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Event fetes Joslin as he takes new job

CANYON CITY – Grant County District Attorney Ryan Joslin confirmed Wednesday he will be moving to the west side and a new job in the new year.

Joslin, whose term is ending this month, said he has accepted a post as a deputy district...

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Tree set up to aid pets
The tree will be up into January at Station 62.
Holiday closure for veterans office
The Grant County Veterans Services office will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 5.
School break time
Area schools will be closing their doors soon for Christmas break.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Grant County author spins Armageddon tales
Grant County author spins Armageddon tales
Computer geek by training, Craige McMillan takes readers on a supernatural adventure in his new book.
Labhart named to health panel
Labhart named to health panel

SALEM – Grant County Commissioner Chris Labhart testified last week before the Oregon Senate Rules Committee about health care issues.

The occasion was a Dec. 9 confirmation hearing to fill positions on the Health Evidence Review...

Lights on Wheels! Timber Trucker parade rolls through John Day
Lights on Wheels! Timber Trucker parade rolls through John Day

JOHN DAY – Downtown John Day was ablaze with Christmas cheer Saturday night as trucks decked with holiday lights rumbled through town.

The 2014 Timber Trucker Light Parade drew 27 entries – up four from last year’s lineup.

Space Patch contest underway

JOHN DAY – A competition is underway to design patches that will accompany a local student science experiment on a space mission next spring.

JJ Collier, Grant Union art teacher, said the contest is open to all students in Grant County.

FS set to hire temps in 2015
The application process is starting earlier than in the past for a range of resource and fire jobs.
Ice, snow interrupt power

LONG CREEK – Snow and ice loads on power lines caused several small outages in the Long Creek area over the weekend, according to Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative.

The largest affected 233 members in the Fox and Long Creek areas, from...

Weather alert: Layer of white landing on Blues
Drivers are urged to be prepared and check conditions before setting out.
County faces 2nd discrimination lawsuit
The lawsuit alleges the county discriminated against a job applicant on the basis of sex or assumptions about her sexual orientation, and seeks damages to be set at trial.
Fair seeking donations for PA system
Officials hope to install the new system next spring, in time for a busy season at the fairgrounds.
Outpouring of love shown for baby
Outpouring of love shown for baby
Baby Julia Haney receives a helping hand from the community.
Rome, anyone? Meetings at GU offer info about 2016 tour
A nine-day trip offers a whirlwind trip into an art- and history-drenched region of Europe.
Fair announces 2015 theme, grand marshals
The Grant County Fair Board had chosen grand marshals and a theme for the 2015 Fair and Rodeo.
Catch a new ride
Catch a new ride
The People Mover is expanding service with a couple of new regular runs.
Bighorn sheep on the move, with a little help
Bighorn sheep on the move, with a little help
The relocations are expected to strengthen genetic diversity in the bighorn herds.
Beverlin takes helm at MNF
Beverlin takes helm at MNF
The new supervisor is no stranger to the Malheur National Forest and its communities, having served as deputy supervisor for the past two years.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Holidays alter food bank schedules

JOHN DAY – Two local food groups are changing their schedules this month due to the Christmas holiday.

The Grant County Food Bank, which is normally open the fourth Wednesday of the month, will instead be open the third Wednesday, Dec.

Wanted: ‘Secret Santas’

Blue Mountain Eagle

Got room on your gift list for just one more?

“Secret Santas” are desperately needed, with several gift tags still available through the Tree of Giving, at three locations: Prairie City City Hall, and in...

Two ski trip dates set
Signups are underway for the trips, set for Jan. 10 and Jan. 24, to Anthony Lakes.
Pole, firewood permit sales coming up

JOHN DAY – The Malheur National Forest’s 2015 personal use firewood and post and pole permits will go on sale starting Jan. 12.

The permits are good to Dec. 31, 2015.

Post and pole permits are available for harvesting post...

It’s for the birds – Count is coming up
People can help with the count – just bring binoculars, a field guide, warm clothing and lunch.
OTEC returning credits to members

BAKER CITY – Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative recently announced it is returning$1.2 million in capital credits to members in December.

Unlike investor-owned utilities that distribute their profits to stockholders, OTEC is a nonprofit...

Cat spay program begins

JOHN DAY – December Spay Dayz has begun.

New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals-Grant County is sponsoring a program through its new Alley’s Fund to provide assistance for county residents to spay and neuter their cats and older...

Beverlin named forest supervisor for Malheur
The new job begins officially in mid-December.
Senior Advisory Council to meet
Senior Advisory Council will meet Dec. 10 at the Strawberry Grange.

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Event fetes Joslin as he takes new job

CANYON CITY – Grant County District Attorney Ryan Joslin confirmed Wednesday he will be moving to the west side and a new job in the new...

Teen sentenced in Granite hunt cabin slayings
The ruling in the case of Dillan Dakota Easley, 15, came in Grant County Circuit Court this afternoon.
Pets howl for Santa Paws
County faces 2nd discrimination lawsuit
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Event fetes Joslin as he takes new job

CANYON CITY – Grant County District Attorney Ryan Joslin confirmed Wednesday he will be moving to the west side and a new job in the new...

Teen sentenced in Granite hunt cabin slayings
The ruling in the case of Dillan Dakota Easley, 15, came in Grant County Circuit Court this afternoon.
Tree set up to aid pets
Space Patch contest underway
Weather alert: Layer of white landing on Blues

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Grant County author spins Armageddon tales
Computer geek by training, Craige McMillan takes readers on a supernatural adventure in his new book.
Labhart named to health panel

SALEM – Grant County Commissioner Chris Labhart testified last week before the Oregon Senate Rules Committee about health care...

OTEC returning credits to members
Ranchers hold 101st convention
Sweets for sale in Mt. Vernon

County Minutes

County Court minutes 11-12-14

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...

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