Big grant will boost ag careers
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Big grant will boost ag careers
Prairie City School will receive new barn and equipment.

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Jerome assumes command of helicopter squadron
Jerome assumes command of helicopter squadron

A member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3597 and American Legion Post 77 assumed control of a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron last week.

Cmdr. James Jerome relieved Cmdr. Joshua C. Ellison as commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat...

Grant County Wrestling Club hosts youth meet
Grant County Wrestling Club hosts youth meet
170 wrestlers flock to mats at Grant Union.
Ready to win: Ukiah/Long Creek boys prepare for basketball battles
Ready to win: Ukiah/Long Creek boys prepare for basketball battles
Team of 11 is building chemistry.
Ukiah/Long Creek girls hoops team aims for growth
Ukiah/Long Creek girls hoops team aims for growth
Coach looks for confidence and dedication.
Sports Roundup

Tiger girls win at Wallowa Lions Tourney, boys lose two

Monument/Dayville Tiger coach Taylor Schmadeka said tough defense, capitalizing on steals and having fun added up to winning at the Dec. 8-9 Wallowa Lions Tournament.

The Tigers...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 14

Monument/Dayville basketball @ Bobcat Tournament in Union, girls at 8 p.m., boys at 9:30 p.m.

Prairie City basketball @ Triad Christmas Classic in Klamath Falls, girls vs. Pacific at 3:45 p.m., boys vs. Powers at 5:15...

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.

Madelyn ‘Lynn’ Hinson Epler
Madelyn ‘Lynn’ Hinson Epler

Madelyn “Lynn” Hinson Epler, 83, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, in her own home, where she’d been lovingly cared for during her last years by her husband of almost 63 years.

She was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Old Hickory,...

Grant County Meetings
Meetings in Grant County this week.
Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Trump’s denigration of FBI is self-serving
President Trump is lashing out at an American institution with a far better reputation than he enjoys himself
Guest Comment: Be prepared for storms

Whenever there’s a chance of stormy weather, the Oregon Department of Transportation encourages motorists to prepare their vehicles in advance and drive with extra caution.

Before traveling to areas that may have hazardous conditions,...

Farmer’s Fate: Conned with the truth

I once read that fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. One only has to pick up a magazine or newspaper to find that fear in so many articles. Fear sells. Fear of wrinkles sells beauty products, fear of being stranded sells roadside assistance,...

A simple way to donate to CASA doesn’t cost a cent
A simple way to donate to CASA doesn’t cost a cent
New executive director joins youth advocacy organization.
What’s Happening
What’s Happening

The deadline for What’s Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.com. For meetings this week, see our list in the classifieds.

Out of the Past
Out of the Past
Stories from 100 years of the Blue Mountain Eagle archives.
Grant County Seniors
Senior news from our John Day, Prairie City and Monument correspondents.
Federal lawsuit: Bullseye was scapegoat for SE air pollution
Federal lawsuit: Bullseye was scapegoat for SE air pollution
Bullseye Glass Co. is seeking $30 million in damages for violations of its civil rights in a state air pollution investigation in 2016.
Three Grant County musicians perform with orchestra in Burns

Three local musicians joined the Chamber of Music Society of Harney County Sunday, Dec. 3, for a Christmas concert in Burns.

Performing in the orchestra were Grant Union Junior-Senior High School music director Lori Hart playing the euphonium,...

Symbri and Lily Shelton

Symbri Dove Shelton, age 3, and Lily Elizabeth Shelton, age 1, died Nov. 30 in Prairie City due to a residential fire. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Harvest Church in Baker City with Pastor Brad Phillips...

Rude Logging wins big in Timber Truckers Light Parade
Rude Logging wins big in Timber Truckers Light Parade
Entries increase for 26th annual parade.
Pub expansion opens up possibilities
Pub expansion opens up possibilities
1188 Brewing Company celebrates four years of operation.
Strep throat cases on the rise
Strep throat cases on the rise
Antibiotics, rest and better hygiene recommended.
Our Oregon files tax initiatives
Our Oregon files tax initiatives
The labor-backed nonprofit says the initiative petitions are a response to proposals offered by the business community to tighten up Oregon constitutional provision requiring a three-fifths majority for tax bills.
Ranchers, advocates voice objections to Oregon Wolf Plan update
Ranchers, advocates voice objections to Oregon Wolf Plan update
Ranchers, hunters and environmentalists all found things to dislike in the proposed update to the Oregon Wolf Plan.
ODOT looks at seven Portland toll scenarios
ODOT looks at seven Portland toll scenarios
The transportation agency and its consultants will conduct modeling of the different tolling scenarios. None of the models are intended as formal proposals, they say.
Volunteer fire association elects officers

Ron Phillips was re-elected as president of the John Day Volunteer Firefighters Association during the annual election of executive officers at the business meeting Dec. 6. Addison Fox was elected vice president, and Carl Metler was elected...

Mt. Vernon fire department accepting donations for baskets

The Mt. Vernon Volunteer Fire Department is accepting donations for the Elderly Food Baskets given out for Christmas. People can make monetary or canned food donations at Mt. Vernon City Hall or The Squeeze-In Restaurant in John Day. Donations can...

Forest Service maps increase in price Jan. 1

Forest Service map prices will increase to $14 Jan. 1, according to a press release. The Forest Service continually updates its maps. The Forest Service expects to shorten the revision cycle as cartographers continue to apply new digital technology to...

Amateur radio operators licensed
Amateur radio operators licensed

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News

Big grant will boost ag careers
Prairie City School will receive new barn and equipment.
Income survey coming to area
John Day seeking federal funds for treatment plant.
Candidates nominated to replace Ferrioli
Jerome assumes command of helicopter squadron
Cops and Courts

Opinion

Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Trump’s denigration of FBI is self-serving
President Trump is lashing out at an American institution with a far better reputation than he enjoys himself
Guest Comment: Be prepared for storms
Farmer’s Fate: Conned with the truth
Editorial cartoons

Sports

Grant County Wrestling Club hosts youth meet
170 wrestlers flock to mats at Grant Union.
Ready to win: Ukiah/Long Creek boys prepare for basketball battles
Team of 11 is building chemistry.
Ukiah/Long Creek girls hoops team aims for growth
Sports Roundup
Sports Schedule

Obituaries

Madelyn ‘Lynn’ Hinson Epler

Madelyn “Lynn” Hinson Epler, 83, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, in her own home, where she’d been lovingly cared for during her...

Symbri and Lily Shelton

Symbri Dove Shelton, age 3, and Lily Elizabeth Shelton, age 1, died Nov. 30 in Prairie City due to a residential fire. A memorial service will be...

Steven W. Gentis
Robert ‘Bob’ Dale Thompson
Charles G. ‘Chuck’ Christiansen

Life

Christmas concert delights audience

There were praises aplenty for the performers and conductors after Friday evening’s “A Classic Christmas Concert” in John...

A simple way to donate to CASA doesn’t cost a cent
New executive director joins youth advocacy organization.
What’s Happening
Out of the Past
Grant County Seniors

Capital Bureau

Federal lawsuit: Bullseye was scapegoat for SE air pollution
Bullseye Glass Co. is seeking $30 million in damages for violations of its civil rights in a state air pollution investigation in 2016.
Our Oregon files tax initiatives
The labor-backed nonprofit says the initiative petitions are a response to proposals offered by the business community to tighten up Oregon...
Ranchers, advocates voice objections to Oregon Wolf Plan update
ODOT looks at seven Portland toll scenarios
Rules proposed for permits to restore cemeteries

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