Cold winter, long spring delay start of fire season

ENTERPRISE — A cold winter and a long spring are postponing wildfire season in the … Read more

Firefighting crews head out to fires

The wildfire season is likely to arrive later than usual in Northeast Oregon, but some … Read more

Imbler teenager faces rape charges

Jordan Teeter makes initial court apperance Monday

An 18-year-old Imbler man will be under the continuous supervision of his parents after he … Read more

BRIEFS: Chamber reschedules 'family meeting'

The Union County Chamber of Commerce has announced that its “family meeting” scheduled Thursday will … Read more

La Grande-based physician helps brighten smiles

Doctor volunteers with program that provides free surgeries for children, adults in developing nations

They are children being rescued from the shadows of society, lives of darkness they will … Read more

Book finds its way back

Doran Hopkins compelled to return book to local family

The book’s cover was a bit faded and so was the handwritten inscription on its … Read more

Eastern sends off senior class

EOU graduates one of its larger classes

The Eastern Oregon University campus was busy Saturday with excitement as students, faculty, friends and … Read more

Free walk-in clinic for mumps vaccine set for Wednesday

A free walk-in vaccination clinic for mumps will be conducted from 4 p.m. to 6 … Read more

POLICE LOG: June 19, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Sabrina Marlene Clark, 39, Elgin, was arrested on a Union … Read more

Rural vets get help

Highly Rural transports veterans to distant doctors appointments

ENTERPRISE — In just two years, more than 500,000 miles were logged transporting veterans in … Read more

Hardesty arrested on rape charge

La Grande man allegedly caught by caretaker in the act

Devon Brian Hardesty has been released to the Rise Inc. Pendleton location after being arrested … Read more

BRIEFLY: Library sponsors garden tea party

COVE — A garden tea sponsored by the Cove Library will be held from 11 … Read more

Family donates conservation easement to Wallowa trust

JOSEPH — More than 50 acres of Wallowa Lake’s East Moraine was protected from development … Read more

Mid-Co comes under scrutiny

School board, bus company discuss issues with student transportation

At Wednesday’s regularly scheduled La Grande School Board meeting, representatives of the Mid-Columbia Bus Co. … Read more

Group brightens La Grande with painted rocks

Jennifer Boyd has a simple solution for people dealing with busy schedules or coping with … Read more

Plan leaves out passenger trains

Transportation plan does not include funding for returning rail service

Advocates for returning passenger rail service to Eastern Oregon were in Salem earlier this month … Read more

Council approves COLA raises

La Grande police, management to see pay increases

The La Grande City Council approved cost of living adjustments for the police department and … Read more

BRIEFLY: Benefit for Bingham family is June 17

Helping Hands is hosting a bazaar to benefit the Bingham family from 9 a.m. to … Read more

POLICE LOG: June 16, 2017

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Joseph Newell Smith, 24, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Local Boy Scout troop reaches out to MERA

Members of Boy Scout Troop 514 plant more than 500 trees recently

The Mount Emily Recreation Area has a greener future thanks to Boy Scout Troop 514. … Read more

Stampeders honor Botz as 2017 grand marshal

ELGIN — The Elgin Stampeders are honoring Ed Botz as their grand marshal to preside … Read more

EOU graduation set for Saturday

EOU alum and Micronesian senator to speak

Eastern Oregon University alum and At-Large State of Pohnpei Representative to the Twentieth Congress of … Read more

Horse ride brings awareness

Survivor to ride 10,000 miles across U.S. in four years

The old John Wayne quote “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway” … Read more

Health officials work to curb spread of mumps

OHA says Union County mumps cases first in at least a decade

A mumps outbreak continues to hit Union County, and health officials are urging people to … Read more

Library closing topic of hearing

Cuts to county’s budget behind proposed closure

ENTERPRISE — It was standing room only in the Wallowa County Courthouse Thornton Conference Room … Read more

Health officials: Vaccination is key

Individual with mumps should isolate themselves, officials say

Local health officials said this week that the most important action people with mumps can … Read more

BRIEFLY: IC Cemetery board meets at 5 p.m. Thursday

The Island City Cemetery Maintenance District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at … Read more

Masonic Lodge celebrates 150th year in La Grande

A historian documenting the 150-year history of the La Grande Masonic Lodge No. 41 would … Read more

Free lunch program changing

Some Central Elementary School students will likely have to remember to bring lunch money to … Read more

Animals rescued from blaze

Small fire breaks out Saturday at Animal Health Center

ISLAND CITY — No people or animals were injured in a dryer fire at a … Read more

EOLS wraps another week

UNION — One of Eastern Oregon’s oldest celebrations drew large crowds last week as the … Read more

BRIEFLY: Cookie Walk benefits senior meal programs

UNION — A Cookie Walk at 11:15 a.m. June 14 at the Union County Senior … Read more

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