Meet the candidates for representative, 2nd District

See Monday's edition of the Observer for a complete 2nd District representatives election guide

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POLICE LOGS: March 19, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Benjamin S. Woods, 34, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: Residents invited to Neighborhood Watch meeting

LA GRANDE — A Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 6 p.m. March 22. … Read more

Head Start may lease modular buildings at old Central

The two modular units where the old Central Elementary School was located on K Avenue … Read more

La Grande superintendent given high marks

School Board praises George Mendoza’s first year

First-year La Grande School District Superintendent George Mendoza received a two-thumbs-up job performance review Wednesday. … Read more

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest to feature Blake Shelton, Pitbull

Blake Shelton, who is a five-time male vocalist of the year and Grammy award-winning singer, … Read more

POLICE LOGS: March 16, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Aaron Christopher Standley, 30, La Grande, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: OTEC Board of Directors meets in Baker City

BAKER CITY — The Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative Board of Directors will meet at 9 … Read more

New Union city admin. on board

Doug Wiggins, a former Wyoming city administrator who is as comfortable directing traffic as a … Read more

Jordan Teeter receives sentencing

Resolution allows 18-year-old to receive sex offender treatment

On Monday, 18-year-old Jordan Teeter, of Imbler, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted rape … Read more

La Grande City Council calls fowl

Council works on code amendments regarding chickens, tiny homes and more

The La Grande City Council work session centered around farm animals Monday night as the … Read more


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BRIEFLY: Grande Ronde Symphony concert is tonight at 7 p.m.

LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Symphony will perform at 7 p.m. March 14 in … Read more

POLICE LOGS: March 14, 2018

Union County Sheriff Arrested: Megen Michelle Roudebush, 27, unknown address, was arrested by Ada County … Read more

Regional high school exhibition names Best of Show winners

“Surprise” is the common link between the Best of Show winners in the Eastern Oregon … Read more

POLICE LOGS: March 12, 2018

La Grande Fire Department La Grande Fire Department crews responded to 14 calls for medical … Read more

BRIEFLY: Symphonic Band concert kicks off week of live music

LA GRANDE — The Community Symphonic Band will perform a concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. … Read more

Local stores diverge on age restrictions

Bi-Mart to not sell to anyone younger than 21; Ace Hardware firm on not raising limit

Two La Grande stores, two different paths taken in firearm policies and age restrictions. Major … Read more

Urban Renewal Agency: A storied past

In its simplest form, the Urban Renewal District was created to address the blighted properties … Read more

Upgrade work set for three schools

La Grande High School and Greenwood and Island City elementary schools will likely receive major … Read more

Hamlin arrested on drug charges

On March 5, Union County Sheriff’s Office Drug Detectives responded to a Union County residence … Read more

‘Change your clock, change your battery’

A press release from the Oregon State Fire Marshal stated that the beginning of daylight … Read more

BRIEFLY: IC City Council meets Monday

ISLAND CITY — The Island City City Council will meet at 7 p.m. March 12 … Read more

POLICE LOGS: March 9, 2018

La Grande Police Arrested: Philip Paul Guterez, 31, California, was arrested on charges of second-degree … Read more

City council talks police station, pot

At Wednesday’s meeting, the La Grande City Council continued to discuss whether to give residents … Read more

Rock has eye on future of whole community

La Grande City Councilor Justin Rock has decided to file for a second term and … Read more

Whitbeck has vision for health of La Grande

Jim Whitbeck, owner of Blue Mountain Outfitters, is running unopposed for La Grande City Council … Read more

URAC discusses change in points system

Members want to avoid showing preferential treatment based on business location

The Urban Renewal Agency Committee was present at the La Grande City Council work session … Read more

O’Toole wants young people to be more engaged

Ashley O’Toole has filed for one of the opening La Grande City Council positions, challenging … Read more

BRIEFLY: LHS class of ’54 meets for brunch tomorrow

LA GRANDE — Members of the La Grande High School class of 1954 are invited … Read more

POLICE LOG: March 7, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Cited: Gordon Ross Hearing, 70, Cove, was cited on a charge … Read more

Legislation aims to fight opioid crisis

Oregon House Bill 4143, which aims to lessen the state’s increasing opioid addiction crisis, unanimously … Read more

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