The Observer, established in 1896,[4] is a newspaper that serves Union and Wallowa counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. Its headquarters are in La Grande, the seat of Union County. The Observer circulates Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons to more than 11,000 people.[4] Western Communications in Bend, Oregon, publishes the newspaper.[4]

Staff and management

The Observer has 30 employees, one of whom is based in Enterprise; its publisher is Kari Borgen.[4]


In 2012 the newspaper reduced its frequency to three days a week, publishing issues on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.