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ENTERPRISE — There were 12 new coronavirus cases reported in Wallowa County in the past five days, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday, July 26.

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County is working to establish a youth center in Wallowa after the county commissioners voted to apply for a $75,160 Oregon Youth Development Council grant Wednesday, July 21.

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ENTERPRISE — A resolution opposing a bill in the U.S. Senate that would expand the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to include waterways in Wallowa County was passed recently by the Wallowa…

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LA GRANDE — Four people were injured Sunday, July 25, in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 84 about 5 miles west of La Grande.

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PROMISE — Fighting a wildfire is no easy task, but it becomes more meaningful when it’s in your own backyard. That’s what Jeff Weer said from the front line of the Elbow Creek Fire near Promis…

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JOSEPH — The Joseph City Council began the road back from dysfunction, Tuesday, July 20, by voting in a new mayor pro-tem and taking other measures in the wake of the censure and resignation o…

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LA GRANDE — Nonmanagement employees with the Union County Sheriff’s Office and corrections department are set to receive pay raises of at least 3% each of the next three years.

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ISLAND CITY — Usually, customers at Grocery Outlet head straight from their cars to the inside of the Island City store. But on Wednesday, July 21, most stopped to check out the large water du…

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LA GRANDE — The Union County Courthouse lifted all face-covering, social distancing and capacity restrictions on June 30, bringing back mostly in-person trials — and a backlog of hearings.

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LA GRANDE — The Union County Tourism Promotion Advisory Committee will meet next week. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Union County Chamber of Commerce office, 207 Dep…

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LA GRANDE — The air quality in the smoky Grande Ronde and Wallowa valleys is expected to generally improve over the next four days because of a projected wind shift.

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LA GRANDE — The decision by the Union County Board of Commissioners on Monday, July 19, to enforce a burn ban — prohibiting everything but regulated agricultural burns and pellet or gas barbec…

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LA GRANDE — Following a warning of a potential scam in La Grande, numerous citizens have come forward to vouch for the legitimacy of the Nextdoor app. While Nextdoor is a well-known app, the n…

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LA GRANDE — A late evening lightning strike ignited a small wildfire 9 miles northeast of Elgin in the Howard Creek area on Tuesday, July 20.

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ELGIN —The Eagle Cap Excursion Train, which recently returned from a COVID-19 restriction hiatus, will no longer be offering rides this summer.

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JOSEPH — The Nez Perce Tribe will ride and walk the traditional route of the Nimiipuu to its recently purchased property near Joseph where tribal members will formally bless their homeland, ac…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire burning in Northwestern Wallowa County continued to grow over the weekend, but the fire spread at a slower pace than in the initial 24 hours as firefighte…

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MEACHAM — Road work being conducted on Interstate 84 between Meacham and Spring Creek this summer is a tale of fire and ice.

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LA GRANDE — The La Grande Fire Department announced Monday, July 19, that Morgan Lake is being closed immediately because dry conditions are creating extremely high fire danger.

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LA GRANDE — A potential scam item has appeared in mailboxes around La Grande advertising an online app called Nextdoor EOU. Eastern Oregon University reports that it has no affiliation with th…

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LA GRANDE — Nine confirmed attacks on lambs were attributed to the Ukiah Pack on private land eight miles south of Meacham — the first known report of this pack interacting with livestock.

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PENDLETON — A 2019 vehicle crash that resulted in a Canadian man losing his left leg now is the subject of a $7.9 million lawsuit.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — With the Elbow Creek fire up to 10,941 acres, the Umatilla National Forest and surrounding river areas remain temporarily closed to the public. The announcement was made on Fr…

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