Farnam challenges Barreto in Representatives race

Summerville’s Skye Farnam is challenging incumbent Greg Barreto for the seat of House Representative of … Read more

Councilor believes marijuana dispensary would help NP

The City of North Powder would economically benefit in a big way from having a … Read more

‘A View from the Hot Tub’ chronicles life lessons across generations

Sloths are Joey Mallory’s “spirit animal.” In one of many musings from his grandparents’ hot … Read more

Judges tout experience in candidates forum

Judge Mona Kay Williams and challenger Wes Williams answer voters’ questions

In one of the most contentious races in Union County, sitting Circuit Court Judge Mona … Read more

Cove mayoral candidate Del Little addresses constituents at candidates forum

The Union County Candidates Forum included discussion from Del Little, a write-in candidate for Cove … Read more

Elgin mayoral candidates take the stage at forum

The Union County Candidates Forum saw a host of contenders — and opinions — concerning … Read more

BRIEFS: Youth archery tournament set for Saturday

LA GRANDE — A Flaming Arrow Tournament for archers age 20 and younger will begin … Read more

Oregon Book Awards finalist visits EOU

In the middle of a poetry reading, standing before a room full of Eastern Oregon … Read more

Wallowa Mountain Loop Road construction set to improve fish and human passage

Construction on a well-traveled stretch of the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road scheduled for 2019 will … Read more

Improved broadband speed crucial in rural areas

As the global race to upgrade wireless networks to 5G heats up, rural Oregonians look … Read more

Barreto hopes to help Oregon businesses if reelected

Oregon House Representative for District 58 incumbent Greg Barreto said he’s learned a lot in … Read more

LHS seniors reach out to community, embrace service

La Grande High School seniors opened no textbooks Wednesday morning — instead they opened their … Read more

Imbler to vote on prohibiting marijuana production

The Nov. 6 election will mark the third time in three years voters in a … Read more

Rutherford challenges incumbent in Elgin mayoral race

As a member of the Elgin community, Jon Rutherford aspires to help his town in … Read more

POLICE LOG: October 12, 2018

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

BRIEFS: Liberty Quartet performs tomorrow

ELGIN — The community is invited to a Liberty Quartet concert at 6 p.m. Oct. … Read more

La Grande School District enrollment steady

The La Grande School District’s enrollment picture appears stable seven weeks into the 2017-18 school … Read more

Wallowa County candidates face off in forum

Candidates for state, regional and county positions squared off Wednesday night at the Wallowa County … Read more

Elgin welcomes sheriff’s deputy, plans upcoming move to new facility

The City of Elgin will soon have a new “sheriff” in town in the form … Read more

Farnam challenges Rep. Greg Barreto

Independent candidate Skye Farnam is challenging incumbent Greg Barreto for State Representative of District 58. … Read more

IC council to consult ODOT on bending Greenway Project

The saga of the controversial Grande Ronde River Greenway Project took another twist, literally and … Read more

POLICE LOG: Oct. 10, 2018

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

BRIEFLY: Register now for this weekend’s Soap Box Derby

COVE — The inaugural Blue Mountain Dash All-American Soap Box Derby Rally Race Weekend is … Read more

OBITS: Oct. 10, 2018

Christensen, Knight

Nancy J. (Choate) Christensen Formerly of La Grande Nancy Jane (Choate) Christensen, 78, of Lebanon … Read more

Joseph voters could overturn ban on marijuana

With less than a month until election day, residents of Joseph are preparing to vote … Read more

New professors bring a range of experiences, excitement to university

With the third week of classes beginning for Eastern Oregon University, the cohort of new … Read more

Retired Union educator saluted with tree dedication

Union High School social studies teacher Tom Hayes was preparing to teach his first-period class … Read more

Urban-Rural Institute bridges the east/west divide

EOU and PSU students tour Eastern Oregon in mobile classroom

To better understand how the other half of the state lives, students from Oregon’s most … Read more

BRIEFS: IGNITE E-Center celebrates grand opening tomorrow

LA GRANDE — The IGNITE Entrepreneurial Center will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony … Read more

ODOT issues permits for winter chain-up area

Permits are now available to those who want to earn money by helping chain up … Read more

Increased enrollment in Wallowa County school districts

Not one of Wallowa County’s four school districts has fewer students this year than last … Read more

Second Amendment activists gather support for preservation ordinance

Measure 31-96 on the ballot in November

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to accurately name the ballot measure number. Supporters … Read more

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