Police consider motive in murder

On Nov. 17, 2018, around 1:40 a.m., Loretta Williams was shot and killed in her … Read more

Sept. 13, 2019 Local Briefs

GRH president speaks at Auxiliary meeting ISLAND CITY — Grande Ronde Hospital Auxiliary will meet … Read more

Missing aircraft found near Limber Jim Ridge

An aircraft that went off radar Sunday and was reported missing Tuesday was located, and … Read more

Three-vehicle accident in Minam Canyon claims life of child Tuesday morning

A three-vehicle crash in Minam Canyon claimed the life a child and injured two others, … Read more

One confirmed dead in accident east of Elgin

One individual is confirmed dead in an accident that occurred late Wednesday morning east of … Read more

Missing aircraft, pilot found; pilot deceased

An aircraft and pilot that went off radar Sunday and were reported missing Tuesday had … Read more

Search ongoing for missing plane

Union County Search and Rescue is continuing a search today for a plane believed to … Read more

Sept. 11, 2019 Local and State Briefs

Local Briefs Countryside Sheds celebrates move, 25th birthday ISLAND CITY — Countryside Sheds will be … Read more

La Grande celebrates the Trail Blazers

The baritone voice of Kevin Calabro, the Portland Trail Blazers’ television play-by-play announcer, which resonates … Read more

Council approves zoning change

The Union City Council approved a zoning ordinance change Monday that will help a local … Read more

Sept. 9, 2019 Briefs

Local Briefs Union City Council meets tonight UNION — The Union City Council will meet … Read more

Turning the hourglass of history upside down

To walk into the Union County Museum is to begin a fascinating journey back in … Read more

Bond levy will be on ballot

It’s official — a $4 million bond for major building upgrades in the Union School … Read more

Finding a path to joy

When a family has a child with a chronic illness or special medical needs, sometimes … Read more

Science upgrade helps UHS

Union High School’s upper floor lost a large closet this summer but gained an academic … Read more

Local man seeks answers from Walmart

Michael Thompson of La Grande is homebound and frustrated. Thompson, who relies on a Quantum … Read more

Looking to improve concussion care

A bump, blow or jolt to the head can be dangerous. What may seem like … Read more

Sept. 6, 2019 Local Briefs

Comedian/psychologist presents ‘Brain, Behavior and the Workplace’ LA GRANDE — Research suggests that finding meaning … Read more

Living History

The story of the La Grande First Christian Church is one of joy-filled congregations, numerous … Read more

Two handguns may have played a role in Williams’ death

On Nov. 17, 2018, at 1:40 a.m., Loretta Williams was shot and killed in her … Read more

More fiber optics coming to homes

Many La Grande households will soon have the opportunity to travel in the fastest lane … Read more

Sept. 4, 2019 Local Briefs

Live music and improv hit the stage at hq LA GRANDE — On Sept. 5, … Read more

Strategic plan: What’s next for LGSD?

The La Grande School District has officially begun its school year, and this time it … Read more

Blast work ahead at Ladd

Traffic on Interstate 84 through Ladd Canyon will be slowed by a rock blast early … Read more

Sept. 02, 2019 Local Briefs

Bingo games resume at Union VFW this week UNION — Bingo games at the Union … Read more

SEIU releases final offer

The gulf at the bargaining table between the classified staff at Oregon’s public universities, including … Read more

Career reflections

Devin Cornford retired Wednesday morning after a three-decade career as a firefighter for the La … Read more

Daughter of missing La Grande woman still seeks answers

Leona LeClair Kinsey went missing from La Grande in October of 1999. For the last … Read more

Business upgrade nears its finish

Countertop Solutions received an upgrade thanks in part to La Grande Urban Renewal Agency funding. … Read more

Should LGSD annex be restored?

What place does the 95-year-old annex building have in the La Grande School District’s future? … Read more

Aug. 30, 2019 Local Briefings

LHS students and staff evacuated after fire alarm LA GRANDE — La Grande High School … Read more

Hu-Na-Ha(ven) planned

A new city structure is set to be installed in Elgin. The accommodations will not … Read more

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