Cascadia sim - Brogoitti & Vora

Nick Vora, right, and Carrie Brogoitti talk at a Cascadia earthquake response exercise on Monday, June 27, 2022, at Union County’s law enforcement building in La Grande. Vora is the emergency manager for Union County and Brogoitti is the public health administrator for the Center for Human Development. Vora has helped prepare the draft of a Community Response Plan for Prescribed and Wildfire Smoke that will be discussed at a Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners.

LA GRANDE — Residents living in outlying areas of Union County may soon see an increase in their garbage service rates.

The Union County Board of Commissioners will vote on a request by Waste-Pro for a 7.1% increase in garbage service rates for people living in unincorporated portions of Union County when it meets on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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Dick Mason is a reporter with The Observer. Contact him at 541-624-6016 or


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