Archive | July, 2017

John Day receives $2.25 million in state broadband, dispatch funding

State legislators approved $2.25 million in funding for John Day earlier this month.

John Day City Manager Nick Green said $1.82 million will go toward fiber optic broadband service, and $420,000 will go to help fund the local dispatch center.

The broadband funding, requested by Sen. Ted Ferrioli, will allow for nearly 70 percent of county residents to access high-speed internet, Green said.

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John Day receives $2.25 million in state broadband, dispatch funding. Blue Mountain Eagle. July 25, 2017.

Project will turn abandoned railroad into trail that connects coast to Portland suburbs

BANKS, OR (KPTV) – An abandoned railroad could soon become a hiking trail that connects the coast to the suburbs of Portland. The Salmonberry Trail doesn’t exist yet, but it just got one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Project will turn abandoned railroad into trail that connects coast to Portland suburbs. KPTV Fox 12. July 18, 2017.