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EPA takes over JD fume probe

JOHN DAY – The EPA sent an emergency response team to John Day last week to look into the odors seeping into homes and businesses in the southwest part of the city.

Officials were going door to door in an area up to 10 blocks to test the...

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Delaney, Parsons win hospital seats

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CANYON CITY – The unofficial results are in for the contested races in Tuesday’s election, both for Blue Mountain Hospital District board positions.

For Position 3, Dotty Parsons was elected with 509 votes...

Agritourism on our plate in John Day

JOHN DAY – There’s still time to sign up for this week’s free Agritourism and Culinary Tourism workshop in John Day.

The program will be at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the...

Court meets Friday on forest projects

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court is holding a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday to draft a response on the Elk 16 and Big Mosquito draft decisions and final environmental assessments.

The session will be at the County Courthouse in...

Tree limbs to blame for outage

GRANT COUNTY – Officials say this morning’s power outage in Grant County occurred after tree limbs blew into an Idaho Power transmission feed.

Idaho Power and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative crews cleared the line this...

Partners plan field trips, meeting

JOHN DAY – The Blue Mountains Forest Partners will tour the Bald Sisters Fire area near Sisters this Wednesday for a discussion of fire use in inventoried roadless areas.

The tour is one of two scheduled by the group this week, in...

GPS route ends in long slide down mountain
The driver was uninjured after the car slid 300 yards off a road in the Olive Lake drainage.
College, EOU open house

JOHN DAY – Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon University will hold an open house from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at their quarters in the new Education Service District building, 835 S. Canyon Blvd.

Representatives...

It’s planting time – free tree seedlings at ODF

JOHN DAY – The Oregon Department of Forestry has extra tree seedlings – 28,000 of them – to give away.

The seedlings are mostly Ponderosa pine, but also some Douglas fir and western larch.

The give-away is on a first...

County Court seeks road comments on Elk 16, Big Mosquito
Comments must be received at the Court office in the Courthouse, 201 S. Humbolt, No. 280, Canyon City, OR 97820, by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.