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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Ridge Acute Care Facility
and was apprehended the next
The McDonald’s restau-
rant in John Day closed.
The Prairie City City
Council voted to opt out of
Prairie City School se-
niors Ethan Camarena and
Amaya Zweygardt were
named homecoming king and
Grant County legal coun-
sel Ron Yockim stated he be-
lieved the sheriff overstepped
his authority by creating his
own natural resources plan.
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Canyon Meadows Dam
should be removed this year
to protect residents from an
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from the Canyon Creek Com-
Fire rehabilitation began
in Canyon Creek.
Laurie Wright started as
the new Grant County Court
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Step Forward Activities
received a $62,500 state
grant to expand employment
opportunities for people
with disabilities in Baker
and Grant counties.
A school-based health
center opened at Grant
Union Junior-Senior High
The Grant Union band
placed fifth at the OSAA
2015 Band/Orchestra State
Gov. Kate Brown is-
sued a drought declaration
for Grant County and seven
An Environmental Pro-
tection Agency emergency re-
sponse team began looking into
the odors seeping into homes and
businesses in southwest John
The Environmental Pro-
tection Agency stated gas-
oline, possibly mixed with
other solvent chemicals,
was the cause of vapors ris-
ing into southwest John Day
The discovery of 10 new
prehistoric species at the
John Day Fossil Beds Na-
tional Monument and nearby
Bureau of Land Manage-
ment land was announced.
Grant County Air Search
purchased new equipment to
help locate aircraft wreckage
Federal and state offi-
cials indicated Triangle Oil
at 706 Canyon Blvd. was a
“possible responsible party”
for vapors in southwest John
The Ediger family’s Box
T Ranch was honored as a
50-year Certified Tree Farm.
An attorney for the
county stated challenges to
Forest Service road closures
based on a 2013 ordinance
would likely end up in fed-
Brennon D. Witty, 25,
was charged with killing
Jack and Katie Johns were named Stockgrowers of the Year in October.
an endangered species and
without a big game tag after
Tracey Blood was hired
operative raised its monthly UHSRUWLQJWRVWDWHRI¿FLDOVWKDW
as the new executive direc-
delivery charge from $21.56 he shot a wolf while hunting
tor of Grant-Harney County
coyotes on private property.
Court Appointed Special Ad-
Former John Day Po-
Dale Gleason Larkin, 51,
lice Chief Richard Tirico was Prairie City, died of drowning
Julie Gurczynski was
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hired as the new superinten-
cial misconduct after a short top in the Powder River.
dent/principal of Prairie City
The Oregon Department
The Grant County Plan- of Fish and Wildlife voted 4-2
The annual Chief Joseph
ning Commission rejected to remove gray wolves from
BMW Motorcycle Rally drew
Robert Ake’s plan to develop the state endangered species
a motorcycle camp west of list.
Three cases of whoop-
Senate Minority Lead-
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A specialized Forest er Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day,
Service team recommended called for the director of the
Bobby Wayne Lampton,
immediate action to mitigate Oregon Department of Trans-
63, was found guilty on six
portation to resign for with-
charges related to child sexual Tracey Blood is the new executive director for
The Grant County Dis- holding key carbon emissions
Grant-Harney County CASA.
WULFW$WWRUQH\¶V2I¿FH9LFWLP information from lawmakers
The Sugarloaf Fire
Assistance Program received negotiating a transportation
burned almost 5,000 acres
Beds National Monument’s a three-year $606,000 grant to funding package earlier in the
Bobby Wayne Lampton art contest. Laurie Hueckman, PDLQWDLQVWDI¿QJ
Ryan Nehl was hired as was sentenced to 30 years in Prairie City, received honor-
Sheriff Glenn Palmer
Rhiannon Bauman, Rich
the deputy forest supervisor prison for sex crimes against able mention.
deputized 11 citizens to write Boren, Amy Charette, Kristin
for the Malheur National For- a child.
and adopt a local natural re- Nodine, Valeen Madden and
County residents spoke
sources plan and introduced it Brian Delaney were sworn in
out about forest access at lis-
The Grant County Fair’s during a Grant County Court as new Court Appointed Spe-
tening sessions with Malheur 2015 theme was “Blue Jeans public comment period.
cial Advocates to serve abused
and Country Dreams.”
John Day resident Balbina and neglected children.
A new elevator was in-
Kathryn Hedrick started Escudero was honored at His-
The Grant County Road
stalled at the Grant County as the superintendent/princi- panic Heritage Day in Salem.
Department received $3.2
pal at Dayville School.
million for three road im-
Demolition began on the
Grant County Search and
provement projects through
VLWHIRUWKHQHZ-RKQ'D\¿UH Rescue acquired a 2015 Ford
The John Day-Canyon the Federal Lands Access
F350 rescue vehicle.
City Parks and Recreation Program.
The Department of Envi-
LaRue Broughton won Department announced pend-
Matthew Eric Sagaser re-
ronmental Quality stated Tri- the fair pie baking contest.
ing upgrades at the Seventh quested to change his attorney
angle Oil was responsible for
Roy Peterson pleaded not Street Complex in John Day and withdraw his guilty pleas
the release of 1,000 to 5,000 guilty to 10 felony charges after receiving a $347,000 stemming from domestic vio-
gallons of gasoline into the involving theft from the Mon- state grant.
ground along the 400 to 600 ument Rural Fire Protection
Grant Union seniors Wy-
Highway 395 in Oregon
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blocks of South Canyon Bou- District. His trial was sched- att Weaver and Mackenzie was named “World War I Vet-
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levard. Triangle Oil, however, uled for March 28, 2016.
Woodcock were named 2015 erans Memorial Highway.”
disputed the claim.
The Berry Creek and Ma- homecoming king and queen.
Karla Andrew was the VRQ6SULQJV¿UHVFRPELQHGWR
Dayville High School
Bank of Eastern Oregon
¿UVWJUDGXDWHRIWKHVFKRRORI form the Canyon Creek Com- junior Tanner Walczyk and
Sean Hart was hired as
cosmetology at Eastern Ore- plex, which quickly grew from senior Emma Hettinga were the editor of the Blue Moun-
Paul & Kathy Smith
gon College of Industries and 10 acres Aug. 12 to more than named homecoming king and tain Eagle.
Zach & Marissa Williams
Arts in John Day.
43,000 by Aug. 18, destroying queen.
Growing Tree Infant Cen-
Sheriff Glenn Palmer was 26 homes. By Aug. 24, the
Philipp Dessau and ter in John Day was forced to
Sandy & Tom Bupp Scotta Callister
back on the job the day after blaze was almost 73,000 acres Mew Wiriyasumon were close pending investigation
opening a letter and feeling a and had destroyed 39 homes. named Long Creek High by local law enforcement and
burning sensation on his arms Donations poured in and a re- School’s homecoming king a state agency.
Thank you to everyone for helping
and forehead. Other counties lief center was established at and queen.
The Carrie Young Memo-
in Oregon reported receiving the fairgrounds. A change in
Monument High School rial raised $18,000 to assist el-
make this a success and
similar mysterious envelopes. WKHZLQGVVHQWWKH¿UHWRZDUG juniors Charlotte Dailey and derly people.
a great donation to the
Chinese foreign exchange Prairie City, forcing an evac- Hayden Schafer were named
Lorene Allen Day was
Grant County Food Bank.
students visited Grant County. uation.
homecoming king and queen. celebrated Dec. 14 in honor
An estimated 109 spring
John Day City Council
Jack and Katie Johns, RI *UDQW &RXQW\ &RXUW¶V ¿UVW
Chinook salmon died in the members banned commercial Fox Valley, were honored as IHPDOHMXGJH²WKH¿UVWWLPH
Middle Fork John Day River, marijuana operations with a Stockgrowers of the Year by since it was originally pro-
apparently due to low river 6-1 vote.
the Grant County Stockgrow- claimed in 1988.
John Day City Coun-
Mt. Vernon resident Patri-
Matthew Eric Sagaser, cil members voted to raise
cia Baehr-Ross won the grand
Cooler weather and pre- 31, Mt. Vernon, was arrested monthly base sewer and water
prize at the John Day Fossil FLSLWDWLRQ DLGHG ¿UH¿JKWHUV on multiple counts of domes- rates by $2 each.
battling the 110,000-acre tic violence, including kid-
Grant County Court
Canyon Creek Complex that napping, strangulation and banned commercial marijuana
destroyed 43 homes. Grant assault.
operations in unincorporated
County Court began efforts to
Dusty Brian Korner, a areas of the county.
PLWLJDWHÀRRGLQJLVVXHVH[DF- 31-year-old convicted sex
Jeremy Lawson, 39, was
offender from Jackson Coun- shot after a report of an alter-
Oregon Trail Electric Co- ty, escaped from the Juniper cation at an Izee-area ranch.
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