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News Release: South Zone of the Malheur National Forest Moves to High Fire Danger Level

John Day, Prairie City, Hines, OR – (Released by US Forest Service June 30, 2022) — Effective today, 6/30/2022, Burns Interagency Fire Zone will be moving to a Fire Danger Rating of High. There will be no public use restrictions or IFPL changes at this time. This change effects Burns District BLM and the Southern portion of the Malheur National Forest managed by Emigrant Creek Ranger District.
HINES, OR
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Grant awarded for Bon Temps renovation

The motel will be converted into short-term lodging units, serving the community’s short-term housing needs and bringing more tourism to Burns’ “Main Street”. Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, awarded a $200,000 grant to the Burns Main Street Task Force to assist in the renovation of the Bon Temps Motel on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Monroe Street, which has been vacant for the last 15 years.
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Tina Denise (Shepherd) Bossuot 1966-2022

Tina Bossuot, age 55, passed away at her home in Silvies Valley, Ore., on June 13, 2022. Our dear Tina left behind her loving husband, Dave, and her daughter, Tiffany Robarge, in addition to many other family members and friends who loved Tina very much. Tina was born in Burns,...
BURNS, OR
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Independence Day is for Freedom, Fun –

John Day, Prairie City, Hines, OR-Independence Day should be a holiday marked by freedom and fun – not forest fires. Forest Service officials in the Pacific Northwest are asking everyone to celebrate safely and make fire safety a part of your weekend’s festivities. Fireworks – Don’t use them...
HINES, OR

CENTRAL OREGON HISTORY: Ranching, lumber community along Silvies River

Although Seneca was once a thriving lumber town, it is still a robust community Seneca, Oregon is located along Highway 395 between Burns and Canyon City, Oregon. The site around the little community was originally homesteaded in the early 1880s, with ranching the primary economic driver. A post office was established at the site on Sept. 17, 1895, and the first postmaster was Minnie Southworth. The postal authorities wanted a short name, so Mrs. Southworth chose to name it for Judge Seneca Smith of Portland. Judge Smith was her brother-in-law. Seneca Smith was born in Indiana on Aug. 18, 1844....
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Aspen project scoping period begins

John Day, Hines and Prairie City, OR. — (June 23, 2022) The Malheur National Forest – Emigrant Creek Ranger District has announced the Aspen Project Scoping Period. The Emigrant Creek Ranger District of the Malheur National Forest is proposing a district-wide aspen restoration project, within Harney, Grant and Crook counties. The proposal includes conifer encroachment treatments, aspen regeneration treatments, aspen regeneration protection treatments and connected actions. Management would be based on the results of an implementation assessment and utilize adaptive management principles to apply actions to maintain or improve conditions for the aspen community. An environmental assessment should form the basis for a decision.
PRAIRIE CITY, OR
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Burns Interagency Fire Zone changing to moderate fire danger

Harney County-Effective Thursday, 6/23/2022, Burns Interagency Fire Zone will be moving to a Fire Danger Rating of Moderate. There will be no public use restrictions or IFPL changes at this time. This effects Burns District BLM and the Southern portion of the Malheur National Forest managed by Emigrant Creek Ranger District.
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Tina Denise (Shepherd) Bossuot 1966-2022

Tina Bossuot, age 55, passed away on June 13, 2022. A full obituary will be published in next week’s newspaper. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 1, at 10 a.m. at. Pioneer Presbyterian Church at 417 W. Washington in Burns. Tina loved watching her grandkids play...
BURNS, OR
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Casey Eye Institute focuses on local vision care

From L-R: Francisco Merino, Dove Spector, Verian Wedeking, and Dr. Mitch Brinks of the Casey Eye Institute pose for a photo outside of the mobile vision clinic. Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Casey Eye Institute provides eye care for adults and children throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Since 1945, the organization’s doctors and vision scientists have worked together to discover the causes of eye disease, find new treatments, and bring research and patient care together to turn possibilities into realities.
HARNEY COUNTY, OR
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Semi tanker trailer rollover

Princeton, Or (Harney County)-On June 18, 2022, around 8:50 am Burns Fire responded to a semi tanker trailer rollover at mile post 38 on HWY 78 near Princeton. The driver 73 year old Ronald Beed was driving east bound on HWY 78. Beed went to take a left hand curve at the intersection of Lave Bed Rd when the right side of the dully wheels of the trailer drifted off into the gravel on the south side of the road. As the trailer re-entered the road it rolled onto the passenger side.
NEW PRINCETON, OR
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Symmetry Care Inc. opening a coffee shop

Symmetry Care Inc. is excited to announce a new project aimed at continuing the revitalization of downtown Burns and helping people gain job skills, build self-confidence, and contribute to others. Symmetry Care purchased the former Hilander Restaurant and will repurpose it into a coffee shop that reflects the aesthetic principles...
BURNS, OR
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Supply Chain Issues Force Temporary Envelope Change for OTEC

BAKER/GRANT/HARNEY/UNION CO – (Release from OTEC) Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative (OTEC)’s bill manufacturer recently informed OTEC that they are unable to source the paper they use to supply white envelopes for our bills because of supply chain issues. Their latest order has not arrived, and they are uncertain as to when it will arrive. They currently have no white paper to produce envelopes for your member-owned electric cooperative.
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Southeast Oregon coffee shop will aim to combat opioid addiction

A nonprofit in Southeast Oregon is hoping to combat opioid addiction one cup of coffee at a time. In May, the Oregon Health Authority announced it was awarding Symmetry Care Inc. a grant to fund drug treatment services in Harney County. The grant is part of the initial rollout of funds from Measure 110, the 2020 ballot measure that voters approved to decriminalize drugs while allocating more money for addiction services.
HARNEY COUNTY, OR
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