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


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Payless has filed for bankruptcy and will immediately close 400 stores

Island City store on initial list

Grande Ronde Valley shoppers’ options for apparel will get a little slimmer. On the heels … Read more

Union family business whips up new trade

After three decades in auto repair, the Freemans are well acquainted with owning a family … Read more

Oregon hotels unapologetic, silent about cancellations

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SMALL-BUSINESS HAPPENINGS: Baker City woman joins national organization

BAKER CITY — Katherine Wilde of Baker City is a new junior member of the … Read more

Area entities pose united front for forest funding

ENTERPRISE — One of Northeastern Oregon’s largest employers is garnering support in its effort to … Read more

Economic Development District putting together list of potential projects for 2017

It’s the time of the year when the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District reaches out … Read more

Growing Generosity

The Wildhorse Foundation of Pendleton has topped a milestone while putting wind beneath the wings … Read more

Adult foster home gives residents more personal care

Nadine’s Nest recently opened to keep adults healthy and happy

One daughter took it upon herself to open up a more personalized adult foster home … Read more

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