POLICE LOGS: May 23, 2018

La Grande Police Department Accident: Nobody was injured in a traffic accident on Washington Avenue … Read more

BRIEFLY: Watch ‘Cinderella’ in the park Friday evening

LA GRANDE — The community is invited to a free showing of Disney’s “Cinderella” May … Read more

Girl Scouts earn bronze awards

Scouts earn the award when they complete their ‘leadership journey’

Eleven Girl Scouts in fourth and fifth grade were given bronze awards this weekend. The … Read more

When did Harry Truman visit La Grande?

President Harry Truman made a brief but pageantry-filled afternoon train stop in La Grande on … Read more

BRIEFLY: WC considers increasing motel tax

ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce issued a press release with a special … Read more

POLICE LOG: May 21, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Jeremy Kyle Matte, 29, a transient, was arrested on a … Read more

Safe Ride program recognized

Loveland Safe Ride Home has provided 50,000 rides since ’01

Although Jerry Hopkins of La Grande has not attended a New Year’s Eve party since … Read more

EOU proves its fiscal and performance stability

Eastern Oregon University announced last week that it has met all fiscal and performance stability … Read more

Credit union may open Union branch

Old West Federal Credit Union to decide in 60 days

UNION — A major financial void may soon be filled in Union. Ken Olson, president … Read more

POLICE LOGS: May 18, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Wesley R. Burgess, 26, Union, was arrested on charges of … Read more

BRIEFLY: Class of ’64 meets for lunch Saturday

LA GRANDE — Members of the La Grande High School class of 1964 will meet … Read more

Buffalo Peak reports good news

The Union County Budget Committee anticipated discussing Buffalo Peak Golf Course, which has been a … Read more

McDaniel defends DA title

Incumbent District Attorney Kelsie McDaniel won the primary election by 26 percent Tuesday night. McDaniel … Read more

Bruce Dunn voted county Commissioner

Wallowa County also decides on library district and weed levy

ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County elected a new county commissioner, voted down the proposed library district … Read more

VA heightens awareness of maternity benefits

Lindsay Freeland of La Grande, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, … Read more

BRIEFLY: Translator District Board discusses budget Thursday

LA GRANDE — A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Blue Mountain Translator … Read more

Oregon establishes Foster Care Month

On May 8, Gov. Kate Brown proclaimed May to be Foster Care Month in Oregon, … Read more

LGPD partners with agency to help the deaf

The La Grande Police Department is reaching out to the hearing impaired to help bridge … Read more

Union County educators saluted with Crystal Apple Awards

Many of the brightest lights in Union County education were saluted recently at a Crystal … Read more

Business donates to NPFD

Life saving machines benefit rural fire department

A local business owner recently donated lifesaving machines to the North Powder Fire Department. Chris … Read more

BRIEFLY: Visiting botanist gives free talk tomorrow

LA GRANDE — The William Cusick chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon invites … Read more

POLICE LOGS: May 14, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Clint Jacob Predmore, 27, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Elgin teacher to take reins

Tom Sorensen will be new principal of Stella Mayfield

Stella Mayfield Elementary’s next principal, Tom Sorensen, will not face a learning curve when it … Read more

Greenway options presented to IC council

Options include walkways, bridge

The future of the Grande Ronde River Greenway Project may be coming into sharper focus. … Read more

Texas teacher is LHS’s new assist. principal

Brett Smith, La Grande High School’s next assistant principal, will not experience anything close to … Read more

Clinic receives county support

ENTERPRISE — Promoters of an integrated care clinic under construction in Enterprise received support from … Read more

BRIEFLY: Twelve-year-old dies in accident in Umatilla

A 12-year-old boy died Wednesday evening in a crash near Umatilla. Oregon State Police reported … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Mothers are ‘Keepers of the Springs’

LA GRANDE — The 10 a.m. service at the La Grande First United Methodist Church … Read more

La Grande budget committee meets

The Whistle Free Zone will now be fully funded after the City of La Grande … Read more

Man pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

Brett Kleng, who is facing multiple sex abuse charges, appeared before court via teleconference Tuesday … Read more

Lostine River Corridor dispute continues

ENTERPRISE — A dispute over a proposed cabin in the Lostine River Corridor is back … Read more

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