POLICE LOGS: Oct. 20, 2017

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Cherry Jo Anderson, 50, transient, was arrested on a charge … Read more

OBITS: Oct. 20, 2017

Troy G. Pithoud Wallowa County A celebration of the life of Troy Grant Pithoud will … Read more

BRIEFLY: Get a flu shot at the senior center Tuesday

On Oct. 24, flu shots will be offered at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 … Read more

La Grande man attempts to elude police, fails

One man is behind bars after attempting to flee on foot from law enforcement Thursday … Read more

Anderes joins county election

LHS teacher wants to focus on family-wage jobs

A La Grande High School teacher has filed to run for county commissioner — bringing … Read more

USFS opens firewood cutting to the public in the Lostine River corridor

Special permit available for limited opportunity

LOSTINE — With the end of firewood season close at hand, the Wallowa Mountains Office … Read more

OBITS: Oct. 18, 2017

Corinne L. Crowson La Grande Corinne Lee Crowson, 74, of La Grande, died Oct. 12 … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Oct. 18, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Joseph Alfred Fox, 55, La Grande, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: Catch Irish music at the Market Place tomorrow

Traditional-Live! — also known as the Northeast Oregon Folklore Society — hosts a session of … Read more

‘Grandma Pat’ brings perspective to Union school

Pat Greene, 90, volunteers at Union Elementary School four mornings a week

UNION — Wearing a red Union Bobcats T-shirt, Pat Greene slowly walked from table to … Read more

Wyden speaks to EOU students, community

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden celebrated his 72nd town hall meeting in Oregon this year at … Read more

Local districts holding their own

School districts compare favorably to rest of state

State report cards recently released by the Oregon Department of Education again are not providing … Read more

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

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