Category: Local News

Bus signup available for OTEC annual meeting

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative members in Union, Baker and Harney counties interested in attending OTEC’s Annual Meeting of the Membership can now signup for free bus service to the meeting in John Day. Signup sheets are available at the following locations: Union...

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BMCC students named to All Oregon Academic Team

Two Blue Mountain Community College students have been named to the All Oregon Academic Team as exemplary community college students, and will be honored by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on April 26. The students include Erin Kelly (Meridian, Idaho) and Jonathan Wolotira (Pendleton)....

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Flood response support efforts sent to Pendleton

The Office of State Fire Marshal has mobilized an incident management team (IMT) to support ongoing coordinated efforts in response to flooding in the Pendleton area. Tom Williams of Portland Fire & Rescue is the incident commander. The OSFM late Saturday received a request...

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Burglary suspect arrested in La Grande

At 2:45 PM on March 31st (Sunday) Union County 911 Dispatch received a call of a burglary to the business located at 64325 Booth Lane just outside of La Grande. Deputy Jensen responded, took statements and recognized the description of the involved vehicle. A short time later...

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Baker City wins all-abilities playground in Moda Assist program

Moda Health and the Portland Trail Blazers teamed up to pro-mote active, healthy lifestyles for children through their Moda Assist program, now in its sixth year. Three Oregon cities competed to win an all-abilities playground by engaging their communities to vote for their...

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Iowa man sentenced to prison for threat to Baker County Sheriff

On March 13, 2019, Freddie Armando Butler, age 31, of Des Moines was sentenced to 24 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for making a false bomb threat to the Baker County, Oregon Sheriff, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Butler...

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Increase proposed in funding of Oregon’s 9-1-1 program

The Emergency Communications Funding Bill, HB 2449, had its first public hearing yesterday in the House Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness. Rep. Lynn Findley, of House District 60, said, “This hearing was a great collaborative effort on the part of the...

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