Robey and Winn want to brand your business

  Boasting a vibrant ranching community, Harney County is familiar with the concept of branding in an agricultural sense. But, recently, two local entrepreneurs embarked on a venture to bring branding to your wardrobe. Sara Winn and Charity Robey started Switch Canyon Branding, a screen-printing, embroidery, and heat-press business that offers marketing materials and custom…

Hilanders down Knights, Pirates to improve to 6-2 in EOL

The Burns boys basketball team picked up back-to-back victories last weekend to move into a tie for first place with Umatilla in the Eastern Oregon League (EOL) standings. On Friday, Feb. 2, the Hilanders raced past Irrigon 62-40, with Dakota Ceja leading the way with 26 points. Expecting Irrigon to play a fast-paced brand of…

Randy Brian Turley

Randy Brian Turley, 64, passed away Jan. 28 at his home in Riddle. Randy was born in Burns to Ray and Luella Turley. He worked as a millwright most of his adulthood, most recently with Roseburg Forest Products Company. His skills were used away from work fixing just about anything broken, and he also built…

Ova Mae Smith Petersen 1926-2018

  Ova Mae Smith Petersen passed away Jan. 14 in Redmond, following a brief illness, with her family at her bedside. Ova was 91 years old and had a beautiful sparkle in her eyes, loved to live life to the fullest, and always had a smile on her face. She was born Dec. 4, 1926,…

Ruth Elizabeth Paul 1925-2018

Ruth Elizabeth Paul passed away Jan. 30 at The Aspens Living Center in Hines. She was born Dec. 31, 1925, to Carl August and Lina Marie Heck in Roseburg. After graduating from high school in Roseburg, she attended Biola Institute and Oregon State University. On April 7, 1946, she married Walter Grensted Paul in Roseburg….

Death notice — Barry Lee Roley

Barry Lee Roley, 62, of Burns, passed away Jan. 25. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be left at redmondmemorial.com

Chamber hosts 68th annual awards dinner

The 68th annual Chamber Awards Dinner was held Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Memorial Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds. Debbie Arntz was the master of ceremonies, and Rev. Jean Hurst provided the invocation. The 2018 Harney County Fair Court led the Pledge of Allegiance. Chelsea Harrison, executive director of the Harney County Chamber of…

Industrial park excluded from buffer zones

Ordinance 317, which amends sections of Ordinance 295 and Ordinance 314, regarding business permits and time and manner restrictions for marijuana businesses, was the main topic of discussion at the Hines Common Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Mayor Nikki Morgan started the meeting by saying the council had been inundated by questions about the…

Crane improves to 4-4 in HDL with pair of wins

  The Crane boys basketball team evened their High Desert League record at 4-4 with a pair of victories on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27. On Friday, the Mustangs hosted Harper Charter (1-5) and picked up a 75-51 win. On Saturday, Crane traveled to Monument and returned home with a 66-34 win over Dayville/Monument (1-6)…

Rena Adams Beers 1918-2018

  Rena Adams Beers passed away Jan. 16 on the Burns Paiute Indian Reservation (BPIR). Rena was born March 16, 1918, in Jordan Valley, near a large boulder that had fallen from the cliff above. Her father was John Adams, and her mother was Annie Adams. Both of her parents were Northern Paiutes. Rena spent…

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