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The lightning-caused Cow Fire about 16 miles southeast of Prairie City has grown to 600 acres and is 0% contained as of Aug. 21, according to the Forest Service.

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Opinions for, against or neutral were mixed during a second public hearing on an ordinance that invokes coordination between Grant County and state or federal land planning agencies.

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The Grant County Court agreed to hold a work session on a new public swimming pool with stakeholders and community representatives sometime in September.

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The Grant County Fair livestock auction paused for several emotional minutes Aug. 16 while auctioneer Trent Stewart read a letter by Taylor Parsons as the young man guided his market hog aroun…

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The Emigrant Creek aquatics staff have announced a temporary road closure on Forest Road 1500. The closure will be in place Aug. 28 through Oct. 18.

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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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Grant School District 3 is accepting applications for a board of director vacancy. Applicants must be a registered voter for one year. The term will run through June 30, 2021.

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The 3-acre Cow Fire on the Prairie City Ranger District started Aug. 9 as a result of multiple lightning storms that moved across the forest. The fire is burning in the remote high elevation a…

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In an unexpected announcement that surprised the Grant County Court and everyone in the meeting room Aug. 14, Sheriff Glenn Palmer said he plans to resign his position in a few months.

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The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch has garnered national recognition once again as the Robb Report named the boutique resort one of the Top 12 Golf Resorts in the U.S. in a new ra…

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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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Work has begun on repairing and upgrading the Inland Street bridge in Canyon City, with the goal of lifting the bridge about 2 feet higher to protect it from spring floods.

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Many children across the U.S. are familiar with a story of Smokey Bear — that is, the story of the orphan cub found wandering near a fire line in the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico in spring …

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More than 30 fire starts were reported in the John Day Fire Dispatch area over the past weekend following strong thunderstorms Saturday night.

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Three small lightning-caused fires are burning near the southern boundary of Baker City's designated municipal watershed area about 12 miles east-northeast of Sumpter.

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Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District has increased restrictions on private, state and municipally owned lands protected by the district. Activities below are restricted by t…

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The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are seeking comments for a wild horse management plan for an area that has seen multiple plans and projects and a lawsuit alleging the agencies…

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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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Lightning strikes ignited more than a dozen fires in the John Day Interagency Dispatch region Aug. 4-5. About 200 acres of new fires initially were reported, and most were contained and contro…

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The American Red Cross will host blood drives from 1-6 p.m. Aug. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in John Day.

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Two wolves seen east of Highway 395 and north of Mt. Vernon don’t appear to have bred, and there’s been no evidence of livestock depredations.

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Temperatures in John Day averaged colder than normal during the month of July, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.

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A county ordinance that would formally invoke coordination with state and federal agencies for natural resource planning drew equal numbers of supporters and opponents during the July 24 Grant…

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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 Court expressed an interest in coordinating with Malheur National Forest during a scoping presentation for the proposed Austin Project on July 24.

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Following a busy and productive Community Cleanup Day on July 19, John Day is taking a new approach to improving the appearance of city neighborhoods: proactive enforcement of the city’s nuisa…

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Design work is underway for the dam and former mill pond at Bates State Park, and construction bids could be let out in fall 2020, according to Scott Nebeker, a park development administrator …

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Good news for residents of Canyon City, students and staff in Grant School District 3 and county residents: The Inland Street bridge over Canyon Creek will be repaired and lifted 2 feet higher…

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