Court receives Home Health and Hospice update

Harney County Home Health and Hospice Director Jodi McLean attended the Oct. 4 regular meeting of the Harney County Court to provide an update. McLean and the court discussed a recent audit that was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). Harney County Judge Pete Runnels explained that this was Home Health…

Hines council discusses marijuana tax, crime, and water rate study

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald On Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., the Hines Common Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at Hines City Hall. The council collectively voiced their disappointment over City Administrator Judy Erwin’s report of the state’s decision to disperse tax money collected from marijuana sales to every city, not just the…

Hilanders trounce Pirates 50-6

  Josh Reagle of Burns returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a score, and the Hilanders never looked back on their way to a 50-6 win over Riverside, Friday, Oct. 13, at Corbett Memorial Field. Burns scored on a 27-yard run by Bryce Goss and a 3-yard run by Reagle on their next two…

Alyssa Josephine Bahe 1994-2016

  Alyssa Josephine Bahe, 21, passed away from a brain aneurysm Nov. 20, 2016, at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, surrounded by family. She was born on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 1994, in Burns to Wes and Vanessa Bahe. Alyssa was an enrolled member of the Burns Paiute Tribe, Wadatika, from the Pa-si-go…

Ernie Gipson 1955 – 2017

  Ernie Gipson, 61, passed away Oct. 6 from complications during a transplant surgery in Portland. Ernie was born Nov. 19, 1955, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Grand Junction, Colo., where he attended Central High School. In Ernie’s earlier years, he competed at a high level…

Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson passed away Oct. 2 after a prolonged battle with congestive heart failure. Ken was born in Rice Lake, Wis., but as a child moved to the Pacific Northwest where he lived for most of his adult life. Ken took on many interests, pursuing life as a foundry molder, a rancher, a horse trainer,…

Joyce M. Wheeler 1938-2017

  Joyce M. Wheeler passed away Oct. 1 at her home in Hines among family and friends. Joyce was born March 1, 1938, at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash. She spent a couple of early grade school years attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Pendleton. At an early age, she moved to Burns where she…

Hugh L. Lytle 1925-2017

Hugh L. Lytle, 92, passed away of natural causes Oct. 2 at his home in Malheur County. Mr. Lytle, a World War II veteran, was buried at the Drewsey Cemetery Oct. 10. Hugh was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Drewsey. His parents were William Henry Lytle and Nellie Elizabeth McMullin. He served in the Navy…

Options for ambulance cost coverage explored

With an expansive territory of more than 10,000 square miles, Harney County is larger than some states. However, less than 8,000 people call the county home. With room to roam, the benefits of the frontier lifestyle are plentiful. However, the vast landscape can be challenging for emergency medical care providers who are tasked with the…

Caponetto to be featured in promotional video

  Jon Caponetto, a 2015 graduate of Burns High School (BHS) and a member of the Burns Paiute Tribe, will be featured in an upcoming promotional video for the University of Oregon. CC Wright, coordinator of Native American recruitment for the university said Caponetto was selected as an example of Native Americans excelling on campus,…

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