Council to hear testimony at B2H meeting

Union County residents will have their first local opportunity to speak to the Oregon Department … Read more

Frontier sold; no coverage changes planned

Frontier Communications, one of Union County’s internet and telephone providers, announced an agreement late last … Read more

Building bunks to improve kids' lives

Members of the Blue Mountain chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and volunteers alike took … Read more

A sole purpose behind EOU senior’s project

Peter Eke, an Eastern Oregon University senior from Nigeria, did not travel light when he … Read more

La Grade Police Department arrests bomb threat suspect

A Union man is in jail and faces charges for his alleged actions related to … Read more

OBITUARIES: June 14, 2019

Walter R. Olp La Grande 1927-2019 Walter Ralph Olp, 91, of La Grande, died June … Read more


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

Cove’s cafeteria gains council’s approval

The Cove School District’s new cafeteria is one step closer to becoming a reality. The … Read more

LG school board adopts budget

The La Grande School District’s elementary schools will have physical education teachers for the first … Read more

New Elgin Museum opens during Riverfest

The Elgin Museum and Historical Society is gearing up for its Riverfest debut. “The museum’s … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 12, 2019

‘Gigantic’ yard sale raises funds for Union library UNION — The Friends of the Union … Read more

Island City budget solid

The City of Island City is on firm financial ground for 2019-20. Island City’s city … Read more

Bomb threat clears Union County Courthouse Tuesday morning

A bomb threat cleared the Union County Courthouse just before 10 a.m. Tuesday morning according … Read more

Imbler’s new house of worship

Imbler Christian Church’s new sanctuary building was dedicated late Sunday morning at its grand opening. … Read more

Oregon adopts revised wolf management plan; Gov. Brown critical of plan

SALEM — Oregon has revised and updated its plan for managing the state’s growing wolf … Read more

BMTD viewers to get emergency alerts

Union and Baker county residents who receive their television signals from the Blue Mountain Translator … Read more

EOU approves 4.9% tuition increase

The Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees approved a 4.9% increase in tuition at its … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 10, 2019

Cove’s Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday COVE — The Cove Library’s Summer Reading Program begins … Read more

Early indications point to 'normal' fire season

While it is still too early to make accurate predictions, residents of Northeast Oregon can … Read more

Union County roads may be opened for ATV use

The number of roads in Union County open to ATV riders may soon increase significantly. … Read more

Council discusses B2H backup plan

The discussion of — and the eventual vote for — mitigation should the Boardman to … Read more

Barrett to sing at state commencement

Autumn Barrett, an Oregon Connections Academy senior from Summerville, is accustomed to performing before large … Read more

Camping area becoming a trouble spot

Elkhorn Campground in the Elkhorn Wildlife Area, 11 miles west of North Powder, is becoming … Read more


La Grande Police Department Arrested: Gabriel Glynn McDonald, 37, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 7, 2019

Union SWCD Board meets June 12 ISLAND CITY — The Union Soil and Water Conservation … Read more

Minding his business?

Malheur Enterprise releases details of three-month investigation into Greg Smith’s business dealings

Greg Smith is a juggler. In La Grande, he holds a full-time job directing Eastern … Read more

One person dead following Tuesday plane crash in Summerville

A plane crash in Summerville that left one person dead Tuesday evening is under investigation, … Read more

Students worried about Fourth Street safety

La Grande Middle School students believe steps need to be taken to make the portion … Read more


Oregon State Police Cited: John Corbett Ciesielski, 27, unknown address, was cited on a charge … Read more

OBITUARIES: June 5, 2019

Levi W. Owen La Grande Levi Wayne Owen, 20, of La Grande, passed away on … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 5, 2019

STOP B2H Coalition meeting set for Thursday LA GRANDE — The STOP B2H Coalition is … Read more

EO Media Group to purchase The Observer

Two Oregon media companies want to buy most of Western Communications’ community newspapers for a … Read more

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