Burns, OR

Citizens of Harney County clean up!

From L-R: Harney County Judge Pete Runnels, Burns Fire Chief Scott Williamson, and Burns Police Chief Nancy Gardner painting at Triangle Park. On Saturday, May 14, more than 100 community members came together to make Harney County a little better!. In Burns and Hines, participants worked on projects at Triangle...
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George Henry Bradach 1936 – 2022

George Henry Bradach was born July 13, 1936, in Aurora, Minn. He was. the fourth of five children born to Frank R. and Dora Janet (Campbell) Bradach including Francis, Betty (Ballard), JoAnne (Hofman), and Robert. George’s love of the outdoors was lifelong. As a child in Minnesota, he enjoyed ice...
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Locksmith Sam Allen opens shop in Burns

Sam Allen moved back to Harney County to open Allen Key N Lock, a much-needed locksmith businesses in Burns. During the summer of 2021, Sam Allen — who now owns Allen Key N Lock, located at 25 E. Madison in Burns — was living in Portola, Calif., working as a tow truck operator and apprenticing as a locksmith.

Celebration of Life Betty Margaret Pratt

A Celebration of Life will be held for Betty Margaret Pratt on Saturday, July 9,. 2022. A graveside service will start at 1 p.m. at the Burns Cemetery. A gathering to follow at the Pine Room at 4 p.m.

Burns native graduates as Lateral Trooper

Burns, Or-Last week, the latest OSP class finished up their training. This excited group of Lateral Troopers are now headed to their duty stations across Oregon. One of which is from right here in Harney County. Cody Bennett from Burns, Oregon just graduated and is now a Lateral Trooper. What...

Burns baseball and softball teams celebrate senior days

Seniors on the Burns High School baseball team pose with their parents on Senior Day. From L-R: Devan Otley-Smith, Braden Swindlehurst, Jaden Tiller, Jordan First-Raised, Kevin Peasley, and Adam White. Burns Hilander baseball team finishes the week 2-1 The Burns Hilander baseball team lost to Vale on the road, 6-7,...

Oregon's desert byways | Grant's Getaways

BURNS, Ore. — We head east of the Cascades in this week’s getaway to discover the springtime coolness that washes across the high desert and creates a wildlife mecca. At the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon you can begin to build your own family memories by letting the voice on the radio guide you across new territory that will take your breath away.

Bringing it all back home

Located at 888 Oregon Avenue in Burns, Hometown Auto is a full-service mechanic shop, car wash, and U-Haul rental site. Tyrel and Teri (McConnell) Peasley both grew up in Burns, but left the area after graduating from high school. Teri’s childhood friend, McKiah (Aamodt) Schroeder, also grew up in Burns...

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality awards $1.3 million to support smoke preparedness and alternatives to burning

Burns, Or-The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has awarded $1.3M in grant funding to 20 organizations and county and tribal governments across the state to work on projects related to smoke management. The 2022 Smoke Management Grants were made available as part of Senate Bill 762 (2021), which promotes wildfire preparedness by creating fire-adapted communities, developing safe and effective wildfire and smoke responses and increasing the resiliency of Oregon’s landscape.

Malheur National Forest to begin invasive plant treatments

JOHN DAY, PRAIRIE CITY & HINES, OR – (Press Release from the Malheur National Forest) The Malheur National Forest will soon begin invasive plant control on the forest. Control will be conducted using an integrated approach, including prevention; manual, mechanical, herbicide, biological control and cultural treatments; and restoration work.

Celebration of Life Jennifer Corinne Schirm

A Celebration of Life for Jennifer Corinne Schirm will be held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Burns on Saturday, April 30 at noon. A reception to follow at Glory Days Pizza at 1:30 p.m. Donations can be directed to Harney County Home Health and Hospice.

Hines council discusses a variety of topics — including the swimming pool, speeding, and housing

The following are the unapproved minutes from the Hines Common Council and Budget Committee meeting held April 12. The minutes were edited for clarity and length. High Desert Park & Recreation District Manager Brandy Branstetter introduced herself and informed the council that the swimming pool is undergoing major upgrades. She invited the police and fire departments to attend the pool’s grand opening, which is tentatively set for June 3.

Bill “Red” Webb 1938 – 2022

Billy passed away April 13. He was born in North Carolina and moved to Burns in 1964 after serving in th. e Air Force and stationed at base in Condon. On arriving in Burns, he worked for the Edward Hines Lumber Company until its’ closure. After a couple of other jobs, he worked at Big R until his retirement.