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No device found after bomb threat in John Day

Traffic is now flowing normally after authorities rerouted traffic on Highway 26 due to a bomb threat in downtown John Day Thursday afterno… Read more

Moderate fire danger on north zone of Malheur forest

Malheur National Forest's north zone moved to a moderate fire rating Thursday. Read more

No device found after bomb threat in John Day

Traffic is now flowing normally after authorities rerouted traffic on Highway 26 due to a bomb threat in downtown John Day Thursday afterno… Read more

Murderers Creek wild horse management plan released for comment

The 30-day designated comment period (scoping) for proposed actions to establish a Herd Management Area Plan for the Murderer’s Creek Wild … Read more

Obituaries

Jerry Warren Cowger

Jerry Warren Cowger, age 75, of Kimberly, Oregon, passed away Thursday, July 11 at his residence with his family by his side. A graveside m… Read more

Barbara Ann Cox

Feb. 11, 1941 – Jul. 9, 2019 Read more

Jewell Elizabeth Smith

Jan. 21, 1921 — June 28, 2019 Read more

Sports

John Day swimmers earn gold medals

The John Day Swim Team, led by head coach Sabrina Howard, competed at the June 28-30 Lakeview Lions Invitational swim meet. Read more

Local athletes attend TrackTown Youth League Championship

Several youth athletes representing Prairie City and John Day competed at the TrackTown Youth League Championship at Lane Community College… Read more

Monument volleyball player bound for BMCC this fall

Monument High School graduate Faythe Schafer will join the Timberwolves ranks, playing volleyball for Blue Mountain Community College this … Read more

Opinion

Shooting the Breeze: Old and new

The other day I had quite the unique experience while doing some varmint hunting. I got to use a vintage 1915 Savage 99 lever action in .22… Read more

Guest Comment: Why we walked

In a democracy, the majority rules. But when the Democratic majority decided to trade Oregon’s economic free-market system for one of centr… Read more

Guest Comment: Investment in rural business vital to global economy

It’s a story I’ve heard too many times in my own life and in the lives of the many small business owners I meet: Read more

Capital Bureau

Ballot initiative planned for gun storage measures

Those who support requiring Oregon gun owners to secure their guns think lawmakers can pass a storage law in 2020, but are filing ballot initiative as backup plan Read more

Homecare workers hold protest outside of DHS over late pay

The workers' union says the late pay has been an issue for decades, and the state has been slow to respond. Read more

Telemedicine reproductive care connects options in Oregon

Telemedicine has provided a new avenue for abortion access for Oregonians, utilized by about 50 patients in its first year. Read more

Life

Monument students win SkillsUSA award for park project

Three Monument School students received an award for their community service project presentation at the June 26-27 SkillsUSA Championships… Read more

Birth: Henley Thomas Smith

A boy, Henley Thomas Smith, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, was born June 23 at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day to parents Jedediah Smith and Mallor… Read more

Prairie Sky Center for the Arts holds open house

Program directors for the Prairie Sky Center for the Arts held an open house Friday and Saturday in John Day, celebrating the start of art,… Read more

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