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Chamber newsletter: September 2017
Chamber newsletter: September 2017

THANK YOU GRANT COUNTY!! We survived the eclipse and in my opinion as well as others in the county our guests went away with an appreciation of our friendly nature and a preview of our many attractions that we get to enjoy each and every day. We were...

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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.

Downed power lines create life-threatening hazards
Downed power lines create life-threatening hazards
After a traffic incident in Canyon City, OTEC officials warn of power line hazards.
Flat project objection period open
Final environmental assessment released for 45-day objection period.
Pizza fundraiser benefits hurricane victims
Old West teams up with Figaro’s.
ODFW Access and Habitat Program Board seeks members

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently accepting applications for two positions on the statewide board for the Access and Habitat Program.

Apply by Oct. 9 using the Board Application document on the Access and Habitat Get Involved...

State requests new trial date after hung jury in Moles sex crime trial

The state intends to retry Bradley Moles on sex crime charges after the first trial ended in a hung jury last week.

After a five-day trial in Grant County Circuit Court, the jury announced Sept. 15 that it was unable to reach a verdict on 13 sex...

John Day man charged with pointing firearm at another

A John Day man has been charged with pointing a firearm at another after an incident Sept. 9 at The Ugly Truth Bar & Grill.

Joseph William Leo, 40, faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and pointing a firearm at another, both...

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.

Overhydrated: Dayville residents complain of saturated properties
Overhydrated: Dayville residents complain of saturated properties
The reason for the subsurface water is unknown
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.

Truck causes transformer to blow in Canyon City
Truck causes transformer to blow in Canyon City
About 100 OTEC customers without power
‘Era of Megafires’ researcher offers wildfire presentation in John Day

The Blue Mountains Forest Partners collaborative group, in conjunction with the Malheur National Forest, will host a presentation on wildland fire called “Era of Megafires” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Grant County Regional...

McRae scholarship applications due now

Gertrude L. McRae Trust Fund scholarship applications are now available for 2017-2018. Applicants must be a Grant County High School graduate to qualify. Graduates of high schools in Morrow, Wasco and Wheeler counties may also be considered, if too...

New Kid Governor program promotes civics in fifth-graders

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has announced the start of a new civics program that focuses on Oregon’s fifth-graders.

Kid Governor is a statewide, in-school civics program designed by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network,...

Oregon launches new safe-driving competition app

Who are Oregon’s safest drivers?

That’s what a new campaign created by AAA Oregon/Idaho, ODOT and the Oregon State Police seeks to discover. DriveHealthy’s aim is to help reduce the incidence of distracted driving in Oregon...

Hospital installs new advanced CT scanner
Hospital installs new advanced CT scanner

The radiology department at Blue Mountain Hospital recently upgraded to a new 80-slice computed tomography (CT) machine.

This new machine acquires more information in less time, is safer for patients and is comparable to machines in larger...

Candidates may file for 2018 primary election

Grant County Clerk Brenda Percy will conduct the 2018 primary election by mail May 15, 2018. Candidates may file for office from Sept. 7, 2017, to 5 p.m. March 6, 2018. Candidates will be elected to office for the nonpartisan positions of county...

County seeks committee volunteers
Applications are due Sept. 22.
Free parks passes offered for fourth-graders and families

Fourth-graders can print out a paper voucher for free entry into all federal lands by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website at everykidinapark.gov.

The Every Kid in a Park pass allows free entry into all federal parks, forests and recreation...

Juniper Arts Council awarding local grants
Grant application training planned Sept. 14.
Public input sought on HB 2017 transportation projects
The public can provide input on these proposed projects through Sept. 15.
Red Flag Warning issued for Thursday and Friday
Gusty and erratic winds up to 45 mph are expected.
Learning from the past: Chinese experts examine Kam Wah Chung collection
Learning from the past: Chinese experts examine Kam Wah Chung collection
Museum “centerpiece” of national trip
New agriculture director looks to next generation
New agriculture director looks to next generation
Taylor has extensive knowledge at the federal level
Transportation package provides extra funding locally
Transportation package provides extra funding locally
Brown celebrates bill with tour.
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.

John Day receives planning grant
John Day receives planning grant
Award amounts are expected to range between $100,000 and $250,000.
Temperatures normal in August
Temperatures normal in August
Above-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation predicted in September.
Caution advised at Olive Lake boat ramp
Caution advised at Olive Lake boat ramp

Due to lowering water levels, Forest Service officials are requesting visitors use caution when launching boats at the Olive Lake boat ramp.

Continued loss of water out of the Olive Lake Dam combined with lack of significant rainfall over the...

Elliott indicted for first-degree manslaughter
Elliott indicted for first-degree manslaughter
Bail set at $750,000.

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