Category: Local News

Suspect arrested and charged in Cove murder

On 2/21/19 at 9:19 AM, the North East Oregon Regional SWAT Team arrested Ronald D. Lee on a Union County arrest warrant following a Grand Jury Indictment for Murder. The charge stems from the death of Loretta A. Williams, which occurred in the early morning hours of November...

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Remote public hearing on carbon pricing scheduled in Baker City

The remote public hearing of the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction set for Monday, Feb. 25, has been moved to the Baker County Fairgrounds. The hearing, which was originally slated to be hosted at the headquarters of Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, is scheduled for 5PM....

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Community colleges could offer four-year degrees under bill

For thousands of students around the state, community college is the first choice or only way to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities or gain job training. Senate Bill 3 – which passed 29-0 today on the Senate floor – would expand opportunities for those students by...

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BLM transfers fire engine to volunteer rural fire department

The Bureau of Land Management Vale district will be transferring a wildland fire engine to Nyssa Rural Fire Department to enhance their wildland firefighting capabilities on February 14, 2019. The engine will be transferred under BLM’s new Rural Fire Readiness (RFR)...

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Child Abduction Suspect Apprehended

On Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 3:51pm, City of La Grande detectives arrested 31-year-old Sondra Dean, of Eureka, California on a Humboldt County arrest warrant for Child Abduction 2 (felony). On February 4th, 2019 at 2pm the La Grande Police Department dispatch center...

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OTEC announce nominees for 2019 OTEC Board of Director elections

The nominating committees for Baker and Union counties have met and nominated candidates for the upcoming OTEC Board of Director elections. The Union County nominating committee has nominated Greg Howard for position No. 7. Howard is the incumbent in the election. The committee...

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Tax season begins in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Revenue will begin processing state tax returns on January 28, the same day the IRS will begin processing federal returns. Taxpayers can submit their returns earlier, but processing won’t start until the tax season officially begins. Once...

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