A time-honored tradition that hearkens back to a simpler time, a county fair typically serves as a demarcation line between the end of summer and the start of school. The fair is sort of that milestone of the summer, a place in time that signals the last big local event until autumn.
- Sheriff Glenn Palmer announces departure
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- Meet fair Grand Marshals Dean and Joyce Nodine
- Investigation continues in death, mutilation of bulls
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- Keeney Meadows wolves confirmed by camera
- Drew Thomas Knowles
- Norman DeJong
- Grant County Fair celebrates first day
- Three juveniles charged for break-ins
A time-honored tradition that hearkens back to a simpler time, a county fair typically serves as a demarcation line between the end of summer and the start of school. The fair is sort of that …
A Clackamas County judge has opened a gaping loophole in Oregon’s Public Records Law, and the state Court of Appeals needs to slam it shut, posthaste.
By now most area voters know about the two efforts to recall Gov. Kate Brown and as the effort gains steam lawmakers on both sides of the aisle should take notice.
Last week it was reported that the Trump administration has decided to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management from Washington, D.C., to Grand Junction, Colo.
The incident had all the earmarks of a daring rescue. A woman fell off a cliff. A group of emergency responders just happened to be near and quickly deployed to save the day.
Democracy shouldn’t be a spectator sport.
Thousands of Oregonians gathered in front of the state Capitol last week to protest climate change bills that wouldn’t help the climate but would significantly raise the cost of gasoline, dies…
Recent thunderstorms sparking multiple small fires across the forest should be a reminder that fire season is here.
Progress, our new special section inside this week’s edition, is a testament to what can be accomplished when people work together with the shared goal of improving their communities.
The United States and Mexico reached a last-minute deal June 7 that prevented the imposition of new tariffs threatened by the Trump administration.
Last week the nation and Europe marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
There is great irony in a legislative proposal to embrace the National Popular Vote, which would change how Oregon helps elect our nation’s president.
Many local people have spent countless hours on projects to better our communities, and we believe that focusing on these achievements will inspire more while bringing people together.
Let’s take stock of the progress of the gray wolf’s recovery in the Lower 48 states, shall we?
Oregon voters watched Monday as political drama took center stage in Salem when Republican members of the Senate returned after a week-long walk out.
Gov. Kate Brown’s nomination of Enterprise rancher and big game hunter James Nash to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission shouldn’t have been controversial.
In 10 years, the labor shortage in U.S. agriculture will be a thing of the past.
The good news is Gov. Kate Brown finally has a plan for putting PERS on solid financial footing. The bad news is that it includes pushing SAIF off that solid ground, as well as taking most of …
Oregon’s Legislature is proposing Senate Bill 959, which addresses legislative financial compensation. As it stands, Oregon lawmakers earn $31,200 a year and a $149 per diem payment for meals …
That 825 Oregonians died in a single year by suicide is a sobering assessment of our collective ability to help those who feel trapped in their own despair.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the Democrat majority in the Legislature want to make sure that no one in the state, least of all farmers and ranchers, receive any benefits from regulatory relief f…
Some folks sure know how to start a conversation.
Cattlemen are cheering an announcement that the Department of the Interior will soon propose a plan to end federal protections on grey wolves.
Former Secretary of State Norma Paulus was a product of rural Oregon. She exemplified what individuals can do when given a chance — conquering poverty, polio and the lack of a college degree t…
Dennis Richardson was a courageous man.
A racial slur being used against one of our local student-athletes at a high school basketball game is appalling, and as a community, we must stand together in declaring bigotry will not be to…
Just about the last thing a visitor to Ted Birdseye’s ranch would expect to see is “Tube Man.”
Over the past few weeks, we have received reports of an outbreak of measles in southwestern Washington, which has now hit more than 50 patients.
Every child in Oregon deserves an excellent education — regardless of where the student lives or attends school, regardless of whether the student comes from a well-to-do family or an impoveri…
As a society, we have made such progress against once-common illnesses that we forget they are still around and still potentially life-threatening. The measles outbreak in Southeast Washington…
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 a…
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 o…
A new legislative report underscores that PERS could be headed for more trouble.
After possible procedural errors in its adoption were pointed out, Grant County officials made the wise decision to look further into the marijuana tax ordinance passed recently.
There was a time when Americans could expect their federal government to offer service that was both even-handed and helpful. Even timely.
Unlike much of the U.S., last month’s mid-term election was ho-hum in Oregon — as in, few election snafus.
Good deeds don’t happen by accident.
If it looks too good to be true, it is not true.
If it looks too good to be true, it is not true.
The urban-rural divide is not just a “divide.” It is a widening chasm, one whose fissures were underscored by this month’s election results.
Kate Brown was re-elected as Oregon governor with 49.99 percent of the vote in the latest statewide results.
Imagine for a moment that you have a new job. You are to manage an alpha predator, known to be one of the most efficient and voracious hunters in the wild. This predator doesn’t just hunt for …
Bumper stickers proclaim, “Kate Brown is not my governor.” T-shirts, magnets and decals declare, “Donald Trump is not my president.”
Oregon is on cruise control.
Last month Senate and House conferees working on the 2018 Farm Bill failed to reach an agreement before the old farm bill expired and without Congress voting to extend it.
More than a quarter of a million women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their life.
A mass movement is underway in Oregon — a mass timber movement.
Grant County should be proud one of its youths has been selected as a questioner for next week’s gubernatorial debate.
The county and the sheriff’s office were both at fault in recent lawsuits, and county taxpayers will ultimately pay the $42,000 bill.
Last week Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released details of the administration’s response to trade damages from retaliatory tariffs by China and other countries.
Oregon was a national pioneer on land-use planning. It led the way with the Bottle Bill. Its protection of public beach access is legendary.
The U.S. Forest Service is taking comment from individuals and groups with legal standing to file objections on its final draft of the much-anticipated Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision.
The recent controversy about whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ absurdities should be removed from media platforms has been shaped by his supporters as both a First Amendment and censorsh…
Today’s political rhetoric sounds as if our nation is embroiled in a civil war.