- Grant County Sheriff's Office makes a pair of busts during busy fair week
- Grant County Youth Livestock Auction nets nearly $500,000
- John Day man sentenced to prison for weapons possession, other charges
- Cops and Courts: Aug. 17, 2022
- Farmer's Fate: Look what the cat dragged in
- Suspect, bystander injured in robbery attempt at Wildhorse Resort & Casino
- Grant County Fair grand marshals meet with fairgoers ahead of parade
- Grant County Fair Parade takes over downtown
- 4-H and FFA livestock events showcase students' hard work and dedication at the Grant County Fair (updated version)
- Letter: City housing plan doesn't add up
JOHN DAY — Grant County nurseries and florists didn’t slow down much during the pandemic — in fact, business picked up.
Replacing the floors in a home is a surefire way to give it a new look. But purchasing quality flooring and hiring qualified professionals can get expensive fast.
Need a tiller, auger, bucket, jack hammer, stump grinder, trencher or sweeper? A compact track loader may be the perfect resource.
Adding a water feature to your yard or patio adds a cooling, relaxing element to your environment.
Hotter weather means running your air conditioner more to keep you and your family cool inside the house. For many families, that means more of an expense when it comes to the utility bills.
Wood-burning fire pits are wonderful focal points for the gathering space in your yard.
While you should welcome some insects to your gardens, there are other pests that are less welcome.
Let’s say your thumb isn’t exactly green. Let’s say it is, in fact, more gray or black than anything. That’s OK. You, too, can still have a gorgeous garden by following the USDA’s planting zones.
Bees and other pollinators — bats, butterflies, beetles, wasps and birds, among others — play a critical role in nature and in our food production system.
Summer weather means spending more time outside. And while you’re out there, you may notice that the winter months took a harsh toll on your exterior surfaces.
Easter, Thanksgiving, high school graduations, Independence Day or any day in the year could use a centerpiece to wow guests and impress family members with this simple yet effective piece of …
When the United States introduced food rationing at the height of World War II, the government prompted Americans to grow their own produce to be self-sufficient during rough times.
An exciting aspect of spring is the return of wildlife to your backyard. Flocks of birds and hungry squirrels will likely find a new place to call home throughout the neighborhood.
Many Americans who appreciate a luscious, full lawn throughout the spring and summer turn to sprinkler or irrigation systems. To perform at peak performance, they will require attention before…
While growing fruits and vegetables is a rewarding experience, a blooming display in your backyard can give you a sense of pride each time you step outside. Achieving a beautiful garden requir…
Within the home, you and your family rely on many components to maintain your safety. This spring make time to inspect these important systems to ensure they are working efficiently.
Winter weather can quickly degrade important components on your garage door, causing them to rust or seize. Since it’s such an important part of your home that provides convenience and securit…
As the warmer weather begins its arrival, your greenhouse should be prepped and cleaned for the bountiful harvesting season around the corner.
As we welcome spring’s warmer weather, many Americans prepare for the uncomfortable and life-limiting months associated with seasonal allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation …
Adding a deck or patio to a home adds living space and value. The project can also be an enjoyable spring or summer building activity.
Julia Justice wants her customers to be successful gardeners.
For fresh ideas on decorating with a Grant County twist, shoppers will want to check out “etc. A Unique Boutique” in downtown John Day.
The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing.
The key to dealing with nuisance insect pests is to block their access and remove their food source. In general, that means cleaning up around the home and sealing cracks and holes in the exte…
Improving the energy efficiency of a home can save residents thousands of dollars in the long run, but while some steps are simple and don’t even require tools, other steps may require the ass…
Building a resilient garden takes time and requires addressing a number of factors.
Kattie Piazza’s new business, House to Home, at 131 E. Main St. in John Day is more than a shop with fun, upscale home decor.
The sun is out, and so are the lawn mowers.
JOHN DAY — Green plants and flowers of many varieties are going gangbusters at the Grant Union Junior-Senior High School Greenhouse.
JOHN DAY — It’s a place where gleeful gardeners gather.
If the spring cleaning and decorating bug hasn’t bitten yet, here are several motivating ideas from Grant County ladies who know a thing or two about brightening up a home.
If you can keep from using a lot of electricity at once, you might be able to save money through a new alternate pilot program offered by the Oregon Trail Electric Co-op.
HOME & GARDEN | OUTDOOR DESIGN
Summer is the perfect season to keep up with gutter care. Rain can absolutely batter your gutters during the spring, while the fall and winter bring falling leaves, ice and snow into the mix.
PRAIRIE CITY — As jobs go, ranching is in a field all its own.
SALEM Many thousands of Oregonians live in the wildland/urban interface areas where homes are intermixed with the forest.
JOHN DAY Warm spring weather on April 23 made it the perfect opening day for the John Day Community Garden.
JOHN DAY Something new is sprouting for area rock garden lovers.
JOHN DAY Looking to change your interior decor? How about a hot tub?
Grant County residents have a variety of options for recycling unwanted materials, from glass and paper to old computer monitors.
GRANT COUNTY Two new names have been added this year to Grant Countys unofficial most unwanted weeds list.
JOHN DAY If its locally grown and made, its likely to be at the John Day Farmers Market.
CORVALLIS Gardeners who want to save water with wise irrigating techniques might consider an unusual approach: Plant crops that dont require much water in the first place.
SALEMLow-income homeowners in Oregon who want to take advantage of an appliance rebate program had better act fast as funds for the program will likely be gone by summer.
JOHN DAY Grant County Oregon State University Extension is offering an array of classes at this years Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo.
PRAIRIE CITY Grant County residents can get rid of their old cars, appliances and junk metal for free in June.
ALBANY Heres a simple, nonchemical way you can combat plant diseases, pests and weeds when the weather warms. Its called soil solarization.
JOHN DAY Don your gloves and dig out your myrtle spurge.