This vacant lot at 1004 Jefferson Ave. is the site of a $1 million medical clinic to be built this year by Independent Medical Providers LLC. The City of La Grande Urban Renewal Agency is considering chipping in $75,000 for streetscape improvements. BILL RAUTENSTRAUCH / The Observer
Physicians group plans to build clinic at Fourth Street and Jefferson Avenue
ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County business leaders, supporters and residents
celebrated the 37th annual Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce Citizen
Award Banquet Sunday at Cloverleaf Hall.
Lisa Page shows off the space in the La Grande Town Center that is being remodeled for an Anytime Fitness Club. Page will manage the facility, which will be open to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week. BILL RAUTENSTRAUCH / Observer photos
PRACTITIONERS OF THE PERSPIRING ARTS will be happy to know that a
nationwide chain of 24-hour fitness centers is opening a facility in La
Anytime Fitness will open its first Eastern Oregon facility in the La Grande Town Center in March.
U.S. Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District talks about issues important to agriculture during Saturday’s cattlemen’s conference in La Grande. Walden warned that the federal government is considering proposals to lock up some 13 million acres of land in western states. CHRIS BAXTER/La Grande Observer
The U.S. government is leaning too hard on the agricultural industry and
businesses in rural areas and there’s a need for a return to common
sense, Congressman Greg Walden told a large crowd attending Saturday’s
cattlemen’s conference in La Grande.
The event, hosted by cattlemen’s associations in Oregon, Idaho and
Washington, drew about 500 people from throughout the Pacific Northwest,
including many who live in Walden’s bailiwick, Oregon’s 2nd
OK BARBER: Jon Bruck of La Grande receives some hair adjustment from barber Galen Miller. Miller reported for work at the OK on April 6, 2010.
Getting knocked down by a recession isn’t the same thing as getting
knocked out. Ask Galen Miller, a man who makes his living as a barber
|Residents of a local assisted living facility had their end-of-the-year
holiday season brightened up considerably, courtesy of Aaron’s of La
The furniture and home electronics store at 1602 Adams Ave. gave
Wildflower Lodge the use of a 72-inch Mitsubishi television over New
Year’s weekend, and then agreed to leave it longer.
|The City of La Grande and the La Grande Main Street program joined
together this past fall to add more improvements to the city’s downtown
According to reports from Charlie Mitchell, the city’s community and
economic development director, installation of 14 new trash receptacles
heads the list.
A non-profit social service agency needs to watch its bottom line and adjust for hard times, the same as a business.
That’s why local seniors have seen some changes in the senior meals program at the Union County Senior Center and at other sites in the county, according to Frank Thomas, Community Connection’s local manager.
|Sometimes doing the right thing gets to be a big job. A community-minded
citizen doing his best to save lives reaches a point where he needs
And Kevin Loveland, founder of the “Safe Ride” program that’s
prevented an untold number of tragic accidents and kept countless people
from getting drunk driving tickets, is getting the help he needs these
|With local demand for health care services following an ever-upward curve, Grande Ronde Hospital is ready to expand again.
Senior Director of Clinical Services Carl Bond said last week the
facility is set to embark on yet another stage of growth. Plans are to
buy four nearby residential properties and add them to the hospital
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