It took some time, but finally…. Wallowa County gave the go-ahead for the construction of a cabin in the Lostine River corridor. That decision now paves the way for Steve and Rene Bilben to build on a portion of one of their two parcels that together equal close to 50 acres. The decision comes after the board of commissioners held a public meeting in April in order to hear from the Bilbens, their supporters and those opposed to the development.
Archives for May 2018
After more than 30 years of service to the Imbler School District, Peggy Lanman and Becki McIntosh are calling it quits. There will be a retirement party held in their honor at 5pm this Sunday at The White Barn on Hunter Road in La Grande. Bring a side dish to share if you plan on attending.
Registration is now open for the 2018 Eastern Oregon Search and Rescue Region 5 training to take place June 15-16 at the Union County Fairgrounds in La Grande. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. For a complete schedule and a registration link, go to www.eosar.com.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is involved in a striping project on Island Avenue between Riddle Road and Adams Avenue today, that will continue until at 7 tomorrow morning. Lane closures and flaggers are being used to provide a safe work zone and keep traffic off the fresh striping material. Impacts to side streets and business accesses will be kept minimal.
Streams and rivers will emit increasing amounts of carbon dioxide as temperatures rise, according to a new global study. Alba Argerich is a former researcher at Oregon State University…
Tag: Argerich says streams and rivers need oxygen and have respiration similar to the way humans do.
The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is presenting a question to the general membership. At issue, is whether or not there is support by membership to increase the Wallowa County Motel Tax so as to provide additional revenues for the WC Sheriff’s Department and the Wallowa County Fairgrounds. On May 25, the question will be sent to the membership by email with a link to collect the votes. Each member is allowed one vote per business. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-426-4611.
Eastern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Thursday, at 8:30AM in the Dixie Lund Board Room, Inlow Hall 201. It is open to the public. Written comments to the board will be accepted within 48 hours of the meeting. The meeting will be streamed live at livestream.com
Free camping, free parking and special events highlight State Parks Day June 2nd. More than a dozen state parks are participating. State Parks Day is organized by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and has been held annually since 1997. More information is available at www.oregonstateparks.org
Eastern Oregon University announces it has met all fiscal and performance stability conditions set by the former State Board of Education, meeting the unanimous approval of the state’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission. The conditions were set for Eastern and Southern Oregon universities, due to longstanding concerns about the fragility of the schools. In 2014 the State Board of Education and the governor agreed to a specific set of conditions and a timeframe for meeting them.
A major financial void may soon be filled in Union. Officials with the Old West Federal Credit Union say the firm is seriously considering opening a branch in town, there. A decision will be made within 60 days. Should Old West Federal decide to come to Union, a six month window is set for its opening. Union has not had a banking institution since Umpqua Bank closed its branch there in late June 2016. Old West currently has branches in La Grande, Baker City, Pendleton, Hermiston, John Day, Prairie City and Burns…with a loan office in Wallowa.