Grant James Center will provide substance use, mental health treatment

Licensed June 12, the Grant James Center (GJC) is preparing to accept clients. Located at 705 Hwy. 20 S. in Hines, the 22-bed residential facility will provide individual and group substance use and mental health therapy for adult males. Craig LaFollette — who is the GJC chief executive officer, owner, and founder — stated that…

Burns mayor discusses possible impact of Rainbow gathering

The Rainbow Family of Living Light is expected to hold their 2017 Gathering in north-central Oregon, and Burns Mayor Jerry Woodfin wants to make sure Harney County residents are aware of the possible impact on the community. At the Burns City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 14, Woodfin said he was gathering information on the…

Preparing for the eclipse: Locals can expect increased traffic, long lines

by H. Paul Gray Harney County Emergency Manager for the Burns Times-Herald Aug. 21 is closing in on our community, and for those who still do not know, we have a total solar eclipse coming. Many are looking toward this eclipse and thinking, “It’s just another eclipse,” but nothing is further from the truth. This will…

Larry Allen Dunn 1934-2017

Lifetime Harney County resident, Larry Allen Dunn, 82, passed away on June 10, with family at his side. His overall health had been gradually failing due to a worsening diabetes condition that he lived with in his later years. Larry was born July 24, 1934, to Sam and Blanche Dunn, and basically spent his entire…

Martha “Bea” Beatrice Keith 1929 — 2017

Martha “Bea” Beatrice Keith, 88, a Prineville resident, passed away on Monday, June 19, at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. Bea was born March 24, 1929 to John Cornelius and Ruby Lee (Spencer) Woolsey in Tuskahoma, Okla. She married Jay T. Keith July 6, 1946 in Fort Smith, Ark. They were married until his…

Harney County Court discusses economic development

  Economic development was a major topic of discussion during the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on June 7. Harney County Judge Pete Runnels said a scope of work for the Harney County Economic Development director position was developed and sent out to the cities of Burns and Hines for comments. Harney County…

Kids Club receives grant for middle school program

Kids Club of Harney County has announced that the organization has been selected by the New York Life Foundation to receive one of 18 “Aim High” grant awards to support its out-of-school program serving disadvantaged youth. Friday Academy will receive a one-year award of $15,000. The Aim High grant awards are part of a national…

Burns DMV to close June 21-30 for repairs

Completing work started in May to meet accessibility standards The Burns DMV office will close from Wednesday, June 21, through Friday, June 30, to complete upgrades to meet federal accessibility standards. The office will reopen Monday, July 3, and like all DMV offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The…

Gary Lee Tiller 1944-2017

Gary Lee Tiller, 73, passed away June 1. Gary was born March 10, 1944, in Burns, to JC and Erma (Hobbs) Tiller, the youngest of four; William (Bill), Leland, and Ardis. Gary attended school in Hines from first to eighth grade, then graduated from Burns Union High School in 1962. He participated in high school…

Robert E. Miller Jr. 1940-2017

Robert E. (Bob) Miller Jr., 77, passed away June 7, after a brave battle with cancer. Born April 21, 1940, in Ashland to Robert E. Miller Sr. and Goldie Miller, Bob grew up as a fourth-generation Jackson/Siskiyou county rancher. His great-grandparents first settled near Willow Creek mountain outside of Montague in Siskiyou County, and Goldie’s…

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