EOU program helps disadvantaged students succeed

Student Support Services is a program that has been at EOU since 2016. Part of … Read more

April 24, 2019: Briefly

Lower Valley Farmers Market opens Friday WALLOWA — The Lower Valley Farmers Market begins April … Read more

April 24, 2019: POLICE LOG

La Grande Fire Department Firefighters responded to six calls for medical assistance on Tuesday and … Read more

Making health a priority

Community health fest teaches families, children about preventive care through leading healthy lives

The fourth-annual teen community health fair, hosted by Building Healthy Families, will be held on … Read more

Scholarship helps STEM students pay for college

The Advancing Science and Technology in Eastern Oregon scholarship is a scholarship program created to … Read more

EOU students host weekly community music class

A group of students from EOU has been leading a community music class for residents … Read more

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

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