Driven by a lifelong passion

Eddie Woodburn, the head wrestling coach at Bridge Creek High School in southern Oklahoma, doesn’t … Read more

Union County Safe Communities Coalition holds awards ceremony

Individuals, organizations recognized for helping reduce drug and alcohol use among youths

Seven individuals and organizations helping to reduce drug and alcohol use among youths in Union … Read more

Union County Strike Team assigned to Thomas Fire

The Union County Strike Team has been assigned to the Thomas Fire near Ventura, California. … Read more

Rygg ordered to pay $8,000 reduced restitution

Statute of limitations impacted final restitution amount

A former Island City recorder has been ordered to pay restitution to the city following … Read more

Abuse of system a cause of concern

Max sits at Tabbie Roberts’ feet in a La Grande restaurant. He lies down, looking … Read more

BRIEFS: Annual Cove toy drive now underway

COVE — The 19th annual Cove toy drive sponsored by Cheri’s Main Street Salon is … Read more

POLICE LOG: DEC. 11, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: William Daniel Hays, 47, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Mayors meet to discuss resources

Meetings give counties’ mayors chance to network

As an extension of their own personal conversations, the mayors of Union County are now … Read more

Urban Renewal Agency approves contract extension

Three-year contract with Buxton will cost the city $50,000 a year for potential business leads

The Urban Renewal Agency approved a three-year extension of its contract with Buxton, an analytics … Read more

Baker mom back from overseas deployment

BAKER CITY — The kids didn’t know what to do. They hadn’t hugged their mom, … Read more

Officials urge public to follow track guidelines

Rules meant to help preserve integrity of the newly-refurbished high school track

La Grande High School’s synthetic track, once a mass of large cracks and fissures, looks … Read more

Daggett to run for seat on board

Enterprise resident running for commission seat

ENTERPRISE — Enterprise resident Diane Daggett has announced her intention to run for Wallowa County … Read more

La Grande man faces 18 sexual abuse charges

Brett Kleng arrested Wednesday, bail set at $500,000 during court appearance

A La Grande man is facing 18 sex abuse charges — 17 of which are … Read more

Two-vehicle crash claims life of Molalla man on Highway 351

A Mollala man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 351 near Wallowa … Read more

BRIEFLY: Union City Council meets Monday

UNION — The Union City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in Union’ … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Dec 11, 2017

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

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Get Herod’s perspective on Christmas story

Pastor Ray Smith will perform a monologue about the Christmas story from the perspective of … Read more

December 7, 1941 - Remembering Pearl Harbor

Editor's note: This article on Gerald Botts and his experience at Pearl Harbor first appeared … Read more

Union County firefighters head to California to fight wildfires

Firefighters from La Grande, La Grande Rural, Imbler and North Powder fire departments join strike team

Union County firefighters are headed down to Southern California after multiple wildfires threaten major populated … Read more

Local business earns National Guard honor

Heart ‘n Home Palliative Care given ESGR Patriot Award

Nobody ever said serving in the Oregon National Guard would be easy. But Master Sgt. … Read more

No one injured in North Powder area house fire

Home a total loss but was insured

NORTH POWDER — Nick and Hilary Cox had just gone to bed Monday night after … Read more

Benefit to raise training money

Funds from fundraising bazaar to aid La Grande family with costs of training service dog

Two-year-old Archer Williams’ parents gave him an Australian-Shepherd and Border Collie mix puppy a little … Read more

Local county businesses take the ‘pledge’

Pledge centers on residents putting more effort into shopping locally, and businesses doing everything possible for customers

The Union County Chamber of Commerce recently decided to invite local businesses and the community … Read more

Police urge residents to make safety a priority

Make your safety a priority, be observant and do not waste a second before calling … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Dec. 6, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Savana Ann Whipple, 30, unknown address, was arrested by the … Read more

BRIEFLY: IC Cemetery meeting open to the public

An Island City Cemetery Maintenance District meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at … Read more

Nobody hurt in early morning house fire

NORTH POWDER — Nobody was injured early Tuesday morning in a house fire four miles … Read more

Festival of Trees raises $43,000

Strikingly decorated Christmas trees were easy to find and so were people with generous hearts … Read more

Lifelong fan now rodeo royalty

Herbes named princess on the 2018 Pendleton Round-Up Court

Elizabeth Herbes is no stranger to the Pendleton Round-Up, but this year is her first … Read more

Wolves may have killed llama

ODFW releases report detailing November killing in Five Points Creek area

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined it is likely but not certain … Read more

BRIEFLY: Observer’s new rural delivery system affects deadlines

Due to the oncoming winter weather and the difficulty in maintaining rural route paper carriers, … Read more

POLICE LOG: Dec. 4, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Savana Ann Whipple, 30, unknown address, was arrested by the … Read more

ODFW: llama death likely wolf related

Attack occurred in late November in Five Points Creek area

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined that it is likely — but … Read more

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