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Gilliam County Historical Museum

The Gilliam County Historical Museum Complex, located right next to Burns Park in Condon, displays several historical buildings with furnished period interiors, including an 1884 Homestead, 1905 Railroad Depot, a 1900 Country School house, a 1900’s Barbershop, the old Condon City Hall and Jail, a country church, and finally a large agricultural display building with antique equipment and vehicles. Tours can be customized to fit all ages and special interest for large or small groups. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Antelope man found dead in crash on Highway 293

WASCO COUNTY, Ore. (KPTV) - A man was found dead after a rollover crash on Highway 293 Thursday night, according to Oregon State Police. At around 10:40 p.m., OSP received a report about a driver who did not come home the night before, and troopers began searching for him. Troopers...
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Fatal crash on Highway 293- Wasco County

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 10:41 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers received a report of an overdue motorist who failed to come home the previous night. OSP began searching for the driver. The car was located off highway 293 in a marsh area concealed by tall weeds. The driver, identified as Nilton Vilchez Cardenas (35) of Antelope, was found deceased in the vehicle.

▶️ Destination Oregon: Shaniko, a lively ghost town

At one point, this small Oregon town was the wool capitol of the world. But the good times wouldn’t last. On this edition of Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes the drive up Highway 97 to visit Shaniko, now one of the world’s liveliest ghost towns.

BACK IN TIME: 1912 - Man badly injured while blasting rock

1997: Spray area rancher and logger struck by lightning and killed while on horeseback rounding up cattle110 years ago May 16, 1912 Frank Arnold, who lives in Cloverdale, while blasting rock on his farm Friday forenoon was blown up and badly injured about the face and head. Mr. Arnold was using homemade blasting powder and in loading a hole, used a crowbar to tamp the powder into the hole. It is the supposition that the bar striking against the rock caused sparks, which set off the charge of powder. Being almost directly over it, it is a miracle he...

State Rep. Smith Attends Department of Revenue’s Job Fair in Fossil

Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) attended a job fair on Thursday put on by the Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) at the Isobel Edwards Hall in Fossil. The event was spearheaded by Smith and he opened the event with a brief speech. DOR Director Betsy Imholt lead the event, highlighting the agency’s remote work options. Additional DOR staff helped attendees in one-on-one consultations with the State of Oregon’s employment software ‘WorkDay’.

Farmers & Ranchers Connect through New Growing Together Mentorship Program

Beginning farmers and ranchers looking to improve their agricultural business and connect with experienced producers have a new option in Central Oregon. The Growing Together Mentorship Program, launched by the High Desert Food & Farm Alliance in 2022, aims to improve knowledge of agricultural production, sales, business management, and farm viability by connecting experienced and beginning farmers and ranchers with one another.

Paul Sumner resigns from city work to focus on defense

Sumner will no longer serve as city attorney for Culver, Dufur, Maupin, and Fossil After decades as a city attorney, Paul Sumner will step down Friday, May 13, from representing four cities: Culver, Dufur, Maupin and Fossil. He hopes to retain his position as city attorney for Metolius, home to what he calls "his forefathers and foremothers." Sumner spent more than 23 years as Culver's city attorney, but an even longer time representing what is now called the Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services Board. He started with the volunteer ambulance service in 1980. "They didn't have money to pay me," said...

Department of Revenue to Promote Jobs in Wheeler County

Fossil area residents interested in employment opportunities with the Oregon Department of Revenue are invited to take part in pair of public meetings May 12 at Isobel Edwards Hall at the Wheeler County Fairgrounds. Revenue Director Betsy Imholt and a team of human resource professionals with the department will share...

Condon School District welcomes new superintendent

The Condon School Board is pleased to announce and welcome Brian Schimel as the new Superintendent/Principal of the Condon School District effective July 1, 2022. According to board chair, Ms. Schott, “We are very excited Mr. Brian Schimel will be joining the Condon School District as Superintendent/Principle in July. He’s highly qualified to continue and expand upon the projects and programs established by Mrs. Michelle Geer. Best of all, Mr. Schimel really likes our community and wants to be a part of it. We believe he’ll be a great partner and leader for years to come.”