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The Eagle wins 10 state awards
The Eagle wins 10 state awards
Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards the Blue Mountain Eagle for writing, photography and graphics.

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Palmer tentatively agrees not to delete emails
Palmer tentatively agrees not to delete emails

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Oregonian Publishing Company reached a tentative agreement before a hearing on a motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday, July 26.

Oregonian Publishing Company and reporter Les Zaitz filed...

Shopping local, eating fresh
Shopping local, eating fresh

New insurance requirements given for sports physicals
Local health department and clinic have new insurance requirements for sports physicals. Health department has new hours.
BEO collecting supplies for elementary students
BEO collecting school supplies for elementary students.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
MNF, ODF crews respond to fire near Magone Lake
Fire crews contained a blaze near Magone Lake Sunday.
Grant County Meetings
Don't miss these meetings in Grant County this week.
John Day man dies after falling from cliff
Donald Elliott died after falling from a cliff in Murderer's Creek.
Firefighters contain Scott Canyon blaze near Condon
Firefighters contain Scott Canyon blaze near Condon
Firefighters expect to have the Scott Canyon Fire contained by Monday evening.
FEMA flood zone map information meeting set for July 25
A joint government meeting about FEMA flood maps will be held at 5:30 p.m. July 25 at the new fire hall in John Day.
Key Oregon refuge occupier pleads guilty; Bundys stay in jail
Key Oregon refuge occupier pleads guilty; Bundys stay in jail
Refuge occupier Ryan Payne pleads guilty.
New airport manager selected
New airport manager selected
Grant County Court and Airport Commission officials announced a new hire for manager of the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day.
Big blaze threatens homes in Gilliam County
Firefighters continue to battle a 22,000-acre blaze in central Gilliam County.
New airport manager selected
New airport manager selected
Grant County Court and Airport Commission officials announced a new hire for manager of the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day.
Ag opponents plan attacks on water, climate issues
Ag opponents plan attacks on water, climate issues
An official who tracks issues in agriculture says organizations that oppose conventional farming are upping their spending, working together and coalescing their attacks on water and climate.
Prosecutors claim Emry spoke of shooting police in response to second pretrial release request
Prosecutors claim Emry spoke of shooting police in response to second pretrial release request
The man who was arrested in John Day on firearms charges filed a motion to be released before trial.
U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument
U.S. House passes bill that prevents a Malheur County national monument
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding bill that also prohibits the declaration of a national monument in Malheur County.
Chamber Newsletter: Professor to explain eclipse science Aug. 5
Chamber Newsletter: Professor to explain eclipse science Aug. 5
Tourism, eclipse planning and other news from the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.
Biochar conference explores its use in forestry, agriculture
Biochar conference explores its use in forestry, agriculture
Oregon State University is hosting a conference on biochar, which shows promise as a soil amendment.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Road work planned on Highways 395 and 26
ODOT will begin a chip-sealing project on Highway 395 south of John Day July 28.
Oregon Food Bank offering mini grants
Oregon Food Bank is offering a new mini-grant program.
Severe thunderstorm warning issued in Grant County: large hail, 60 mph winds
Severe thunderstorm warning issued in northeastern Grant County.
Grant County Meetings

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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.

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Mt. Vernon to shut off water for maintenance Wednesday
Mt. Vernon will shut off water from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday for repairs to Ingle Street from Beech Creek bridge to Community Hall.
Fictional character appears to donate to sheriff’s legal expense fund
Fictional character appears to donate to sheriff’s legal expense fund
Palmer's defense fund receives more than $20,000 in donations in three months.
County approves medical marijuana dispensaries
County approves medical marijuana dispensaries
The Grant County Court this morning voted to allow medical marijuana dispensarie in the county.
Bates Pond future in question
Bates Pond future in question
Bates Pond will be the subject of a work group of stakeholders in meetings starting next week.
Commissioner Britton files statement of justification against recall
Commissioner Britton files statement of justification against recall
A petition to recall Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton has made it on the ballot for an Aug. 16 election.
Preparing for the show
Preparing for the show
Boyd Britton led volunteers setting up for the fireworks display in Prairie City.

Local News

The Eagle wins 10 state awards
Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards the Blue Mountain Eagle for writing, photography and graphics.
Lost boy found
Seven-year-old Dylan Beede spent a night alone in the forest before being found by searchers.
Sen. Wyden’s Owyhee bill would prevent mining but not a monument
Most Grant County hotels already booked for 2017 solar eclipse
Palmer tentatively agrees not to delete emails

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Communities show patriotic spirit
It was a fabulous Fourth for three Grant County towns — here are parade results.
Shooting suspect arrested, one injured
A suspect in a John Day shooting, that left one injured, was arrested Sunday afternoon.
Gunman sought by police after one person is wounded

Business

Chamber Newsletter: Professor to explain eclipse science Aug. 5
Tourism, eclipse planning and other news from the Grant County Chamber of Commerce.
BEO earnings up in second quarter
Earnings up in the second quarter for BEO.
Local day spa offers ‘Pampered Paradise’

County Minutes

County Court minutes: July 13, 2016
Minutes from the July 13, 2016, Grant County Court meeting.
Grant County Court minutes: July 6, 2016
The minutes of the July 6, 2016, Grant County Court meeting.
Grant County Court minutes: June 29, 2016
Seneca City Council minutes, May
County Court minutes, June 22, 2016