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Details emerge in Hermiston murder-suicide investigation
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Details emerge in Hermiston murder-suicide investigation
Jason Huston killed James “JJ” Hurtado at one site where he practiced firearms.

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Washington county authorizes action against wolves
Washington county authorizes action against wolves
Ferry County commissioners consider targeting wolves after Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife stops the search for Profanity Peak pack.
Grant County Meetings
Grant County meetings.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Community health worker program to be offered in La Grande
Seven-week, mostly online course begins in September.
Pre-evacuation notice issued for Summit Rock, Elk Creek Campground and Hunter’s Camp Area

A level one pre-evacuation notice has been issued for Summit Rock, Elk Creek Campground and Hunter’s Camp Area.

County Judge Scott Myers said areas under advisory are 2 to 3 miles southwest of the Rail Fire, from Summit Prairie Road east...

Solar eclipse countdown begins
Solar eclipse countdown begins
The 365-day countdown for next year's solar eclipse starts Sunday, Aug. 21.
Community meeting to be held as Rail fire expands
Community meeting to be held as Rail fire expands

The Rail fire is now 29,097 acres and 25 percent contained, according to Northwest Incident Management Team 6.

Their will be a community meeting in Prairie City Friday at 6 p.m. in the Senior Center on 204 McHaley Street. The fire team will...

Church fair booth drawing winners announced
Winners announced for Seventh Day Adventist Church fair drawing.
Thefts from vehicles up 70 percent in John Day
Thefts from vehicles up 70 percent in John Day
Police chief urges residents to lock vehicles and keep belongings out of sight.
Spot fires contained as Rail Fire continues to grow
Spot fires contained as Rail Fire continues to grow
Rail Fire 28,209 acres, 20-percent contained Thursday.
BEO elects Koffler as board chair
Bank of Eastern Oregon selects board chair and vice chair.
Chamber newsletter: eclipse planning committees
Grant County Chamber of Commerce August newsletter.
State launches foreclosure prevention program
State launches foreclosure prevention program.
Malheur Forest monitoring meeting to be held

The Harney County Restoration Collaborative plans to hold a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23, in collaboration with the Malheur Monitoring Crew.

Each crew member will run a station informing participants about the monitoring process on the Malheur...

Sammy Kershaw delights county fair crowd
Sammy Kershaw delights county fair crowd
Fair sells more than 1,200 tickets for Saturday's concert.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Grant County meetings
Grant County meetings.
Williamson pleads guilty to sexual harassment
Brad Williamson pleaded guilty to harassment Aug. 11.
Grant County seniors
Senior news from our John Day, Prairie City and Monument correspondents.
Walden ‘doing all he can’ to stop Owyhee monument
Walden ‘doing all he can’ to stop Owyhee monument
About 30 people attended U.S. Rep. Greg Walden's Grant County town hall last week.
Positions open for November ballot
Deadline to file to run for positions in November is Aug. 30.
Academic Report
Local students named to dean's list.
Voters overwhelmingly back Britton in recall vote
Voters overwhelmingly back Britton in recall vote
Voters overwhelming back County Commissioner Boyd Britton in recall attempt.
Power outages reported west of John Day
Power outages reported west of John Day
OTEC has no estimate for when power will be restored in Dayville area.
Rail Fire, 15-percent contained, grows to 18,623 acres
Rail Fire near Unity crosses 1370 road into Monument Rock Wilderness.
Grant County gets big turnout for parade
Grant County gets big turnout for parade
Photos and results from Saturday's Grant County Fair parade.
Rail Fire grows to 16,349 acres
Rail Fire grows to 16,349 acres
Rail Fire continues to grow within indirect containment lines.
Canyon Creek Complex: ‘Hindsight is always 20/20’
Canyon Creek Complex: ‘Hindsight is always 20/20’
Forest Supervisor says firefighting requires a balance between safety and aggressive suppression.
Crews continue burnout operations on Rail Fire
Crews continue burnout operations on Rail Fire
Rail Fire remains 10-percent contained Friday.
Rail Fire remains 10-percent contained as terrain hampers suppression
Rail Fire remains 10-percent contained as terrain hampers suppression
Rail Fire remains 10-percent contained, but firefighters are making progress.

Local News

Details emerge in Hermiston murder-suicide investigation
Jason Huston killed James “JJ” Hurtado at one site where he practiced firearms.
Nothing easy about conservation easements
Easements help farmers and ranchers address many issues, including estate planning and reducing taxes.
Rail Fire expands to 32,170 acres, 40-percent contained
Washington county authorizes action against wolves
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Weekend blazes contained as Rail Fire grows
Fires sparked by lightning this weekend contained on Malheur National Forest.

Business

Eastern Oregon credit unions announce plans to merge

Two Eastern Oregon credit unions have announced their intent to merge.

Under the intended merger, Union Wallowa Baker Federal Credit Union...

Lane obtains health care privacy and security certification
Lori Lane obtained the Certified in Healthcare Privacy & Security credential.

County Minutes

Grant County Court minutes: Aug. 10, 2016
Grant County Court minutes from Aug. 10, 2016.
Grant County Court minutes: July 27, 2016
County Court minutes.
Grant County Court minutes: Aug. 3, 2016
Grant County Court minutes: July 20, 2016