The recent announcement that the Oregon State Police is considering all options when it comes to the agency’s Pendleton crime lab has sent shivers through the law enforcement community in Northeast Oregon.
There’s something refreshing about seeing a full town hall meeting. Our lives are busy, so when people slow down to engage with their communities on issues of importance, it’s noteworthy — and often newsworthy.
Most people who pour through La Grande on Interstate 84 have no idea the city has its very own lake.
Morgan Lake is a cleverly hidden gem just two miles out of town. Sure, the drive is difficult, two miles up a mountain on a narrow, winding gravel road that in winter can be an especially hair-raising challenge.
The news that the La Grande School District intended to bring back a school resource officer has been around for a couple months. Still, we couldn’t help but breathe a sigh of relief when the district, Union County Sheriff’s Office and La Grande Police Department finalized a plan last week to make the SRO’s return a reality.