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Schools shift to distance learning, prep for challenging winter The Mitchell School District and Condon School District are going into the holiday week with challenging times on the horizon. In letters to parents and the community, both schools said that they had reported positive cases of COVID-19 among the student body. In Condon, grades K-8 will do distance learning from November 23rd - 25th. Classes for one...

Politics and Elections

Live Updates: Election 2020

The Times-Journal will be tracking several local elections in Gilliam, Wheeler and Sherman counties 10:00 AM Unofficial results from the Secretary of State are...

New Sherman County Commissioner sworn in

By Judge Joe Dabulskis The Sherman County Court is proud to announce the appointment of its newest member, Justin Miller.  Commissioner Miller was sworn in...

U.S. House candidate Cliff Bentz makes stop in Gilliam County

Former Oregon State Senator and Republican nominee for Oregon's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives Cliff Bentz made a visit to...

COVID-19

Mitchell, Condon schools report COVID cases

Schools shift to distance learning, prep for challenging winter The Mitchell School District and Condon School District are going into the holiday week with challenging...

Social distancing over Thanksgiving impacts local events, businesses, faith-groups

Oregon's two week "freeze" starts today Condon's Fall Festival pivots to online sales Alarmed by the growing number of COVID-19 cases in five counties earlier this...

OHA reports duplicate positive COVID test in Wheeler Co. Will correct error.

Oregon reports 391 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed nine more lives in Oregon, raising the...

Local News Stories

Wheeler Co. records first COVID-19 case

Wheeler County was one of only four counties in the United States to be totally free of COVID-19. But on Sunday, Oregon Health Authority...

Live Updates: Election 2020

The Times-Journal will be tracking several local elections in Gilliam, Wheeler and Sherman counties 10:00 AM Unofficial results from the Secretary of State are...

A horse of a different color

Mitchell's Painted Hills Pastry off to a sweet start By Patrick Farrell It was horses that inspired Ashley Tolton to open Painted Hills Pastry, a French...

Recreation

INCREDIBULL

I N C R E D I B U L L By Kyle Barnett Hunting is a part of being human. Our ancestors cultivated those skills...

Limited reopening of Thomas Condon Paleontology and Visitor Center

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument opens on weekends Kimberly, Oregon –Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and...

Fishing Derby in Arlington this weekend

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Fishing Derby this Saturday, June 6th at Earl Snell Park. The event will begin at...

Free fishing this weekend in Oregon

Free Fishing Weekend June 6-7: No special events this year, but it’s still free to fish Clamming statewide, some North Coast crabbing closed to non-residents SALEM,...

Public lands open-up just in time for Memorial Day weekend

BLM developed campgrounds open today By Patrick Flaherty Memorial Day weekend typically brings out boaters, fishers, campers, bikers, and hikers with full force in the traditional...
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Arts & Culture
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Sherman Dev. League applications due Nov 15

(Moro, OR) - Applications are available for 2020 Sherman Development League (SDL) grants.  Grants can be applied for by 501(c)(3) and other non-profit organizations. ...

Renowned pianist Hunter Noack performs at Cottonwood Canyon State Park

Celebrated pianist Hunter Noack played an impromptu performance of In A Landscape: Music In The Wild at Cottonwood Canyon State Park on Sept. 23.

A horse of a different color

Mitchell's Painted Hills Pastry off to a sweet start By Patrick Farrell It was horses that inspired Ashley Tolton to open Painted Hills Pastry, a French...

Gumbo, Reggae music make for smiles on Condon Main Street

The Portland based reggae band DreadKnot came to Condon on Saturday, August 22 and positive vibrations were in the air. Opening the show was...

Ugly Harvest Truck Contest

With all the doom and gloom that is going around today, a local group of farmers wants to celebrate our way of life in...

Sports

OSAA adopts new 2020-21 calendar

Association shifts Fall season, condenses all seasons, and waives out-of-season coaching policies (Wilsonville) - The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) shifted its traditional Fall sports...

Sherman grad signs track scholarship with Oregon Institute of Technology

by Jessica R. Wheeler Sherman County School Class of 2020 graduate Owen Christiansen has accepted an athletic scholarship in track and field with the Oregon Institute of Technology. The...

Crime

Arlington Community Shook with news of Tiffany Booth’s Passing

Candlelight Vigil planned for Nov. 1st By Vanessa Williamson The community of Arlington was devastated this month when news of Tiffany A. Booth, a...

US Marshals, Wheeler Co. Sheriff’s Office apprehend murder suspect

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with assistance from the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office located a suspect in Fossil on Wednesday afternoon...

Area Youth

Girls Who Code promotes tech and confidence in 4-H Club

Girls Who Code aims to level disparity of women in tech Lu Seapy is an educator based in The Dalles and is the STEM Outreach...

Condon High School Class of 2020 Graduation

Condon High School asks that everyone remain inside vehicles throughout the graduation ceremony. The Condon School District will hold a special graduation ceremony at the...

COVID spread slows significantly

Yesterday saw the fewest cases of COVID-19 in Oregon since June 13 and the disease looks to be rescinding in Eastern Oregon. Wasco County has...

Class of 2020 honored by Sherman Co. photographer, Jeremy Lanthorn

This year, local photographer Jeremy Lanthorn of Grass Valley saw the need to honor the seniors of Sherman County and neighboring schools.

Girls Who Code promotes tech and confidence in 4-H Club

Girls Who Code aims to level disparity of women in tech Lu Seapy is an educator based in The Dalles and is the STEM Outreach...

Public Meetings

Wheeler County Planning Commission to hold Public Hearing August 20th

The Wheeler County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 5:30 PM to consider: CUP-20-007 an application to...

Oregon Department of Energy to Host Public Meeting on Chemical Waste Management Risk Assessment and Corrective Action Plan – Sept. 30th

In-person meeting to be held at Arlington High School SALEM - The Oregon Department of Energy will hold two public meetings on September 30, 2020...

In the Community
Local

Radioactive Materials Enforcement Rulemaking Advisory Committee to Meet November 2

The third meeting of the Radioactive Materials Enforcement Rulemaking Advisory Committee is scheduled for Monday, November 2, 2020 from 2 to 5 pm. This meeting will focus primarily on...

3 dozen rally for Black Lives Matter in Oregon’s smallest county

Wheeler County is the least populated county in Oregon and it is also one of the least ethnically diverse counties in the state. Approximately...

Dozens gather to oppose racism at Sherman vigil

by Jessica R. Wheeler Several dozen Sherman County residents gathered under cloudy skies Monday evening for a candlelight vigil at the county courthouse in Moro,...

Obituaries

Obituary: Philip G. McClure of Fossil

Philip G. McClure, 80, of Fossil died, Thursday, August 20, 2020 at his home.  A memorial service with military honors will be held on...

Obituary: Barbara (Misener) Sitton

Updated time / location for Barb Sitton funeral service Barbara Susan (Misener) Sitton was born February 15, 1946, in Prineville, Oregon, to Robert and Margaret...
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Older Articles

Local businesses brace, bars to close for four weeks

March 19, 2020 Several events cancelled and tourism to area suffers The Dig In Diner in Fossil was excited to host their first St. Patrick’s Day celebration...

COVID-19 Unified Command created for Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco counties

A Unified Command website to better respond to COVID-19 has been established for Sherman, Gilliam and Wasco counties. The Unified Command streamlines contact between...

Gov. Brown’s second Executive Order forces more business closures

Several local businesses that were open Monday the 23rd learned that they would be closed on Tuesday. Governor Kate Brown was not happy that Oregonians ignored her...