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I-84 is now open between La Grande and Pendleton
I-84 WESTBOUND CLOSED BETWEEN LA GRANDE AND PENDLETON. UPDATE from ODOT: I-84 is closed westbound only between Exit 216 (7 miles east of Pendleton) and Exit 265 (4 miles east of La Grande) due to multiple crashes near milepost 222 on Cabbage Hill. U.S. 30 and OR 204 (Tollgate Highway) westbound are closed to non-local traffic as they are not viable detour routes for I-84. Crews are onsite and working to clear the highways. Avoid travel in this area this evening if possible. If you do travel, be prepared for delays and winter weather, and stay on main highways. Closure is expected to last several hours. Continue checking Tripcheck.com for current road conditions.
La Grande School District Supports Students with Care Solace During Self-Harm Awareness Month
March marks Self-Harm Awareness Month, highlighting the issue of self-harm among students. Self-harm, a harmful coping mechanism, is often indicated by depression, anxiety, stress, visible wounds, or excessive body covering.
Baker County signs onto Measure 110 diversion approach; Union County does not
BAKER CITY — As lawmakers in Salem work on changes to Oregon’s controversial Measure 110, local counties have been asked to decide whether to commit to an approach that directs people into substance abuse treatment before they face conviction or jail. The proposal is part of House Bill...
Discover La Grande: A Journey Through its Top 3 Pubs
In this article, we explore three exceptional pubs in La Grande. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please share your experiences in the comments section below:
Union Residents Invited to Discuss Upcoming Changes in Water and Sewer Rates
You’re Invited! City of Union Council Meeting to discuss Water & Sewer Rates for the upcoming year to start April 1st, 2024. Please join us on Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 6:00 pm in the Leonard Almquist Council Chambers, 342 S. Main Street, Union, OR 97883.Visit here for more details.
Local Alert: Bridge Repair to Close Dug Bar Road in Wallowa County from March 11-14
The Dug Bar Road will be closed starting Monday, March 11, through Thursday, March 14, for bridge repair. Please call the Wallowa County Road Department at 541-426-3332 if you have any questions. Thank You.Visit here for more details.
Highschool Basketball | 02 March La Grande Girls Game Notice
The La Grande Girls Basketball team will have a Playoff game with Marist(Eugene, OR) on 02 March, 2024, 5 PM. As of now, Tigers has won 3 games and lost 5 games, and the winning rate is 0.375.
Blue Mountains and Blue Jackets: Fourteen schools attend Eastern Oregon FFA District Convention
LA GRANDE – La Grande played host to a larger than average congregation of corduroy on February 29, as the 2024 Eastern Oregon District FFA convention got underway. Chapters from across the region came together on the EOU campus for a day of education, competition, and entrepreneurial spirit. In...
Roadside arson attempt leads to arrest of Walla Walla man near La Grande
LA GRANDE – On Friday, February 23, Eduardo Saldana Villegas (M-37) of Walla Walla was arrested by the Oregon State Police after being observed lighting grass fires along I-84 near La Grande. The situation escalated after Villegas refused to cooperate with the police and attempted to flee, before setting fire to his own vehicle. The incident took place at approximately 3:50 p.m. along I-84 Westbound near milepost 267, roughly five miles southeast of La Grande. The full description of the incident, as written in the OSP press log, is as follows:
Union County Accepting Applications for Title III Project Funding
NOTICE OF PROJECT APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE Title III Projects – PL 115-141 Union County is currently accepting project applications for funding under Title III of PL 115-141. Categories of funding include 1) Firewise Communities Program; 2) Search, Rescue and other Emergency Services; 3) Emergency Services Training and Equipment Purchases; 4) Community Wildfire Protection Plans; and 5) Broadband Telecommunications Services. Applications are available online at www.union-county.org or may be picked up at the Union County Commissioners Office, 1106 K Avenue, La Grande, OR 97850. Posted 2/28/2024Visit here for more details.
Riverside Rebuild project receives another $35,000 as funding deadline approaches
LA GRANDE – Riverside Rebuild, a project to fund and construct a new Riverside Park Playground in La Grande, is continuing its incredible pace of funding as the deadline for necessary grant applications approaches. Beginning fundraising in November 2023, the project now has roughly two-and-a-half to three weeks to meet its $265,000 donation goal.
Anthony Lakes honors veterans with a free ski day event
BAKER/UNION COUNTIES — Fresh snow and sunshine awaited hundreds of veterans and their families at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. The ski area hosted its 10th annual “Veterans Ski Day” on Monday, February 26. The event invites all veterans and their families to have the mountain to themselves...
4A/3A/2A/1A title could be just the beginning for La Grande girls wrestling under former college star Krystal Fabricante
Once Krystal Fabricante finished her time at Eastern Oregon University as an NAIA national tournament qualifier, she knew she was ready to enter the coaching ranks. After a year as a graduate assistant with the Mountaineers, she jumped at the chance to become the first girls wrestling coach at La ...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.74 and $3.84 in Wallowa as of 2024-02-29. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.319, a week ago the price is $3.270 , according to AAA.
> From the President – February 28, 2024
I’m having a lot of thoughts about us and what our future could look like if we had some time and space to dream. One positive sign I’m very proud of is our growth in retention of students. As I shared at the University Updates last week, retention is up. That is an enrollment driver and a sign that we are fulfilling our mission. From Fall 2023 to Winter 2024, we retained 92.4% of our on campus first year students. That’s the highest since Winter 2020! We retained new transfer students at a rate of 94.2 and 82.4% for on campus and online students respectively. The highest on campus number since 2018.
A Slice of La Grande: Top 3 Pizzas You Can't Miss
This article presents three exceptional pizzerias in La Grande. Have you had the chance to taste their delicious offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Eli Howard and the Greater Good return to La Grande
LA GRANDE — Eli Howard and the Greater Good are touring all over the United States, but soon they will return to one of their favorite venues. The band plays at HQ, 112 Depot St., on March 7. “I’m a big fan of HQ — it’s probably my favorite...
La Grande named Tree City USA for 30th consecutive year
LA GRANDE – Oregon is sometimes called the state where the trees still outnumber the people. The City of La Grande has certainly been doing its part to help maintain that moniker, earning a Tree City USA Designation for 2023. La Grande has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for no less than 30 consecutive years. Starting in 1976, the Tree City USA program is meant to promote urban forestry and develop greener, healthier communities.
Quick Takes: Feb. 27, 2024
WALLOWA — Registration opens March 1 for the Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp, which is set for July 7-12 at Wallowa School. The camp started in 2005 to offer a week of group fiddle instruction for individuals and families. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, and afternoons offer electives and free time. Free camping is available at the school.
City of Elgin City Council Hires New Pro-Tem Administrator
ELGIN – (Release from the City of Elgin) The City Council of Elgin, in a Special Session held at Elgin City Hall on February 19, 2024, voted unanimously to appoint Alex McHaddad as the City’s new Pro-Tem Administrator. A graduate of Eastern Oregon University (EOU), Alex McHaddad brings...