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

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