Category Archives: Blue Mountain Eagle

ODFW Access and Habitat Program Board seeks member

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently accepting applications for two positions on the statewide board for the Access and Habitat Program. Apply by Oct. 9 using the Board Application document on the Access and Habitat Get Involved website to be considered. Source: ODFW Access and Habitat Program Board seeks members – Local News […]
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New drug laws draw mixed views

Small-scale possession now a misdemeanor for first-time offenders. Small-scale drug possession is now a misdemeanor in Oregon, but jail sentences could actually be longer. While some believe House Bill 2355 will help people who are addicted to drugs by promoting treatment rather than jail time, Grant County District Attorney Jim Carpenter said the changes might […]
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Overhydrated: Dayville residents complain of saturated properties

The reason for the subsurface water is unknown. Despite the hot, dry summer, some Dayville residents are experiencing highly saturated properties. Mildew, mold and flooding have damaged Dayville resident Rich Boren’s property, as well as his neighbors. Boren said the water stems from two different sources. The first is the flood irrigation of property above […]
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Oregon launches new safe-driving competition app

Who are Oregon’s safest drivers? That’s what a new campaign created by AAA Oregon/Idaho, ODOT and the Oregon State Police seeks to discover. DriveHealthy’s aim is to help reduce the incidence of distracted driving in Oregon by introducing friendly competition. People can register at DriveHealthy.org and compete alone or in groups. People can download a […]
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Public input sought on HB 2017 transportation projects

The Oregon Department of Transportation has proposed adding 123 projects funded by HB 2017, the transportation investment package passed by the 2017 Legislature, to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, also known as the 2018-21 STIP. Source: Public input sought on HB 2017 transportation projects – Local News –

New Kid Governor program promotes civics in fifth-graders

Kid Governor is a statewide, in-school civics program designed by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, according to a press release from Richardson’s office. The Network has been working with the office of Oregon’s Secretary of State to adapt the program for Oregon elementary schools. This program is slated to become a nationwide program in the […]
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John Day receives planning grant 

Award amounts are expected to range between $100,000 and $250,000. The city of John Day was one of 12 communities in Oregon to receive a Transportation and Growth Management Program grant. The Transportation and Growth Management Program, a 24-year partnership between the Department of Land Conservation and Development and the Oregon Department of Transportation, awards […]
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New agriculture director looks to next generation

Taylor has extensive knowledge at the federal level. The newly appointed director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture visited Grant County recently as part of a tour of all 36 Oregon counties. Alexis Taylor was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown in December and came on the job at the end of January. So far, the […]
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Transportation package provides extra funding locally

Brown celebrates bill with tour. Gov. Kate Brown toured the state last week to celebrate signing into law a $5.3 billion transportation funding package. Local leaders said, while the package is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to address failing infrastructure. Oregon’s 38th governor stopped in Ontario, Bend, Medford, Eugene […]
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Learning from the past: Chinese experts examine Kam Wah Chung collection

Museum “centerpiece” of national trip. Experts in traditional Chinese medicine came all the way to America to view Ing Hay and Lung On’s stock of traditional remedies and records dating back to the 1870s. Half a dozen professors from other countries and a Ph.D. student toured the Kam Wah Chung Museum in John Day. Professor […]
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