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Highways ice up, closing I-84
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Highways ice up, closing I-84
Travelers are urged to postpone travel until highway conditions improve.

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Winter storm heading for Grant County
The Weather Service in Pendleton is warning of ice and snow accumulation, leading to hazardous driving conditions, Thursday to Friday.
County denies vulgar talk, complaint by fired employee
The county's filing today comes in response to a lawsuit filed byfired probation officer James N.Gravley.
Grant County Election Results

CANYON CITY – Here’s how Grant County voters cast their ballots in the updated totals from Tuesday’s general election.

Note: The asterisk * denotes winner in the overall state or district count, where applicable.

Tree trimming planned this winter in Dayville
Tree trimming planned this winter in Dayville
The work will take about eight days, and will be done this winter.
Letter: Kindness and gratitude

To the Editor:

I’d like to share a recent experience as we enter this season of gratitude:

Halloween night. No trick or treaters last year, not expecting any this year. Getting ready to go visit some friends, a little knock on the...

Ethics commission denies Kitzhaber request on Hayes’ status
Oregon State Ethics Commission has denied Gov. John Kitzhaber's request for an advisory opinion on whether or not first lady Cylvia Hayes is a public official.
GMO measure fails at polls

The proposed GMO labeling measure was narrowly defeated in Tuesday’s general election.

Statewide Measure 92 was too close to call Wednesday morning, but the later tally showed it failing by just 1.2 percent.

Pat McCormick,...

Grant County Election Results

CANYON CITY – Grant County voters elected an array of city officers in Tuesday’s general election, while also casting ballots for candidates for state and federal posts.

Statewide, in early returns, incumbent Democratic Gov. John...

Crowd enjoys Halloween fun at Spookaree carnival
Crowd enjoys Halloween fun at Spookaree carnival
Families of Humbolt Elementary enjoy a spooky good time at the school's Spookeree carnival.
Smoke, religion at center of Seneca pot case
Smoke, religion at center of Seneca pot case
Defense attorneys cite religious freedom in seeking dismissal of the case.
Hospital CEO retiring Dec. 31
Hospital CEO retiring Dec. 31
The search will begin to find a new hospital chief after Houser's retirement Dec. 31.
No bail reduction in Seneca shooting case

CANYON CITY – A judge has denied a request for reduced bail for Shane Lee Sanders, accused in the shooting spree that triggered a daylong manhunt in Seneca earlier this month.

At a hearing Thursday, Grant County Circuit Court Judge...

Plane found overturned at private strip near Monument
Pings lead searchers across the county before the overturned plane is found near Monument.
Court, access panel meet with FS official today

JOHN DAY – The Grant County Court, the Public Access Advisory Board, and Malheur National Forest Acting Supervisor Steve Beverlin will meet for a work session at 6 p.m. today in the conference room at the Grant County Regional...

DST ending – Fall back again!

If you still haven’t figured out how to reset your car clock for Daylight Saving Time, just wait for Sunday and you’re good.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2.

That means it’s time to fall back...

Montoya promoted to head W-W Forest

PORTLAND – The U.S. Forest Service has picked Tom Montoya to be the new supervisor of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Jim Peña announced the selection today.

“Tom is a proven...

South Fork Fire area open to foot traffic

JOHN DAY – Malheur National Forest officials are opening the South Fork Complex area and road closure to foot traffic.

The perimeter for the closure area remains the same, and road closures are in effect in the area boundary and also on...