BRIEFLY: March 22, 2019

Union City Council to meet Monday UNION — The Union City Council will meet March … Read more

Steve Hamilton arrested on charges of murder in connection to Cove case

UPDATED: March 22, 2019 to include details on Lee and Hamilton's relationship Another person has … Read more

Legislation may ease housing shortage

Newly proposed legislation may have some positive impacts in Union County if it passes. A … Read more

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Bill calls on state to support FFA

Backers make sure FFA bill is not forgotten

A bill that would remove barriers for students seeking to join FFA chapters and might … Read more

CHD wraps families in care

Wraparound program helps families in crisis

Center for Human Development’s Wraparound program gives new life and opportunity to Union County families … Read more

EOU plans to expand online enrollment

By Francisca Benitez The Observer Eastern Oregon University is in the process of negotiating contracts … Read more

POLICE LOG: March 20, 2019

Union County Sheriff Arrested: Joseph Richard Panek, 55, unknown address, was arrested on a charge … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 20, 2019

Class teaches life-saving techniques LA GRANDE — The La Grande Fire Department will host a … Read more

Lest we forget

Local educators support bill to mandate Holocaust education

Local educators are voicing strong support for a bill in the Legislature that would require … Read more

Event teaches third graders about environmental issues

On Friday, all third graders in La Grande and Island City attended Future Steward’s day, … Read more

Junior Olympic archery club attends state tournament

The Junior Olympic Archery Development club, led by coach Anieta Appleton of Alpine Archery and … Read more

US Forest Service summarizes 2018 fire season

Observer staff The 2018 fire season was the costliest for the state thus far, totaling … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 18, 2019

Elgin School Board meets tonight ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet tonight. The … Read more

Regional Forester decides to withdraw revised plan

Union County Commissioner Donna Beverage and other members of the Eastern Oregon Counties Association flew … Read more

School board gives LG superintendent high marks

The La Grande School Board is giving Superintendent George Mendoza high marks for his job … Read more

How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Sunday, making it the perfect time to examine … Read more

Elgin City Council moves to purchase equipment from La Grande

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, Elgin’s city council moved to purchase a closed circuit … Read more

Conference aims to help girls achieve their goals

The first annual ‘Dream It Be It’ gathering will provide vital career advice

There will be a one-day conference for girls age 14 to 18 aimed at giving … Read more

More than just security

Security guards at Grande Ronde Hospital have a unique job

What do you imagine when you picture a security guard? You might think of an … Read more

Island City city council elects president

Observer staff Island City’s city council has a new president. Stan Terry was elected council … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 13, 2019

Sunday’s Fun Shoot includes traditional Irish fare WALLOWA — Wallowa Rod and Gun Club’s St. … Read more

PLICE LOG: March 13, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Ian Fraser Brooks, 23, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Elgin earns grant for wastewater system

City to receive $476.4k in funding for sewer project

The City of Elgin received nearly $500,000 in a Community Development Building Grant from Business … Read more

Proposed state education spending plan is ‘survival budget’

Educators hope funding will be boosted

While the proposed $8.8 billion education budget by top lawmakers for the 2019-21 biennium would … Read more

POLICE LOG: March 11, 2019

La Grande Fire Department Mill fire: Firefighters from the La Grande, La Grande Rural, Imbler, … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 11, 2019

Union School Board to meet Wednesday UNION — The Union School Board will meet March … Read more

Spring forward? For a brief time, La Grande was the only Oregon city to recognize daylight savings

The switch to daylight saving time on Sunday, which moved clocks ahead an hour, undoubtedly … Read more

World's strongest grandma?

Debbie Brow is a powerlifting champion

Debbie Brow is a 61-year-old powerlifter. She holds two state records and two weeks ago … Read more

URA discusses Call for Projects

La Grande City Council requests help with Grand Staircase

The Urban Renewal Agency had a split reaction to a new point system policy for … Read more

Established hemp farm wants to process in Union County

Rona Lindsey is hoping to help local hemp farmers save money by processing the crop … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 8, 2019

Union City Council to meet Monday UNION — The Union City Council will meet Monday … Read more

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