Emergency smartphone app boosts Imbler school security

Imbler teachers have a new security tool that enables them to send a detailed message … Read more

April 22, 2019: POLICE LOG

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Savana Ann Whipple, 22, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

April 22, 2019: Briefly

Avista warns of phone scams SPOKANE — A recent press release from Avista warned customers … Read more

Town hall warns of the dangers of underage drinking

On Thursday, the Center for Human Development and Union County Safe Communities Coalition hosted a … Read more

County votes to assist Union County Fair

The Union County Fair Association received a meaningful boost on Wednesday. The Union County Board … Read more

Flood watch

Rapid snowmelt and rain forecast has led to officials monitoring river levels

The National Weather Service has not issued a flood warning for Union and Wallowa counties … Read more

One of Elgin's 'unsung heroes'

Multiple Lion’s Club members honored during annual awards banquet

It was cold when Everett Grandeen rolled into town at 1 p.m. on Jan. 3, … Read more

POLICE LOG: April 19, 2019

Union County Sheriff Arrested: George Robert Kelly III, 40, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: April 19, 2019

Union City Council meets Monday UNION — The Union City Council will meet at 7 … Read more

LG budget committee discusses projected budgets for next 4 years

City estimates to be nearly $400,000 in the red by 2023

The La Grande City Council and Budget Committee met to discuss updated city budget projections … Read more

School board approves plans for a new Cove SD cafeteria building

The Cove School District is one step closer to beginning construction of a new food … Read more

15th annual Impact 100 strengthens community

About 20 Grande Ronde Valley women met in the La Grande High School library Saturday … Read more

CHD promotes reproductive health services with Easter egg hunt

CHD is hosting a unique Easter egg hunt for teens and young adults. The hunt … Read more

BRIEFLY: April 17, 2019

New seniors eat free Friday at the senior center LA GRANDE — In an effort … Read more

Oregon Rural Action to host film screening

The Oregon Rural Action Health Care Reform Action Team will host a screening of the … Read more

Union County Chamber awards banquet honors community members

La Grande’s Blue Mountain Conference Center was transformed into “A Night in Monte Carlo” Friday … Read more

Annual Arts for All event switches hands

By Trish Yerges For The Observer The La Grande Department of Parks & Recreation is … Read more

LG City Council officially voices opposition to B2H

The City of La Grande is weighing in on the Boardman to Hemingway debate. The … Read more

POLICE LOG: April 15, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Thomas Eugene Barnes, 55, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: April 15, 2019

LHS Class of 1954 meets for lunch LA GRANDE — Members of the La Grande … Read more

Raigen's Recovery

On March 20, The Observer ran an article about three-year-old Spokane resident Raigen Lily Jesseph and her medical plights. This is the story of how she endured two major surgeries in a single month.

The night before her first surgery, the little ballerina wept. Raigen Lily Jesseph, only 3 … Read more

New LG teacher contract ratified by school board

La Grande School District’s teachers are set to receive salary increases each of the next … Read more

EOU board discusses The Learning House, PERS

At the regular Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, the main topics of … Read more

You have now entered the Quiet Zone...

LG receives green light for Quiet Zone

Ear-piercing noises may soon disappear from the soundtrack of downtown La Grande. The Federal Railroad … Read more

Elgin CC discusses flooding at meeting

High waters were a hot topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s Elgin City Council meeting, … Read more

A veteran's legacy

Byron Whipple is retiring from his position as veteran service officer this month

Byron Whipple has been the Union County veteran service officer for 10 years. After a … Read more

LGCC explores vision revisions

Monday evening’s work session focused on three goals

The La Grande City Council and members of the city planning, economic development and parks … Read more

BRIEFLY: April 10, 2019

Union School Board meets tonight UNION — The Union School Board will meet tonight at … Read more

Building confidence through horse riding

La Grande instructor explains how training with horses can positively influence many different types of people

By Francisca Benitez The Observer Jaci Weishaar owns Victory Acres in La Grande, where people … Read more

Ladd Canyon project rolling

A $30 million Oregon Department of Transportation project in the Ladd Canyon area that will … Read more

Q: Was there ever a rash of UFO sightings in Northeast Oregon? A: Yes, in the late 1940s.

Sightings of flying saucers were reported in Union, Baker and Umatilla counties on June 26 … Read more

U.S. Cellular holds fundraiser

U.S. Cellular, the fifth largest telecommunication network in the nation, is offering youth groups an … Read more

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