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Prairie City resident Brian Johns is seriously injured in a welding explosion.

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FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland
FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland
Cliven Bundy arrested in Portland on felony charges related to Nevada standoff.
11 A.M. UPDATE: Live stream indicates all occupiers surrender safely
11 A.M. UPDATE: Live stream indicates all occupiers surrender safely
The standoff at the wildlife refuge is over.
10 P.M. UPDATE: Remaining refuge occupiers say they’ll surrender in the morning
The FBI has surrounded the four remaining at the wildlife refuge near Burns.
County unveils new mass alert system
County unveils new mass alert system
Organizations offer tips to prepare for possibility of flooding.
John Day vigil attendees mourn death of LaVoy Finicum
John Day vigil attendees mourn death of LaVoy Finicum
People gathered to mourn the death of LaVoy Finicum at a vigil in John Day Saturday.
‘The Cook’ finds new home in Prairie City
‘The Cook’ finds new home in Prairie City
Fernando Leal serves wide variety of Mexican dishes at El Cocinero in Prairie City.
Student vaccination deadline Feb. 17
School Exclusion Day, the last day children will be able to attend school or day care in Oregon without current immunizations, is Feb. 17.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
ODF partners with Ritter landowners
ODF partners with Ritter landowners
Oregon Department of Forestry teams up with the Ritter Collaborative.
Help keep mud and debris off state highways
Help keep mud off Oregon highways.
Offices close for Presidents’ Day
Here's a roundup of some local closures for the Presidents' Day holiday.
Grant County Meetings
Here's a list of meetings in Grant County for the coming week.
Sheriffs’ association asked to investigate Palmer’s conduct
Sheriffs’ association asked to investigate Palmer’s conduct
People have asked state sheriff's association to investigate Sheriff Palmer's conduct regarding refuge occupation.
Initiative petition seeks to overturn county pot ban
Initiative petition seeks to overturn county pot ban
Propsective initiative petition seeks to overturn Grant County commercial pot ban.
FBI’s hands-off strategy in Malheur follows lessons learned
FBI’s hands-off strategy in Malheur follows lessons learned
Bloody Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, incidents changed FBI strategies.
Feds bolster security at wildlife preserves in three states
Feds bolster security at wildlife preserves in three states
Refuges in southern Oregon, northern California and Nevada are increasing security measures.
Senators introduce wildfire funding amendment
Senators introduce wildfire funding amendment
Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, have called for an end to "fire-borrowing" in an amendment to the Senate's energy bill.
Holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds
Holdouts at Oregon refuge have diverse backgrounds
None of the refuge holdouts are from Oregon.
Wolf legislation slated for Thursday hearing
Wolf legislation slated for Thursday hearing
A bill that would ratify the recent decision to delist wolves in Eastern Oregon is headed for a public hearing Thursday in Salem.
#OregonStandoff: Justice or ambush?
#OregonStandoff: Justice or ambush?
Grant County residents occupy both sides of the aisle in refuge debate.
Judge: Petition for sheriff’s natural resources plan unconstitutional
Judge: Petition for sheriff’s natural resources plan unconstitutional
Judge rules initiative petition does not meet legal requirements.
Sagaser sentenced to 271 days in jail
Sagaser sentenced to 271 days in jail
Matthew Sagaser sentenced to 271 days in jail.
Owyhee Canyonlands wilderness proposal unresolved
Owyhee Canyonlands wilderness proposal unresolved
The wildlife refuge standoff may have been broken, but another divisive issue remains unsettled in Southeast Oregon.
Oregon standoff leader stays in jail; no word from holdouts
Oregon standoff leader stays in jail; no word from holdouts
Ammon Bundy remains in jail, while his father is calling for the refuge occupation to continue.
Grant County Meetings
Here's a list of meetings in Grant County for the coming week.
Prosecutors use refuge occupiers’ own words against them
Prosecutors use refuge occupiers’ own words against them
Four holdouts remain at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education scholarships available
Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education scholarships available
Scholarships are available through the Oregon Farm Bureau.
Grant available for museums, cemeteries, historic properties
The State Historic Preservation Office is offering grants for work on historic properties and for archaelogy projects.
Culvert replacement planned on Canyon Creek Lane, County Road 65
County Creek Lane, County Road 65 culvert replacement scheduled to begin Feb. 1.
Watch the FBI video of LaVoy Finicum shooting
Watch the FBI video of LaVoy Finicum shooting
FBI video of OSP shooting of LaVoy Finicum en route to John Day meeting.

Local News

Prairie City man seriously injured in blast
Prairie City resident Brian Johns is seriously injured in a welding explosion.
Input sought for book on MV history
Mt. Vernon High School alumni are seeking input for a book on Mt. Vernon history.
Grant County residents speak out against militia
FBI says refuge investigation will take weeks
FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland

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Audio: Town hall carries on in John Day
Community members carried on with a town hall meeting Tuesday evening in John Day, where members of the Bundy militia were expected before their...
Video replay: Wednesday morning news conference on armed occupation
The law enforcement partners involved in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge held a press conference this morning.
LIve Video: Oregon refuge occupation, arrests

Business

‘The Cook’ finds new home in Prairie City
Fernando Leal serves wide variety of Mexican dishes at El Cocinero in Prairie City.
Maria’s offers taqueria-style family dining
Maria's Restaurant offers family-style dining in Canyon City.

County Minutes

County Court minutes 01-27-16
County Court minutes for Jan. 27, 2016.
County Court minutes 01-20-16
County Court minutes for Jan. 20, 2016.
County Court minutes 01-13-16
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