Fire reported on Canyon Creek Lane off Forest Road 15

Firefighters responded to a fire south of Canyon City Sunday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m., fire crews were on scene constructing lines around the fire on Canyon Creek Lane off of Forest Road 15 about 9 miles south of Canyon City, according to...

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McLean sentenced to 75 months for sexual abuse
McLean sentenced to 75 months for sexual abuse
Case involved a minor and an adult victim.
Prairie City JV pushes forward to sweep Long Creek/Ukiah
Prairie City JV pushes forward to sweep Long Creek/Ukiah

The Prairie City Panthers and Long Creek/Ukiah Mountaineer/Cougars junior varsity teams played a nail-biter first set Thursday evening before the Panthers put the match away with a 3-0 sweep.

Prairie City steadily gained momentum, winning with...

Search and rescue volunteers teach children
Search and rescue volunteers teach children

Students learned skills to keep them safer outdoors Sept. 10

Grant County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel presented information to 42 sixth-grade students from Monument, Spray and Adrian at an outdoor school event at Lake Creek...

Institute launching journeyman electrician apprenticeship program

Baker Technical Institute is launching a journeyman plant electrician apprenticeship program.

A core requirement is to have an oversight committee that consists of journeyman electricians and industry representatives. The program also requires...

Dayville seeks scarecrow contest entries from county
Dayville seeks scarecrow contest entries from county

The city of Dayville is soliciting entries for its sixth annual scarecrow contest. Individuals, classes, businesses or other groups from within Grant County are invited to construct a scarecrow that will be displayed in Dayville during the month of...

Bear Valley home destroyed in fire
Fire contained and no firefighters injured.
BMW riders donate $20,000 to local organizations
BMW riders donate $20,000 to local organizations

The BMW Riders of Oregon raised $20,000 for nine organizations in Grant County during their 41st Chief Joseph Rally in John Day this summer.

About 475 riders showed up in John Day for the June 29 through July 1 rally. Many stayed at the Grant...

Voter approval for tolls moves closer to the ballot
Voter approval for tolls moves closer to the ballot
Sponsors of the “Tolls Need Voter Approval” initiative may soon be able to gather signatures to land the proposal on the 2020 ballot.
Secretary of State requesting money for Medicaid audit team
Secretary of State requesting money for Medicaid audit team
About 1 million Oregonians are covered by Medicaid at a cost of about $9 billion a year.
Sheriff’s lawsuit against county settled for $14,000
Sheriff’s lawsuit against county settled for $14,000
County court opts to avoid prolonged litigation.
60th Anniversary
60th Anniversary

Byron and Carol Ricco-Rudishauser are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple married Sept. 20, 1958, on the Golden Willow Ranch.

Grant loss hits district attorney’s office
Grant loss hits district attorney’s office
County looking at funding options.
Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub
Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub
Innovative new uses for the state’s timber resources include construction of high-rise buildings.
New 911 dispatch agency taking shape
New 911 dispatch agency taking shape
Commissioners have concerns about fairness.
High-tech solutions to water storage
Pilot project could involve underground 3D mapping.
Shooting the Breeze: 7mm is just better
Shooting the Breeze: 7mm is just better

From the old .30-40 Krag to the venerable .30-06 on up to the mighty .300 Winchester Magnum, the .30 caliber has been the American darling. I will agree that it is good, but I have to say that the 7mm is just that much better. Now, I’m not...

Bull rider Dustin Elliott to be honored by his alma mater
Bull rider Dustin Elliott to be honored by his alma mater
Grant Union grad was PRCA champion.
Soccer team ready and confident
Soccer team ready and confident
Long Creek/Ukiah’s season starts Sept. 26.
Five returners set standard for Long Creek/Ukiah volleyball
Five returners set standard for Long Creek/Ukiah volleyball
Communication, unity highlight team’s strengths.
Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Public records are public

The county and the sheriff’s office were both at fault in recent lawsuits, and county taxpayers will ultimately pay the $42,000 bill.

We hope both entities have learned from their errors, and we hope all public entities have learned the...

Letters: Sept. 19, 2018
This week’s letters to the editor.
Grant Union boys finish strong at Catherine Creek Scamper
Grant Union boys finish strong at Catherine Creek Scamper
Cross country teams take on Catherine Creek Scamper.
Obituaries: Sept. 19, 2018
Obituaries: Sept. 19, 2018
This week’s obituaries.
Sports Roundup

Tigers volleyball team sweeps Huntington 3-0

The Dayville/Monument Tigers swept the Huntington Locomotives in Dayville with scores of 25-6, 25-6 and 25-10.

“It was a good team-building day for us to see the accomplishments we can...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 20

Prairie City JV volleyball vs. Long Creek/Ukiah at 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21

Prairie City football vs. Joseph at 2 p.m.

Dayville/Monument volleyball @ Harper at 3 p.m. (MT)

Dayville/Monument football @...

Canyon City resident shows Seattle Spartan spirit
Canyon City resident shows Seattle Spartan spirit

Rebekah Rand of Canyon City battled at the Sept. 9 Seattle Spartan Sprint, finishing first in the 25- to 29-year-old age group for women with a time of 1:05.25.

Rand is Blue Mountain Hospital District’s EMS director in John Day.

A...

Birth — Wunz
Birth — Wunz

A girl, Thea Grace Wunz, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, was born to Lydia and Nathan Wunz of Las Vegas, Nevada, June 12 at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas. Grandparents are Brenda and Jay Taramasso of John Day, PJ Winter of The Dalles and Mr. and Mrs.

City to consider rezoning Kam Wah Chung lots
City to consider rezoning Kam Wah Chung lots
Main Street parking space lines could be repainted.
Highway littering ordinance considered

Grant County’s beautiful highways are being littered with trash blown out the back of trucks, Dave Traylor told the Grant County Court Sept. 12. An ordinance requiring loads headed to the Clark’s Disposal transfer station be covered is...

Marketplace

News

Fire reported on Canyon Creek Lane off Forest Road 15

Firefighters responded to a fire south of Canyon City Sunday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m., fire crews were on scene constructing lines...

Walden agrees to debate McLeod-Skinner in Bend
No other debates have been announced
Prescribed fire operations continue
McLean sentenced to 75 months for sexual abuse
Search and rescue volunteers teach children

Opinion

Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Public records are public

The county and the sheriff’s office were both at fault in recent lawsuits, and county taxpayers will ultimately pay the $42,000...

Letters: Sept. 19, 2018
Letter: ‘I (conditionally) offer to withdraw my legal challenges’
Letter: Questions about ordinance, initiative challenges

Sports

Prairie City JV pushes forward to sweep Long Creek/Ukiah

The Prairie City Panthers and Long Creek/Ukiah Mountaineer/Cougars junior varsity teams played a nail-biter first set Thursday evening before the...

Bull rider Dustin Elliott to be honored by his alma mater
Grant Union grad was PRCA champion.
Soccer team ready and confident
Five returners set standard for Long Creek/Ukiah volleyball
Grant Union boys finish strong at Catherine Creek Scamper

Obituaries

Obituaries: Sept. 19, 2018
This week’s obituaries.
Janet Kay Rude

Janet Kay Rude, 63, of John Day passed away at her residence on Sept. 13. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the...

Christopher Swanson
Dennis Clayton Smith
Curtis Antone Pereira

Life

Dayville seeks scarecrow contest entries from county

The city of Dayville is soliciting entries for its sixth annual scarecrow contest. Individuals, classes, businesses or other groups from within...

60th Anniversary

Byron and Carol Ricco-Rudishauser are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple married Sept. 20, 1958, on the Golden Willow...

Birth — Wunz
Grant County Seniors
What’s Happening

Capital Bureau

Oregon public unions sued for past dues
A dozen public employees have sued their respective local labor unions for a refund of dues paid prior to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Janus v.
Voter approval for tolls moves closer to the ballot
Sponsors of the “Tolls Need Voter Approval” initiative may soon be able to gather signatures to land the proposal on the 2020 ballot.
Secretary of State requesting money for Medicaid audit team
Public safety training agency needs more space
Hundreds of chronic pain patients oppose opioid policy change

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