Juvenile arrested in arson case

The La Grande Police Department arrested a juvenile in connection to a series of arson … Read more

School employees to receive raises

The Union School District’s administrators and confidential staff will receive pay increases in 2018-19. The … Read more

Fawns, calves fared better over the past winter

Deer and elk survival rates up in region

The overall numbers are good — but the inconsistencies are a bit mysterious. Census counts … Read more

Marijuana main topic of discussion by LGCC

La Grande City Councilor Nicole Howard ended Wednesday night’s three-hour meeting asking the councilors to … Read more

Organizers continue marijuana petition efforts with days left

Citizen ballot initiative to vote on marijuana ban 400 signatures short

With the deadline quickly approaching to get on the ballot in November, the citizen-led initiative … Read more

Elgin City Council discusses progress on sewer and water system

The Elgin City Council met July 10, to conduct its regular council meeting at Elgin … Read more

BRIEFS: Elgin School Board discusses grants Monday

ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 16 in Room … Read more

IC sets public hearings for Greenway options

Hearings are scheduled for next month

ISLAND CITY — The dates of three public hearings sure to spark passionate discussions about … Read more

Northeastern Oregon fire season off to slow start

East side of Blue Mountains cooler and damper than rest of region

ENTERPRISE — State fire managers declared the beginning of Northeastern Oregon’s fire season at the … Read more

Elgin man pleads not guilty to long list of charges

An Elgin man pled not guilty to a growing list of felonies Monday afternoon. Corey … Read more

POLICE LOGS: July 11, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Christopher William Niday, 29, Union, was arrested on a charge … Read more

BRIEFLY: LHS class of ’54 meets Thursday

LA GRANDE — The La Grande High School class of 1954 will get together at … Read more

Local representatives Sen. Hansell and Rep. Barreto discuss future legislation

Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) and Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove) held a discussion with elected officials … Read more

Immigration and environmental issues dominate conversation at town hall meeting Saturday

WALLOWA — Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) hosted two town halls in Northeast Oregon Saturday during … Read more

Investigation of Union City Council continues

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission’s investigation of the Union City Council is taking longer than … Read more

Gold Awards given to three La Grande Girl Scouts

Three Girl Scouts from Troop 50277 under the leadership of Rebecca Ashley were honored with … Read more

POLICE LOG: July 9, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Dale Patrick Davis, 40, Elgin, was arrested on charges of … Read more

BRIEFLY: McAlister Road repaving begins Friday

ISLAND CITY — The City of Island City will be working in connection with Hampton … Read more

Union HS agriculture program saluted as best in state

Union High School’s agricultural science and technology program, like the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show it … Read more

Imbler voters will make marijuana decision in November

Passage of measure would prohibit sales, production and processing

Imbler voters will have a hot-button issue on their election ballots in November. The Imbler … Read more

Wallowa County family ranch in jeopardy of auction

Buhlers hope to keep ancestral ranch in familial hands

Nearly 7,000 acres of ranch, hunting and recreational land outside Joseph and Enterprise could be … Read more

Thomas steps in as new fire chief

New La Grande Fire Chief Les Thomas said his interest in pursuing a career helping … Read more

BRIEFLY: Union City Council to meet Monday

UNION — The Union City Council will meet July 9 for its regular monthly meeting … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Campfire Fridays open to the community

IMBLER — The Imbler Christian Church is hosting Campfire Fridays in Imbler from 7 p.m. … Read more

Altherr-Miller to serve 18 years in prison

Jury found him guilty of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor

Michael Jacob Altherr-Miller will spend more than 18 years behind bars after he received his … Read more

Walden: Tax cuts stoking economic boom

Congressman visits Union County manufacturing business

Congressman Greg Walden, R-Hood River, did not raise his voice while in Union County Tuesday … Read more

POLICE LOGS: July 4, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Stephanie Marie Warren, 24, Union, was arrested on two warrants … Read more

BRIEFLY: Sign your children up now for themed mini-camps

LA GRANDE — La Grande Parks and Recreation is offering themed mini-camps for children this … Read more

McKee steps down

Union public works director resigns

The City of Union has lost its public works director. Rod McKee, Union’s public works … Read more

Grande Ronde History: Fireworks

Q: Which town threw Union County's biggest Fourth of July centennial celebration?A: Union Union was … Read more

POLICE LOGS: July 2, 2018

Oregon State Police Arrested: George Robert Kelly, 22, La Grande, was arrested on a charge … Read more

LA GRANDE — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative reported that line crews were dispatched around 7:15 … Read more

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