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- Oregon attorney general targets four stores for excessive price hikes of essentials during outbreak
- More cases, self-serve gas, federal money and more: A roundup of coronavirus developments in Oregon
- Mt. Vernon man wins $6.3 million Megabucks on free lotto ticket
- Guest Comment: Health department reports 21 COVID-19 tests administered in Grant County
- Ellensburg LDS missionary Joe Davis comes home early from Japan
- Retail stores in Grant County adjust to the new normal
- State will release more data about COVID-19 to make Oregon's response to outbreak more transparent
- Cops and Courts: April 1, 2020
- John Day sees slight decline in thefts
- Grant County feels the impact of PPE shortage
In his first state of the city address in March 2018, John Day City Manager Nick Green called on the city to be smart about spending and to stick with its strategy for success.
The collapse of the timber industry in Grant County over the past decades negatively impacted the entire community, from jobs to schools to public services.
The challenges facing Grant County are clearly economic. Loss of timber mill jobs has impacted all sectors of the local economy. But there are successes. County government continues to provide…
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for tourism in Grant County.
Long Creek is a can-do community.
Two major upgrades in Dayville, supported by significant grants, include the renovation of the 99-year-old Dayville Community Hall and 95-year-old Dayville School.
At 4,690 feet on Highway 395 in Bear Valley, the small town of Seneca was a company town that has evolved over the years into a cohesive community serving surrounding ranches and occasional tourists.
Monument is a town where everyone waves hello.
Canyon City has the richest history of any community in Grant County. Founded in June 1862 with a gold rush that drew 10,000 miners within months, making it the largest city in Oregon, Canyon …
The Grant County Economic Development office offers a wide variety of assistance, both in knowledge with business and organization planning and the ability to connect with funding and other re…
The People Mover has come a long way since it was founded in the 1970s. Still considered a frontier county, it was once a small, volunteer-ran program through the Senior Citizens Association t…
Mt. Vernon city officials are moving on three major projects, including wastewater system upgrades, city park improvements and a new location for city hall, which will create space for a new museum.
Bringing broadband internet connectivity to Grant County has been a geographic, financial and political challenge, but some light glimmers at the end of the tunnel.
Prairie City took a hit in 2009 with the closure of the Prairie Wood Products mill outside of town and a general decline in timber production during the past decades.
Two years ago, the city of John Day embarked on an ambitious project — to purchase and restore the Oregon Pine mill site to create a home for our new wastewater treatment plant. But it wasn’t …
The new airport terminal and the development of Malheur Lumber Companys biomass pellet plant are good news for Grant County. They both bring unexpected partnerships and economic expansion to …
JOHN DAY The new biomass plant opening at Malheur Lumber Company fits in with the Forest Services evolving mission to heal the regions forests and prevent catastrophic fires, officials say.
JOHN DAY Blue Mountain Hospitals new wood pellet boiler should go online late this winter, making the John Day facility a major customer for the new pellet plant at Malheur Lumber Company.
JOHN DAY The U.S. Forest Service has based its aerial firefighting operations at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day for about 30 years.
JOHN DAY The first bricks and pellets are coming off the line in John Day this month, signaling the launch of a new biomass industry in Grant County.
JOHN DAY Dr. James Klusmier finds the commute to his John Day dental practice a breeze.
JOHN DAY Grant County Airport manager Colin English is becoming familiar with the wow factor.