Island City principal has change of heart

The La Grande School District will delay its search for a new Island City Elementary … Read more

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Cameron Bruce Teem, 27, La Grande, was arrested on charges … Read more

BRIEFS: Newspaper delivery may be late

Due to the inclement weather, The Observer’s carriers are having trouble delivering to areas in … Read more

Sick of the snow? You’ll have to let it go

Just a couple weeks ago, there was a murmur among residents about the lack of … Read more

Corey Collins found guilty of multiple sex abuse charges

Editor’s note: The Observer does not name victims of sexual assault in articles. Corey Collins, … Read more

Island City council approves more money for water project

Island City’s city council voted Monday to pay Anderson Perry and Associates an additional $15,000 … Read more

BRIEFS: Carriers may be delivering newspaper late

Due to the inclement weather, The Observer’s carriers are having trouble delivering to areas in … Read more

Shelter from the Storm executive director resigns

Shelter From the Storm announced it is looking for a new executive director. Mindy Mowery, … Read more

Union City Council sets 2019 goals

The City of Union is set to begin taking a serious look at improving its … Read more

Local landlords believe statewide rent control could be a slippery slope

By Max Denning The Observer In Northeast Oregon, it is rare a property’s rent is … Read more

Baker City couple receives Boy Scout honor

The Presbyterian Friendship Center does not have a spotlight, still Ed and Michele Hibbard received … Read more

Road Runners spark Walk for Warmth

Annual fundraiser makes a difference in the lives of many local families

Walk for Warmth, an annual fundraiser in La Grande conducted to help the less fortunate … Read more

LG City Council approves top priorities for 2019

The La Grande City Council and the Urban Renewal Agency, which is made up of … Read more

Anthony Lakes hosts ski day for veterans and their families

By Amanda Weisbrod The Observer Veterans will “own the mountain” on Monday, according to Anthony … Read more

Senator Hansell sponsors more than 70 bills in 2019 session

Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) might be in the super-minority in the Oregon Legislature, but don’t … Read more

Cove City Council debates sidewalk ordinance

In just his second meeting as mayor of Cove, Del Little established new rules for … Read more

Class to prepare youth for emergencies

Teenagers in Union County will soon have the chance to play a role in community … Read more

LGPD arrest woman for alleged child abduction

A 31-year-old woman from Eureka, California, Sondra Dean, was arrested on two counts of child … Read more

OBITS: February 6, 2019

Joseph Ercolin La Grande Joseph Ercolin, 80, of La Grande, died Feb. 3 at St. … Read more

BRIEFS: Take your sweetheart to breakfast in Cove Saturday

COVE — Cove Masonic Lodge #91 will host its annual Sweetheart Breakfast on Feb. 9 … Read more

Lions Club prepares for gun show

The annual La Grande Gun Show is coming up, and the Island City Lions Club … Read more

BRIEFS: February 4, 2019

Cove City Council convenes tomorrow COVE — The City of Cove will hold its regular … Read more

POLICE LOG: February 4, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Austin Mark Insko, 22, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Wallowa Partnership to purchase 1,800 private acres

Wallowa Lake Moraines Partnership will launch capital campaign to raise funds for land purchase on Wallowa Lake East Moraine

After eight years of attempts to negotiate a fair price, the Ronald C. Yanke Family … Read more

Flat funding in governor’s budget worries EOU trustees

The Oregon State Legislature convened for its 2019 session less than two weeks ago, and … Read more

Former FBI agent talks leadership with EOU students

By Dick Mason The Observer Jon Jasch struggled during his first year as a counter-terrorism … Read more

Breakdown of Observer printing press leads to layoffs

Temporary delays in newspaper delivery unavoidable

After announcing its parent company had filed for bankruptcy last week, The Observer suffered another … Read more

EOU trustees discuss OPM, retention and new major

The Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees met twice this week to discuss the next … Read more

Annual dinner theater offers original entertainment

Moments of darkness will help spin a tale of mystery in the parish hall of … Read more

POLICE LOG: February 1, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Kyle Bartram, 24, unknown address, was arrested while lodged in … Read more

Raising highway speeds increased fatalities, PSU study suggests

It has been almost three years since the Oregon Legislature increased the speed limit from … Read more

New commissioners attending County College

Scarfo, Anderes report positive first month in new positions

The two newest faces in the Joseph Annex have been hunkering down to learn as … Read more

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