Harney County has damages due to high winds
Harney County-Blustery high winds hitting up to 75 mph hit Harney County Thursday and left destruction behind. LIFE-Foursquare Church located on Alvord had half of its roof blow off due to the extreme high winds. Alvord Ave is currently blocked off until LIFE-Foursquare church’s roof is fixed. the City of Burns is asked people to avoid Alvord Ave.
Update: Harney and Malheur counties under a wind advisory until early Saturday morning
An updated wind advisory was issued by the National Weather Service on Friday at 12:34 p.m. in effect until Saturday at 5 a.m. for Harney and Malheur counties. The weather service states, "Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph." "Gusty winds could blow around unsecured...
Harney County has a new Corrections Deputy
Harney County-Harney County would like to congratulate Harney County Sheriff’s Office’s new Correction Deputy, Deputy Radinovich. Radinovich had previously been a dispatcher with the Harney County Sheriffs Office and was sworn in Tuesday morning as a Harney County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Deputy.
Harney County Energy Assistance is open to the general public
Harney County(Released by The Harney County Senior & Community Services Center)-The Harney County Senior & Community Services Center (Harney Hub), is open for Energy Assistance for the general public, households with seniors and people with disabilities, and families with children six and younger. Please call 541-573-6024 for information. You will...
Scammer claims to be a Harney County Lieutenant
Harney County-Harney County Dispatch has received multiple calls over the weekend that a scammer is contacting residents claiming to be Lieutenant McLain. The numbers are coming from a 588 prefix. THIS IS NOT LT. MCLAIN CALLING-don’t provide any information to the caller, instead, hang up!
Harney County Cooperative Weed Management Area offers a discussion for grasshoppers
Harney County-Harney County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is offering a “Grasshoppers! Past problems with Grasshoppers?” discussion. Join the Harney Cooperative Weed Management Area as they discuss Grasshopper Survey, This will teach you how to survey for grasshoppers. Grasshopper life cycle, identify changes in grasshopper growth in order to maximize the effect of control measure. Grasshopper control methods, products and strategies in controlling grasshopper infestations. Mormon Crickets, Special consideration for dealing with this similar pest species. Lastly, Funding Assistance, different agencies will be sharing funding assistances for grasshoppers and other programs.
CMS scholarship auditions held Feb. 17
The Harney County Chamber Music Society (CMS) music scholarship auditions took place on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Church of the Nazarene. Auditions were held in the morning, followed by a concert at 7 p.m. for the public. The music auditions have been an annual event since 1980. We were...
BLM updates management strategy for Southeastern Oregon public lands
VALE– (Release from the Bureau of Land Management) The Bureau of Land Management released a Record of Decision for the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan Amendment, which updates specific aspects of management for 4.6 million acres of public lands in Oregon’s Malheur, Grant, Harney, and Baker counties. The...
Update: High wind watch affecting Harney and Malheur counties Monday
The National Weather Service issued an updated high wind watch at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday valid for Monday between 4 a.m. and 7 p.m. for Harney and Malheur counties. The weather service states, "West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph possible." "Gusty winds could blow...
School Resource Officer talks about internet safety
Harney County-School resource officer, Officer Gomez spoke on Harney County Live about the dangers children are facing with the internet and social media. Officer Gomez gave tips of what parents can look out for and spoke to their children about, concerning bullying, human trafficking and different types of preditors.
How personal income has changed in Harney County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Harney County, Oregon and how it compares to state and national levels.
Harney County Library has almost reached their goal
Harney County- Some exciting news from the Harney County Library. Youth Services Coordinator, Isabelle, has spearheaded a project that involves Harney County Library’s beautiful library park, library teen advisory board and the talented local muralist. As of this week, the Harney County Library has nearly reached their fundraising goal of $4,500.
Crossroads Ranch of Harney County hosts dinner and auction
As Crossroads Ranch of Harney County does not currently have indoor coverage for their facilities arena, and with it being wintertime in Harney County where the weather is ever so unpredictable, Crossroads Ranch has not been able to offer any camps nor have they been able to give any riding lessons since late fall although they have been busy scheduling for upcoming camps and lessons, tentatively slated to begin in March, weather permitting.
The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) will accept grant applications for the Harney Domestic Well Remediation Fund
Harney County-The Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) will accept grant applications for the Harney Domestic Well Remediation Fund (HDWF) from February 21, 2024, to May 31, 2024. The HDWF may reimburse qualifying homeowners in the Greater Harney Valley Groundwater Area of Concern (GHVGAC) for a portion of the cost to repair or replace and abandon a household water well.
Clothing, jewelry sought for P.E.O. Re-Style Show & Shop
2023 fundraiser winner: Jes Berry, left, was the winner of the P.E.O. Chapter EY’s December drawing fundraiser for a handmade wooden chest filled with gifts. She is pictured with Jamie Cronin. Burns P.E.O. Chapter EY is seeking donations for its Re-Style Show & Shop, which will take place Saturday,...
CAN Cancer’s “Tea Under the Sea” is happening this weekend
Harney County-“Tea Under the Sea” is One week away. Join CAN Caner of Harney County as they dive beneath the sea for a spot of tea. This annual fundraiser (formerly known as Sip for the Cure) will be held Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 2pm at the Harney County Fairgrounds. All proceeds benefit local cancer patients.
Update: High wind watch issued for 2 Oregon counties for Thursday
On Tuesday at 12:37 p.m. the National Weather Service issued an updated high wind watch valid for Thursday between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. for Oregon Lower Treasure Valley as well as Harney and Malheur counties. The weather service adds, "Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60...
Harney County Commissioner Shelman invites discussion
BURNS – Harney County Commissioners carry big decisions on their shoulders. That said, they still appreciate input from constituents. Harney County Commissioner Kristen Shelman recently told listeners that she is available if locals want to discuss current issues on any of the committee’s she currently sits on:. “You...
Harney County Fairgrounds center of fierce 4-H baking competition
Twenty local youths participated in the recent first annual Harney County 4-H Baking Contest Day held on Saturday February 10 at the Memorial Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds. This event was open to all 4-H members and was organized by Stephanie Falck, 4-H leader for the Bake Believe Club.
Update: High wind warning for Harney and Malheur counties until Thursday night
The National Weather Service issued an updated high wind warning at 11:57 a.m. on Thursday in effect until 10 p.m. for Harney and Malheur counties. The weather service states, "Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 80 mph." "High winds may move loose debris, damage property and...