The issue of locked gates on previously open roads near Lookout Mountain in eastern Baker County didn’t end when county commissioners earlier this year settled a lawsuit the county filed against a property owner who installed a locked gate in 2017.
Breaching the dams on the lower Snake River is the "centerpiece action" to restoring salmon and steelhead populations, according to a final report from NOAA Fisheries. The White House on Frida…
Maddy Hassmiller and her younger brother, Cedar, want to help make a splash in Baker City.
A Baker City man accused of stealing a family’s dog and then leaving it to die outside town in 2020, and who was later ruled mentally unable to aid in his defense on criminal charges, is sched…
On Dec. 17, wreaths will be placed at the base of every veteran’s headstone in Arlington National Cemetery.
JOHN DAY — Jacob Boots Luce, 29, of Crockett, Texas, was taken into custody on Thursday, Sept. 29, by Grant County deputies on multiple warrants, all for promotion of child pornography.
LA GRANDE — A drive to bring universal health care to Oregon has been gaining momentum across the state.
Chris Braswell didn’t have to worry about hurricanes while he was growing up in Baker City, but when Hurricane Ian plowed into Florida this week Braswell was directly in its path.
When Dave Cross found out that his Baker City neighbor, Kenneth Anderson, was a World War II veteran, Cross thought almost immediately of Honor Flight.
IMBLER — Two more pools of mosquitoes have tested positive in Union County, as well as one positive pool on the Baker County side of North Powder, according to a press release.
WALLOWA — Work is underway rebuilding Wallowa after last month's hailstorm and residents are getting their questions answered, as happened Wednesday, Sept. 14, during the latest town hall meeting.
LA GRANDE — The community of La Grande remains on pace to achieve what may be its best year for blood donations in at least two decades.
LA GRANDE — The La Grande School District is a step closer to starting construction of its new academic and athletic center building.
JOSEPH — Road closures due to wildfires will be reassessed, with some roads possibly being reopened next week, said Brian Anderson, district ranger with the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
The "carbon intensity" of electricity generated in Washington state increased by 15% in 2020 compared to 2016, by far the most of any state, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
LA GRANDE — The brunt of Oregon's educator shortage is falling on the shoulders of rural school districts. For Eastern Oregon University’s nascent Teach Rural Oregon program, supporting rural …
IMNAHA — What do you do when your hitch in the military fighting for your country is up? Take on a new fight, against wildfires.
The Baker City Council resumed its discussion Tuesday, Sept. 13 about the challenge of keeping at least two police officers on patrol at all times with the department’s current 12-hour shifts.
LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University Board of Trustees is a step away from launching its search for a successor to former President Tom Insko.
ENTERPRISE — Given the progress against the Double Creek Fire and the Eagle Cap Wilderness fires, Friday, Sept. 16 will be the last day of Pacific Northwest Team 2’s assignment.
Cooler weather, along with heavy rain in places, continues to keep Oregon’s biggest wildfire, and a trio of other lighting-caused blazes in Wallowa County, from growing much.
HALFWAY — Jessica Binford knows every inch of this bowling alley.
ENTERPRISE — All evacuation orders due to wildfires were rescinded at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, by the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office, according to a Sept. 15 press release.
LA GRANDE — One suspect arrested after a high-speed car chase in July out of Island City accepted a plea offer from the Union County District Attorney’s Office on Monday, Sept. 12.
Todd Pederson was grateful for even a smattering of raindrops.
LA GRANDE — Seven children from La Grande lost their mother on Saturday, Sept. 10 after her nearly year long battle with cancer.
LA GRANDE — A window display at The Royal Clothiers on Adams Avenue is saluting the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday, Sept. 8, at the age of 96.
JOHN DAY — Cycle Oregon is back for another tour.
The FDA on August 8 warned Redmond-based herbal supplement company Oregon’s Wild Harvest about quality control failures that could allow contaminants into their raw materials.
LA GRANDE — Union County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Powers denied a motion for release of Elijah Ward on Thursday, Sept. 8.
LA GRANDE — BMX riders will perform gravity-defying stunts while sharing the importance of positive thoughts with Union County students during an annual seventh grade youth conference on Thurs…
Mike and Sharyl Sheftz were destined to celebrate half a century of marriage with wooden tees in their pockets and putters in their hands.
A trio of hikers was likely spared a chilly night high in the Elkhorn Mountains after one of the three was hobbled by an ankle injury on Saturday, Sept. 10.
PORTLAND — The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has released the Tribal Energy Vision for the Columbia River Basin to combat climate change while protecting imperiled salmon and ste…
For Chris White, a waitress at the Baker Truck Corral, the man was just another friendly lunch customer, until he collapsed while leaving the restaurant.
Darigold Inc. broke ground on Sept. 8 at the site of its future Pasco, Wash., production facility, slated to open in early 2024. The $600 million facility will process roughly 8 million pounds…
IMBLER — The West Nile virus is maintaining a presence in Union County but there is no evidence that the disease is spreading to people.
ENTERPRISE — The forest management plan for the East Moraine Community Forest took another step toward final approval, Wednesday, Sept. 7, when the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners gave p…
Strong winds toppled trees and snapped limbs, leading to multiple power outages affecting Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative members on Wednesday afternoon and evening, Sept. 7.
Brooke Van Sickle felt pretty confident as the Double Creek fire was scorching tens of thousands of acres over the past week not far from her home in Imnaha, but she still was glad to see much…
LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University’s board of trustees will hold a special session on Friday, Sept. 9, in the Dixie Lund Board Room of Inlow Hall, Room 201.
At one of his first 4-H meetings, someone asked Randy Kessler what he wanted to do when he grew up.
A Baker City man scheduled to stand trial this fall for allegedly failing to do construction work after taking money from clients was arrested Monday, Sept. 5 for working as a contractor, in v…
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University has been awarded more than $1.6 million in funding from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s Credit for Prior Learning Investment grant.
A Harney County man whose pickup plunged off the Dooley Mountain Highway in the middle of the night was able to walk 300 feet up a steep ravine and then walk along the highway for about four hours.
JOHN DAY — Around 1,000 cyclists are preparing to descend on Grant and Wheeler counties for a weeklong ride that will start and end in John Day while passing through Monument, Fossil, Mitchell…
JOSEPH — The Joseph City Council agreed in a unanimous vote Thursday, Sept. 1, to stop pursuing the proposed “land swap” in the city’s urban growth boundary.
Sam Bousfield has spent hundreds of hours in a simulator, driving and flying his invention. He’s driven down virtual highways, flown over virtual mountains and landed on a virtual football field.
CANYON CITY — Earlier this summer, Grant and Harney counties implemented a drug and family treatment court program to address rising addiction rates in the area.
ELGIN — Rick Zollman stands at the edge of a rectangular, concrete pool, peering into the water below. Tens of thousands of juvenile chinook salmon rush toward him, their speckled backs and si…
Two lightning fires in the Eagle Cap Wilderness grew substantially on Saturday, Sept. 3, fueled by strong winds, hot temperatures and humidities that dipped into single digits in places.
LA GRANDE — Fire crews are making progress on the 5.4 acre Mount Emily Fire, approximately 5 miles north-northwest of La Grande.
HALFWAY — Lynda Bird clipped the ribbon to officially dedicate the new horse barn at the Pine Valley Fairgrounds on Thursday, Sept. 1 — just one day before the 101st annual Baker County Fair.
Two hikers on the South Sister Climber Trail were assisted by Deschutes County Search and Rescue after becoming lost on Monday.
BAKER CITY — The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will be hosting a public meeting in response to the wildfires in the forest.