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Grocery Outlet coming to Hines

A Grocery Outlet store will be opening in Hines this fall, offering shoppers an opportunity to purchase groceries at discounted prices. Dickerhoof Properties purchased a two-acre parcel next to Rite Aid in the Steens Mountain Plaza on Highway 20, and construction on the new building began in mid-July. Matt Dickerhoof, co-owner of Dickerhoof Properties and…

Carp Derby at MNWR draws a good crowd

Fifty-four participants tried their luck in this year’s Carp Derby held Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR). There were 34 carp caught, weighing a total of 213.5 pounds. The biggest fish caught was a 10-pounder. Winners of the “Most Fish Caught” contest were as follows: Ages 3-9 — Owen Kaino and…

Burns Council considers city streets, donates to BHS athletic fields

With the goal of improving city streets, the city of Burns hired H.A. McCoy Engineering and Surveying of Redmond to evaluate the streets and make a recommendation for improvements. On Wednesday, July 26, Hayes McCoy attended the Burns City Council meeting to present his report. He acknowledged that street maintenance is a challenging issue for…

Tumbleweed Cannabis Co. opening for business in Hines

For Julie Beitzel, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are personal. Beitzel, co-owner and manager of Tumbleweed Cannabis Co. on Highway 20 in Hines, said she was injured several years ago when her vehicle was struck from behind by another. Traditional prescription medicines weren’t helping to alleviate the pain, so she decided to try medical marijuana,…

Merkley holds town hall in Burns

Healthcare for Americans was the main topic of discussion at a town hall meeting held by Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday, July 9, at the Harney County Community Center. Merkley opened by stating he was the only member of the Oregon delegation serving on the Congressional Appropriations Committee (or spending committee), and he has…

Burns council discusses economic development, flooding

At the Burns City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 28, Burns Mayor Jerry Woodfin gave a brief overview of the “hot topics” being discussed at the economic development meetings being held recently at the Harney County Courthouse. Woodfin said the first meeting was about small business and some of the ideas from those that attended…

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…

High school rodeo held in Burns

  The Harney County High School Rodeo Team  hosted a two-day rodeo at the Harney County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21. Members of the Harney County team from Burns High School are Lindsey Taylor, Zane Taylor, Brady White, and Tea Recanzone; those from Crane Union High School are Cashe Davis, TC Hammack, Alex…

Hilander softball earns spot in state tournament

The Burns softball team defeated Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa and Grant Union in the Special District 2 playoffs before losing to Vale in the finals, earning them a spot in the OSAA 3A Softball State Championship tournament. The Hilanders, seeded 14th in the 16-team bracket, will play at Dayton, the No. 3 seed, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May…

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