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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PC enforces ‘no wheels’ law
only to Front
Blue Mountain Eagle
PRAIRIE CITY – Due to
a recent “near miss” between
children on bicycles and patrons
exiting Prairie City businesses,
the City of Prairie City is now
enforcing an existing ordinance
against use of wheeled devices
on Front Street.
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states that no one may use any
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bicycles or similar transporta-
tion on any Front Street side-
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a maximum penalty of $25. Par-
ents of minors may be cited.
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complaints of other similar in-
The municipal code has been
amended and adopted July 14,
2004. The law applies only to
A copy of the city’s municipal
code on the matter is on display
Anyone with questions or
concerns is encouraged to call
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him to advocate for Grant Coun-
ty farmers and ranchers,” said
the former English teacher, who
arrived in Grant County with her
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years old to farm land owned by
I’m a conservationist; I will not
overgraze my property,” she
and I want to stay here.”
But exactly what the future
holds for her and other area
ranchers scares her, especially
when it comes to increased gov-
ernmental regulation. Living-
ston says she will be surprised if
“liberal Oregon” will follow suit
posed to WOTUS. Historically,
Eastern Oregon concerns have
fallen on deaf ears in Salem,
but that’s not stopping Living-
ston, currently a member of the
Oregon Board of Agriculture
and Grant County’s committee
ty’s Agriculture Quality Man-
agement Plan. This, in addition,
to being a past president of the
Oregon Cattlemen’s Associa-
tion, one of two women to hold
that position in the history of the
Judge Myers in reply to
Livingston’s request that he ad-
vocate for the county, alluded
that the she had plenty of clout
herself and urged her to stay in
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hard to imagine she won’t.
Capital Press reporter Carol
Ryan Dumas contributed to this
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HERO OF THE MONTH
NAME: Georgia Boethin
FAMILY MEMBERS: My family consists of my husband, Jim; our son, Gregg; our
daughter, Tanna, her husband, Jeff, and their two sons, Calin and Emmett, our
grandsons; and our daughter, Tara, and her husband, Jeremiah. We also have a pug,
a lab, two cats, three horses, and assorted chickens.
WHERE YOU LIVE: I live on 43 acres outside of Canyon City.
WHY IS EDUCATION IMPORTANT TO YOU: Education is important to me because
knowledge empowers students to make changes and thereby allows them to achieve
WHAT CAN FAMILIES DO AT HOME TO HELP WITH THE EDUCATION OF THEIR
CHILDREN: Families can help by encouraging their students to read, by talking with
their students about their school day, and by supporting them to complete homework
assignments, especially longer-term projects that require more organization.
Importantly, families should encourage curiosity. I have a sign in my classroom that
says, “The only cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
Parents should enable children to believe in themselves and their dreams, as well as to
believe in the dreams of others, and they should then support them in fulfilling these
dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the
beauty of their dreams.”
I echo the words of this song by Whitney Houston, “I believe that children are our
future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they
possess inside...” And that is precisely why I teach. Teaching is MY dream, and
parents make that dream come true every day that they entrust me with their most
precious possessions--their children!
WHAT ARE SPECIFIC THINGS THE COMMUNITY CAN DO TO HELP YOUR SCHOOL: This
community does a LOT for our schools, so if they continue as they have, we will be
...celebrates this month’s Local Hero
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She said she wants the stu-
dents, “not to be afraid of weap-
ons, but to understand that there
is a responsibility or a respect
that has to go with handling
Maley, who is the ODFW
er education class with her
daughter CheyAnne, then in
grade school, in 2005.
“I later decided that was
something I wanted to get in-
volved with,” she said. “I’m
passionate about teaching
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shooting at targets.”
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evenings in the classroom, one
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day at a local shooting range
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and Neil Bauer’s muzzle load-
er. Helping teach the class were
Chris Labhart, Bryan Nelson,
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hunt on public lands.
Local law enforcement officials gather outside the
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they plan to hunt in another state as a hazmat trailer from Ontario arrives on scene.
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cealed weapons permit – some-
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their children, or to increase
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plan to go hunting, but also for
4-H shooting sports or target
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hunting, but there are other av-
enues that you can be involved
A resident of the Fox area,
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that much,” she said.
She and other hunter ed in-
structors are interested in see-
ing younger adults become in-
“If it doesn’t change we’ll
hunting population - and all as-
Those interested in helping
teach future hunter education
classes can contact Maley at the
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“There wasn’t any ‘white
thing I could see, other than
the letter,” said Palmer, now
in his fourth term as sheriff.
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to the hospital, although two
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where he opened the envelope
were later decontaminated at
the scene by hazmat crews.
the facility were unaffected.
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show and place them. To get
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pressed by her coaches.
other things you have to do?
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have seen the level of athletes the differences between this
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me in motivating me to become amazing, she said, adding that to the shows and showing
a better athlete and want to it was funny to see Aussies them in the ring. Everything
wearing heavy coats in their is fun for me. I got reserved
Nancy Hitz, traveling 60-degree winter weather – grand champion with a regis-
along with her son, said the while she and Hitz and other tered Hereford last year.
coaches instructing Garrett in Americans wore their regular
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his thumb instead of the bar”
Hawaii was a different ready and showing.
as he vaults up.
story though. The tour in-
Q. What do you do with
“It’s trusting and having cluded the opportunity for the money you earn?
faith that they’re in the right athletes to travel a few days
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landscape, and visiting with son said.
then I save some too. I usual-
the athletes from Australia.
She added one of the best ly have about $200 left over
Both he and Wilson said parts of the entire trip was for spending money.
the time zone change was the friendships she developed
Raney: From my steer, I’ll
tough on them. Jet lag was with the other athletes.
put $1,000-$2000 in my col-
hard to overcome, and com-
“I made a lot of new lege account, and save some
friends from different places – for my steer the next year.
it’s going to be nice because I Whatever is left I pay mom
plan to meet up with them lat- and dad for my feed.
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ing more of the world.”
is over? Are you sad to leave
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not affected. Hazmat crews
on location at the Grant Coun-
ty Sheriff and Criminal Jus-
tice Facility in Canyon City,
which was cordoned off most
What the substance may
have been that triggered
Palmer’s initial symptoms is
under investigation. The FBI
and Oregon State Police are
statewide investigation and
reportedly have a “person of
interest” they are following
spite “the phone ringing off the
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this would step forward … so
we can move forward,” said
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all. It’s a business thing. My
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hardest one, but now it’s no big
Raney: No, I’m not emo-
er animal for next year.
Raising cattle – registered
Herefords – is the family
business, High Desert Cattle
Company in Izee, for the An-
The breeding animals,
Cori explained, are what they
continue with in the business,
their children show.
“It’s a family deal, and
what we do for a living,” she
Cori said going to the coun-
ty fair and showing animals is
a great experience for their
children and also helps them
save for college, and “they are
very good help, too.”
The children are members
of both the American and Or-
egon Junior Hereford associa-
tions, she added, and members
Cori herself is involved
in the 4-H program, and an
active presence during the
county fair, where they ex-
hibit their cattle to the public.
She also gets to connect
with friends from all over the
Northwest during that time.
The Andersons moved to
Izee about 11 years ago from
The youngest member of
the Anderson family, Monel,
8, is an active participant in
the family business too, play-
ing a supportive role, helping
her older brother and sister get
their animals ready for fair.
Cori said Monel might
show next year, but it will be
two more years before she
can show a steer.
The livestock auction at
the Grant County Fair is set
for 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8,
in the Heritage Barn at the
Grant County Fairgrounds in
See the full fair schedule
in the Aug. 5 issue of the Blue
Open to all amateur photographers.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has stocked
some big ones in local lakes and waterways this summer.
This is your chance to catch supper and maybe win a
prize, in the 2015 Best Fishing Photo Contest sponsored
by the Blue Mountain Eagle, Boyd Britton Welding and
Prairie Springs Fish Farm.
• Photos will be judged for quality, content, viewer appeal.
Remember, it’s not the biggest fish – but the best fishing
photo that takes the prize!
• Photos must be taken this summer in Grant County.
• Digital format is best - e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring
in a disc to the Eagle office, 195 N. Canyon Blvd., John Day.
• Deadline for submissions: Sep. 21, 2015 for the grand prize.
Where the fish was caught:____________________Date taken: _________
Fish Species:____________________Weight & Length________________
Contact phone number:_______________________
Contact e-mail address:________________________________
For more info, call the Eagle, 541-575-0710 – and happy fishing!
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