The Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation is donating $6 million to the High Desert Museum, the largest single donation of its nearly 40-year history, according to Dana Whitelaw, executive director of the Bend museum.
The farm dog, some say, is the “unsung hero,” “part of the family” and one of the most important parts of rural life.
The Capital Press is working on a story about rural restaurant closures across California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho during the pandemic.
A case spawned by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's opposition to removing river gravel to protect farmland went to an appeals court Tuesday, one of two lawsuits alleging Inslee uses his veto pen t…
Ballot qualification would require more input from rural voters.
OLYMPIA — The Senate budget committee Friday narrowly approved a bill to create an unelected council to advise seven state agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, on incorporating e…
While Guntraders in Redmond sells mostly collectible guns, owner Jerry Koch said that isn’t stopping customers from flocking to his shop in search of a firearm. They’re coming out of fear, Koc…
Behind the glass of beer, with its photogenic bubbles and foamy white head, there are Tom Hutchison and his bags of Eastern Oregon barley.
Like every other government entity or business in 2021, the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center is trying to predict the future.
Two Thurston County farmers petitioned the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday, claiming the State Conservation Commission should pay for taking a shortcut to remove them as conservation distr…
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eviction and foreclosure moratoriums related to USDA Single Family Housing Direct and Guaranteed loans will be extended through June 30.
FFA has faced major changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, including national leadership transitions and new virtual opportunities.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — More than 24,000 Oregonians applied for federal disaster assistance after the catastrophic 2020 wildfires and about 57% of them were denied.
PENDLETON — The city of Pendleton has been named one of the nation’s “Top 10 True Western Towns” by True West Magazine, according to a press release.
As people rush to make dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, a ranching couple in Grant County, who have been married for half a century, said it’s just another day.
A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow some unproductive farmland near the Idaho border to be rezoned for 2-acre residential lots.
Washington Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Thursday that she expects lawmakers will tap more than one source of money to fund a two-year, $125 million plan to reduce the risk of wildfires.
The state has agreed to pay $1.66 million to buy 20 acres in Redmond as the site for a new Oregon National Guard Readiness Center.
It’s a seller’s market for real estate in Grant County and most of Eastern Oregon.
To introduce Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act to new session of Congress.
The damage caused by wildfires can be devastating, gutting structures and driving out people who live and work nearby. And researchers say the smoke from the annually recurring blazes also del…
The application deadline is May 7.
Chemeketa Community College in Salem has opened its Diesel Technology Training Center, providing hands-on classes for future mechanics.
UNION COUNTY — The clock was ticking 25 years ago at the Country Animal Clinic in Island City.
A clash in sunny Central Washington between a county and a state body has inspired legislation to let county officials decide whether solar panels will cover farmland.
As the pandemic marches on, so do many local restaurants.
Gary Johansen is looking forward to Jan. 28.
Cherie Ward considered tossing the envelope into the trash.
The USDA has awarded $13.2 million to expand high-speed internet in rural Oregon, part of a federal program aimed at increasing broadband development nationwide.
Gov. Brad Little on Jan. 11 will propose a plan to tap part of the state’s $630 million budget surplus for transportation projects.
Not only can visitors “attend” the show from the comfort of their computer, laptop or smart phone, they can do it anytime of the day or night — and it’s free of charge.
Beef Counts marks its 10th year during a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on families in need of food assistance.
Amalgamated Sugar in December donated nearly 7 tons of sugar to food banks and other charitable organizations.
Sue Naumes is a retired grower who helped manage one of the West's largest pear companies for decades. Today she spends her time collecting rare, and precious, fruit labels dating back to the …
Nonprofit likes most of what's in coronavirus relief bill.
Washington native Sondra Lundquist was crowned America’s Miss Agribusiness at a pageant last month in Florida.
Every OHSU medical student completes at least one month of training in a rural setting, including in the Central Oregon communities of Warm Springs, Madras, Redmond, Prineville and Sisters.
JOSEPH, Ore. — On Dec. 9, the Nez Perce Tribe completed the purchase of the historic Hayes Farm just west of Joseph and south of the Chief Joseph Days rodeo grounds on Airport Road.
An amendment regarding the former Umatilla Chemical Depot was included in the final National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress on Friday, Dec. 11.
The Port of Columbia County in northwest Oregon wants to rezone 837 acres of high-value farmland for industrial development. But first, it must prove compatibility with neighboring farms, fish…
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The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration Wednesday over grizzly bears, alleging the Interior Department illegally canceled plans to release bears into the North Cascades.
The Capital Press is looking for stories about farm dogs. If you think you’ve got the world’s best farm dog, tell us why.
The first phase of the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in Morrow County is now operational.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — The “Christmas Star” will appear for the first time in nearly 800 years and — hopefully — will be visible over Oregon on Dec. 21.
UNION COUNTY — Across the state and nation this week, COVID-19 continued its unforgiving spread and claimed thousands of lives every day. The week was one of dark tidings and silver linings, a…
It’s an electrifying concept: Vehicles that don’t need gasoline, that you can “fill up” at home, that don’t need oil changes and have so few moving mechanical parts that maintenance and repai…
Jerry Yencopal’s once-in-a-lifetime bighorn sheep hunt was very nearly stopped by a black widow spider.
Washington conservation districts remain divided on whether to reform how supervisors are elected, an issue raised by legislators concerned about the often low-profile elections.
The Oregon Office of Rural Health this month awarded Orion Falvey, 30, CEO and co-founder of Orchid Health, the 2020 Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Year Award.
MORO — Sherman County is turning to tiny, shiny, sun-powered trailers to fill gaps in high-speed internet coverage in Oregon’s windswept wheat country.
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies claims the U.S. Forest Service failed to study how logging roads would affect grizzlies. U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. asked why it mattered,…
Friends of the Owyhee eyes publuc-lands proposals, hosts more outings as population growth brings new visitors.
Like many of us, Cliff Banister likes to see an American flag rippling in the breeze.
Having lost by such a narrow margin to Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer in 2016 — 2,208 to 2,065 — Todd McKinley said he was "pleasantly surprised" by the margin by which he won last night.