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The brand-new Observer news app is superfast,
easy to use and gets you right to the news you want.

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Connect to the The Observer on your phone or tablet

Get it fast

    Lightning-fast load times, quick-scan headlines and a clean, streamlined experience — this app is built for speed and designed to get you right to the news you want to read most. It’s all the same great news you expect from the La Grande Observer, even faster.

Keep on swiping

    Get the big picture faster than ever with breaking news alerts. Swipe between sections to check the latest headlines, see what’s trending as well as can’t-miss La Grande Observer coverage. Or swipe between articles to immerse yourself in the stories and images that matter most to you.

We’re just getting started

    We built our app to deliver the fastest news app experience possible, with content you won’t find anywhere else and easy ways to share it with your friends. And it’s just the beginning … Future updates will bring more exciting new features.

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Any time, anywhere, any device

Everywhere you go, there we are. Choose the mobile experience that fits your busy life.
Get The Observer on iPhone®, iPad®, Android™

Have a question?

Find answers to common questions about our news app below.

Download the app, free of charge, from the Apple or Google Play app stores. Links are above

The News app offers access to the latest news as it happens with customizable features for mobile and tablet devices.


  • Quickly scroll through the latest headlines while on-the-go.
  • Customize your news feed with the topics that interest you.
  • Receive breaking news alerts with push notifications.
  • Easily save articles for reading later.
  • Explore photos, videos and more.
  • Share articles with just the tap of a finger.
  • Content can be viewed offline when out-of-service or in flight.
  • New content refreshes when internet service is accessible.
  • Customizable settings allow you to enlarge type and choose how often content refreshes.

The News app has current articles with real-time updates, customizable features and alerts.

The e-Edition app offers digital replicas of the printed newspapers

Go to your device’s Settings and find Notifications.

Find the app and turn on/off push notification alerts.

The menu (circle with three lines) is located next to the app logo in the top left corner of the app. There you will find sections, favorites, search and settings.

The “My News” section is your personalized news feed with the categories you select.

The “Home” section contains the most recent news stories.

Click on the squares next to “My News” in the top right corner of the app.

Select categories to customize the topics you are interested in.

Items highlighted blue will populate your news feed.

The app contains our most current news content.

You can search past articles on our website and/or access archived copies of the printed newspaper with our e-Edition app.

Content can be viewed offline in out-of-network areas or in flight.

New content refreshes when internet service is accessible.

  • Personalization: choose the stories you want in your news feed.
  • Real-time updates: be alerted to news as it happens.
  • Convenience: the latest news at your fingertips on phones and tablets.

Google Cast will only work for videos in the app.

There must be a compatible Chromecast device nearby to cast the video to.

You can view the e-Edition with the Browser or E-Book options, but you can’t open an app from within another app.

To use the e-Edition app you must download it to your phone from the app store.

You can download and install the app for free. However, a valid digital membership or qualifying home-delivery subscription will be required to continue accessing the content.

Visit the Subscribe section of our website to choose from available subscription options.

Please contact one of our customer service representatives at 800-781-3214 to assist you or

Need more help?

If your questions are not answered above, please contact us.

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