LA GRANDE — Yoga Dawn studio is holding a Yoga Camp for children Aug. 6-9. The day camp will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 105 Depot St., La Grande, and feature mindful games, yoga, breathing exercises, relaxation, music, art and journaling. Presented by the Yoga and Mindfulness In-School Program, the camp is open to age 5 and older. Cost is $60 for the four-day camp.To register, call 503-705-4379. For more information, find Yoga Dawn on Facebook or go to

OTEC to replace aging underground wire

LA GRANDE — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative will be performing planned maintenance on its system beginning Aug. 6 in the La Grande area. The work will affect residents on Aries and Leo lanes, along with the Country West Apartments at 2000 Gekeler Lane. OTEC crews will be replacing aging underground wire, which should take approximately three weeks to complete. OTEC will notify all affected members of any power outages and the expected duration at least 24 hours in advance. Members with concerns can contact La Grande District Superintendent Matt Haggerty at 541-963-3155.

UC Cattlemen will not meet in August

ISLAND CITY — The Union County Cattlemen will not meet Aug. 6. The next scheduled meeting will be in September at the Ag Service Center in Island City. The meeting will be open to the public.

‘Medicare 101’ workshops offered in local counties

LA GRANDE — Experts from Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program will be leading free “Medicare 101” workshops Aug. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at Wallowa Memorial Hospital, 601 Medical Parkway, Enterprise, and again at 6 p.m. at Grande Ronde Hospital, 900 Sunset Dr., La Grande.

The workshops will cover the basics of Medicare benefits, how to enroll and how much Medicare costs and the types of financial help available. Anyone is welcome to attend, particularly people interested in enrolling in Medicare, health care professionals who work with Medicare recipients and nonprofit staff members who serve retirees or people with disabilities. Call 503-947-7302 or email to attend. Walk-ins will be welcomed as space allows.

ODOT’S Minam curve road construction begins soon

MINAM — According to an ODOT press release, crews working for Tidewater Contractors and its subcontractors will begin work on the two-year Minam Curve and Bank Stabilization Project around Aug. 6. The Minam curve correction portion of the project is a 1,500-foot -long highway realignment that will eliminate a hairpin curve that has been a historical accident location. The realignment will move the roadway into the hill by as much as 300 feet from the existing alignment. The slope stabilization portion of the project will repair a road shoulder failure near milepost 32.

Travelers can expect crews, trucks/equipment in the area with flaggers and pilot cars controlling traffic. Blasting to cut through the rock face for the new alignment is expected to begin late August or early September and continue at intervals through the summer and fall. Motorists are advised to plan extra time when moving through this area. For more information contact ODOT Public Information Officer Tom Strandberg at 541-963-1330 or

Northeast Oregon Public Transit plans public meetings

LA GRANDE, ELGIN — Northeast Oregon Public Transit will be holding a series of public meeting to gather input on how the payroll tax funds earmarked for public transportation enhancements should be spent in Union County. Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

• Aug. 7, La Grande Public Transit Hub, 2204 E. Penn Ave.

• Aug. 8, Elgin Public Library, 1699 Division St.

• Aug. 21, Union City Hall, 342 S. Main St.

• Aug. 22, Summerville City Hall, 301 Main St.

• Aug. 23, Imbler High School, Sixth and Esther Ave.

• Sept. 5, Cove High School, 803 Main St.

For more information, contact Angie Peters, Public Transit Manager, at 541-963-2877.

Translator District Board meets Tuesday

LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the Blue Mountain Translator District will hold a regular meeting and supplemental budget hearing at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Union County Commissioners Meeting Room, 1106 K Ave., La Grande. The full board packet is available online at

LG School Board meeting preceded by work session

LA GRANDE — The Board of Directors of the La Grande School District will meet for a work session at 5:30 p.m. prior to the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Both meetings will be held in the District Office Conference Room at Willow School, 1305 N. Willow.

Riverside Concert Series announces final performances

LA GRANDE — The City of La Grande’s Riverside Concert Series will continue through Aug. 21. The evenings of free music by local talent are held on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. at Riverside Park, North Spruce Street. The August musicians will be The Naked Ellipses on Aug. 7, Israel Bloodgood on Aug. 14 and Shahayla Ononaiye on Aug. 21. For more information, contact McKayla Nitz at 541-962-1352 or mnitz@