Angel Carpenter

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BMW motorcyclists ride again

- BMW Riders of Oregon gather for Chief Joseph Rally at Grant County Fairgrounds.

Sixth-graders feast on history

- History comes to life at Humbolt Elementary.

Dayville Fire volunteers ready to go with new engine


The Dayville Volunteer Fire Department is even more prepared for its next call out to a fire.

The department recently bought a 1991 Cummins 300 Big Cam fire engine from a private seller in Salem. Fire Chief Brandon...

John Day food cart offers global flair

- Little Canyon Food Cart in John Day is off to a ‘strong start.’

Solar eclipse, Rainbows and country music

- Chamber of Commerce updates public at solar eclipse meeting.

Two retiring Humbolt teachers bid farewell

- Two longtime elementary teachers, and other staff, retire from local school district.

For sale: A piece of Bates history at Prairie City School

- Former Bates schoolhouse is up for bid in Prairie City.

Softball girls on fire

- Grant County softball teams survive the heat at districts in La Grande.

’62 Days is ‘golden’

- Old-fashioned fun entertains in Canyon City.

After the Gold Rush: Runners race through historic mining town

- Runners and walkers take on a ’62 Days tradition.

GW Clark wrestles his way to the top

- Steer wrestler GW Clark advances to the July 16-22 National High School Rodeo Finals.

Lost and found: Search and rescue volunteers share tips with Humbolt, Seneca students

- Sheriff Palmer and Search and Rescue volunteers share what to do if kids become lost.

Mt. Vernon: ‘Filling in the blanks’ of history

- Two Mt. Vernon residents spearhead a 320-page history project.

Local police train in defusing mental crisis situations

- Crisis Intervention Team training gives police and other personnel tools for handling mental crisis calls.

Former Grant Union athlete competes in pro timbersports

- A 2009 Grant Union alumnus will compete in Stihl’s Northeast Professional Qualifier.

Fishin’ for fun!

- A total of 63 kids enjoy a day of fishing at Prairie City’s McHaley Pond.

Students present familiar tunes at ‘A Night at the Movies!’ concert

- Students give crowd-pleasing performance at spring concert.

Memorial Weekend crash kills two motorcyclists, injures several others


A Memorial Day weekend crash killed two motorcyclists and seriously injured several other riders late Saturday night on Highway 19, in an area located just east of Fossil.

The crash happened when a vehicle travelin...

Students give final performance under longtime director Reynolds


Julie Reynolds led her junior and senior high school drama club for one last hurrah May 24.

The two plays presented for a large audience at Grant Union Junior-Senior High School in John Day closed a 26-year chapter...

81 DAYS: Total Solar Eclipse countdown is on

- Local cities share plans for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse.

Senior student organizes successful ranch rodeo

- Monument senior student GW Clark goes big for senior project.

Glide halts Lady Pros in round one of softball state championships

- Grant Union falls 8-6 to Glide in softball state playoffs.

House to Home: Making your space truly yours

- Kattie Piazza’s new business offer home decor, and expertise.

Lawn care made simple

- Local extension agent shares tips for a beautiful lawn.

Elks members receive awards


Two Mt. Vernon residents were honored at the Oregon State Elks Convention in Seaside in April.

Members of the John Day Elks Lodge No. 1824, Gary Miller was inducted into the Oregon State Elks Association Hall of Fa...

Quilters display colors, patterns, memories


Visitors from near and far admired the workmanship shown in 101 quilts on display in John Day at the 17th annual Grant County Quilt Show.

The exhibition is presented by the Grant County Piecemakers Quilting Guild w...

Young Grant Union girls team soars to second at state

- Grant Union girls finish second at the state track meet in Eugene.

Monument girls stand out at Hayward Field

- Five Monument athletes compete at OSAA 1A Track and Field State Championships.

Kristina Humphreys finishes second in javelin for Dayville


Dayville sophomore Kristina Humphreys threw javelin for second place at 117-09 at the OSAA 1A Track and Field State Championships.

She competed on Friday at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene alo...

Grant Union softball team still in the game

- Grant Union falls to Burns Friday, but will advance in the state playoffs.

Mt. Vernon goat gives birth to five kids


Mt. Vernon residents Gregg and Betty Starr are retired and have grown children, but they also have 11 “kids” at home — baby goats, that is.

One of their adult female Boer goats, named Blondie, ...

Grant Union girls track team wins Wapiti

- Grant Union track and field team to send five girls and one boy on to Hayward Field for State Championships.

Pettit wins four district track titles; Emerson, Humphreys, Landin, Schafer earn firsts

- 1A track and field teams from four Grant County schools compete at district track meet in Baker City.

Prospector golfers take on district meet in Pendleton

- Coach says team improved season averages at district tournament.

Grumpy’s Graphics gears up for total solar eclipse

- Prairie City print shop owners look forward to eclipse crowds.

Grant Union softball sweeps Enterprise

- Grant Union coach says team worked together for the doubleheader victory.

Grant Union baseball closes season with a sweep

- The Grant Union Prospectors end their baseball season with wins in John Day.

County teens learn health, safety, positivity

- Teens from five Grant County schools have fun while learning health lessons.

The Lady Pros soar past Ravens for sweep

- Grant Union faces Enterprise on the road Friday as district playoffs draw near.

Monument girls place second at Twilight meet

- 1A track teams prepare for Friday’s district meet in Baker City.

Prospector boys fall to Hilanders in nonleague road game


The Grant Union Prospector boys suffered a 11-1 loss to the Burns Hilanders on the road Tuesday in nonleague baseball action.

The score was 4-1, going into the sixth inning, and Burns was able to seal a 10-run win....

Athletes go the distance at John Day track meet

- Track and field athletes prepare for district test.

Parks and Rec candidates


John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation District has a five-member board of directors with three at-large positions up for election.

The current board includes Chairman Zach Williams, Budget Officer Lisa Weigum a...

New bistro highlights timber industry, offers fast homemade cooking

- Timbers Bistro offers drive-thru and indoor dining.

‘Music, Food of Love’


Three choirs, flute and string ensembles and a youth guitar group took center stage Friday evening at the United Methodist Church in John Day.

A crowd of about 60 attended the “Music, Food of Love” co...