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Expanded state program provides more funding for city streets
Council mulls project priorities.

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Grant County Meetings
Meetings in Grant County this week.
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Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

Crews engaging small forest fires
Southern forest implements Phase A public use restrictions.
Planning commission to look at marijuana regulations
Planning commission to look at marijuana regulations
Amendment would apply to medical and recreational marijuana.
Paving planned north of Long Creek next week

A pavement preservation project along U.S. 395 will begin next week between Cape Horn near mile point 36 and Long Creek at mile point 90.8, according to an Oregon Department of Transportation press release.

Paving activities will skip over a...

Sen. Merkley meets with locals
Sen. Merkley meets with locals
New Farm Bill could be boon for rural areas.
Commissioner Boyd Britton steps down after 15 years
Commissioner Boyd Britton steps down after 15 years
Brittons close welding shop, ready to move.
Cops and Courts

Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

Grant County Meetings
Meetings in Grant County this week.
President Trump pardons Hammonds
President Trump pardons Hammonds
Burns ranchers granted clemency after terrorism conviction for range fire.
Three rural inns combine food with astronomy
Three rural inns combine food with astronomy
Agritourism niche grows in Grant County.
John Day man charged with forcible rape against multiple victims
John Day man charged with forcible rape against multiple victims
Six of the charges relate to one victim and allegedly occurred in February, according to court documents, and three of the charges relate to another victim and allegedly occurred in July 2016.
BMW rally draws about 475 riders
BMW rally draws about 475 riders
Club raised more than $20,000 for local groups.
County appoints Raschio as interim commissioner
County appoints Raschio as interim commissioner
Britton officially resigned June 30.
Sheriff’s office stepping up holiday patrols for drunk driving
Sheriff’s office stepping up holiday patrols for drunk driving
188 people died in July 4 drunk-driving crashes in 2016.
Highway projects planned this summer

Highway maintenance projects are planned in Grant County this summer, which may cause delays of up to 20 minutes.

Sign replacement between John Day and Mt. Vernon and Ukiah is expected to be completed in August.

The Little Pine Creek...

OTEC offers new incentive for buying local

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is launching a new incentive for buying local. When members purchase qualifying appliances or equipment, such as an Energy Star electric clothes washer or dryer, electric heating or air conditioning equipment or an...

June colder than normal
June colder than normal
Near-normal conditions expected in July.
Forest Service replacing culverts

Several forest roads will be temporarily closed for culvert replacement between July 9 and Aug. 24. Work will take place on Tinker Creek (Forest Road 3600), East Fork Beech Creek (Forest Road 3200-935) and Wiwaanaytt Creek (Forest Road 2600-102 and...

OTEC promotes Tracy to engineering director
OTEC promotes Tracy to engineering director

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative has promoted Charlie Tracy to director of engineering.

Tracy moves into the position after a total of 13 years as a systems engineer for the cooperative. During that time, Tracy has spearheaded multiple major...

North Fork restoration projects funded
North Fork restoration projects funded
Projects will improve fish habitat.
Emergency medical flights save lives
Emergency medical flights save lives
Air ambulance membership can reduce costs
Design chosen for sewer treatment plant
Design chosen for sewer treatment plant
Financing for $10.3 million project still to be found.
Clerk’s stipend request turned down by court
Clerk’s stipend request turned down by court
Percy wanted pay for handling county payroll.
Rallying for immigrant families
Rallying for immigrant families

Planning commission to consider marijuana regulations

The Grant County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. July 19 at the John Day Fire Hall regarding an amendment to the land development code to add time, place and manner regulations related to marijuana businesses. Interested...

ODFW meeting discusses proposed big game regulation changes

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold its annual public meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. July 10 at the Mount Vernon Community Center.

During the meeting, district staff will present changes to the Big Game Hunting Regulations and 2019...

ODF implements fire restrictions

Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon District officials have implemented a regulated-use closure. Some of the restrictions include: Except on highways and county roads, motor vehicle travelers are required to carry a shovel and a gallon of...

Sen. Merkley town hall set for July 6

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, will hold a town hall at 4 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the John Day Senior Center. He will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the...

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Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest cases.

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Expanded state program provides more funding for city streets
Council mulls project priorities.
Rough-in work on bike park trails completed
Park should be open before school starts.
Prairie City officials violated executive session law
Court agrees to beef up sheriff’s office
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