 at the Harney County Fairgrounds in Burns.
Prescribed burning planned on Emigrant Creek Ranger District

Crews from the Emigrant Creek Ranger District, Malheur National Forest, will conduct approximately 100 acres of prescribed fire operations on the Marshall Devine unit. Crews will be applying prescribed fire in the area of the Highway 395 south and...

Sheriff’s office searching for person who illegally dumped medical items
Sheriff’s office searching for person who illegally dumped medical items
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 541-575-1131.
International forest seminar returns to John Day
International forest seminar returns to John Day

June 12-13, a group of land management professionals from around the world will visit the Malheur National Forest for the fourth consecutive year as part of an International Seminar on Forest Landscape Restoration, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service...

Comments sought on Roundtop Complex grazing project

The Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest is soliciting scoping comments regarding an environmental analysis to re-authorize grazing on five grazing allotments through the Roundtop Complex Grazing Allotments Project. The...

Board selects Uptmor as superintendent
Board selects Uptmor as superintendent
New Grant School District administrator starts July 1.
Stewardship contract promotes forest, economic health
Stewardship contract promotes forest, economic health
University study looked at local economic impacts.
Forest projects lined up across the Malheur
Forest projects lined up across the Malheur
From planting and thinning to fisheries and roads.
Three rural inns combine food with astronomy
Three rural inns combine food with astronomy
Agritourism niche grows in Grant County.
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.

Canyon City man charged with kidnapping, assault, strangulation
Canyon City man charged with kidnapping, assault, strangulation

A Grant County grand jury has indicted a 38-year-old Canyon City man with 12 charges relating to an abusive relationship with a woman. Three counts are for first-degree kidnapping, which carry sentences up to 20 years in prison.

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May warmer than normal
May warmer than normal
Above-normal temperatures, below-normal precipitation expected in June.
Prescribed burning planned on Malheur National Forest

Crews from the Blue Mountain Ranger District on the northern half of the Malheur National Forest will begin approximately 100 acres of black-lining in the Galena project area, units 10 and 20, today and tomorrow, with anticipation of completing about...

Local medical supply service to continue
Local medical supply service to continue
Norco not to scale back as happened in Burns.
Visitor services expanded at John Day Fossil Beds
Visitor services expanded at John Day Fossil Beds

The Thomas Condon Paleontology Center hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day. Hours at the center will return to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 4. The park, located in the Sheep Rock Unit of John Day Fossil Beds, is open daily from...

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