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La Grande Observer Daily paper 08/25/14
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PORTLAND — The Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service announced today Wallowa-Whitman Forest Supervisor John Laurence will leave his position this fall to take on new responsibilities at the Regional Office in Portland.
County commissioners in Northeast Oregon will make their final plea to the U.S. Forest Service, asking them to abandon proposed alternatives for the Forest Plan Revision and start over.
Union County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to amend its draft comments to send to the Forest Service ahead of its Aug. 15 public comment deadline.
Scorching heat at the start of the fair and thunderstorms later last week may have deterred would-be fair-goers this year.
Union County Fair Manager Nan Bigej said attendance for the 2014 fair came in at 15,250, shy of last year’s 18,100 visitors.
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