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Researchers track cows to determine riparian area impact
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Researchers track cows to determine riparian area impact
Using GPS tracking technology, a five-year Oregon State University study shows grazing cows spend little time in streams.

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Biz Buzz: A brief rumination on branding
Biz Buzz: A brief rumination on branding

I’ve been wondering how to write about this for a long time and then during the regular City Council meeting in Enterprise, a decision made by the council brought it all together for me.

Enterprise has been struggling for a long time to...

News photo: Phinney bronze ships out
News photo: Phinney bronze ships out

Biz Buzz: How to have a great season of sharing
Biz Buzz: How to have a great season of sharing

Initially, I was going to call this column: Winter Hours Stink.

And they do. I would so much prefer that my favorite shops and eateries stayed open, paid winter-level overhead and kept all their employees on full time — just in case I...

Pendleton lifts marijuana ban; Hermiston and Milton-Freewater keep bans

More than a year ago, marijuana sales were within a vote of being permanently banned in Pendleton.

But according to early returns from the Nov. 8 election, a much larger group of Pendleton residents voted to legalize both medical and...

Port of Morrow agrees to withdraw Coyote Island Terminal application
Port of Morrow agrees to withdraw Coyote Island Terminal application
The Port of Morrow and Oregon Department of State Lands have come to an agreement resolving a multi-year dispute over a proposed coal dock on the Columbia River.
Wallowa County poised for micro-hydro boom
Wallowa County poised for micro-hydro boom

Ranchers Vern and Marti Spaur of Wallowa don’t expect to pay a power bill from Pacific Power for a very long time. They recently celebrated the installation of a second micro-hydro power plant that will provide power both for their ranch and...

USDA-certified meat processing coming to La Grande
USDA-certified meat processing coming to La Grande
Couple open small processing facility to aid Eastern Oregon producers, hunters.
Biz Buzz: Enterprise Animal Hospital family grows
Biz Buzz: Enterprise Animal Hospital family grows

How do you pregnancy-check 250 cows, take care of a steady stream of small pets with medical issues, conduct an extended assessment with an experienced rancher over the phone and organize appointments for the coming week — all at once? Well, if...