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The company that owns the last remaining lumber mill in Oregon's Grant County says it intends to invest in once-threatened mill. The announcement comes now that a 10-year stewardship contract has been awarded to manage Malheur National Forest.

US Forest Service starts revision to Blue Mountains Forest Plan — again

The Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests, collectively known as the Blue Mountains, have been operating under a forest management plan developed more than 30 years ago. The most recent effort to revise the plan failed in 2019. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is restarting the process.


Eastern Oregon community college to end prisoner education program, cut 17 jobs

Two years ago, Blue Mountain Community College teamed up with other colleges across the state to convince the Oregon Department of Corrections to continue the colleges’ adult education and GED programs in state prisons. At a special meeting last week, the BMCC Board of Education voted to end their programs at the direction of the college president.