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FS releases new report about Canyon Creek Complex
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FS releases new report about Canyon Creek Complex
The Forest Service released more information about the Canyon Creek Complex fire and responded to questions Friday.

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Natural Resource Camp application deadline June 1

Natural Resource Camp is back for 2016!

Campers will stay at Lake Creek Youth Camp and enjoy three days of fun activities, games and natural resource workshops. Activities include volleyball, horseshoes, geocaching, wildlife tracking, hiking,...

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Refuge occupier arrested in Mt. Vernon pleads guilty to theft
Refuge occupier arrested in Mt. Vernon pleads guilty to theft

After initially pleading not guilty in March, Scott Alan Willingham changed his plea to guilty on a theft charge related to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

In U.S. District Court in Portland May 12, Willingham, 49,...

Merkley town hall planned Saturday in John Day
Merkley town hall planned Saturday in John Day

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, will hold a town hall meeting in Grant County Saturday.

Merkley will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges...

Modern facility provides room for engines and firefighters
Modern facility provides room for engines and firefighters

After risking their lives to save others, John Day firefighters will soon have a new home worthy of their service to the community.

Instead of the current 61-year-old building that is too small to house all of the fire engines, firefighters will...

Canyon Creek Complex fire area closure reduced
Canyon Creek Complex fire area closure reduced

Forest Service officials announced the area closure associated with the Canyon Creek Complex fire was terminated May 13.

While the Area Closure is no longer in effect, some roads within the fire area will remained closed to the public, as noted...

Clock ticking to comment on FS project proposals
Clock ticking to comment on FS project proposals

The Blue Mountain Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest is seeking public input for upcoming projects that will take place on the forest.

Currently there are several public input processes underway. To ensure that the public has the...

Objection period underway for Starr Aspen Project
Objection period underway for Starr Aspen Project

JOHN DAY — The 45-day objection filing period for the draft decision notice and finding of no significant impact for the Starr Aspen Project on the Blue Mountain Ranger District began May 11,

Individuals and entities who have previously...

ELECTION RESULTS: Hamsher elected county commissioner, Ellison tops treasurer candidates
ELECTION RESULTS: Hamsher elected county commissioner, Ellison tops treasurer candidates

Grant County will welcome a new county commissioner in 2017.

Prairie City Mayor Jim Hamsher received 63 percent of the votes, 1,964, over incumbent Chris Labhart, who received 1,115 votes, according to the final unofficial results released by...

John Day biomass collaborative awarded USDA funding

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to award a groundbreaking project with funding to continue its innovative work using wood waste for renewable energy.

The Oregon Torrefaction...

Cops & 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.

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.

Canyon Mountain Center...

Summer vacation is calling

Another school year is coming to a close, and area teachers and students are preparing for summer vacation.

Here’s a rundown of the dates for last day of classes:

• Monument: Thursday, May 26

• Prairie City:...

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FS releases new report about Canyon Creek Complex
The Forest Service released more information about the Canyon Creek Complex fire and responded to questions Friday.
Judge denies Emry’s request for pretrial release
Idaho man arrested in John Day on federal weapons charges remains behind bars.
Shamrock pack implicated in probable wolf depredation
Prairie City man dies in ATV wreck Thursday
Man dies in Seneca wreck

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Dale receives dime to quarter-sized hail

JOHN DAY — The National Weather Service in Pendleton warned heavy rain may lead to flooding this weekend as a low pressure system moves...

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County Minutes

County Court minutes 05-18-16
County Court minutes for May 18, 2016.
County Court minutes 05-11-16

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRANT

Access the County Court Agenda and approved Minutes on the...

County Court minutes 05-04-16
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