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Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
With fire season coming on hot and fast, a Southeast Oregon community bolsters its defenses.
Wednesday update: Little overnight action on Sugar Loaf fire

The Sugar Loaf Fire, located outside Dayville, has steadied at about 5,000 acres.

The fire, though still just 20 percent contained, burned little additional acreage outside a fire perimeter. A fire line has been established on the north edge of...

Burns man arrested after chase through John Day
Burns man arrested after chase through John Day

A Burns man fled from police Tuesday in John Day, and was captured after a short pursuit.

Charles D. Platt, 25, was arrested and charged with felony attempt to elude with vehicle, and misdemeanor charges of attempt to elude on foot, reckless...

Marijuana faces hazy future in Grant County
Marijuana faces hazy future in Grant County

As legal marijuana arrives on the scene in Oregon, its future remains hazy in Grant County.

The County Court has not banned medical or recreational dispensaries, and the state Legislature continues to finalize a plan that gives counties that...

Monument School celebrates 100 years
Monument School celebrates 100 years this weekend.
DEQ continues vapor investigation
DEQ continues vapor investigation
The Department of Environmental Quality continues investigation.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Crews replace breakers at OTEC site in John Day

JOHN DAY – Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative crews were busy at the John Day substation last week, replacing outdated equipment and making other improvements.

Lara Petitclerc-Stokes, OTEC spokeswoman, said the work included routine...

Senior woman warns of phone scam
Seneca resident didn't fall for a phone scam, but wants to warn others.
Complaints pile up against proposed private campground
Complaints pile up against proposed private campground

A proposed campground geared to motorcycle riders has elicited complaints from neighbors, and will need to go before the county planning commission before it can open.

Robert Ake had initially planned to open John Day Motorcycle Campground at...

Interim editors at helm of Blue Mountain Eagle for summer

Scotta Callister, editor of Blue Mountain Eagle for the past eight years, retired June 26.

The newspaper is currently interviewing for a full-time editor to replace Callister, and in the interim will employ some journalists from inside the EO...

Grant County Meetings
Here's a list of meetings in Grant County for the coming week.
Tuesday update: Fire season strikes
Tuesday update: Fire season strikes

A powerful thunderstorm ripped through the area June 28, bringing electricity to a landscape that had been scorched by high temperatures for days.

The results were expectedly flammable.

In the days since, fire crews have battled the...

SpaceX rocket carrying local science project ends in failure, erupts
Rocket explosion takes local students' science project down with it.
Whooping cough reported in county
The Grant County Health Department reports three cases of whooping cough in the community.
Stewart Scholarship applications due July 1
Stewart Scholarship offers more higher ed funding than the previous years.
Lampton guilty on all counts in sex crimes case

Bobby Wayne Lampton was found guilty June 24 on all six counts related to sexual abuse of a child.

Lampton, 63, was convicted by a jury of three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts of sodomy and one count of unlawful sexual...

Blast off! GU experiment set for space

JOHN DAY – T-minus 3 days.

As of Wednesday, that’s the countdown to launch for a spacecraft that will carry a Grant County science project into space.

The SpaceX-7 mission is scheduled to lift off this Friday from Cape...

Lightning fires flare up on Malheur Forest district

JOHN DAY — Lightning from Sunday’s thunderstorms sparked a few fires and left the specter of holdover fires to keep crews busy with hot, dry conditions in the forecast for the rest of the week.

The Malheur National Forest reported...

Got health?
Got health?
Health conscious visit growing annual Grant County Health Fair.
A day for Family Fun
A day for Family Fun
Young and old flock to the John Day City Park for popular family event.
New PCS super leads school July 1
Prairie City School's new superintendent/principal begins full time on July 1.
JD area welcomes BMW rally riders
JD area welcomes BMW rally riders
BMW riders enjoy the sights as they wheel in to John Day for Chief Joseph Rally.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
JD Farmers Market blooms
JD Farmers Market blooms
A big crowd enjoys opening day at the local farmers market.
American Legion Auxiliary officers installed
State officer visits local American Legion Auxiliary meeting for installation of officers.
SolWest menu has plenty for kids, adults
SolWest menu has plenty for kids, adults

LA GRANDE – Jennifer Barker will present a couple of children’s workshops on Saturday, June 27, during the 17th annual SolWest Fair in La Grande.

She will offer two workshops, one on renewable energy for children ages 7-11, and a...

Ranchers urged to tout roles

JOHN DAY – A Grant County natural resources consultant says private landowners should tout their part in the John Day River Basin fishery’s success.

“If you don’t step up and take credit for what you’ve done,...

OCA: Meeting in John Day a success

JOHN DAY – Wolves, water and international trade were just a few of the topics at the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association’s 2015 Midyear event. Over 130 ranchers from across the state attended the conference earlier this month at the...

Wyden plans town hall in John Day
The senator also will swing through Hood River, Mitchell and Joseph.

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Authorities urge people to celebrate responsibly
Fourth of July safety tips
Corner Creek, Sugarloaf Fire updates
July 4 fire update Corner Creek, Sugarloaf
Corner Creek Fire still on the move
Man sentenced to 30 years for sex crimes
Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights

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Monument School celebrates 100 years
Monument School celebrates 100 years this weekend.
Stewart Scholarship applications due July 1
Stewart Scholarship offers more higher ed funding than the previous years.
Mt. Vernon sets fire restrictions
Veterans urged to schedule appointments to fit Burns bus run
Truck wreck disrupts power in JD area

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Mt.Vernon ranch honored for 50 years of forest health

MT. VERNON – The Ediger family ranch has been honored as a 50-year Certified Tree Farm, recognizing their efforts to leave a healthy forest...

County Minutes

County Court minutes 06-24-15

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 06-10-15

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 06-03-15