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Meet the new fair manager

After making the move to Harney County from Walla Walla, Wash., Jordon Bennett said he’s “ready to get going” in his new position as Harney County Fair manager. Bennett was named the new fair manager at the fair board meeting on Nov. 14, and was to begin work on Monday, Dec. 11. Bennett replaces Rick…

Grocery Outlet is open and ready to serve the community

  The new Grocery Outlet in Hines is open and ready to serve the community, and owners and operators Tyler and Karen Colley said they’re right where they want to be. After growing up in the Medford area, Tyler moved to Portland in 2010 and got a job with a Food 4 Less grocery store….

Burns, Crane grapplers open season at Woodfin-Robinson Tournament

  The Burns and Crane wrestling teams began the 2017-18 season by competing in the Woodfin-Robinson Duals on Friday, Dec. 1, at Burns High School. Baker/Powder Valley took home the team trophy after winning all of their duals. Burns placed second, wining four of five duals. The Mustangs, hampered by injuries, were down to just…

Burns approves transportation fee

Earlier this year, the city of Burns commissioned a survey of the city streets, which determined that nearly 80 percent of them were in poor condition or worse. The report included existing funding and possible revenue resources to improve the streets, but found there is not adequate funding available to maintain all of them. The…

Thanking our veterans

  Harney County School District No. 3 students and staff, community members, and local veterans celebrated Veterans Day 2017 with an assembly at Burns High School on Thursday, Nov. 9. The local American Legion Post No. 63 color guard began the day by leading Hines Middle School students on a march to the high school….

High Desert Biomass Cooperative buys heating system

On Oct. 6, the High Desert Biomass Cooperative (HDBC) signed the papers to buy out the co-op formed several years ago by Wisewood Energy and Harney Community Energy to provide sustainable heating to Harney County School District (HCSD) No. 3, the Harney County Courthouse, and Symmetry Care. The heating system is up and running and…

Burns Vacates portion of North Date Street

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25, the Burns City Council approved a request from Chuck and Carol Lynde to vacate a portion of North Date Street. In their written request to the city, the Lyndes explained that the continuation of North Date Street was plotted a number of years ago, but the property…

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…

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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