ENTERPRISE (AP) — A herd of free-roaming bison graze on a
south-facing slope near a craggy granite spine called Cougar Ridge,
their shaggy presence a pleasant diversion for some Wallowa County
residents, but worrisome to others.
SUMMERVILLE STRIDERS enjoy the benefits of walking and socializing during their routine 3-mile walk on Craig Loop with their dogs. Left to right: Vicki Correll, Trudy Westfield, Diana Dominguez, Michele McCoy, Jennie Tucker, Becky Noll, Sharon Hamilton and Linda Birnbaum. Dave Yerges photo
SUMMERVILLE — The Greek physician Hippocrates believed that
walking was man’s best medicine. Today, health care professionals can’t
agree more. Its generous benefits can help improve one’s mental and
Late winter skiing can be a jewel-like experience.
But it also presents serious potential hazards.
Mike Gooderham of La Grande, a member of the Anthony Lakes Ski Patrol
since 1962, understands the pluses and minuses better than most.
Boy Scouts push a sled across a field in a competition during the annual Klondike Derby at Anthony Lakes on Saturday. JOANNA BRADSHAW photo
Conquering the cold with snow.
Close to 50 Boy Scouts accomplished this seemingly paradoxical feat
while proving their winter mettle at the annual Klondike Derby Feb.
25-26 at Anthony Lakes.
Brandon Wiggins participates in a disc golf event earlier in Union County. TRENT BRAY photo
Proposed public 18-hole course would encompass about 20 acres in Mount Emily Recreation Area
Trent Bray of La Grande has identified 268 bird species in Union County since he moved here in 2001.
Rusty blackbird never recorded in Union County until photographed last month by Trent Bray
La Grande birder Trent Bray did not know if the digital photos he was
snapping at Red Pepper Road and Gekeler Lane in early January were
The images did more than turn out, they helped add a new page to Union County birding history.
Wayne Paxton, left, releases shooting clays Wednesday night for Terry Ambrose, center, and Larry Harrison. CHRIS BAXTER / The Observer
NIGHT TIME is again the right time to trapshoot in the La Grande area.
At least it is at the La Grande Gun Club.
Wednesday night lights are back at the club now that its annual winter trapshooting league is up and running.
Tigers will be introduced to Northeast Oregon later this year, but no protests from ranchers or hunters will be staged.
Look instead for inquisitive looks and large smiles from anglers.
|A pesky bald eagle helped the 35th annual Union County Christmas Bird Count soar to new heights on New Year’s Day.
TED SCHROEDER photo UNIQUE SIGHTING: This ferruginous hawk was the first one ever spotted during the Union County Christmas Bird Count.
Counters spotted 87 species of birds, shattering the old record of 77 set a year ago.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is extending a salute to a
La Grande resident who makes a habit of extending a hand to the
Les Henderson has received a plaque from the ODFW’s Northeast Region
office honoring him for his support of the annual youth pheasant hunt at
the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area.
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