Category: Local News

Bomb threat suspect arrested

On Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 7:00AM, The La Grande Police Department Detective Division arrested 50-year-old Scott Lee, of Union on the charges of Disorderly Conduct I, Initiating a False Report and Obstructing Governmental Justice in regards to a bomb threat that occurred at...

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Bomb threat made against Union County Courthouse

On June 11, 2019 at 9:47 AM Union County 911 dispatch received a phone call from a male caller stating there were bombs in the Union County Courthouse that were set to detonate in 30 minutes. Per protocols the courthouse staff and citizens were immediately evacuated. La Grande...

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ODFW Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote

The Commission adopted a Wolf Plan today at its meeting in Salem in a 6-1 vote after hearing from 44 people who came to testify and reviewing thousands of public comments. Allowing controlled take (limited regulated hunting and trapping of wolves) was one of the most...

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Minam State Recreation Area campground closed June 14 and 15

The campground at Minam State Recreation Area, near Elgin, will be closed June 14 and 15 while contractors perform construction work on the park’s campground road. The 22-site campground is expected to reopen by 6PM June 15. Park rangers are asking campers to vacate the...

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Elkhorn Wildlife Area Campground facing access issues

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is implementing management actions to deal with safety concerns arising from illicit activities and disturbances by campers at the Elkhorn Wildlife Area campground. The campground is designed for hunters during hunting seasons but has...

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Watch for robo flaggers along highway work zones

The Oregon Department of Transportation will be using portable traffic signals in some work zones at several locations this summer to help improve safety. The automated flagger assistance device, often referred to as a robo flagger, is a small traffic signal with a crossing arm...

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OSP Trooper receives the National Public Safety Medal of Valor

Today, Oregon State Police Trooper Nic Cederberg received the National Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor presented by the President of the United States. This is the highest national award for valor a public safety officer can receive. Nic was awarded this honor for his...

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Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon’s Bounty

The Oregon Fam Bureau wants to remind everyone they can use a smartphone or computer to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm events with Oregon’s Bounty at: www.OregonFB.org Strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, mushrooms, salad greens — along with bedding plants,...

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Find farm stands & u-picks with Oregon’s Bounty

The Oregon Fam Bureau wants to remind everyone they can use a smartphone or computer to easily find farm stands, u-pick fields, on-farm events with Oregon’s Bounty at: www.OregonFB.org Strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, mushrooms, salad greens — along with bedding plants,...

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Oldest Medal of Honor recipient passes away at age 98

A revered American serviceman who was the oldest Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Saturday, May 11, in Bend at the age of 98. Bob Maxwell unhesitatingly threw himself on a grenade during an early morning attack on his battalion headquarters in Besançon, France, in...

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