BRIEFLY: March 25, 2019

Documentary about Vietnam battle to be shown Friday LA GRANDE — An award-winning documentary about … Read more

Collins sentenced to more than 41 years

Lack of remorse, no apology leads to longer prison sentence

Corey Collins showed no remorse for his actions on Friday in his sentencing hearing. The … Read more

Preserving Union’s lone pharmacy

By Dick Mason The Observer Union’s pharmacy, the Union Drug Company, is in peril. The … Read more

Settlement reached in Union City Council ethics case

Former city administrator filed complaint in 2017

A settlement has been reached in a case regarding an ethics complaint filed in 2017 … Read more

Commissioners pass MERA grazing moratorium, deny ordinance update

The Union County Commissioners voted to put a one-year moratorium on grazing at the Mt. … Read more

POLICE LOG: March 22, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Angella Farrell Thamert, 41, Elgin, was arrested on a parole … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 22, 2019

Union City Council to meet Monday UNION — The Union City Council will meet March … Read more

Steve Hamilton arrested on charges of murder in connection to Cove case

UPDATED: March 22, 2019 to include details on Lee and Hamilton's relationship Another person has … Read more

Legislation may ease housing shortage

Newly proposed legislation may have some positive impacts in Union County if it passes. A … Read more

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Bill calls on state to support FFA

Backers make sure FFA bill is not forgotten

A bill that would remove barriers for students seeking to join FFA chapters and might … Read more

CHD wraps families in care

Wraparound program helps families in crisis

Center for Human Development’s Wraparound program gives new life and opportunity to Union County families … Read more

EOU plans to expand online enrollment

By Francisca Benitez The Observer Eastern Oregon University is in the process of negotiating contracts … Read more

POLICE LOG: March 20, 2019

Union County Sheriff Arrested: Joseph Richard Panek, 55, unknown address, was arrested on a charge … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 20, 2019

Class teaches life-saving techniques LA GRANDE — The La Grande Fire Department will host a … Read more

Lest we forget

Local educators support bill to mandate Holocaust education

Local educators are voicing strong support for a bill in the Legislature that would require … Read more

Event teaches third graders about environmental issues

On Friday, all third graders in La Grande and Island City attended Future Steward’s day, … Read more

Junior Olympic archery club attends state tournament

The Junior Olympic Archery Development club, led by coach Anieta Appleton of Alpine Archery and … Read more

US Forest Service summarizes 2018 fire season

Observer staff The 2018 fire season was the costliest for the state thus far, totaling … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 18, 2019

Elgin School Board meets tonight ELGIN — The Elgin School Board will meet tonight. The … Read more

Regional Forester decides to withdraw revised plan

Union County Commissioner Donna Beverage and other members of the Eastern Oregon Counties Association flew … Read more

School board gives LG superintendent high marks

The La Grande School Board is giving Superintendent George Mendoza high marks for his job … Read more

How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Sunday, making it the perfect time to examine … Read more

Elgin City Council moves to purchase equipment from La Grande

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, Elgin’s city council moved to purchase a closed circuit … Read more

Conference aims to help girls achieve their goals

The first annual ‘Dream It Be It’ gathering will provide vital career advice

There will be a one-day conference for girls age 14 to 18 aimed at giving … Read more

More than just security

Security guards at Grande Ronde Hospital have a unique job

What do you imagine when you picture a security guard? You might think of an … Read more

Island City city council elects president

Observer staff Island City’s city council has a new president. Stan Terry was elected council … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 13, 2019

Sunday’s Fun Shoot includes traditional Irish fare WALLOWA — Wallowa Rod and Gun Club’s St. … Read more

PLICE LOG: March 13, 2019

La Grande Police Department Arrested: Ian Fraser Brooks, 23, unknown address, was arrested on a … Read more

Elgin earns grant for wastewater system

City to receive $476.4k in funding for sewer project

The City of Elgin received nearly $500,000 in a Community Development Building Grant from Business … Read more

Proposed state education spending plan is ‘survival budget’

Educators hope funding will be boosted

While the proposed $8.8 billion education budget by top lawmakers for the 2019-21 biennium would … Read more

POLICE LOG: March 11, 2019

La Grande Fire Department Mill fire: Firefighters from the La Grande, La Grande Rural, Imbler, … Read more

BRIEFLY: March 11, 2019

Union School Board to meet Wednesday UNION — The Union School Board will meet March … Read more

Spring forward? For a brief time, La Grande was the only Oregon city to recognize daylight savings

The switch to daylight saving time on Sunday, which moved clocks ahead an hour, undoubtedly … Read more

World's strongest grandma?

Debbie Brow is a powerlifting champion

Debbie Brow is a 61-year-old powerlifter. She holds two state records and two weeks ago … Read more

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