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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…

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…

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…

Court receives update from Symmetry Care Inc.

Chris Siegner and Ashley Vanderdasson attended the March 8 meeting of the Harney County Court to provide an update regarding Symmetry Care Inc. Siegner is the director of Symmetry Care, and Vanderdasson is Symmetry Care’s nurse practitioner. They reported that Symmetry Care was recently designated as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Vanderdasson defined…

Court updated about available veterans services

Veterans Service Officer Guy McKay attended the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on Feb. 15 to present a quarterly report and discuss veterans programs. McKay also updated the court regarding legislative action concerning veterans and veteran issues and provided copies of House Concurrent Resolution 6. The resolution recognizes and honors Lance Cpl. Dale…

Court discusses retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch

Colby Marshall and Tygh Campbell attended the regular meeting of the Harney County Court on Feb. 1 to provide a presentation about the retreat that will open at Silvies Valley Ranch in July. About The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch Campbell said the retreat currently consists of a main lodge, guest cabins, a small conference…

Court appoints fair board members

During its regular meeting on Jan. 18, the Harney County Court resumed its conversation concerning the Harney County Fair Board. A work session was held Jan. 11 at the Harney County Fairgrounds to discuss fair board appointments and possible changes. Other topics of discussion included financial challenges and a vision for board members and directors…

Court appoints Dorroh commissioner

Future of Fair Board discussed During its regular meeting on Jan. 4, the Harney County Court appointed Patty Dorroh to fill Harney County Commissioner, Position No. 2. Dorroh will fill the vacancy left by Pete Runnels and serve the remainder of his term. Runnels resigned from his position as commissioner, effective Jan. 1, in order…

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