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A young cougar that had been seen eating a feral house cat in the Hillcrest Drive area of John Day was treed and killed by officials March 9.

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A proposed ban on clear-cutting, pesticide-spraying, road-building and fertilizing in Oregon’s forested watersheds is raising fears of severe disruptions to timber production.

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Shawn Dooley, 59, will serve as the first CEO of the recently restructured Oregon FFA Association, Foundation and Alumni organizations.

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With the Gleason Pool expected to close after two more seasons, local officials continue to look at options — from construction to financing.

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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.

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Volunteers are needed for a trail day at the Seventh Street Bike Park on the weekend of March 30-31 to work on constructing a dirt pump track and do maintenance on the existing single-track trail.

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A search warrant served on a residence on Highway 26 in John Day on March 11 led to the arrest of three people on methamphetamine charges.

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Eastern Oregon Training Group will hold the RT-130 Wildland Fire Refresher on April 13 at the 5J School District Building, 2090 Fourth St., Baker City.

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Kevin Spencer, a loan originator from Umpqua Bank, was recently awarded a runner-up prize for a Community Leadership Award from the bank, which made a $1,000 donation to Community Connection o…

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Gold miner John Wasson is leaving his claim in the Umatilla National Forest for a 60-day stint in jail.

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Regional opposition to a proposed cap-and-trade carbon bill in the Oregon Legislature has not been about the reality of climate change but about whether impacts to rural and agricultural inter…

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Two properties outside the current boundary of John Day’s urban renewal district could be added to the city’s housing incentive program: the downtown Weaver Building and a residential property…

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Mismanagement by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has led to a serious decline in mule deer populations, Wildlife Advisory Board Chairman Larry Burton told the Grant County Court on …

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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.

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New federal grant applications, plans to run a fiber line to the northwest part of Grant County and the establishment of a statewide fiber network partnership are generating optimism by the lo…

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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.

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Several downtown John Day businesses have expressed interest in Main Street Revitalization grants from the state worth up to $200,000 apiece, City Manager Nick Green told the city council Feb. 12.

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Residents and landowners in the Dog Creek and Marysville area concerned about wildfire risks might want to contact Grant County Firewise Coordinator Irene Jerome.

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s town hall meeting Monday morning in Boardman was his first public appearance in the area since being re-elected to Oregon’s Congressional District 2. By noon he was in …

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On Jan. 23, the Grant County Court agreed to look into the idea of “invoking coordination” with federal and state agencies as a way to protect community interests during planning for projects …

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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.

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The Grant County Fairgrounds is a busy and important community asset that needs some infrastructure improvement investment, Fairgrounds Manager Mindy Winegar told the county court Feb. 13.

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The city of John Day is considering impounding vehicles when drivers stopped for a traffic violation are repeat offenders and behind on fine payments, Police Chief Mike Durr told the city coun…

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Oregonians who normally receive their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits between the first or ninth of each month will get their March allocation on March 1.

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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.

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The John Day-Canyon City Parks and Recreation District is seeking 20-30 volunteers for a “community-build” project for a new playground in April.

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After four years of work, the John Day Basin Partnership recently learned it has been awarded a $4 million Focused Investment Partnership implementation grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhance…

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A power outage affecting about 300 members was reported in the Dayville area Monday.

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BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced consolidated year end 2018 earnings of $3,949,000, an increase of 27.6 percent when compared to $3,094,000 in 2017.

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