UNION — Oregon Trail Electric Co-op announced
a power outage in the
La Grande District Thursday. At 9:47 a.m. Jan. 3, multiple power outages in the Union area were reported affecting approximately 150 members. The cause of the outage was due to high winds. In order to make the necessary repairs, the line that feeds Union, Pyles Canyon and High Valley was deenergized, resulting in approximately 1,331 members losing power. Repairs were estimated to take a little more than an hour but additional problems found on the line caused delays. Power was restored to all members by 1:30 p.m.
OTEC reminds the public to always think safety first and stay away from downed power lines. To report an outage or the cause of any outage call 1-866-430-4265.
Non-shooters welcome to join Cove Sportsman Club
COVE — The Cove Sportsman Club will hold its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the clubhouse south of town on the Cove-Union highway. A meal of oyster stew or chili will be provided. Dues are $15 per person per year, and the club has a social gathering at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, October through May, with a potluck dinner followed by a short meeting and bingo. Members do not have to be shooters. For more information, call Marilyn at 541-568-4879.
Visit Elgin’s new city offices at open house Jan. 7
ELGIN — The City of Elgin invites the public to its open house Jan. 7. Come celebrate the new office at 790 S. Eighth St. between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Free tai chi class includes instruction
LA GRANDE — The next session of the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance class at the Presbyterian Friendship Center in La Grande will begin Jan. 8. The free 9 a.m. class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is open to all ages. Instruction is provided.
Pie auction benefits senior meal programs
LA GRANDE — On Jan. 8, there will be a pie auction at the Union County Senior Center, 1504 Albany St.,
La Grande, beginning at 11:15 a.m. The auction is a fundraiser for the senior center’s meal programs.
LG native performs at Ten Depot Street
LA GRANDE — Tyler Brooks will play at Ten Depot Street from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 8. Brooks grew up in La Grande and now lives in Pendleton. He plays an Americana style with an Eastern Oregon twist. The live music is free to listen to.
UC Cattlemen meeting focuses on wolves
ISLAND CITY — The Union County Cattlemen will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Ag Service Center on McAlister in Island City. Larry Larson will make a presentation on the movement of a collared wolf in Idaho plus summarize the results of seven-years of research conducted on wolf/livestock interactions in Northeast Oregon. A business meeting and the election of officers will follow. The meeting is open to the public.
Translator District Board convenes Tuesday
LA GRANDE — The Blue Mountain Translator District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at noon Jan. 8 in the Misener Room of the Daniel Chapin Building, 1001 Fourth St., La Grande. Prior to the meeting, the agenda and board packet will be posted at www.bmtd.org/public-notice.
Parks and Rec commissions meet next week
LA GRANDE — The City of La Grande’s Community Landscape and Forestry Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Parks and Recreation Office, 2402 Cedar St., located inside Pioneer Park. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the same location. Questions may be directed to Parks and Recreation Director Stu Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-962-1348.
Were you near Riggins, Idaho, last April?
LEWISTON, Idaho —The Idaho State Police is seeking help from the public in identifying two witnesses to a fatal crash near
Riggins, Idaho, last spring. On April 21, 2018, Kaitlyn J. Thayer, 17, from McCall, Idaho, died in a one-vehicle rollover crash that went into the Salmon River near Riggins during Jet Boat Race weekend. Emergency Medical Service personnel were able to recover Thayer’s body from the vehicle with the assistance of an unidentified male in his early 20s with dark brown hair who was approximately 6-feet tall. The male had a female companion, also in her early 20s, with shoulder-length light brown hair who was approximately five-foot-seven.
The Idaho State Police have been unable to locate these individuals and believe they may have information that will assist the investigation. Anyone who has any information as to their identities or that may be pertinent to the investigation is asked to contact Idaho State Police Detective Jacob Schwecke at 208-799-5020.