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In the doghouse: Pooches get the boot from local cemeteries

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La Grande Cemetery District employee Crayson McBride, left, holds up a “No Dogs Allowed” sign Wednesday while Matt Rainwater fastens the sign near one of the western entrances to Hillcrest Cemetery on 12th Street. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
Dogs may soon be harder to find in La Grande cemeteries than headstones from the mid-1800s.

BRIEFLY: Meeting in Imbler tonight on septic/sewer needs

IMBLER — There will be a community meeting to discuss septic/sewer needs of the Imbler School District at 7 p.m. tonight at Imbler High School. A number of options are being considered, ranging from on-site systems that address only the school’s needs to off-site systems that could help address community needs in Imbler. The purpose of this meeting is to obtain community input before moving forward. 

Three charged with robbery, kidnap, rape


High school gets big funding boost

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Daniel Bolen stands inside his shop class at Elgin High School on Friday. The grant will expand the space by building an additional classroom adjoining it. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
Elgin High School’s agriculture and vocational training classes will get a big boost next year thanks to a grant from the Oregon Department of Education.

Vet ID program set to kick off

Local veterans will soon be dealt cards that will boost their financial hand while shopping in Union County.

Wallowa-Whitman finalizes East Face logging project

BAKER CITY — The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has released a revised version of a proposal for the Elkhorn Mountains that includes significant amounts of logging.

BRIEFLY: La Grande School Board will meet Wednesday

The La Grande School Board will meet Wednesday. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in Room 11 of La Grande High School. The board will first meet for a brief meeting and then a work session. The school district’s long-term maintenance program will be discussed at the work session. 

2 NYPD officers shot in confrontation with gunman

Two police officers were shot in a confrontation with a gunman who slammed his car into a police vehicle early Saturday, in the second on-duty shooting of multiple officers in the nation's biggest city this month, police said.


Clinton wins Nevada caucuses; GOP voting in S. Carolina

Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial victory in Nevada's Democratic presidential caucuses Saturday, overcoming an unexpectedly strong surge by Bernie Sanders and easing the rising anxiety of her supporters.


Apartment evacuated after smoke found

The  La Grande Retirement Apartments building, 1612 Seventh St.,  was evacuated for about a half hour Saturday morning after firefighters found smoke in its  first floor hallway.


February 19 Outage – La Grande District


The final slice: Bear Mountain Pizza Co. closing its doors

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Bear Mountain Pizza Co. will close its doors for the final time at 9 p.m. Saturday. Health issues for the owners are at the root of the closure, according to co-owner Lynne Zollman. (Overshot Photography)
Lynne Zollman, along with her husband, Max, made lasting connections throughout their nearly 11-year run as owners of Bear Mountain Pizza Co., situated at 2104 Island Ave. in La Grande.

Former ale house building has new owner

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La Grande resident James Challis purchased the Mt. Emily Ale House building from Community Bank earlier this month for $230,000, according to Challis. (Observer file photo)
After nearly two-and-a-half years of vacancy, the downtown building the Mt. Emily Ale House once called home has a new owner. 
But it still may be awhile until a business is in operation at 1202 Adams Ave.

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