BRIEFLY: Blue Mountaineers play at dance

By Observer staff July 25, 2014 03:26 pm

Blue Mountaineers play at dance 

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. 


Two dead, more injured in crash

Two people are dead and three hospitalized following a vehicle crash Thursday night on Crow Creek Road northwest of Enterprise.

A release from the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office said at approximately 9:20 p.m. Thursday night, deputies responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Two of the occupants were pronounced dead at the scene and three were flown to Wallowa Memorial Hospital. One person was later flown to a Boise hospital.

No names were released as of press time. The case remains under investigation. 

LHS Class of 1947 meets Monday

The La Grande High School Class of 1947 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Flying J.

Old Timers meet Sunday for potluck

The annual Mt. Emily Old Timers potluck gathering will be held noon Sunday at 1903 Washington Ave.

Class of ‘84 holding 30-year reunion

The La Grande High School Class of 1984 will hold its 30-year class reunion Friday and Saturday, and all former teachers of these classmates are invited. Friday evening, the class will be at Bud Jackson’s beginning at 7 p.m. There will be a family picnic at Riverside Park beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Questions can be directed to Joelle (Dowdy) Trotter at 541-963-8506 or Annette (Lincoln) Powers at 541-963-0999.

Volunteers sought  to clear FS trail

Volunteers are invited to help members of the Blue Mountain Single Track Trails Club clear debris Saturday from an old Forest Service trail that the club plans to re-open for mountain bike riding.

The work party is planned for Saturday on the Two Dragon trail near Anthony Lakes. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the snowmobile parking area near the Grande Ronde Lake road junction.

Workers will try to clear the entire 3-mile trail, which ends at the Aurelia Mine, said Lance Colburn of the Blue Mountain Single Track Trails Club. Depending on how much the group accomplishes Saturday, the project might continue on Sunday, Colburn said.

Volunteers should bring work clothes, gloves and a shovel, grub hoe or other tool.

For more information, call Colburn at 541-786-0372.

Town hall to focus on shelter issue

Those curious about what has been going on with Shelter From the Storm and the new courthouse are invited to have their questions answered at a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at Cook Memorial Library. 

Master Gardeners offer plant clinic

Union County Oregon State University Master Gardeners will be at the La Grande Farmer’ Market from 9 noon Saturday to host a walk-in plant clinic, a free service to the community. 

People seeking help for pest, disease or other plant problems may bring samples to the booth at the Farmer’s Market for evaluation. For more information on how to properly prepare a sample or collect information about a plant problem, call the Union County OSU Extension Service at 541-963-1010. 

Adams Avenue to close for parade

Highway 30, locally known as Adams Avenue, will be closed between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday between Third and Hemlock streets for the Union County Fair Parade.Legal size freight traffic will be directed to Jefferson Avenue or Washington Avenue. 

Celebrate La Grande seeks nonprofits

Celebrate La Grande XIX – End of Summer Block Party is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at Max Square.

Nonprofit organizations that would like to display wares and explain their function to the citizens of La Grande should contact Shaneen Bergette at 541-963-6131 or Mary Koza at 541-975-2404 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Volunteers are needed to pitch in and help set up and tear down Celebrate La Grande. Contact Di Lyn Larsen-Hill at 541-963-5341.