Expo comes to Eastern Oregon

Veteran Benefit Expo slated for next week in Pendelton

PENDLETON — The fifth annual Veteran Benefit Expo, the state’s largest veteran benefit resource event, … Read more

An era comes to an end

It stands with an inviting yet almost intimidating presence, a once roaring but now muted … Read more

Right Place at the Right Time

When Jacki Mulhair fell from Indian Rock, the search and rescue team, which happened to … Read more

Local food program receives a boost

The Observer The Double Up Food Bucks program at the La Grande Farmers Market, which … Read more

Brick by Brick

The renovation of the Liberty Theatre building is keeping the past alive — in more … Read more

City council approves partition

An 11.6-acre lot on Buchanan Lane can now be sold in three parcels. Island City’s … Read more

Cornford back on as LG fire chief

La Grande firefighter Emmitt Cornford is coming out of retirement — for the second time … Read more

Pancakes and planes at fly-in

The tarmac at the Joseph State Airport will be unusually busy July 12-13 for the … Read more

BRIEFLY: July 10, 2019

Tonight is Union School Board meeting UNION — The Union School Board will meet July … Read more


Union County Sheriff Arrested: Taylor Nichole Wilson, 29, unknown address, was arrested on a Union … Read more

Coalition maintains intent to see B2H stopped

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the direction of the power line. … Read more

Developers hope to turn Lottes Building into a business hub

A dilapidated building that has stood for nearly 100 years will soon receive a breath … Read more

Progress made at Ladd Canyon

Life in the fast lane is becoming safer for those driving between La Grande and … Read more


Union County Sheriff Arrested: Kaden Bockelman, 19, La Grande, was arrested on a parole and … Read more

BRIEFLY: July 8, 2019

Day camp encourages entrepreneurship LA GRANDE — La Grande Parks and Recreation is offering a … Read more

Summer projects have cities busy

Union County’s three largest cities are set to emerge from this summer with significant upgrades. … Read more

Flooding issues discussed by Cove City Council

A citizen’s concern with flooding at her parents’ home — and the subsequent discussion on … Read more


Oregon State Police Arrested: Nobody was injured in a traffic accident on Interstate 84 in … Read more

BRIEFLY: July 5, 2019

Island City City Council meets Monday ISLAND CITY — The Island City City Council will … Read more

Key events that led to Independence

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Walden addresses issues at town hall in Elgin Monday

Congressman Greg Walden (R-Hood River) wants robo calls to go the way of the rotary … Read more

Firework show returns to Union

It was a cake never to be forgotten — for 1,000 reasons. The site of … Read more

BRIEFLY: July 3, 2019

LG School Board meets next week LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the … Read more


Bus fare collection machines in Union County are becoming obsolete. And advancing technology is not … Read more

Father-son duo plead guilty to poaching in Mount Emily unit

Editor's note: This story has been updated. A La Grande father and son pleaded guilty … Read more

GRH looks to the future

The Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation took a moment to celebrate the past 50 years and … Read more


La Grande Police Department Arrested: Alexander William Dooley, 19, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: July 1, 2019

Play bingo in Union on Wednesdays UNION — The Union VFW hosts bingo every Wednesday … Read more

Answering the call (to projects)

Five projects received funding during the Urban Renewal Agency’s Call for Projects funding meeting Wednesday … Read more

ATV ordinance moves closer to passage

Union County is a big step closer to allowing ATVs to be driven on most … Read more

Ownership change ends Observer’s long run with Chandler family

The space race with the Soviet Union was nearing a fever pitch in 1959 when … Read more

Observer sale to EOMG is finalized

EO Media Group officially takes ownership July 1

For the staffs of The Observer in La Grande and the Baker City Herald Thursday’s … Read more

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