SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Sermon given from book of Ephesians

LA GRANDE — The La Grande Church of the Nazarene will have Sunday school at … Read more

Six Union County firefighters combating 50,000-acre Substation fire in The Dalles

Six firefighters from Union County, all of whom responded on virtually a moment’s notice, have … Read more

BRIEFS: Wildfire west of Perry now contained

A small wildfire THAT broke out late Wednesday morning about two miles west of Perry … Read more

La Grande educator promoted to assistant principal position

Chris Wagner, an algebra teacher at La Grande Middle School the past six years, will … Read more

Wallowa County extension agent retires

John Williams embroiled in natural resource policy for 25 years

ENTERPRISE — On his last full day in the Wallowa County Extension Office before hitting … Read more

Small fire burns west of Perry

One-acre blaze started late Wednesday morning

A one-acre wildfire broke out late this morning about two miles west of Perry. U.S. … Read more

Citizen-led marijuana initiative submits signatures

Verification of signature total is forthcoming

After less than two weeks of collecting signatures, the citizen-led ballot initiative to let voters … Read more

BRIEFS: North Powder area experiences power outage

NORTH POWDER — At 11:54 a.m. July 16, power outages were reported throughout the North … Read more

Vaccination rates in Oregon among lowest in the country

How Baker, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties’ vaccination rates compare with the rest of the state

Oregon has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country — seventh lowest, to … Read more

Construction of Baker City townhomes debated by community

Jayson Jacoby

A Baker City couple wants to create a subdivision near Sam-O Swim Center that would … Read more

Baker City youth’s life made better by hot tub donation

La Grande business donates hot tub to two-year-old

Thanks to the generosity of strangers, two-year-old Augustus Macy has his very own hot tub. … Read more

From the Grande Ronde Valley to ends of the Earth

Foreign exchange program hopes to gain more community involvement

Traveling overseas can be terrifying. Contrary to jet-setting movie montages, boarding a plane and flying … Read more

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

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