Local Briefing: Recycle Christmas trees Saturday

By Observer staff January 01, 2014 11:53 am

Recycle Christmas trees Saturday

The La Grande High School swim team and Boy Scout Troop 511 are offering Christmas tree recycling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The swim team will be at the LHS parking lot. 

The Boy Scouts will be at the Walmart parking lot.

Cost is $4 per free if delivered, $6 per free for pick up. For pick up, call 541-963-0772.

There is a $6 additional charge for tinseled trees.

The recycled trees will be taken to Ladd Marsh to be used as animal cover.

Weed management board meets 

Tri-County Cooperative Weed Management Area Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wallowa Resources offices, 401 N.E. First St. Suite A, Enterprise.

Wallowa Orchestra begins rehearsals

ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa Valley Orchestra, an affiliate of the Inland Northwest Musicians, will begin rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Enterprise High School music room. The orchestra has a concert scheduled for March 9. It is seeking any local musicians who play orchestral strings, (violin, viola, cello or string bass) winds and percussion. This is open to all regardless of age or skill level. For more information, contact the INWM Office at 541-289-4696, Music Director Lee  Friese at 541-377-1865 or Kathy Vernam at 541-569-2469.

Men’s breakfast served up Saturday 

COVE — Men’s breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Cove United Methodist Church. Admission is free. For more information, call Dave Wade at 541-568-4374.

January Landmarks meeting canceled

The Landmarks Commission will not meet Jan. 9. There have been no applications submitted for review so that meeting has been canceled.

UV treatment should begin by March

BAKER CITY —Baker City expects to have a temporary UV treatment plan operating by March 1.

The discovery of crytosporidium in the city’s water in July caused city officials to rush to find a way to address the problem. The city council voted in the fall to have a contractor install a UV system that would filter out the crypto, a micorscopic parasite that sickened residents.

Baker City Manager Mike Kee said he expect the $130,000 machine to be purifying water by March 1. 

The crypto outreak was believed to have originated at Elk Creek, because a sample of water from the stream in early August contained 913 crypto  occysts.