Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

SUMPTER - Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge recently received three grants totaling $11,000, bringing the volunteer nonprofit group to within $78,849 of its five-year goal of raising money to finish restoring the historic gold-mining machine.

The group received $5,000 grants from Trust Management Services, and two grants through the Oregon Community Foundation:

andbull; $5,000 from the Robert W. Chandler II Fund

andbull; $1,000 from the Northeast Oregon Heritage Fund

Friends of the Sumpter Valley Dredge has a goal of raising $570,120 for the 2010-14 period. The three latest grants bring the total to $491,271 - 86 percent of the goal.

See more in Monday's issue of the Baker City Herald.