ATHENA — Kenzie Hansell has been farming wheat for Farmers Ending Hunger since the nonprofit’s inception in 2004, but this year he’ll be doubling his efforts.
LA GRANDE — Looking Glass Books in downtown La Grande is downsizing and moving its stock down the street to the building that houses Kettle Corn N’ More.
VENETA — New unemployment claims in Oregon catapulted nearly 1,500% the last week of March, according to the Oregon Employment Department. But for Brandon Huff and his wife, Phaedra, owners of…
SPOKANE — Some environmental groups are complaining about the teleconference format for gathering public comments on a federal government proposal to save salmon runs on the Columbia River system.
All small business owners to some degree (many severely) are being negatively affected by the overnight economic shutdown due to the COVID-19 virus. Fortunately, there are programs to assist s…
HARNEY COUNTY — Neighboring cattle producers can apply to compete for access to federal grazing allotments that Oregon’s Hammond Ranches lost in a court decision last year.
ENTERPRISE — At first glance, they look like ordinary evergreen trees: a little short, a little rotund, harmless enough. But junipers are opportunists of the highest order, gobbling up some of…
All about junipers and invasions in Wallowa County
UNION — Nothing has stopped the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show since its inception in 1908 — not World War I, World War II, not the Spanish Flu and not even a fire — and it’s because of one fact.
Plans to tear down four hydroelectric dams in rugged country along the Oregon-California border to save salmon are generating excitement from environmentalists and tribes, and fear and anger a…
The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival.
ENTERPRISE — The Rotary Club of Wallowa County is taking steps to get the word out about restaurants and other businesses that remain open amid the COVID-19 shutdowns.
The Hansell brothers harvest wheat at their operation in Athena. Hansell Farms is one of more than 100 farmers in the state joining Farmers Ending Hunger to double last year’s output and donat…
Although on-site dining has been temporarily banned because of the COVID-19 outbreak, that hasn’t stopped Wallowa County restaurants from feeding their customers.
Without adequate H-2A workers, many farmers would have to abandon their crops.
Idaho Potato Commission advises retailers in light of shift in available-product mix
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2018 fire in Northern California that killed 84…
PENDLETON — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day last year, the Pendleton city staff got together to see what they could do to improve the city’s downtown area.
The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved emergency rules that will allow bars and restaurants to make curbside deliveries of alcoholic beverages.
This cookie could become the signature coronavirus item sold at Sugar Time Bakery. The Enterprise business, which like many only sells take-out, started producing these Monday, March 23.
Oregon grocery clerks at Safeway and Albertsons will receive a $2 an hour raise during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers.
Certified nutrient management planners Megan Satterwhite and Tanya Oldham go to work each day with a mission — to help dairymen be the best environmental stewards.
Hop stocks on March 1 were up 9% from a year ago, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reports.
Farmers markets are known to cultivate a festive atmosphere that attracts crowds, which is exactly what people are supposed to avoid during the coronavirus outbreak.
PENDLETON — The EO Media Group named veteran newspaper leader Karrine Brogoitti as the regional sales director for the company’s east side operations, which includes six print newspapers and a…
OLCC provides ‘Bottle Bill’ relief to retailers
SALEM — Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno and Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle this week issued some guidance on a few employment laws concerning coronavirus.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Some gamblers who suddenly can't go to a casino to play slot machines, cards or roulette are migrating to internet casinos as the coronavirus shuts down most things invol…
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Impossible Foods confirmed Monday it has secured approximately $500 million in its latest funding round, led by new investor Mirae Asset Global Investments, with partici…
Teens from Wallowa County’s Mentor Match Youth Entrepreneur Program on Friday, March 13, traveled to Baker City to participate in the first ever Rural Teen Entrepreneur Summit.
LA GRANDE — La Grande-based Northwood Manufacturing and its related company Outdoors RV announced temporary shut downs of their recreational vehicle manufacturing facilities.
LA GRANDE — A new small animal clinic soon will open at 2400 Adams Ave. in La Grande.
WASHINGTON D.C. — Kenya has lifted its ban on exports from Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Union County Farm Bureau announces inaugural scholarship
With spring fast approaching, a two businesses along the Grande Ronde River are gearing up for fishermen and other visitors.
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Revenue filed two new administrative rules governing Oregon’s new corporate activity tax.
PENDLETON — Amidst reports from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation about anti-tribal discrimination, the Red Lion Hotel in Pendleton is responding to the controversy.
Taylor Miller, proprietor of Thoughtful Life Counseling, sits in the area where she offers counseling services at her home/office in Enterprise.
Oregon Unemployment remains low
Things are busy around the office this time of year. We are seeing a steady increase of visitors and many folks are starting to plan their summer activities.
A $4 million-plus irrigation pipeline is nearly complete that will give irrigators in the Upper Wallowa Valley a more efficient and less expensive way to water crops, livestock and pasture whe…
SALEM — The percentage of unemployed Oregonians continues to be the lowest it has been since 1976, according to the Oregon Employment Department. The state is at 3.3% unemployment as of Januar…
ONTARIO — Hemp production is increasing by leaps and bounds around Oregon and other parts of the country. And while other crops are well-organized and grow well, hemp still is coming into its own.
Read almost any article about millennials and you’ll come away with the distinct impression that this generation is royally screwing up.
ISLAND CITY — Union County cigar lovers have a new venue, not for lighting up, but for shopping.
Side A takes bronze with stout
Two of the most common questions from employers involve drug testing and background checks. They want to know how to go about it, what the laws are, and how to protect their rights as well as …
PORTLAND — Ross Stock has known since last spring his softwood lumber mill in Toledo would be subject to Oregon's new, $1 billion business tax. Nine months later, though, he still doesn't know…
ENTERPRISE — Wheat farmer Erl McLaughlin has finally gotten a settlement for his unharvested crop after fretting through the fall and early winter and wondering what the next growing season wi…
First Whitetail Properties agent assigned to NE Oregon
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants to fill 70 commissioner seats on twotwo of the state's agricultural and commercial fisheries commodity commissions. The deadl…
For nearly half a century, coal powered the blast furnaces of the 1,410-megawatt Comanche Power Generating station in Pueblo, a city of 110,000 in southern Colorado.
PENDLETON — The Oregon Wheat Growers League on Friday announced its opposition to Senate Bill 1530, the legislation limited carbon emissions.
LA GRANDE — Several local and regional organizations received state grants to help boost tourism.