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Justice Court has new hours

CANYON CITY – Grant County Justice Court has new hours.

The office is open 7:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays. The new schedule is effective immediately.

For more information, call Justice...

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Tree set up to aid pets
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Holiday closure for veterans office
The Grant County Veterans Services office will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 5.
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Area schools will be closing their doors soon for Christmas break.
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JOHN DAY – Downtown John Day was ablaze with Christmas cheer Saturday night as trucks decked with holiday lights rumbled through town.

The 2014 Timber Trucker Light Parade drew 27 entries – up four from last year’s lineup.

Space Patch contest underway

JOHN DAY – A competition is underway to design patches that will accompany a local student science experiment on a space mission next spring.

JJ Collier, Grant Union art teacher, said the contest is open to all students in Grant County.

FS set to hire temps in 2015
The application process is starting earlier than in the past for a range of resource and fire jobs.
Ice, snow interrupt power

LONG CREEK – Snow and ice loads on power lines caused several small outages in the Long Creek area over the weekend, according to Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative.

The largest affected 233 members in the Fox and Long Creek areas, from...

Weather alert: Layer of white landing on Blues
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County faces 2nd discrimination lawsuit
The lawsuit alleges the county discriminated against a job applicant on the basis of sex or assumptions about her sexual orientation, and seeks damages to be set at trial.
Fair seeking donations for PA system
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Baby Julia Haney receives a helping hand from the community.
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Catch a new ride
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Holidays alter food bank schedules

JOHN DAY – Two local food groups are changing their schedules this month due to the Christmas holiday.

The Grant County Food Bank, which is normally open the fourth Wednesday of the month, will instead be open the third Wednesday, Dec.

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Blue Mountain Eagle

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The permits are good to Dec. 31, 2015.

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