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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,…

Burns council considers transportation fee

Jeremy Green, legal counsel for the city of Burns, attended the city council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 27, to review the proposed transportation fee being considered by the council. Green explained that the city had a street evaluation performed earlier this year, and the report concluded that the city’s street system is failing. The report recommended…

‘Kindness Rocks’ project in Harney County

by MJ Wallis for the Burns Times-Herald The Harney County Arts and Crafts Association (HCACA) hosted a “Kindness Rocks” workshop on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the basement meeting room of the Harney County Courthouse. More than a dozen interested people of all ages and artistic abilities met to kick off our own version of the…

Mims appointed to fill Hines council seat

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., for a special meeting, after their regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 12 was canceled due to lack of quorum. The council heard a letter of resignation from Rod Bennett, who resigned from the council due to an ongoing…

Increased flexibility offered by BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a new initiative to provide grazing permit holders an unprecedented level of flexibility in the management of livestock while also protecting the public lands. This effort emphasizes the Trump Administration’s goal of promoting shared conservation stewardship of public lands while supporting uses such as grazing. “Farmers and ranchers…

Jenks brothers help with hurricane cleanup

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25, JJ Jenks, Timothy Veldman, Alex Carbaugh, and Brett Jenks felt they needed to help. “I was kind of thinking about going down,” JJ said. “I was tossing the idea around about going to help, and the day after that, I…

Council discusses encroachment on Burns’ streets

A number of Burns residents attended the Burns City Council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, requesting that the council vacate a portion of North Hemlock Avenue. Susan Ohlund, who lives on North Gordonia, told the council there is currently an electric pole, a shed, trees, and a portion of a house that are actually located…

Representative Bentz briefs court

  Rep. Cliff Bentz attended the Sept. 6 regular meeting of the Harney County Court to provide a legislative briefing. He began by announcing that he intends to run for another two-year term as state representative of House District 60. Bentz also discussed damage caused by snow in Malheur County earlier this year. “We lost…

ESD brings virtual reality to learning experience

Harney Education Service District (ESD) continues to bring learning experiences to Harney County teachers and students in school year 2017-2018. Virtual reality is the latest tool Harney ESD brings to the table. Google Expeditions is a virtual-reality teaching tool. You can swim with sharks, visit outer space, walk through a museum far across the globe,…

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