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BRIEFLY: La Grande shivers through December
As anyone who looked at their heating bill will know, temperatures at La Grande averaged colder than normal during December.
According to preliminary data received by the National Weather Service in Pendleton, the average temperature was 26.6 degrees, which was 4.1 degrees below normal.
High temperatures averaged 34.2 degrees, which was 3.4 degrees below normal. The highest was 48 degrees on Dec. 1.
Low temperatures averaged 19 degrees, which was 4.7 degrees below normal. The lowest was 9 below zero, on Dec. 8.
There were 27 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees and two days below zero. There were 10 days when the high temperature stayed below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 3.01 inches during December, which was 1.35 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on eight days with the heaviest, 1.67 inches, reported on Dec. 23.
Snowfall totaled 0.8 inches. The heaviest snowfall was 0.5 inches reported on Dec. 13. The greatest depth of snow on the ground was 1 inch on Dec. 13.
The highest wind gust was 45 mph, which occurred on Dec. 11.
The outlook for January from the Climate Prediction Center calls for near normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.
Normal highs for La Grande during January are 38.4 degrees and normal lows are 24.5 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.63 inches.
Cove senior fitness class starts again
COVE — The Cove Senior Fitness Exercise class is starting up again Tuesday at the Baptist Church on Main Street in Cove. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $30 for 10 classes or $4 per lesson for drop-ins. All adults are welcome.
Landmarks’ Thursday meeting canceled
The Landmarks Commission will not meet Thursday. There have been no applications submitted for review so that meeting has been canceled.
Family law workshop unfolds Jan. 15
A family law workshop is being presented as a public service by Bruce Anderson, attorney at law, and the Family Law Advisory Committee at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Misener Conference Room, Daniel Chaplin Building, 1001 Fourth St.
The workshop will provide answers to commonly asked questions and give information and forms for people representing themselves in a family law case. No reservations are required, and there is no charge for the workshop. For more information, call 541-962-9500, ext. 2228.
Class of ’74 begins planning reunion
The La Grande High School Class of 1974 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at 1508 Second St. to begin planning for its 40th reunion. For more information, call Rod Sands at 541-663-9977.
Cattlemen set business meeting
ISLAND CITY — Union County Cattlemen will have a business meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ag Service Center in Island City. The business meeting will include a discussion of a proposed wild bird seed tax and a proposed tax on salt blocks. The cattlemen will also discuss the Blue Mountains Forest Plan revisions. The meeting is open to the public.
Weed management board meets Tuesday
ENTERPRISE — The Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area Board of Directors will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wallowa Resources Offices, 401 N.E. First St., Suite A, in Enterprise.
Wallowa orchestra begins rehearsals
ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa Valley Orchestra, an affiliate of the Inland Northwest Musicians, will begin rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Enterprise High School music room.
The orchestra has a concert scheduled for March 9 and is seeking any local musicians who play orchestral strings (violin, viola, cello or string bass), winds and percussion. The orchestra is open to all regardless of age or skill level. For more information, contact the INWM Office at 541-289-4696, Music Director Lee Friese at 541-377-1865 or Kathy at 541-569-2469.
Help kids cope with divorce, separation
A workshop aimed at teaching parents and caregivers how to help children cope with separation and divorce will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Misener Conference Room at 1001 Fourth St. The free program is facilitated by Mary Lu Pierce and sponsored by the Family Law Advisory Committee. Children will not be allowed at the meeting.
For more information, call 541-962-9500, ext. 2228.
Social media affects outdoor risk-taking
Jerry Isaak, coordinator of Eastern Oregon University’s Outdoor Program, is aiming to define the influence of social media and technology on risk-taking and decision-making.
Isaak will give a free workshop on “Risky Business: Millennials, Social Media & Risk Management in Outdoor Education” for the colloquium at 4 p.m. Thursday in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. A reception with a question-and-answer session will follow.
As an adjunct instructor of physical education and sport, Isaak believes the growth of online communities and social identity combined with new technology requires a shift in the way outdoor educators approach the topics of risk management and decision-making. His workshop also seeks solutions to the challenge of a possible digital divide between digital natives (students) and immigrants (instructors).
Related resources provided by Pierce Library are available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit library.eou.edu/colloquium. To be added to the colloquium mailing list, call 541-962-3555.