Shortly after noonSunday, Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Brad Duncan of the Fish & Wildlife Division in Baker City, was patrolling in the town of Sumpter, southwest of Baker City, when he saw what appeared to be a vehicle on fire with three people standing nearby.
Leandro Espinosa conducts the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra in McKenzie Theatre at Eastern Oregon University in November of last year. Espinosa has conducted the orchestra for 13 years. (Tim Mustoe/The Observer)
Shock and surprise. That was Leandro Espinosa’s initial reaction when he learned last June he was among two music professors whose positions had been cut at Eastern Oregon University.