POLICE LOG: April 20, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Shane Allen Sain, 31, was arrested on a parole and … Read more

BRIEFLY: District 2 candidate visits La Grande

LA GRANDE — The public is invited to meet Jamie McLeod-Skinner, candidate for Congressional District … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Message explores ‘What Being Christian Means’

LA GRANDE — Pastor Al Mortimer’s message at at the La Grande Church of the … Read more

LGPD investigates homicide

UPDATED: 2 p.m., April 20

Lesley Kopp, 67, Cove, is the confirmed victim of Thursday morning’s homicide investigation. La Grande … Read more


Distracted driving causes a crash every 2.5 hours in Oregon

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month, the first to take place since Oregon’s distracted driving … Read more

Impact 100 distributes more than $17k

Impact 100, one of Union County’s leading philanthropic organizations, marked a milestone Sunday. The group … Read more

Judge applicants qualified

An opening for Union County Circuit Court Judge has attracted several impressive applicants. Gov. Kate … Read more

BRIEFLY: LG School District and Mountain Valley Therapy agree to new contract

LA GRANDE — The La Grande School Board voted to ratify a new contract with … Read more

POLICE LOGS: April 18, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrest: Miles Mason Levi, 28, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Union County dispatchers discuss texting service

Umatilla County makes it possible to text in an emergency

Umatilla County recently added a service that allows text messaging to 911 dispatch in an … Read more

State releases ’17 wolf report

ENTERPRISE – In 2017 wolves showed the most successful reproduction since the species began migrating … Read more

Meet the candidates for Union County District Attorney

What can you bring to the position your opponent cannot? ECKSTEIN: Experience. I have a … Read more

Meet the candidates for Union County Commissioner

What is your educational or political background? ANDERES (position one): My education and political background: … Read more

BRIEFLY: Fishtrap celebrates student storytelling, multimedia projects

ENTERPRISE — The 2018-2018 Fishtrap Story Lab Student Showcase begins at 6 p.m. April 17 … Read more

Dispatchers recognized

Appreciation week draws attention to invaluable workers

Toni Grove and Tesmond Hurd sit in front of their computer monitors on Thursday afternoon, … Read more

Greif is next Elgin High principal

Superintendent will take on new role at high school

Elgin High School’s next principal will not need to spend any time familiarizing herself with … Read more

LGSD budget approved by committee

Budget would add teaching positions

The La Grande School District’s proposed 2018-19 budget received a big thumbs-up from its budget … Read more

Outdoor school gets green light

Sixth-graders at La Grande Middle School will soon be bound for a 186-acre classroom. The … Read more

EOU considers Pearson partnership

At Thursday afternoon’s meeting of the Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees, President Tom Insko … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Christ brings peace, then and now

LA GRANDE — The Bible tells us that Jesus appeared in his resurrected body for … Read more

POLICE LOGS: April 13, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Cheyenne Victoria Whinery, 23, was arrested by Payette County, Idaho … Read more

BRIEFLY: GRH Auxiliary will install new officers

LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary’s April meeting will be held April 16 … Read more

Wallowa County considers tax bump

ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County is considering an increase in its lodging tax, raising additional funds … Read more

Council discusses recreational center

La Grande City Council requests more details

The La Grande City Council asked for more information about a potential new community recreation … Read more

Union County 4-H robotics club off to promising start

La Grande Masonic Lodge plays key role in success of club

A group of grade school students are helping Union County 4-H break new ground after … Read more

POLICE LOG: April 11, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrest: Lisa Renee Little, 52, unknown address, was arrested by the … Read more

BRIEFLY: Free film follows Bedouin boy’s desert journey

LA GRANDE — Foreign Film Friday for adults is the second Friday of the month, … Read more

Butner receives 75 months for assault

Domestic violence conviction is his third

Eric Wayne Butner will be in prison for the next 75 months after he pleaded … Read more

Union may lower fee

System Development Charge could be deterring construction

UNION — The cost of constructing buildings in Union may soon drop significantly. The Union … Read more

No longer feasible to staff health department

Wallowa County to relinquish public health functions

ENTERPRISE — With less and less state funding for the county health department, Wallowa County … Read more

Brown calls for recovery plan

Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order last week declaring addiction has reached the level … Read more

West sets goal of rural family medicine practice

Enticing physicians to practice medicine in Northeast Oregon has its challenges, but no one has … Read more

BRIEFLY: Elgin School Board to meet April 10

ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet Tuesday. The meeting will start at 6 … Read more

POLICE LOGS: April 9, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Christopher Michael Frank, 32, a transient, was arrested on a … Read more

Hunters encouraged to use non-lead bullets

Legislative debates regarding the use of lead bullets by hunters began more than three decades … Read more

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