The Special Olympics Oregon Union County track and field team saw everyone medal at the Summer Games state tournament in Newberg Saturday and Sunday.
Last year’s Special Olympics Oregon Summer Games state championship was canceled after the first day due to thunder and lightning. With the weather holding up this year, the Special Olympics Oregon Union County team made up for the lost time.
La Grande’s Cole Shafer rounds third base on his way home during Wednesday’s 9-10-year-old district title game against Pendleton. (Josh Benham/The Observer)
Allowing three runs in a single game gives any team a great chance to win. But three runs in five games? That’s the definition of a team exerting its will over a tournament, and that’s precisely what La Grande did.
Scott Wilson with the Grande Ronde Bowmen gets set to fire at a target during the Oregon Bowhunters State Field Archery Championships June 27 and 28. (Clayton Lowe photo)
Archers from the Grande Ronde Bowmen enjoyed a number of superb showings at the Oregon Bowhunters State Field Archery Championships June 27 and 28. It was the second leg of the OBH Triple Crown, which is a competition that tallies the points from three state championships.
The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division’s Enterprise/La Grande team was named 2014 “Team of the Year” for its efforts protecting Oregon’s citizens and natural resources. Left to right, the team is: Sr. Tpr. Brian Miller, Sr. Tpr. Mark Knapp, Sr. Tpr. Marcus McDowell, Sgt. Chris Hawkins, Sr. Tpr. Kris Davis and Sr. Tpr. Kreg Coggins. (Oregon State Police photo)
The Enterprise/La Grande team of the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division was recently recognized for its work in the field with the 2014 “Team of the Year” award.
JOSEPH — Wallowa Lake State Park welcomes beginning and out-of-practice campers to join in an overnight guided camping excursion July 31 through Aug. 2, part of the statewide “Let’s Go Camping” program hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
NORTH POWDER — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at Anthony Lake to teach young people how to bait, cast, and reel in their catch.