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

Ready for another year

Curtis Salgado among acts at Union County Fair, which starts Wednesday

The Union County Fair began in 1872, the year Congress voted to allow the U.S. … Read more

County gains grant

Local public transportation will soon receive an upgrade. Union County was awarded $107,757 by the … Read more

Putting the brakes on speeders by Union schools

The Union School District is set to receive a solar-powered lift from the Oregon Department … Read more

New animal clinic in La Grande's future

A new veterinarian clinic is rising from the ashes of the old Quail Run Motor … Read more

July 26, 2019 Local Briefs

Are secret ingredients ruining our health? LA GRANDE — The community is invited to view … Read more

Public Works paving way for quieter La Grande

Upgrades at La Grande’s downtown railroad crossings are underway, bringing the hard-fought Quiet Zone one … Read more

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