JOSEPH – Jon D. Howells, 35, was arrested Wednesday following a-day-and-a-half on the run after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend and burning down the hand-hewn log cabin she rented in rural Joseph.
Firefighters line Highway 204 earlier this month to keep the flames from jumping the highway. The Phillips Creek Fire today is a far cry from what it was two weeks ago when it posed a serious threat to homes on the northwest edge of Elgin and in an area north of Summerville. (Observer file photo)
ELGIN — Monday was a red letter day in the saga of the fire that terrified the Elgin community earlier this month.
Liberty Theatre Foundation Executive Director Chantell Cosner, a 2012 Eastern Oregon University graduate, has accepted a position with Washington State University in Pullman and is set to leave La Grande around the end of the month. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
After three years at the helm of the Liberty Theatre Foundation, the curtains are closing for Executive Director Chantell Cosner.