BRIEFS: Traffic, street maintenance commission meets

LA GRANDE — The City of La Grande Parking, Traffic Safety and Street Maintenance Advisory … Read more

Union County residents possess concealed carry licenses at nearly double statewide rate

Concealed carry training classes are offered weekly in NE Oregon

Three to four times a month, Trevor Winder makes the trek from Portland to Northeast … Read more

Cove High School senior qualifies for state debate and speech tournament

Cove High School senior Sophie Pettit has qualified for the state speech and debate tournament … Read more

The Urban-Rural Divide: Funding rural school maintenance a challenge

State education leaders say capital funding is Oregon’s next ‘great equity issue’

While school districts in the state’s metropolitan areas pass high-priced bonds with regularity, communities in … Read more

Search for La Grande fire chief continues

The La Grande Rural Fire Department is making progress in its search for a new … Read more

Commissioners discuss Greenway project

At Wednesday’s meeting, the Union County Commissioners told Karen Howton, Island City’s city recorder, they … Read more

BRIEFS: Class covers basic botany

ISLAND CITY — The next OSU Master Gardener class will be “Basic Botany,” presented by … Read more

POLCIE LOG: January 18, 2019

La Grande Fire Department La Grande Fire Department responded to six calls for medical assistance … Read more

Chamber of Commerce elects new executive director

The Union County Chamber of Commerce named La Grande native Suzannah Moore-Hemann as its new … Read more

Union County educators express views on 180-day school year

Local education leaders have mixed sentiments about Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed mandate of a minimum … Read more

POLICE LOG: January 16, 2019

La Grande Fire Department La Grande Fire Department responded to six calls for medical on … Read more

BRIEFS: Oregon SNAP schedule altered due to shutdown

SALEM — According to a press release, as a result of the partial federal government … Read more

POLICE LOG: January 14, 2019

Oregon State Police Arrested: Carla Christine Snapp, 49, unknown address, was arrested on a Union … Read more

Pioneer Park vandals cited

Several playing fields damaged by tire ruts

By Amanda Weisbrod The Observer La Grande resident Elizabeth Ford, 36, was cited with second-degree … Read more

EOU begins two-week honor of MLK Jr.

Even though it’s a week until the nationwide day celebrating the life of Dr. Martin … Read more

SNAP program on solid ground despite shutdown

The partial government shutdown will be not be derailing a federal program that helps thousands … Read more

Oregon State Police Arrested: Carla Christine Snapp, 49, unknown address, was arrested on a Union … Read more

BRIEFS: BMTD announces special meeting

BMTD announces special meeting LA GRANDE — The Blue Mountain Translator District Board of Directors … Read more

Snow removal process explained to city council

The La Grande City Council questioned La Grande Public Works Director Kyle Carpenter on the … Read more

Elgin City Council discusses museum grant troubles

Elgin City Council held its first regular meeting of the year Tuesday evening at their … Read more

Elgin City Hall moves to upgraded facility

City offices expand along with city limits

With enough room to house several offices and a spacious council chamber, Elgin’s new city … Read more

ACA health insurance enrollment down 5 percent

Local nonprofit Northeast Oregon Network continues to assist individuals in obtaining health insurance

The period for enrolling in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans for 2019 concluded Dec. … Read more

POLICE LOG: January 9, 2019

La Grande Police Department Accident: Nobody was injured in a traffic accident at Sixth Street … Read more

BRIEFS: Regional DAR chapter meets this month in Baker City

BAKER CITY — The Lone Pine Tree chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution … Read more

La Grande in 2018: warmer, less snow than usual

Last year was 1.5 degrees hotter than average

From intense heat and smoke-filled air to snow and ice, La Grande and its neighbors … Read more

Proposed legislation to boost BMTD efficiency

The Blue Mountain Translator District, which transmits over-the-air television signals to local viewers, may soon … Read more

POLICE LOG: January 7, 2019

Union County Sheriff's Office Arrested: Christopher Cox, 34, unknown address, was arrested on a parole … Read more

BRIEFS: WURA Board meets tomorrow

ELGIN — The Wallowa/Union Railroad Authority Board will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 8 in … Read more

New mayor, council clash in Cove meeting

For his first Cove City Council meeting, Wednesday new Mayor Del Little had an ambitious … Read more

POLICE LOG: January 4, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Glen Wayne O’Brien, 42, Spokane, Washington, was arrested while lodged … Read more

BRIEFS: High winds cause power outage Thursday

UNION — Oregon Trail Electric Co-op announced a power outage in the La Grande District … Read more

UPDATED: One man is dead after self-inflicted gunshot wound

One man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and another man was shot in the … Read more

Oregon to update driver’s license, ID card design

Observer staff SALEM — The next time you renew your Oregon driver’s license or identification … Read more

Wes Williams prepares for new role

After 22 years as a lawyer in La Grande, Williams becomes circuit court judge Monday

Longtime La Grande lawyer Wes Williams has begun moving into his new office in the … Read more

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