Tim Trainor

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation hosts youth event in Pendleton


For the first time in Eastern Oregon, the Montana-based Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has organized an event geared toward future hunters and conservationists as young as six years old.

The Eastern Oregon youth ski...

Marijuana talk looks at legalization ‘oasis’ in Pendleton

- Entrepreneur, emergency room manager and child psychologist discuss first year of legal cannabis sales

Nothing to fear but “Fear!” itself


I first met Roanne Van Voorst in the Amsterdam airport. I was a teenager and had just set foot for the first time in a foreign country, where I would live for the next year.

My transatlantic flight had been delayed...

Sno-parks galore in Eastern Ore


As winter reaches its peak in Eastern Oregon, many residents are looking for opportunities to bust through the inversion into playgrounds of deep snow beneath blue skies.

Luckily, the region has numerous options fo...

White Christmas for much of Eastern Oregon


A winter storm swept across much of northeast Oregon on Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day, covering the region in a blanket of snow.

It also contributed to plenty of car crashes, temporarily closed roads and one...