Harney County

Harney County, Oregon

450 N Buena Vista Ave
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: (541) 573-6641
Fax: (541) 573-8370
www.co.harney.or.us

In southeastern OR; organized Feb 25, 1889 from Grant County. Name Origin: For Gen. William Selby Harney (1800-89), officer in the Black Hawk War, Seminole War, and Mexican-American War; commander of department of OR who was instrumental in opening eastern OR for settlement

Area (sq mi):: 10226.49 (land 10134.33; water 92.16) Population per square mile: 0.70
Population 2005: 6,898 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.30%; 1990-2000 7.80% Population 2000: 7,609 (White 89.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 4.20%; Asian 0.50%; Other 7.50%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 39.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,159; median household $30,957; Population below poverty level: 11.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,140-$22,823
Unemployment (2004): 9.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.20% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 2.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston-based Clear Ballot announced today the signing of a contract with Harney County, Oregon to provide the county with ClearVote, Clear Ballot's next generation voting system solution.
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Despite the Harney County commissioners' decision, it is legal to possess a limited quantity of pot in Burns.
In 1982, the charter was changed and so was the name to Harney County FCU.
They are jails in Alfalfa County, Atoka County and Harney County.
The town of Fields in southern Harney County, for instance, has the only gas pumps for miles around, and anyone arriving there low on fuel had better hope the combination store, cafe and gas station is open.
The Harney County Health Department will host an anti-tobacco door decorating contest for Burns -area students to show off their creativity and learn about the perils of smoking.
Fifteen sheep captured in the Deschutes River canyon were released at Alvord Peaks in Harney County and 20 sheep captured in the John Day River canyon went to McClellan in Grant County.
Only in Harney County would we find someone like this, in a cattle drive," he said.
The grant winners are: -- Harney County Chamber of Commerce, for a new Oregon High Desert Discovery Scenic Byway brochure -- Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, for regional co-op advertising in Travel Oregon magazine -- City of Condon, for a brochure to promote tourism -- Sherman County, for a new tourism brochure, driving tour guide and a tourism addition to the county's website -- Wheeler County Cultural & Heritage Coalition, for an event brochure -- Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, for a Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts brochure -- Coos Art Museum.
Lightning is forecast through the weekend in a band of Southern Oregon stretching from west of the Cascade Range to Harney County in the eastern part of the state.
Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Facility in Harney County, Ore.