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Jack 'n' Jenny tournament draws 24 teams to John Day golf course  Blue Mountain Eagle

The annual Jack 'n' Jenny Couples Tournament held June 15-16 drew 24 two-player teams for a weekend of fun at the John Day Golf Club.

PROGRESS: The People Mover expands with free routes  Blue Mountain Eagle

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 ...

Grant County Junior Golf accepting registrations | Sports  Blue Mountain Eagle

Grant Union High School head golf coach Ron Lundbom invites boys and girls ages 8-18 to sign up for Grant County Junior Golf.

Canyon City, Grant Union deal with flood impacts  Blue Mountain Eagle

Ground zero for flooding concerns in Grant County April 8-9 was Canyon City and Grant Union Junior-Senior High School.

Flood risk: Canyon Creek touching Inland Street bridge  Blue Mountain Eagle

Runoff from mountain snowpack combined with significant rainfall in past weeks has contributed to high creek and river levels, posing flood risks to some areas ...

Grant Union freshman qualifies for National High School Finals Rodeo  Blue Mountain Eagle

Grant Union freshman Sam McCracken has qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming after placing second in cutting at the state ...

Grant Union holds all-class reunion | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

Alumni from an array of eras shared memories as they attended an all-class reunion at Grant Union High School on Sept. 23.

Flood danger: Bridges, roads close in Grant County  Blue Mountain Eagle

Runoff from mountain snowpack combined with significant rainfall in past weeks has contributed to high creek and river levels, posing flood risks to many areas ...

Grant Union drama club personalities shine | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

The Grant Union Drama Club kept their audience chuckling with a double feature April 10 on stage at the school in John Day.

School discipline policies questioned | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Questions about suspension and expulsion policies were raised at the March 21 meeting of the Grant School District 3 Board of Directors, with claims that ...

Grant Union baseball player, coach participate in All-Star series  Blue Mountain Eagle

Jacob Vaughan, a recent Grant Union High School graduate, competed in the Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, Oregon 1A/2A/3A All-Stars Series held at Linfield ...

Former Grant Union student receives Moda Health scholarship  Blue Mountain Eagle

Multi-sport athlete Kellen Shelley is one of two Oregon high school athletes receiving a $1000 Moda Health Scholarship for 2017-18.

Dennis Reynolds leaves behind giant legacy | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Grant County and the state of Oregon lost a civic leader who left a tremendous legacy that his family, friends and the community can be proud of. Dennis ...

Grant Union posts stellar sports year | Sports  Blue Mountain Eagle

Grant Union High School's 2017-18 varsity sports players and fans will have plenty of glory days to look back on in the years ahead.

Andrea Comer receives art scholarship | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

Grant Union High School senior Andrea Comer was awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Grant County Art Association.

Brockway constructs new sign for Grant County Historical Museum  Blue Mountain Eagle

Sydney Brockway, a 2019 Grant Union High School graduate, constructed a new sign for the Grant County Historical Museum in Canyon City for her senior ...

Stinnett on the beat in John Day | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Officer Sam Stinnett, who was hired on at the John Day Police Department in July 2018, completed 16 weeks of intensive training at the Oregon Department of ...

Sen. Merkley faces tough questions at town hall meeting  Blue Mountain Eagle

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley faced questions about impeachment, gun rights and abortion right off the bat during a town hall meeting at the Madden Brothers ...

Elks award scholarships to Pfefferkorn and Moore | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

The John Day Elks Lodge 1824 has been awarding $3000 in scholarships to Grant County graduating seniors for several decades.

What's Happening | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

The deadline for What's Happening items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle, 541-575-0710, or email For meetings this week, see our list in ...

Carpenter graduates from police academy in Salem | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Officer Zachary D. Carpenter received his police officer certification Jan. 25 at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards Training in Salem.

Elliott wins Gold Rush Run | Sports  Blue Mountain Eagle

Recent Grant Union High School graduate Tanner Elliott finished in first place at Saturday's Gold Rush Run 5K in Canyon City, clocking in at 20 minutes.

Four vie for three council seats in John Day  Blue Mountain Eagle

Three of the four candidates vying this year for three four-year positions on the John Day City Council are incumbents, while the challenger is a former mayor.

LeQuieu receives $500 scholarship | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

The Mt. Vernon High School Memorial Scholarship Fund recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Mt. Vernon resident Grant LeQuieu, a 2019 graduate of Grant ...

Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wonka | Obituaries  Ontario Argus Observer

Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wonka. Oct. 24, 1957 - Feb. 12, 2019. ONTARIO. Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wonka, 61, of Ontario, Oregon passed away peacefully in her ...

Graduating without middle school | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

The first graduating class at Grant Union not to attend Mt. Vernon Middle School recently turned their tassles.

Nixyaawii senior selected to provide questions for gubernatorial debate  East Oregonian

On Oct. 2, Dazon Sigo will have a rare opportunity to gain exclusive audience with the top candidates for Oregon governor.

Kate Page competes in timbersports overseas | Sports  Blue Mountain Eagle

Kate Page competed April 12-23 in the woodchopping and sawing competition at the Sydney Easter Royal Show in Australia.

Election 2018: Five vie for county commissioner | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Editor's note: This link contains all five articles about each of the candidates for Grant County commissioner in alphabetical order. Links to the individual articles ...

Bull rider Dustin Elliott to be honored by his alma mater  Blue Mountain Eagle

Dustin Elliott, a 1999 graduate of Grant Union High School, will be inducted into the Chadron State College Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

Putting the 'grand' in grand marshals | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

JOHN DAY – Meet the grand marshals – but chances are, you already know them.

World traveler | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Carl Lino has visited all 50 states and all seven continents. Despite having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, that has caused him to cancel two ...

Out of the Past | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

C. of C. entertains football champions with turkey banquet.

Love, perseverance and creative grit - Arts & Culture - Arts&Culture - April 4, 2019  Sacramento News & Review

By Erika Mailman. Auburn writer Christian Kiefer finds the spiritual space to juggle writing, family and community. Published on April 4, 2019 as Arts & Culture in ...

County extension expands into new offices | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

From supporting 4-H kids and county fairs to advising farmers and ranchers, the Oregon State University Extension *Service* offers a wide variety of programs and ...

Chadron State national bull riding champs to be inducted into school's Athletic Hall of Fame  Tri-State Livestock News

Will Farrell and Dustin Elliott, both national bull riding champions, will be among the eight former Chadron State College athletes inducted into the school's ...

FFA collects canned goods for local food bank  Blue Mountain Eagle

Grant Union High School's FFA chapter members collected 200 pounds of canned goods for the Grant County Food Bank in John Day.

House to Home: Making your space truly yours  Blue Mountain Eagle

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.

Remembering the fallen | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

For many Americans, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died in war. But it's also a time to honor those who served and have passed on even.

Bandon has two new police officers | Bandon News |  Coos Bay World

BANDON - Two new officers have joined the Bandon Police Department, bringing the department once again to a fully staffed force of six.

Idaho woman dies in wreck | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

A 27-year-old woman from Post Falls, Idaho, died Saturday when her pickup slid off Highway 395 near Ritter Junction in the early evening.

School district narrows assistant superintendent search to three  Tillamook Headlight-Herald

Nearly two decades after his one-year agreement to be superintendent of Tillamook School District 9, Randy Schild plans for retirement at the end of the ...

Automotive class gets under the hood | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

A bright orange sign in the Grant Union Junior-Senior High School shop classroom reads “Putting America Back To Work.” Eleven students in Jason Miller's ...

Science Fair: theories of everything! | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

The next generation of scientists at Grant Union High School tackled important issues affecting the community for their science fair last week.

Mt. Vernon cowboy ropes in win at NPRA Rodeo  Blue Mountain Eagle

Northwest cowboys and cowgirls competed at the Sept. 9-10 Grant County Rodeo, one of the last NPRA rodeos of the regular season.

Berry earns doctorate at Boise State | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

Lisa Janine (Lino) Berry earned a doctorate in educational technology on Thursday, May 8, from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Her thesis was “Using ...

Rain, melting snowpack trigger flooding in parts of eastern Oregon

JOHN DAY -- Volunteers struggled to keep high water out of eastern Oregon homes, businesses and schools in several counties Monday after weekend rains ...

The Rank and File Women of the Black Panther Party and Their Powerful Influence

It's a striking photograph: six young black women with a spectrum of complexions, faces paused in mid-exclamation, fists raised in simultaneous solidarity at a ...

Sheriff Glenn Palmer makes his own rules in Grant County

The sheriff's office in rural Grant County consists of the sheriff, an undersheriff, two deputies and a small cadre of jail staff. Then there's the army of volunteers.

Knowles gains Hall of Fame status | Sports  Blue Mountain Eagle

MT. VERNON – Trevor Knowles, a Mt. Vernon rodeo cowboy with world acclaim, can chalk up another success – this time in the wrestling world.

Cops & Courts | News  Blue Mountain Eagle

Arrests and citations in the Blue Mountain Eagle are taken from the logs of law enforcement agencies. Every effort is made to report the court disposition of arrest ...

Teen arrested in killing of J.J. Clavo faces arraignment as an adult  Sacramento Bee

Sacramento police announced the arrest Thursday of a 16-year-old in the shooting death of a popular Grant Union High School football player in November, ...

Leadership needed for Oregon | Editorials  Daily Astorian

Oregon unemployment rates are at historic lows and the state revenue forecast at historic highs. The state's incumbent governor should be riding a wave of ...

Business Beat There's a new barber in town  Blue Mountain Eagle

JOHN DAY – Got a shaggy beard or 'stache that needs some attention?

Obituaries for April 25, 2018  Baker City Herald

Lois Bronson Ironside, 1938-2018 Lois Marie (Affeld) Bronson, 79, of Ironside, died April 14, 2018, at Huntington. A memorial will be held at a later date by the ...

Watch: KGW's ‘Students Demand Action’ Town Hall

Students with varying perspectives on gun control and school safety joined KGW's panel.

Dr. Mosier is in | Life  Blue Mountain Eagle

Life is making a full circle for Dr. Lincoln Mosier, a third-year osteopathic medical student, who returned to his hometown John Day for a family practice rotation at ...

Weeks after Canyon Creek Complex fire, many weighing whether it's worth it to rebuild

The Canyon Creek Complex fire charred more than 172 square miles, or more than 110000 acres, destroying 43 homes.

Pizazz dances to the top  Daily Astorian

PORTLAND — Astoria High School's Pizazz dance team swept the OSAA state dance/drill team competition in the 4A/3A/2A/1A Small division Saturday at the ...

GU alum's daughter to play in college softball world series  Blue Mountain Eagle

UCLA freshman Paige Halstead, the daughter of Mari (Thompson) Halstead, will compete in the Women's College World Series on Thursday, June 2.

Big-time ballgame  The Union of Grass Valley

It's been big before.But this big?The Nevada Union and Grant football programs have long been perennial powers in the Sac-Joaquin Section. They butted ...

Former Oregon State outfielder Aaron Mathews patiently awaits major league opportunity

Mathews is batting .332 with increased power numbers but has no indication if and when he could be called up to the Toronto Blue Jays.

In Burns, ‘business as usual’ for top teams  Bend Bulletin

BURNS — For the first time all night, Trace Tiller was in a rhythm. With a swagger, he trotted the ball across midcourt before a quick stutter-step sprung him free ...

Former ARC RB Booker drafted to Super Bowl Champion Broncos  American River Current

Former American River College running back Devontae Booker was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 136th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 NFL ...

College Football 2012: 40 Best High Schools to Recruit From  Bleacher Report

High school football is a huge deal around many various parts of the country. Some schools have facilities and stadiums that look like Division I campuses.

Ken Ackerman, quintessential Bay Area radio announcer, dies  SFGate

Ken Ackerman, whose classic, stentorian radio announcer's voice graced Bay Area airwaves for more than five decades, has died. He was 95 and died at his ...

Top 10 College Football Recruiting Pipelines in the Country  Bleacher Report

It's one thing to know where the hotbeds are in recruiting. You know, the states and specific areas within them that produce good talent. Many colleges recruit the ...

Devontae Booker’s battles with adversity paved his unusual path to the Broncos  The Denver Post

On the field, it's all business. Booker sticks to himself and only speaks when he's spoken to. He wins teammates and coaches over with his work ethic.

Who killed little Mona? A heartbroken Oregon mom fears she'll never know justice

oyce Lane buried. her little girl in Gresham's Forest Lawn Cemetery almost 48 years ago. Mona, a 6-year-old with curly blond hair, was placed in her casket in ...

Farm life builds Liberty Charter's Hallie Ashton into standout player  Idaho Press-Tribune

NAMPA — Growing up and living on a farm has given Liberty Charter girls basketball player Hallie Ashton a unique set of skills.

MLB local ties: Cleveland outfielder Trevor Crowe back in the show; Tyler Graham on hot streak in PCL; Jacoby Ellsbury and Joey Wong return to action

Weekly review of professional baseball players with connections to Oregon and Southwest Washington.

This Sunday in PARADE  Parade Magazine

PARADE, Feb. 6: Meet the 2011 PARADE All-America High School Football Team For 48 years and running, PARADE has picked the top high school football ...

Two face off for Prineville mayor  Bend Bulletin

The Prineville City Council race on the Nov. 8 ballot features two incumbents and one newcomer running unopposed for three open seats, but voters get a ...

Photo Gallery: Hillary Clinton rallies in Sacramento  American River Current

Democratic presidential candidate and frontrunner Hillary Clinton hosted a rally at Sacramento City College on Sunday, campaigning hard in the state to make ...

Teacher punched in the head while trying to break up vicious classroom fight  Irish Mirror

The teacher tried to break up the fight between two girls but ended up getting caught in the middle.

Gil Brandt  NFL News

Gil Brandt, the vice president of player personnel for the Cowboys from 1960 to 1989, helped Dallas grow into one of the most powerful and popular sports ...

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