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Highways ice up, closing I-84
Travelers are urged to postpone travel until highway conditions improve.

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Three musicians represent Grant Union at honor band concert
Three musicians represent Grant Union at honor band concert
Three Grant Union musicians perform in La Grande honor band concert.
Girls State delegates share session experiences
Girls State delegates share session experiences
Girls State attendees share political learning experiences at a Nov. 10 American Legion and Auxiliary banquet.
EOU offers new Advantage to career-bound students
The university will start the new program in the fall of 2015, with an eye toward boosting student success at graduation and beyond.
Get it all at the Merc
Get it all at the Merc
Customers at the Dayville Merc can find nearly everything – including new owners.
Arts Council awards grants
The Juniper Arts Council awards grants to three local nonprofits.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Rodeo court, ambassadors sought
A Dec. 2 meeting is planned for girls interested in being part of the 2015 Fair and Rodeo Court or the Ambassador Program.
OTEC fee hits home for some irrigators

JOHN DAY – Some area ranchers are getting an unhappy introduction to a new Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative policy that is putting a halt to temporary or seasonal meter disconnections.

Rob Stewart of Mt. Vernon was among the customers...

Snowy days in Grant County
Snowy days in Grant County
Grant County sees first snowfall of the season.
Snow Day! Dayville School closes today
Snow Day! Dayville School closes today
Dayville School officials declare a snow day.
Winter storm heading for Grant County
The Weather Service in Pendleton is warning of ice and snow accumulation, leading to hazardous driving conditions, Thursday to Friday.
Fair theme, grand marshal sought
The Grant County Fair Board seeks input on a fair theme and recommendations for grand marshal(s) for the 2015 county fair.
County denies vulgar talk, complaint by fired employee
The county's filing today comes in response to a lawsuit filed byfired probation officer James N.Gravley.
Doctors answer call to Ethiopia
Doctors answer call to Ethiopia
The couple say their family is ready to realize their mission helping bring family medicine to the African nation.
GU drama treats with ‘Pumpkin Stuffers’
GU drama treats with ‘Pumpkin Stuffers’
Grant Union's drama club presented 'Pumpkin Stuffers' - a potion for good fun!
Precip could ramp up in November
Precip could ramp up in November

PENDLETON – Temperatures at John Day averaged warmer than normal during October, according to preliminary data from NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.

The average temperature was 51.7 degrees, 2.3 degrees above normal.

Transportation safety plan update in works
The state's current transportation safety plan can be viewed online on ODOT's website.
Bentz picked for leadership post
The Ontario Republican held that leadershop role in the last session, too.
Stirring the pot: Marijuana measure sparks concern
Grant County voters said no, but the state said yes to legalizing recreational pot.
Election: Grant County sees red in blue state
Election: Grant County sees red in blue state

Blue Mountain Eagle

CANYON CITY – Grant County was true to its dominant GOP roots in last week’s election, with vote trends in some key races running counter to statewide results that embraced Democrats for top jobs.

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Write-ins get nod for some city posts
Several local positions had either no filings or not enough to fill the openings, so write-in names will get the nod.
Grant County Election Results

CANYON CITY – Here’s how Grant County voters cast their ballots in the updated totals from Tuesday’s general election.

Note: The asterisk * denotes winner in the overall state or district count, where applicable.

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Tree trimming planned this winter in Dayville
Tree trimming planned this winter in Dayville
The work will take about eight days, and will be done this winter.
Letter: Kindness and gratitude

To the Editor:

I’d like to share a recent experience as we enter this season of gratitude:

Halloween night. No trick or treaters last year, not expecting any this year. Getting ready to go visit some friends, a little knock on the...

Rudio spread draws potential buyers
Rudio spread draws potential buyers
The 8,270-acre expanse features springs, ponds, timber and prime elk habitat.
Ethics commission denies Kitzhaber request on Hayes’ status
Oregon State Ethics Commission has denied Gov. John Kitzhaber's request for an advisory opinion on whether or not first lady Cylvia Hayes is a public official.
Wetland easement signups underway

JOHN DAY – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for wetland reserve easements under a new easement program.

The applications are due by Dec. 31 to be considered for this year’s priority...

FSA plans meetings to discuss Farm Bill programs
Sessions will be held this month in Baker City to help producers learn more about programs offered through the Farm Bill.
Well inspector named for JD basin

PENDLETON – Erik Thomasser has been hired as the new well inspector in the Pendleton office of the Oregon Water Resources Department for the Umatilla, John Day, and Hood River basins.

He began the job Nov. 3.

Thomasser has a degree...

Local News

Highways ice up, closing I-84
Travelers are urged to postpone travel until highway conditions improve.
Bazaar time in Mt. Vernon
The bazaar season is well underway in Grant County, as Mt. Vernon groups join the fun.
Guard vet shares experiences with third-grade class
Teachers train for new preschool curriculum
Girls State delegates share session experiences

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Highways ice up, closing I-84
Travelers are urged to postpone travel until highway conditions improve.
OTEC fee hits home for some irrigators

JOHN DAY – Some area ranchers are getting an unhappy introduction to a new Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative policy that is putting a halt...

Snowy days in Grant County
Snow Day! Dayville School closes today
Winter storm heading for Grant County

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Get it all at the Merc
Customers at the Dayville Merc can find nearly everything – including new owners.
OTEC fee hits home for some irrigators

JOHN DAY – Some area ranchers are getting an unhappy introduction to a new Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative policy that is putting a halt...

Rudio spread draws potential buyers
Well inspector named for JD basin

County Minutes

County Court minutes 11-5-14

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

Access the court’s weekly Agenda and approved Minutes on...

County Court minutes 10-28-14

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

Access the court’s weekly Agenda and approved Minutes on...

County Court minutes 10-22-14