James Nash is overseeing a project on his family’s 6 Ranch that will restore meanders to the Wallowa River to improve native fish habitat (Katy Nesbitt/The Observer)
ENTERPRISE — The work of recovering endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead requires a coordinated effort from spawning grounds to the ocean. One spawning habitat along the Wallowa River is showing measurable improvements through stream channel restoration.
BAKER CITY — The forests of the Blue Mountains are preparing to embark on a series of community-hosted public engagement meetings on the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision over the next several months.
La Grande author Terrie Biggs will sign books from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Looking Glass Books, 1118 Adams Ave.
Biggs’ third published book, “Some Trails Never End,” is the true account of the first white women to travel overland into Oregon “country.” That trek resulted in the coming of the Oregon Trail and forever changed the culture of the indigenous tribes.
Union County has received $2 million to help fund a new courthouse. Construction recently began on the new facility and is due to be completed in October. But not everyone in the Joseph Building is expecting to pack up and leave.
Wilma Reynolds, co-owner of Eagle Cap Dispensary, La Grande’s second medical marijuana dispensary, was arrested Friday in Umatilla County on nine criminal counts, including delivery of a Schedule 1 controlled substance.
Warning signs adorn the north entrance to Cook Memorial Library in La Grande. The door was closed and an alarm installed after the library staff discovered a month ago that materials were disappearing at a disturbing rate. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
In a building where quiet is the norm, last Thursday and Friday were two of the noisiest days in the eight-year history of the Cook Memorial Library.
Members of the Oregon Joint Ways and Means Committee hear testimony from members of the public Friday. The committee launched a series of public meetings in La Grande on the Eastern Oregon University campus. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
Residents of Eastern Oregon made their funding priorities known to state legislators as the Joint Ways and Means Committee launched a series of public meetings in La Grande Friday.
Wildflower Lodge’s dementia support group will meet at noon Wednesday.
The support group is open to everyone and a free lunch is provided. RSVP is appreciated. The topic of the meeting will be “The Differences and Advantages of Dementia Focused Care.” Call Wildflower Lodge at 541-663-1200 for more information or to reserve a seat.