ODF finds success in battle against fires

As lightning struck Eastern Oregon the weekend of Aug. 10 and the days prior, fires … Read more

Aug. 19 Local Briefings

Union Fire District Board meets tomorrow UNION — The Union Rural Fire Protection District’s board … Read more

Reaching DREAMS

Father Saji Thomas is returning to his roots this week at La Grande Middle School. … Read more

Mayor of Elgin, two students earn Mayor Assoc. awards

A dedicated mayor will work hard to improve and enhance his or her city. The … Read more

Aug. 16, 2019 Local Briefings

Optimist youth football begins soon LA GRANDE — La Grande Optimist Football invites all interested … Read more

Union schools to seek $4 million bond

The Union School District’s aging buildings may be receiving major upgrades in the near future. … Read more

Union rejects zone change request

The Union City Council voted to deny two requests for land use zone changes Monday … Read more

Aug. 14, 2019 Local Briefings

Union School Board meets tonight UNION — The Union School Board will meet tonight, Aug. … Read more

Getting the word out about new ATV ordinances

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is launching an information campaign about a new Union County … Read more

Preparing for the Worst

Looking at the front of La Grande High School Monday, a person might have thought … Read more

Unlocking the pages of history

A new tool is available in Union and Wallowa counties for people trying to discover … Read more

Open house held to address pilot shortage

The trend is one that has many concerned. The number of aircraft pilots in the … Read more

Thinking about poverty

A mission trip to a poor Dallas neighborhood. Seeing homeless people on the streets of … Read more

Aug 12, 2019 Local Briefings

Tuesday’s Brown Bag goes below surface of Lostine River JOSEPH — For the Aug. 14 … Read more

IT'S (ALMOST) QUIET

City council gives city manager, mayor OK to take final Quiet Zone steps

The La Grande City Council took its final step Wednesday to implement La Grande’s Quiet … Read more

County approves ATV ordinance

ATV riders received a green light from the Union County Board of Commissioners Wednesday. The … Read more

Incident training happens Monday

The La Grande Police Department released a final notice for the community that on Aug. … Read more

Opioid crisis real in rural Oregon

The numbers provide reason for both hope and alarm. They are the statistics presented Wednesday … Read more

BRIEFLY: August 9, 2019

LHS Class of ‘59 plans 60th reunion LA GRANDE — The La Grande High School … Read more

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT: August 9, 2019

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Alex Dean Scott Smith, 20, unknown address, was arrested on … Read more

Service workers rally

Stalled contract negotiations may spur workers who provide student services at Oregon’s state universities, including … Read more

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT: August 7, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Donna Michelle Freeman, 32, a transient, was arrested on charges … Read more

BRIEFLY: August 7, 2019

Forum tonight addresses local opioid abuse LA GRANDE — A community forum to address opioid … Read more

Major general to speak at Sept. event

One of the best known generals in recent Oregon history is set to make an … Read more

Numbers keep improving at the Fair

The resurgence of the Union County Fair is continuing. Attendance at last week’s four-day fair … Read more

Making solar power real

Solar installation for buildings lived in by lower-income families, older adults and people with disabilities … Read more

Inspiring John Belushi, sharing a love of the blues

Curtis Salgado will never forget the sense of bewilderment he felt four decades ago. The … Read more

UHS ag program wins national honor

Union High School’s agricultural science and technology program is on the rise. And the National … Read more

Restoration taking place near Bird Track Springs

The two-mile stretch of the Grande Ronde River by Bird Track Springs Campground is currently … Read more

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT: August 5, 2019

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Lynsey Rose Rogers, 32, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

BRIEFLY: August 5, 2019

Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed LA GRANDE — Community Connection is in urgent need … Read more

Spotlighted for 4-H service

Bobby Cornford of La Grande is a delightful paradox. Cornford is an antique car enthusiast … Read more

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