The keepers of Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon Preservation Council celebrates 50 years of advocacy

But even though the High Mountain Sheep dam never rose to block the Snake River … Read more

Annual Shop with a Cop event helps bridge gap

Fifteen students were partnered with law enforcement from La Grande Police Department, Union County Sheriff's … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Dec. 15, 2017

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Devin Eugene Johnson, 37, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: Cove School Board to meet Wednesday

COVE — The Cove School Board will meet Dec. 20. The meeting will begin at … Read more

Stage to be set for repairs

Sac Annex elevator restoration appears imminent

A major step toward restoring the Sac Annex’s elevator system, disabled since early summer, will … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Christmas is a time of anticipation

The La Grande First United Methodist Church will celebrate the third Sunday of Advent at … Read more

FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers … Read more

Big 5 manager returns to roots

Cruz Garza works for two years to return home

One Umatilla County man was so set on coming back to his Eastern Oregon roots … Read more

Kids learn joy of giving with annual Santa Mall

Santa Mall open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

The Santa Mall, a popular La Grande Christmas tradition that helps children experience the joy … Read more

Valley Realty all about family

For 50 years, Valley Realty has been a part of the Union County community

Ed Hegele opened Valley Realty in 1967 with a close friend, Jim MacFarlane. Along with … Read more

OSU Extension awards contributions

Bruce Dunn, Joseph United Methodist Church recognized at ceremony

ENTERPRISE — A Joseph church and a Wallowa County resident received awards for their service … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Dec. 13, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Cassie Lee Anderson, 25, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Union names interim fire chief

Tod Hull will begin second stint as city fire chief

UNION — The City of Union’s next fire chief will need no time to get … Read more

BRIEFLY: GRH Auxiliary Christmas lunch planned

The Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary’s annual Christmas luncheon will be held at noon Dec. 18 … Read more

Dead alpaca linked to wolves in Starkey Unit

First kill associated with OR-30 group of wolves

STARKEY — An adult alpaca found dead Sunday on private land was confirmed by Oregon … Read more

New Union fire chief announced

Tod Hull chosen as interim fire chief

UNION — The City of Union's next fire chief will need no time to get … Read more

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Driven by a lifelong passion

Eddie Woodburn, the head wrestling coach at Bridge Creek High School in southern Oklahoma, doesn’t … Read more

Union County Safe Communities Coalition holds awards ceremony

Individuals, organizations recognized for helping reduce drug and alcohol use among youths

Seven individuals and organizations helping to reduce drug and alcohol use among youths in Union … Read more

Union County Strike Team assigned to Thomas Fire

The Union County Strike Team has been assigned to the Thomas Fire near Ventura, California. … Read more

Rygg ordered to pay $8,000 reduced restitution

Statute of limitations impacted final restitution amount

A former Island City recorder has been ordered to pay restitution to the city following … Read more

Abuse of system a cause of concern

Max sits at Tabbie Roberts’ feet in a La Grande restaurant. He lies down, looking … Read more

BRIEFS: Annual Cove toy drive now underway

COVE — The 19th annual Cove toy drive sponsored by Cheri’s Main Street Salon is … Read more

POLICE LOG: DEC. 11, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: William Daniel Hays, 47, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Mayors meet to discuss resources

Meetings give counties’ mayors chance to network

As an extension of their own personal conversations, the mayors of Union County are now … Read more

Urban Renewal Agency approves contract extension

Three-year contract with Buxton will cost the city $50,000 a year for potential business leads

The Urban Renewal Agency approved a three-year extension of its contract with Buxton, an analytics … Read more

Baker mom back from overseas deployment

BAKER CITY — The kids didn’t know what to do. They hadn’t hugged their mom, … Read more

Officials urge public to follow track guidelines

Rules meant to help preserve integrity of the newly-refurbished high school track

La Grande High School’s synthetic track, once a mass of large cracks and fissures, looks … Read more

Daggett to run for seat on board

Enterprise resident running for commission seat

ENTERPRISE — Enterprise resident Diane Daggett has announced her intention to run for Wallowa County … Read more

La Grande man faces 18 sexual abuse charges

Brett Kleng arrested Wednesday, bail set at $500,000 during court appearance

A La Grande man is facing 18 sex abuse charges — 17 of which are … Read more

Two-vehicle crash claims life of Molalla man on Highway 351

A Mollala man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 351 near Wallowa … Read more

BRIEFLY: Union City Council meets Monday

UNION — The Union City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 in Union’ … Read more

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