Much has been made of the east-west divide in Oregon politics. The battle of philosophies, to paint with a broad brush, pits eastside conservative ranchers versus westside liberal cosmopolitans, and since the ranchers are outnumbered, they lose clout in Salem, the reasoning goes.
Over the past four months, the La Grande School District and a Strategic Facilities Planning Committee of citizens has worked diligently to study the facility and safety needs throughout the district, and we’re now ready to gather some important feedback from the community.
Spring begins in Northeast Oregon like a rambling wreck, in fits and starts. Some days, the sun actually packs heat. Other days, we get every possible condition postal carriers boast they haul mail through — rain, sleet, snow and hail.
Only smart, above average, terrific-looking people read newspapers. Nearly everyone wears shoes. The shoe industry is a great business opportunity when the market includes nearly everyone except hippies, hillbillies and barefoot brides.