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

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

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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