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Vogt accused of forcing Idaho teen to leave, faces up to life in prison

- Mt. Vernon man faces kidnapping and rape charges in Idaho.

Chester’s clerk helps saves customer’s life

- Medical emergency averted by quick action.

Palmer outlines goals as newly elected commissioner

- Main focus will be economic development.

Hamsher re-elected in write-in campaign

- Mayor hopes to ensure projects are completed.

Small town mayors looking ahead


Several mayors of Grant County’s small cities didn’t have to face a competitive election this year. These voluntary citizens perform an important function that’s sometimes hard to fill in small, rura...

County to settle with ODOT over runway project

- Audit showed $55,000 overpayment.

Magone Trail project ranks well for grant

- Idlewild Sno-Park also seeking grant funding.

ELECTION UPDATE: Hamsher wins Prairie City mayoral race

- One Monument council race ends in draw.

Veteran recalls Cold War Germany

- Don Mooney was a soldier-tourist.

Garage and bedroom totaled in house fire

- Hillside fire visible from downtown John Day.

Mt. Vernon man to be extradited to Idaho for kidnapping, rape charges

- Andy Vogt may still face federal charges.

Walden visits with digital network leaders in John Day

- Local outage coincides with visit.

Mt. Vernon arrest could lead to sex trafficking charges after missing 15-year-old found

- Andy Vogt could face federal trafficking charges in addition to state rape, kidnapping charges

John Day trail proposal ranked No. 1

- East-side residents concerned about speeders.

Facing down the state over property rights

- County court rejects ODOT quarry buffer zone request.

Details emerging on broadband network plans

- No word yet on much-needed federal grant.

County agrees to help bail out state organization

- Association of Oregon Counties misused road funds

Mt. Vernon man charged with rape and kidnapping

- Alleged victim was a minor girl.

Burned Prairie City home closer to cleanup

- New sergeant position saving county money.

Myers meets Washington officials on their own turf

- Vice President Pence surprises county representatives.

Breakthroughs in missing couple case announced

- Terry Smith remains identified, truck found in Boise.

Forest Plan objections could swamp reviewers

- More than 300 objections received.

Predator program passes one-year mark

- Funding needed to make up budget shortfall.

County considers paid deputy district attorney position

- Carpenter proposal addresses grant funding loss.

County marijuana regulations adopted by court

- Pro tem justices of the peace selected.

Hospital foundation raises more than $23,000

- Funds to go for new call system.

Visitors edge out locals in District 1A-8 tourney play

- Tournament kicks off with Tiger-Panther match-up.

Larson, Palmer face off for county commissioner


Two candidates face off this fall for the Grant County commissioner seat formerly held by Boyd Britton. The Grant County Court appointed attorney Rob Raschio interim commissioner on July 3 to fill out the remainder of Br...

Prairie City mayor race contested

- Garrison and Preston on ballot, Hamsher and Philbrook as write-ins.

Torrefaction plant awaiting permitting

- Planning commission to hear zoning request.

Light at end of tunnel for sidewalk project

- ODOT will seek grant for South Canyon Boulevard project.

911 transition won’t come cheap

- New workstation console could cost $46,000.

Sewer plant timeline moved up

- Annexation process starts with Oct. 23 hearing.

Two competitive races on ballot in Long Creek

- Two incumbents and three challengers vie for positions.

Four vie for three council seats in John Day

- Three incumbents and one challenger.

Competitive race for Prairie City Council

- One incumbent and five challengers vie for three seats.

Mt. Vernon sees competitive council race

- Two incumbents and one challenger for two seats.

Dispatcher recognized with Life Saving Award

- Second award in nine months for Lovell.

Most unopposed candidates are incumbents

- No competitive races in five cities.

Building trust between cops and students

- Chief Durr is Grant Union’s new school resource officer.

Award-winning advocate to speak at suicide forum

- Kevin Hines: ‘Life is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.’

McLeod-Skinner brings message to Grant County

- Democratic challenger calls for more consensus.

Marijuana regulations tabled over variance issue

- Emergency plan for courthouse reviewed.

Spec home builders left out of incentive plan

- Benefits could go to new owner, not builder

1992 water committee resurrected

- Applications sought for advisory group.

HISTORY: Eagle, oldest weekly newspaper in Oregon, turns 150

- The Eagle celebrates its sesquicentennial

HISTORY: 1918 — Grant County men called to the Great War

- Draft expands as war drags on.

HISTORY: 1918 — Letters from the frontlines

- Local doughboys describe war conditions.

HISTORY: 1918 — Spanish influenza strikes fear in Grant County

- Deadliest natural disaster in human history.

HISTORY: 1918 — ‘Range war’ heats up

- Spring access denied by Forest Service