Forest Capital Partners, owner of two-thirds of the timber in the
county-owned Mount Emily Recreation Area, is in the process of logging
the Trails Unit of the recreation area. Forest Capital appears to be
doing a superb job in the way it is going about the logging operation.
Oregon State University is in the process of reconfiguring itself. Not
only are the programs on campus part of the transformation process, but
outreach programs, like the Extension Service, are undergoing review.
Union County has a new veterans service officer who seems to be a
go-getter and is willing to spread the word that benefits are available
to area veterans — many of whom might not be aware of them.
It’s rarer in America for a building to reach its 100th birthday than it
is for a person to reach that milestone. We are a nation that likes all
things new. But there is much to appreciate in the Elgin Opera House,
which will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2012, as a going concern in a
thriving arts community.
Sure, it’s no Aspen. Or Whistler. Yet little old Ski Anthony Lakes does
have much to boast. The area in the Elkhorn Mountains west of North
Powder has the highest base elevation (7,100 feet above sea level) of
any ski area in Oregon — and incredible, breathtaking views. The ski
area 40 miles southwest of La Grande boasts the driest deep powder snow
in the region and, best of all to many winter sports enthusiasts,
virtually no lift lines.
Higher Grounds in downtown La Grande, part of the Old Country
Mercantile, has been the subject of scorn because of the clientele it
draws. But as a story in last week’s Observer indicated, Higher Grounds
owner Steve Fund has made a concerted effort to create something
positive for young people.
The Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise provides a venue for a
wide variety of events. The county would be remiss to let the grounds
The Union County commissioners are in the process of deciding whether to
put an advisory vote on the proposed Antelope Ridge Wind Farm on the
November ballot. The commissioners held a public hearing Wednesday, and
another is scheduled for Aug. 18. Holding the hearings and putting the
issue to a vote both make sense.
The La Grande City Council’s decision to place a local option levy for
public safety on the November ballot would be a much easier sell if
voters had been assured that the city had done everything possible to
reduce its general fund budget before seeking a tax hike.
La Grande’s Cook Memorial Library, like many public entities, is feeling
the pain of the ongoing recession. The library’s budget has been cut.
But Library Director Terri Washburn seems to be making the best of a bad
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