Fire managers work to mitigate risk to private land

Decades of large wildfires cross the West have a local U.S. Forest Service District staff … Read more

IC City Council approves inverter purchase

ISLAND CITY — Island City’s city council approved a relatively small but critical expenditure Monday … Read more

Tree of Lights ceremony set for Thursday

Annual ceremony has honored loved ones since mid-1990s

A seven-foot fir stands quietly amid the daily holiday season foot traffic inside Pat’s Alley. … Read more

Hallelujah! Living nativity returns for 12th year

La Grande event includes re-creation of the village of Bethlehem

After a one-year hiatus, the La Grande Living Nativity will once again take place at … Read more

BRIEFS: Raffle tickets on sale for crocheted blanket

UNION — The Union Carnegie Library is selling raffle tickets for a hand-made crocheted blanket. … Read more

OTEC recognized for helping in hunter’s rescue

Hunter is expected to make a full recovery

By Cherise Kaechele The Observer The Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative employees who helped save a … Read more

EOU’s retention tops 70 percent

After dipping below 60 percent in 2013 and 2014, EOU’s retention rate has climbed significantly

In 2014, Eastern Oregon University retained only 56.7 percent of its freshman class into its … Read more

Shakespeare group brings Scrooge, Tiny Tim to La Grande

The La Grande Shakespeare Company is looking to start a holiday tradition in Union County. … Read more

Cove City Council certifies November election results

New members of the council will be sworn in Jan. 2

With the official certification of the 2018 general election results in Cove, three new councilors … Read more

Input taken on revision of Blue Mountains Forest Plan

La Grande objection resolution meeting leaves commissioner feeling optimistic

Union County Commissioner Donna Beverage believes there may be light at the end of the … Read more

BRIEFS: NE Area Commission on Transportation meets on Dec. 6

LA GRANDE — The North East Area Commission on Transportation will hold its next meeting … Read more

OSP investigating possible poaching of bull moose

ENTERPRISE — Oregon State Police are investigating a possible poaching incident following the discovery of … Read more

EOU looking into renaming Pierce Library

Library’s original namesake is linked to the KKK

After decades of scrutiny due to its namesake’s connection to the Ku Klux Klan, Eastern … Read more

LG rural fire chief bound for Tangent

La Grande Rural Fire Chief Larry Wooldridge’s days of responding to 3 a.m. emergency calls … Read more

’Tis the season for package thefts

While this season can be a happy time for many, it’s also likely to see … Read more

People are key to uncovering history for EOU students

Professor helps students learn about historic La Grande buildings

Eastern Oregon University History Professor Nicole Howard’s academic focus is on the study of Renaissance … Read more

Museum set to reopen at old city hall

The past will soon become a big part of Elgin’s future. The Elgin Museum and … Read more

Absenteeism rates improving in NE Oregon

Northeast Oregon is outpacing the state when it comes to reducing chronic absenteeism in its … Read more

BRIEFS: Do you want your ofrenda photos and messages back?

LA GRANDE — The ofrenda, which was part of Art Center East’s Day of the … Read more

EOU student publishing project funds memorial scholarship

English/writing course posthumously honors former faculty member and poet

A handful of upperclassmen in Eastern Oregon University’s English/writing department have taken advantage of a … Read more

Man accused of injuring Boise officer arrested in La Grande

A man accused of aggravated battery against a Boise police officer was arrested in La … Read more

BRIEFS: Admission to Holiday Market benefits emergency food bank

LA GRANDE — The annual ESA-Delta Epsilon Holiday Market will be open from 9 a.m. … Read more

Prepare for weather changes

Wind, rain, ice, snow and fog predicted for Thanksgiving holiday

SALEM — The Oregon Department of Transportation is advising of weather pattern changes that will … Read more

Homicide investigation continues

The homicide investigation continues with no new information to report as of Wednesday morning. According … Read more

Homicide investigation is under way in Cove

Cove woman was shot, killed early Saturday morning at her residence in Cove

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspected homicide of a 62-year-old Cove woman.Loretta … Read more

Organizations provide meals for the Thanksgiving holiday

The Thanksgiving holiday can be a family-filled time for many. However, those who do not … Read more

New ordinance will likely be challenged

Second Amendment preservation ordinance is unenforceable, according to lawyer

Eight counties in Oregon passed a measure on election day known as a Second Amendment … Read more

UCSO arrest man on theft charges

A Union man has been arrested for allegedly stealing approximately $20,000 from a local business. … Read more

Long-time city councilor appointed mayor of Joseph

Joseph Mayor Dennis Sands submitted his letter of resignation on Nov. 1 at Joseph City … Read more

Wes Williams successfully takes on incumbent

Thirteen circuit court judges who were appointed by Gov. Kate Brown were up for reelection … Read more

Joseph overturns ban on pot sales

OLCC not accepting applications, dispensary not likely until 2020

In one of the tightest races of last week’s election day, the City of Joseph … Read more

Community rallies to help families

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion spearheads relief efforts for Typhoon Yutu families

By Audrey Love The Observer Super Typhoon Yutu hit the Northern Marianas Islands on Oct. … Read more

Imbler students salute veterans with annual assembly

Imbler School District students closed their Chromebooks and textbooks late Friday morning and opened their … Read more

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