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LA GRANDE — The La Grande High School volleyball team has postponed several games and withdrawn from two upcoming tournaments due to COVID-19 cases within the team.

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LA GRANDE — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is confirming wolves from the Five Points Pack is responsible for a recent attack.

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LA GRANDE — A weather system from the north will bring rainy and windy conditions to Union and Wallowa counties over portions of the next four days.

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LA GRANDE — The Union County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution stating concern for the foreseeable future regarding an insufficient amount of qualified local staff to co…

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JOSEPH — Kellee Sheehy, who has been development director at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture for the past two years, is stepping down as of Friday, Sept. 17, she announced last week.

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SALEM — State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, was the second Senate Republican targeted for recall because he showed up to oppose a gun-control bill. Detractors wanted Findley to walk away from the…

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LA GRANDE — Dorothy Trice does not know exactly when she first heard the song “Near the Cross” played on a piano, but she does know this — the experience ignited a passion that has yet to dim …

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MATHER, Calif. — President Joe Biden on Monday used his first Western swing in office to hold out the wildfires burning across the region as an argument for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans,…

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JOSEPH — Everyone loves the thrill of watching or participating in rodeo, but not everyone realizes the value of the unsung heroes of the most dangerous event — bull riding.

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BAKER CITY — Motorists should expect nighttime delays of up to 20 minutes on Oregon Highway 86 — the Baker-Copperfield Highway — this week, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 15.

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LA GRANDE — The Observer was recognized with 11 awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual Better Newspapers Contest, including third place for overall general excellence i…

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WALLA WALLA — A months-long investigation wrapped up with a massive law enforcement operation Thursday, Sept. 9, as two Milton-Freewater men were arrested for allegedly being involved in viole…

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Private forest owners in Baker County are reviving an organization that helps members better manage their timber ground, and this version has expanded its geographic boundaries considerably.

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