Escapees awaiting pending charges

The two juveniles who escaped from Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility outside La Grande in … Read more

Water project nears finish line

Island City now has 500,000-gallon reservoir in place

Water may begin flowing from the newest reservoir in Union County by late fall. A … Read more

Enterprise ranked among state’s best

Enterprise School District was named Oregon’s 14th-best school district in the 2018 Best School Districts … Read more

La Grande gym hosting bootcamp fundraiser

Proceeds to benefit Veterans Restorative Care Center

A La Grande business is planning a fundraiser to benefit an alternative care center for … Read more

Walden meets with officials

The revised Blue Mountain Forest Plan and paying to put out fires dominated the conversation … Read more

School board ratifies contract

Imbler School District teachers are set to receive salary increases each of the next two … Read more

McAuliffe pleads not guilty in bike trail shooting

KLAMATH FALLS — A Klamath Falls man accused of gunning down a woman Sept. 9 … Read more

Take ODFW’s new Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to learn how to tell the difference between wolves and coyotes

ODFW has launched a new online Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to help people … Read more

Imbler teachers to receive pay raises

Imbler School District teachers are set to receive salary increases for the next two years. … Read more

Young elk hunter lost and found

Missing Umatilla County boy wisely waited to be found

A 16-year-old elk hunter was found unharmed late Sunday afternoon in northern Union County, two … Read more

Barreto to seek re-election to Oregon House

COVE — Oregon Rep. Greg Barreto, R-Cove, has announced he plans to seek re-election to … Read more

Familiar name takes on role as new ordinance officer in Elgin

After four years without a city ordinance officer, the City of Elgin hired Alex Duffy … Read more

Council set to begin search

Union revising hiring policy, job description for city administrator

UNION — The Union City Council is moving closer to beginning its search for a … Read more

Snow in the forecast for late Monday and Tuesday

Light snowfall is expected to fall on portions of Union and Wallowa counties late Monday … Read more

Group prepares ballot measure

District would provide library services in up to six communities

ENTERPRISE — Fearing the loss of the county’s library, Wallowa Valley Library Foundation board members … Read more

Search locates young hunter

Missing Umatilla County boy wisely waited to be found

A 16-year-old elk hunter was found unharmed late Sunday afternoon in northern Union County, two … Read more

BRIEFLY: Exit 261 ramps to be paved this week

The Oregon Department of Transportation has completed paving on Island Avenue and this week will … Read more

POLICE LOG: Sept. 18, 2017

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Adam Waldon Newberry, 31, was arrested on a charge of … Read more

Lost hunter found in good condition

A 16-year-old elk hunter was found unharmed late Sunday afternoon in north Union County two … Read more

Man involved in stabbing incident indicted on assault charges

A man who was being held on a probation violation is now facing multiple assault … Read more

McClure, Howard will not run for re-election

Big changes are on the horizon for the three-member Union County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners … Read more

UCEDC talks of ending partnerships

Board members unsure of how agency would fare without city, county funds

The Union County Economic Development Corporation may be on the verge of cutting ties with … Read more

POLICE LOG: Sept. 15, 2017

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

BRIEFLY: A new siren may be in Union’s future

UNION — The Union City Council gave Assistant City Administrator Rod McKee the green light … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: ‘Wilderness’ is Sunday’s theme

The Season of Creation will continue at the First Presbyterian Church in La Grande at … Read more

Wallowology launches membership campaign

Science center shares the wonder of the ‘Wallowa Country’

JOSEPH — Since 2014, Wallowology, Joseph’s science center, has drawn thousands of visitors seeking knowledge … Read more

Gage Bingham, 8, returns to school after heart transplant

Elementary students at North Powder Charter School start school after flood damage repaired

NORTH POWDER — Gage Bingham, 8, started third grade at North Powder Charter School Monday. … Read more

3 fires burning in Hells Canyon

Blazes being managed as the Sheep Complex Fire

ENTERPRISE — A column of smoke from the Seven Devils Range in Idaho was clearly … Read more

LHS student cited for first-degree disorderly conduct

A 15-year-old female student at La Grande High School is being cited in lieu of … Read more

Imbler senior archiving grange’s historical inventory

Imbler High School senior Garrett Christensen took on an unusual task for his senior project, … Read more

Council to vote on quiet zone

Notice of intent to be discussed at October meeting

The La Grande City Council will make a decision about whether to pursue a quiet … Read more

Buxton program could help businesses

The La Grande Urban Renewal Agency and local business owners learned about services designed to … Read more

Council changes sewer rate hike

Decision amends oversight to sewer rate resolution

ELGIN — The Elgin City Council extended a hand of gratitude to firefighters and one … Read more

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