Lee’s plea hearing moved to July

It will be at least another month before Ronald D. Lee enters a plea. Lee, … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 26, 2019

Ladies tea event raises funds for mission team Calvary Chapel La Grande is hosting a … Read more


La Grande Police Department Arrested: Andrew Arthur Hettinger, 38, unknown address, was arrested on two … Read more

Jackson Cox, missing 11-year-old, found in Portland

This posted has been updated, and will continue to be updated as more information becomes … Read more


About 200 residents turn out to Department of Energy’s Thursday hearing on B2H project

Wind and solar energy are not going away anytime soon, and neither is strong opposition … Read more

Sheriff's Office asking for help to find missing youth

Eleven-year-old Jackson Cox, of La Grande, was last seen Sunday night

Union County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a La Grande … Read more

East holds on to win wild shootout

Wallowa’s Gus Ramsden said the finish to the 30th annual eight-man all-star football game was … Read more

Bringing native plants back into Gangloff Park

For the past few years, Susan Geer, a member of the Native Plant Society, has … Read more

June 25 Marjorie Lanman: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., viewing, Loveland Funeral Chapel. June 26 … Read more


Union County Sheriff Arrested: William Jay Dayton, 26, unknown address, was arrested on a charge … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 24, 2019

Help kids cope with divorce, separation LA GRANDE — Learn how divorce or separation impacts … Read more

Improvements underway

The La Grande School District is losing vegetation but gaining three new roofs, a classroom … Read more

All-stars descending on EOU campus Saturday

The East roster for the annual eight-man all-star football game, set to be played Saturday … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 21, 2019

Union City Council to meet for work session UNION — The Union City Council will … Read more


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

Union County appeals DEQ penalty

Union County is appealing a civil penalty of almost $50,000 from the Oregon Department of … Read more

Camp sparks interest

No alarms rang at the La Grande Rural Fire Department Monday afternoon, but the sound … Read more

Ladycats, Outlaws see several all-league, all-state nods

The Union/Cove Ladycats softball team may be young — there wasn’t a senior on the … Read more

Local stores seem OK with ban

Plastic bags at the grocery store checkout stand are about to become a thing of … Read more

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Barrel removal starts at Wallowa Lake

JOSEPH — The Environmental Protection Agency has begun removing potentially contaminated barrels from Wallowa Lake. … Read more

Elgin schools get boost from state

Higher than anticipated funding from the state will help the Elgin School District in a … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 19, 2019

Fire hydrant tests begin next week LA GRANDE — The City of La Grande’s annual … Read more

EOU graduates urged to face fears

It would have been fitting if Oscar-nominated filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald had invoked President Franklin Roosevelt’s … Read more


La Grande Police Department Arrested: Scott Christopher Lee, 50, Union, was arrested on charges of … Read more

BRIEFLY: June 17, 2019

Play bingo every Tuesday at the senior center LA GRANDE — Bingo Night at the … Read more

Council to hear testimony at B2H meeting

Union County residents will have their first local opportunity to speak to the Oregon Department … Read more

Frontier sold; no coverage changes planned

Frontier Communications, one of Union County’s internet and telephone providers, announced an agreement late last … Read more

Building bunks to improve kids' lives

Members of the Blue Mountain chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace and volunteers alike took … Read more

A sole purpose behind EOU senior’s project

Peter Eke, an Eastern Oregon University senior from Nigeria, did not travel light when he … Read more

La Grade Police Department arrests bomb threat suspect

A Union man is in jail and faces charges for his alleged actions related to … Read more

OBITUARIES: June 14, 2019

Walter R. Olp La Grande 1927-2019 Walter Ralph Olp, 91, of La Grande, died June … Read more


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

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