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OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort
OSP: Surge of wolf killings isn’t organized effort
Conservationists worry a “shoot, shovel and shut up” attitude has taken hold in rural Oregon.

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OTEC scholarship, youth tour applications available

Applications are available for Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative scholarships and its annual youth tour.

OTEC will award a total of 32 scholarships this year: two for students pursuing a career in electrical line school, 26 for high school...

BEO Bancorp announces 80 cent per share dividend

BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced an 80 cent per share dividend for 2017.

“The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of Dec. 1, 2017, payable on or before Dec. 15, 2017,” said President...

Chinese logging ban to boost demand for foreign timber
Chinese logging ban to boost demand for foreign timber
A ban on commercial logging natural forests in China is expected to boost the country’s demand for foreign logs.
Defense asserts Fix can’t stand trial for Pilot Rock arson, manslaughter
Defense asserts Fix can’t stand trial for Pilot Rock arson, manslaughter

Angela Marie Fix of Pilot Rock needs more time and help before she can stand trial for arson and second-degree manslaughter.

Fix, 41, appeared Monday morning via video from the Umatilla County Jail in the Pendleton courtroom of Circuit Judge...

BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
The Bureau of Land Management has signed its record of decision for the Boardman to Hemingway transmission line across Eastern Oregon.
Grant County paleontologist wins international honor
Grant County paleontologist wins international honor
Fremd earns Morris F. Skinner Award.
Orthopedic services return to area
Orthopedic services return to area
Dr. Jacobson to travel from Bend to John Day.
Christmas tree permits available

Christmas tree permits for the Malheur National Forest are now available to purchase at local Forest Service offices.

Permits are valid on National Forest System lands only and do not authorize tree cutting on private, state or other federally...

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.

Wolf poached in Wallowa County, OSP seeks help finding shooter

Oregon State Police are asking for help finding a poacher who shot and killed a wolf in Wallowa County.

According to a press release, the body of the collared wolf — dubbed OR23 — was found Wednesday in the Chesnimnus unit in the...

Council mulls 911 dispatch options
Council mulls 911 dispatch options
Green: “There’s too much politics”
A breakdown of the planned public broadband network
A breakdown of the planned public broadband network
Private fiber-optic access also expanding.
Police committee votes to close Palmer investigation
Police committee votes to close Palmer investigation
Licensing agency staff recommended no further action.
Active Parenting program begins in January

Families First and Community Counseling Solutions are sponsoring the Active Parenting program, a four-session video and discussion program for parents of children ages 5-12. The program takes place from 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 2, 2018, and...

Revature offers EOU grads fast track to tech industry
The partnership offers students and alumni free training that otherwise would cost thousands of dollars.
Resource Advisory Council nominations sought

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public nominations for open positions on 17 of its 36 Resource Advisory Councils through Dec. 1.

Managers with the Prineville and Vale district offices are seeking to fill openings in all categories on...

Dispatch history: Costs intended to be shared among users
Dispatch history: Costs intended to be shared among users
Cost of joint service intended to be shared.
County court throws support for broadband
County court throws support for broadband
Calls for improved internet access at emotional meeting.
Chamber newsletter: November

We just finished our Installation Dinner, which was a great success! The Elks Club prepared a delicious dinner, and the cupcakes from Kim from Eve’s Sweets were wonderful! Thank you to all who attended and a special thanks to those businesses...

Woman shares far-reaching impact of drunk driver
Woman shares far-reaching impact of drunk driver
Students from four area schools hear how Natalie Marti’s family was forever changed by a drunk driver.
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.

Cream of the crop perform in concert
Cream of the crop perform in concert
Grant Union musicians perform in OMEA honor band and choir concert.
County accepts state marijuana revenue
County accepts state marijuana revenue
Firewise programs to benefit from federal funding.
Veterans honored at Prairie City ceremony
Veterans honored at Prairie City ceremony
Vets give a gun salute and Janine Goodwin performs national anthem.
Forest Service proposes danger tree removal project
Extensive ponderosa pine mortality cited.
911 dispatch options considered after tax defeated
911 dispatch options considered after tax defeated
All precincts opposed funding measure.
Elliott’s bail reduced to $500,000 for manslaughter charge
Elliott’s bail reduced to $500,000 for manslaughter charge
Witnesses say they are concerned for their safety.
Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing case
Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing case
An alliance of 18 conservation groups is asking Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reopen the state’s investigation into the killing of a wolf Oct. 27 in Union County.
Ward installed as new chamber president
Ward installed as new chamber president
Ward and Bremner are the chamber’s “Energizer bunnies.”
New interim super hired for Monument School
New interim super hired for Monument School
Michael Lane was hired as the new interim superintendent/principal for Monument School.

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