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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…

Softball ends regular season with split

  The Burns softball team finished out the regular season by splitting doubleheaders with Enterprise and Nyssa. The Hilanders finished with a 5-5 record in league, and 10-11 overall. On Tuesday, May 9, Burns hosted Enterprise and won the first game 11-5. The Hilanders trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the second, and then…

Hilanders softball logs two league wins

  The Burns softball team opened up league play with a pair of wins over Elgin/Imbler on Friday, April 21, at Burns High School. The Hilanders pounded out 19 hits in the opening 23-5 victory over the Huskies, and then completed the sweep with a 12-10 win. In the first game, Ally Sutcliffe and Fawntana…

Gov. Brown visits Harney County

  Governor Kate Brown was in Harney County Wednesday, April 12, and had the chance to visit with a local rancher, students, residents, business people, the Burns Paiute Tribe, local officials, hospital personnel, and others during the day. One of the governor’s stops was the Harney County Positive Youth Initiative meeting at the Community Center….

Burns continues spring cleaning

  With the spring weather upon us, the city of Burns is continuing its effort to get residents to clean up their properties. The city will have several dumpsters placed around town May 12-14 to encourage property clean up. The dumpsters are for tree limbs, brush, and yard debris. C&B Sanitary will have the dump…

Russell celebrates her 100th birthday today!

  On April 5, 1917, the United States was preparing to declare war on Germany and enter into the fray known as World War I. On that same day on a small farm in Fort Benton, Mont., a baby girl was born, the second of seven children. That child would grow up to be known…

Lady Hilanders win three at tourney

The Burns softball team  took part in the Riverside Round Robin Tournament March 28-29, and came away with a 3-1 record in their four games. Trailing 6-5 in the seventh inning of their opening game against Knappa, the Hilanders scored a run in their half of the inning to tie the game and then pushed…

Burns council voices concern over flooding

As the spring runoff continues, so do concerns about flooding in some areas of the county. At the Burns City Council meeting on Wednesday, March 22, Public Works Director Pedro Zabala told the council pumps have been in place for 10 days, pumping water from the field at the end of North Broadway into the…

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