BURNS, OR -- Harney County officials have canceled Monday night's scheduled community meeting. The weekly meetings had been held at a local school, but continued concerns over firearms at a school facility - which violated district policy - pushed this week's meeting to the Burns Senior Center.
Officials also had announced this meeting would be open only to Harney County residents, with tickets issued after proof of residency was provided. Click HERE
to read about changes to the format, imposed by county officials.
County Judge Steve Grasty issued a statement Sunday, saying the meeting was canceled after community leaders learning of plans to protest the event and block the entrance to the Senior Center. Click HERE
to read Judge Grasty's full statement.
No word yet, on when these weekly meetings will resume.