The War for America’s Public Lands is Still On

By Peter Walker Professor, University of Oregon For Northeast Oregon Business News On January 2, 2016, some 300 local citizens and outside militia members marched in Harney County, Oregon, to protest the re-sentencing for arson of local ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond. At stake was much more than the fate of the Hammonds. In the…

Business Owners Donate Their Time and Effort for Hunt of a Lifetime

Recently I was invited to visit with a group of hunters in NE Oregon. Emotions were hidden by dark sunglasses and tears were forced to be unshed as they each explained what makes Hunt of a Lifetime so special to them, as men, as hunters, and as mentors. This was a special group, I knew…

Elgin Stampede INDEED

by Betty Jane Holt   The Elgin Stampede has been held the second week in July every year for 69 years. My friend Lori Kimbel had frequently asked me to come to the Stampede and this was the year. Lori is evidently a big shot here in this bucolic berg with a population of about…

Legacy Auto Group – Making a Difference in the Community

When it comes to stepping up to the plate and hitting it out of the park, Legacy Auto Group is an absolute professional.   There is no doubt that car lots in rural communities are an integral part of the economy, and Legacy Ford is all of that and more. Legacy Ford continues to not…

38-Unit Apartment Complex to Open in Island City

Construction is underway on Walton Road in Island City by Trish Yerges Construction on Blue Springs Crossing Apartments at 10801 Walton Road in Island City is well underway as contractor LMC Construction of Beaverton along with Northeast Oregon Housing Authority and developer Guardian Management, LLC of Portland strive for a June open house date.  …

Aerial Technology Takes Drones to New Heights While Filming ‘Requiem of Ice’

Aerial Technology International has teamed up with the Portland, Oregon film Production Company Uncage the Soul for the new video ‘Requiem of Ice’, featuring the largest glacier cave system in the lower 48 states.   WATCH THIS GREAT VIDEO HERE   The Sandy Glacier Ice Caves are a treasure that will soon be gone and…

Eagle Cap Extreme Invites Juniors to Compete in 2015

Annual Sled Dog Race to Feature First Ever Juniors Event   News Release: For the first time in the eleven-year history of the Eagle Cap Extreme, young mushers will have a race of their own.   The ECX has long been known for its challenging course that serves as a qualifying race for the two…

Mountain West Moving and Storage Keeps Rollin’ Along

  Owning a successful family business for close to six decades in northeast Oregon takes more than determination; it takes dedication, tenacity, loyalty and a willingness to diversify when the time is right. These are all traits the Braseth family brought with them to the Grande Ronde Valley in May of 1956.   Craig Braseth…

Regional Medical Plaza in La Grande Expanded to Create a One-Stop-Shop for Patients

by Trish Yerges Construction is underway on a remodeling and expansion project that will put a 12,000 square foot addition onto the existing two-story Regional Medical Plaza at 710 Sunset Drive in La Grande.   The expanded plaza will become a one-stop-shop particularly for women and children’s healthcare, consolidating many routine diagnostic services all under…

River Point Farms Breaks Ground On State-Of-The-Art Facility

Press Release Hermiston, OR – River Point Farms, America’s largest onion producer, announces the company broke ground on a new 70,000 square foot whole onion packaging facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment on November 3, 2014. When complete, River Point Farms will operate over 95,000 square feet of whole onion packaging and shipping facilities at the company’s…

Cove, Oregon Artist Wins People’s Choice in Upland Game Bird Stamp Contest

ODFW today announced winners of its 2015 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp art contests. Winners were chosen this past weekend at an event at Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee.   • Habitat Conservation Stamp Winner – Don Meinders of North Carolina with his painting of Tufted Puffins. • Upland Game Bird Stamp…