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Voting on Obamacare replacement postponed
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Voting on Obamacare replacement postponed
American Health Care Act could hurt rural Oregonians.

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John Day looks at investing in Main Street
John Day looks at investing in Main Street
Businesses voice support.
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.

Container deposit set to double
Container deposit set to double
Customers can cash in with old cans.
Progress on dispatch funding, broadband service
Progress on dispatch funding, broadband service
City entertains idea of lodging tax
Benefit planned for Goslin

A benefit dinner with live and silent auctions for Butch Goslin, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in December, will be held at 6 p.m. April 15.

Goslin was a co-owner of Hanks Sanitation in Prairie City, served on the city council and spent...

Forest Service seeks trail input

The Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region is inviting the public to help identify trails that will be part of a Forest Service effort with partners and volunteers to increase the pace of trail maintenance.

Nationwide, the Forest Service will...

Parks program offers hands-on outdoor education

This summer, high school students from northeastern Oregon have the opportunity to participate in a free weeklong, hands-on outdoor education program at Cottonwood Canyon State Park.

Cottonwood Crossing Summer Institute — June 18-23...

Grant County Meetings
Meetings in Grant County this week.
Fairgrounds hosts gun show and bazaar
Fairgrounds hosts gun show and bazaar
Variety of sellers offer a little bit of everything
Dayville School adopting new science textbooks

Dayville School is undergoing adoption of new science textbooks and materials in alignment with the recommendation from the state of Oregon. Dayville teachers presented their recommendations to the Board of Directors at the March 14 regular meeting.

Grant Union all-class reunion being planned

An all-class reunion is being planned for Grant Union Sept. 23. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the John Day Elks Lodge and will cost $25 per person. The Elks will provide food, and there will be live music by Frank Carlson of Baker City. Any Friday...

Mountain bike park on track
Mountain bike park on track
Park would be largely built and maintained by volunteers.
AG DAY: The organic, juniper-seeking goats of Silvies Valley
AG DAY: The organic, juniper-seeking goats of Silvies Valley
Goats easy on riparian areas, work well with cattle.
Canyon Creek rises
Canyon Creek rises
Pre-evacuation notice issued for area between highschool and Nugget Street Bridge
Election vacancies remain before Thursday deadline
Election vacancies remain before Thursday deadline
Prairie City School District position the only contested race as of Tuesday afternoon.
Your Taxes: The budget process
Your Taxes: The budget process
Oregon law provides for ample public participation.
Drug free: K-9 sniffs lockers but no illicit substances found
Drug free: K-9 sniffs lockers but no illicit substances found

Capa, a drug-detecting K-9, had a busy day at local schools last week.

Baker City Police Department Sgt. Wayne Chastain brought the 3-year-old Belgian Malinois-German shepherd mixed breed to Grant County March 7 at the request of John Day Police...

Rock talk: Forest service geologist educates public on local geology
Rock talk: Forest service geologist educates public on local geology
Forest service geologist educates public on local geology
Chamber Chatter: Eclipse will be here before we know it
Chamber Chatter: Eclipse will be here before we know it
Grant County Chamber of Commerce newsletter: March 2017.
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.

Grant County Meetings
Meetings in Grant County this week.
Former fire chief’s probation may be revoked
State: Peterson unlawfully intercepted communications.
Two occupiers guilty of conspiracy in Malheur standoff

A federal jury has convicted occupiers Jason Patrick and Darryl Thorn on felony conspiracy charges for their roles in last year’s armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Defendants Duane Ehmer and Jake Ryan were acquitted...

Community garden proposed in Canyon City
Community garden proposed in Canyon City
County court will meet every other week.
Wahdat pleads not guilty to sex abuse, harassment charges
Seven other charges dismissed
Baker City to host fire refresher class

Eastern Oregon Training Group of Baker City will be offering a 2017 Wildland Fire Safety Refresher Class April 22. The class RT-130 will be held at the Baker City School District Building at 2090 Fourth St. Class will start at 8 a.m.

This is a...

Kam Wah Chung will open for spring break
Kam Wah Chung will open for spring break
Museum tours will be available.
Camp Lick Project open for comments

The 30-day comment period for the Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Camp Lick Project on the Blue Mountain Ranger District begins Wednesday, March 8, 2017, with publication of the legal notice in the Blue Mountain Eagle.

The public...

Presentation highlights risk, solutions to West’s ‘megafires’
Presentation highlights risk, solutions to West’s ‘megafires’
Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with the Forest Service, led a presentation on “megafires” Wednesday at Whitman College in Walla Walla.
Your Taxes: Additional revenue
Your Taxes: Additional revenue
Voters can approve local option taxes, bonds.

Local News

Voting on Obamacare replacement postponed
American Health Care Act could hurt rural Oregonians.
County officials to attend child abuse summit in April
Court Appointed Special Advocates, Community Counseling Solutions and local law enforcement will also have representatives in attendance along with...
Walden uses clout to tout Obamacare replacement
Porter’s post-prison destination in question
John Day looks at investing in Main Street

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Business

Chamber Chatter: Eclipse will be here before we know it
Grant County Chamber of Commerce newsletter: March 2017.
King’s to close its doors
Twenty other locations also shutting down.

County Minutes

Grant County Court minutes:
Grant County Court minutes.
Grant County Court minutes: March 1, 2017
Grant County Court minutes.
Grant County Court minutes: Feb. 15, 2017