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Palmer outlines goals as newly elected commissioner
Palmer outlines goals as newly elected commissioner
Main focus will be economic development.

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Small town mayors looking ahead
Small town mayors looking ahead

Several mayors of Grant County’s small cities didn’t have to face a competitive election this year. These voluntary citizens perform an important function that’s sometimes hard to fill in small, rural communities. As one mayor...

County to settle with ODOT over runway project
County to settle with ODOT over runway project
Audit showed $55,000 overpayment.
Magone Trail project ranks well for grant
Magone Trail project ranks well for grant
Idlewild Sno-Park also seeking grant funding.
25-year soil survey completed on forests
Soils, plants, geology mapped.
Local amateur radio operators participate in state exercise
Local amateur radio operators participate in state exercise

On Nov. 8, the Grant County Amateur Radio Emergency Service participated in a statewide exercise to test communications methods in a scenario that disabled all phone and internet services.

In the scenario, a state-sponsored terrorist...

Forest supervisor accepts Washington Office detail
Forest supervisor accepts Washington Office detail
Trulock will fill in during 120-day assignment.
B & M Timber nominated as operator of the year
B & M Timber nominated as operator of the year

B & M Timber from Burns, operated by Brad Clemens, has been nominated for the Eastern Oregon Regional Operator of the Year Award. Each year, the Oregon Department of Forestry selects an outstanding logger from each of the three regions for this...

John Day colder than normal in October
John Day colder than normal in October
Above-normal temperatures expected in November.
ELECTION UPDATE: Hamsher wins Prairie City mayoral race
ELECTION UPDATE: Hamsher wins Prairie City mayoral race
One Monument council race ends in draw.
ELECTION RESULTS: Palmer wins Grant County commissioner race
ELECTION RESULTS: Palmer wins Grant County commissioner race
Prairie City mayor race will await write-in count Wednesday.
Veteran recalls Cold War Germany
Veteran recalls Cold War Germany
Don Mooney was a soldier-tourist.
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.

Comments solicited for Ragged Ruby Project
Deadline is Dec. 17.
Garage and bedroom totaled in house fire
Garage and bedroom totaled in house fire
Hillside fire visible from downtown John Day.
Mt. Vernon man to be extradited to Idaho for kidnapping, rape charges
Mt. Vernon man to be extradited to Idaho for kidnapping, rape charges
Andy Vogt may still face federal charges.
Walden visits with digital network leaders in John Day
Walden visits with digital network leaders in John Day
Local outage coincides with visit.
Mt. Vernon arrest could lead to sex trafficking charges after missing 15-year-old found
Mt. Vernon arrest could lead to sex trafficking charges after missing 15-year-old found
Andy Vogt could face federal trafficking charges in addition to state rape, kidnapping charges
John Day trail proposal ranked No. 1
John Day trail proposal ranked No. 1
East-side residents concerned about speeders.
Facing down the state over property rights
County court rejects ODOT quarry buffer zone request.
Details emerging on broadband network plans
Details emerging on broadband network plans
No word yet on much-needed federal grant.
County agrees to help bail out state organization
Association of Oregon Counties misused road funds
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.

Mt. Vernon man charged with rape and kidnapping
Mt. Vernon man charged with rape and kidnapping
Alleged victim was a minor girl.
Burned Prairie City home closer to cleanup
Burned Prairie City home closer to cleanup
New sergeant position saving county money.
Myers meets Washington officials on their own turf
Myers meets Washington officials on their own turf
Vice President Pence surprises county representatives.
Oregon Department of Revenue unearths new call center in Fossil
Oregon Department of Revenue unearths new call center in Fossil
Six people will handle calls out of Wheeler County office.
Paleontology center closed Sundays, Mondays for winter

Winter operations at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument begin Nov. 1. The Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, in the Sheep Rock Unit, will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The visitor center will be closed on Sundays and...

Forest Service seeks Recreation Resource Advisory Committee members

The Forest Service is soliciting potential nominees as part of its effort to re-establish a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee for the Pacific Northwest Region. The Recreation RAC will provide recommendations on recreation fees for Forest Service...

Kelly appointed to state forestry board

The Oregon Department of Forestry welcomes three new Board Members. Governor Kate Brown announced her nomination of on Aug. 30, 2018.

The Oregon Senate confirmed Joe Justice, Brenda McComb and Jim Kelly to the Oregon Department of Forestry...

Harney County Farm Bureau hosting HRA presentation

On Nov. 7, Harney County Farm Bureau will host a presentation by Colin Woolston, the local Total Administrative Services Corporation representative. Woolston will give a presentation on how Health Reimbursement Arrangements could help small businesses...

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