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Loggers association suggests federal reforms to improve forest economy
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Loggers association suggests federal reforms to improve forest economy
B & M Timber awarded for Canyon Creek Complex salvage.

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High desert oysters
High desert oysters
Local residents began the feed to raise money for the golf course.
Prairie City clerk retires after 29 years
Prairie City clerk retires after 29 years
McDonald looks forward to remodeling home and traveling
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.

Disaster drill planned June 1
Disaster drill planned June 1

Blue Mountain Hospital will be performing a training disaster drill on Thursday, June 1. The drill will start at 9 a.m. at Grant Union Jr./Sr. School and will end at 11 a.m. at the hospital. More emergency vehicles will be out on the roads and at the...

Ferguson pleads guilty to sex crimes
Former Grant County resident sentenced to 364 days in jail.
Natural Resource Camp registration deadline June 1
Natural Resource Camp registration deadline June 1

Natural Resource Camp, a weeklong, outdoor education summer camp for Oregon students entering seventh through ninth grade, will take place June 26-30 at Lake Creek Youth Camp in Grant County.

The camp aims to stimulate appreciation for the...

Election results: Weigum, Sharp, Culley elected to parks and rec board
Election results: Weigum, Sharp, Culley elected to parks and rec board
Hitz, Desadier, Haley Walker elected to school boards.
John Day budget includes new part-time police officer
John Day budget includes new part-time police officer
Budget expected to be approved in June
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.

Late season snow event expected above 3,500 feet
Snow accumulations of 1-3 inches in the valleys and 3-6 inches in the mountains are expected.
Scenic Bikeway brings tourists, other benefits
Scenic Bikeway brings tourists, other benefits
State review, business opportunity meetings planned.
Nevada man accused of sex crimes

A Nevada man is facing sex crime charges in Grant County.

An April 17 grand jury indictment accuses David Lee Murphey of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and first-degree sexual abuse, both felonies, for an incident with a single, female...

Harvesting over a gallon of mushrooms requires permit
Harvesting over a gallon of mushrooms requires permit
Commercial permits cost $2 per day with a 10-day minimum, or $100 for the year.
John Day Motel under new management
John Day Motel under new management
Updated facilities in the works
Fossil Beds generate $10M in economic benefits in 2016
Fossil Beds generate $10M in economic benefits in 2016

A National Park Service report shows that 210,111 visitors to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in 2016 spent $9,995,400 in communities near the park. That spending supported 153 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local...

DA’s office gets $10,000 in grant funding
DA’s office gets $10,000 in grant funding
New fairgrounds PA and reader board system moves forward
Johnson receives broadband association scholarship

The Foundation for Rural Service has awarded more than $100,000 in college scholarships to 47 students in rural communities served by members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, including one in Grant County.

Clay Johnson, sponsored...

Grants benefit Grant County elk habitat

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded $269,750 in grant funding to assist with habitat stewardship projects and elk research in the state of Oregon.

The grants benefit 9,106 acres across Baker, Crook, Douglas, Grant, Klamath, Lake, Lane,...

Rock art annual conference planned near Redmond

The American Rock Art Research Association invites all persons interested in rock art research to attend its 2017 annual conference, convening June 1 – 5 at the Lodge at the Eagle Crest Resort, near Redmond, Oregon. ARARA will offer two days of...

John Day buying 53-acre Oregon Pine property
John Day buying 53-acre Oregon Pine property
$519,000 investment opens new options for the city.
International collaboration
International collaboration
International experts learn about restoration, collaboration on the Malheur.
Heidi Wright named COO of EO Media Group
Heidi Wright named COO of EO Media Group

Heidi Wright has been named chief operating officer of EO Media Group, which owns the Blue Mountain Eagle. Wright succeeds John S. Perry, who is retiring after 44 years in the newspaper industry, including the last 12 with EO Media Group.

What is the collaborative?
What is the collaborative?

Blue Mountains Forest Partners, the local collaborative group, has been in existence for more than a decade, but people still have questions about the organization.

In response to records requests and questions from the Eagle, Executive Director...

Hutchison graduates from academy
Hutchison graduates from academy
Hutchison looks forward to exploring different aspects of law enforcement
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.

Quinton named to UO dean’s list

University of Oregon freshman Dawson Quinton of Canyon City made the dean’s list for winter term with a 3.85 GPA. He is enrolled in the Robert D Clark Honors College as an economics major. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate...

Prairie City man arrested on meth charges
Prairie City man arrested on meth charges
Pfeifer possessed meth, oxycodone, bags and a scale.
Prescribed burns planned on Malheur National Forest
Prescribed burns planned on Malheur National Forest

Malheur National Forest fire managers continue to evaluate conditions for opportunities to conduct spring prescribed burning across the forest.

As part of the forest hazardous fuels reduction program, each of the three districts are preparing...

Smarr receives art scholarship

Sunshine Smarr was selected to receive the $750 scholarship presented by the Grant County Art Association to a student who plans to pursue art or an art-related course.

Four qualified students applied for the scholarship this year. The art...

Electric co-op awards four local scholarships

Four Grant County students have been awarded $5,000 scholarships from Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative.

Hannah Brandsma, Jessica Carter, James Clay Johnson and Jamie Waltenburg received the awards along with 22 other students from Baker, Harney...

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