The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current, May 11, 2016, Page A5, Image 5

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County insurance,
building reserve pay
for ADA-accessible
Blue Mountain Eagle
JOHN DAY — Getting
around at the Grant County
Fairgrounds is about to get a
whole lot smoother.
A 750-foot paved walk-
way has been installed, run-
ning from the parking area
at the Keerins Hall building
on Bridge Street all the way
through the fairgrounds to
the base of the rodeo grand-
The new path is ADA-ac-
cessible and includes paved
offshoots leading to such
places as the lagpole area,
the Lions Club burger stand,
several Trowbridge Pavilion
entrances, the Sale Barn and
the restrooms.
County Judge Scott
Myers said some of the
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Not intimidated
by reporter
To the Editor:
Les Zaitz, senior inves-
tigative reporter for the Or-
badgered me several times
for an interview, which I
have declined. I do not care
for his reporting.
Being the investigative
reporter he is, I received a
list of questions (in which)
he asked about my involve-
ment in the natural resource
plan and being a special dep-
uty (I’ve been one from the
old sheriff’s posse days) and
other inquires I would not
feel conident in talking to
him about.
Mr. Zaitz dug back to
1999: “Were you the subject
The Eagle/Sean Hart
Prairie City resident Hal Gillam, right, pushes
asphalt into a paver with other Tidewater
Contractors employees Tuesday at the Grant
County Fairgrounds. The project will provide an
ADA-compliant walkway from Bridge Street to
the ramp at the rodeo arena at the fairgrounds.
funding came from a
$7,500 grant from the
county’s insurance com-
pany, CIS, with a 25-per-
cent match from the coun-
ty. Myers said CIS, being
a risk management entity,
allots the county $5,000
per year for safety items.
The balance of the
$30,000 project came from
the county’s building re-
Tidewater Contractors of
John Day is in charge of the
of a criminal investigation
for theft from the national
forest? Was a search warrant
served?” Yes, I told an arro-
gant Forest Service cop, if
he wanted to snoop around
my wood pile, “Get a search
warrant.” He did and nothing
came of it, for there was no
Then, “On Dec. 4, 2012,
you were cited for violation
of the terms of the condition
of a permit, found guilty
in federal court and ined
$275.” Yep. I did not have
my permit with me that
day; it was in another truck
from the day before when
several friends and I loaded
irewood. “Did you pay the
ine?” No. I did community
service in lieu of the ine.
“Have you paid your
property taxes on time and
why not?” Economics and
injuries had a lot to do with
Zaitz ended his query
with, “Some people believe
that if they don’t answer
questions they won’t be part
of a report. That’s an incor-
rect belief. This is your op-
portunity to provide your
views, facts and explana-
I take that to imply, if I
don’t cooperate, then one’s
dirty laundry will be aired.
Mr. Reporter, don’t get your
panties in a wad, but I’m
not intimidated by the sorry
methods you employ.
Now that is my opinion,
and I have the paperwork to
back it up. A copy of this will
also go to the Oregonian/Or-
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John Day
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Arrests and citations in
the Blue Mountain Eagle
are taken from the logs of
law enforcement agencies.
Every effort is made to re-
port the court disposition of
arrest cases.
Circuit Court
Grant County Circuit Court
reported the following fines
and judgments:
• Megan Helene Long,
23, pleaded guilty to failure
to perform duties of driv-
er-property damage, on or
about March 5, 2016. She
was sentenced to jail for
seven days, bench probation
for 18 months and 40 hours
community service and
fined $200, plus $2,440.54
in restitution to Alliant
Americas Insurance and
The Nature Conservancy.
Grant County Sheriff
Grant County Sheriff’s Of-
fice reported the following
for the week of April 29-
May 5:
• Concealed handgun li-
censes: 11
• Average inmates: 16
• Bookings: 10
• Releases: 9
• Arrests: 1
• Citations: 1
• Fingerprints: 8
• Civil papers: 13
• Warrants processed: 6
• Asst./welfare check: 4
• Celena Davis, 27, John
Day, was cited for operating
without required lights.
75/55 zone, April 25, fined
$160; Zane Charlie Carson,
65, Athena, 77/55 zone,
April 11, fined $220; Lee
William Rademacher, 62,
Eugene, 74/55 zone, April
23, fined $160; James Paul
Byrne, 30, Phoenix, 54/35
zone, April 26, 2015, fined
$160; Karen Margaret Cor-
win, 65, Prairie City, 75/55
zone, April 22, fined $160.
• Driving while suspend-
ed-violation: James Paul By-
rne, 30, Phoenix, April 26,
2015, fined $435.
• Failure to display li-
cense plates: Robert James
Bryant Jr., 19, Prairie City,
Feb. 7, fined $110.
• Failure to install igni-
tion interlock device: Regi-
na C. Scott, 39, John Day,
March 2, fined $370.
• Exceeding speed limit:
Rhonda Lee Bernard, 71,
Prairie City, 75/65 zone,
April 15, fined $135.
• Unsafe passing on the
left: Lisa Faye Miller, 53,
Mt. Vernon, April 11, fined
$220; Justus K. Watson,
39, John Day, April 9, fined
• Possession of less than
an ounce of marijuana:
James Paul Byrne, 30, Phoe-
nix, April 26, 2015, fined
Small Claims
• Ray Klein Inc. v. Shayla
M. Jones aka Shayla Hansen.
Money judgment awarded to
Ray Klein Inc. for $2,845.12.
• Ray Klein Inc. v. Aaron
Justice Court
Grant County Justice Court
reported the following fines
and judgments:
• Violation of the basic
rule: Criss Charles Dun-
can, 44, Malin, 75/ 65 zone,
March 5, fined $110; Blaine
Mitchell Tocher, 29, Powell
Butte, 78/55 zone, March
25, fined $220; Daniel C.
Thorndike, 60, Ashland,
Roseberry. Money judgment
awarded to Ray Klein Inc. for
• Ray Klein Inc. v. David
Mosteit and Kathy I. Mosteit.
Money judgment awarded to
Ray Klein Inc. for $1,176.26.
• Collection Bureau Inc.
v. Nicky J. Ballou and Wen-
dy Ballou. Money judgment
awarded to Collection Bu-
reau Inc. for $1,569.94.
• Ray Klein Inc. v. Sher-
yl Grifith. Money judgment
awarded to Ray Klein Inc. for
John Day dispatch worked
138 calls during the week
of May 2-8. Along with the
various trafic warnings,
trespassing, injured animals,
noise complaints and juve-
nile complaints, these calls
• John Day Police:
May 5: Criminal mischief
reported at Depot Park in
Prairie City; theft reported
in John Day; harassment re-
ported at the Canyon Creek
• Grant County Sheriff:
May 3: Hit-and-run re-
ported in John Day.
• John Day ambulance:
May 2: Responded for an
86-year-old man.
May 4: Responded for an
89-year-old man.
May 7: Responded for a
man who fell.
• Monument ambulance:
May 8: Paged for a
75-year-old man.
Pro Saw
Shop and
a Whole
Lot More
Paving the way for
safety at the fairgrounds
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Grant County Treasurer
The third installment of the
2015-2016 property tax is due
Monday, May 16, 2016 by 5 p.m.
Payments may be made at the tax collector’s
office at the Grant County Courthouse in
Canyon City, or the payment may be mailed
and POSTMARKED no later than May 16,
2016. Please remember that delinquent taxes
accrue interest at the rate of 16% per year.
If you have any questions,
please call the Tax Office at
541-575-0107 or
PO Box 185
Canyon City, OR 97820
Blue Mountain Eagle
• 36 years bookkeeping and office management
• 5.5 years County Budget
• Leadership Council for Oregon Community
• Leadership in The Ford Family Foundation
• Leadership to create community unity during
the fires this summer
• Honest, hard working and motivated to help
Grant County
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