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Prairie City mayor race contested
Prairie City mayor race contested
Garrison and Preston on ballot, Hamsher and Philbrook as write-ins.
Torrefaction plant awaiting permitting
Torrefaction plant awaiting permitting
Planning commission to hear zoning request.
Light at end of tunnel for sidewalk project
Light at end of tunnel for sidewalk project
ODOT will seek grant for South Canyon Boulevard project.
911 transition won’t come cheap
911 transition won’t come cheap
New workstation console could cost $46,000.
Walden, McLeod-Skinner take on the issues
Walden, McLeod-Skinner take on the issues

Republican Greg Walden seeks an 11th term as the U.S. representative for Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District. But he said this election is different.

He is feeling heat from some constituents. He has paid for billboards. And Democrat...

Sewer plant timeline moved up
Sewer plant timeline moved up
Annexation process starts with Oct. 23 hearing.
Two competitive races on ballot in Long Creek
Two competitive races on ballot in Long Creek
Two incumbents and three challengers vie for positions.
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.

Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves
Oregon to craft new proposal for managing wolves
Ranchers and conservation groups indicated they may have common ground on a new framework for managing wolf-livestock conflicts proposed Tuesday during a stakeholder meeting in Salem.
OSU College of Ag to honor range scientist
OSU College of Ag to honor range scientist
Research goals include improving efficiency, sustainability of ranching industry in Eastern Oregon.
REAL Oregon announces its second class
REAL Oregon announces its second class
The Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership Program, or REAL Oregon, has announced its second class of participants.
Boardman to Hemingway applies for site approval
Boardman to Hemingway applies for site approval
State to hold meetings in Pendleton and Boardman about 273-mile transmission line
ODF ends fire season

The Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry terminated fire season Oct. 12.

Continued cool moist weather over the last few weeks has significantly reduced the fire danger within the Central Oregon District, according to a...

Public help sought in Wheeler County elk poaching case
Public help sought in Wheeler County elk poaching case
The elk was discovered on Oct. 1 and reported to OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers.
Four vie for three council seats in John Day
Four vie for three council seats in John Day
Three incumbents and one challenger.
Competitive race for Prairie City Council
Competitive race for Prairie City Council
One incumbent and five challengers vie for three seats.
Mt. Vernon sees competitive council race
Mt. Vernon sees competitive council race
Two incumbents and one challenger for two seats.
Most unopposed candidates are incumbents
Most unopposed candidates are incumbents
No competitive races in five cities.
Building trust between cops and students
Building trust between cops and students
Chief Durr is Grant Union’s new school resource officer.
Fire restrictions eased

Fire restrictions have been eased, but regulations remain in effect.

The Grant County Fire Protection District will allow burning in barrels and small piles between 6-10 a.m.

The Malheur National Forest has lifted all public use...

Award-winning advocate to speak at suicide forum
Award-winning advocate to speak at suicide forum
Kevin Hines: ‘Life is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.’
Free park passes available for fourth-graders
The voucher and passes are valid for the entire school year, until Aug. 31, 2019.
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.

Pennsylvania man dies in ATV accident near Monument
Vehicle rolled over in a deep ditch.
Grant Union student questions gubernatorial candidates at debate
Grant Union student questions gubernatorial candidates at debate
Three local students attend debate, tour Capitol.
September colder than normal
September colder than normal
Near-normal temperatures expected in October.
Forest public use restrictions eased to Phase A

As a result of cooler temperatures and increased humidity levels, public use restrictions (PUR’s) on the Emigrant Creek Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest dropped to Phase A and move to IFPL II, as of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday,...

Wireless Emergency Alert System nationwide test planned today
Wireless Emergency Alert System nationwide test planned today
The WEA portion of the test will occur at 11:18 a.m.; the EAS portion will occur at 11:20 a.m.
McLeod-Skinner brings message to Grant County
McLeod-Skinner brings message to Grant County
Democratic challenger calls for more consensus.
Marijuana regulations tabled over variance issue
Marijuana regulations tabled over variance issue
Emergency plan for courthouse reviewed.

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