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School sidewalk project gets funding

Sufficient funding has been lined up to complete the sidewalk project along South Canyon Boulevard from Sixth Avenue to the Grant Union Jun… Read more

Silvies earns national recognition

The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch, operating since a soft opening in 2017, has caught the eye of golfing professionals across… Read more

Hemp farmers look to Prairie City and Mt. Vernon

New state and federal laws that protect hemp farming have come on the heels of a rapid growth in the industry. Read more


Junior Wayne Lissman

Junior Wayne Lissman was born in Nelson, Nebraska on Jan. 7, 1925. He died in Burns, Oregon on Jan. 12, surrounded by loving family. He was… Read more

Doug G. Bunch

Doug G. Bunch, 82, of Prairie City, passed away at Blue Mountain Hospital on Jan. 17. A celebration of life will be held at the B.P.O.E. El… Read more

Clara Belle Smith

Clara Belle Smith, 91, of John Day passed away Jan. 9 at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day. The time and location of services will be dete… Read more


Grant Union boys fall to Stanfield after close first half

The Grant Union Prospector boys and Stanfield Tigers kept the score close in the first half of Friday’s conference contest in John Day befo… Read more

Grant Union Gold dance team performs

Grant Union girls defeat Stanfield 53-47

The Grant Union Prospector girls basketball team, No. 4 in the OSAA standings for 2A teams, is on an eight-game winning streak after beatin… Read more


Our View: The elephants in the room

As the Oregon Legislature prepared to start work this week, its leaders were saying all the right things about working together, respecting rural Oregon and doing what was best for the state as a whole. Read more

Shooting the Breeze: The .22-250 Remington

If you ever want to start an argument, a surefire way to drop the gauntlet is by making absolute declarations about guns. For example, sayi… Read more

Our View: Once again, it's time to fix the ESA

A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit filed by an environmental group to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from shooting barred owls in an experimental attempt to boost numbers of the endangered spotted owl. Read more

Capital Bureau

How can ordinary Oregonians impact the Legislature?

When Oregon legislators convene on Tuesday, they could raise or lower your taxes, cut or boost government services and decide how much your… Read more

Unions look to take advantage of Democratic leadership and strong economy in 2019

In November, educators and school children got a champion. The homeless got an advocate, and environmentalists got a steward. But perhaps t… Read more


Seniors: Jan. 23, 2019

JOHN DAY – Brrr, make this cold weather go away! I’m pretty sure I can speak for all of us when I say we are tired of the cold, dreary days… Read more

Out of the Past: Jan. 23, 2019

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Free yoga class offered last Saturday of each month

Ashley Stevick will teach a free yoga class from 10-11 a.m.on the last Saturday of each month beginning Jan. 26. Classes will be held at th… Read more

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