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No bail reduction in Seneca shooting case

CANYON CITY – A judge has denied a request for reduced bail for Shane Lee Sanders, accused in the shooting spree that triggered a daylong manhunt in Seneca earlier this month.

At a hearing Thursday, Grant County Circuit Court Judge...

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Support overflows for baby Julia Haney
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DST ending – Fall back again!

If you still haven’t figured out how to reset your car clock for Daylight Saving Time, just wait for Sunday and you’re good.

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2.

That means it’s time to fall back...

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Ex-chief Tirico indicted
Ex-chief Tirico indicted
His next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 25.
Sheriff vs. Sheriff on pot measure
Sheriff vs. Sheriff on pot measure

CANYON CITY – Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer fired back last week in the two-state war of words over the proposal to legalize pot in Oregon.

Palmer wrote a letter to Sheriff John Urquhart of King County, Wash., asking him to reconsider...

Four run for Mt. V city council race
Four run for Mt. V city council race
Mt. Vernon posts draw four candidates.
Monument Council spot on ballot

Note: This is the second and final installment of a series of Q&As on local candidates in contested races.

Blue Mountain Eagle

MONUMENT – Two Monument City Council positions have drawn two candidates each in the Nov. 4...

‘P’ is for Pumpkin
‘P’ is for Pumpkin
Kindergartners combinefall fun and learning with a study of pumpkins.
Montoya promoted to head W-W Forest

PORTLAND – The U.S. Forest Service has picked Tom Montoya to be the new supervisor of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Jim Peña announced the selection today.

“Tom is a proven...

South Fork Fire area open to foot traffic

JOHN DAY – Malheur National Forest officials are opening the South Fork Complex area and road closure to foot traffic.

The perimeter for the closure area remains the same, and road closures are in effect in the area boundary and also on...

GU players spread old-time cheer
GU players spread old-time cheer
The show must go on, and so it did – to cheers, boos and general hoopla – at Grant County's birthday party.
Get ready for Zombie fun, run

JOHN DAY – Saturday’s Zombie Run is open to adults, as well as kids age 8 and up.

A What’s Happening item this week incorrectly limited it to kids, but organizers say grown-ups are more than welcome to join in the...

Sheriff vs. Sheriff on pot measure

CANYON CITY – Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer fired back today in the two-state war of words over the proposal to legalize pot in Oregon.

Palmer wrote a letter to Sheriff John Urquhart of King County, Wash., asking him to reconsider his...

Ex-chief Tirico indicted
His next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 25.
Parks and Rec youth basketball starts soon
Parks and Rec is sponsoring a youth basketball program for third- and fourth-graders.
Six candidates run for Seneca council spots
Six candidates run for Seneca council spots
Seneca posts draw six candidates.
Downtown work underway in JD
Downtown work underway in JD
The work, funded by a Transportation Enhancement grant program, is expected to by done by December.
Property tax bills bump up for bond, fire patrol
Property tax bills bump up for bond, fire patrol
The hospital district bond levy will go down next year to compensate for this year's incorrect over collection.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Paleontology alive and well at John Day Fossil Beds
Paleontology alive and well at John Day Fossil Beds
John Day Fossil Beds offer unique look into Earth's past.
Three arrested in drug case

BAKER CITY – A drug investigation that began in Grant County culminated in the arrest of three people earlier this month in Baker City.

John Day Police Chief Richard Gray said Officer Daniel Pelayo began investigating a drug case while on...

Grant County grand jury indicts man in Seneca shooting spree
Grant County grand jury indicts man in Seneca shooting spree
Sanders has not entered a plea in the case, and remains in the Grant County Jail with security set at $500,000/ $50,000 cash.
TP vandals hit fairgrounds

JOHN DAY – Grant County Fairgrounds employees faced a cleanup job Monday morning, after discovering someone had strewn toilet paper and soap and generally made a mess of the restroom building.

Fair manager Mary Weaver said police were...

Grant County at 150
Grant County at 150
A crowd turns out to celebrate 150 years of Grant County history.
Fire season flames out
ODF calls for continued vigilance while working or enjoying the woods.
John Day class set for prospective homeowners
The program will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Day Senior Center.
Crews get ready to burn piles on Malheur districts
The work will continue over the next couple of months, according to forest officials.
Bald Sisters at 100 percent containment

JOHN DAY – With the onset of cooler weather and rain, the Forest Service has declared the Bald Sisters Fire 100 percent contained.

The agency said the fire was deemed contained Wednesday, Oct. 15, after showing no significant acreage...

Dead bear in traffic lane causes wreck
Police urge drivers involved in wildlife crashes to try to clear the roadway of debris.
Prairie City mayoral candidates
Prairie City mayoral candidates
Three are vying for the Prairie City mayor's post.

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No bail reduction in Seneca shooting case

CANYON CITY – A judge has denied a request for reduced bail for Shane Lee Sanders, accused in the shooting spree that triggered a daylong...

Plane found overturned at private strip near Monument
Pings lead searchers across the county before the overturned plane is found near Monument.
Management, communication at heart of forestry summit
Court, access panel meet with FS official today
Support overflows for baby Julia Haney

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No bail reduction in Seneca shooting case

CANYON CITY – A judge has denied a request for reduced bail for Shane Lee Sanders, accused in the shooting spree that triggered a daylong...

Plane found overturned at private strip near Monument
Pings lead searchers across the county before the overturned plane is found near Monument.
Court, access panel meet with FS official today
DST ending – Fall back again!
Montoya promoted to head W-W Forest

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Trading Post opens at Kimberly junction
The John Day River Trading Post in Kimberly is open for business.
Blue Mountains Partners tour forest sites
Participants should dress for the weather and bring food and water.
BEO announces deal to buy Pasco bank

County Minutes

County Court minutes 10-22-14

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRANT

Access the court’s weekly Agenda and approved Minutes on...

County Court minutes 10-15-14

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRANT

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