Hines passes marijuana business ordinance

After City Administrator Judy Erwin read it in full, and then by title only, the Hines Common Council unanimously agreed to approve Ordinance 317 during the regular meeting on Feb. 13. Ordinance 317 amends sections of Ordinance 295 and Ordinance 314, regarding marijuana business permits and time and manner restrictions for marijuana businesses. During the…

Local health care providers will be offering screenings

Harney District Hospital (HDH), Harney County Health Department, and Burns Dental Group are teaming up to provide several health screening opportunities for the community as part of Harney Health Screening Week taking place March 5-9. Participants will be entered into prize drawings for each screening completed, and the public is encouraged to follow HDH’s Facebook…

Simpson, Epling earn gold medals at state wrestling tournaments

  The Burns Hilanders’ Kyran Simpson brought home the gold medal from the OSAA 3A State Wrestling  Tournament held Feb. 16-17 in Portland. Simpson won three of his four matches by fall on his way to winning the 138-pound weight class. The Hilanders’ Evan Gunderson placed second at 153 pounds, Trace Prosser (182) placed fifth,…

Pedersens selected grand marshals

  In honor of the many volunteers who help make the Harney County Fair, Rodeo, and Race Meet a success, the Fair Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Memorial Building at the fairgrounds. Following a tri-tip dinner, it was announced that Tiny and Sue Pedersen will serve as grand marshals for…

Ceremony held to dedicate highway sign

  On Wednesday, Feb. 7, Harney County dignitaries, residents, and students gathered in front of the courthouse for a ceremony to dedicate the Oregon Medal Of Honor Highway sign that is now located just a few miles east of Burns on Highway 20. The sign is the seventh of 12 signs to be installed  along…

Burns hoops teams close out regular season

  After winning their previous two Eastern Oregon League (EOL) games in relatively easy fashion, the Burns boys basketball team fell short on Thursday, Feb. 8, losing to Nyssa 57-38. Nyssa started fast, getting out to a 12-2 first-quarter lead, and then expanding the lead to 32-9 by halftime. The Bulldogs continued to hold the…

Robert Orville (Bob) Carter 1947-2018

  Robert Orville (Bob) Carter, 70, passed away Jan. 5, at his home in Spokane, Wash. His wife and longtime companion, Karen, was with him at the time of his death. Bob had serious medical issues for the past number of years, and his death was due to a heart attack. Bob was born Dec….

Funeral notice — Randolph “Randy” Wenick

Randolph “Randy” Wenick, 69, passed away Feb. 9, at The Aspens in Hines. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Burns Elks Lodge No. 1680, with burial to follow in the Burns Cemetery. Donations in Randy’s memory may be made to Harney County Hospice. LaFollette’s Chapel is in…

HDH working to prevent spread of flu-like illness

Due to widespread influenza-like illness in Harney County, Harney District Hospital (HDH) has placed temporary restrictions on visitors to protect the health of patients. These restrictions are for visitors only. As always, anyone needing medical care is allowed entry at all times. Anyone entering the hospital to visit a patient must stop at the admitting…

Free income tax preparation offered

Free income tax preparation and assistance is available for taxpayers through the AARP Tax-Aide program. There is no income or age limit for participating in this program; only the complexity of the tax return determines whether a taxpayer may participate. The Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation with training and materials supplied by…

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