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FEMA flood zone map information meeting set for July 25
A joint government meeting about FEMA flood maps will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 25 at the new fire hall in John Day.

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New airport manager selected
New airport manager selected
Grant County Court and Airport Commission officials announced a new hire for manager of the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day.
Ag opponents plan attacks on water, climate issues
Ag opponents plan attacks on water, climate issues
An official who tracks issues in agriculture says organizations that oppose conventional farming are upping their spending, working together and coalescing their attacks on water and climate.
Prosecutors claim Emry spoke of shooting police in response to second pretrial release request
Prosecutors claim Emry spoke of shooting police in response to second pretrial release request
The man who was arrested in John Day on firearms charges filed a motion to be released before trial.
U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument
U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding bill that also prohibits the declaration of a national monument in Malheur County.
Biochar conference explores its use in forestry, agriculture
Biochar conference explores its use in forestry, agriculture
Oregon State University is hosting a conference on biochar, which shows promise as a soil amendment.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Road work planned on Highways 395 and 26
ODOT will begin a chip-sealing project on Highway 395 south of John Day July 28.
Oregon Food Bank offering mini grants
Oregon Food Bank is offering a new mini-grant program.
Severe thunderstorm warning issued in Grant County: large hail, 60 mph winds
Severe thunderstorm warning issued in northeastern Grant County.
Grant County Meetings

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Grant County Library is open 1-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. Tuesday; and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. The library is located at 507 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day.

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Mt. Vernon to shut off water for maintenance Wednesday
Mt. Vernon will shut off water from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday for repairs to Ingle Street from Beech Creek bridge to Community Hall.
Fictional character appears to donate to sheriff’s legal expense fund
Fictional character appears to donate to sheriff’s legal expense fund
Palmer's defense fund receives more than $20,000 in donations in three months.
County approves medical marijuana dispensaries
County approves medical marijuana dispensaries
The Grant County Court this morning voted to allow medical marijuana dispensarie in the county.
Bates Pond future in question
Bates Pond future in question
Bates Pond will be the subject of a work group of stakeholders in meetings starting next week.
Commissioner Britton files statement of justification against recall
Commissioner Britton files statement of justification against recall
A petition to recall Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton has made it on the ballot for an Aug. 16 election.
Preparing for the show
Preparing for the show
Boyd Britton led volunteers setting up for the fireworks display in Prairie City.
Wyden to host town hall July 20
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will host a town hall in Grant County July 20.
Forest culvert replacement projects begin July 15
Some Forest Service roads will be closed during culvert replacement projects.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Canyon Creek Complex fire salvage authorized
Canyon Creek Complex Fire Salvage Project decision authorizes salvage treatments.
Kodesh indicted on shooting charges, set for plea Aug. 3
Kodesh indicted on shooting charges, set for plea Aug. 3
Defendant set to enter plea Aug. 3.
Recall petition moves forward against Grant County Commissioner
Recall petition moves forward against Grant County Commissioner
A petition to recall Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton has made it on the ballot for an Aug. 16 election.
Shooting suspect arrested, one injured
Shooting suspect arrested, one injured
A suspect in a John Day shooting, that left one injured, was arrested Sunday afternoon.
Gunman sought by police after one person is wounded
Gunman sought by police after one person is wounded
A male gunman is being sought by police Saturday evening.
Library rewarding young readers in July
Library rewarding young readers in July
The library is offering rewards to children 12 and younger who reads five books in a week.
Tri-county wool pool delivery set for July 12
Tri-county wool pool deliveries planned 8-11 a.m. July 12 at Union County Fairgrounds.
ODF fire restrictions begin July 1
ODF fire restrictions begin July 1
Fire restrictions effective on ODF land starting July 1.
Dog trainers provide lesson in ‘obility’
Dog trainers provide lesson in ‘obility’
Dogs and their owners got a lesson in obedience and agility last weekend in Canyon City.
County renews dispatch contract with John Day
County renews dispatch contract with John Day
Grant County renewed its contract with the city of John Day for dispatch services for the sheriff's office.
County pays John Day for training officer who became deputy
The county will reimburse the city of John Day for the training of a police officer.