Wolves on the move
Lack of attention on minimum wage hike’s effect irks local representative
When the Burns Chamber of Commerce contacted Meadows Outdoor Advertising in The Dalles about purchasing a billboard thanking the many law enforcement officers who worked with Harney County during the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, it got more than it asked for.
The end of a nearly six-week-long standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge played out live on the Internet, with tens of thousands of people listening as supporters encouraged the last armed occupiers to surrender.
Sen. Bill Hansell, R-Athena, is pleased to see a bill upholding a state agency’s decision to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list making headway in the current legislative session.
Six students from Sonrise Academy in The Dalles spent the day in Salem Monday serving legislators as honorary pages.
TD crews will help with repair
‘First day’ postmark and stamp draws collector up Columbia
Last week I filled in for the lone circuit court judge for Grant and Harney counties. Burns is the county seat of Harney County. Previously known for the bird haven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, the area is now also known for the armed occupation of that refuge.
Weaponized drones, campaign finance reform to be considered
BURNS (AP) — A video showing the shooting death of an occupier of an Oregon wildlife refuge appears to show the man reaching into his jacket before he fell into the snow. The FBI said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket.
BURNS (AP) — Federal and state law officers arrested the leaders of an armed group occupying a national wildlife refuge, during a traffic stop along a highway in Oregon's frozen high country that prompted gunfire and left one man dead.
The Celilo Converter Station in The Dalles went back online Thursday, Jan. 21, with the completion of a $370 million modernization of the one-of-a-kind station, according to the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).
Customers at The Dalles Post Office can now request a Columbia Gorge postmark. All that is needed to obtain the free postmark at each of the seven locations is a stamped envelope or card. Post Offices in Bridal Veil, Cascade Locks, Corbett, Hood River, Mosier and Troutdale also have the postmarks available at customers’ request.
Wasco County is sending pairs of deputies to do five-day community policing stints in Harney County, as the militia takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge continues. Chief Deputy Lane Magill and Sgt. Chris McNeel took the first shift, going to Burns, the seat of Harney County, on Monday, Jan. 4 and returning Friday, Jan. 8.