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Although Matt was born in Ontario, Oregon, in November 1950, his family lived in Harney County. He began school in Frenchglen and attended grade schools in Ontario and Payette, Idaho, completing high school in 1969 in Burns. During school he enjoyed playing basketball, football and field sports.
Harney County: No New Sales Confirmed. IDAHO HAY. (USDA Market News). April 20. This week FOB Last week Last year. 950 325 700. Compared to April 13: Alfalfa feeder hay firm in a light test. No new contracts for new crop reported this week. Trade slow with good demand. Most interests are waiting ...

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative celebrated its 30th annual Meeting of the Membership April 14 at the Harney County Fairgrounds in Burns. OTEC Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Les Penning said the cooperative is very proud of its history. “(Thirty years) is a big deal. That's a lot of years ...
Arrest: Lisa Renee Little, 52, unknown address, was arrested by the Harney County Sheriff's Office on a Union County warrant on a charge of failure to appear. Arrest: Olle Leroi Starnes, 47, unknown address, was arrested on a Grant County parole warrant on a charge of parole violation. Arrest: William ...
Harney County Dispatch got a 9-1-1 call about 6 a.m. Tuesday from an employee at Barebones along Highway 20. She told police that a man came into the store carrying a gun, struck her in her head, and took cash and other items before running away. The woman suffered some minor injuries but did not go to the hospital.
A man accused of holding up a store in Hines and striking an employee was arrested Tuesday. At about 6 a.m. April 3, Harney County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery that occurred at the Bare Bones Store in Hines and that the suspect had fled the scene, according to a press ...

HINES, Ore. - Oregon State Police arrested 28-year-old Hines man on burglary, robbery, assault and other charges after a holdup early Tuesday morning of the Bare Bones Store in Hines, troopers said. Harney County dispatchers got a 911 call shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday of the armed robbery at the store, ...
That home prices in Portland are sky high should come as a surprise to no one. The city has been dealing with an affordability crisis for years and, despite the fact that the rise in home prices has slowed, Portland still ranks in the top 20 cities for escalating home prices. But what about the rest of the state?
During the Malheur standoff, O'Hagan was one of many activists who traveled to Harney County, Ore. to support the refuge occupiers. In January 2016, The Guardian, one of Britain's most respected newspapers, quoted him in an article about the impact of the standoff on Harney County residents.
Someday, these big deer will pop out in the wetlands of Harney County, Ore., and along the John Day River. I am speaking of a real Bullwinkle, or moose. Moose arrived in the mid-1990s, and not far behind them came their primary predator, the gray wolf. A mature moose is a huge mammal with dinner ...
Britton has been meeting with Commissioner Owens from Harney County and they are putting a letter together for Eastern Oregon Counties to sign and send to the Forest Service regarding grazing allotments. MINUTES. MSP: Hamsher/Myers -- to approve the February 14th minutes as amended. PUBLIC ...
Outside of the MYHP, hunter education is mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 that intends to hunt anywhere other than on family land. In Harney County, the next opportunity for kids to take hunter education is March 12. In Crook County, classes start April 3. In Deschutes County, the next classes start ...
Ryan Payne (right) leaves a gathering of local residents at the entrance to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters with Ammon Bundy (center) and LaVoy Finicum on Jan. 7, 2016. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard, 2016) ...
An engineer from Day Wireless made a site assessment and concluded that contracting with Frontier Regional 911 in Condon or forming a joint center with Harney County were technically viable options, Green said. Harney County was still interested in discussing a joint center with Grant County, Green ...
Harney County was already in talks with the Forest Service about creating a joint center, which would need new equipment and a new location, he said. The 911 Task Force created a cost model that would charge $10 per call for local user agencies and $25 per call for ambulance. The balance of the 911 ...
"My apology first to those whose lives were disrupted by my actions,'' Payne said, adding that he recognized the emotional distress he caused to federal employees who worked at the federal refuge and the residents of Harney County. "I would like to apologize generally to the American people,'' Payne ...
Payne repeatedly tried to persuade Harney County ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond not to surrender in January 2016 to complete five-year prison sentences for setting fire to public land. He also pressured Sheriff Dave Ward to intervene to prevent the Hammonds' return to prison, prosecutors say.

But O'Dea didn't correct his account with the Harney County sheriff's office. Instead, the sheriff's office learned three weeks later from Dempsey that O'Dea had admitted to shooting him and apologized, according to Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and investigations by the Oregon Department of Justice ...
A meeting will be held at the Harney County Senior Center two days later. Comments on the plan will be accepted through March 23. The draft plan and comment form are available at the Malheur National Forest website. For information, Teresa Dixon can be contacted at teresaldixon@fs.fed.us.
Ashton derided a report by a Harney County sheriff's deputy, who wrote that O'Dea and his camping friends had a strong odor of alcohol on their breaths and that O'Dea appeared nervous with glassy, bloodshot eyes, shaking and quickly drinking a bottle of water as he talked. The lawyer played a grainy ...
2, 2016, to protest the return to prison of two Harney County ranchers convicted of setting fire to public land. Patrick also was present at a Dec. 29, 2015, meeting where Bundy announced his plan to stage an armed takeover of the refuge and was among the first to arrive at the refuge on Jan. 2, 2016 ...
Seattle Times: Army to pay $4 million to families of Marysville man, girlfriend slain by 'FEAR' militiamen. CNN: White nationalist Richard Spencer can't get a lawyer, but he wants Charlottesville suit tossed. Oregonian: Passengers in Finicum's truck file separate civil lawsuit against FBI, Harney County sheriff.
The family, who ranch in Harney County, Oregon, has not been able to use their grazing allotment for nearly four years. Many in the community including Erin Maupin and Travis Williams wonder why. No fences or other property were damaged in the fires and a range conservationist testified under oath that ...
The passengers riding in the truck of Oregon refuge occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum on Jan. 26, 2016, have filed their own civil rights lawsuit against the FBI, Harney County sheriff and others, including a federal informant. It's the second civil suit stemming from the day when FBI and police ...
They're interrelated, he said, noting that Grant County and Harney County have been No. 1 or No. 2 in unemployment among Oregon counties for 35 to 40 years. “Now they have the highest suicide and child abuse rates,” he said. “Those are my issues because I care. I've done well here, and I want to give ...
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2016 file photo shows, Billy Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, speaks at the Harney County Community Center in Burns, Ore. Williams is holding a marijuana summit to address what he calls a "massive" marijuana surplus in the state. He announced the Friday, ...
Seattle Times: Army to pay $4 million to families of Marysville man, girlfriend slain by 'FEAR' militiamen. CNN: White nationalist Richard Spencer can't get a lawyer, but he wants Charlottesville suit tossed. Oregonian: Passengers in Finicum's truck file separate civil lawsuit against FBI, Harney County sheriff.
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2016 file photo shows, Billy Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, speaks at the Harney County Community Center in Burns, Ore. Williams is holding a marijuana summit to address what he calls a "massive" marijuana surplus in the state. He announced the Friday,.
Some plan or take part in protests against government agencies and institutions, like the ones organized by the Bundys in Bunkerville, Nevada, and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon. Others have resorted to violence, including acts of domestic terrorism when they felt their freedoms ...
PORTLAND, Ore. - Several Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Harney County Sheriff's Office and the FBI. Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne, Victoria Sharp and Ryan Bundy are the plaintiffs, who filed an 18-page lawsuit at the U.S. District Court in Portland ...
The judge also described Payne's leadership role in organizing militia during the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation and his inflammatory statements about working to prevent two Harney County ranchers from surrendering to serve out federal prison sentences. In addition, she noted his ...
Harry Reid, D-Nevada, Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward, Harney County commissioner Steven Grasty, the Center for Biological Diversity and multiple unnamed officers. "These defendants were mentally predisposed and committed to using excessive lethal force, to solve a political dispute,'' the complaint ...
Over the five-year period, Morrow County saw the largest percentage of population growth, the report states. Population estimates for 2017 in the other seven counties are as follows, Umatilla, 80,500; Union County, 26,900; Baker County, 16,750; Morrow County,11,890; Grant County, 7,415; Harney County, ...
Harney County, Oregon ranchers Dwight, 76, and Stephen Hammond, 48, who had a history of conflict with the BLM and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge personnel, were convicted of arson. They testified that they had set a “backfire” in order to protect their grazing land. Initially they were convicted and also ...
Thomas Downs, who owns a small restaurant and gas station in Harney County in southeast Oregon, testified during a committee hearing last year that the bill would allow him to focus on other services his business provides. He said his is the only reliable source of fuel within 85 miles, meaning his staff ...
Looking on, from left, are Ontario Mayor Ron Verini, Malheur County Economic Development Director Greg Smith (behind Verini), Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton; Harney County Commissioner Mark Owen; Baker County Commissioner Bill Harvey, Malheur County Commissioner Larry Wilson; ...
Yet in the court case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — whose 2014 ranching protests helped inspire the 2016 armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County — federal agents and prosecutors veered off that high road and onto the low road. Because the government ...
The U.S. Justice Department's heavy-handed pursuit of two Harney County ranchers — Dwight Hammond Jr. and son Steven Hammond — led to excessive prison sentences in their arson case. In response, Ammon Bundy and his fellow anti-government sympathizers descended on the community of Burns ...
The Oregon average was a property tax of $1,903 and a fuel tax of $331. According to the study, Harney County had the lowest tax burden of Oregon's 36 counties while Wheeler County was #2 and Klamath County was #3. Lake, Gilliam, Malheur and Sherman counties rounded out the top seven.
PENDLETON, Ore. — Gabrielle Johnson of Harney County Farm Bureau was honored with the 2017 Outstanding County Farm Bureau Secretary Award on Dec. 7 during the 85th Oregon Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Pendleton. The award was presented by Harney County Farm Bureau President Rusty ...
Rigel Leith, 19, Rio Thomas, 18, and Porter Bickelhaupt, 17, all of Pocatello, were critically injured when the 1999 Mercury Mountaineer they were in traveled into oncoming traffic and collided with a vehicle head-on. Harney County Sheriff's Office. Harney County H-20 Crash (bottom of car). Rigel Leith, 19 ...
BURNS, Ore. (KOIN) – A 53-year-old woman is charged with murder in connection with a man's death in Harney County earlier this fall. Shelly Hubeek was identified as a person of interest by Oregon State Police after detectives found the body of 59-year-old Albert Deiter on Oct. 17 at a home along West ...
The suit against federal, state and local governments, government agents and others was filed in U.S. District Court two years after Finicum was shot and killed by officers while traveling from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County to a community meeting in John Day. FBI agents and ...
The passengers riding in the truck of Oregon refuge occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum on Jan. 26, 2016, have filed their own civil rights lawsuit against the FBI, Harney County sheriff and others, including a federal informant. It's the second civil suit stemming from the day when FBI and police ...
Zweygardt said she learned from a friend's grandmother, who was diagnosed with cancer, of a program in Harney County that distributes fuel cards to cancer patients. “Living in this rural area, we don't have access to a facility for them to be treated,” Zweygardt said. “This often leaves them with long travel ...
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family essentially won their fight against the federal government this week — at least for now. The Bundys came out of two federal trials as free men. They had faced conspiracy, weapons and other charges after the 2014 armed standoff in Bunkerville, Nevada, and the ...
Bundy was reflective and steadfast in defending both armed standoffs he was a part of and led - the high-profile one in Nevada in 2014 and the armed militant occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon in early 2016. In both cases, the ranchers and militia leader, Ryan ...
Pena agreed and Harney County Commissioner Mark Owens was appointed for the job. Nash attended meetings elsewhere as well as a number of follow-up meetings with the head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, which oversees the USFS and also representatives of the ...
Britton also spoke with Mark Owens (Harney County Commissioner) who along with Todd Nash (Wallowa County Commissioner) will be representing Eastern Oregon counties in Washington, D.C., regarding the Forest Plan Revision. Judge Myers attended the Carrie Young Memorial Auction on December ...
Harney County was alone in seeing an increase in unemployment over the years of 0.5 percent, according to the report. “Over the month, unemployment rates ticked up or remained little changes in eastern Oregon,” Rich said in his report. The decline in jobs came mainly in seasonal hospitality and leisure ...


 

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