EOU rejects Pearson partnership, postpones OPM decision

Eastern Oregon University will not be partnering with Pearson Online Learning Services for its resources … Read more

Firefighters respond to Blue Mountain Seeds

A fire broke out at the Blue Mountain Seed location Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m. … Read more

La Grande businesses celebrate 50 years

In Union County, a group of local businesses are celebrating their 50th anniversaries — La … Read more

Digging through history

La Grande student spends month in Turkey with archeology team

Clara Gambill spent the month of July at an archeological dig site at Antiochia ad … Read more

IC City Council seeks to fill opening

Island City’s city council has a vacancy. Larry Morrison has stepped down from his position … Read more

POLICE LOGS: August 15, 2018

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Harry William Minich Jr., 42, unknown address, was arrested on … Read more

Elgin City Council talks purchase of new public works building

The Elgin City Council met Tuesday to conduct its regular council meeting at Elgin City … Read more

La Grande receives grant to help with housing crisis

City planner to begin working toward analysis

With help from the state, the City of La Grande is taking a step toward … Read more

Local family recounts youth foreign exchange experience spanning decades

Valentine family has hosted more than 10 students since early ’70s

Hosting a stranger in your home isn’t everyone’s idea of fun or adventure. Parenting is … Read more

FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

PORTLAND — A jury found an FBI agent not guilty Friday of obstructing an investigation … Read more

BRIEFS: ODF increases land-use restrictions

SALEM — Because of extreme fire conditions and available firefighting resources, Oregon Department of Forestry … Read more

Ready for a firestorm

It is relatively quiet now at the La Grande Air Tanker Base, a quiet that … Read more

Mt. Emily Safe Center provides space for children to tell the truth

The Observer continues a series focusing on child sexual abuse in Union County. This is the second story in the series.

The Mt. Emily Safe Center is tucked away in a residential neighborhood in La Grande. … Read more

Smoky, hot weather expected to subside by Saturday

Thursday’s temperature ties August 1971 heat record

After record high temperatures on Thursday, the hot, hazy weather is expected to continue today, … Read more

Central bus route progress discussed by La Grande school board

A new bus pickup and drop-off route on La Grande School District property for Central … Read more

Resource fair provides La Grande students with free supplies, community outreach

Annual back-to-school fair prepares students and families through community resources, outreach

As we usher in the end of summer, so we also welcome that freshly sharpened … Read more

Summertime prime season for vector-borne diseases

Second case of tularemia identified in Union county

Summertime is proving to pose more risks to Union county residents than the typical sunburn … Read more

Transit system may offer free fare

Payroll taxes give NEOPT money to enhance service

Northeast Oregon Public Transit has started to hold a series of meetings to ask the … Read more

Clover Haven Equine Center uses horses to heal

Equine-assisted therapy center uses animals to facilitate learning, growth and healing

Brittany Hersom and her husband, Wyatt, have big dreams for the Clover Haven Equine Center … Read more

Starkey Project manager concludes rewarding career

Looks of disbelief could be seen on the faces of Starkey Project visitors on June … Read more

BRIEFS: High Valley Post plans annual picnic

UNION — Veterans of Foreign Wars High Valley Post 4060 will be holding its annual … Read more

Northeast Oregon History: La Grande Drive-In

Q: How long has the La Grande Drive-In theater been in operation? A: 67 years. … Read more

BRIEFS: Wallowa Senior Center hosts foot clinic, activities

WALLOWA — The Wallowa Senior Center, 204 E. Second St., is hosting a foot clinic … Read more

Union County Fair continues growth after declines

After a dip in attendance — and presumably in enthusiasm — for the Union County … Read more

City Council talks about cottage development

The La Grande City Council meeting Wednesday night centered around code amendments that could have … Read more

DAR recruits new members, promotes education and patriotism

An interested passerby stops at the Daughters of the American Revolution booth at the Union … Read more

Liberty Theatre receives $100,000 grant from Travel Oregon

Foundation continues to make progress on theater restoration

The Liberty Theatre Foundation received a sizable grant recently that will help restore the theatre … Read more

SPIRITUAL HIGHLIGHTS: Jesus teaches how to never hunger again

+LA GRANDE — The First United Methodist Church in La Grande will celebrate the 11th … Read more

BRIEFS: Yoga Camp for kids offered next week

LA GRANDE — Yoga Dawn studio is holding a Yoga Camp for children Aug. 6-9. … Read more

Baum Industrial Park drawing business

Commissioner Beverage takes the lead in helping businesses

Union County Commissioner Donna Beverage is following up on her campaign promise to help businesses … Read more

Cherry Fair says no to political booths

Balloon rides, pie-eating contests and sourdough pancake breakfasts will be among the Cove Cherry Fair’s … Read more

BRIEFS: Public invited to weekly bingo

LA GRANDE — American Legion Post #43 in La Grande hosts bingo every Thursday evening … Read more

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