Barreto hopes to help Oregon businesses if reelected

Oregon House Representative for District 58 incumbent Greg Barreto said he’s learned a lot in … Read more

LHS seniors reach out to community, embrace service

La Grande High School seniors opened no textbooks Wednesday morning — instead they opened their … Read more

Imbler to vote on prohibiting marijuana production

The Nov. 6 election will mark the third time in three years voters in a … Read more

Rutherford challenges incumbent in Elgin mayoral race

As a member of the Elgin community, Jon Rutherford aspires to help his town in … Read more

POLICE LOG: October 12, 2018

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to eight calls for medical, … Read more

BRIEFS: Liberty Quartet performs tomorrow

ELGIN — The community is invited to a Liberty Quartet concert at 6 p.m. Oct. … Read more

La Grande School District enrollment steady

The La Grande School District’s enrollment picture appears stable seven weeks into the 2017-18 school … Read more

Wallowa County candidates face off in forum

Candidates for state, regional and county positions squared off Wednesday night at the Wallowa County … Read more

Elgin welcomes sheriff’s deputy, plans upcoming move to new facility

The City of Elgin will soon have a new “sheriff” in town in the form … Read more

Farnam challenges Rep. Greg Barreto

Independent candidate Skye Farnam is challenging incumbent Greg Barreto for State Representative of District 58. … Read more

IC council to consult ODOT on bending Greenway Project

The saga of the controversial Grande Ronde River Greenway Project took another twist, literally and … Read more

POLICE LOG: Oct. 10, 2018

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to eight calls for medical … Read more

BRIEFLY: Register now for this weekend’s Soap Box Derby

COVE — The inaugural Blue Mountain Dash All-American Soap Box Derby Rally Race Weekend is … Read more

OBITS: Oct. 10, 2018

Christensen, Knight

Nancy J. (Choate) Christensen Formerly of La Grande Nancy Jane (Choate) Christensen, 78, of Lebanon … Read more

Joseph voters could overturn ban on marijuana

With less than a month until election day, residents of Joseph are preparing to vote … Read more

New professors bring a range of experiences, excitement to university

With the third week of classes beginning for Eastern Oregon University, the cohort of new … Read more

Retired Union educator saluted with tree dedication

Union High School social studies teacher Tom Hayes was preparing to teach his first-period class … Read more

Urban-Rural Institute bridges the east/west divide

EOU and PSU students tour Eastern Oregon in mobile classroom

To better understand how the other half of the state lives, students from Oregon’s most … Read more

BRIEFS: IGNITE E-Center celebrates grand opening tomorrow

LA GRANDE — The IGNITE Entrepreneurial Center will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony … Read more

ODOT issues permits for winter chain-up area

Permits are now available to those who want to earn money by helping chain up … Read more

Increased enrollment in Wallowa County school districts

Not one of Wallowa County’s four school districts has fewer students this year than last … Read more

Second Amendment activists gather support for preservation ordinance

Measure 31-96 on the ballot in November

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to accurately name the ballot measure number. Supporters … Read more

Diminishing the stigma

Privileged Campus Advocate provides EOU with confidential, on-campus resource for sexual and dating violence

One in four women and one in 16 men report being sexually assaulted while in … Read more

BRIEFS: Union County Museum’s annual meeting is tonight

UNION — Alice Trindle will be the featured speaker at the Union County Museum Society’s … Read more

Secrets of the forest

Daniel Biggs, La Grande native and production manager for Blue Mountain Television in Walla Walla, … Read more

North Powder school construction will not be slowed by winter

New high school and gym almost weatherized

Winter and its icy grip is fast approaching, but North Powder School District Superintendent Lance … Read more

Cove City Council approves garbage rate increase

Community will see a 20 cent hike

The Cove City Council met Tuesday for its October meeting, where it passed an ordinance … Read more

POLICE LOG: October 3, 2018

La Grande Fire Department The La Grande Fire Department responded to nine calls for medical … Read more

BRIEFS: Habitat for Humanity celebrates 20 years in Union County

LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Valley Habitat for Humanity Chapter invites the community to … Read more

Imbler medical student receives prestigious Pisacano Scholarship

Nick West knew he faced long odds when he applied for a prestigious Pisacano Scholarship … Read more

Sen. Merkley announces bill to fund forest restoration

To curtail the rampant destruction of private property and valuable national forest resources by wildfires, … Read more

Wallowa man accused of luring minor

A Wallowa County man has been accused of attempting to lure a Central Point teenager … Read more

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