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Self-reliant and independent, resilient and pragmatic, a family-focused community with rural values — those are some of the key words that will guide initial planning for the Innovation Gatewa…

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The Forest Service needs to act now to prevent wildfires by changing how it manages the Malheur National Forest, the Grant County Court stated in a letter to federal and state officials.

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ENTERPRISE, Ore. — As the partial federal government shutdown continues into its fourth week some rural Northwest communities are feeling the pinch.

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Reducing carbon dioxide emissions and addressing a significant health care budget shortfall are just two of the challenging issues facing the Oregon Legislature this year, state Sen. Cliff Ben…

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Dispatchers from the John Day 911 Emergency Communication Center were recognized for the 30 years of service they provided as a department of the city during the city council's Jan. 8 meeting.

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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 ORLEANS — Shortly after taking the podium at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention, President Donald Trump asked the assembled farmers and ranchers to sit down.

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

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Grant County’s tax on recreational marijuana does not meet statutory requirements and will be rescinded, Judge Scott Myers said Jan. 9.

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Ken Kirby has taken over management of the Les Schwab Tire Centers store in John Day. He replaces Cork Humphrey, who retired after 41 years.

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Grant County Undersheriff Zach Mobley was awarded the Enforcement Council Commander of the Year award at the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association’s annual awards program in Bend in early December.

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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 deadline to report all 2018 big game and turkey tags has been extended until April 15 (from Jan. 31) to give hunters more time to report under ODFW’s new licensing system.

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Harney County logger Brad Clemens of B & M Timber LLC in Burns has been chosen as 2018 Operator of the Year for the Eastern Oregon Area. The Oregon Board of Forestry will honor Clemens at …

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The Grant County Court unanimously approved a $6,750 request by CASA of Grant County at their Dec. 19 meeting, pending a final decision on where the funding will come from in the county budget.

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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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Two fish habitat improvement projects were completed this year in tributaries of the Middle Fork of the John Day River just downstream from the historic mining town of Galena.

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The Dayville School Board of Directors will take public input Jan. 8 on whether or not to move forward with a facilities improvement bond measure in the May election.

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The Grant County Court tried to make good on public assurances that a 3 percent tax on recreational marijuana would be implemented if voters overturned a ban on marijuana businesses.

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Superintendent Robert Waltenburg of the Grant County Educational Service District announced that nominations are open statewide through Thursday, Jan. 31, for Oregon’s Regional Teacher of the …

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CASA of Grant County is recovering from a perfect storm that included skyrocketing needs and 100 percent staff turnover.

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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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Free bus service in the John Day Valley will start in mid-January, with one route circulating through John Day and Canyon City and another running from Prairie City to Mt. Vernon.

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Operation and maintenance costs for an indoor swimming pool could exceed the financial capabilities of every public agency in Grant County except the county and the hospital.

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Falling school populations and changes in reading technology are having an impact on use of the Grant County Library’s bookmobile.

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John Day City Councilor Paul Smith summed up in one word the key factor influencing economic development plans during a special meeting at Grant County Regional Airport on Dec. 4 — money.

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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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With an estimated $12.5 million construction cost and $616,864 in annual operation and maintenance costs, a new sewer treatment plant for John Day and Canyon City poses tremendous liabilities …

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Flashing lights and honking horns filled the brisk night air in downtown John Day Dec. 8 as the 25th annual Timber Truckers Light Parade rumbled down Main Street.

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Though the U.S. Forest Service didn’t say so outright, Matt McElligott and other ranchers who graze cattle in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest believed they’d been given an ultimatum.

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