Harney County

Harney County, Oregon

450 N Buena Vista Ave
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: (541) 573-6641
Fax: (541) 573-8370

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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On Tuesday, Combs diedA in a crash in Oregon's Alvord Desert,A as confirmed by The Harney County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.
"Jessi Combs was pronounced deceased at the scene," the Harney County Sheriff's Office statement said.
According to (https://www.ktvz.com/news/fatal-crash-ends-alvord-desert-land-speed-record-attempt/1114031117) KTVZ  in Bend, Oregon,  the Harney County Sheriff's Department had received a 911 call about a crash in the desert a little after 4 p.m.
Tuesday's attempt resulted in a 911 call to the Harney County Sheriff's Office around 4 p.m., according to KTVZ in Oregon.
Sagebrush Collaboration: How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
When the Harney County district attorney asked for a list of capable girls who might be interested in working in his office, teachers provided him with only one name, Norma Petersen.
In Harney County for instance, where the Department granted too many new permits, household wells are drying up.
Federal regulators who control most of the land (despite their inability to show how or when they ever bought it from the state, as required by the Constitution)--ludicrously claiming to be "protecting wilderness" and "saving endangered species"--have changed Harney County in mere decades from the most prosperous to the poorest county in Oregon by progressively shutting down logging, sawmills, mines, and ranches.
"The occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge has been a long and traumatic episode for the citizens of Harney County and the members of the Burns Paiute tribe," US Attorney Billy Williams said in the statement.
Medenbach was detained outside a supermarket in Burns, Oregon, according to the Harney County sheriff's office.
During the 1970s, [greater than or equal to] 1 specimen was observed or collected near Fields in Harney County, Burns Junction and other areas in Malheur County (Olterman and Verts 1972), and as far west as 10 km south of Klamath Falls in Kiamath County (Laughlin and Cooper 1973).