BRIEFLY: Imbler Fourth of July parade, barbecue celebrate America

IMBLER — The annual Fourth of July parade in Imbler will again provide entertainment and … Read more

Questions linger over city administrator’s resignation

City of Union, Sandra Patterson not in agreement on reason for her departure

The City of Union is without a city administrator and the details surrounding the change … Read more

Cove man arrested on kidnapping charge

COVE — A Cove man was arrested and jailed on a charge of first-degree kidnapping … Read more

Storm rolls through Northeast Oregon

Wallowa County receives between 30 to 40 lightning strikes

A storm that swept through the region Monday afternoon hit Southeast Washington the hardest but … Read more

'We can do better than this': Republicans condemn Oregon's $21.4 million veterans budget

SALEM — The Oregon House passed a $21.4 million budget for the Department of Veterans … Read more

Conference offers training, tips for organizations

Drones are valuable eyes in the sky for search and rescue crews, but they will … Read more

REAL PEOPLE: Eastern professor looking forward to more time with family

He began teaching at Eastern Oregon University in 1998 and 10 days ago, Steve Clements … Read more

Lighting strike sparks wildfires

A lightning strike from a thunderstorm passing over the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Monday started a … Read more

Quick-thinking Boy Scouts conduct river rescue

Troop 514 of La Grande comes across overturned raft on Grande Ronde River

Boy Scouts worldwide have long adhered to the organization’s 107-year-old motto: “Be Prepared.” Thirteen members … Read more

Fishtrap receives Big Read grant

Fishtrap is a recipient of a $12,800 grant to host the Big Read community reading … Read more

Student leaders travel to Capitol Hill for annual Youth Tour

Imbler’s Bonny Daggett, La Grande’s Anna Gambill, Baker City’s Mason Tomac and Canyon City’s Annie … Read more

Union County men set up camp

Oregon Eclipse Camp offers sites for eclipse-goers

Three local men took it upon themselves to find spaces to camp during the upcoming … Read more

BRIEFLY: Missing girl found in Tollgate area on Sunday

TOLLGATE — A 13-year-old girl from Portland was found Sunday morning in the Tollgate area … Read more

Escapees remain on the loose

McAuliffe, West may have stolen state vehicle

The search for the two escapees from the Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility outside of … Read more

No trespassing: Signs posted at trailhead

Vandalism, garbage and safety concerns beleaguer Wallowa Lake Dam manager

JOSEPH — No trespassing signs were posted last weekend at a trailhead leading to the … Read more

County, BMHA renew contract

Commissioners approve COLA increase for union

The Union County Commissioners approved a contract extension Wednesday with the Blue Mountain Humane Association, … Read more

Facility prepares for new upgrades

State grant to aid with courthouse renovations

ENTERPRISE — During the next year, the Wallowa County Courthouse will be undergoing drastic changes … Read more

USFS asks public to stay away from La Grande Reservoir

Construction crews working on fish passages around reservoir

The U.S. Forest Service is asking the public to avoid La Grande Reservoir this summer … Read more

Search continues for 2 escaped youth inmates

Brittain McAuliffe, Micah West stay one step ahead of law enforcement

Two escapees from the Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility outside La Grande remain a step … Read more

BRIEFLY: La Grande School Board approves budget

The La Grande School Board approved the district’s proposed 2017-18 budget Wednesday at a special … Read more

CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS: Congregation honors the day God set apart

The La Grande Seventh-day Adventist Church welcomes guest speaker Jim Harris from Elgin during the … Read more

Legislature OKs tax on health providers

Health bill goes to governor

SALEM — Three Senate Republicans joined Democrats to approve a $673 million health provider tax … Read more

OSP searching for two escaped youth inmates

Escapees spotted near Oregon Trail Interpretive Park Wednesday morning

A pair of teenagers from the Oregon Youth Authority remain on the run Wednesday morning … Read more

Area high school students explore medical careers

Isabelle Sauers held a Doppler pulse check instrument in her right hand and a tube … Read more

Cold winter, long spring delay start of fire season

ENTERPRISE — A cold winter and a long spring are postponing wildfire season in the … Read more

Firefighting crews head out to fires

The wildfire season is likely to arrive later than usual in Northeast Oregon, but some … Read more

Imbler teenager faces rape charges

Jordan Teeter makes initial court apperance Monday

An 18-year-old Imbler man will be under the continuous supervision of his parents after he … Read more

BRIEFS: Chamber reschedules 'family meeting'

The Union County Chamber of Commerce has announced that its “family meeting” scheduled Thursday will … Read more

La Grande-based physician helps brighten smiles

Doctor volunteers with program that provides free surgeries for children, adults in developing nations

They are children being rescued from the shadows of society, lives of darkness they will … Read more

Book finds its way back

Doran Hopkins compelled to return book to local family

The book’s cover was a bit faded and so was the handwritten inscription on its … Read more

Eastern sends off senior class

EOU graduates one of its larger classes

The Eastern Oregon University campus was busy Saturday with excitement as students, faculty, friends and … Read more

Free walk-in clinic for mumps vaccine set for Wednesday

A free walk-in vaccination clinic for mumps will be conducted from 4 p.m. to 6 … Read more

POLICE LOG: June 19, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Sabrina Marlene Clark, 39, Elgin, was arrested on a Union … Read more

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