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Rep. Bentz urges citizens to speak up

ONTARIO — State Representative Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) is urging Grant County residents to voice their concerns about the proposed closure of the Grant County Farm Service Agency Grant County office. In a letter to constituents, Bentz said that keeping the office open is urgently needed for residents to continue accessing...
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OSBA’s priorities urgent in legislative session

SALEM — The Oregon School Boards Association has called on its membership to advocate for a list of legislative priorities during the upcoming legislative session, and has endorsed Governor John Kitzhaber’s call for enacting “education achievement compacts” with local school districts, the association president said...
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Oregon artists benefit from Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Arts C...

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation, in the second year of a partnership to provide funding for the acquisition of seminal works by Oregon visual artists, announce the March 30, 2012 deadline for applications for Art Acquisition grants. Part of the foundation’s Visual Arts Program, the...
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Reward increased for killing of bighorn sheep ram

BAKER CITY — The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is continuing to ask for the public’s help to identify the suspect(s) responsible related to an investigation into the illegal killing and waste of a bighorn sheep ram in Baker County during late December 2011. With help of several organizations, the...
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Missing Skier Found Alive And Healthy Near Spout Springs

A 59-year old Milton-Freewater man spent an uncomfortable night on the mountain near Spout Springs before being rescued by searchers shortly after noon Tuesday. Kent Bigler had gone to the ski resort for a day of downhill skiing, but got turned around and went off the back side of the mountain. His wife reported him missing tot he Union...
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FBI asks for help identifying unknown female

PORTLAND — The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown female who may be a witness to a crime. She is described as: White female Age: Unknown Hair: Reddish brown Eyes: Blue/green Height: 5’5″ (approximately) Weight: 140 pounds (approximately) Due to the sensitive nature of this...
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Recently in Baker County Rep. Bentz urges citizens to speak up
Rep. Bentz urges citizens to speak up ONTARIO — State Representative Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) is urging Grant County residents to voice their concerns about the proposed closure of the Grant County Farm Service Agency Grant County office. In a letter to constituents, Bentz said that keeping the office open is urgently needed for residents...
Recently in Union County Gangloff Park Wayside comes to life
Gangloff Park Wayside comes to life LA GRANDE — The design of the proposed Gangloff Park wayside shelter draws its inspiration from shelters used by the settlers of the Grande Ronde valley. It was common for those early folk to construct lean-to sheds both free-standing and in conjunction with barns and other structures to provide...
Recently in Wallowa County Christmas tree permits available locally
Christmas tree permits available locally BAKER CITY — Permits to cut a Christmas tree on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are available for sale at local Forest Service offices and several commercial outlets. Permits cost $5 each and are valid for the cutting of one tree up to 20 feet tall on National Forest land. The permit does not...
Recently in Northwest OSBA’s priorities urgent in legislative session
OSBA’s priorities urgent in legislative session SALEM — The Oregon School Boards Association has called on its membership to advocate for a list of legislative priorities during the upcoming legislative session, and has endorsed Governor John Kitzhaber’s call for enacting “education achievement compacts” with local school districts,...