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West Fork, Corner Creek fires still have life
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West Fork, Corner Creek fires still have life
Update on fire Tuesday July 7

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Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
West Fork Fire gets a push
West Fork Fire gets a push
West Fork Fire update Monday, July 6
Lampton sentenced to 30 years
Lampton sentenced to 30 years
District attorney says justice was served against sex offender.
July 6 Corner Creek Fire update
Corner Creek Fire update July 6
Crews continue to fight Corner Creek Fire
Crews continue to fight Corner Creek Fire
July 5 fire update Corner Creek, Sugarloaf
Authorities urge people to celebrate responsibly
Authorities urge people to celebrate responsibly
Fourth of July safety tips
Corner Creek Fire still on the move
Fire update as of July 3
Man sentenced to 30 years for sex crimes
Lampton sentenced to 30 years for sex crimes.
Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
Burns Airport adds fuel truck to aid firefighting flights
With fire season coming on hot and fast, a Southeast Oregon community bolsters its defenses.
Wednesday update: Little overnight action on Sugar Loaf fire

The Sugar Loaf Fire, located outside Dayville, has steadied at about 5,000 acres.

The fire, though still just 20 percent contained, burned little additional acreage outside a fire perimeter. A fire line has been established on the north edge of...

Burns man arrested after chase through John Day
Burns man arrested after chase through John Day

A Burns man fled from police Tuesday in John Day, and was captured after a short pursuit.

Charles D. Platt, 25, was arrested and charged with felony attempt to elude with vehicle, and misdemeanor charges of attempt to elude on foot, reckless...

Marijuana faces hazy future in Grant County
Marijuana faces hazy future in Grant County

As legal marijuana arrives on the scene in Oregon, its future remains hazy in Grant County.

The County Court has not banned medical or recreational dispensaries, and the state Legislature continues to finalize a plan that gives counties that...

Monument School celebrates 100 years
Monument School celebrates 100 years this weekend.
DEQ continues vapor investigation
DEQ continues vapor investigation
The Department of Environmental Quality continues investigation.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Crews replace breakers at OTEC site in John Day

JOHN DAY – Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative crews were busy at the John Day substation last week, replacing outdated equipment and making other improvements.

Lara Petitclerc-Stokes, OTEC spokeswoman, said the work included routine...

Senior woman warns of phone scam
Seneca resident didn't fall for a phone scam, but wants to warn others.
Complaints pile up against proposed private campground
Complaints pile up against proposed private campground

A proposed campground geared to motorcycle riders has elicited complaints from neighbors, and will need to go before the county planning commission before it can open.

Robert Ake had initially planned to open John Day Motorcycle Campground at...

Interim editors at helm of Blue Mountain Eagle for summer

Scotta Callister, editor of Blue Mountain Eagle for the past eight years, retired June 26.

The newspaper is currently interviewing for a full-time editor to replace Callister, and in the interim will employ some journalists from inside the EO...

Tuesday update: Fire season strikes
Tuesday update: Fire season strikes

A powerful thunderstorm ripped through the area June 28, bringing electricity to a landscape that had been scorched by high temperatures for days.

The results were expectedly flammable.

In the days since, fire crews have battled the...

SpaceX rocket carrying local science project ends in failure, erupts
Rocket explosion takes local students' science project down with it.
Whooping cough reported in county
The Grant County Health Department reports three cases of whooping cough in the community.
Stewart Scholarship applications due July 1
Stewart Scholarship offers more higher ed funding than the previous years.
Lampton guilty on all counts in sex crimes case

Bobby Wayne Lampton was found guilty June 24 on all six counts related to sexual abuse of a child.

Lampton, 63, was convicted by a jury of three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, two counts of sodomy and one count of unlawful sexual...

Blast off! GU experiment set for space

JOHN DAY – T-minus 3 days.

As of Wednesday, that’s the countdown to launch for a spacecraft that will carry a Grant County science project into space.

The SpaceX-7 mission is scheduled to lift off this Friday from Cape...

Lightning fires flare up on Malheur Forest district

JOHN DAY — Lightning from Sunday’s thunderstorms sparked a few fires and left the specter of holdover fires to keep crews busy with hot, dry conditions in the forecast for the rest of the week.

The Malheur National Forest reported...

Got health?
Got health?
Health conscious visit growing annual Grant County Health Fair.
A day for Family Fun
A day for Family Fun
Young and old flock to the John Day City Park for popular family event.
New PCS super leads school July 1
Prairie City School's new superintendent/principal begins full time on July 1.
JD area welcomes BMW rally riders
JD area welcomes BMW rally riders
BMW riders enjoy the sights as they wheel in to John Day for Chief Joseph Rally.