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Election Results

Unofficial results of the Harney County Special Election held Tuesday, May 16, are as follows:   Harney District Hospital Director, Position 1 — Shana Withee 961 votes (97.76 percent); Write-in 22 votes (2.24 percent). Director, Position 2 — Daniel Brown 872 votes (99.20 percent); Write-in 7 votes (0.80 percent). Director, Position 3 — Rhonda Karges…

American Legion and Chamber to host Memorial Day March

Memorial Day is a day to remember all those who have laid down their life for all of us. Please join the American Legion Post No. 63 and the Harney County Chamber of Commerce in a Memorial Day March. Walk in memory of someone you know who has fallen in the line of duty. Meet…

Hines council considers security cameras

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. The council discussed implementing security cameras in Hines Park to deter vandalism to the bathrooms. They also further discussed citizens residing within commercially-zoned buildings. ••• City Administrator Judy Erwin reported on  a meeting…

DMV closed several days for repairs

The Burns DMV office will close for two weeks in May and nearly as long in June for upgrades to meet federal accessibility standards. The first closure will be Monday, May 15, through Monday, May 29, with the office reopening on Tuesday, May 30. All DMV offices will be closed Monday, May 29, for the…

Court, Senior Center discuss vision for rental housing

Harney County Senior and Community Services Center Executive Director Angela Lamborn attended the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on May 3 to discuss a request to donate county property to the Senior Center. Harney County Judge Pete Runnels explained that the county acquired the property, which is located on East Monroe Street, through…

Campground hosts needed in the BLM’s Burns District

Outdoor recreation and leisure activities are a major part of the American lifestyle, and a definite contributor to the quality of life, health, and economy for thousands of rural communities. Your public lands play a lead role in providing these benefits, making recreation and visitor services a top priority for the Bureau of Land Management…

Multiple cases of whooping cough confirmed in county

As of April 19, there are three confirmed positive cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in Harney County. Harney County Public Health continues to work with local school districts, physicians, and the community to identify and notify students and residents who have possibly been exposed. If you or your child have been around someone with pertussis,…

Franklin retiring from position as treasurer

During the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on April 19, Harney County Treasurer Nellie Franklin announced that she is retiring July 1, and her last working day will be June 30. Franklin has served in her position since 1991. The position will be advertised, and a committee will be formed to appoint an…

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