A community dance will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Union County Senior Center in
La Grande. The Blue Mountaineers will provide the music. The event is open to all ages and will include door prizes and a finger-food potluck. Cost is $3, $5 for couples; kids younger than 12 get in free.
Hannah Page of the Mesa Verde Helitack flew in the crew’s Bell 206 Long Ranger from Colorado to Joseph. The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is using the crew to fly in crews and supplies to remote areas since lightning-caused fires began to erupt across the region last week. (Katy Nesbitt/The Observer)
JOSEPH — From the peaks of the Eagle Caps to the canyons of the Grande Ronde, Imnaha and Snake rivers, Wallowa County has an infinite amount of inaccessible country. Air support from helicopters is essential in getting water to those hard to reach places and transporting crews and gear safely.