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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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PENDLETON — The Pendleton Round-Up Association is projecting confidence in reviving its rodeo for 2021, but its board of directors isn’t yet sharing details on how it plans to operate during t…

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BAKER CITY — Venkat Subramanian doesn't live in Baker City, but he wants to support this community as much as he can.

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A recent change to Oregon’s COVID-19 risk level system should allow Baker County to remain at the lowest level, with the least severe restrictions, through most of April even though the county…

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LONG CREEK — A woman's death in a house fire near Long Creek that was being investigated as arson has not turned up any evidence of foul play so far, according to Grant County Sheriff Todd McKinley.

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HERMISTON — The city of Hermiston is planning a $2 million renovation project at the Hermiston Municipal Airport.

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to reopen Driver and Motor Vehicle Services offices in Eastern Oregon counties in May.

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MISSION — Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center will be holding another set of mass vaccination clinics at Wildhorse Resort & Casino at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation…

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BAKER CITY — A Baker City man will spend the next two years and four months in prison for taking liturgical objects valued at nearly $11,000 from the Catholic Church and for stealing miscellan…

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PENDLETON — When Darrell “Pete” Rollins entered inpatient treatment for addiction at Eastern Oregon Recovery Center in Pendleton, he didn’t think anything counselors there had to teach him wou…

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NEW BRIDGE — A fire that started Saturday afternoon, March 20, destroyed a home in New Bridge, about three miles north of Richland.

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PENDLETON — Under blue skies amid brisk wind, a cadre of K-9 handlers and trainers met Saturday, March 20, in Pendleton. The purpose — train the working dogs that serve Eastern Oregon’s police…

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BAKER CITY — When Terry Benge saw the silver car speeding straight at him, he scarcely had time to react.

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., had an online town hall for Baker County residents on Tuesday, March 16, and federal COVID-19 aid was a major topic.

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MISSION — Seventeen people cited for violating COVID-19 social gathering restrictions during a 2020 Easter day feast were found not guilty on Tuesday, March 9, by Associate Tribal Judge Dave G…

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BAKER CITY — Nick Cripe found himself with some extra time between jobs as a firefighter and paramedic.

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ONTARIO — Seven citizens urged Ontario city councilors to act against one of their own Thursday night, March 4, going public with allegations against Councilor Freddy Rodriguez that provided a…

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