URA, URAC discuss Call for Projects policy

The Urban Renewal Agency and the Urban Renewal Advisory Commission held the first of multiple … Read more

POLICE LOG: September 19, 2018

Union County Sheriff’s Office Arrested: Damion R. Martin, 28, La Grande, was arrested on a … Read more

Elgin City Council welcomes fresh face

Student councilor added to ranks, recreational vehicles on city streets up for discussion

There was plenty of new business on the agenda for Tuesday’s Elgin City Council meeting … Read more

BRIEFS: Community Choir begins rehearsals tomorrow

LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Community Choir will hold its first rehearsal from 7 … Read more

Three candidates vying for one Union City Council berth

City council election campaigning in Union County this fall may be the heaviest in Union. … Read more

Emergency alert test to be conducted Sept. 20

Nationwide test will make sure system is operational

Don’t be alarmed when your cell phone signals an emergency is occuring on Thursday. The … Read more

La Grande bookkeeper accused of embezzling $1 million

A former office manager and bookkeeper for a La Grande urologist is accused of embezzling … Read more

BRIEFS: Elgin School Board meets tonight

ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet tonight. The meeting will start at 6:30 … Read more

POLICE LOG: September 17, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Zachary Hillis Long, 27, unknown address, was arrested on charges … Read more

Movin’ on up: La Grande housing crisis slightly alleviated with new apartments

Imperial and Oddfellows apartments wrap up residential construction downtown

Patrons of La Grande’s downtown area have no doubt heard the symphony of construction happening … Read more

Three vie for Wallowa County treasurer spot

With the departure of long-time Wallowa County Treasurer Chonelle Dutcher Price last spring, three candidates … Read more

La Grande School District enrollment increase not as high as expected

While the La Grande School District’s enrollment figure is up, it’s not quite as robust … Read more

Community efforts bring internet safety program to Union County middle schoolers and paretns

Pause. Think. Learn. That’s the challenge presenter Doug Crawford issued to an auditorium of almost … Read more

Wallowa County Commissioner race attracts a pack

Four candidates file in less than two weeks

A flurry of candidates filed to run for Wallowa County Commissioner over the last two … Read more

IC water project approaching completion, date set for Greenway meeting

The finish line is in sight for the City of Island City’s $2.9 million water … Read more

Williams versus Williams

Mona Williams and Wes Williams vie for judgeship

When Circuit Judge of Oregon’s 10th Judicial District Russell B. West retired in May, Gov. … Read more

Boise Cascade to sell La Grande, Island City facilities

Boise Cascade entered into a purchase agreement Tuesday with Woodgrain Millwork to sell three of … Read more

Local solar company sees small step back due to end of tax credit

Since 1977, nearly 600,000 Oregonians have participated in the Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credit program, … Read more

Steven K and the Bounty Hunters rack up five Josie Award nominations

Steven K and the Bounty Hunters had their sights set on the bright lights of … Read more

Oregon senators question drought monitor, misses important information

Oregon’s U.S. senators are asking federal officials to review the criteria for rating the severity … Read more

New Oregon State Police crime lab being built in Pendleton

The fight to keep the Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton is over. Fortis … Read more

IC City Council holds public Greenway meeting on third option

Opposition questions what happens if city loses grant

Island City City Council held a special public session for the last of the three … Read more

Walden co-sponsors bill to improve suicide hotline

Individuals in crisis and seeking help through the National Suicide Prevention Hotline may soon be … Read more

Wallowa County transient tax withdrawn

Commissioners say the topic likely to recur in the future

A ballot title intended for the November general election asking voters to support an increase … Read more

Washington and Cove avenues to receive safety improvements

Flashing LED stop signs will be installed at intersections

The City of La Grande will soon receive some safety improvements on Washington and Cove … Read more

Oregon’s military story highlighted at National Guard reunion

Oregon’s military history will be the focus of a presentation Sept. 8, at the Blue … Read more

La Grande candidates ready for elections

Incumbent Justin Rock is challenged by Ashley O’ Toole for seat on city council

La Grande City Councilor Justin Rock, who is running for re-election, and challenger Ashley O’Toole … Read more

Soap box derby race comes to Cove

For a weekend in October, a stretch of Haefer Lane in Cove will be transformed … Read more

POLICE LOG: September 5, 2018

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

Union County Sheriff signed letter supporting repeal of sanctuary law

Oregon county sheriffs are taking a stand in support of ballot Measure 105, which would … Read more

East Tracks orientation program leads EOU students into the Hells Canyon wilderness

Group of incoming freshmen will spend six days in Hells Canyon as part of orientation program

For the third year in a row, first-year students at Eastern Oregon University will have … Read more

Judge denies request to return funds

A Wallowa County rancher who lost his land for failing to pay property taxes was … Read more

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