The Blue Mountains Conservancy invites the public to a talk by biologist Winston Morton about the history of salmon in the Grande Ronde River basin from pre-settlement abundance to present-day restoration efforts. Learn how humans impacted the native salmon runs and the work that is being done to improve spawning and rearing habitat. In collaboration with ArtsEast there will also be a display of historic images and hand-drawn maps of the Grande Ronde Valley. The talk takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Memorial Library conference room in La Grande.
The Union girls track and field team are all smiles after winning a state title at the Class 2A state championships Thursday and Friday in Eugene. It was the first time since 1996 that the Bobcats finished in first place, after edging out East Linn Christian, 62-56.
Union head coach Jay Blackburn may have had the understatement of the weekend in Eugene.