Blue Mountain Eagle

Blue Mountain Eagle recognized for community wildfire coverage

The Blue Mountain Eagle and EO Media Group newsrooms in Eastern Oregon have been working tirelessly to inform their communities this fire season. On September 9, Oregon Public Radio’s Think Out Loud recognized those efforts and spoke with Eagle Interim Editor Tim Trainor on the air. “The Blue Mountain Eagle has to collect and spread […]


Blue Mountain Eagle has ‘new’ sports reporter

JOHN DAY – She moved her chair into a new cubicle. That’s about all the relocating Angel Carpenter had to do when she took on the full-time sports position at the Blue Mountain Eagle office. Carpenter, who has worked at the Eagle since 2004, has held several responsibilities during that time, working part-time: reporter, proofreader, […]


EO Media Group earns 61 awards at ONPA for news and advertising

EO Media Group earned 61 awards overall in the Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s Association 2013 annual contests. The awards were announced at the annual ONPA convention in Bend and included 24 first-place trophies. The contest covers entires published during the calendar year 2012. Capital Press ONPA Associate Member Publications Contest Winners 2013 (1) Graphics, Group A, […]


Eagle wins 2 awards

JOHN DAY – The Blue Mountain Eagle received two awards in the Oregon and Southwest Washington Society for Professional Journalists contest celebrating work done in 2010. The Eagle staff – writers Cheryl Hoefler, Sandra Gubel, Angel Carpenter and editor Scotta Callister – won third place in comprehensive coverage for work on the Aryan Nations proposal […]


Idaho rights group honors Eagle

COUER D’ALENE, Idaho – It was a night to celebrate nonviolence, diversity and successes in the pursuit of human rights. The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, which has been promoting civil rights for 30 years in northern Idaho, presented one of two 2010 Civil Rights Awards to the Blue Mountain Eagle newspaper for […]


Eagle picks up news awards

JOHN DAY – The Blue Mountain Eagle received eight awards in the annual Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest. The awards, announced at ONPA’s summer convention in Salem last week, included four first-place honors in the Eagle’s circulation category. The firsts were: Best Special Section, to the staff for the Explore Grant County guide. […]


Eagle tapped for award

PORTLAND – Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon announced this week it will give its annual Two Pauls Award to the Blue Mountain Eagle, Grant County’s newspaper. The award recognizes the newspaper’s push for immediate action to create a community response and dialogue when an Aryan Nations member announced plans to create a headquarters in John Day. […]


Newspaper wins 10 staff awards plus second-place general excellence in state contest

The Daily Astorian earned 10 awards in the annual Better Newspapers Contest organized by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association for work in 2008. The newspaper also placed second in the general excellence category, for all newspapers with a daily circulation of 10,000 or below. The paper earned four first-place trophies. Photographer Alex Pajunas earned two. […]


Eagle flies away with ad honors

BEND – The Blue Mountain Eagle racked up nine awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Best Ad Ideas Contest, held Sept. 23 to 25 at Mt. Bachelor Village. The nine awards presented to the Eagle were the most by a nondaily newspaper. Sierra Stafford, the Eagle’s graphic designer was responsible for the work that […]