Ditch restoration benefits fish and crops

Tulley-Hill ditch supplies Wallowa mid-valley with key irrigation water

WALLOWA — The Wallowa mid-valley isn’t just home to stunning scenery — it contains some … Read more

SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Baker City teen represents Oregon at national Junior Angus Association conference

RALEIGH, N.C. — Morgan Scilacci of Baker City was one of three Oregon members of … Read more

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Rocky Mountain Exteriors Opens La Grande Location

The owner of one of La Grande’s newest businesses wasn’t completely convinced that the local … Read more

Kickboxing classes help students master fear

New La Grande business provides self-defense instruction

Kickboxing is a sport with a maze of rules, none of which concerned Chris Pender, … Read more

SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Business Oregon funds statewide development projects

Several projects in Eastern Oregon have been chosen to receive a piece of Business Oregon’s … Read more

Wallowa County business helps its customers go green

Enterprise Electric earns state ranking

ENTERPRISE — A local business has made the list of top solar contractors in the … Read more

SMALL BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: OLCC receives 27 liquor store applications

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission received 27 applications for new liquor stores in 14 counties … Read more

Small-business Happenings: OLCC receives 27 liquor store applications

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission received 27 applications for new liquor stores in 14 counties … Read more

Wallowa County business helps its customers go green

Enterprise Electric earns state ranking

ENTERPRISE — A local business has made the list of top solar contractors in the … Read more

Little Pig Gets Bigger

Baker City coffee shop adds market

Erin Hansen has officially opened the new Little Pig Market, but she plans to build … Read more

SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Union County Chamber puts together parade goody bags

The Union County Chamber urges local businesses to make use of parade goody bags as … Read more

New La Grande flower business blossoms

Carrie Hayes’ new business offers unique subscription service to customers

Carrie Hayes has always had a thing for flowers. “I was the little girl out … Read more

SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Local firefighter recognized for dedication to job

For the past six years, local firefighter Ben Kihleng has dedicated his life to fighting … Read more

Robert Dooley has grown his business one delivery at a time

Rob’s Speedy Delivery moves from food delivery to freight

Through hard work and ingenuity, a La Grande man has built a successful courier and … Read more

SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: St. Luke’s medical clinic changes hours of operation

BAKER CITY — Eastern Oregon Medical Associates St. Luke’s Clinic has new operating hours. Regular … Read more

SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: National FFA scholarship awarded to local student

The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Dealer scholarship to Wade Rynearson of … Read more

JaxDog adds book selection to complement cafe

JaxDog Cafe has added two little words to its business name, but the phrase, “and … Read more

SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Angus breeder recognized for efforts to improve productivity

Daniel Heath, of La Grande, recently enrolled in the American Angus Association’s MaternalPlus program as … Read more

Range Rider keeps cowboy spirit alive

ENTERPRISE — For 70 years, the Range Rider has been an icon in Enterprise, with … Read more

SMALL BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Harrop named president of Baker City hospital

BAKER CITY — J. Phil Harrop has been named permanent president of St. Alphonsus Medical … Read more

Cool, wet spring slows crops

As the calendar flips to June, it comes as no surprise to Oregonians that spring … Read more

Pigtail Pork brand wins awards in hog heaven

COVE — Ezekiel Elmer, 18, used a knife to trim excess fat from a slab … Read more

Island City irrigation company changes hands

Precision Rain purchased by Cortney Forsberg, Kurt Romans

The past month has been one of transition for a longtime leader in irrigation service … Read more

BUSINESS BRIEFLY: Baker County quilting business featured in magazine

HALFWAY — Quilts Plus in Halfway has been chosen as one of the 10 featured … Read more

Business Briefly: Eastern Oregon tourism workshop slated for June

ONTARIO — A half-day workshop designed to help Eastern Oregon organizations and businesses succeed in … Read more

Finding a new home

Bookstore owner, theatre troupe director optimistic about new location

Looking Glass Books may be moving to a smaller location at 1304 Adams Ave., but … Read more

Brookshire continues pharmacy’s legacy

UNION — Walt Brookshire has proven that you can go home again. After graduating from … Read more

Vets help prepare animals for open range

Tooth and hoof care, vaccinations provided to ward off serious illnesses

ENTERPRISE — As the grass in the Wallowa Valley greens up cattle are herded to … Read more

Junipers vs. sage grouse

New study shows cutting junipers can improve survival among sage grouse populations

Christian Hagen says bird experts had long believed that sage grouse stayed away from juniper … Read more

SMALL BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Enrollment period for farm safety net programs continues

Producers on farms with base acres under the safety net programs established by the 2014 … Read more

Mountain Meadows is all about family

New adult foster home opens in La Grande

A new adult foster home has opened its doors and management is looking for the … Read more

SMALL BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: IDA funds available

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