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Malheur office closed for holiday
Malheur National Forest offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

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Fume probe continues in John Day
Authorities advise people to air out their homes if they detect the odor.
County asks FS to put road actions on hold

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court is asking the Forest Service to hold off on road closures in the Malheur National Forest’s Elk 16 and Big Mosquito projects.

In a letter drafted last Friday, the Court said they felt the bulk of...

PC Council votes on ordinances
Votes on two ordinances, and annoucements of upcoming events, among the agenda items at the May 13 Prairie City City Council meeting.
Water work may qualify for aid

BAKER CITY – The Baker-Grant County Farm Service Agency says aid is available for eligible producers who incur additional costs for transporting water to livestock due to drought.

The help comes from the Emergency Assistance for...

Community learns preparedness at fair
Community learns preparedness at fair
Emergency preparedness workshops draw a crowd.
GU band finishes fifth at state
GU band finishes fifth at state
Grant Union's band finished in fifth place at the OSAA State Band/Orchestra Championships.
Cook-off canceled
The Camp Cook-off, planned for May 30, has been cancelled.
Agritourism on our plate in John Day

JOHN DAY – There’s still time to sign up for this week’s free Agritourism and Culinary Tourism workshop in John Day.

The program will be at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the...

Fume probe continues in John Day
Authorities advise people to air out their homes if they detect the odor.
Court meets Friday on forest projects

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court is holding a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday to draft a response on the Elk 16 and Big Mosquito draft decisions and final environmental assessments.

The session will be at the County Courthouse in...

Tree limbs to blame for outage

GRANT COUNTY – Officials say this morning’s power outage in Grant County occurred after tree limbs blew into an Idaho Power transmission feed.

Idaho Power and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative crews cleared the line this...

Seminar shines spotlight on Malheur restoration efforts
Seminar shines spotlight on Malheur restoration efforts

JOHN DAY – Local foresters and land managers went into export mode last week, providing lessons in restoration and collaboration to a contingent of visitors who will take the information home to 14 foreign countries.

The visitors were in...

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Mystery fumes seep into JD neighborhood
The source of the odor appears to be a solvent seeping in the ground; it is not petroleum-based, officials say.
Rappellers descend on John Day
Rappellers descend on John Day
Rappellers descended on John Day last month during refresher training course.
Magazine gives BEO high marks

HEPPNER – BEO Bancorp is among six Northwest banks ranked by American Banker magazine among the top 200 community banks in the nation.

In addition to BEO, the trade magazine listed banks in Eugene and Florence in Oregon and Cashmere,...

Fire claims motor home at Four Corners

PRAIRIE CITY – A Florida man saved his dogs but lost all his possessions when fire consumed his motor home Monday near Four Corners, northwest of Prairie City.

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer said Robert Duxbury was headed to meet...

Man cracks ribs in ATV mishap

PRAIRIE CITY – A Washington man broke multiple ribs Monday in a four-wheeler mishap.

Grant County Undersheriff Todd McKinley said Rodney Wagner, 65, of Royal City was backing the ATV onto his pickup truck bed when it flipped forward onto...

Mystery fumes seep into JD neighborhood
The source of the odor appears to be a solvent seeping in the ground; it is not petroleum-based, officials say.
Tree removal underway at campgrounds

HINES – Fee campgrounds on the Malheur National Forest’s Emigrant Creek Ranger District are having temporary closures this week for removal of hazard trees.

Crews are working through the campgrounds in this order: Delintment Lake,...

Partners plan field trips, meeting

JOHN DAY – The Blue Mountains Forest Partners will tour the Bald Sisters Fire area near Sisters this Wednesday for a discussion of fire use in inventoried roadless areas.

The tour is one of two scheduled by the group this week, in...

GPS route ends in long slide down mountain
The driver was uninjured after the car slid 300 yards off a road in the Olive Lake drainage.
Rappel crew will train on prescribed burn

JOHN DAY – The Malheur Rappel Crew will conduct a small prescribed fire training exercise as part of their five-day fire and medical training.

Ignition will occur Thursday, May 14, in the Murderers Creek project planning area, and will...

College, EOU open house

JOHN DAY – Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon University will hold an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at their quarters in the new Education Service District building, 835 S. Canyon Blvd.

Representatives...

Roads stir debate as Court eyes next move

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court is getting ready to weigh in on road changes in the Malheur National Forest’s Elk 16 and Big Mosquito projects, as the Forest Service objection period comes to a close in mid-May.

The Court last...

JAC awards two more grants

Two more local groups are getting a financial boost, thanks to a grant from the Gray Family Foundation, administered by the Grant County Juniper Arts Council.

The North Fork John Day Watershed Council will use its $374 award for Earth Day...

Wanted: Campground hosts

PENDLETON – The Umatilla National Forest is looking for volunteers to spend the summer as campground hosts at Bull Prairie Lake, Olive Lake, and North Fork John Day campgrounds.

Individuals or couples can apply to be hosts.

GU students test scientific process
GU students test scientific process
Biology students gain experience at Grant Union science fair.
Museum closed on Mondays

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Historical Museum in Canyon City will be closed on Mondays this season.

Hours at the museum are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Student designs on countdown for spaceflight
Student designs on countdown for spaceflight
Two local students win competition that will launch art into space.

Local News

Malheur office closed for holiday
Malheur National Forest offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.
Weather Service warns of flash floods, debris flows
The watch is in effect through Friday night for the John Day Basin and the Blue Mountains.
Delaney, Parsons win hospital seats
New school-based health center opens
Fume probe continues in John Day

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Malheur office closed for holiday
Malheur National Forest offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.
Weather Service warns of flash floods, debris flows
The watch is in effect through Friday night for the John Day Basin and the Blue Mountains.
Delaney, Parsons win hospital seats
Agritourism on our plate in John Day
Court meets Friday on forest projects

Business

Magazine gives BEO high marks

HEPPNER – BEO Bancorp is among six Northwest banks ranked by American Banker magazine among the top 200 community banks in the...

OTEC members gather in JD

JOHN DAY – Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s 27th annual membership meeting drew a crowd to the Grant County Fairgrounds in John...

Nugget Lanes closing
JD Liquor store moving into Chester’s

County Minutes

County Court special meeting 05-15-15

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 05-13-15

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 04-22-15