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To the People of Harney County,

     Harney County government is experiencing a financial crisis.  Beginning in 2018, the County Judge and Treasurer discovered that for many years -- five years at a minimum, but possibly longer -- the budget process each year had proceeded based on a significantly over-stated beginning fund balance.  That meant the County passed budgets that exceeded yearly revenue.  Please follow this link to view the full letter from the Harney County Court to the People of Harney County regarding the budget crisis.

Harney County Court Press Release, April 18, 2019: Regarding the resignation of Sheriff Ward. Please follow this link to view the full press release.