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New radio station in Monument

The Monument and Long Creek area has a new radio station. Xana Oregon owner Tom Hodgins said 103.9 FM plays a variety of new and old hits. The station broadcasts from the Columbia Power Co-Op in Monument, Hodgins said.

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New medical responders trained in Monument
New medical responders trained in Monument
Firefighters, residents certified to respond in emergencies.
Phillips honored for 40 years in the Grange
Phillips honored for 40 years in the Grange
Mary Ellen Brooks was also awarded a certificate for 25 years of service.
Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon
Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon
Allowing thousands of make-shift campers on sensitive habitat doesn’t sit well with ranchers who must follow strict grazing rules.
Dayville Fire volunteers ready to go with new engine
Dayville Fire volunteers ready to go with new engine

The Dayville Volunteer Fire Department is even more prepared for its next call out to a fire.

The department recently bought a 1991 Cummins 300 Big Cam fire engine from a private seller in Salem. Fire Chief Brandon Thompson said their other...

John Day food cart offers global flair
John Day food cart offers global flair
Little Canyon Food Cart in John Day is off to a ‘strong start.’
Rural veteran transportation program logs 500,000 miles
Rural veteran transportation program logs 500,000 miles
Federal funds aid local vets
Dress pleads not guilty to computer, vital records felonies
Dress pleads not guilty to computer, vital records felonies
The 69-year-old John Day woman is charged with two counts of computer crime and two counts of unlawful use of a vital record or report.
Wall attends D.C. youth tour
Wall attends D.C. youth tour

Annie Wall of Canyon City, Bonny Daggett of Imbler, Anna Gambill of La Grande and Mason Tomac of Baker City set off for the 2017 Washington, D.C., Electric Cooperative Youth Tour June 9.

Each student was competitively selected and represented...

Firefighters respond to wildfire near Clarno
Firefighters respond to wildfire near Clarno
Fire season is here.
Agencies prepare as unauthorized Rainbow Gathering sets up camp
Agencies prepare as unauthorized Rainbow Gathering sets up camp
10,000-30,000 expected to attend event on Malheur National Forest.
Senator discusses Russia, health care
Senator discusses Russia, health care

Russian interference in the election and health care were two major topics U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon discussed during a town hall meeting in John Day Sunday.

Merkley told the audience of about 45 Russia attempted to undermine “the...

Solar eclipse, Rainbows and country music
Solar eclipse, Rainbows and country music
Chamber of Commerce updates public at solar eclipse meeting.
Improvement projects in John Day moving forward
Improvement projects in John Day moving forward
Weaver Complex in worse shape than originally thought.
For sale: A piece of Bates history at Prairie City School
For sale: A piece of Bates history at Prairie City School
Former Bates schoolhouse is up for bid in Prairie City.
First farmers market kicks off summer
First farmers market kicks off summer
Local vendors offer a variety of goods
Vandals strike shooting range

An informational sign at the Bear Creek shooting range was vandalized last month.

Members of the Bear Creek Shooting Range board are offering a $200 reward for information, including the name of the culprit.

Board president Rod Carpenter...

Stewart Scholarship applications must be postmarked by July 1

Applications for the Wayne Stewart Scholarship must be postmarked by July 1. Applications are available at grantesd.k12.or.us. The Wayne Stewart Scholarship fund distributed $567,000 in scholarships last year to 108 recipients, and a similar amount is...

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.
Rainbow gathering breaks ground on camp
Rainbow gathering breaks ground on camp

The Rainbow Family has started preparing its gathering site on the Malheur National Forest, where 10,000-30,000 people are expected to gather in the coming weeks.

The Rainbow gathering is held annually on public lands, hosted by a loosely...

Investigation continues in possible THC-food tampering case
Investigation continues in possible THC-food tampering case
Officer: Business ‘removed anything that may have been involved’
Health fair focuses on keeping residents healthy
Health fair focuses on keeping residents healthy
Grant Union hosts 23rd annual health fair
Transportation commission seeks bike and pedestrian advocate

The Southeast Area Commission on Transportation is seeking a new member to provide input and insight regarding transportation related bicyclist and pedestrian concerns in the Malheur, Grant and Harney county area of Eastern Oregon, according to an...

Eastern Oregon highway construction projects planned

Nearly three dozen key highway construction projects are planned to be worked on in Eastern Oregon this summer, according to an Oregon Department of Transportation press release. Some are now complete, and others are underway, or scheduled to begin...

Police investigate possible food-tampering incident involving THC
Police investigate possible food-tampering incident involving THC
Patients are determined to have ingested a marijuana substance after eating take-out.
City hires project manager for Oregon Pine project
City hires project manager for Oregon Pine project
Lieuallen to start July 1
Rainbow gathering set for Flagtail Meadow on Malheur National Forest in Grant County
Rainbow gathering set for Flagtail Meadow on Malheur National Forest in Grant County
The Rainbow Gathering could draw anywhere from 10,000-30,000 people. Participants are beginning to arrive, and officials expect the attendance to peak the week of July 4.
County wary of influx of people for summer events
County wary of influx of people for summer events
Court uses new PA system for first time
Firefighters extinguish house blaze in John Day
Firefighters extinguish house blaze in John Day

Firefighters extinguished a house fire in John Day Thursday afternoon.

John Day Fire Department, John Day Police Department, Oregon State Police and Grant County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a report of a house on fire at 907...

Rail Fire hazard removal underway

As the snow continues to recede to higher elevations, more people are heading for the hills to enjoy their national forests. Forestry crews are also back in the woods this summer, and they can be seen along some forest roads.

The Forest Service...

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New radio station in Monument

The Monument and Long Creek area has a new radio station. Xana Oregon owner Tom Hodgins said 103.9 FM plays a variety of new and old hits. The...

Teague named to George Fox dean’s list

Malachi Teague of John Day, a senior nursing student at George Fox University, was named to the 2017 spring semester dean’s list. To be...

Highway 395 reopened after log truck overturns
Tensions rising: Heated exchange erupts at Rainbow Gathering community meeting
New medical responders trained in Monument

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John Day food cart offers global flair
Little Canyon Food Cart in John Day is off to a ‘strong start.’

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Grant County Court minutes: June 6, 2017
Grant County Court minutes.
Grant County Court minutes: May 24, 2017
Grant County Court minutes.