Sept. 13, 2019 Local Briefs

GRH president speaks at Auxiliary meeting ISLAND CITY — Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary will meet … Read more

One confirmed dead in accident east of Elgin

One individual is confirmed dead in an accident that occurred late Wednesday morning east of … Read more

Missing aircraft, pilot found; pilot deceased

An aircraft and pilot that went off radar Sunday and were reported missing Tuesday had … Read more


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


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


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


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

Stampede reflections

The Elgin Stampede is one of the highest-attended events in Union County. Stampeders credit their … Read more

August 2, 2019 Local Briefings

LHS classes of 1956-1958 reunite LA GRANDE — Members of the La Grande High School … Read more

DUI crash on Interstate 84

Photo courtesy of LGPD One man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence … Read more

LG school board adds Kevan

A familiar face is set to join the La Grande School Board. The Board of … Read more

Amusement ride manager feels at home on the road

Kate Richter is forever on the road each summer yet feels like she never leaves … Read more

Beat the heat

Keeping kids safe in the summer months

Perhaps one of the most dangerous situations in summer months is what can happen to … Read more

EO Media Group buys Bend Bulletin

Winning bid of $3.65 million beats out-of-state competitors

PENDLETON — The auction lasted 15 minutes Monday and ended with the EO Media Group … Read more

Police following leads on alleged robbery

A La Grande resident was reportedly robbed at gunpoint late Thursday night, and law enforcement … Read more

Be on alert for Social Security scam

Area residents are being urged by the La Grande Police Department to refrain from giving … Read more

Man sentenced for bomb threat

Observer staff A jailed Union man will spend another two weeks incarcerated after being convicted … Read more

July 29, 2019 Local Briefing

LG School Board special meeting scheduled LA GRANDE — There will be a special meeting … Read more

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