The two main topics of Wednesday night's La Grande City Council meeting had to do with marijuana — one regarding the pre-sale of recreational marijuana by the medical marijuana facilities in La Grande beginning Oct. 1, and the other was whether to opt-out of the sale and production of marijuana by year's end.
Lt. Col. Brian Dean, right, of Salem, the commander of Eastern Oregon’s Army Guard unit, the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, discusses a battle plan for a hasty defense with Maj. J.W. Lundell, of La Grande, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, last month. (Spc. Michael Germundson/115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
FORT IRWIN, California — The moment of truth for Lt. Col. Brian Dean appeared inside a cone of darkness on a desolate piece of ground on the Mojave Desert.