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Wednesday | The La Grande Observer

Small Business Happenings: Betty's Books to mark 35 years with party, book-signing

Betty's Books in Baker City will celebrate 35 years in business with a party and special book-signing at the store May 3. Although the store, at 1813 Main St., opened on March 30, 1979, it has taken a while to find the right date to mark the anniversary.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Baker City, OR, Baker County, OR

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The La Grande Observer

Get out and find those eggs

Looking for Easter egg hunts in the area? Here is a list of the hunts going on this weekend in Union and Wallowa counties... The La Grande Sunrise Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by The Observer, will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park.

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Related Topix: Union County, OR, La Grande, OR, Cove, OR, Joseph, OR

Wed Apr 16, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

Body found in Snake River believed to be missing Caldwell man

The body of a Caldwell man who has been missing since a jet boat capsized on the Snake River last March is believed to have been located, according to the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Ontario, OR

The La Grande Observer

DAWSON: Crowdfunding can bolster community

Over the last few years, a grassroots funding platform has gained popularity, and I'm excited to introduce it to those of you who have never heard of "crowdfunding."

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Related Topix: Lostine, OR, Wallowa, OR, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The La Grande Observer

Castilleja rethinks dogs proposal

In light of overwhelming response, Wallowa County Commissioner Paul Castilleja said he is rethinking the two dog per household limit considered under a proposal to reinstate a countywide animal control program.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

OregonLive.com

Southern Oregon's Jackson, Josephine counties have summer outdoor adventure covered, too

I have been lavishing love today on the summer outdoor adventure opportunities in Oregon's Wallowa and Deschutes counties.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Deschutes County, OR, Grants Pass, OR, Medford, OR, Travel

The Oregonian

Time to travel: Collection of stories and photos to spark the travel bug

Ahh, to dream of summer. Here's a compilation of stories, mostly from The Oregonian's Terry Richard, to get you thinking about the fun that awaits.

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OregonLive.com

Deschutes County rivals Wallowa County as summer playground, so plan both

I didn't really mean to take a jab at Deschutes County when I proclaimed Wallowa County as Oregon's summer adventure playground.

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Related Topix: Deschutes County, OR, Oregon, Wallowa, OR, Bend, OR, La Grande, OR, Travel

OregonLive.com

Wallowa County is Oregon's summer playground, plan that adventure now

Come about the third week of August, you'll know where to find me: 12 miles from the nearest road in the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

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Related Topix: Imnaha, OR, Wallowa, OR, Travel

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The La Grande Observer

BLM: Avoid Wallupa Creek/Wildcat Creek Road

The Bureau of Land Management is notifying the public that the Wallupa Creek/Wildcat Creek road in Wallowa County suffered severe damage received during a high water event in March 2014.

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The La Grande Observer

Details remain to be sorted

Though a presentation for a proposed downtown La Grande grocery store seemed well-received, there is much to be done before the project is approved for funding.

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Related Topix: La Grande, OR, Joseph, OR

The La Grande Observer

Oregon's political divide

Much has been made of the east-west divide in Oregon politics. The battle of philosophies, to paint with a broad brush, pits eastside conservative ranchers versus westside liberal cosmopolitans, and since the ranchers are outnumbered, they lose clout in Salem, the reasoning goes.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Umatilla County, OR, Union County, OR, Cove, OR, La Grande, OR, Opinion

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The La Grande Observer

Agency weighs risk, benefits of grocery store project

Developer Al Adelsberger said his vision to bring a grocery store to downtown La Grande is one he believes can restore hope in the area.

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Related Topix: La Grande, OR, Joseph, OR

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The La Grande Observer

Market Place developer ready to make his pitch

Developer Al Adelsberger, left, talks with La Grande attorney David Baum Thursday in the Market Place in downtown La Grande.

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Related Topix: La Grande, OR, Joseph, OR

The La Grande Observer

Lower Imnaha River range analysis available for public comment

Reauthorization of 43,897 acres of Lower Imnaha River grazing land will be available for public comment, starting today.

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Related Topix: Imnaha, OR, Wallowa, OR

Wed Mar 26, 2014

The La Grande Observer

Search continues for missing boater

A Caldwell, Idaho, man remains missing after a jet boat capsized Friday night near Hells Canyon Dam on the Snake River.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US National Guard, US Military

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