LA GRANDE — The American Red Cross holds its next blood drive in La Grande next week at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1802 Gekeler Lane.
LA GRANDE — Two ranching operations in Union County received more than $17,000 total for nonlethal means to protect their livestock from wolves.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Volunteers gathered Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, to continue work on the indoor city recreation center near the baseball fields in Enterprise. The center is expected to be ready for use by March 1.
UNION COUNTY — Oregon State Police reported a traffic stop in Union County led to arrests on drugs and weapons charges.
LA GRANDE — Music teacher Carla Arnold is Central Elementary School’s go-to person for many technology questions related to distance education.
LA GRANDE — Misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has proven persistent, even a year after the first case of the disease was documented in the United States. Despite widespread and …
JOSEPH — After operating 1917 Lumber for 44 of its nearly 104 years in business, Jim and Terri Russell sold Wallowa County’s only lumberyard to Kevin and Nancy Jo Coddington as of Jan. 1.
JOSEPH — The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture publicly launched the “Key to Our Future” capital campaign Wednesday, Jan. 13, to purchase, renovate and expand the building located on 403 Mai…
COVE — The Cove School District’s search for a new principal is off to a promising start.
LOSTINE — Results from the recent online MidValley Theatre Co. community film festival indicate theater and creativity are absolutely alive and well in Wallowa County, according to a press release.
Monday, Jan. 18
LA GRANDE — Teri Champlin of La Grande is the new chair of the Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics Board of Trustees.
JOSEPH — After three years of fundraising, the Hurricane Creek Grange near Joseph has had its new hardwood floor installed, according to a press release.
LA GRANDE — The La Grande School District will hold a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
UNION COUNTY — The fight against an increasing food insecurity problem in Union County is set to gain some momentum thanks to a FEAST grant from the Oregon Food Bank.
UNION — A North Carolina firm is proposing the city of Union make its water rates more equitable.
WALLOWA COUNTY — Gay Behnke was up reading late Monday evening, Jan. 4, when she heard what she first thought was a sonic boom.
SUMMERVILLE — Digital technology is keeping the spirit of an ancient martial art alive in Northeast Oregon.
Friday, Jan. 15
LA GRANDE — The United States electoral process received a heartfelt show of support Sunday, Jan. 17, in downtown La Grande.
LA GRANDE — The bustle of sixth-grade students again filled the halls and classrooms at La Grande Middle School.
LA GRANDE — “My officers are drowning, they’re drowning in these calls. It’s a crisis.”
LA GRANDE — A trio of La Grande School District administrators are set to retire.
UNION COUNTY — New local outbreaks and a return to double-digit daily new COVID-19 cases will keep Union County under “extreme risk” public health measures, even as statewide vaccination effor…
Mule deer cross Aquarius Way in south La Grande on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Mild weather conditions are making it easier for deer to feed on La Grande lawns this winter.
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon Film Festival, a La Grande-based nonprofit, unveiled a new filmmaker residency program in a press release Friday, Jan. 15.
Wednesday, Jan. 13
ENTERPRISE — Wallowa Resources is spearheading an effort to retain funding for noxious weed programs in Wallowa County, despite funds being diverted elsewhere because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
LA GRANDE — Grande Ronde Hospital and Clinics announced in a press release Thursday, Jan. 14, it has vaccinated 380 employees and Union County first responders with an initial dose of the Mode…
LA GRANDE — The deadly storming of the U.S Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, has left people all along the political spectrum in La Grande feeling distressed and angry.
SALEM — After a brief lull in daily new cases of COVID-19 provided a momentary respite from the unrelenting march of the pandemic early in the new year, Oregonians now face a projected rise in…
LA GRANDE — A billboard in La Grande featuring a Black Lives Matter logo was defaced with white paint last weekend.
UNION — The Union City Council took another step Monday night, Jan. 11, toward boosting the overall condition of its ranger station.
SALEM — Oregon will expand its COVID-19 vaccination efforts to include all Oregonians older than 65, K-12 educators and staff, and child care workers on Jan. 23, according to a press release f…
Monday, Jan. 11
ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise City Council received an update on the city’s search for a new police chief, Monday, Jan. 11, as well as saw new officials sworn in and former officials honored.
LA GRANDE — Two separate semitrailer crashes about a dozen miles apart shut down most of Interstate 84 in Eastern Oregon for much of Tuesday, Jan. 12.
ISLAND CITY — Ray Hamann responded to countless emergency calls during his 48-year career with the La Grande Rural Fire Department.
ELGIN — If the Boise Cascade plywood plant in Elgin closes this year, it could cost Eastern Oregon 446 jobs, nearly $21 million in labor income and more than $78 million in economic output wit…
SALEM — The Oregon Legislature is set to deliberate on a new bill aimed at addressing the state’s homeless youth crisis.
LA GRANDE — The Grande Ronde Valley Habitat for Humanity is asking for volunteers who live in Union County to help continue home building projects and minor home repair in the county.
SALEM — Veteran Eastern Oregon Republican legislator Bill Hansell received five committee assignments for the Oregon Senate for the upcoming 2021 Legislature, according to a Thursday, Jan. 7, …
LA GRANDE — As 2020 closed on a year of declining enrollment and tuition revenue for many of Oregon’s public universities, Eastern Oregon University in La Grande opted to increase President To…
LA GRANDE — A Union County sheriff’s deputy who previously was a star Eastern Oregon University football player soon will be helping young people tackle life’s challenges.
Friday, Jan. 8
ANTHONY LAKE — The COVID-19 pandemic has made it possible for some people to spend a couple of nights this winter in a snowbound log cabin high in the Elkhorn Mountains.
Two earthquakes, including one felt by residents south of Lostine, hit during the overnight hours of Jan. 4-5, 2021. The two were actually among four earthquakes in less than four weeks that h…
ENTERPRISE — More and more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are arriving in Wallowa County. But the opportunity to get inoculated is not available to the general public yet.
LA GRANDE — Many La Grande Middle School sixth graders soon will see in person what they never have — the inside of their school.
UNION COUNTY — It was a week of disheartening revelations and some encouraging developments in the fight against COVID-19.
JOSEPH — Stewart Jones has left the building — well, almost. He and wife, Catherine Matthias, are closing Stewart Jones Designs downtown in February and moving to their home north of Joseph wi…
Mark Lanman of Eastern Oregon University rakes up debris Jan. 5, 2021, from decorative plantings at a site along Gekeler Lane, La Grande, just south of an EOU sign.
COVE — Residents in Cove soon will have a new place to get their morning espresso.
LA GRANDE — Talented local musicians may put their skills to the test this month, not at a concert hall but at home.