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City manager proposes economic development plan
Internet task force working to improve broadband access.

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County Road 20 reopened
The road on the Middle Fork had been closed to all but local traffic after five crashes happened during severe weather.
Green: Broadband help promising, 911 funding an “uphill battle”
Green: Broadband help promising, 911 funding an “uphill battle”
The state budget deficit and transportation package were also big concerns.
Grant County Court: Airport runway lights to be repaired
Grant County Court: Airport runway lights to be repaired
Airport employees to see guaranteed hours
Hanging up his wings
Hanging up his wings
Former forester retires handmade plane.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Grant County Meetings
Meetings in Grant County this week.
New forest commission petition fails constitutional requirements
New forest commission petition fails constitutional requirements
Petitioners plan to try again.
Have gun, can’t travel: Debate emerges on rule for Oregon employees
Have gun, can’t travel: Debate emerges on rule for Oregon employees
Policy prohibits state workers from carrying weapons at work, which some argue is unconstitutional
Walden promises change under Trump
Walden promises change under Trump
Representative discusses land management, education at Mt. Vernon town hall.
The number of deer and other wildlife on and near roadways is higher than usual.

Eastern and central Oregon’s harsh winter season has not only resulted in more snow and ice on the roadway, but it has also contributed to numerous vehicle-wildlife collisions.

Exact figures are not available at this time, but both the...

Mt. Vernon to hold public hearing on authorizing loan from water fund
Mt. Vernon to hold public hearing on authorizing loan from water fund
City considering entering into financing contract with Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority.
Grant County Court: Failing radio facility needs replacement
Grant County Court: Failing radio facility needs replacement
Residents protest road closures.
Flood Watch issued for parts of Grant County
National Weather Service: There is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
Dove project 45-day objection period open
Individuals and entities who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during the scoping period or the 30-day comment period on the draft environmental assessment may submit an objection.
A ‘unique boutique’ opens in John Day
A ‘unique boutique’ opens in John Day
Downtown store offers variety of handmade gifts from several vendors.
Exclusion Day for immunizations is Feb. 15
The Oregon Immunization Program reminds parents that children need immunizations records updated by Feb. 15.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Grant County Meetings
Meetings in Grant County this week.
City manager calls for increased 911 funding from state
City manager calls for increased 911 funding from state
John Day spends highest percentage in state on public safety.
Idaho murder suspect arrested between Burns and Vale
Idaho murder suspect arrested between Burns and Vale
Spike strips end high-speed chase.
Webb questions validity of road ordinance
Webb questions validity of road ordinance
The 2013 ordinance requires county, sheriff approval for road closures.
Old fire hall to become print shop
Old fire hall to become print shop
New owners look to preserve local business and history.
Waterway rule-making hearing planned in John Day
Public comments sought on proposed new rules that would create an expedited permit for certain activities that promote the reconnection of incised waterways with their floodplains.
BEO Bancorp earnings up 12 percent in 2016
Basic earnings per share were up 13.8 percent from $2.46 in 2015 to $2.80 in 2016.
Condemnation of Public Forest Commission nullification continues
Condemnation of Public Forest Commission nullification continues
“Chief petitioner (Dave) Traylor and the voters, even if they read only the summary, were without doubt voting to manage public lands,” Cramer said in the opinion nullifying the measure.
Firewood, post and pole permits still available

Firewood and post and pole permits are available, according to the Malheur National Forest.

The price for Personal Use Firewood permits remains at $5 per cord with a four-cord minimum purchase. The personal use firewood program allows for a...

Winter Storm Watch in effect through late Friday night
Snow is expected to develop Thursday across central Oregon then slowly spread north Thursday night.
Dayville running smoothly with new mayor
Dayville running smoothly with new mayor
Slower pace appeals to Bogardus.
Free legal consultations available for low-income individuals

The Oregon Law Center, a nonprofit law firm, will provide free legal consultations with an attorney to eligible low-income individuals with civil legal programs in John Day.

Appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling the center,...

Elks Lodge awards scholarship

John Day Elks Lodge No. 1824 has awarded its Most Valuable Student scholarships.

James Johnson of John Day and Hailey Carter of Seneca placed first for boys and girls, respectively, and were each awarded $250 from the local Elks Lodge. They will...

Local News

City manager proposes economic development plan
Internet task force working to improve broadband access.
Former Grant County resident charged with 11 sex crimes
Indictment: Incidents began in 2004 when single victim was under 12
Man who killed John Day cop will be freed
New timeline for revised Blue Mountains Forest Plan
County Road 20 reopened

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A ‘unique boutique’ opens in John Day
Downtown store offers variety of handmade gifts from several vendors.
BEO Bancorp earnings up 12 percent in 2016
Basic earnings per share were up 13.8 percent from $2.46 in 2015 to $2.80 in 2016.

County Minutes

Grant County Court minutes: Feb. 8, 2017
Grant County Court minutes.
Grant County Court minutes: Feb. 1, 2017
Grant County Court minutes.
Grant County Court minutes: Jan. 25, 2017