BRIEFLY: Imbler School Board meets tonight

IMBLER — The Imbler School District Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. … Read more

One man injured in vehicle vs. train accident

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning when the Nissan pickup he was driving collided … Read more

Couple celebrates unique anniversary

North Powder firefighters celebrate anniversary by fighting Bear Butte Fire

NORTH POWDER — Jaime and Jered Kmetic usually have a low-key anniversary hanging out together. … Read more

Cove’s best honored as Cherry Fair grand marshals

Long-time Cove residents Dan and Dyann Seaman said they were honored this year to participate … Read more

Former Eastern Oregon professor recalls last total eclipse

Kendall Baxter said when totality came it was like someone hit the mute button

Retired Eastern Oregon University science professor Kendall Baxter vividly recalls what he saw 38-1/2 years … Read more

City of La Grande Public Works paving on fourth street

The City of La Grande Public Works Department will be paving on Fourth Street between … Read more

POLICE LOG: Aug. 21, 2017

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Michael Jacob Altherr-Miller, 33, La Grande, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: Community asked to weigh in on B2H

Citizens have an opportunity to tell elected officials their opinions about Idaho Power’s Boardman to … Read more

OBITS: Aug. 21, 2017

Schaad, Beeson, Wain

Dana Schaad La Grande Dana Schaad, 46, of La Grande, died Aug. 18. An obituary … Read more

ODOT: Eastern Oregon traffic starting to slow down for eclipse, plan for delays

Traffic on Eastern Oregon highways is beginning to increase as travelers head towards the zone … Read more

Clear skies forecast for Monday morning eclipse

The weather should be nearly ideal for watching Monday morning’s total solar eclipse in Northeast … Read more

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to … Read more

Sign elicits strong reactions

Business owner takes a stand, posts anti-Trump sign

A La Grande business owner is getting mixed reactions after she put a sign in … Read more

Timber company puts land for sale

Company will reinvest proceeds in Montana

ENTERPRISE — One of Wallowa County’s largest private landowners has put nearly 20,000 acres of … Read more

Highway 73 to and from Anthony Lakes is now open to the public after Bear Butte fire

Recreationists can travel from the east or west into the Elkhorn Scenic Byway; previous road closures are now rescinded

Officials from the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (WWNF) announced today that Forest Road 73 (FS 73), … Read more

Wallowa facility has new steward

WALLOWA — A neglected U.S. Forest Service compound is coming alive again as local volunteers … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Message will show God’s light cannot be blocked

Pastor Al Mortimer’s message, “In the Eclipses of Life,” will be based on John 1:3-5 … Read more

BRIEFLY: Mop up phase continues on fire

The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday afternoon in a news release that the 499-acre Bear … Read more

POLICE LOG: Aug. 18, 2017

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to seven calls for medical … Read more

The EOCenes bring bluegrass home

The EOCenes had its origins at Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University). All were … Read more

Police make arrest in car break-ins case

Police report at least two victims, possibly more

One suspected car prowler has been arrested, and the La Grande Police Department believes there … Read more

Mop-up phase continues for Bear Butte Fire

The 499-acre Bear Butte Fire in the Anthony Lakes area is now almost contained. The … Read more

UPDATED: ODFW confirms another depredation by Harl Butte Pack

Removal of wolves from Harl Butte Pack in early August didn’t change pack behavior

ENTERPRISE — Two more Harl Butte Pack wolves are targeted to be killed following the … Read more

West Nile virus, other mosquito-borne diseases are reminder to protect yourself during eclipse watching

New cases of West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis have been discovered in mosquitoes … Read more

Day camp encourages creativity

Campers honed cooking and gardening skills

JOSEPH — On an early August afternoon outside The Place, the community center next to … Read more

Few rooms remain vacant

Hotels, RV spaces mostly full ahead of eclipse

If you’re calling accommodations providers in La Grande trying to make a reservation for this … Read more

Union to seek levy for library

Residents will vote on option levy on Nov. 7 ballot

UNION — The short-term financial future of the Union Carnegie Library may soon be as … Read more

ODOT braces for influx of travelers for eclipse

While the Oregon Department of Transportation doesn’t know exactly how many travelers will be on … Read more

BRIEFLY: GRH Hospice earns recognition

Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice has been recognized at the national level for superior performance. GRH … Read more

LHS alumnus finds fame on Facebook

For one former La Grande High School gridiron star, Facebook, rather than football, has proven … Read more

Union voters to decide on library levy

Union voters will have a chance in November to provide their public library with a … Read more

Family says father was not forgotten

Elbert Hempel’s cremains were taken to Portland without knowledge, family says

Brian Hempel, of La Grande, received a shock a week ago that has left him … Read more

Deputy reaches out to child in Georgia

Union County Deputy Dane Jensen treasured his collection of 21 police patches, but he treasured … Read more

No bag limit at Thief Valley Reservoir due to dry conditions

The no bag limit will begin Aug. 16

NORTHEAST, Ore. — Dry conditions in Eastern Oregon and declining water levels in Thief Valley … Read more

New fires reported across Umatilla National Forest

Nelson Fire burning 25 miles southwest of La Grande

PENDLETON — Several new fires were detected across the Umatilla National Forest Monday as cloudy … Read more

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