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PTSD presentation offered for vets
Veterans and spouses are welcome to a presentation about PTSD at an open house on March 11 at the John Day Elks Lodge.

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Bank of EO closes Pasco deal
The Pasco bank makes the 13th outlet for Heppner-based BEO Bancorp, which has branches in John Day and Prairie City.
Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Access panel members hit the road

CANYON CITY – Five members of the Grant County Public Access Advisory Board resigned en masse last week at the Grant County Court meeting.

The resignations triggered a wide-ranging discussion among Court members and citizens that touched...

Sanders gets prison for Seneca shoot-up
Sanders gets prison for Seneca shoot-up

CANYON CITY – Shane Lee Sanders has been sentenced to six-plus years in prison for his late-night shooting spree last October at the Timbers Inn and RV Park in Seneca.

Appearing last Thursday in Grant County Circuit Court, Sanders pleaded...

Witty gets Baker school job
Witty gets Baker school job

BAKER CITY – Grant School District No. 3 Superintendent Mark Witty has accepted the top job at Baker School District 5J.

The Baker School Board decided last Thursday night to offer the superintendent job to Witty, and he accepted the next...

Dist. 3 special board meeting on tap

CANYON CITY – The Grant School District No. 3 board of directors will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, at the District office, to discuss upcoming administrative changes.

Topics include appointing an interim principal...

OHSU offers free medical coder training

FOSSIL – An event Saturday, March 14, in Fossil will offer information about training for medical coder jobs.

The recruitment fair, with a free barbecue and waffle feed, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glover Community Center, 501...

Justice Court closed March 10-13
Grant County Justice Court will be closed March 10-13.
New hours at the Road Dept.
Daylight Saving Time brings a change of hours open at the Road Department.
Court pens gun rights letter

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court last week signed a letter to Oregon legislators urging them to oppose any new laws that would restrict 2nd Amendment rights.

The letter notes the right to bear arms as “an essential aspect of...

Grant Court sets special afternoon meeting

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday to hear information about Zone 1 lands from George Ponte, Oregon Department of Forestry district forester.

Mark Webb, local landowner and contractor, is...

Snow loads lines, causes outages

JOHN DAY – Snow load is blamed for several power outages last weekend in Grant County, Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative reported.

An isolated, heavy snowstorm moved through the area early Saturday.

About 230 customers in the...

Witty gets Baker school job

BAKER CITY – Grant School District No. 3 Superintendent Mark Witty has accepted the top job at the Baker School District, officials said Friday.

The Baker School Board decided Thursday night to offer the superintendent job to Witty, and...

Cold landing
Cold landing

Over the rainbow
Over the rainbow

Cops & Courts
Here's a look at this week's local law enforcement logs.
Revising the revisionCounty, Partners eye ways to craft better plan
Revising the revisionCounty, Partners eye ways to craft better plan

CANYON CITY – Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton wants the Blue Mountains Forest Partners to step in and write a new, workable alternative for the ongoing regional forest plan revision.

But while the Forest Service’s proposed...

Turf battle looms over Zone 1

CANYON CITY – A rebellion is simmering over the so-called Zone 1 lands, as rural landowners brace for an increase in a fire patrol assessment that’s unique to Grant County.

The landowners pay fire patrol assessments – in...

Three standouts honored for service
Three standouts honored for service
Three American Legion Auxiliary ladies are honored at Sweetheart's Dinner.
Indictment revised in fire equipment case

CANYON CITY – The state last week filed a revised indictment to correct errors in an earlier indictment of Monument-area resident Roy Richard Peterson.

In a hearing Feb. 19 in Grant County Circuit Court, Judge William D. Cramer Jr.

Mosquito project moves ahead

CANYON CITY – Forest Service officials provided maps and aired plans for the Big Mosquito Project at last week’s Grant County Court meeting.

The Feb. 18 presentation was the latest of several set to detail the next projects in the...

Palmer gains new title, duties
Palmer gains new title, duties
The sheriff took a course and qualified for new duties as deputy medical examiner.
Burning season gets early start on Malheur National Forest
Mild weather conditions may mean early burning in units of the Malheur National Forest.
Counselors available to help with work plans in JD

JOHN DAY – State vocational rehabilitation services and counseling are available to Grant County residents through the Oregon Department of Human Services.

DHS has assigned counselor assistant Teri Cain to a full-time post in Burns that...

Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts
Two family-owned Oregon media groups create electronic newsletter to provide indepth, timely coverage of state government.
Walden talks issues with MV crowd
Walden talks issues with MV crowd

MT. VERNON – Nearly 50 residents turned out last week for a Grant County town hall held by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River).

The event, held Feb. 17 at the Mt. Vernon Community Center, included an update on his efforts in Congress to...

Work resumes on JD downtown project

JOHN DAY – After a winter break, work resumes this week on the City of John Day’s Main Street and Canyon Boulevard improvement project.

The $1 million project, funded by a Transportation Enhancement grant program, is upgrading...

Ferrioli shows up at governor’s swearing-in
Senator agreed to show up for the event, but only to show solidarity with the GOP leadership.
Work resumes on JD downtown project

JOHN DAY – After a winter break, work will resume next week on the City of John Day’s Main Street and Canyon Boulevard improvement project.

The $1 million project, funded by a Transportation Enhancement grant program, is upgrading...

JD Council sets meeting

JOHN DAY – The John Day City Council will hold an executive session at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider records exempt from public disclosure under Oregon’s public meetings law.

The...

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PTSD presentation offered for vets
Veterans and spouses are welcome to a presentation about PTSD at an open house on March 11 at the John Day Elks Lodge.
Humbolt to get new principal in 2015-16
Monty Nash to retire; Kim Smith will be Humbolt Elementary's principal in 2015-16.
Students learn, bake, ‘dough-nate’
Cops & Courts
Access panel members hit the road

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Grant Court sets special afternoon meeting

CANYON CITY – The Grant County Court will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday to hear information about Zone 1 lands from George...

Prepare for high winds into tonight
The high wind warning remains in effect to 11 tonight, the Weather Service reports.
Parole Board keeps Sidney Dean Porter in prison five more years

Business

New college opens in John Day
People interested in a cosmetology career can now pursue that dream at a new educational facility in Grant County.
Bank of EO closes Pasco deal
The Pasco bank makes the 13th outlet for Heppner-based BEO Bancorp, which has branches in John Day and Prairie City.
OHSU offers free medical coder training
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts
A mill in Long Creek? No kidding

County Minutes

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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRANT

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County Court minutes 02-04-15

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRANT

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