La Grande will never be Las Vegas. And it doesn’t want to be a 24/7 bright lights gambling mecca, with all the fun and corruption that implies. But over the course of the past few years, the small city in Northeast Oregon has become a livelier place to live.
Those who have come to know me, come to really know me — not just reading about me, but who have met me, know that I am blunt and am not an exact science. I have been a strong and vocal opponent of Urban Renewal from the time I moved here, June 2013, for reasons that many have come to know.