BRIEFLY: Avista warns customers of door-to-door scam

SPOKANE, Wash. — Avista Utilities issued a press release urging customers to be alert for … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Feb. 19, 2018

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

Tri-County weeds agency may not be dissolved

Commissioners of all three counties work toward reconciliation

Despite previously voting to leave the Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area group, it looks like … Read more

Union income survey brings good and bad news

UNION — An income survey of Union residents by Portland State University brought news that … Read more

Walk for Warmth celebrates 10 years

The Union County Walk for Warmth will be making it’s 10th appearance in La Grande … Read more

Diversity conference held at EOU Saturday

Eastern Oregon University will hold its seventh annual Celebrate, Educate and Appreciate Diversity conference tomorrow. … Read more

Ambulance services contribute to funding

LA GRANDE — Part of the general fund in the City of La Grande’s budget … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Feb. 16, 2018

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

BRIEFLY: GRH Auxiliary learns about smart driving

LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary’s February meeting will be held Feb. 19 … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Feb. 16, 2018

Sermon focuses on temptation COVE — Grace Community Lutheran Church in Cove will celebrate the … Read more

Expect delays

According to the Oregon Department of Transportation travelers should expect delays of 20 minutes to … Read more

Plan highlights priority areas

Wallowa Land Trust recognizes ties between agriculture and conservation

ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa Lake Moraines and the Wallowa River corridor are the highlighted priority … Read more

Union takes step toward filling position

City council approves mayor’s recommendation for city recorder

UNION — The City of Union may be a step away from filling its vacant … Read more

Mental health conferences streaming in La Grande

La Grande residents can participate in two mental health conferences hosted in Portland without ever … Read more

OBITS: Feb. 14, 2018

James E. Newman Formerly of North Powder James Edgar Newman, 86, of Haines and formerly … Read more

BRIEFLY: Group celebrates ‘Walden retirement’ on Tuesday

Greenway Committee meets Friday ISLAND CITY — A regular meeting of the Greenway Exploration Committee … Read more

Local teen among contest finalists

Henry Fager only finalist from Oregon

LA GRANDE — When 15-year-old Henry Fager entered a video in a national competition, he … Read more

New chief deputy DA named

Greg Baxter takes on new position

Union County has a new Chief Deputy District Attorney — and he’s happy to be … Read more

Economic summit designed for current, potential businesses

Event to showcase county’s resources

The Union County Leadership Team, composed of all the mayors in the cities in the … Read more

What were the most surprising visits made in La Grande by national celebrities?

Any list that does not include Kevin Costner, Bing Crosby and Herbert Hoover would be incomplete

Costner made a surprise visit to Grande Ronde Hospital on Aug. 17, 1991, with his … Read more

A once in a lifetime chance

EOU may travel to London this summer

Students of Eastern Oregon University have the chance to visit London, England, this summer. Two … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Feb. 12, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Jeremy Lee Ward, 36, Palmer, Alaska, was arrested by the … Read more

BRIEFLY: Union City Council to review water rates

UNION — The Union City Council will meet at 7 p.m. tonight. It will follow … Read more

City council to contact legislators

Move aims to put health care measure on ballot to let the people decide

The La Grande City Council voted to send a letter encouraging legislatures to put a … Read more

Local Boy Scout volunteer saluted at breakfast

Bryon Quebbeman, a La Grande Boy Scout volunteer who enjoys helping young people build snow … Read more

La Grande native, Ray Baum, dies of cancer

Baum was a former House Majority Leader of the Oregon State Legislature, general practice litigator and friend to many in Union County

He was House Majority Leader of the Oregon State Legislature during an eight-year tenure in … Read more

URA loan with Al Adelsberger still in effect

City Manager Robert Strope told the Urban Renewal Agency/La Grande City Council Wednesday night that … Read more

Rappel base lease signed

UC Commissioners also discuss summit

The rappel base set to be built at the La Grande/Union County Airport is going … Read more

Circuit Court Judge West to retire

After serving in the public sector for the past 32 years, Judge Russ West, who … Read more

The challenges of addiction

Parole system sees different side of issue

Union County Parole and Probation Officer Ryan Browne sees people post-prison. Many of the former … Read more

BRIEFLY: RSVP by Monday for Cove senior meal

COVE — The Feb. 16 senior meal at the Cove Baptist Church will feature tamale … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Feb. 09, 2018

Oregon State Police Arrested: Travis Watkins, 36, Leavenworth, Kansas, was arrested on charges of possession … Read more

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