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Rep. Bentz urges citizens to speak up

ONTARIO — State Representative Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) is urging Grant County residents to voice their concerns about the proposed closure of the Grant County Farm Service Agency Grant County office. In a letter to constituents, Bentz said that keeping the office open is urgently needed for residents...

Gangloff Park Wayside comes to life

LA GRANDE — The design of the proposed Gangloff Park wayside shelter draws its inspiration from shelters used by the settlers of the Grande Ronde valley. It was common for those early folk to construct lean-to sheds both free-standing and in conjunction with barns and other structures to provide...

OSBA’s priorities urgent in legislative session

SALEM — The Oregon School Boards Association has called on its membership to advocate for a list of legislative priorities during the upcoming legislative session, and has endorsed Governor John Kitzhaber’s call for enacting “education achievement compacts” with local school districts,...

Oregon artists benefit from Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation, in the second year of a partnership to provide funding for the acquisition of seminal works by Oregon visual artists, announce the March 30, 2012 deadline for applications for Art Acquisition grants. Part of the foundation’s...

Reward increased for killing of bighorn sheep ram

BAKER CITY — The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is continuing to ask for the public’s help to identify the suspect(s) responsible related to an investigation into the illegal killing and waste of a bighorn sheep ram in Baker County during late December 2011. With help of...

FBI asks for help identifying unknown female

PORTLAND — The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown female who may be a witness to a crime. She is described as: White female Age: Unknown Hair: Reddish brown Eyes: Blue/green Height: 5’5″ (approximately) Weight: 140 pounds (approximately) Due to the...

New bankcard agreement finalized for Oregonians receiving reliacard funds

SALEM – The Oregon State Treasury and U.S. Bank have formally signed a new fee agreement for the state’s convenient and money-saving bankcard programs. Under the terms of the new agreement, all point-of-sale, bank teller and U.S. Bank ATM withdrawals will be free and unlimited for Oregonians who receive...

Red Cross urges meaningful gift-giving

This year, The Oregon Chapters of the American Red Cross encourage you to Give Something That Really Means Something for the holidays through the Holiday Giving Catalog. Give your family a Red Cross CPR or first aid class. You can even give your family and friends the chance to take classes on babysitting...

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