Saturday December 6

Posted on December 3rd in Community Calendar

A Veterans lunch will be served at the Hampton Station Cafe the first Saturday of each month beginning March 1. RSVP  by calling Shelley at 541-420-0828.

Diabetes Support Group meets at the Harney County Health Building, 420 N. Fairview, the first Saturday of each month at 2 p.m.

Harney County Arts and Crafts Association meets the first Saturday of each month. This month the group meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the basement conference room of the Harney County Courthouse. Use the rear building entrance. Artists of any age and artistic medium are welcome to attend. The first hour is art demonstration or workshop. Contact Karen Hendrickson at 541-413-0124 for more information.


Sunday December 7

Posted on December 3rd in Community Calendar

The Chamber Music Society Christmas Concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene. The orchestra, chorus and bell choir will perform. A shuttle service will be available from Faith Baptist Church.

A free community dinner, eat in or take out (no strings attached),will be served the first Sunday of each month from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 417 W. Washington in Burns. The church is both wheelchair and walker accessible. For more information, call 541-493-1987.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday at 7 p.m. at Foursquare Church for 12×12 study.


Monday December 8

Posted on December 3rd in Community Calendar

A Grief Support Group is held the second and fourth Monday of each month by Harney County Hospice and Rev. Jean Hurst during the day as well as the evening. For more information, call Harney County Hospice, 541-573-8360.

The HHOPE board of directors meets the second Monday of the month at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room at 85 N. Date.

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Burns Fire Dept. meets each Monday at the Burns Fire Hall at 7 p.m.

The Hines Volunteer Fire Department meets at the Hines Fire Hall each Monday at 7 p.m. (except the last Monday of the month). Prospective members may contact Fire Chief Bob Spence at 541-573-7477 or 541-573-2251.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Monday at 10 a.m. in the community room at Saginaw Village, 605 N. Saginaw. For more information call 541-589-4405.


Tuesday December 9

Posted on December 3rd in Community Calendar

Harney County Fair Board meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Hibbard Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.

The Harney County Library Foundation board of directors meets the second Tuesday of each month at the library at 5:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 541-573-7339.

Disabilities Services Advisory Council for Harney County meets the second Tuesday of each month at the state office building, 809 W. Jackson, at 1:30 p.m.

Symmetry Care Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at Symmetry Care, 53 W. Washington, at 1:30 p.m.

The American Legion Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at 63 W. “C” Street at 2 p.m.

The Harney County School District No. 3 board of directors meets at the District Office, 550 N. Court, the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in the Harney District Hospital Annex (downstairs in cafeteria area). For more information, call Carol at 541-589-1272.

Harney Basin Writers meets each Tuesday from noon until 4 p.m. in room 302 of the former Lincoln School, corner of A Street and Court Ave. in Burns. Elevator on the south side. Quiet writing time until 2 p.m., then readings begin. Adults of any writing style are welcome to attend.

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Tai Chi for Better Balance with Diane Rapaport is held each Tuesday and Thursday at Harney County Senior and Community Services Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — free.

Boy Scouts meet each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the LDS Church in Hines. All boys age 11 and above are welcome to participate.

Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open meeting each Tuesday at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord in Burns at 7 p.m.


Sheriff to retire after 26 years

Posted on November 26th in News

Glerup elected for first time in 1984

by Samantha White
Burns Times-Herald

After serving almost seven non-consecutive, four-year terms, Glerup announced that he plans to retire from the sheriff position Jan. 1, 2015. (Photo by SAMANTHA WHITE)

After serving almost seven non-consecutive, four-year terms, Glerup announced that he plans to retire from the sheriff position Jan. 1, 2015. (Photo by SAMANTHA WHITE)

“It’s just time,” Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup said regarding his upcoming retirement.

After 26 years of service, Glerup announced that he plans to retire from his position as sheriff Jan. 1, 2015.

Glerup was elected sheriff for the first time in 1984, and he took office in 1985. After serving three consecutive four-year terms, he lost the 1996 election.

Thus, he took a four-year hiatus from law enforcement, during which he owned and operated a private business.

But Glerup said he resumed his post after he was “accosted” by the district attorney and juvenile director and persuaded to run for sheriff again.

He was re-elected in the following election and has served three-and-a-half consecutive terms since then.

Background in law enforcement

Glerup said he’s wanted to work in law enforcement since he was 18 years old.

After graduating from Burns Union High School in 1969, Glerup went to Southern Oregon College (now Southern Oregon University) on a wrestling scholarship. While in college, Glerup took law enforcement classes and became familiar with the area.

He joined the Oregon State Police (OSP) force Oct. 1, 1972 and chose to work in Medford.

“At the time, you couldn’t work in your home town unless you lived in Portland because they figured you might not know everyone in Portland,” Glerup explained.

Hired at the age of 21, Glerup was the youngest trooper on the force at the time. He was also one of the first people in his recruit class to be interviewed for the position.

However, after learning that both his father and youngest daughter contracted cancer, Glerup decided to leave his job with OSP and move back to Harney County. He purchased a business from a family friend and operated it for six years, before deciding to sell it and run for Harney County sheriff.

Occupational hazards

After only about five months on the job, Glerup received a report of two individuals shooting at a house in Lake County.

Responding to the call, Glerup drove down Highway 395 toward Lakeview, as the shooting took place in Valley Falls.

Glerup said he was about 16 miles south of Riley when he passed the suspects’ vehicle, which was headed in the opposite direction. Glerup turned around, and an 80 to 85 mph chase ensued.

Glerup said it wasn’t “a real high-speed pursuit” because he and the suspects were both driving Ford pickups.

However, about two miles east of Riley, the passenger of the suspects’ pickup leaned out the window and fired a number of rounds at Glerup’s sheriff’s department pickup with an AR-15 automatic rifle.

According to an article published in the Burns Times-Herald March 20, 1985, “Glerup said five to seven rounds struck the front of his truck. A bullet fragment also struck his leg, leaving only a welt.”

Glerup radioed for backup, and officers from OSP, Burns Police, Hines Police and Tribal Police set up a roadblock near the Bureau of Land Management horse corrals, which is where the pair was arrested for alleged attempted murder, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and robbery in the first degree.

During the course of his career, Glerup also participated in a double homicide investigation in which both of the victims had been married to the same man. After about a five-year investigation and three-month trial, that man is serving two life sentences in Oregon penitentiaries.

One year, Glerup participated in three homicide investigations within a five-month time frame. All three of the incidents occurred within a quarter mile of the sheriff’s office. In fact, one of them took place across the street.

But despite the obvious dangers of dealing with suspects, Glerup said the most challenging aspect of his job has been managing the county’s 23-bed jail.

“We have to care and provide for all the people in the jail, and there are a lot of demands put forth by state and federal government on operation of the jail,” he explained.

In addition to managing the jail and sheriff’s department, Glerup oversees 9-1-1 dispatch and community corrections.

He now supervises 23 employees, which is a dramatic increase from the five employees who were on his staff the first time he was elected.

“When I first got elected, I did not have any certified deputies to work with me,” Glerup said, explaining that there were only four corrections officers and a civil deputy.

Serving the people

When asked about the most rewarding aspect of his position, Glerup said it varies daily. However, he said he’s enjoyed getting to know the people who he represents and being able to pay them back for all the support they’ve given him over the years.

His advice for the next Harney County sheriff is to be very open with the public and remain available.

“I get probably as many phone calls at home as I get at the office,” Glerup said, adding that he’s always listed his cellphone number.

Plans for retirement

When asked what he plans to do when he retires, Glerup beamed with pride and said, “Boy, I’ve got eight grandkids, so that’s pretty exciting.”

Due to the demands of his job, Glerup said he’s missed out on some important family events with his daughters and grandchildren.

“I missed out on a lot of my kids’ ball games and things like that because of work,” Glerup said. “I had to work many a Christmas  Day and holiday because that’s when things happen, unfortunately.”

In addition to spending time with family, Glerup plans to travel with his wife, Becky, who will retire from her position at Harney Electric Cooperative Inc. in a few months.

“Becky is Basque, so she wants to go to Spain,” Glerup said. “We might wander that way.”

He added that he’d also like to see the rest of the contiguous United States.

Glerup said he has a “pretty nice” fishing boat that he’d like to take out on the ocean or larger lakes, so fishing is also in his future.

Parting words

Glerup said he doesn’t know who the next sheriff will be, but he thinks it’s important that the citizens of Harney County hold whoever he/she is to “do the office right.”

He added, “I’ve tried to do that for 26 years. You can’t make everybody happy, but you have to do the right thing for the right reasons.”


Meeting to discuss dispensary moved to Wednesday, Dec. 10

by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Burns City Council voted to terminate the employment of City Manager Kraig Cutsforth.

The vote came after two executive sessions that were held earlier in the evening.

During the regular meeting, Jeremy Green, legal counsel for the city, said the council had come to a consensus to make a decision on Cutsforth’s employment, and he proposed making a motion to terminate Cutsforth as city manager, according to section 4.2 of the employment agreement between the city and the city manager.

The vote to terminate Cutsforth was unanimous, with Councilor Dennis Davis abstaining from voting, as he stated at an earlier meeting that he would be interested in filling the city manager position should it open up.

Green then asked the council to authorize himself, Mayor Craig LaFollette and Cutsforth to work together to establish a severance agreement, as discussed in the executive session. The council voted to authorize the meeting.

Mayor LaFollette then informed the council and those in the audience that the meeting scheduled for Dec. 3 to discuss possible local restrictions for a medical marijuana dispensary had been moved to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at city hall. The reason for moving the date was to allow Green to attend the meeting.

Green said the meeting would be a work session, with a question and answer process.

“I will be here on Dec. 10 to discuss time, place and manner restrictions on the dispensary,” Green said. “It will be an interactive process to come up with a product that is compatible with the community. The council does value your concerns.”

Other items on the agenda were tabled until the next council meeting that will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at city hall. The council will be meeting only once in December because of the Christmas holiday.


by Randy Parks
Burns Times-Herald

The Burns defense brings down Regis quarterback Aaron Guzman for no gain in the third quarter of the 2A semifinal game at Kennison Field in Hermiston. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

The Burns defense brings down Regis quarterback Aaron Guzman for no gain in the third quarter of the 2A semifinal game at Kennison Field in Hermiston. (Photo by RANDY PARKS)

Twelve down, one to go.

The Burns Hilanders advanced to the 2A football championship game by defeating Regis 33-0 at Hermiston High School on Saturday, Nov. 22.

“This is tribute to the players and coaches, all the effort they put out week to week to prepare for every game. You can see the effort in the results,” Burns coach Terry Graham said. “As head coach, I can’t ask for anymore than this. You start the season with the goal of winning a state championship, and 13 weeks later, we’re in that situation. You can’t ask for any more than that.”

Windy conditions held the two teams’ passing attacks in check, but Burns was able to rush for 332 yards, while the defense held Regis to 97 total yards, forced four turnovers, and blocked a punt for a score.

The Hilanders’ Jeff Davies led the running attack against the Rams, rushing for 218 yards on 25 carries with one touchdown. Austin Feist added another 108 yards on 21 carries, and scored three times.

Feist scored the first Hilander touchdown on a 36-yard run with 4:50 left to go in the first quarter, and Davies ran in the two-point conversion to put Burns up 8-0.

Following a Rams’ punt, the Hilanders put together a 15-play, 80-yard drive, finished off by Davies’ 8-yard TD run.

Davies ended the Rams’ next possession by intercepting Aaron Guzman’s pass and returning it to the Regis 16. Feist scored on the next play, and Burns led 20-0.

Feist scored from three yards out with less than a minute to go, and the two teams went into the locker rooms with Burns holding a 26-0 advantage.

The Rams were forced to punt on their first possession of the third quarter, but the Hilander defense got a good rush and blocked the punt into the end zone where it was recovered by Jack Van Tassel. James Obradovich added the extra point for a 33-0 lead.

The Rams then went to the air and moved the ball deep into Hilander territory. With a third-and-goal at the Burns 4, the Hilanders’ held the Rams out of the end zone and preserved the shutout.

Feist intercepted a pass on the Rams’ final drive of the game, and the Hilanders ran out the clock for the victory.

The Hilanders are in the championship game for the first time since 1999, when they lost to Sisters. Graham was also the head coach for Burns in that contest.

“Personally, this [winning the title] is something I’d like to do for the community,” Graham said. “All the support from parents and the community over the years has been great. I’d like to show our appreciation by being like the volleyball team and winning the state championship.”

Burns, 12-0, will play the Heppner Mustangs in the title game at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Hermiston High School.

The Mustangs moved into the championship game by beating Knappa 25-16, and are also 12-0 on the season.

“They’re a good football team,” Graham said. “You don’t get to be 12-0 without doing a lot of things right. We just need to play the game that we’re capable of playing.”

Reg       0      0     0     0      0

Bur        8    18     7     0     33

First quarter

Bur — Austin Feist 36 run (Jeff Davies run) 7:10

Second quarter

Bur —Davies 8 run (pass fail) 2:39

Bur — Feist 16 run (pass fail) 4:20

Bur — Feist 3 run (pass fail) 11:10

Third quarter

Bur — Jack Van Tassel recovered blocked punt (James Obradovich kick) 1:42

Individual statistics

Rushing — Burns, J. Davies 25-218, Feist 21-108, Recanzone 1-8, Blackburn 1-3, Van Tassel 1-(-5). Regis, Reynolds 16-13, Guzman 9-3, Minten 2-(-5), Scrocca 3-5, Gustin 2-3, Silbernagel 1-(-1), Frith 2-(-1).

Passing — Burns, Feist 1-9-2 15. Regis, Guzman 9-25-3 80, A. Wiltsey 0-1-0 0.

Receiving — Burns, Recanzone 1-15. Regis, Frith 3-38, Reynolds 1-0, M. Wiltsey 5-42.


Wednesday November 26

Posted on November 26th in Community Calendar

High Desert Park and Recreation District board of directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in their office at Ponderosa Village, at 7 p.m.

Harney County Health District board of directors meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in the board conference room of the hospital, in the entrance off N. Grand, at 6 p.m.

Christmas Cookie Prevention, a women’s fitness group will be held Wednesdays, through Dec 17 at Faith Baptist Church, 777 Saginaw in Hines. A beginners fitness class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a moderate intensity class from 6:05 p.m. to 6:25 p.m. The classes are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Kara Nelson 541-589-3773.

Storytime for preschoolers is scheduled at the Harney County Library, 80 W. D St., each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Contact the Harney County Library for more information, 541-573 6670.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns.

ALANON, a support group for friends and families of alcoholics, meets each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns. Please use the back door on the south side of the building. All interested are welcome.


Thursday November 27

Posted on November 26th in Community Calendar

Happy Thanksgiving!

Harney County Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Harney County Soil and Water Conservation District board of directors meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the USDA Service Center in Hines at 4:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Fall open enrollment for Medicare Drug plans and Advantage Healthplans. Trained SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program) will be at the Senior Center, 17 S. Alder, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help you compare your plans. Call 541-573-6024 for appointments.

A Walking Class is held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. indoors at the Harney County Senior and Community Services Center.

Kiwanis Club of Burns-Hines meets for a no-host luncheon at noon each Thursday at Bella Java, 314 N. Broadway in Burns.

A Women’s AA meeting is held every Thursday at noon at Foursquare Church, 74 S. Alvord, Burns.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at noon each Thursday at Hines City Hall, 101 E. Barnes. Call 541-573-2896.

Tai Chi for Better Balance with Diane Rapaport is held each Tuesday and Thursday at Harney County Senior and Community Services Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — free.


Friday November 28

Posted on November 26th in Community Calendar

Harney County Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hang out with friends at Harney County Library teen late night from 7-9 pm. Open to grades 6-12

Oregon Old Time Fiddlers, District 9, meets the first, third and fourth Friday of each month. Call Micky, 541-573-2515, for time and place.

A recovery group, “Celebrate Recovery,” meets each Friday at the Harney County Church of the Nazarene, 311 Roe Davis Ave. in Hines. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. The main meeting is held at 6 p.m. and small group sessions are at 7 p.m. For more information, call 541-573-7100.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets each Friday at Symmetry Care at 5 p.m.


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