Category: Local News

Wolf deterrent compensation available in Union County

Grant funding is currently available to Union County livestock producers for nonlethal wolf deterrence techniques designed to minimize wolf-livestock conflicts. Compensation is available by application until January 31, 2019 or funds are depleted, whichever first occurs. If...

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OTEC announces energy efficiency classes

These days, the buzz is all about energy efficiency and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is committed to helping our member-owners improve the energy consumption in their home. With that goal in mind, the Baker City-based utility is hosting a series of classes — Energy 101:...

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New modernized ODFW licensing system on the way for 2019

ODFW will launch a new electronic licensing system (ELS) on Dec. 1, 2018 with the sale of 2019 licenses and tags. With the new system, hunters and anglers can choose to carry their documents electronically (on their smart phone or tablet) and tag fish and wildlife with a mobile...

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Fall salmon seasons kick off with mixed forecasts

Fall salmon seasons on the Columbia River open on Wednesday, Aug. 1 with modest forecasts and a few new regulations. The popular Buoy 10 fishery will lead off Columbia River fall fisheries with effort and catch in other sections of the mainstem building over time. A total of...

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EOU Football picked 6th in Frontier Conference preseason poll

The Eastern Oregon football team was selected to finish in sixth place in the 2018 Frontier Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, the conference office announced Tuesday. The Mountaineers finished in sixth place in 2017 with a 4-6 record, but four of the six losses came by less...

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Explosion in La Grande house

On Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 10:05AM first responders from the La Grande Police Department and the La Grande Fire Department responded to 504 M Avenue after an explosion had occurred inside the residence. Upon arrival at the residence, emergency personnel found a 2-year-old...

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Eastern Oregon state highway construction underway

Highway construction projects are continuing in Eastern Oregon and travelers are reminded to watch for orange traffic cones and construction workers along the state highway system. Please pay extra attention and be prepared for equipment, flaggers and traffic pattern changes...

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OTEC urges members to be vigilant for scams

Reported efforts to rip off consumers have been picking up in recent weeks, prompting Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative to remind its members to be cautious about giving out personal information over the phone and be alert for scammers posing as cooperative employees. Claims of...

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ODFW joins North American Non-Lead Partnership

The North American Non-Lead Partnership — formed late last year by the Oregon Zoo, The Peregrine Fund and the Institute for Wildlife Studies — seeks to expand the coalition of hunters, anglers and other conservationists dedicated to improving ecosystem and wildlife health by...

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Investigation into illegal fires underway in La Grande

According to La Grande Police, over the last two weeks, there have been multiple incidents of someone starting illegal fires in garbage cans and dumpsters primarily in the La Grande business district. The fires have been started mostly in the alley ways and are occurring in the...

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New transportation tax withholding starts July 1

Oregon employees will see a new tax withholding on pay stubs received after July 1. Oregon’s statewide transit tax is one-tenth of one percent (.001) of wages earned, or $1 per $1,000 in wages. The tax was part of House Bill 2017 from the 2017 Legislative Session, also...

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EOU inventors take prototypes to state competition

Entrepreneurial efforts that began at Eastern Oregon University earlier this year culminate this week at the Invent Oregon state finals in Klamath Falls. Two teams of EOU students will compete against their peers from 11 Oregon institutions for $30,000 in cash prizes awarded to...

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