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GU student Clay Johnson named regional FBLA vice president
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GU student Clay Johnson named regional FBLA vice president
Grant Union's FBLA chapter concludes a successful year.

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Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Wolf tracked in Grant County
The male wolf spent five weeks in Malheur County, apparently drawn to two cow carcasses.
EPA takes over JD fume probe
EPA takes over JD fume probe

JOHN DAY – An Environmental Protection Agency emergency response team is looking into the odors seeping into homes and businesses in the southwest part of the city.

The EPA crew arrived last Thursday and continued its work through the...

ODF holding pre-fire season meeting for landowners
Landowners can learn more about the drought and fire conditions, and ways they can assist in fire suppression efforts.
EPA takes over JD fume probe

JOHN DAY – The EPA sent an emergency response team to John Day last week to look into the odors seeping into homes and businesses in the southwest part of the city.

Officials were going door to door in an area up to 10 blocks to test the...

Flag ceremony on tap for Memorial Day

PRAIRIE CITY – All are welcome to a ceremony commemorating Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Prairie City Cemetery.

American Legion Post 106 will lead the short remembrance, which will include a gun salute, taps and prayers. The...

Drop in the bucket: Rains don’t relieve our parched summer forecast
Drop in the bucket: Rains don’t relieve our parched summer forecast

JOHN DAY – File the past week’s heavy rains in the “looks can be deceiving” category.

Officials say that shot of moisture, while welcome, isn’t enough to deter the region’s now-inevitable plunge into...

Paving project coming up near Burns
Drivers should expect flaggers and some delays as the work gets underway in June.
Malheur office closed for holiday
Malheur National Forest offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.
Weather Service warns of flash floods, debris flows
The watch is in effect through Friday night for the John Day Basin and the Blue Mountains.
Delaney, Parsons win hospital seats

Blue Mountain Eagle

CANYON CITY – The unofficial results are in for the contested races in Tuesday’s election, both for Blue Mountain Hospital District board positions.

For Position 3, Dotty Parsons was elected with 509 votes...

New school-based health center opens
New school-based health center opens
A new health center for all Grant County school-aged kids opens in John Day.
Fume probe continues in John Day
Authorities advise people to air out their homes if they detect the odor.
County asks FS to put road actions on hold

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court is asking the Forest Service to hold off on road closures in the Malheur National Forest’s Elk 16 and Big Mosquito projects.

In a letter drafted last Friday, the Court said they felt the bulk of...

PC Council votes on ordinances
Votes on two ordinances, and annoucements of upcoming events, among the agenda items at the May 13 Prairie City City Council meeting.
Water work may qualify for aid

BAKER CITY – The Baker-Grant County Farm Service Agency says aid is available for eligible producers who incur additional costs for transporting water to livestock due to drought.

The help comes from the Emergency Assistance for...

Community learns preparedness at fair
Community learns preparedness at fair
Emergency preparedness workshops draw a crowd.
GU band finishes fifth at state
GU band finishes fifth at state
Grant Union's band finished in fifth place at the OSAA State Band/Orchestra Championships.
Cook-off canceled
The Camp Cook-off, planned for May 30, has been cancelled.
Agritourism on our plate in John Day

JOHN DAY – There’s still time to sign up for this week’s free Agritourism and Culinary Tourism workshop in John Day.

The program will be at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the...

Fume probe continues in John Day
Authorities advise people to air out their homes if they detect the odor.
Court meets Friday on forest projects

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court is holding a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday to draft a response on the Elk 16 and Big Mosquito draft decisions and final environmental assessments.

The session will be at the County Courthouse in...

Tree limbs to blame for outage

GRANT COUNTY – Officials say this morning’s power outage in Grant County occurred after tree limbs blew into an Idaho Power transmission feed.

Idaho Power and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative crews cleared the line this...

Seminar shines spotlight on Malheur restoration efforts
Seminar shines spotlight on Malheur restoration efforts

JOHN DAY – Local foresters and land managers went into export mode last week, providing lessons in restoration and collaboration to a contingent of visitors who will take the information home to 14 foreign countries.

The visitors were in...

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Mystery fumes seep into JD neighborhood
The source of the odor appears to be a solvent seeping in the ground; it is not petroleum-based, officials say.
Rappellers descend on John Day
Rappellers descend on John Day
Rappellers descended on John Day last month during refresher training course.
Magazine gives BEO high marks

HEPPNER – BEO Bancorp is among six Northwest banks ranked by American Banker magazine among the top 200 community banks in the nation.

In addition to BEO, the trade magazine listed banks in Eugene and Florence in Oregon and Cashmere,...

Fire claims motor home at Four Corners

PRAIRIE CITY – A Florida man saved his dogs but lost all his possessions when fire consumed his motor home Monday near Four Corners, northwest of Prairie City.

Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer said Robert Duxbury was headed to meet...

Man cracks ribs in ATV mishap

PRAIRIE CITY – A Washington man broke multiple ribs Monday in a four-wheeler mishap.

Grant County Undersheriff Todd McKinley said Rodney Wagner, 65, of Royal City was backing the ATV onto his pickup truck bed when it flipped forward onto...

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GU student Clay Johnson named regional FBLA vice president
Grant Union's FBLA chapter concludes a successful year.
Kids strum tunes, ukulele-style
Humbolt students enjoy strumming lessons.
It’s a rendezvous!
Drop in the bucket
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EPA takes over JD fume probe

JOHN DAY – The EPA sent an emergency response team to John Day last week to look into the odors seeping into homes and businesses in the...

Flag ceremony on tap for Memorial Day

PRAIRIE CITY – All are welcome to a ceremony commemorating Memorial Day at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Prairie City Cemetery.

American...

Malheur office closed for holiday
Weather Service warns of flash floods, debris flows
Delaney, Parsons win hospital seats

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Magazine gives BEO high marks

HEPPNER – BEO Bancorp is among six Northwest banks ranked by American Banker magazine among the top 200 community banks in the...

OTEC members gather in JD

JOHN DAY – Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s 27th annual membership meeting drew a crowd to the Grant County Fairgrounds in John...

County Minutes

County Court special meeting 05-15-15

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 05-13-15

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 04-22-15