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Prairie City receives grant, loan for sewer upgrade
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Prairie City receives grant, loan for sewer upgrade

PRAIRIE CITY — Prairie City is about to get a sewer upgrade, and officials say residents won’t see a rate increase.

The city will receive a $1.28 million loan and a $624,760 grant to improve its wastewater system from the U.S.

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New salon opens in John Day
New salon opens in John Day

JOHN DAY — It’s a longtime dream come true for Tasha Marciel.

Marciel, who is a stylist, nail tech and esthetician, is the owner of Cutting Edge Salon, at 150 S.E. Dayton St., which opened April 6 in John Day. Joining her in the...

Pub expands hours, offerings

MT. VERNON — The suds are flowing in Mt. Vernon every day of the week now.

Suds Pub at 130 Mountain Blvd. is now open seven days a week, and the owners Jesse and Joe Madden have expanded their food menu, too.

Joe is manning the...

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

ONGOING

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 offers...

Partnership receives restoration grant

JOHN DAY — The John Day Basin Partnership has been awarded $149,613 from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.

The grant was one of eight totaling $937,369 provided to local organizations statewide to support partnerships and plans...

Families First receives $3,000 grant
Families First receives $3,000 grant

JOHN DAY — Families First Parent Resource Center has received a boost, thanks to a $3,000 grant the center received from Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation’s Community Giving Program.

The funds will help support Families...

ODF fire training on tap

JOHN DAY — The Oregon Department of Forestry will host Fire Shelter refresher training and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration fire training from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 13, at the ODF office, 415 Patterson Bridge Drive,...

Restoration proposals sought

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is seeking to restore critical wetlands in Oregon and declining aspen habitats across Eastern Oregon.

Up to $290,000 in funding available this year for farmers and ranchers to help restore...

BEO seeing ‘managed growth’

HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, reported its first quarter earnings for 2016.

The bank announced consolidated net income of $782,000, or 64 centers per share, during the first quarter, compared to...

May primary voter registration deadline April 26

To cast a ballot in the primary election, you must be registered before midnight Tuesday, April 26.

The Secretary of State’s office provides an online hub, oregonvotes.gov/myvote, for...

Stolen vehicle recovered in Redmond

A vehicle stolen in Prairie City was recovered in Deschutes County.

The vehicle, stolen April 12, was recovered three days later by Redmond Police Department left in the bike lane on SW Airport Road near Sixth Street in Redmond, according to a...

Scam surfaces in Grant County

John Day Police Department is warning residents about a fraud scheme reported in Grant County.

People have been contacted and told they won prizes from Publisher’s Clearing House that they can claim after paying fees, according to a press...

Health officials report elevated mercury in bass

Elevated levels of mercury have been detected in Oregon bass, prompting health officials to warn residents against eating too much of the fish.

The Oregon Health Authority issued a statewide advisory Tuesday after evaluating tissue samples from...

Fairgrounds receives $147,000 in grants for safety improvements
Fairgrounds receives $147,000 in grants for safety improvements

The Grant County Fairgrounds will soon solicit bids for three electronic reader boards and a public address system, thanks to grants and local donations.

Fair Manager Mary Weaver said she was thankful for the contributions that will improve the...

Council meeting canceled

The April 26 regular meeting of the John Day City Council has been canceled.

The next regular council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the John Day City Council Chambers, 450 E. Main St.

Man kills cougar before it attacks
Man kills cougar before it attacks

Malvin Jamison knew it was a life or death moment. Fox? Coyote? Cougar. As it leaped toward him he pulled the trigger.

Jamison, 53, is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. He works for the Tribes as a fisheries...

MNF to begin invasive plant treatments
MNF to begin invasive plant treatments

The Malheur National Forest will soon begin an integrated approach to manage invasive plants, which includes prevention; manual, mechanical, herbicide, biological control and cultural treatments; and restoration work.

This work to prevent the...

County to complete Canyon City national hazard mitigation flood plan
County to complete Canyon City national hazard mitigation flood plan

Grant County is stepping up to help complete a national hazard mitigation flood plan for Canyon City.

At the Grant County Court meeting April 20, County Judge Scott Myers said the county and the city of John Day completed a regional plan in...

Canyon City meeting minutes March 15, 2016

Town of Canyon City

Regular Council Meeting

March 15, 2016

Community Hall 5:30 pm

Present were: Mayor Steve Fischer, Council President Jim Johnston, Councilors Don Mooney, Jason Hatfield, and Rachelle Simmons, City Recorder...

Board desires to sell Bates School building
Board desires to sell Bates School building

PRAIRIE CITY — The future of the Bates School building was the topic of an April 18 town hall meeting in the Prairie City School cafeteria.

Prairie City School Board members invited the public to hear the school district’s plans...

County geographic “squaw” references renamed

The federal agency responsible for naming natural features has changed 13 names in Grant County that contained the word “squaw.”

Thursday, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved five names proposed by the Confederated Tribes...

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.

Prescribed burns planned
Prescribed burns planned

Malheur National Forest fire managers are evaluating conditions for conducting prescribed burns across the forest this spring.

As part of Malheur’s hazardous fuels reduction program, each of the three districts are preparing for spring...

City to interview manager applicants

The city of John Day will interview the top five candidates for the city manager position Thursday.

The interviews will be conducted in executive session, closed to the public, on Thursday, April 21, 2016, beginning at 9 a.m. at the John Day...

Down history lane
Down history lane

Whether you’re researching family genealogy, looking up local history or just need a fun outing with the kids some weekend, check out one of the several museums and historical groups available in Grant County.

Some are open all year, and...

Grant County Meetings

ONGOING

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 offers...

Commissioners do not support sheriff’s proposal to change dispatch
Commissioners do not support sheriff’s proposal to change dispatch

The Grant County commissioners chose not to support a proposal to change the sheriff’s office dispatch center from the current service provider, the city of John Day.

Sheriff Glenn Palmer proposed the change at a March 15 budget committee...

Quilts galore on display April 15-16
Quilts galore on display April 15-16

JOHN DAY — Diane Davis of Mt. Vernon is one of many quilters — 100 total quilts — displaying their talents at the 16th annual Grant County Quilt Show.

The event is in full swing 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, April...

Partnership aims to improve forest health
Partnership aims to improve forest health

Oregon Department of Forestry’s Northeast Oregon and Central Oregon districts have partnered with the U.S Forest Service to provide marking crews on federal timber sales.

The partnership is funded by the Federal Forest Health Program...

Deadline extended for Title II project proposals
Deadline extended for Title II project proposals

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has confirmed seven new members of the Northeast Oregon Forests Resource Advisory Committee.

The NEOFRAC now has full membership and will convene in June 2016 to recommend project proposals to improve or...

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Prairie City receives grant, loan for sewer upgrade

PRAIRIE CITY — Prairie City is about to get a sewer upgrade, and officials say residents won’t see a rate increase.

The city...

Meet the 2016 primary candidates

On April 1, the Blue Mountain Eagle sent each candidate in the May primary a certified letter with identical instructions and questions to answer...

County commissioner candidates speak at forum
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New salon opens in John Day

JOHN DAY — It’s a longtime dream come true for Tasha Marciel.

Marciel, who is a stylist, nail tech and esthetician, is the...

Pub expands hours, offerings

MT. VERNON — The suds are flowing in Mt. Vernon every day of the week now.

Suds Pub at 130 Mountain Blvd. is now open seven days a...

BEO seeing ‘managed growth’

County Minutes

County Court minutes 04-13-16

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 03-30-16

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...