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Forest Plan comment period extended

The time to comment on the Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been extended by 60 days; deadline for submitting comments is now August 15, 2014. Regional Forester Kent Connaughton approved the extension in order for the...

Report shows increase in low-wage job vacancies in Eastern Oregon

Private employers in eastern Oregon were looking to fill about 1,250 job vacancies at any given time during 2013, according to new annual figures from the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. Roughly half offered starting wages below $10 per hour and few required more than a high school...

Pendleton & Salem OSP troopers to receive ‘Medal of Valor’

Oregon State Police troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office will be honored Friday by the Oregon Peace Officers Association in recognition for their lifesaving efforts last year at the scene of the multi-fatal tour bus crash along Interstate 84 east of Pendleton. The Oregon Peace Officers Association...

Capitol Christmas tree to pass through Eastern Oregon on Sunday

The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a gift from Washington State, will be passing through Eastern Oregon along Interstate 84 on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The special Christmas tree can be tracked to see when it will be passing through La Grande and Baker City. The 88-foot long Engelmann Spruce, that...

Capital Improvement Bond rejected by voters

A $28.1 million proposed bond that would have created three workforce development programs at Blue Mountain Community College failed to win over voters during Tuesday’s General Election. The Blue Mountain Community College Capital Improvement Bond failed with only 43.38% of the vote. “We are...

Apply now for I-84 chain-up helper permits

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will issue permits for individuals interested in chaining up commercial vehicles during the winter months along specific sections of Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon. This year the ODOT District 13 office in La Grande will issue three permits for the I-84 Ladd...

5-year old boy helps guide OSP troopers during medical emergency

Oregon State Police (OSP) credits the help of a 5-year old Spokane, Washington boy for possibly saving the life of his 46-year old father who suffered a stroke while driving Sunday morning after crossing into Oregon. With the boy’s help and a joint effort involving dispatch centers in Spokane and...

Oregon Army National Guard to launch first unmanned aerial system flight in Pendleton

PENDLETON, Ore. – The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to conduct the first ever Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flight in the National Airspace System on Tuesday, May 14, at the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 in Pendleton at 1PM. Soldiers of the Oregon Army National Guard’s Bravo Co., 41...

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