Grant County Road 18 closed for the season
GRANT COUNTY – Grant County Road 18, or Keeney Fork Road, is closed for the season…just ask one unlucky truck driver. On Friday, the Grant County Road Department was advised of semi-trucks attempting to cross over a closed roadway at the Keeney Fork junction. At was at 3:20 p.m. Then, at 4:27 p.m., Grant County Emergency Communications received report of a truck that was stuck on Grant County Road 18. The call was passed on to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Nothing further was released. We’ll provide updates once communication has been received from GCSO.
Beware of falling rocks at Picture Gorge
GRANT COUNTY – Yesterday, the National Weather Service issued precipitation totals for Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon. John Day received nearly three-quarters of an inch of precipitation, at .74 inches over that two-day period. That was third place in the entire region for the most rain, following The Dalles at .84 inches and Mecham off I-84 at a soaking 1.36 inches of rain.
Heart of Grant County needs donations for matching funds
JOHN DAY – Heart of Grant County Director Beth Simonsen was recently on KJDY’s Coffee Time, and explained that much of their funding to help survivors of domestic violence comes from grant moneys, which do require a match from the nonprofit organization:. “Originally, with some of the funding—especially...
John Day’s Rude Logging gets Award of Merit from ODF Board
PRAIRIE CITY – The Eastern Oregon Regional Forest Practices Committee, an advisory committee to the Oregon Dept. of Forestry Board, has selected a Grant County firm to receive the Eastern Oregon Award of Merit. Tim Rude of Rude Logging, based in John Day, received an Award of Merit from...
The celebration season continues
EASTERN OREGON — All corners of our region are celebrating the season, from Enterprise’s Winterfest event to the Timber Truckers Light Parade in John Day. Read on to find a holiday parade or celebration near you. Baker City. Santa is making a stop at Ryder Bros., 1735 Main...
Oregon High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Grant County Today - December 5
If your plans today include seeing the local high school basketball games in Grant County, Oregon, then there is some important info you need to know. Learn how to watch or stream today's high-school action in the article below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep...
Today the gas price is close to $4.29 in Canyon City as of 2023-12-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Bazaar season is winding down...
The season of bazaar shopping is wrapping up, but here are some places to grab those last-minute gifts. The Last Chance Bazaar is happening Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Nazarene Church Family Life Center, 1250 Hughes Lane, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sumpter. Sumpter will host a city-wide bazaar...
Traffic update: I-84 reopens in eastern Oregon after crashes forced closure
ONTARIO, Ore. — Update: As of 3:05 p.m. MT Friday, eastbound I-84 has reopened. Eastbound lanes of traffic on Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon were closed Friday after 9 a.m. MT due to multiple crashes at mile markers 323 and 325, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) reported. The...
The sounds of the holidays are here
EASTERN OREGON – School districts throughout the region are staging Christmas concerts beginning this week. InterMountain Education Service District Superintendent Mark Mulvihill says you don’t have to have a child up on stage to enjoy the events. “It can’t help but melt your heart when you see those...
State legislators ask ODOT to plow roads now; promise money later
SALEM – Plow now, pay later. Legislative leaders are taking decisive steps to secure funding and ensure uninterrupted snow plowing on state highways in Eastern Oregon. Facing budget constraints that could have led to reduced snowplowing, sanding, and salting on certain secondary highways, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) received a commitment from legislative leaders.
Work on Grant County curb ramps could go into the winter
GRANT COUNTY – Oregon Department of Transportation District 5 Community Affairs Specialist Vicki Moles was recently in the Elkhorn Media Group newsroom to discuss the ongoing curb ramp improvement projects within Grant County:. “Right now, we have active work sites in Canyon City at Bridge Street; In Dayville at...
Winter Weather Advisory issued in Grant County
PRAIRIE CITY / LONG CREEK / SENECA – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of Grant County, beginning Friday and lasting through Sunday. Both the Southern Blue Mountains and the Ochoco-John Day Highlands are under the advisory, including the towns of Long Creek, Prairie City and Seneca. Between 3 and 7 inches of snow is possible over the three-day period, with more possible at elevations above 4,500 feet. Also, winds could gust as high as 40 miles per hour.
Grant County company penalized by DEQ for ground storage violation
MT. VERNON – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued a penalty to a Grant County company in violation with an underground storage tank. The civil penaltiy was issued to Triangle Oil, Inc. in Mt. Vernon, who must pay $17,981 to the state treasury or file an appeal within 20 days of receiving notice of the penalty. Find the DEQ’s full press release below:
Bates Building to open soon at Prairie City School
PRAIRIE CITY – Superintendent Casey Hallgarth recently updated KJDY’s Coffee Time listeners on the progress of the Bates Building on the Prairie City School campus, which has been undergoing renovations:. “Tentatively…we’ll schedule it for January 2nd—the Grand Opening. Everything is going to be completed except…the paint on the...
Grant Co. People Mover accommodating those with out-of-town medical needs
JOHN DAY – Winter driving conditions are increasing on our Grant County streets, roads, and highways, and some locals are just not as comfortable driving this time of the year. Luckily, the folks at Grant County People Mover do what they can to provide transportation to those needing to get around, including out of the county.
Local passerby saves Prairie City man from vehicle fire
JOHN DAY/PRAIRIE CITY – On Monday, at approximately 12:13 P.M., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, John Day Fire Department, Oregon State Police and Prairie City emergency medical personnel were all dispatched to a vehicle fire on Highway 26, near5 milepost 168. Find the full press release from Sheriff Todd McKinley below:
Grant Union's Volleyball Success: Four Players Recognized in 2A All-State Team
Four players from Grant Union have been recognized by the 2A All-State Volleyball Team. The announcement was sponsored by Jamieson Produce and Y-1 Farms, both Oregon-based agricultural businesses.
The Long Creek Rodeo: A Cultural Spectacle of Western Heritage
Once a year, the tranquil town of Long Creek bursts into life, hosting a rodeo that's become the heartbeat of the community and a magnet for visitors from all over. The Long Creek Rodeo is not just an event; it’s a cultural phenomenon that encapsulates the daring spirit of the American West. The annual gathering brims with the heart-stopping thrills of bull riding and the swift precision of barrel racing, traditions that trace back to the vaqueros and Spanish ranching.
The holiday season is upon us, and that means most weekends you can find a holiday bazaar or stores will stay open late to welcome shoppers searching for that perfect gift. This season, and all year long, be sure that local is your first option — every town in Eastern Oregon offers something unique, and many stores are locally owned by folks who support the community by donating to fundraisers or sponsoring a local sports team.