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

POLICE LOGS: Dec 11, 2017

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to eight calls for medical … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Get Herod’s perspective on Christmas story

Pastor Ray Smith will perform a monologue about the Christmas story from the perspective of … Read more

December 7, 1941 - Remembering Pearl Harbor

Editor's note: This article on Gerald Botts and his experience at Pearl Harbor first appeared … Read more

Union County firefighters head to California to fight wildfires

Firefighters from La Grande, La Grande Rural, Imbler and North Powder fire departments join strike team

Union County firefighters are headed down to Southern California after multiple wildfires threaten major populated … Read more

Local business earns National Guard honor

Heart ‘n Home Palliative Care given ESGR Patriot Award

Nobody ever said serving in the Oregon National Guard would be easy. But Master Sgt. … Read more

No one injured in North Powder area house fire

Home a total loss but was insured

NORTH POWDER — Nick and Hilary Cox had just gone to bed Monday night after … Read more

Benefit to raise training money

Funds from fundraising bazaar to aid La Grande family with costs of training service dog

Two-year-old Archer Williams’ parents gave him an Australian-Shepherd and Border Collie mix puppy a little … Read more

Local county businesses take the ‘pledge’

Pledge centers on residents putting more effort into shopping locally, and businesses doing everything possible for customers

The Union County Chamber of Commerce recently decided to invite local businesses and the community … Read more

Police urge residents to make safety a priority

Make your safety a priority, be observant and do not waste a second before calling … Read more

POLICE LOGS: Dec. 6, 2017

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Savana Ann Whipple, 30, unknown address, was arrested by the … Read more

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