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Wellness exams, with sports physicals, provided July 27 at Grant Union
The event takes place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Grant Union Jr./Sr. High School.

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Judge bars arson suspect from having ‘fire starting materials’
Judge bars arson suspect from having ‘fire starting materials’

PENDLETON — Angela Fix remains in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, in lieu of $50,000 bail for the charge of first-degree arson.

The state accused Fix of starting the fire early Sunday at 439 S.W. Birch Place, Pilot Rock, the home of...

Crews working three small fires near Prairie City
Crews working three small fires near Prairie City
New fire restrictions take effect Thursday.
Eclipse accommodations popping up, and filling up
Eclipse accommodations popping up, and filling up
Solar eclipse camping and RV sites are available, with some offering entertainment.
A fading Rainbow: Hundreds clean up the mess of thousands after gathering
A fading Rainbow: Hundreds clean up the mess of thousands after gathering
Hundreds clean up the mess of thousands
Rural nursing homes on edge as state eliminates beds
Rural nursing homes on edge as state eliminates beds
Blue Mountain Care Center sees steady drop in residents.
The Eagle wins 22 awards in state contest
The Eagle wins 22 awards in state contest
Five first-place honors and second-place in General Excellence.
Healthy, Happy Smiles program brings dental services to rural kids

A school-based oral health program aims to reduce the cavity rate of Eastern Oregon children who receive their preventative dental services.

The Healthy, Happy Smiles program was launched in 2016 in Grant, Harney, Baker and Malheur...

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Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

Group of local teens put out fire in Ukiah
Students are part of Youth Conservation Corps, were helping build greenhouse
Crews keep apartment fire from spreading
Crews keep apartment fire from spreading
No injuries were reported, and crews cleared the scene at 9:30 p.m.
6 P.M. UPDATE: One dead in arson fire
6 P.M. UPDATE: One dead in arson fire

John Day resident Brandon Cross remembered crawling on his belly to search the burning Pilot Rock home for anyone in danger. He said he spent a few frantic moments inside the house before the overwhelming heat and flames forced him to...

Myers pleads guilty to assault charges
Myers pleads guilty to assault charges
Victim is Myers’ daughter
Brown pleads guilty to sex crimes
Brown pleads guilty to sex crimes
Twelve charges dismissed.
Court approves temporary road closure
Court approves temporary road closure
Comment period for Flat Project ends July 21
City investigating problem with water and sewer payments
City investigating problem with water and sewer payments
Customers not credited for sewer and water payments
Over the Rainbow: deaths, stabbings, beatings, drugs
Over the Rainbow: deaths, stabbings, beatings, drugs
Public safety personnel respond for deaths, stabbings, beatings, drugs.
Sheriff ordered to pay $28,000 in public record suit
Sheriff ordered to pay $28,000 in public record suit
The Oregonian requested $78,000 in attorney fees in November 2016 after the case had been dismissed because Palmer produced the requested records after the suit had been filed.
Rainbow Gathering: Bliss for campers, headache for Forest Service
Rainbow Gathering: Bliss for campers, headache for Forest Service
“It just doesn’t give us a chance to put protections in place, and so we’re constantly in a reactive mode,” Nehl said.
New laws hit the books as legislature adjourns
New laws hit the books as legislature adjourns
Facebooking while driving will be illegal starting Oct. 1.
Cops and Courts

Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

Kelsay Creek culvert work will close 1011 road periodically through August
Closure signs will be posted on FSR 1011 at the junction with FSR 1010.
Fire regulations in effect
By July 12, in most areas, regulations will include the prohibition of chainsaw use from 1-8 p.m., of smoking outside vehicles and of off-road travel as well as campfire restrictions.
Comment period open for Flat project
The Flat project area encompasses approximately 47,500 acres in the Camp Creek, Dog Creek-Silvies River, Flat Creek-Silvies River and Mountain Creek subwatersheds, within Grant and Harney counties.
June slightly colder than usual
June slightly colder than usual
Near- to above-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation expected in July.
County issues declaration regarding abandoned pets

Grant County Judge Scott Myers declared an emergency regarding abandoned pets left behind from this summer’s events. Abandoned or unclaimed animals will be held by Grant County for a period of three days, after which they will become the...

Two men who died at Rainbow Gathering identified
Two men who died at Rainbow Gathering identified
A 43-year-old from Texas and a 74-year-old from Maryland died at event.
Faces of the Rainbow
Faces of the Rainbow

“Shuttle” never counted how many Rainbow Gatherings he’s been to, but he was at the first one in 1972.

He’s worked on the parking crews and estimates he’s helped park three quarters of a million cars. He...

Blazing a trail
Blazing a trail
Magone trail system gets underway
Cops and Courts

Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

Medical supply store under new ownership
Medical supply store under new ownership
Norco is considering offering delivery in the future

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