Twinkly lights. For something so simple, they are so enticing. Not to over-generalize, but I don’t think I have ever encountered anyone who doesn’t like them. They make rooms feel instantly mo…
Demand is apparent for new jobs in some industries like leisure and hospitality, health care, and professional and business services in Oregon's immediate future. But for the manufacturing sec…
An October report by the Oregon Employment Department found the share of aging workers age 55 and older has tripled across the state over the past three decades — while the total number of job…
When Logan Stanley moved to Seneca from Boise, she knew finding work would be a challenge. But with the arrival of the Cyber Mill, her options have expanded dramatically.
The USDA could soon approve a regulatory plan that would allow Oregon to revive its state meat inspection program.
WALLOWA — Long-time Councilman Joe Town submitted his letter of resignation to the Wallowa City Council at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16, citing health reasons.
BAKER CITY — A Baker City feedlot that currently manages fewer than 3,000 head of cattle is seeking permission from the state to expand to 15,000.
ENTERPRISE — The construction business is making progress in Wallowa County, despite difficulties in various aspects of it, contractors say.
Oregon’s unemployment rate hit another low in October, dropping from 4.7% to 4.4% — among the lowest rates on record.
Oregon Lox Co., of Eugene, has issued a voluntary recall of several smoked salmon and lox products due to possible listeria contamination.
Oregonians’ typical incomes grew more in the last decade than in any other state, and one of the state’s chief economists isn’t sure if there’s a root cause.
Your eyes don’t deceive: the number of electric vehicles humming along Oregon streets in recent years is on pace to nearly triple, in large part due to a surge of sales by Tesla.
Recent Oregon studies indicate that students who visit farms or meet local producers through farm-to-school educational programs are more likely to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
BAKER CITY — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has approved the retirement of $3 million in capital credits to its member-owners.
A rising star in the livestock industry, Alec Oliver was named 2021 Agriculturist of the Year by Oregon Aglink, a nonprofit group dedicated to agricultural education and promotion.
ENTERPRISE — Every day, cattle rancher Todd Nash has filled a 1,000-gallon tank with water from his home and hauled it to one of his herds grazing on land he rents nearby.
DAYVILLE — The owner of the Dayville Mercantile would like to be celebrating the historic store’s 125th anniversary, but instead he finds himself fighting to stave off foreclosure.
SALEM — Oregon businesses will have a lower payroll tax rate for the state unemployment trust fund in 2022.
SALEM — Timber and environmental groups have reached an agreement that sets Oregon on a course to overhaul management of 10 million acres of private forestlands in the state.
WASHINGTON — Wages jumped in the three months ending in September by the most on records dating back 20 years, a stark illustration of the growing ability of workers to demand higher pay from …
BAKER CITY — Dana Ring is the new general manager of the Baker Food Co-op, a natural foods grocery and mercantile at 2008 Broadway St.
The agency will begin taking applications Nov. 24.
WASHINGTON — The federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program provided small-business owners with just under $800 billion in COVID-19 relief, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
ENTERPRISE — When Umpqua Bank in Enterprise merges with Columbia Bank next year, it won’t be just a corporate merger; an Enterprise native will be at the helm.
WASHINGTON — A new online tool is designed to help ranchers document their costs for hauling feed or water to their livestock due to the drought, expenses that might be covered by a federal ai…
WALLOWA — What for decades was a hardware store will soon become a site where Wallowa residents can nail down their health care needs.
SALEM — Oregon’s jobless rate continued falling last month, dipping to 4.7%, according to new state data out Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Workers value having a job they can be proud of, that’s close to home with flexible hours and that has health insurance, according to a survey by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center.
SALEM — Oregon Department of Agriculture staff say the agency’s program to control grasshopper and Mormon cricket infestations is severely underfunded.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has released its annual list of top 20 crops by value of production, with greenhouse and nursery products leading the way at $1.18 billion. Cattle and calv…
Throughout Oregon's economy, more than 15% of sales and 20% of jobs are tied in some way to agriculture, food and fiber, according to a new analysis conducted by Oregon State University in par…
BAKER CITY — Hopi Wilder, a licensed acupuncturist from Halfway, is opening a new branch in Baker City on Nov. 13.
WALLOWA — Want to call someone in Wallowa to get a baby delivered? Try dialing the old Home Independent Telephone Co. building downtown.
SALEM — Oregon has extended the deadline for the public to comment on a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to slow the impacts of climate change.
SALEM — Oregonians who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously called food stamps, now will see a permanent average increase of about $36 per month per person.
WALLOWA —A local couple has taken over the former Main Street Grill and revamped and reopened the place dubbing it The Brick Restaurant.
The city of Umatilla has finished a water reuse project piping non-contact cooling water from Amazon data centers into an irrigation canal for local farmers.
New rules are coming for Oregon hemp producers as the state brings its Hemp Program into compliance with the USDA.
A federal judge has stayed a lawsuit brought by an Oregon couple who’ve challenged a USDA loan forgiveness program for allegedly discriminating against white farmers.
LA GRANDE — The sightings are rare, but mule deer are sometimes spotted near the Antlers Espresso drive-thru at 1701 Washington Ave.
Do you ever have so much on your mind at once you have a moment when you sort of just freeze up — like having the “spinning wheel of death” on your computer and you just have to give your moth…
LA GRANDE — La Grande will be losing one of its Community Bank branches.
LA GRANDE — For the second year in a row, the Union County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has canceled the annual Farmer-Merchant Banquet.
BAKER CITY — Tyler Brown’s family owns one restaurant in Baker City that hasn’t served a meal since before the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Baker County.
In the wake of recent cattle mutilations across the West, ranchers are asking who — or what — is responsible. A veterinary pathologist may have the answer.
In today’s world, it is essential that your company has a strong social media presence. Given that well over 90% of businesses utilize a variety of platforms to market their products or servic…