Burns Times-Herald

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Burns Times-Herald
Typeweekly newspaper
Founder(s)David Louis Grace, Nellie R. Grace
Headquarters355 N Broadway Ave, Burns, OR
CityBurns, Oregon
CountryUnited States

The Burns Times-Herald is a weekly newspaper serving the city of Burns, Oregon, and the surrounding Harney County area.[1][2]

About six newspapers were consolidated over several decades to result in the Times-Herald.[3] The following papers ultimately combined to form the current Times-Herald:

  • Harney Valley Items, 1885
  • East Oregon Herald, David Louis Grace and Nellie R. Grace, 1887
  • Harney County News, Nellie R. Grace, 1894
  • Times-Herald, Julian and Charles A. Byrd had in 1891 purchased the Herald, the Harney Times, and the Burns Tribune, 1896
  • Burns News absorbed the Harney Valley Items, and competed with the Times-Herald until consolidated with it, 1930.

Early on, coverage was largely agricultural, with articles picked up from nearby Oregon and Idaho papers. The Graces were highly involved in the local community, and retained ownership until 1923.

Julian Byrd managed the paper for 40 years, and was considered instrumental in bringing the telephone, electricity, and movies to the rural city, as well as advocating for railroad lines. The newspaper changed ownership many times from 1930 to 2006, when the paper's journalists bought it, in the state's first staff buyout.[3]


The paper's motto is "Covers Harney County like the Sagebrush".[4]


  1. ^ Friedman, Ralph (July 10, 1960). "Old West lingers on in Oregon's High Country". The New York Times. p. XX22. The county has only one movie house, in Burns; only two physicians, both in Burns; only two television sets outside of Burns and one weekly newspaper, The "Burns Times Herald".
  2. ^ Turnbull, George S. (1939). "Harney County" . History of Oregon Newspapers. Binfords and Mort.
  3. ^ a b "Burns Times-Herald". University of Oregon Library. March 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "About Us". Burns Times-Herald. Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2009.

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