Students, staff enjoy ICE additions

ISLAND CITY — New additions are turning heads and helping to turn back the clock … Read more

State wolf biologist retires, leaves behind a lasting legacy

When Oregon’s wolf biologist Russ Morgan celebrated his retirement last week, it marked the end … Read more

Injured hunter found by SAR

Wallowa County man had suffered injury to leg

An injured Wallowa County hunter was found in good condition by a Union County Search … Read more

POLICE LOG: Sept. 25, 2017

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to 12 calls for medical … Read more

BRIEFLY: Learn how to achieve success

Learn how to achieve success Winkelman’s Educational Solutions is holding a family informational meeting at … Read more

Walden roundtable tackles economic development

Controversial Boardman to Hemingway power project also discussed

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, held a roundtable discussion on Wednesday to discuss economic development … Read more

History stands: Hunt Hall demolition comes to fruition

Two red excavators worked at Eastern Oregon University clearing debris at the site where 78-year-old … Read more

UCEDC breaks with county

Agency's board votes to end partnership

A decision made by the Union County Economic Development Corporation to go its own way … Read more

UPDATE: Westbound lanes of Interstate 84 reopen

Early-morning accident closes freeway between Exit 265 and Exit 261

The westbound lanes of Interestate 84 are open following an early-morning crash. The incident occurred … Read more

Car wash aims to help hurricane victims

Local Young Life, Lutheran church partner to help raise funds for relief efforts

Union County Young Life is holding a car wash Sept. 23 and donating all proceeds … Read more

Warmer, drier weather in the forecast

The unseasonably wet and cold weather Northeast Oregon has experienced this week will end this … Read more

Cove school board moves forward in superintendent search

During its meeting Tuesday night, the Cove school board took a step forward in searching … Read more

Escapees awaiting pending charges

The two juveniles who escaped from Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility outside La Grande in … Read more

Water project nears finish line

Island City now has 500,000-gallon reservoir in place

Water may begin flowing from the newest reservoir in Union County by late fall. A … Read more

Enterprise ranked among state’s best

Enterprise School District was named Oregon’s 14th-best school district in the 2018 Best School Districts … Read more

La Grande gym hosting bootcamp fundraiser

Proceeds to benefit Veterans Restorative Care Center

A La Grande business is planning a fundraiser to benefit an alternative care center for … Read more

Walden meets with officials

The revised Blue Mountain Forest Plan and paying to put out fires dominated the conversation … Read more

School board ratifies contract

Imbler School District teachers are set to receive salary increases each of the next two … Read more

McAuliffe pleads not guilty in bike trail shooting

KLAMATH FALLS — A Klamath Falls man accused of gunning down a woman Sept. 9 … Read more

Take ODFW’s new Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to learn how to tell the difference between wolves and coyotes

ODFW has launched a new online Coyote and Gray Wolf ID Quiz to help people … Read more

Imbler teachers to receive pay raises

Imbler School District teachers are set to receive salary increases for the next two years. … Read more

Young elk hunter lost and found

Missing Umatilla County boy wisely waited to be found

A 16-year-old elk hunter was found unharmed late Sunday afternoon in northern Union County, two … Read more

Barreto to seek re-election to Oregon House

COVE — Oregon Rep. Greg Barreto, R-Cove, has announced he plans to seek re-election to … Read more

Familiar name takes on role as new ordinance officer in Elgin

After four years without a city ordinance officer, the City of Elgin hired Alex Duffy … Read more

Council set to begin search

Union revising hiring policy, job description for city administrator

UNION — The Union City Council is moving closer to beginning its search for a … Read more

Snow in the forecast for late Monday and Tuesday

Light snowfall is expected to fall on portions of Union and Wallowa counties late Monday … Read more

Group prepares ballot measure

District would provide library services in up to six communities

ENTERPRISE — Fearing the loss of the county’s library, Wallowa Valley Library Foundation board members … Read more

Search locates young hunter

Missing Umatilla County boy wisely waited to be found

A 16-year-old elk hunter was found unharmed late Sunday afternoon in northern Union County, two … Read more

BRIEFLY: Exit 261 ramps to be paved this week

The Oregon Department of Transportation has completed paving on Island Avenue and this week will … Read more

POLICE LOG: Sept. 18, 2017

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

Snow forecast for late Monday and Tuesday

Light snowfall is expected to fall on portions of Union and Wallowa counties late Monday … Read more

Lost hunter found in good condition

A 16-year-old elk hunter was found unharmed late Sunday afternoon in north Union County two … Read more

Man involved in stabbing incident indicted on assault charges

A man who was being held on a probation violation is now facing multiple assault … Read more

McClure, Howard will not run for re-election

Big changes are on the horizon for the three-member Union County Board of Commissioners. Commissioners … Read more

UCEDC talks of ending partnerships

Board members unsure of how agency would fare without city, county funds

The Union County Economic Development Corporation may be on the verge of cutting ties with … Read more

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