Wildfire softball girls win District 3 Tourney
Contributed photo/Tanni Wenger Photography Studio
Wildfire softball girls win District 3 Tourney
The Grant County Wildfire 9-10-11 and Lady Pros 18U teams compete in busy summer schedule.

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Backers drop gun storage initiative for now
Backers drop gun storage initiative for now
Petitioners say they didn’t have enough time to gather the 88,184 signatures required to get the measure on the ballot in November.
Hackers attack state email system
Hackers attack state email system
A phisher sent out 8 million spam emails from Oregon.gov and paralyzed state employees’ ability to reply to emails from the public.
Engle named Regional Teacher of the Year
Engle named Regional Teacher of the Year
Monument educator will be considered for statewide award.
John Day adopts housing incentives plan
John Day adopts housing incentives plan
Rebates won’t start until October 2019.
Foreclosure auctions considered a success
Foreclosure auctions considered a success
Natural resource adviser may be provided by OSU Extension.
Hazardous materials to be removed from Weaver Building
Hazardous materials to be removed from Weaver Building
Asbestos was found throughout the structure.
‘Cars for a Cause’ show to shine at fairgrounds
‘Cars for a Cause’ show to shine at fairgrounds
Local student plans car show for senior project.
Family Fun Day is a hit for young and old
Family Fun Day is a hit for young and old
Attendance ‘great’ this year.
Oregon Supreme Court fast-tracks gun storage petition
Oregon Supreme Court fast-tracks gun storage petition
The proposal, Initiative Petition 44, has less than three weeks to collect and submit more than 88,000 valid signatures.
Grant County Health Fair marks 24th year
Grant County Health Fair marks 24th year
Fair offers shots, tests and talks.
Ethics violation a warning to others
Disputed document receipt could have cost $10,000.
Monument students enjoy ‘whale’ of a journey
Monument students enjoy ‘whale’ of a journey
Eighth-graders explore coast, view gray whales.
Happy trails at the Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeo
Happy trails at the Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeo
Patriot Days theme celebrated.
Local spikers will compete on national stage at AAU championships
Local spikers will compete on national stage at AAU championships
Gold Diggers’ regional win a ‘Cinderella’ story
Parks and Rec activities set
Parks and Rec activities set
Parks and Recreation District will hold a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and PE in the Park
What’s Happening
What’s Happening

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Grant County Seniors
Senior news from our John Day, Prairie City and Monument correspondents.
Out of the Past
Out of the Past
Stories from 100 years of the Blue Mountain Eagle archives.
Obituaries: June 20, 2018
Obituaries: June 20, 2018
This week’s obituaries.
John ‘Jack’ Arthur Oldham
John ‘Jack’ Arthur Oldham

John “Jack” Arthur Oldham, 83, died Jan. 9 in Eugene, Oregon. John was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Miles City, Montana, to Grace and Nathan Oldham. He grew up in Stanford, Montana. Jack attended Montana State for a year and a half before...

Jamie Alan Zimmerlee
Jamie Alan Zimmerlee

Jamie Alan Zimmerlee, 33, passed away May 18 in Junction City, Oregon. A memorial service was held May 26 at his grandmother’s ranch on Rudio Mountain, between Kimberly and Dayville, Oregon.

He was born Sept. 15, 1984, in Hermiston,...

Walter ‘Walt’ Lee Eaton Sr.
Walter ‘Walt’ Lee Eaton Sr.

Walter “Walt” Lee Eaton Sr., 75, of Prairie City passed away June 9 at his residence. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Walt and Yvonne’s home. Friends and family are invited. His urn will...

Ernnie McCoy Dyer

Ernnie McCoy Dyer, 81, of Ontario died at home June 17. Condolences may be left at shaffer-jensenchapel.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette, Idaho.

Editorial cartoons
Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Stewart Scholarship, education are gifts that keep on giving

Not many things last forever, which makes the perpetual Stewart Scholarship’s timeless gift of education even more exceptional.

Established by the late benefactors Wayne Stewart of Dayville and his son Eminger Stewart III of Mt. Vernon,...

Farmer’s Fate: Shampoo bottles and horseshoe nails

It’s the little things in life.

“How do you open this thing?” my husband asked, walking out of the bathroom holding a bottle of toilet bowl cleaner.

“Is it broken?” I asked, tilting my head to see the...

Letters to the Editor: June 20, 2018
This week’s letters.
Letter: Slow down and care for life

To the Editor:

I am reminded of dialogue from a famous 1961 Audrey Hepburn movie, “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” where she struggled with relationships, even with her cat.

“I’m like Cat here, a no-name slob.

Letter: Arming teachers ‘neither dangerous nor irresponsible’

To the Editor:

A recent guest editorial has called “arming teachers” dangerous and, therefore, irresponsible. Instead, the writer suggests that spending more money on armed guards and other security measures is the responsible...

Letter: Initiative preserves Second Amendment

To the Editor:

In response to the Grant County Second Amendment preservation ordinance under review by Judge Cramer, Blue Mountains Forest Partners Executive Director Mark Webb challenges this as being unconstitutional. Note this is a Second...

Marketplace

News

Engle named Regional Teacher of the Year
Monument educator will be considered for statewide award.
John Day adopts housing incentives plan
Rebates won’t start until October 2019.
Foreclosure auctions considered a success
Hazardous materials to be removed from Weaver Building
Oregon Supreme Court fast-tracks gun storage petition

Opinion

Editorial cartoons
This week’s editorial cartoons.
Our View: Stewart Scholarship, education are gifts that keep on giving

Not many things last forever, which makes the perpetual Stewart Scholarship’s timeless gift of education even more...

Farmer’s Fate: Shampoo bottles and horseshoe nails
Letters to the Editor: June 20, 2018
Letter: Slow down and care for life

Sports

Wildfire softball girls win District 3 Tourney
The Grant County Wildfire 9-10-11 and Lady Pros 18U teams compete in busy summer schedule.
Happy trails at the Cinnabar Mountain Playdays rodeo
Patriot Days theme celebrated.
Local spikers will compete on national stage at AAU championships
Parks and Rec activities set
Going for gold: 44 participate in Gold Rush Run & Walk

Obituaries

Obituaries: June 20, 2018
This week’s obituaries.
John ‘Jack’ Arthur Oldham

John “Jack” Arthur Oldham, 83, died Jan. 9 in Eugene, Oregon. John was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Miles City, Montana, to Grace and...

Jamie Alan Zimmerlee
Walter ‘Walt’ Lee Eaton Sr.
Ernnie McCoy Dyer

Life

Kids Free Fishing Day enjoyed by 43 youths

Youths held out for the big one at the June 2 Kids Free Fishing Day at McHaley Pond east of Prairie City.

A total of 43 kids fished and...

‘Cars for a Cause’ show to shine at fairgrounds
Local student plans car show for senior project.
Family Fun Day is a hit for young and old
Monument students enjoy ‘whale’ of a journey
What’s Happening

Capital Bureau

Can ODOT fire employee for advocating for shooting?
Lori McAllen, an employee at a state DMV office, purportedly made a post on Facebook advocating for shooting migrants at the border. She is on paid...
Ban on food taxes would be a first
A measure to ban taxes on everything related to the sale and distribution of food would be a first in the nation.
Backers drop gun storage initiative for now
Hackers attack state email system
Boquist asks tax court to strike down SB 1528

Special Sections

Organize. Decorate. Relax.

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing.

All the telltale signs of the changing seasons may cause one to open the...

Dealing with nuisance insects

The key to dealing with nuisance insect pests is to block their access and remove their food source. In general, that means cleaning up around the...

Making your home energy efficient