Oregon Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be blade patching a section of Oregon Highway 203 that parallels Catherine Creek, east of Union, between mileposts eight and 10. Work is expected to begin next Monday and continue for about four days. Travelers can expect lane closures, flaggers, pilot cars, crews and equipment on the roadway, plus delays of up to 20 minutes. Motorists are advised to plan extra travel time, slow down and drive with extra caution through this and all highway work zones.
Curt Weeks, top, fires a simulated 240 Bravo 7.62 mm machine gun at virtual enemy soldiers, planes and helicopters (on a screen surrounding the vehicle) from an exact replica of a combat Hummer, as Kelli Flores fires an M4 machine gun. (Joshua Dillen/ WesCom News Service)
Choppers, fighter planes, tanks and more were part of a special event this month for a select group of employers from across the region.
A flag memorial in front of Stella Mayfield School in Elgin will be up through Tuesday. The display, which is comprised of 6,840 small American flags was created by members of the Elgin High School National Honor Society Chapter. (Courtesy photo)
ELGIN — This striking display is stopping traffic and starting conversations about heroism and sacrifice.
The Blue Mountains Conservancy invites the public to a talk by biologist Winston Morton about the history of salmon in the Grande Ronde River basin from pre-settlement abundance to present-day restoration efforts. Learn how humans impacted the native salmon runs and the work that is being done to improve spawning and rearing habitat. In collaboration with ArtsEast there will also be a display of historic images and hand-drawn maps of the Grande Ronde Valley. The talk takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Memorial Library conference room in La Grande.
COVE — The final Cove senior dinner before summer break will be May 29 at the Cove Baptist Church. The meal will be a picnic-style dinner featuring hamburgers and hot dogs, a variety of salads, baked beans and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Coffee and tea are served starting at noon with lunch at 12:30 p.m. There is a $5 charge per meal. RSVP with Imie Bristow at 541-568-4545 by Tuesday.