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Growing Concern

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Jon Wright, of Union, is a medical marijuana cardholder and grows for himself, his girlfriend, Chantel, and eight other people. He has about 50 plants in his backyard. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
Jon Wright wants to ensure the other side of the medical marijuana story is told.

Officials optimistic about progress

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Shane Greer, left, and Chris Barth examine a map of the Eagle Complex fires on Sunday. Greer is the incident commander for Rocky Mountain Team Black, an interagency team combating the fires. Barth is a public information officer for the fires. (Dick Mason/The Observer)
MEDICAL SPRINGS — A sense of relief could be detected in the voice of Shane Greer as he stood in front of about 20 people at a fire camp for the Eagle Complex blazes at 6:15 a.m. Sunday. 

Leads still elusive in Rogers case

Neli-Cristina Rogers, 27, is still missing after disappearing on June 20. La Grande Police Sgt. Jason Hays has spent the last two months following up on leads.

BRIEFLY: Forest Plan Revision meetings on hold

Given several wildfires across the Blue Mountains, the Forest Service and High Desert Partnership will postpone, until further notice, the announcement of additional public meetings to discuss the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision.

The supervisors of the Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla national forests have asked Forest Service personnel to continue to focus on the ongoing firefighting efforts to protect public and private lands. The Forest Service and partners will announce additional meetings via email, an updated news release and updates to www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BlueMountainsPlanRevision. For more information, contact Peter Fargo at 541-523-1231, public affairs officer for the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision, U.S. Forest Service.


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