Oregon pays out $85M in pot taxes

The first distributions of nearly $85 million in marijuana tax revenues are already on the … Read more

POLICE LOG: Oct. 16, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Dalton Stuart Jones, 21, Union, was arrested on a charge … Read more

BRIEFLY: Library scavenger hunt is underway

The Cook Memorial Library invites children to participate in a scavenger hunt through Nov. 15. … Read more

Insurer warns of deer collisions

Accidents increase during fall mating season

Drivers in Oregon have a better chance than drivers in any other Western state of … Read more

Banquet to honor ag, merchants

Annual Farmer-Merchant Banquet set for Nov. 9 will feature some surprises

The Union County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 69th annual Farmer-Merchant Banquet Nov. … Read more

Catherine Creek wolves kill calf

UNION — Wolves from the Catherine pack in Union County are responsible for killing a … Read more

City temporarily adds chlorine to water

ISLAND CITY — Tap water in Island City now tastes a little different, but there … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Guest leads Sunday worship service

COVE — The Cove United Methodist Church will welcome Ruth Payton as the leader of … Read more

County looks to build for future

Commissioners, mayors meet to work together on economic development

Now that the Union County Economic Development Corporation has gone its own way, the county … Read more

OBITS: Oct. 13, 2017

Lucille D. Cooper La Grande Lucille D. Cooper, 101, of La Grande, died Oct. 11 … Read more

BRIEFLY: Health District Board has open positions

UNION — The South County Health District will hold its next board meeting at 5:30 … Read more

Teaming up to reduce fire risk

Caring for forestland takes teamwork

JOSEPH — Dan Gover is retired from the U.S. Forest Service, but managing nearly 2,000 … Read more

Snow may be on its way

Winter weather possible for Union, Wallowa counties

A solid chance of measurable snowfall is in the forecast for Wallowa County for today, … Read more

Josephy Center receives funding

The Oregon Community Foundation awarded $85,000 to the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in … Read more

POLICE LOG: OCT. 11, 2017

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to 11 calls for medical … Read more

BRIEFLY: Bid awarded for Union water project

UNION — The Union City Council awarded a bid of $299,697 to a Union firm … Read more

Seniors give back to town

LHS seniors volunteer during annual day of service

Eighteen students from La Grande High School spread bark mulch on the strip between the … Read more

McClure: ‘You need to like people’

Commissioners stress importance of caring for people

Filing to be a county commissioner is simple. All you have to do is fill … Read more

Progress made at old Central

Parking area may be in by Thanksgiving

An Idaho demolition team is making significant progress in knocking down the old Central Elementary … Read more

Police Log: Oct. 9, 2017

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to 10 calls for medical … Read more

Briefly: Island Avenue project continues

ODOT announced that this week along Island Avenue, excavation, concrete curb and concrete sidewalk ramp … Read more

Power outage hits Elgin Sunday morning

A power outage hit the Elgin area early Sunday morning, affecting about 1,700 Oregon Trail … Read more

No skiing at Spout Springs again this season

Owners currently looking to sell property

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been changed to reflect a correction. The original version of … Read more

Highlighting online dangers

Presentation at EOU shows the emotional, legal dangers of teen sexting

The Gilbert Center at Eastern Oregon University was filled with Union County’s public school seventh-graders … Read more

Scarfo files for county position

Matt Scarfo wanted to run for the Union County Board of Commissioners in 2016. But … Read more

Schools may share officer

Measure 98 could fund resource officer for Union County

A new and possibly groundbreaking partnership involving the Cove, Imbler, North Powder and Union school … Read more

Quiet zone moving forward

City Council takes first step toward quiet zone

The City of La Grande is one step closer to having a quiet zone after … Read more

LGSD makes plans for funds

Funds will be used for dropout prevention, CTE and college readiness programs

The La Grande School District will receive $303,000 in Measure 98 funding in 2017-18 from … Read more

BRIEFLY: School bus evacuated as a precaution Thursday morning

A bus transporting La Grande School District students was evacuated as a precaution Thursday at … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Guests speak on Operation Christmas Child trip to Zambia

IMBLER — The community is invited to a special Imbler Christian Church service with guests … Read more

POLICE LOG: Oct. 6, 2017

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

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Guests speak on Operation Christmas Child trip to Zambia

IMBLER — The community is invited to a special Imbler Christian Church service with guests … Read more

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