WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said this week that he will lobby the Biden administration to spend at least $1 billion more per year for logging, prescribed burning and other work designed to make federal forests in Oregon and elsewhere less vulnerable to wildfires during a future…
PENDLETON — Pendleton Whisky Music Fest is ready to thrill again.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration on Wednesday, May 26, to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republicans-backed l…
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County District Attorney's Office wrapped up two homicide cases last week.
HAINES — The big show that will brighten the night sky is about seven weeks away, but Garla Rowe already is excited.
Wallowa County to seek drought declaration
The number of children in foster care has decreased across Oregon, but there still is a need for certified foster homes.
BAKER COUNTY — Baker School District voters appear to be approving a $4 million bond for school improvements. In unofficial results from the Baker County Clerk’s Office, the measure had 2,401 …
BAKER CITY — The Baker County Library District is planning to return to nearly normal operations on June 1 in response to the Thursday, May 13, announcements federal and state officials made r…
KENNEWICK, Wash. — An Oregon man is believed to have gone into the Columbia River at a park in Kennewick, Washington.
WASHINGTON — USDA and the Department of the Interior are gearing up for what’s expected to be one of the most intense fire years in recent history.
HERMISTON — A Boardman man is facing charges of disposing of the body of a Hermiston man who died of a gunshot wound outside the city in 2020, according to Umatilla County District Attorney Da…
WESTON — Money from the American Rescue Plan could be a game changer for East Umatilla Fire & Rescue, according to Fire Chief David Baty.
The Baker School District announced Friday, May 7 that seven people had tested positive in the district during the week, including two at Brooklyn Primary (grades 1-3), three at South Baker In…
Woman dies in ATV accident near Ukiah
SALEM — Oregon once again began distributing grants last week through its unique $62 million coronavirus relief fund for Black Oregonians.
BAKER COUNTY — Baker County government faces a state environmental penalty of $8,400 for improper removal of vinyl flooring that contains asbestos.
BOISE, Idaho — Authorities said they are trying to determine what prompted a young girl to open fire at a rural Idaho middle school, one of the few school shootings in which the suspect is female.
BAKER CITY — Joe Strus had never been so happy to have a package of hot dogs.
HERMISTON — The former Aspen Springs Psychiatric Hospital in Hermiston has reopened as a secure residential treatment facility.
BAKER CITY — Baker County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Harvey spent several minutes at the end of the board's Wednesday, May 5, meeting addressing a series of rumors involving his actions.
SALEM — Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson and representatives of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown spoke for months about removing dams on the Snake River, sparking criticism from other members of Congress …
PENDLETON — The smell of roasting tri-tip and baby back ribs wafted from smokers across the parking lot outside of the Pendleton Convention Center, where the Willingham family chatted and laug…
BAKER CITY — For the first time since it opened back in 1950, the Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium could be in line for a major renovation project.
BEND — Francisco Guevara arrived at Bend High School a little earlier than normal Thursday, April 29. The senior was thrilled — after many attempts to sign up, he was finally about to receive …
Michael Willingham lifts the lid to examine his tri-tip during the Buckaroo BBQ Challenge at the Pendleton Convention Center on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Spectators fill in the stands of the Round-Up Pavilion on Saturday, May 1, 2021, for the Western Select Ranch Horses preview at Pendleton Cattle Barons.
A young cowpoke watches the start of the Western Select Ranch Horses preview in the Round-Up Pavilion on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
People browse the Pendleton Cattle Barons trade show at the Pendleton Convention Center on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Cody McKillip tends to his meat during the Buckaroo BBQ Challenge at the Pendleton Convention Center on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
A roper is silhouetted against the Pendleton Round-Up Arena during Pendleton Cattle Barons on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
SEATTLE — At least 20 people were arrested during May Day demonstrations in Seattle and Portland in support of immigrants and worker rights, officials said.
RICHLAND, Wash. — An underground nuclear waste storage tank in Washington state that dates to World War II appears to be leaking contaminated liquid into the ground, the U.S. Department of Ene…
BAKER COUNTY — Baker City Police Department officers deployed a spike strip Wednesday evening, April 28, to stop a car that led Oregon State Police troopers on a high-speed chase along Interstate 84.
PENDLETON — One of Pendleton’s most prominent buildings is on the market, and all anyone needs to buy it is as little as $2 million.
PENDLETON — Despite rain showers over the weekend in much of Northeast Oregon, fire officials say the region is still ripe for wildfires.
MALHEUR COUNTY — Small, secluded cities in rural counties such as Malheur depend on volunteer firefighters more than urban areas do, and local volunteers are often the first to arrive on the s…
BAKER COUNTY — An investigator for the Oregon Government Ethics Commission found a "preponderance of evidence" that Baker County Commission Chairman Bill Harvey tried to use his position to be…
PENDLETON — Personal-use firewood cutting permits from the Umatilla National Forest go on sale Saturday, May 1, through Nov. 30.
Baker City’s new drinking water well is finished, but considerably more work is needed before it starts putting water into pipes.
BEND — Two cultural icons converged in Bend on Saturday, April 24, when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile parked in front of the last Blockbuster video rental store on Earth.
BAKER COUNTY — The Baker County Health Department had more than 1,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine available during a free drive-thru vaccination clinic on Saturday, April 24, at the Baker County…
PENDLETON — Officials with the Umatilla National Forest are warning visitors looking to adventure into the forest as spring begins to use caution or refrain from traveling on forest roads.
BAKER CITY — Friendship and a public art project are the reasons there’s a colorful new bovine in front of the Baker Heritage Museum.
BAKER CITY — For the fourth time in four years, Baker City has removed trash and other debris from a property on the east side of town.
ONTARIO — Lawyers and advocates say the sweeping court order requiring reforms in Snake River Correctional Institution's COVID-19 protocols is a landmark.
BEND — The udders appeared to have been removed with precision — straight, even cuts, as if made by a sharp object.
MADRAS — The 150-foot-tall balloon, made of plastic thinner than a sandwich bag, rose above the high desert at sunrise with the goal of helping future missions in space.
HALFWAY — Grace Davis wants future Pine Eagle High School students to have a real track, and she’s dedicated her senior project to raising the necessary money.
JOHN DAY — Grant County had the highest rate of COVID-19 infections per capita in Oregon last week, and the county also has the worst vaccination rate in the state.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho lawmakers appeared intrigued but skeptical on Monday, April 12, when pitched a plan to lop off about three-fourths of Oregon and add it to Idaho to create what would becom…
BAKER COUNTY — Three members of the Baker County Sheriff’s Office’s search and rescue team brought to safety a Beaverton couple and their son early Monday, April 12, after their car became stu…
MISSION — The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has opened its two-day mass vaccination event to any resident 16 and older who resides in the 11 counties that span the CTU…
JOHN DAY — The surge in COVID-19 cases has closed two restaurants in John Day.
BAKER COUNTY — An adult wolf from the Cornucopia Pack in eastern Baker County was hit and killed by a car on Highway 86 near Richland either late Wednesday night or early Thursday, April 8.