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Grant James Center will provide substance use, mental health treatment

Licensed June 12, the Grant James Center (GJC) is preparing to accept clients. Located at 705 Hwy. 20 S. in Hines, the 22-bed residential facility will provide individual and group substance use and mental health therapy for adult males. Craig LaFollette — who is the GJC chief executive officer, owner, and founder — stated that…

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…

Preparing for the eclipse: Locals can expect increased traffic, long lines

by H. Paul Gray Harney County Emergency Manager for the Burns Times-Herald Aug. 21 is closing in on our community, and for those who still do not know, we have a total solar eclipse coming. Many are looking toward this eclipse and thinking, “It’s just another eclipse,” but nothing is further from the truth. This will…

Harney County Court discusses economic development

  Economic development was a major topic of discussion during the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on June 7. Harney County Judge Pete Runnels said a scope of work for the Harney County Economic Development director position was developed and sent out to the cities of Burns and Hines for comments. Harney County…

Kids Club receives grant for middle school program

Kids Club of Harney County has announced that the organization has been selected by the New York Life Foundation to receive one of 18 “Aim High” grant awards to support its out-of-school program serving disadvantaged youth. Friday Academy will receive a one-year award of $15,000. The Aim High grant awards are part of a national…

Burns DMV to close June 21-30 for repairs

Completing work started in May to meet accessibility standards The Burns DMV office will close from Wednesday, June 21, through Friday, June 30, to complete upgrades to meet federal accessibility standards. The office will reopen Monday, July 3, and like all DMV offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The…

Folks asked to avoid vegetation overgrowth

The city of Burns Nuisance Vegetation Ordinance is designed to minimize fire and health hazards by controlling flammable vegetation. Overgrown vegetation can create fire and traffic hazards and is a violation of nuisance ordinances in the Burns City Code. The city of Burns will take action to make sure that overgrown grass and weeds and…

Drug peddler sentenced to 60 months

On May 30, 2017, Clayton W. Marsh was sentenced to 60 months following a two-day trial. The sentence stems from two investigations spearheaded by Sergeant Lucas McLain of the Harney County Sheriff’s Office. In August of 2015, a concerned citizen contacted the Harney County Sheriff’s Office regarding a message received via Facebook from Marsh. Marsh…

Dog show to be held June 10

The Friskey Fleas 4-H Dog Club will be hosting the 42nd Eastern Oregon Invitational Dog Show at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Harney County Fairgrounds. This is the state qualifying show for intermediate and senior 4-Hers as the Harney County Fair is held after the Oregon State Fair. Obedience and showmanship classes will…

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