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e st i e Two human cases of the West Nile virus have been confirmed in Oregon this week, prompting health officials to remind people to protect themselves during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. One individual each in Coos and Malheur counties

a r esu i n r e o n mals in Oregon, including a horse in Klamath County; a mosquito pool in Jackson County; two mosquito pools in Morrow County; and 55 mosquito pools and a bird in Malheur County. A mosquito poolisa sample ofup to 50 female mosquitoes of the same species collected

has tested positive for the virus, health officials said Thursday according to a Center for Human Devel­ opment press release. The individuals — a man and a woman, both 50 or older­ are recovering. Until this week, the virus had beenfound onlyin ani­

at one site. West Nile virus is a poten­ tially serious illness spread by mosquitoes. Most infec­ tions are mild, with fever and flu-like symptoms, but severe infections may cause encephalitis iinflammation of the brain), and See VIRUS, 10A

By Bill Rautenstrauch

private lands during the hunting and recreating sea­ The Union-Wallowa Drug sons should watch for large Task Force is warning that amounts of plastic irrigation outdoor marijuana grow sites pipe, large quantities of fertil­ izer in bags, propane tanks can pose hazards to people and anything else that looks encountering them. A pressrelease saidthat out of place in the setting. The taskforce said people the past several years have seen an increase of such grows should not place themselves on public lands and adjacent in a dangerous situation private lands. 0$cers are con­ in an attempt to gather cernedforpublicsafety due information for law enforce­ to the possibility of confronta­ ment, but GPS coordinates tion between the public and and license plate numbers members of the drug organi­ are helpful if they can be zations that are tending the obtained withoutrisk. marijuana gardens. Anyone with information The taskforce said it regarding marijuana grow believes the drug traflicking sites should call the task organizati ons involved are force at 541-523-5867, ext. actively living and working in 4153, during business hours, their growing areas, and, in or a local law enforcement many cases, are armed. Each agency. of the grow operations the The Union-Wallowa taskforceinvesti gated over County Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics the past severalyears had some evidencethat thepeople task force supported by the workingthem had firearms. La Grande Police Depart­ The task force said the ment, Union County SherifFs gardens represent a large 0$ce, Enterprise Police De­ financial asset to the drug partment, Wallowa County organizations and they will SherifFs 0$ce, Oregon State Police and the Union and take extreme measures to Wallowa County District protectthose assets. People on public and Attorney offices. The Observer

With new deportation policy, education is within reach • Deferral program gives two Oregon high school students a college start at EOU


ByAlandra Johnson and Sheila G. Miller WesCom News Service

Last December, the future seemed uncertain for Culver High School seniors Jesus Rotano and Georgina Mendoza. They were brought to the United States illegally from Mexico as in­ fants. Because of that, their

high grade­ point averages and resumes full of extra­ curricular ac­ t'~t'es d'd 't mean much. / They Rob Kerr / Wescom News Sennce wanted to go to college, EOU-bound Rotano hoping Georgina to play football Mendoza, 18, and Menharv e sts onion doza eager see d near Culver. to become a dentist. But without citizenship, they couldn't get driver's licenses, let alone qualify for federal financial aid and many other scholarships and funding for school. They also faced the frightening possibility of deportationback to Me xico— a place neither knew nor considered home. Now Rotano and Mendoza are headed to Eastern Oregon Univer­ Brad Mosher /The Observer sity in La Grande, and although Jesus Rotano, 18, is applying for a deportation waiver. He is now at See Students, 3A Eastern Oregon University, where he' ll play for the football team.


Remembering soldier killed, Mabry Anders By Devan Schwartz dschwarjz©bakercityherald.corn

oWe were 14 when we met," Tineeka Kay Fletcher said about her fiance, Mabry Anders of Baker City — an army specialist killed in Afghanistan. Anders died at 7:35 a.m. M onday near Kala Gush in Laghman Province, north­ east of Kabul. "He's been my best friend my whole life," Fletcher said. "He could always make me laugh when I was down."

The two attended high school together, but when he served in Afghanistan they grew even closer. She said that one day he emailed her and told her how he felt, and she felt the same. They planned to marry in December when Anders would return from Afghani­ stan; they planned to live in Carson City, Nev. The last time she saw him in person, Fletcher said, was two years ago. "I will miss you so much,"

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Fletcher wrote in a letter to the 21-year-old Anders, which she gave to the Baker City Herald. 'You will always be my hero, friend, boyfriend and fiance. I will miss your sweet smile, your laugh and our long talks every night. 'You will always be in my heart. I know you will be my guardian angel, with me forever." Gail Lemberger, Baker High School counselor, remembered Anders as a

fun-loving boy. "This kid had a great sense of humor," she said. "And he was quite bright intellectually." And though Anders didn't graduate from BHS, Lemberger said he had goodfriends atthe school. Instead, he graduated from the Baker Alternative School at Haines in 2009. Lembergerrecalled that Anders was eager to enter the military. See SOLDIER, 2A

Romney asks US to 'turn page,' Obama

pans GOP plan TAMPA, Fla. iAPl — Mitt Romney is making the first stopofhisfallcampaign for the White House a visit to hurricane-damaged Loui­ siana, hoping to convince Americans he is not just the right man to fix the economy but an all-around leader for the nation. President Barack Obama,forhispart,served notice that he will use his powers of incumbency to make Romney's mission hard. Fresh from the Republi­ can National Convention, Romney scheduled a surprise visit to Lafitte, outside New Orleans, where he was to tour storm damage with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Romney was joining part of Jindal's scheduled day. GOP runningmate Paul Ryan was headed for the battleground state of Virginia solo, rather than in tandem with Romney. Isaac left a wake of misery

in Louisiana, leaving dozens of neighborhoods under deep floodwaters and more than 800,000 people without power. While New Orleans was spared major damage, the storm walloped sur­ rounding suburbs, topping smaller levees with days of rain and forcing more than 4,000 from their homes. The Romney campaign has been considering a trip to the Gulf coast for days and scrapped a plan to visit earlier in the week because weather conditions on the ground were considered too

dange rous.

Romney, who canceled the first day of his conven­ tion due to Isaac, is plunging into the presidential cam­ paign's final 67 days with his primary focus on jobs and the economy, and depicting Obama as a well-meaning but inept man who must be replaced. See RACE, 5A


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SOLDIER Continued ~om Page1A "He already knew he wanted to be in the military, even as a sophomore," she said. "He told me, 'It will be good for me.' " His grandmother, Ellen Woydziak, said Mabry joined their family at the age of 13 when his mother, Genny, married Ellen's son, Troy. The military notification of their son's death was de­ liveredtothe coupleattheir home about noon Monday, Ellen Woydziak said. Her son and daughter-in­ law were flown to Delaware and are expected home Friday, she said. "He really grew up in the service," Ellen said of her grandson. "He became very responsible." She said Anders had planned to leave the military in November. "It's horrible, he was the only boy they had — they loved him very much," she

at least 10 ofthe dead,allof them Americans, in the first three weeks of August alone. 'The count has aheady passedlastyear'stotalof35 dead, and it's reached fully dou­ blethefi gureforallof2010." This is an issue not lost on the troops themselves. Fletcher mentioned how her fiance had grown increas­ ingly paranoid about such attacks; he'd told her about a deadly incident, during a similarpatrol,thatoccurred weeks before his own death. According to his fiance, Anders was especially con­ cerned about former Taliban members being trained on the U.S. base — which he said could have led to information leaks facilitating attacksatvulnerabletimes and locations. ''When someone is killed by an ally, it's especially hard," commented Doug Dean from Veterans Advo­


cates of Ore-Ida. "Mabry gave the ultimate sacrifice and our prayers go out to his family." In remembrance, Genny and Troy released an off1cial statement about their son' s death. ''We are extremely proud of our son and the service he has done for our country," they wrote. "Mabry always gave everything his all and in the end he gave all he had. Mabry will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He is best known for his sense of humor, beaming smile, generosity and most of all friendship and love. We will miss his fearless spirit and love of life." Over the telephone, Troy W oydziakadded that ar­ rangements will be handled by Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel; the funeral will take place at the Haines Cem­ etery. The Woydziaks own

Baker Aircraft, the fixed-base operator at the Baker City Municipal Airport, where Mabry's body will arrive. Woydziak said they didn't yet know the exact arrivaldate,because an of­ ficial autopsy was still to be performed. Yet for those who knew and loved Spc. Mabry An­ ders, he will live on in their memories. And, for the time being, in yellow ribbons. If you walk down Main Street or in Geiser-Pollman Park in Baker City you will notice yellow ribbons com­ memorating Anders' life. Headed up by Jacki Adams and her son, Brendan Ogan, they recruited many old friends to help distribute the ribbons. ''We were like brothers for a while," said Josh Bruxton, 22, who was a year ahead ofAnders at BHS. "And he would never turn his back on

his brother. "I remember how sponta­ neous he was — everyone knew Mabry," Bruxton said. Amy Feeley added, "He was the man to make you smile if you needed it." Chanae Hartmann recalled driving with Anders up in the mountains when his tires blew; she didn' t have any shoes so he gave her his. Hartman said, "Mabry told me, You keep running. You keep running through life and you never stop.' " Assembled forrefresh­ ments at Sycamore Tree, the store owned by Adams and serving as home base for a memorial display, the team of friends headed out to tie more ribbons and spread the word about Baker City' s fallen soldier. Reporter Chris Collim contributed to this story.


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GRAIN REPORT Portland grain: Soft white wheat — August, $8.75; September, $8.75; October, $8.75 Hard red winter­ August, $9.36; September, $9.41; October, $9.46 Dark northern spring­ August, $9.85; September, $9.90; October, $9.95 Barley — August, $225; September, $225 Corn — December, $282

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QUOTE OFTHE DAY "Always forgive your enemies;nothing annoys them so much." — Oscar Wilde

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A 12-year-old La Grande boy was treated and released at Grande Ronde Hospital Wednes­ day after being struck by a vehicle on Adams Avenue. According to a La Grande Police Depart­ ment report, the boy, Charles Ambert, was crossing Adams in front of Hought's 24 Flavors when he was hit by a Ford F-150 by Steven Cornford, also of La Grande. Police said Cornford apparentlydid notsee Ambert in the street until it was too late to avoid hitting him. Cornford was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian. Ambert was reported to be home and recovering from bumps and bruises.

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Recalling her grandson's skill as a card player, she laughed. "He could play cards and beat the socks off of you. We always told him he was cheating." Troy Woydziak spoke about his stepson from Dover, Del. 'We' re really proud of him," he said. "He was watch­ ing out for his buddies." Woydziak recounted conversations with Mabry's commander and the lieuten­ ant who was on the mission. They told Woydziak that M abry made the guys there laugh a lot. And when they held a ceremony for him and a fellow slain soldier iSgt. Christopher Birdwell, 25, of Windsor, Colo. l it was stand­ ing room only. "Theytold me they'd never seen so many people," Woyd­ ziak said. The commanding off1cers also illuminated the fatal incident, which has received differing media reports. "It sounds like their convoy hit an IED iimprovised explo­ sive device)." When Anders and Bird­ well got out of the vehicle to inspect the damage, another vehicle reportedly rolled up; unprovoked, an Afghan Na­ tional Army soldier opened fire on the two U.S. soldiers. The New York Times had reported on Aug. 27 that "two American soldiers were shot and kil led by a m ember of the Afghan Army in eastern Afghanistanon Monday when a dispute broke out during a joint American and Afghan patrol." An early statement released by the Department of Defense on Tuesday stated only that Anders was killed from "en­ emy, small arms fire." Yet late Wednesday evening, a statement released by the Oregon Military Department

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iroadside bomb); he dis­ mounted to patrol the area for secondary devices. He was then engaged with small arms fire by an Afghanistan National Army member. He died of injuries." As the statements coalesce, reports of Anders' death have appeared in news sources including the Oregonian, KATU News, the Associated Press, the Military Times, Denver's CBS television sta­ tion, KVAL News, and have m ade extensive lapson social media sites. Such insider incidents, so-called green-on-green kill­ ings, are on the rise. Newsweek reported on Monday that "members and civilian employees of Afghanistan's security forces had killed no fewer than 40 coalition troops this year­

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STUDENTS Continued ~om Page1A neither has yet obtained citizenship, they likely won' t have to worry about being deportedfor the time being, due to the Obama adminis­ tration's announcement in June that it will stop initiat­ ing deportationproceedings for young people like them. "I was happy. I was re­ lieved," said Mendoza, who has been working this sum­ mer picking garlic, onion seed and other crops alongside her mother. Kurt Davis, a counselor at Culver High School, has been helping these students.

"These kids 4avel done everything right and they' ve been good kids, good students and goodcitizens, "Davis said. 'This is the only country they' ve ever known."

Deferred action President Barack Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced in June that the Department of Homeland Security would no longer initiate deportation proceed­ ings on some illegal immi­ grants who came to the U.S. before they were 16. The program is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arriv­ als; applicants must have a high school diploma or GED,

be currently enrolled in school or have been honor­ ably discharged from the military. They must also be 30 or younger, have lived in the U.S. for at least five years and have no criminal record. That should qualify Rotano and Mendoza. The Bulletin profiled Rotano and Mendoza in December in a story about undocumented students in Culver. They were identifi ed by nicknames and middle names because of fear they might otherwise be identified fordeportation. Now the college freshmen are preparing to register with immigration authorities to avoid that possibility. Mendoza, 18, hopes to get her driver's license, travel and apply for federal finan­ cial aid. She also Iecogmzes the mea­ sure will last only two years. "I am hoping something bettercomes out,"she said. Mendoza was brought to the U.S. by her mother from Guanajuato, a state in cen­ tral Mexico, when she was 3 months old. She grew up in Culver and graduated as the saluta­ torian with a nearly 4.0 GPA. She volunteers for the American Red Cross and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mendoza was able to earn

$10,000 in college scholar­ ships, which helps greatly


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desire to go do this and chase the dream, and now,for once, they' vegot a chance to go do it without (being

have the ability to drive a car and geta driver'slicense.The typical teenage kid just takes thisstuffforgranted." He expects other students curIentiyin school will also be helped by the new policy. "I'm going to meet with them immediately as soon as schoolstarts,sowe can start the process with them," he said."Many of our Hispanic kids are among the best and the brightest, so for them, they were excited and looking forwardto going to school,and this is huge news to them."

rity to use prosecutorial dis­ cretiontogrant two years of deferred action. That would allow the illegal immigrants afraid)." to apply for work permits and toavoid deportation for — Kurt Davis, counselor, Culver High School two years. The action could then, possibly, be renewed. since she doesn't qualify for Immigrants must apply for paying full tuition, a strain federal financial aid. for the family. His father deferred action, which is grant­ works at a feed store and his ed on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes Mendoza mother at a wood mill. To qualify, an applicant encounters people who tell her, 'You can't do this or that Rotano remembers getting must file a series of forms a call from his mom on June with U.S. Citizenship and Im­ ... 4ecausel you' re not from here." But she has a differ­ 15 — the day the change was migration Services, as well as ent view and plans to keep announced. documents proving identity, "I was happy. At first I the person's immigration pursuing her dreams. For didn't really believe it," Ro­ students in similar situa­ status, that the person came tions, Mendoza would offer tano said. to the U.S. before age 16, that "She was more excited this advice: "I would tell them the person was present in the to never give up and to keep than I was," he joked. U.S. on June 15, and that the their hopes high." Rotano plans to return to person has lived here since Central Oregon next month June 15, 2007. Other neces­ Rotano, 18, came from Mexico to the U.S. as an to fill out the paperwork with sary documents include proof infant, first to California and the help of volunteers from the person was a student or then settling in Culver. His Causa, a statewide Latino was honorably discharged immigrant rights organiza­ from the military. parents, from Jalisco,a state in west-central Mexico, came tion. He's been told the appli­ Each applicant will un­ cation will cost him $465. to the U.S. for work. dergo a background check. He finished school as a Davis said that when Ro­ three-sportathlete with a 3.2 Policy questions tano and Mendoza contacted GPA. He's already at Eastern Erik Sorenson, com­ him about the new rule, he Oregon University, where munications director for called Citizenship and Im­ he' llplay defensive back for Servicestolearn Causa, said attorneys for the m igration the football team. He said organization are still unsure more about it. many of the players on the whether the new policy will He beganhelping them team weresurprised to learn allow students to apply for lastfall,when he discovered he was in the U.S. illegally. federal financial aid but hope that because of their immi­ But everyone has been sup­ to know soon how far reach­ gration status they wouldn' t ing the policy will be. portive, he said. be able to apply for financial Rotano is especially excited The deferred action policy aid for college. "The biggest thing for them about the possibility of apply­ doesn't grant citizenship or ing for financial aid — right is they' re not hiding behind permanent legal status, but now he and his parents are it does allow Homeland Secu­ the corner; they can freely go

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT LA GRANDE POLICE Fraud: A citizen from the 2600 block of N Avenue requested of­ ficer contact Wednesday regard­ ing credit card fraud. An officer responded and took a report. Cited: A 15 year old male and a 16 year old male were citedWednesday on charges of criminal trespass in the second degree, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, criminal mischief in the first degree, and being minors in possession of

alcohol by consumption. Larceny: A woman in the 800 block of Miller Drive requested officer contact Wednesday regarding a bike theft. An officer made contact and took a report. Vandalism: The owner of the Wells Manor apartments in the 1600 block of Albany Street requested officer contact Wednesday regarding vandal­ ism to the complex. An officer made contact and follow up will be done. Larceny: A man from the 1800

unattended child was reported on Adams Avenue Thursday night. A parent was located and the child was returned. Domestic disturbance: A domestic disturbance was reported on Cedar Street Thurs­ day night. Larceny: A theft was reported on 22nd Street Thursday night. Arrested: Mary Lloydene Blanc,48, La Grande, was arrested Thursday night on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

block of 26th Street requested officer contact Wednesday regarding a stolen bicycle. An officerresponded and took a report. Disturbance: A domestic dis­ turbance was reportedThursday night in La Grande. Harassment: An X Avenue resident reported this morning that he was being harassed

by his neighbor's sprinklers. A deputy determined that no crime had been committed. Family offense: An

Noise complaint: A noise complaint was reported this morning on Riddle Road.

Getting in-state tuition Davis said he worked with the EOU admissions depart­ ment to help the pair get in-state tuition. "I'm just thrilled that these kids get a chance to go do this, to go to school," he said. "They' re going to be tre­ mendouslyproductive kids. There's no question in my

mind that the+I be tremen­ dous citizens and be success­ ful in whatever they pursue." Some young people, he said, would have quit trying. But not Rotano and Mendoza. "Ihave a lotofrespectfor theirperseverance and their desireto godothisand chase the dream, and now, for once, they' ve got a chance to go do it without Acing afraid)," Davis said.



LA GRANDE FIRE AND AMBULANCE Between 7:30 a.m. Wednes­ day and 7:30 a.m. Thursday, La Grande Fire and Ambulance re­ sponded to eight medical calls. Between 7:30 a.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday La Grande Fire and Ambulance responded to seven medical calls.

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The Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley will be meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW High Valley Post in Union. Important updates and strategies will be discussed on how the industrial wind development is being State Fair exhibits will be ready for pick up on Sept. 7. stopped.Those interested in 4-H members who sent ex­ saving our beautiful valley hibits to State Fair may come are welcome.. by the Extension Office dur­ Democrats plan ing office hours to pick them Labor Day picnic up. If you have questions, please call the Extension Of­ The annual Democratic Labor Day picnic potluck, will fice at 541-963-1010. run kom noon to2p.m .in the Senior center wants day use area at Wallowa Lake to hostclasses of'49, State Park '50 for lunch Speakers will be the Democratic nominee for State The Union County Senior Center would like to host the Representative in Oregon Class of 1949 and 1950 for House District 58, Heidi Van lunch sometime in September. Schoonhoven, and Democratic The center is willing to provide nominee for State Sentator free lunch for the first meeting in Oregon Senate District 29, to help get it going. If you are Antone Minthorn.

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La Grande Middle School will have an open house for parents of students in grades 6 and 7 and parents of new eighth grade students W ednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Teachers will provide an overview of what the students will be learning in class, as well as general ex­ pectations. Opening remarks will take place in the LMS commons.

Cattlemen will not meet Monday Union County Cattlemen will not meet on Monday, Sept. 3 due to the holiday. The group's next meeting will be in October..

Line dance won't m eet Mondayin LG There will be no line dance at the Union County Senior Center on Labor Day. There will be line danc­ ing at the VFW in Union at 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Union County Senior Center in La Grande.

Union CountyNile Club meets Tuesday Union County Nile Club will meet at Denny's restau­ rant at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Republicans plan two meetings A Union County Repub­ lican Central Committee special meeting will be Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Union County Republican Office, 1019 Adams Ave. A continental breakfast will be offered. A noon meeting will take place at the Flying J Ban­ quet Room with a no-host lunch available. Topics will include the RNC Convention. Greg and Chris Barreto are honored to be delegates to the RNC, representing Union County, Congressional District 2 and Oregon. They are looking forwardtosharing theideas, knowledge, vision and enthu­ siasm gained from thisgreat experience. Other topics are the GOP County Victory Plan, voter

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Ready for one last blast of summer? A three-day weekend? Fun at the coast, in the big city, in the wil­ derness?Well,go for it.Butbe careful.D espite cooler weather lately, fire danger is still high. So is danger on the highway. An average of seven fatalities in trafIic accidents occur each year over the Labor Day weekend. A big reason is drinking and driving. Alcohol is a factor in more than half of fatal trafIic accidents. If you are go­ ing to drink, find a designated driver. Don't turn your automobile into a weapon. The Labor Day holiday is the second deadliest holiday for traKc accidents in Oregon. That's one reason the Oregon State Police beefs up patrols over this weekend. They are part of a nationwide program called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Crackdowns areplanned from 6 tonight through 11:59 p.m. Mon­ day togo aker impaired drivers. The La Grande Area Command ofIice is part of the effort. Area Command will use overtime grant funds to put two extra troopers on patrol five hours each evening Friday through Monday targeting DUII, speed and safety restraint violations. Last year on Labor Day weekend the OSP made 70 DUII arrests. If you get oA'the road and into the forest, you still need to be careful with campfires, oA'-road-vehicle use and smoking. Be sure campfires are allowed in your area, and keep ORVs on established forest roads and trails so dry brush or grass doesn't come into contact with exhaust systems. Be careful this holiday weekend. Keep the forest green and the highways safe.






Coal is no longer undisputed king fuel for power generation but fouled the air. Then came hydraulic fracturing, which madeitcheaper fordrillersto day, Aug. 29: tap new gas-rich fields in places like the If the communities that are hard at Barnett Shale in Texas and the Marcel­ work on gas drilling regulations had lus Shale in the Northeast. any question about the importance of As Robert Bryce wrote in a Dallas their efforts, this headline makes it Morning News essay Sunday, thanks to clear: Hydraulic fracturing for natural new shale gas exploration technologies, almost as much of the nation's electric­ gas deposits is cleaning the air. The United States now emits less car­ ity comes from natural-gas-fired plants bon dioxide into the atmosphere than at as from coal-fired power facilities. Seven any time in the last 20 years, a dra­ yearsago,coalproduced about halfofall matic shift that federal energy officials the electricity generated in the United attribute topower companies favoring States. Now natural gas and coal each cleanernatural gasoverdirty coal. contribute about one-third of the na­ tion's energy needs. As a result, carbon­ It was not that long ago that cheap power and cleaner air seemed an impos­ dioxideemissions have dropped more sible pairing. Coal reigned as the main in the United States than in any other The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Wednes­

country over the last six years. The shift to natural-gas-fired power plants benefits the environment in other ways. Coal-fired power plants produce more than 90 times as much sulfur dioxide, five times as much nitrogen oxide and twice as much carbon dioxide as natural-gas-powered plants. Sulfur dioxidecauses acid rain,and nitrogen oxide causes smog. The natural gas resurgence isn't a panacea for all that ails the air. While natural gas burns cleaner than coal, it still emits some carbon dioxide. Critics of drilling near urban areas say it also could contaminate water tables, produce seismictremors,lower property values and increase noise and traffic in neighborhoods.

Your views Cause of elk decline To the Editor: I am writing in regards to the travel management article where Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Wildlife Biologist Mark Penninger stated that we should limit certain groups'accesstoour national forest on account of the disturbance to elk. Mr. Penninger fails to mention the fact that the study pointed out that the elk became habituated to all of the disturbances, which means that we can co-exist in the same environment whether you are on foot or ATV. The study was completed by Leslie M. Naylor, and she points out that the elk become habituated to the human activity. Mr. Childers from Wallowa County discussed that the decline in elk populations is because of predation and not being able to manage predators with dogs and he is correct. ODFW has completed study after study that shows why elk herds are decreasing in num­ bers.Over the past10years,the Observer, Chieftain and Herald have completed articles on elk/calf

mortality or elk reductions. The common denominator is predation imostiy cougars), not because of people driving on roads. In 2004,the Observer reported cougarsbeing responsible for60 percent of calf mortality in the Weneha study, along with quotes from ODFW Biologist Bruce John­ son. In 2006, Mr. Johnson is quoted as sayingthat 75 percent ofallelk calfmortalityiscaused by cougars. It is never said that elk mortality is caused by horseback riders, hik­ ers, ATVs and mountain bikers, or by disturbances from these activi­ ties. Never in any of the studies does it point to human activity causing elk mortality. The study completed by Mrs. Naylor, the same study Mr. Pen­ ningerisreferring to,statesthat "elkwere subjected to fourtypes of recreational disturbances": all­ terrain vehicles, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. There was less travel time during distur­ bances in 2004 compared to 2003, suggesting that elk became habitu­

atedtotheserecreational activities. The WWNF biologists are trying to implement their own agendas into policy instead of the scientific proofthat their studiesprovide. Predators are the cause of our declining elk herds, not human activit y on ourforestroads..

Tom Higgins La Grande

Schools defy recession? To the Editor: I am disappointed with the con­ clusion that The Observer reached in its recent editoiial iAug. 24l. Ed­ ucationisfarfrom recession proof. The communities of North Powder and Imbler have every reason to celebrate new facilities. One of my concernsisthattheeditorialdid not acknowledge that these improve­ ments were made using bond levy and/orcharter schooldollarsto fund or partially fund the projects. While I can't speak for other districts, I do know that charter dollars are limited, one time money and often come with strings at­


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tachedforcapitalim provements. Imbler would not have been able to afford the improvements without the bond. Thank you for supporting your school! My second concern is that the editorialdid notdo m oreto acknowledge the sacrifices that educators icertified, classified, and administrators) have made during this recession. La Grande Educational Association went to mediation over a contract with no increase in salary or benefits. While thedistrictwa sable to return days, the certified stafF for the fourth year in a row had a decrease in payrela­ tive to full contract values because insurance costs continue to climb. The last article that I read in The Observer for Union schools said that they were still looking at cut­ ting days and stafF to their school year. While this is a sacrifice to the community, it is an even bigger sacrifice for the educators who work there. I am willing to bet that all of the schools in Union and Wallowa counties that were bargaining last year had tense, depressing sessions.

The only ways that the outlook for education will improve is if the economy improves or more sacrific­ es are made at the legislative level. Please do me a favor. If you know a person who works in education, reach out and say thank you. School years in both Wallowa and Union counties could have looked a lot different ifeducators hadn'tstepped up and made a good choice for your

kids. Pat Des Jardin La Grande Educa6onAssocia6on president

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Opera House readying for 'Fiddler'opening night Sept. 14 By TrIsh Yerges Go! Magazine correspondent

ELGIN — The Opera House is getting the final touches of an impressive makeover inside the lobby and auditorium, and will fin­ ish just in time for the open­ ing performance of"Fiddler on the Roof" Sept. 14. 'The final construction phase is under way," said Mayor John Stover. 'The roof has been removed to get the beam in there to support the

RACE Continued from Page1A "America has been pa­ tient," he said in his speech to the nation Thursday night. "Americans have supported thispresident in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the page." His wife made the rounds

heating bill. A lot of work was per­ formed tobring theopera house into ADA compli­ ance, including the women' s restroom,a seating area,the northside entrance ramp and the sidewalk. Even the lobby area was made wider by placing the concession counter back in its original position. The forward placement of the double doors in the frontentrance createsa m ore

formal ticket office to the im­ mediate left as you enter the Opera House. Professional painter by day andperformer by night Jon Hanley has volunteered torepaintthebeauti­ fully carved proscenium arch around the stage. Hanley will play the wealthy butcher and widower Lazar Wolf in "Fiddler." The auditorium is a con­ struction zone at the moment, but Friends of the Opera

House Artistic Director Terry Hale said that it will all be cleaned up in about a week and transformed into a beau­ tifull y restored opera house. At the same time, an­ othertype ofconstruction is under way, the "Fiddler" set constructionisbeing created by carpenter Gary Limbaugh of Elgin. Hanley is painting the sets in preparation for the inau­ gural musical production marking the Elgin Opera

House's centennial year of producing theater and live performancesfor Northeast Oregonians. "Fiddler on the Roof' tick­ etsareavailablefrom Teresa at 541-663-6324. Tickets are

of Friday morning talk seriously and the future of our children very, very shows to pronounce her husband the right man to fix seriously," Mrs. Romney a troubled economy, and pre­ said on CNN. "I very much believe this is going to be dicted that argument would win over women voters who an economic election, and I haven't voted Republican in think a lot of women may be voting this cycle around in a the past. Ann Romney said women different way than they usu­ tell her: "It's time for the ally are, and that is thinking grown-uptocome, the man about the economy." that's going to take this very Obama, who will hold his

own convention next week, planned to visit a Texas military base exactly two yearsafterdeclaring theend of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, the war that haunts the last Republican president. This, as Democrats prepare to gather in Charlotte, N.C., for Obama's convention. His campaign issued a morning-after critique

of Romney's speech that faulted the GOP nominee for skipping over failings in hisrecord on job-creation as Massachusetts governor and for not being up-front with voters about details of his economic plans that Obama says would reduce taxes for the wealthy and increase burdens on the middle class. "Thursday was Mitt

Romney's big night to tell America his plans for moving forward, yet he chose not to," the Obama campaign's web video says. Romney capped a high­ energy night closing to the convention with a spir­ ited and unusually personal speech infused with referenc­ es to his family life, touching on his Mormon faith.

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from Eastern Oregon Normal School. She taught school in Wasco, North Powder and Island City. Edna journeyed to New Orleans where her college sweetheart, John Thomas "Bud" Jones, was stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps, and they were married Nov. 6, 1943. They also lived in Dallas, Tex., Jacksonville, Fl., and Cherry Point, N.C. After the war they returned to La Grande to work the Jasper family farm, which is now a Century Farm in Union County. Edna taught Sunday school and was the longest attending member of the Presbyterian Church. She was president of the Union County Historical Society. She enjoyed reading, history, genealogy, gardening and being a homemaker. Her children and grandchildren were her passion. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Jasper of Davis, Calif., and a sister, Mary Jasper Johnson of Salem. Survivors include her husband, Bud Jones of La Grande; children and their spouses, John Thomas "Tom" and Diane Jones of Tigard, Rod and Carolyn Jones of Spokane, Brian Jones of La Grande, Doug Jones of Walla Walla and Shirley and Em­ mitt Cornford of La Grande; sister, Jean Dawson of Joseph; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions m ay be made tothe Back Pack Program, Union County Historical Society or the Eastern Oregon Celtic Soci­ ety in care of Daniels-Knopp, 1502 7th Street in La Grande.

balcony and then the roof will go back on. The entry doors are in. The women' s restroom and concessions areaare almost complete. We' ll put the carpet in, and we' llbe done beforethe gala." W.C. Construction is su­ pervising the remodel work. After the beam was installed, they closed up the roof and on Aug. 21 the roof insulation was blown in. This should have a positive impact on the opera house's

$15 each and are available at grouprates.Gala tickets are $25 each, which includes theentireday'seventsiSept. 22l and the evening Fiddler performance. For more infor­ mation, visit www.elginop­ erahouse.corn.

OBITUARIES Betty Lou Asia Formerly of La Grande 1927-2012 Betty Lou iAmbrosel Asia, 85, formerly of La Grande and Island City, died Aug. 10 in Newberg. Betty Lou was born July 27, 1927, in Island City. She was raised primarily in the La Grande area and gradu­ ated from La Grande High School in 1946. Later that year, on Sept. 1, she married Mitchell Asia in La Grande. A homemaker,Betty Lou also enjoyed gardening, cooking, playing games and traveling. She was a member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; eldest son, Ralph Asia; and sisters, Mary Hankla and Jean Wells. Survivors include her daughter-in-law Chris Asia; children and their spouses, Lynn and Jo Anne Asia, Frank and Michelle Asia and Michelle and Brett Horn; sis­ ters, Rae Lundquist and Geri Martin; six grandchildren and three great­ grandchildren.

Jean E. Butler Joseph 1929-201 2 Jean Edward Butler, 83, of Joseph, died Aug. 29 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise. A graveside service, with military honors by the American Legion and National Honor Guard, is planned for 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Joseph Cemetery. Jean was born March 24, 1929, to James E. and Zola Mae "Quinn" Butler in Jo­ seph. The family lived on the Divide where Jean attended grade school until moving to his grandmother's home in Joseph to attend high school. Jean worked on the family farm from 1948 to 1997. In 1951 he served in the army in Ko­ rea. He was the clerk of the Joseph Cemetery from 1978 until his death. He was a member of the American Le­ gion, VFW, Liberty Grange,

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Oddfellows and the Rebeccas and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Memorial contribu­ tions may be made to the American Legion in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Box 547, Enterprise 97828.

Donald D. Diggins Wallowa 1929-201 2

Cindy Jones Formerly of Union 1960-201 2 Cindy Roxene Jones, 51, of Pocatello, Idaho, and formerly of Union, died Aug. 12. A memorial service will take place Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the 4th Ward of the LDS Church, in Ontario. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery at a later date. Jones Cind ywas born Oct. 29, 1960, in Portland to Charles

Mandy Rumple, Hayley Rumple and Josh Rumple, all of Ontario; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Inter­ national Mental Health Research Organization's fundsdedicatedto cure schizophrenia at P.O. Box 680, Rutherford, Calif. 94573;

Margaret 'Edna' Jones La Grande 1921-201 2

Margaret "Edna" Jones, 90, of La Grande, died Aug. 27 at her home on the family farm. A celebration of life will be Donald Darrell Diggins, held at 1 p.m. 83, of Wallowa, died Aug. 21 at Wallowa Memorial Hos­ Sept. 8 at the First Presby­ pital in Enterprise. Services La Grande will be held at noon Sept. 1944-201 2 terian Church 8 at Bramlet Cemetery in in La Grande, Wallowa. "Rocky" and Alice iScharenl with committal Malcolm Amund Storoe, Don was born July 31, Jones. In early childhood, 68,ofLaGrande,died at Jones an dinterment Cindy and her brother Allen Grande Ronde Hospital Aug. to follow at 1929, in Weston to Thomas lived in an orphanage and 28. A graveside service will the Island City Cemetery. and Nellie Diggins. He be held at 11 Arrangements are entrusted was the youngest of three foster homes after their children. Don graduated to Daniels-Knopp Funeral, parents divorced. Cindy a.m. Sept. 4 from high school in finally found a loving home at Island City Cremation & Life Celebra­ Milton-Freewater, when her father married her Cemetery. Love­ tion Center. where he also land Funeral Edna was born Dec. 24, stepmother, Billie. worked at Safeway Cindy loved spending Chapel is in 1921, to Edward D. and Mar­ as a meat-cutter. He summers in Union with her Storoe ch a rge of the garet Florence iMcDonaldl arrangements. served in the army for two sister. She graduated in 1978 Jasper in La Grande. She Malcolm was born March years until he returned home from Vale High School and grew up on the family farm on Booth Lane. Edna and as acorporalto careforhis attended Treasure Valley 27, 1944, in Enterprise to mother. In 1950 he married Community College. Cindy Malcolm Powell and Lois her siblings rode together Beverly and they had three excelled in sports and was Marie iGrandahll Storoe. on a single horse to attend veryartistic. sons and a daughter. He was raised in Joseph and Valeria, a one-room school. In Don was a mechanic in In 1982 Cindy married winter they traveled by horse graduatedfrom Joseph High the Puget Sound area before Fred Stephen in Nyssa, and sleigh to school. Edna School in 1962. On Sept. 27, moving to Wallowa, where he where they lived before mov­ 1974, he married Charlene enjoyed traveling with her ing to Ketchikan, Alaska. Ann Lyons. began a farming and ranch­ dad to big cities to deliver his ingcareer.He alsospentsome They later moved to Forrest Malcolm lived most of his "Jasper's Health Nuggets" time as a mechanics teacher life outside of Joseph. After Grove and she attended cereal. Portland State University. Edna and her family were at Wallowa High School. graduation he worked at Don was highly involved After the marriage ended Grain Growers in Enterprise. musically gifted. Edna played in 4-H and FFA before and in divorce, Cindy returned Upon movingto La Grande, violin in the Eastern Oregon after coming to Wallowa. He Symphony, and also played to Eastern Oregon, living in he was employed by Boise Union and Ontario. Her fam­ Cascade Particle Board in Is­ piano, entertaining guests servedaspresident ofthe Wallowa Rural Fire District ily and children remained land City. He retired in June at Crater Lake. She worked for 35 years. Well-known for dear to her heart and she 2005 afte r 38yearsofservice. at JC Penney and Sinden's his welding, fabrication and An avid outdoorsman, Mal­ Grocery iWayne's Market). loved gardening. mechanical abilities, Don Edna graduated from La She was preceded in death colm enjoyed hunting, camp­ often generously assisted oth­ by her mother; brothers ing and especially fishing. He Grande High School and Ronald Block and Richard earned a teaching certificate ers out of his personal shop. was a member of the NRA. Don was preceded in death Glover; Survivors include his wife, and her special by his parents and a sister, nephew Jon. Charlene, of La Grande; The Marian Academy Irene Fellows. Survivors include her fa­ children, Brian Storoe of Survivors include his wife ther, Rocky Jones, of Vancou­ Seattle, Wash., Darcia Stone of 62 years, Beverly; brother of La Grande, and Mackie, ver, Wash., and stepmother, IN ALTU 2012 — 2013 School Year and sister-in-law, James and Billie Rumple, of Ontario; Gordan and Shantelle Storoe Differentiated Learning / Small Class Sizes Betty Diggins of Grangeville, children and their spouses, of Washington; sisters, Elaine Preschool Kindergarten Elem e ntary Idaho; children and their Kristopher and Tricia Ste­ Storoe of Pendleton and All Day 1 — 8 Grade AM/PM Classes spouses, Gary Diggins, T.L. phen of Hillsboro and Sandra Sherrie Matthews of Wal­ and Pam Diggins, Bruce and Stephen of Salem; siblings, lowa; and numerous grand­ Located on the grounds of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 1002 L Ave, La Grande, 541-963-0861 Cyndie Diggins and Carrie children, great-grandchildren Geneva Williams of Union, www.themarianacadem .com Diggins; 10 grandchildren, Steve Thompson of Spokane, and nieces and nephews. 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New Methodist bishop visits local church for meet and greet Bishop Grant J. Hagiya has been assigned to preside over the Oregon-Idaho Conference. Hagiya visited the La Grande United Methodist Church Wednesday to meet and greet the United Meth­ odist Churches of Northeast Oregon. The Western Jurisdiction has ratified the assignments of its Committee on Epis­ copacy for five Episcopal areas. Following action of the 2008 General Confer­ ence, the jurisdiction has restructureditsEpiscopal areas so that a new Greater Northwest Episcopal Area, with episcopal residence in Normandy Park, Wash., will provideleadership forthe Alaska United Methodist Conference, Pacific North­

Grant has served as a fulltime professoratthe Claremont School of Theol­ ogy, teaching in the area of Religion and Society and Urban Ministries. He has remained as an Adjunct Professor at Claremont for the last 15 years. Prior to his election to the episcopacy, he served as the Senior Pastor at churches Sept. 1. Hagiya is a graduate of in Berkeley, Gardena and the Claremont School of Los Angeles, as well as the Theology, where he received Los Angeles District Super­ his M.A., M.Div. and D.Min. intendent and Dean of the Appointed Cabinet of the degrees. He completed his course California-Pacific Annual work for a Ph.D. in Theologi­ Conference. cal Ethics at the Graduate His most recent appoint­ Theological Union and is ment was as the executive currently a doctoral candi­ director ofthe Centerfor Leadership Excellence, a date working on his dis­ sertation in Organizational joint position between the California-Pacific Annual Leadership at Pepperdine University. Conference and the Cla­ west Annual Conference and the Oregon­ Idaho Annual Conference. This creates Hagi y a the largest geo­ graphicepiscopal areain the United States. Hagiya has been assigned to the Great Northwest Area effective

"Effective Sept. I„Bishop Grant J.Hagiya will preside over the Oregon-Idaho Annual Con ference. Heis

was assigned to the Pacific Northwest Annual Confer­ and the Alaska United married to a high school librarian and they have three ence Methodist Conference. children including Jamie, aprofessional basketball He serves on the Board of Higher Education and Min­ player in Europe." istry and the Ministry Study Commission. remont School of Theol­ Peace Center. He has recently been Grant has been an active assigned to the denomina­ ogy, where he served as the director ofleadership for the member of the Nikkei Inter­ tion's Call to Action Steering annual conference. faith Group, a community­ Committee that is tasked to Grant has served as a based coalition of Chris­ study major changes in the General and Jurisdictional denominational structure in tian, Buddhist and Shinto Conference delegate since ministers. light of the current economic He was also the ecu­ downturn. 1996, and was the head of his annual conference delega­ m enical representativeof Grant is married to Janet, tion to General Conference the California-Pacific An­ a high school librarian, and in 2000. nual Conference to the Los they have three children: He most recently has Angeles Religious Leaders, Lexie, an accountant for ABC served on the Committee consisting of all the ecumeni­ Studios; Jamie, a professional on References for the 2008 calleadersofthegreater Los basketball player in Europe; General Conference. He is a Angeles region. and Trent, a student at the trainedmediator,receiving In 2008, Grant was elected University of California, San most of his training through to the Episcopacy by the Diego. the Lombard Mennonite Western Jurisdiction and

HIGHLIGHTS La Grande Methodists meet for Hymn Sing Sunday La Grande United Methodist Church meets fora Hymn Sing on Sunday at 10 a.m. Lanetta Paul will be accompanying, and she may take requests. Everyone is welcome this Sunday for singing and fellowship.

Christians with instruction in godly behavior. Here, Christians are encour­ aged to listen carefully and to act on what they hear, especially by caring for thoseleastabletocareforthemselves.

'Be Doers of the Word' is Sunday sermon

organist. M orning Prayerisoffered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 in the

the Word of God" taken kom Mark 7. Fellowship follows the service. The all denomination men's Bible study and breakfast meets every Thursday start­ ing at 7:30 a.m. at the church. Every­ one is welcome..

chapel. St. Peter's will host a booth at the "Celebrate La Grande" block party on Thursday, kom 5 to 8 p.m.

Our needsas self-centered Living Proof Simulcast beings addressed Saturday coming Sept. 15

Communion will be offered by the Rev. Ernest Smith following his mes­ What is so diKcult about being still Sermon is 'Hands and sage "Be Doers of the Word" based on and knowing that God is God? Satur­ Heart' day morning Seventh-day Adventist verses kom the book of James at the Pastor Laura Hudson will be leading United Methodist Church in Union Pastor Mike will present a message the 9:30 worship service Sunday morn­ on Sunday. Because of the holiday the that will focus on one of our greatest ing at the First Presbyterian Church in church is not having its Administration needsasself-centered beings. La Grande. The sermon, Hands and Board meeting Sunday. The church The message is titled "Honesty With Heart,"will be based on Mark 7:1-23 will host Food Bank Fresh Alliance God." Join us in Cove iChurch Street) food12:30to 1p.m .on M onday and and James 1:17-27. at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Senior Meals on Tuesday at noon. The La Grande i2702Adams) followed by Christians encouraged to community is welcome to participate in a fellowship lunch. Bible Study groups listen carefully the programs. are also available. Pastor Wayne Haas willpresideover Episcopals observe 14th Grace Community the 9 a.m. worship service this 14th Sunday aRer Pentecost celebrates God's word Sunday after Pentecost with a celebra­ tion of Holy Communion at Grace St. Peter's Episcopal Church will Grace Community Lutheran Church Lutheran Church in Enterprise. will celebrate God's word with a 9:30 observe the 14th Sunday after Pen­ Sunday's second reading is kom tecost with Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. a.m. worship service held at the Cove The Rev. Kathryn Macek will preside James 1:17-27. The letter of James Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor was intended to provide first-century and preach. Kevin ~ wi l l be guest Carl's sermon is titled "Improving

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CHURCH OF CHRIST First Christian Church 2107 Gekeler Lane, La Grande 805-5070

The Beth Moore Living Proof Simul­ cast will take place Sept. 15 at Valley Fellowship, 507 Palmer, La Grande. Are you ready to see God's Word in a new way? There's nothing quite like worshiping the Lord with Bible teacher Beth Moore, says worship leader Travis Cottrell. If you' ve never experienced Living Proof join us for a time of life-changing worship and one­ of-a-kind teaching. The simulcast will run kom 9 a.m. to 4:15p.m.idoorsopen at8a.m .l. Register at www.lifewaycom idick on the Beth Moore video event tabl. The cost for the event is $25. For more information and to confirm registration call Valley Fellowship at 541-963-0340.


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FRIDAY • Cars on display: Timber Cruisers display classic cars; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; La GrandeTown Center, 2212 Island Ave.. • Fine Tunes:Live music, 11 a.m.­ noon; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Open Studio:The ait center offers easels, drawing tables, pottery wheels, a kiln and other resources and tools; drop-in: $7 members, $10 non­ members; monthly access: $30 members, $40 non-members; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Ait

Center at the Old Library, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande; 541­ 624-2800.

SATURDAY • Blue Mountain Old Time Fiddlers Show:Two shows, 1 and 6 p.m.; $5, $4 with membership card, 12 and younger free; Sumpter School on the Hill. • Children's Reading and Craft Hour: Free; 11 a.m.-noon; Looking Glass Books, 1118 AdamsAve., La Grande. • La Grande Farmers Market:Seasonal open-air market featuring fresh local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, quality meat, eggs, arts and crafts and live music; 9 a.m.-noon; Max Square, corner of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue.

• Music at the Market:The Bushman Brothers: Americana; 9 a.m.­ noon; Max Square, corner of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue, La Grande. • Open Studio:The art center offers easels, drawing tables, pottery wheels, a kiln and other resources and tools; drop-in: $7 members, $10 non­ members; monthly access: $30 members, $40 non-members;

Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Open house:For parents of students in grades 6 and 7 and parents of new 8th grade students; 6-7:30 p.m.; La Grande Middle School, 1108 Fourth St.; 541-663­ 3420. • Open Studio:The ait center offers easels, drawing tables, pottery wheels, a kiln and other resources and tools; drop-in: $7 members, $10 non­ members; monthly access: $30 members, $40 non-members; 6-9 p.m.; Ait Center at the Old Library, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande; 541-624-2800. • Union County Republican Central Committee special meeting:7 a.m.; Union County Republican Office, 1019 AdamsAve., La Grande.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Ait

Center at the Old Library, 1006 Penn Ave., La Grande; 541­ 624-2800.

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MONDAY • Annual Democratic Labor Day Picnic Potluck:noon-2 p.m.; Wallowa Lake State Park day use area, Joseph. • Bridge:12:30 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Line dance class:6 p.m.; VFW HighValley Post, Union.

TUESDAY • Friends of the Grande Ronde Valley meeting:6:30 p.m.; VFW HighValley Post, Union. • Bingo:7 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Blue Mountaineers: 11 a.m.-noon; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Children's Reading and Craft Hour: Free; 10-11a.m.;

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La Grande High School freshman Raymond Jimenez tries to cool off with water both inside and outside during a recent afternoon football practice as he and his teammates prepare for tonight's season opener against Nyssa at 7 p.m. in Community Stadium on the Eastern Oregon University campus. The Tigers will be also sporting a new coach along the sidelines after Kenny Mace took over the head coaching duties two weeks ago. Looking Glass Books, 1118 AdamsAve., La Grande. • La Grande Farmers Market: Seasonal open-air market featuring fresh local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, quality meat, eggs, arts and crafts and live music; 3:30-6 p.m.; Max Square, corner of Fourth Street and Adams Avenue. • LMS Philly Group 2013 meeting: All eighth-graders, parents and newcomers are welcome; 7 p.m.; La Grande Middle School, 1108Fourth St.; 541-663-3420. • Parent/Child Activity Group:

For parents and their children 1-5 and their siblings; 2-3:30 p.m.; Head Start, 670 NW First St., Enterprise. • Pinochle:must be 18 or older; 12:30 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Terry La Mont: Country, classic and tropical rock as well as requests; 5-7:30 p.m.; American Legion,301 Fir St., La Grande. • Traditional-Live Dance:Northeast Oregon Folklore Society sponsors traditional dances every Tuesday; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Ait Center at the Old Library,

1006 PennAve., La Grande; 541-624­ 2800. • Union County Nile Club meeting: 11:30 a.m.; Denny's restaurant, 2604 Island Ave., La Grande.

THURSDAY • Country Swing Thursday:A modern style of country Western dancing that is a mixture of the country two-step and east coast swing with vanous moves from West Coast swing, salsa and other ballroom styles; $3 before 8 p m., $5 after 8 p.m.; dance instruction available from 7:30 to 8 p.m.; Maridell Center, 1124 Washington Ave., La Grande; 541-910-5042 • Fine Tunes:Live

Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Locavore Thursdays in Cove:farmers market and you-pick garden; noon-5 p.m.; Ascension School, 1140 Church St.. • Open Studio:The art center offers easels, drawing tables, pottery wheels, a kiln and other resources and tools; drop-in: $7 members, $10 non-members; MonthlyAccess: $30 members, $40 non­ members; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Art Center at the Old Library,1006 Penn Ave., La Grande; 541-624-2800.

FRIDAY • Booster club tailgate party: dinner featuring pulled pork sandwiches for $5;; Union High School. • Fine Tunes:Live music, 11 a.m.­ noon; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La Grande; 541-963­ 7532. • Open Studio:The ait center offers easels, drawing tables, pottery wheels, a kiln and other resources and tools; drop-in: $7 members, $10 non­ members; monthly access: $30 members, $40 non-members;

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WEDNESDAY • Ballroom Dancing: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; La Grande High School auditorium, 708 K Ave.; 541-663-3300. • Line dance class:6 p.m.; Union County Senior Center, 1504 N. Albany St., La

Tell us about events, meetings and children' s activities in Union and Wallowa counties. Ser­ vice clubs, support groups and other nonprofit organizations are encouraged to notify us of regular meeting times. Email events@lagrandeobserver.corn or fax a letter to 541-963-7804 and include the event name, date, time, location, cost and contact information. Deadline is 9 a.m. Thursday to make Friday's calendar.

irei ters etunner an over ac e ree ire By Katy Nesbitt

cure the south end of the fire abovethe Imnaha drainage Lack of high winds, cooler were successful. Firefighters temperatures and higher and air operations estab­ relative humidity assisted lished a strong black line firefighters in getting the up­ at the southern edge to the per hand on the Cache Creek Imnaha River. Fire over the last two days. Today, these areas will be The fire is close to 30 river rehabilitated and mopped miles long in the Snake River up. in the Hells Canyon National Most of the north and Recreation Area. The north­ northwest portions of the fire ernmost area of the fire is in are in air patrol status; the Asotin County, Washington, western perimeter between extending to the conflu­ Cook Creek and Five Points Creek remains a concern. ence of the Imnaha River in Oregon. Approximately Suppression efforts will con­ tinue on the western flank. 72,000 acres burned and is The excessive steepness and 55 percent contained. Thursday's effortsto se­ extreme terrain are making The Observer

thisarea inaccessibleto fi re­ fighters. A plan for this area, which is still burning, will place firefighter and public safety first. As work is completed resources will be released from the fire. Mar Spike Camp will be closing soon when mop up and rehab is completed in the south. Thomason Spike will be the last closed. Airoperations for the Type 1 helicopters will be located at Hilton helibase near Elephant Corral with the medium helicopters at

Joseph. Crews in the southwest

are experiencing some poison ivy outbreaks around Yhomason Spike Camp. Otherwise, only three minor injuries have been reported. Tentative change of com­ mand for the fire is early next week, with the fire be­ ing returned to the District to monitor and complete mop up. Firefighters held the line along the Powerline Road in the Imnaha drainage. Crews worked to surround the fire's southernperimeter and burn out along the Powerline Road to increase the amount of black along the road, which strengthened the contain­

Another wolf pack spotted in NE Oregon JOSEPH (AP1 —State

per Minam River biologists have identified a drainage in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. new wolf pack in North­ Department of Fish and east Oregon. Biologists spotted two Wildlife spokeswoman gray-colo red adultw olves Michelle Dennehy told and their litter of five pups The Oregonian the litter is the fikh documented this last Saturday in the Up­

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year in Northeast Oregon, bringingthe number of new wolf pups in the state this year to 23. Oregon's wolf numbers have steadily grown in recent years, and the stateiscloseto the goal

offourbreeding pairof gray wolves for three consecutive yearseastof the Cascades. Achieving thatobjectivecould start the processto delistthe gray wolf from the Oregon Endangered Species Act.

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ment line. Fallen timber, rolling de­ bris and rocks make the area unsafe for public activities. A Forest Area Closure remains in place on the Wallowa­ Whitman National Forest. A map and description of the Forest Closure can be found at http//www wallowa-whitman or www. A partial closure ofForest Service Road 46 remains in place. An alternate route is available to detour around the fire area. Road guards are sta5ng road blocks limit­ ing public access into the fire area for both firefighter and

public safety. The need for theclosureswillbe assessed daily and removed as soon as

possible. The Wallowa County SheriA"s Department (WCSD1 issued a closure on Lower Imnaha Road/Dug Bar Road (Forest Service Road 42601. The closure begins at the junction of Fence Creek (six miles north of Imnaha1 north to the Dug Bar Landing on the Snake River. The WCSD will be stafftng the closure. A community meeting will be held in Joseph at the Community Center at 5 tonight.

GOP VPcandidate RyantodeinPortland PORTLAND (AP1 —Repub­ lican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in Portland on

Sept. 10. Oregon GOP Chairman Allen Alley told The Oregonian Ryan will be making a fTmdrais­ ing stop.No publi cevents are expected.

Ryan is making a similar stop in Seattle the same day for two private fTmdraisers. Presidential nominee Mitt Romney hasmade three fund­ raising visits to Portland over the past 14 months without appear­ ing in public.

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Powder Valley drops opener DUFUR —The Powder Valley foot­ ball team dropped its season opener to King's Way Christian (Washington) 72-36 Thursday at the Dufur Classic. Complete stats were not available at press time. The Badgers will face Council (Idaho) next Friday.

OSU's opener postponed (AP) — Hurricane Isaac has forced Oregon State and Nicholls State to postpone their season openerthat was set for Saturday at Reser Stadium in Corvallis. Oregon State offi­ cials saidW ednesday night that the game will be rescheduled. The Nicholls State campus in Thibodaux, La., is closed because of Isaac, and classes Friday have already been canceled. The team was scheduled to take a charter flight to Oregon on Friday morning. Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes in Southern Louisi­ ana were hit hard by heavy wind and rain from Isaac on Wednesday, leaving some 60,000 homes and business in the area without power. The slow-moving storm that caused widespread coastal flooding was later downgraded. Officials for the two schools will now consider options for rescheduling the game. Because the teams have different off dates, the game could be scheduled for the weekend of Dec. 1, but there could be a conflict if the Colonels reach the FCS playoffs or the Beavers go to the Pac-1 2 champion­ ship.

Roddick says he will retire NEWYORK (AP) — Andy Roddick, the man who has defined American tennis, for better and worse, over the last decade, announced on Thursday, his 30th birthday, that this year's U.S. Open will be his last tourna­ ment. He's calling it quits at the scene of his biggest triumph, the 2003 U.S. Open, and at the place where his name was virtu­ ally always on the marquee, even as his days as the world' s top-ranked player faded further into the rearview mirror. Wearing a blackT­ shirt with a black cap, Roddick came into his news conference, held shortly before a night session that featured No. 1 Roger Federer's straight-set victory.

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WESTON — The Powder Valley volleyball team kicked off its 2012 season with a doubleheader in Weston. In its opener, the Lady Badgers made quick work of Dufur, sweeping its non­ league opponent 25-13, 25-15 and 25-23. Senior Ali Abrego started Game 1 with 13 straight serves, hitting every loca­ tion head coach Lasa Baxter

called. Abrego finished the match with 16 kills, eight digs and one stuffed block while going 24 of 26 on serves. Jessica Pedro was the match leader in offensive kills and digs with 26 and 10. She also had three stuffed blocks and was eight for nine on serves. Alexandra Colton had 24 setassistsand was 14 of17 serving, while McKinsey Hampton had fi vedigs,four kills and was aperfect10 for

10 serving. "Powder Valley had a strongoffensiveattack,led by equally accurate passing and tough serve patterns," Baxter said. In its second match Powder Valley fell in four games to Weston-McEwen. The Lady Badgers took the first game 25-22 after Colton went on a five-point serving streaktotakea lead thatthe Lady Badgers held until the end. But Powder Valley could not keepthe momentum going and lost the next three sets 18-25, 24-26 and 18-25 to go 1-1 for the night. eWestonwas abletodo a

good job of double-blocking our middle attack," Baxter said. eWe failed to adjust prop­ erly by setting the ball with a quicker offense and away from the block." Pedro had 14 kills, seven

digs and was seven for 11 on serveswith two stuffed blocks for the match. Abregoadded 14 kills,four digs and was seven for nine serving. Hampton was 12 for 14 on her serves with one stuffed block, while Bailee Allen was 18 for 19 serving with five (hgs. Jenna Aldrich was a perfect four for four on serves with seven digs. eWe were playing in a very hot gym after just finishing a competit ivematch against Dufur and the girls were fatigued," Baxtersaid. "The girls were tired and overall, did not make the adjustments necessary for a comeback. We simply had too many mistakes in the Weston game. eWe are a very tough team and I expect you' ll see us right back on top on Saturday at the Dufur Jamboree."

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Powder V alley's Ali Abrego (10) had 13straigh tservesto start the Lady Badgers Game 1 victory over Dufur.

La Grande player makes Timbers' developmental team Lewis Wright, a local soccer player and son of La Grande High School soccer coach Wade Wright, recently tried out and was named to one of the Portland Timbers' devel­ opmental teams. Wright, 13, attended three tryouts and competed against other 13 year olds in the state. Every Major League Soccer team is required to have a

developmentalprogram to help promote youth soccer. Once the tryouts were complete, players who quali­ fied were placed on one of the six regional teams (Westside, Eastside, Bend, Eugene, Med­ ford and Vancouver, Wash.) within the Timbers' program. From there, the players will participate in 16 prac­ tices through March at the regional training centers

before participating in a tournament. Wright tried out for the team in Vancouver because he has family in that area. But due to school, travel costsand time, the elder Wright said Lewis isn't going to compete on the team this time around. "Going into this Lewis had two goals: make the team and see how he stacked up

against other kids in the state," Wade Wright said. "He has a lot of confidence now. I think it's a nice valida­ tion for him." But Wright said that the fact that a La Grande player made the team says a lot about where Union County soccerstands compared with the rest of Oregon. "Lewis is a product of the select teams here. I think

some of his teammates are good enough to make one of these(developmental)teams," Wright said. "I think it speaks volumes about the select teams we have here. So much progress has been made in La Grande." To find outmore about the Portland Timbers' youth soccerprograms, go onlineto www.portlandtimbers.corn.

Panthers win season opener over Enterprise

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EOU's Quincy Moore had one of the Mountaineers' three shots in Thursday's 2-0 loss in Nampa.

Eastern Oregon falls to Crusaders, 2-0 EOU Athletics

NAMPA, Idaho — The Northwest Nazarene University women's soccer team held Eastern Oregon University scoreless in a 2-0 non-conference The Crusaders (1-0) struck early in the game, as Sarah Staropoli found the back of the net seven minutes into the game. Staropoli scored from five yards out with an assist from Kellynn McDaniel. In the 67th minute, NNU's Jenny Field put in a goal off a

Staropoli assist. The Mountaineers' offense struggled against the NNU defense. Eastern Oregon took only three shots in the game, with Kelli Jones putting two on goal. Quincy Moore took the other shot. Northwest Nazarene, playing in its season opener, took 12 shots. NNU finished with seven shots on goal. The Crusaders took six corner kicks, to Eastern's two. Northwest Nazarene did commit 16 fouls, while the Mountaineers

had three. NNU's Tanya Zickefoose earned her first win of the season in the net. She made two saves.Kailey Moss received the loss. She finished with five saves. The Mountaineers (0-3) have a break until Sept. 7, when they travel to Spokane, Wash., for the Red Lion Cascade/Frontier

Challenge. A rematch with Great Falls will be next at the David Merkel Sports Complex. UGF beat Eastern 2-1 in overtime in the season opener.

ENTERPRISE — The Imbler High School vol­ leyball team won its season opener over Enterprise Thursday night. The Lady Panthers won in four sets, 25-9, 25-12, 19-25 and 25-21. "Overall we played well," head coach Jennifer Teeter said. "Came out strong in the first two game, but En­ terprise was able to get going in Game 3. "It was nice to see us bounce back and win the fourth set." Malia Mills had 14 digs, 12 kills and was 11 for 12 serving. JaceyTeeter had 22 assists,11digsand was 16 for16 servingwith threeserving aces. Danika McIntosh had 15 digs and was 15 for 17 serving with two serving aces, while Ally Fullerton had 12 digs and five kills. Rikki Griffin was a perfect 15 for 15 serving with three aces, while Maddy Lease chipped in with 17 digs and Stephanie McGilvray finished with five kills. Imbler finished with a team serving percentage of 93 percent. "It was a great start for us. I think Enterprise has a lot of talent and should be successful this season," Teeter said. The Lady Panthers will be back in action today in Adrian starting at 4.

BeaVan PitCheS Surging MarinerS PaSt MinneSOta fOr 5-4 ViCtOry MINNEAPOLIS (AP)­ These young Seattle Mariners have taken more than their share of lumps over the last threeseasons,getting beaten down by more experienced, better-equipped teams in the powerful American League. As they prepare to enter the fi nalmonth ofmanager Eric Wedge's third year on the job, the Mariners are finally startingto givetheirfans some reason for optimism. Blake Beavan gave up two runs in seven innings and Trayvon Robinson drove in two runs to lift Seattle to a 5-4 victory over the Minne­

sota Twins on Thursday. Beavan (9-8) scattered five hits, walked two and struck out one, shrugging off a shaky first inning. Kyle Seager also drove in two runs for the Mariners, who have won 11 of their last 15 games and posted back-to­ back winning months for the first time since 2009. "They' ve gained a great dealofexperience thisyear," Wedge said.eWe've had a lot of tough games, a lot of tight games, very similar to today. Theirheartbeat'sa lotbetter. They' re much more experi­ enced and they' re doing a lot

runner Darin Mastroianni stole two bases, but a shaky Wilhelmsen got Ben Revere to ground out to preserve a well-deserved win for Beavan. Beavan wasn't overpower­ ing, but he mixed his pitches and changed speeds just enough to keep the Twins off nm 1I1Ilmg. balance one night after they Willingham's two-run eruptedfor 10 runs.After homer in the eighth off giving up two runs in the first inning, Beavan retired 14 of Stephen Pryor made things interesting, but Tom Wilhelm­ his last 15 hitters. sen picked up his21stsaveto eWe just took the momen­ help the Mariners take three tum and ran with it," Beavan of four in the series. said. The Twins had the tying The Mariners loaded the run on third base after pinch bases to start the sixth and betterjobin step-up opportu­ nities." Brian Duensing (3-10) gave up three earned runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings. He left after loading the bases in the sixth, and left fielder Josh Willingham's blunder contributedto Seattle'sfour­

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Duensing left after giving up a sacrifice fly to Seager that tied it. Willingham then dropped an easy fly ball by Jesus Mon­ tero to score another run and make it 3-2. Robinson added a two-run single. eWe've got each other's back from the first inning to the last inning," Robinson said. "It's kind of like a snowball. Once somebody does it, every­ body does it." The Mariners were 16 games under .500 on July 15,a lackluster startthatled the organization to part ways with icon Ichiro Suzuki.

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Ninth-ranked South Carolinasurvives Vanderbilt 17-13 NASHVILLE, Tenn. iAPl­ The ninth-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks turned in one of the ugliest passing nights for a Steve Spurrier-coached team to open up the 2012 season. Good thing the old ball coach had Marcus Lattimore back and Connor Shaw turning in a gutsy performance with a bruised shoulder. Lattimore ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns, while Shaw added 92 yards to help South Carolina rally and pull out a 17-13 win Thursday night over Vanderbilt. "Our guys didn't give up and I think we' re in pretty good shape, but man I hope we can play a lot better offensively next week," Spur­ rier said. South Carolina came in with high expectationsafter going 11-2 last season and finishing second in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. Then Lattimore fumbled on his first carry, and Shaw had his first pass intercepted to go with a penalty in the Gamecocks' first four plays of the night. It got worse w hen Shawtooka helmet on the back of his right, throwing shoulder late in the first half. He went to the locker room where he said he took "some medicine." The junior quarterback missed the first two series of the second half be­ fore returning and didn't get South Carolina across midfield until the go-ahead drive in the

SCOREBOARD PREPS Football Today's Games 4A Non League Weiser (ID) at BAKER, 7 p m Ontano at ERUITLAND (ID), 7 p m Nyssa (3A) at LA GRANDE, 7 p.m. Sisters at MCLOUGHLIN, 7 p m 2A at Dufur Classic Union vs CROW (1A), 1 p m 1A Non League Jordan Valley at PINE EAGLE, 2 p m, Pine Eaglelmbler at ADRIAN, 6 p m Echo vs WALLOWA,4 pm Camas Valleyvs PERRYDALE, 730 p m Saturday's Games 1A at Dufur Classic E Ikton vs COVE, 1 p m Lowell vs CRANE, 4 p m

St Paulvs TRIAD, 730 pm, Dulur Volleyball Today's Games 1A Non League Imbler atADRIAN, 4 30 p m Saturday's Games 4A at Elermiston Labor Day Invite Baker vs TBD, 9 a m La Grande vs TBD, 9 a m 2A at Grant Union Tournament Unionvs TBD Pilot Rock vs TBD TBD at GRANT UNION 1A at Dufur Classic Jamboree PowderValleyatTBD,9a m, Dulur HS 1A at Grant Union Tournament Covevs TBD,9a m

fourth quarter. "It wasn't too pretty, but we' ll take the win, especially against Vanderbilt in this place," Shaw said. Spurrier said Shaw's shoulder was bruisedbut notdislocated. Spurrier said Shaw even assured him he could pick up a first down inside the final minute to make sure the Gamecocks ran out the clock to seal the win. "He' ll be sore for a while. I think he should be OK. Had some nice runs there. He was hurting a little bit. That's what it took," Spurrier said. The Commodores came up with three sacks and forced two turn­ overs, and they outgained South Carolina 276-272 in total offense. But South Carolina had a 115-17 advantage in the fourth quarter, and the Commodores turned it over on downs for the final time with 1:47 left when Jordan Matthews couldn't handle a fourth-down pass from Jordan Rodgers. Gamecocks defensive back D.J. Swearinger appearedtograb Matthews' arm beforethe ballarrived. It's yet another botched call by officials for Vandy fans to put into their long list of grievances. 'You did know the SEC just came out with very clear rules about talking about the officials and what happens after games," Vanderbilt coach James Franklin said when asked about the play. "Trying to get

me fined?" Matthews refused to comment on the no-call, though he waved his arms looking for a flag. "I' ve gottogetm oreopen,"Mat­ thews said. The Gamecocks also got five sacks, and Shaq Wilson came up with an interception to end a Vandy scoring threat that set up Latti­ more's first TD, a 29-yarder in the first quarter. "I hated that happening, but I justhad to forgetabout it,"Latti­ more said of his fumble.uAfter a few runs, I started to feel like myself again." Spurrier used three different quarterbacks, including senior Seth Strickland, who's only on the depth chart as a holder, when Shaw

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shumed to the sideline holding his rightarm closetohissidetoprotect his aching shoulder. South Carolina finished with 67 yards passing, a poor showing for a Spurrier-coached team. aWe couldn't get much passing, so we had to at least try to run and get a touchdown or two and let our defense play," Spurrier said. "And fortunately, our defense held them to 13." Even with the ugly start, South Carolina jumped out to a 10-0 lead. Vanderbilt came right back with 10 straight points to tie it up going into halftime. Rodgers threw a 78-yard TD pass

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South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore had 110 yards and two touchdowns in the Gamecocks'17-13 victory Thursday night. to Matthews in the second quarter as Vanderbil tscored 10 straight points. Carey Spear put Vanderbilt ahead 13-10 with his second field goal, a 44-yarder, with 6:51 left in the third quarter.

Shaw, who now has won nine of his 10 starts, came back into the game with 6:02 left in the third quarter. He went three-and-out himself before putting together the game-winning drive.

Brigha1Tt Young spoils Leach's Washington State debut PROVO, Utah iAPl — New Wash­ looking faces on the sidelines." ington State coach Mike Leach says his team is closer to playing well than his players might think. He says it's just a matter of eliminating the bad, being a bit more consistent with the good, and remain­ ing confident. cWe've got to be a mentally tougher team," Leach said following a 30-6 loss Thursday to Brigham Young. ''When something negative happens we can't have all these basset hound­

Washington State only crossed midfield six times and got inside the red zone only once. "Any time we were about to ignite or catch fire something negative would happen," Leach said. Leach's normally high-powered Air Raid offense remained grounded, failing to score a touchdown for only the third time in Leach's 10-plus-year coaching career. cWe squandered too many plays.

We'd get a play or two going and look pretty good and then we'd squander two more and never really got into a rhythm." BYU senior quarterback Riley Nelson threw for two touchdowns and third-string quarterback Taysom Hill added another on his first col­ legiatepass to spoilLeach'sreturn to coaching. BYU intercepted JefFTuel twice and sacked him three times while limiting Leach's vaunted attack to

224 yardstotaloffense. Washington State finished with minus-5 yards rushing. Nelson finished 25 of 36 for 285 yards. Tight end Kaneakua Friel led BYU with six catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Washington State came out pass­ ing as expected, with Tuel starting 8 of 9. But his 10th pass was inter­ cepted by Uona Kaveinga, and the momentum shifted to BYU before a "white-out" crowd.

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•W ear long-sl eeved shirtsand long pants in mosquito-infested areas. • Make sure screen doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly. In Union County, traps are set weekly, and mosquitoes from the trapsare tested fortheWest Nile virus. To date, no mosquitoes have testedpositive. "Our mosquitonumbers have been low, and with the recent drop in tem­ peratures in the evenings we expect the mosquito population to drop even lower,"according to a localvector control stafF member. Anyone want­ ing more information about Union


County's vector control efforts can call the Union County Vector Control Departmentat541-963-2974. Additional information about West Nile virus is available at: • Oregon Health Authority: http: //public. health.­ eases Conditions/DiseasesAZ%est¹ leVirus/Pages/survey.aspx • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http J/ ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm Information can also be obtained by contacting Carrie Brogoitti, the Public Health Administrator for Union County. Brogoitti can be reached at Center for Human Devel­ opment at 541-962-8800.

Iloos thatate chicKen allowed tooohome BEND iAPl — A Labra­ doodle and her puppy are going home to a Central Oregoncoupleaftera county board decided their owners weren't responsible for their attack on a chick­ en. The Deschutes County Dog Board ruled that the dogs found eating the dead bird last weekend were probablyletoutoftheir fenced yard by someone other than the owners.

Harkin' back: Thinking of simpler things and simpler times The world is so full of would grocery the yard, raising a garden, live '"'p canning fruit, church and problems and things I can DORY'S DIARY not fix that I prefer thinking within social engagements. Along ping, of simpler things and simpler our prepar­ with that, my George enjoyed times. means. ing remodeling the old houses we Like how things were This meant working at odd me a ls, cleaning house, doing lived in. during our young married the l a undry, sewing clothing jobs, as well as his regular A grand life years, during and after World work, like at the drive-in for t h e family, hand-work, War II. movie theater evenings, and m a k ing gifts, keeping in Looking back — my, it was the fairgrounds during the We didn't have much, tou c h with both our families, a grand life! fair. In reading the long list of especially to start. decorating the house, seeing aid now possible with federal I was thinking of our first We had moved to Salem by t o homework assignments apartment — following stays then, havingfinished schooling, and staying in touch with block grants but not then in trailer housing during col­ finding a job,and even buying f r i ends for social life as well available, I wonder how we lege — three bedrooms and our first oldhouse to remodel a s church seemed to con­ got along without them. We a large open hallway at the as our home.We also had three sume most of my time. In the did without. sons for whom to provide. summer while the boys were top ofthe stairsin a lady's We made do. Wehelped one another. It seemed like private home. In exchange It was customary for moth- a t church camp, we both for our rent, George remod­ ers to stay home with the chil- w o r ked in the cannery where that was what life was all w ecould buy unmarked cans about and we didn't ques­ eledthe upstairsforthe dren, at leastuntil they were tion it. We just did what we widow who lived down below, of school age.And, then, onlyif o f vegetables less than at closing ofF the stairway and hours couldbe worked out that the grocery store. It was just needed to do to get through. building an outside entrance you wouldbe there to see them a guessing game as to what Our chil dren had few new in back of the house to form off to schooland homeagain by each can contained when fi x­ toys, but their imaginations an apartment. the time thelittle ones came i n g meals. We laughed a lot. and curiosity led them to de­ home from school. Now that I list the things She would then be able viseother forms ofentertain­ to rent it out to other folks we d i d to keep our family go­ ment and expand their minds George was fortunate to when we moved on, giving work 8 to 5five days a week, i n g, it sounds impossible and in overcoming problems. her an income. regular employment that alI w o nder how we managed so We spent time together as We were given a Sam­ lowed for the extra part-time w e ll, coming out with practi­ a family or with other rela­ sonite folding card table as a work and toeven keep things cally no debt. tives or friends. We taught around thehouse in repair, weddinggift,sowe upended Still , we seemed to have our children right from wrong and to be helpers and our suitcases to use as chairs and be involved with the time for Indian Guides, and had a place to eat our children. Boy Scouts, fishing, hiking givers rather than takers. meals xed fi on a two-burner Caring for three little boys, and camping, puttering in W e may not have done the hot plate loaned to us by my grandmother. We may as well have been sitting on thrones meant for a king and queen, for we were excited and pleasedwith ourcleverness in making it work as well as a fine breakfast set. W e'd have liked to have more but we didn't so ac­ cepted it and worked toward bettering ourselves. Eventu­ ally through George's handi­ work the upstairs became a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, a nursery and a living room. My parents later gave us a used dining-room tableand four chairs.

job of parenting the right way, but we tried. I can not say that we would have done it much difFerently given the chancetodo itover again, forthey have grown into fi ne men who care for their own wives and families and con­ tribute to their communities. To help us as giving neighbors were FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Indian Guides ifor the young), church involvement and activities,

strawberry and fruit picking, digging worms for fishing, horseback riding, stacking wood, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewmg, biking... Oh, my! I' ve run out of spaceforthe endlesslistof things there are to do to fill your time without benefit of TV, computers, cell phones, iPods and other electronic things, cars, or a lot of money. How could we have been so lucky to live in that time and

Royal Neighbors, Elks Lodge, place? Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge and other like organizations. On our own there was music, hand-me-downs, camping, fishing, hiking, gardening, table games, teaching how-to­ do things, homemade box-car races, swimming ipool or river), roller skating, sand-lot games, stilts, kick-the-can, hide-and-seek, tag, marbles, jumping rope, jacks, check­ ers, the library, visiting with friends, helping with chores, reading, writing, drawing, col­ oring, painting, sledding, ice skating, skiing, snowballing, running, climbing, lawn mow­ ing, pulling weeds, mush­ rooming, hucldeberrying,

Lest it sound like we were very adult in all of our deci­ sions, I must relate one thing that comes to mind. George was still in college and we were living in a school-owned trailer house. We were living on the government check from George's veteran's pay. It was the end of the month and we had enough money left to buy a loaf of bread or go to the movie. We took a vote. It was unanimous. Now, how do you think we used the money? Veteran newspaperwoman Dorothy Swart Fleshman is a La Grande native. Reach her at news@lagrandeobserver.corn.


Everything we needed Someone, maybe through our church, gave us an old sofa, and an old bedstead from George's folkscame with a lumpy mattress. We had everything we needed. Eventually, years later, we had new maplefurniture and a dining table with three leavesthat opened up to seat a number of guests. I can' t say that we were any happier then than we were with prac­ tically nothing. It all depends on your sense of values and where your happiness lies. George and I were married right after he came home from the service as a civilian to pick up the reins where he had left them when duty ithe

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criti cism oftheprogram. FDA should require companies to substances initially considered GRAS "FDA currently has sufficient ausu b mit basic information — includ­ have later been found to pose health thority to evaluate the safety of food i n g the name of substance, intended risks and were subsequently banned CHICAGO — Grocery shoppers examining colorful packages bear­ ingredients iwhether notified to FDA u ses and scientists who evaluated it by the FDA. The most recent of these ing long lists of hard-to-pronounce or notl and take the necessary course — when they put it on the market. decisions was in 1986, when the ingredients might take comfort in of action to maintain the safety of To Li s a Shames, director for food FDA prohibited the use of sulfites as the belief that those substances were food and food ingredients," he wrote. s a f ety and agriculture at the GAO, a preservative on raw produce due He characterized recent calls by this information void is one of the to severeallergicreactionsin those deemed safe by the government. They might also believe that some Pew, the GAO and the heart asso­ m ost troubling aspects oftheprocess. sensitive to sulfites. 'The FDA doesn't know what it federalagency must, atleast,be noti­ ciation to overhaul the program as The GAO investigated the GRAS fied when a new substance enters the "an agenda-driven cadre of interest do e sn't know," Shames said. "It system at the request of Congress simply has no idea how many self­ in 2010, and Pew formed a group to U.S. food supply. groups. But that's not the case. If a manufacturer wants to introaffi r med GRAS food substances have dig further shortly after that. More Over the past 15years,the vast duce a new ingredient to the food bee n introduced into the food supply." recently, the heart association joined majority of new ingredients added The FDA indicated the GRAS debateas partofitseffort supply, it does not need ~Vlcc ~958 4l~ ILLS~ gene ral agreement to reduce salt consumption. to never received a safety to alert the FDA. But Earlier thisyear,theheartassocia­ determination from the government. itdoes need to deter­ 1,000 ingredients/egagy with the GAOrecom­ And since 1958,atleast1,000 legally mendations but tionpresented a 19-page statement entere t d th t effoodsupp suppl has never enacted entered the food supply without the to the FDA on salt, asking the agency safe, meaning there is knowledge of government officials, "reasonable certainty in WithOut the knOWledge ch a nges in response to modify salt's GRAS status and the minds of competent ojgovernment oicials, to the report. set limits on its safe use in products. according to the Pew Health Group. The U.S. Food and Drug Admin­ scientists that the sub­ Last year, the Pew The letter also called on the FDA to d g h istration acknowledges that since Health Group added strengthen the GRAS process, noting stance is not harmful under the intended con- He4ll~h to the debate by that it currently "relinquishes too 1997,ithaslargely transferred the responsibi litiesforpre-market safety ditions ofuse,"according much of the agency's authority to publishing a report to the law. In the jargon of the FDA, wi t h estimates on the number of food manufacturers and does not do determinations on ingredients­ including flavorings, preservatives, this would make it a GRAS ingredis u b stances the FDA has reviewed enough to ensure the safety of sub­ ent:generally recognized as safe. i7,000l since 1958,thoseithasn't stancesthat are added to food." texturizers and binders — from its What troubles some is that "corni3 , 000l and those it has never been Those who favor the FDA's current own scientists to food manufacturers. The agency characterizes the move petent scientists" can be employees or notified about i1,000l. These include approachoften pointto the power of as a"pragmatic means to protect contractorsoftheproduct'smanufac- ingredients added directly to food but the marketplace as a form of regula­ health and avoid wasteful use of gov­ turer. also indirect ingredients, which come tion:Unsafe ingredients are bad for ernment and industry resources" at Manufacturers can — and many int o contact with food during process­the bottom line. "Sick customers are not good busi­ atimewhen government funding for do — present their safety informaing and in packaging. FDA staffing in this sector is scarce. tion on a new ingredient to the FDA Pew p l ans to publish more studies ness," said Tony Pavel, an attorney But in recent years, a range of as part of a voluntary notification in c o m ing months focusing on how who assists clients with regulatory experts, advocates and groups, applications to the FDA. program. The agency then examines o t her countries treat U.S. GRAS in­ including Pew, the Government Ac­ the company's safety determination gre dients and how the program deals "Are there areas in the program where things could be improved?" he countability Office and the American and issues a letter of"no questions" or with conflicts of interest between "insufficient basis." Heart Association, have expressed scientists and manufacturers, among asked."I'm sure there are, as with But even when the FDA does other topics. any program.But Iwould be hard­ concern about what they see as a lack examine safety determinations, at no Alt h ough Pew researchers pressed to name a more successful of oversight and a potential public health threat. program with such an excellent point does it affirm the safety of the ac k nowledge that the 1997 rule James T. OReilly, author of defini­ product. In fact, it specifically notes in change encouraged more manufac­ safety record in the U.Sn if not any­ each letter that the agency has "not tur e rs to submit notifications about where in the world." tive texts on U.S. food and drug law, said he believes the 1997 policy made its own determination of the new i n gredients to the FDA, very The federal program, while it could changes put consumers at greater GRAS status." few of those manufacturers ask for be improved, "generally works well," O'Reilly calls this a "yo-yo" letter, an F D A review, preferring to make said John Endres, chief scientific risk. "I can confidently tell you there is meaning You' re on your own." their own determinations. The officer of AIBMR Life Sciences, which no otherarea offood law in the devel­ In 2010, the GAO issued a report cha n ge also limits the opportunity helps companies prepare GRAS criti cizing government oversight of for the public to provideinput on submissions. Even if some manufac­ oped worldthat is sobadly regulated as this corner of the U.S. food system," new ingredients, urging the FDA to n e w ingredients. turers could cut corners for GRAS 'The FDA no longer writes specific he said. strengthen its oversight of GRAS de­ self-affirmation, Endres said they Many industry representatives, terminations, conduct random audits r e gulations for the use of the substance would have a hard time selling an of manufacturers' safety assessments or puts those rules up for public com­ ingredient backed by weak science to however, say the system is working. In the July issue of the journal Food and address conflicts of interest beme n t by consumers, academics and a food company. ''Who'd want to take on an ingredi­ and Drug Policy, Ray A. 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Change your workouts to reap real benefits By Leslie Barker The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS To prove a point once, fitness trainer Thomas Holland did a little experiment. "I had one client who loves weights and body work, jumping jacks and push-ups and all that stufE" says Hol­ land, who works at a Rich­ ardson, Texas, gym. "I have another who runs. I made them come into a room and gave them the same workout. The runner who thought she was in outstanding shape almost threw up before she was finished." By the same token, could the gym hound have been able to run a mile or two? Or a die-hard cyclist jump into a pool and swim a half-mile for the first time? Probably with the same amount of finesse as a swimmer would show in her first yoga class. "Complementary exercises, in my mind,are mandatory," Holland says. "Exercise ought to bea situation ofbalance where you don't get carried away with just one." Doing any sort of exer­ cise is commendable, and infinitely better than never breaking a sweat or lifting nothing heavier than a Frito. If you stick with one form of exercise, though, other parts of your body — upper, lower, core — will suffer. Sam Cole learned that lesson when his only exercise was running and he devel­ oped issues with his iliotibial iITl band. From everything he read, he says, "they were caused by not having a strong enough core."

"Exercise ought to be a situation o f balance where you don' t get carried away withjust one."

says Herrin, 33. We asked him for tips on how athletes in one sport can benefit from incorporating another into their workout. Here's what he said:

— Thomas Holland

If you' re a runner• • •

"Cyclists should do impact training as well as strength." Strength training benefits everyone, experts agree. For swimmers, "you have to have greatmuscle mass to propel your body fast through the water," DiMarco says. Garciasays some people getaddictedto strength training. Although beneficial for your bones, students at the fitness center tend to be more interested in how toned it makes them look. Holland remembers seeing a man at his facility who was late for a training session. "He was running up the stairs and I thought he was going to have a heart attack," he says. "But oh yeah, he

You need to: Do strength and resistance training. How? By adding basic exercises like squats and traveling lunges, and work­ ing quads as well as liga­ ments and tendons around the knees. Plus, core exercis­ es will strengthen your abs, lower back and hips. Why? To help manage pos­ ture, strengthen bones and help improve performance.

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You need to: Get out of the pool and do dry-land training. How? By doing such weight-bearing workouts as running, jumping, row­ ing, stair climbing. "Core strength, upper-body strength is key," Herrin says.

Why? The + help increase your bone density as well as build up endurance, "which will help in the pool."

If you' re a weightliRer ...

You need to: Incorporate a cardiovascularroutine; increase flexibility. How? Add some running If you' re a yogi• • • or swimming. Or take a yoga You need to: Strength­ class. train. Why? "Just doing weights How? By adding resistance won't strengthen your exercises using weights, elas­ cardiovascular orrespiratory tic bands or machines. system," he says.'Yoga is Why? To allow you to be­ beneficial for flexibility and strength." come stronger and hold poses respiratory forlonger periods oftim e.


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Bona Fide Occu­ any statement, adver­ The Observer in pational Qualification tisement o r p u b l ica­ C ommunity H e a l t h terviews and final se­ URE, silver pie server AlcoholicsAnonymous La Grande. Female only. Valid Ore­ t ion, o r t o u s e a n y EPA. This position sup­ lection in the week of w/ detailed work, acci­ NE Oregon 24 Hour ~• II gon Driver's License. form of application for ports the Oregon Fam­ September 17-20. Ap­ d ently sold a t Y a r d Hotline Contact Sharon Ever­ employment o r to ily Nutrition Program, plications can be a c­ Sale on Spruce years Fill out a route 1-866-285-061 7. son at 2100 Main St. m ake any i n q uiry i n known nationally as cessed at the Distnct's back. Would love to information sheet SNAP-Ed, in delivenng o r o n l i ne at : c onnection w it h p r o­ website under District h ave it ret ur n e d , NORTHEAST OREGON at The Observer, spective employment programs at e l i gible i nformation. P l e a s e c o nt ac t CLASSIFIEDS of fers p leas e BAKER COUNTY Health which expresses di­ schools, agencies, and mail applications to: 1406 Fifth St. 5 41-786-4136 if y o u Self Help (Ir Support Department offers a rectly or indirectly any o ther sites i n U n i o n Cove School Distnct have any information. G roup An n o u n c e ­ variety of a f f o rdable ments at n o c h arge. limitation, specification County. Salary is com­ PO Box 68 Or call birth control. Some in­ or discrimination as to mensurate with educa­ Cove, OR 97824 HELP PI ea se ca I I LOST SET of keys, w/ 541-963-3161, dividuals may qualify race, religion, color, tion and e x perience. Julie at 541-523-3673. remote, Valley M tn. ATTRACT for a program to get sex, age o r n a t ional To view t h e p o s t ing THE FOLLOWING posi­ for more details! gym card, (Ir car keys. tion is available for the ATTE NT I Q N birth control at little or ongin or any intent to a nd a pp ly v is it NARCOTICS Wallowa School Dis­ INVESTIGATE BEFORE Call 208-869-8121 or no cost. We also offer TQ '(QUR ADI make any such limita­ http: // ANONYMOUS: drop off at Union City trict. YOU INVEST! Always STI testing. Please call t ion, specification o r I obs and s earch o n Monday, Thursday, (Ir Hall. a good policy, espe­ "classified if you have question or Fnday at8pm. Episcopal discrimination, unless s taff" . Custodial Position Add bolding cially for business op­ to make an appoint­ Church 2177 First St., b ased upon a b o n a Closing date: Septem­ Part-Time Position or a BORDER! p ortunities ( I r f r a n ­ LOST: WASHINGTON fide occupational quali­ ber 10, 2012. OSU is Applications and Iob de­ ment, 541-523-8211. Baker City. scriptions may be ob­ chises. Call OR Dept. Ave. Female, Border It's a little extra fication. an AA/EOE. For addi­ tained by calling the o f J u stice a t ( 5 0 3 ) BINGO: SUN., 2 — 5 p.m. Collie / B lue H eeler NARCOTICS tional information call that gets St. Francis de Sales d istric t of f i ce at 378-4320 or the Fed­ 541-420-3244. Ba ker ANONYMOUS the Extension Office at When responding to BIG results. 886-2061. parish hall, 2245 First eral Trade Commission HELP Blind Box Ads: Please 541-963-1 01 0. St. Sponsored by the Please send resume and at (877) FTC-HELP for be sure when you ad­ LINE-1-800-766-3724 MISSING YOUR PET? Have your ad ICnfghts of Columbus. application to: f ree i nformation. O r Meetings: Check the Baker City dress your resumes that STAND OUT v isit our We b s it e a t 8:OOPM:Sun day,M on­ the address is complete FULL TIME Bartender Wallowa School Distnct Animal Clinic, for as little as KNOW S O M E ONE in day, ¹12, PO Box 425, Wal­ Days and Nights, must Tuesday, Wednes­ with all information re­ 541-523-3611. $1 extra. the La Grande area have or be able to ob­ lowa, OR 97885. Or day, Thursday, Fnday quired, including the with Alcohol, Tobacco drop off at the District 350 - Day Care Baker tain an OLCC server's Noon: Thursday Blind Box Number. This or other Drug prob­ 6:OOPM: Monday,Tues­ PLEASE CHECKthe Ani­ office between 7 : 00 Co. permit. Apply in per­ is the only way we have mal Shelter website in lem? Get the beautiful day, Wednesday, Thurs­ son at The Hideout Sa­ a.m. and 3:30 p .m., LOOKING F O R ch i ld of making sure your re­ La Grande if you have cassette tape "RAISED MOUNTAIN VALLEY sume gets to the proper loon at 219 Fir Street. Monday through Fri­ day (Women' s) care? We have over F ROM THE RUINS". a lost or found pet. Mental Health day. Deadline for com­ 40 7:OOPM: Saturday place. child care programs www.bmhumane.or Programs, Inc. FREE/CONFIDENTIAL. pleted application and enrolled with us for re­ Y ou' ll love it! C A L L FULL TIME Lube Techni­ resume i s M o n d ay, Rear Basement En­ f errals t o p a r e n t s . FREEDOMLINE Position Title: cian. Driver's license September 10, 2012. trance at 1501 0 Ave. 180 - Personals ALLEY BARBER(Ir Salon Please call Child Care 1-800-528-0070. Developmental required. Apply in per­ in Pat's Alley has chair Resource (Ir Referral at 230 - Help Wanted Disabilities son at Island Express, for lease. Step into a LAMINATION UP Meet singles nght now! 541-523-783 8 or Service Coordinator 10603 Island Ave. out of area to 17 1/2 inches wide No paid operators, lust good clientele, karen 800-956-0324, ext. 7 NARCOTICS ATTN E L K Hu n t e r s . or email: any length real people like you. MVMHP has an opening has moved and her cli­ ANONYMOUS: Guide Iobs avail. If you e nts ar e s t i l l h e r e ! LA GRANDE School Dis­ $1.00 per foot Browse greetings, ex­ for a Developmental ccrrassist©tecteam.or Sun., 10 a.m. are a n e x p e rienced Great wor k e n v iron­ trict has openings for change messages and Disabilities Service Co­ Baker County Library, "archery" elk hunter 355 - Day Care Union (The Observer is not c onnect l i ve . T r y i t ment, lots of n atural part time Paraeduca­ o rdinator p o s ition t o back room w/ good e l k c a l ling Co. responsible for flaws in f ree. C a l l now : l ight, great p lace t o tors. 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WANTED: SPRING or ADULT LIVING. Quiet 1 FAMILY HOUSING summer pasture for 25 bdrm, 1 b at h a part­ We offer clean, attrac­ 2 00 p l u s c o w s . ment. Laundry on site. t ive o ne , t w o a n d 541-889-585 3 or B eautifu l b ui l d i n g . three bedroom apart­ 208-741-0800. W/S/G included. Close m ents l o c a te d i n to park at downtown. quiet and well main­ 2134 G r o v e St . tained settings. In­ Answer to Previous Puzzle $ 600/mo p lu s d e p . come restnctions ap­ 541-523-303 5 or l ly D E E R A S H N E T 541-51 9-5762 •The Elms, 2920 Elm St., Baker City. Cur­ O L D E N B OA U MA A VAILABLE N O W ! ! rently accepting ap­ F IRST MO N T H ' 5 SL I C E BU I L T U P plications f o r t wo R ENT $150. Nice 1 edroo m apar t ­ C RO C E R I M B drm ap t i n B a k e r bments. Accepts HUD C ity. Elderly o r D i s ­ TO T O A Y E Z E U S vouchers. Call Ran­ abled. Subsidized Low - Wanted to Rent d a II at Rent. Beautiful River A R S O N S UB G M C 702 Union Co. (541)523-5908. S etting. A l l u t i l i t i e s RI MO O R I 0 I A NEEDED TO rent — 4 or 3 paid except phone and c able . Bro ok s i d e Senior and Disabled bdrm home w/ family TOE G O B O C E AN Housing Manor. Equal Opportu­ room, in La Grande or Offenng clean and well SN A G P A S T S K S n ity H o u s i ng . C a l l I sland City, fo r n e w a ppointe d apa r t ­ 541-523-3240 (off-site p astor w i t h 2 ca t s . GOO S C OO T m ents w it h o n s i t e mgr) or Taylor RE at First Chnstian Church laundry facilities to CE L T I C S A B A S H Mgm t at 541-963-2623. those aged 62 years 503-581-1813. UK E LE E R E T RO or older, as well as TTY-711. t hose d i s abled o r LE T S E T R E A D 710 - Rooms for CLEAN, QUIET 1 bdrm handicapped of any Rent 8-31-12 ©2012 UFS, Dist. by Univ. Uclick for UFS apartment in updated age. Rent based on NOTICE b uilding. $ 3 7 5 / m o . income. All real estate adver­ $350 sec. dep. 2332 • Elkhorn Village Apart­ tised here-in is subiect 9th St. Avail. aprrox. ments, 3085 Resort 7 Last degree 11 Wool producer to th e F e d e ral F a ir 09/10/12. Baker City. Street, Baker City. 8 Expel by 17 So far H ousing A ct , w h i c h (541 ) 786-2888 A ttractiv e st u d i o , — — know authoritative makes it illegal to ad­ o ne and tw o b e d ­ decree 19 Hotfoot it vertise any preference, CLEAN, QUIET 2-bdrm.: room apartments lo­ S tove, f r i dge, d i s h­ c ated i n a q u ie t , limitations or discnmi­ 9 Roman poet 22 Had tea w asher, $ 4 0 0 / m o . park-like setting now nation based on race, 10 Catnap 23 Reside Contact Nelson Real c olor, r e l igion, s e x , accepting a p p l ica­ 24 "Westworld" Estate, 541-523-6485 h andicap , f a mi l i a l tions. C all Candi at name 0I e ven i n g s 8 9 10 11 status or national on­ (541)523-6578. 541-856-3932. 14


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Call (541) 963-7476 GREEN TREE APARTMENTS 2310 East Q Avenue La Grande, OR. 97850

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S TUDIO , HA RD­ WOODS, $395 down­ town, heat at dishnet pd. 541-569-5189

www.La rande Rentals.corn 730 - Furnished Apartments Baker 1 1/2 BDRM, upstairs. w/sm. fridge , m i cro­ wave at private bath.

$ 400/mo p lu s d e p . 25 Cry of g in, o r i n t e n t io n t o Some ut il i t i e s i n­ make any such prefer­ This institute is an discovery NICE 1 bdrm apartment cluded. No smoking, e nces, limitations o r equal opportunity in Baker City. Elderly no pets. References at 26 P.O. service discnmination. We will provider. or Disabled. S u bsi­ background check. Call 28 Cassius Clay not knowingly accept 541-51 9-0552 dized Low Rent. Beau­ TDD 1-800-545-1833 30 Mi. above any advertising for real tiful River Setting. All estate which is in vio­ sea level 740 - Duplex Rentals u tilities p a i d e x c e p t lation of this law. All 31 Dove's cry p hone a n d cab l e . Baker Co. persons are hereby in­ E qual O p p o r t u n i t y 32 Keystone 1 BDRM, ail u t ilities h ou s i n g . Ca l l Konstable paid. No smoking, no 541-523-3240 (off-site pets. $ 6 7 5 m o n t h, 37 Dredge manager) or Taylor RE formed that all dwell­ depos it . RENTALS AVAILABLE $ 60 0 a channel at M g m t at i ngs a d vertised a r e 541-91 0-3696. starting at $ 3 90/mo. 39 Suitable 503-581-1813. available on an equal P artial u t i l ities p a i d . TTY-71 1 41 Mag execs opportunity basis. References at security HOUSING OPPORTU­ TAKING A p plications EO U. 1 43 Greek column EQUAL deposits r eq . B a k er CLOSE T O NITYY bdrm, new vinyl, new style f or t w o , 2-bd r m , City. 541-403-2220. paint, no smoking, no 1 bath a p a rtments. 44 Catcalls 725 - Apartment pets. $ 4 0 0 m o n t h, $600/mo. at 1 3-bdrm, 45 Type of roast $ 30 0 depos it . G REAT W EEKL Y 1 b a t h ap a r t m e n t Rentals Union Co. 541-91 0-3696. 47 See-through RATES: Ba ke r City $700/mo. Quiet, com­ 1 BDRM 1 ba, (lower 48 Proficiency Motel. Wi-Fi, color TV, pletely remodeled. No p ortion o f la rg e 745 - Duplex Rentals m icrowave , f ri d g e . 49 Greet the dawn pets. Downtown loca­ house) small, attrac­ Union Co. 541-523-6381 tion. Please call be­ 50 Sault — Marie very clean. Near tween 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. tive, GRH at EOU. Suitable 1 BDRM 1 ba, (lower 51 Garden hose 541-523-4435 p ortion o f la rg e for 1 quiet person. plastic house) small, attrac­ Partially furnished. In­ FOR rent, $320. SM. QUIET 1-bdrm, 1 52 Above, to poets ROOM tive, very clean. Near cludes:w/d, w/s/elec­ Utilities included, par­ bath. Utilities included 53 Name in GRH at EOU. Suitable tric at heat paid. Good tially furnished, plus $400/mo at $400/dep for 1 quiet person. Beatles history neighborhood. Many cable. 541-962-7708. Ref. required. Baker



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upgrades. No s mok­ ing, no pets, no HUD. $535. See at 402 Sun­ set. 541-786-4606.

DORM R OOM $2 0 0 . Economical off-street office spaces, . All

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cludes:w/d, w/s/elec­ tric at heat paid. Good neighborhood. Many upgrades. No s mok­ ing, no pets, no HUD. $535. See at 402 Sun­ set. 541-786-4606.

utilites paid. Northeast

Propert y M g mt 1 BDRM, 1 ba , n ice, i* , c 1I 541-91 0-03 54. ~* for 1 o r 2, near 2 BDRM, 1 bath, stove Bi-Mart at EOU. In ­ refrigerator included cludes: w/d, attached $450. 640 S 6th St. El g arage, patio, s m a ll gin. 541-398-1602 yard, w/s p a id. Nice neighborhood . No CENTURY 21 smoking, no pets, no PROPERTY H UD. $495. See a t MANAGEMENT 2 408 1 / 2 Cen t u r y Loop. 541-786-4606 La 2 BD R M , 1 bat h, $450/mo, $450 dep., (541)963-1210 w/d hookup, w/s/gin­ c lud e d , no CIMMARON MANOR HUD/pets/smoking, ICingsview Apts. 541-963-4907. 2 bd, 1 ba. Call Century 21, Eagle Cap Realty. 2 BDRM, 1 bath, fresh 541-963-1210 paint at new flooring, w/d hookups, quiet lo­ CLEAN 1 bdrm in cation, Ig. yard, stor­ Tn-Plex, w/s/g pd, age, no pets/smoking. HUD approved, $350, $575 a m ont h . 541-963-4071 . 541-786-6058.


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CLOSE T O E O U2 , 2 BR, fireplace, deck, at­ bdrm, 3rd floor, most tached garage, $675, utilities paid, coin-op plus elect. First at last laundry, no smoking, m onths r e n t , pl u s no pets, $450/month. d amage dep. i n a d ­ dep. $400 vance. No smoking/no 541-91 0-3696. pets. Contact Anita at V a I I ey Re a I ty CLOSE TO EOU, studio, all 541-963-41 74. u tilities p d . $425 . 91 0-0811 CLEAN a t r o o m y, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, garage, utiiites i n c l u ded, dishwasher, laundry HBO cable, wifi, air. room, $800/mo, plus $550. 541-963-2724, dep. W/s included. No 509-592-8179. smoking, or HUD. 1 yr lease. 2706 N Depot. NEW 6-PLEX, all utilites 541-91 0-42 62. paid, $2100. Northeast P ro p . M g t . DUPLEX, 2 b d r m , 1 (541 ) 910-03 54. b ath. Quiet l i v ing at

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washer, W/D hookup, efficient electric heat.

Landscaped at fenced, o ff-stree t par k i n g , quiet, park-like setting.

1448 4TH St. Fn., 8/31 at 2004 7TH St. Fri. at Sat.; 24672 SUMPTER Stage 2803 9TH St. Fri. at Sat.; 42586 LINDLEY Rd. 8 AM — 3 PM. Fridge, A Hwy. Fn., 8/31 at Sat., 8 am -?. Granddaugh­ Fn. at Sat.; 8 AM — ?. Fri. at Sat.; 8 A — 3 P. Sat., 9/01. 8 AM — 4 e PM. Shop at sporting P desk, snowblower at 9 /1; 9 A M — 4 PM . ters yard s a le. ICids Household, furniture, 44193 S u n n y s lope misc. C hina h u t c h , ro c k D stuff, furniture at guys quilting loom, dress­ Rd., Baker. (off Hwy goods, household at Xmas. No early sales. climbing equip., sew­ stuff too! ers, desk at books 86). Follow signs. See i ng m a c hine, h o r s e Craigslist ad under ga­ 2101 BALM ST. 1504 CHESTNUT ST. rage sales, for more tack, garden t r actor DON'T FORGET to take Fn., 8/31 — Mon., 9/3 2830 BAKER ST. Fn. - Mon.; 8a- 4 p . implements, patio fur­ details. Silent Auction Fn. at Sat. your signs down after N If you need it or are niture, b a by/toddler 8AM -3 PM Many great your garage sale. PRESCHOOL looking for it we have clothes at other unique Northeast Oregon LIQUIDATION m ost likely have it ! ! ALL ADS fo r G A­ items. Clearance items F at Household Sale Ciassifieds 3181 RIVERPARK Dr. Electronics, automo­ RAGE SALES, MOV­ Fn., 8/31 at Sat., 9/1. 1405 Valley Ave. ING SALES, YARD 2730 1ST St. S a t ., 9/1; Garden • Paint tive, household, cloth­ 8 AM — ?. Everything MAKE ME AN OFFER! Fn. at Sat.; 10 AM — 6 PM SALES, must be PRE­ 9 AM — 1 PM. Utility ing, lots of new baby Clocks trailer, appliances, sink $5 at under!Toys, baby Sat. Only;8am — Noon. TWO FAMILY Sale. 9/1 items, bedding, crafts PAID at The Baker City items, TVs at misc NELSON STORAGE, at 9/2. 8 AM — 4 PM. and so much more!!! Herald Office, 1 9 15 K car seats, quilting rack, Limited to stock on hand. yarn, misc. household First Street, Baker City UNIT 27. "D" St. be­ 3390 Eaglecrest Way. 2001 2nd St., Baker City 2345 VALLEYAve. or The Observer Of­ MULTI-FAMILY SALE C hind Adler b a s eball By Golf Course. An­ 541-523-3371 Fn. at Sat. 111 Hillcrest Dr. field. Guns, antiques. fice, 1406 Fifth Street, tiques, guns, sporting E 8A M - 2 PM 0 Sat., 9/1; 9AM — 4 PM Good stuff, all kinds! LaGrande. M-F 7-6, Sat 8-6, Sun 10-4 goods, fndge at more!

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W/S pd. NO pets. NO s moking. N O H U D . $575 plus dep. Avail Oct 1. Screening appli­ cants n o w . In La G rande c al l b e f o r e 8p m, 541-663-9402.


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$600/mo, $700 dep. Ca I I 541-91 0-61 84 (Scott) TRI-PLEX 5 b d r m , 5 bath, no smoking, no pets. Ail utilities pd. $800 mo., $700 dep 541-91 0-3696.

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Baker City Herald: 541-523-3673e www.bakercityherald.corn • classifiedsObakercityherald.corn • Fax: 541-523-6426 The Observer: 541-963-3161e www.lagrandeobserver.corn • classifiedsOlagrandeobserver.corn• Fax: 541-963-3674 745 - Duplex Rentals 755 - Rent, Miscel­ Union Co. laneous TAKING A P P L ICA­Studio, 1 ba, w/s pd. TIONS for Southside $350.00. Some incen­ Duplex: Nice 3 bdrm, 2 tives apply. up, 1 down, garage, l arge storage, d e c k 'LG & SM Storage Units w /d h o o k u ps , no in La Grande & Union smoking/pets, 'Commerical Units $795/mo, pl us $800 dep. Call 541-910-6184 Downtown

780 - Storage Units

825 - Houses for Sale Union Co.


Secure Keypad Entry Auto-Lock Gate Security Lighting Fenced Area (6-foot barb) NEW 11x85 units for "Big Boy Toys"


YOUR NEW BUSI­ NESS. This property is zoned General Com­ mercial and is set up for retail sales, but has many other possibilities. High visibility and high traffic on10th St. in Baker City. Lot is .44ac. and is fenced. The building has1584sq. ft. j with a canopy on the back. 12648421 Century 21 Eagle Cap Realty, 541-9634511.

855 - Lots & Prop­ 1001 - Baker County erty Union Co. Legal Notices N EW P RICE! F L A G ises Defendant(s)

LOTS for sale near

Greenwood school.

110x83, plus dnveway 111x20. 1706 V Ave, $34,000. 541-786-0426; 541-428-21 1 2.

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1001 - Baker County Legal Notices e. Rights of neighbor­ ing property owners; and f. Envir o nmental laws and regulations that affect the prop­ erty.

1001 - Baker County Legal Notices rently in the initial plan­

n ing st ages . C o m ­ ments from our inter­ ested public are an es­ sential part of the plan­ ning process, particu­ l arly i n the earl y stages.

ROSE RIDGE 2 Subdivi­ Mitchell S o ut hw ick, Conditions of the sale: sion, Cove, OR. City: Shenff Only U.S. currency The first prolect involves 750 - Houses For Sewer/VVater available. 760 - Commercial and/or certified cash­ t he proposal to d e ­ Regular price: 1 acre Rent Baker Co. Baker County, Oregon i er's checks m a d e Rentals v elop a n e w w a t e r m/I $69,900-$74,900. p ayable t o Ba k e r s ystem t o pro v i d e 2 BDRM, 1 bath mobile 1200 PLUS sq. ft. pro­ We also provide property County Sheriff's Of­ dnnking water to For­ h ome o n l a rg e l o t . fessional office space, management. C heck By: Apnl Bowers, Civil fice will be accepted. est Service facilities at $365/mo. No smoking. 4 o f f ices, r e c e ption 823-1688 out our rental link on Deputy Payment m ust be A nthony Lakes. T h e 541-523-5524 a re a , Irg 8312 14th our w ebs i t e made in full immedi­ facilities are Anthony conference/break area, First Publication: August ately upon close of Lakes Campground, 3 BDRM, 2 bath. All ap­ handicap accessible. m or c a l l 31, 2012 the sale. Anthony Lakes Tent pliances included Lg. CLASSIC STORAGE Price negotiable per L ast Publication: S e p ­ Campground and Day garage. Lg. yard. No 541-524-1534 length of lease. North­ tember 21, 2012 Use Area, and An­ Leg a I N o. 00027067 2805 L Street s moking. P e t ne g . east Property Manage­ Published: August 3 1, thony L a kes G u ard $795/mo. plus deposit. NEW FACILITY!! ment (541)910-0354. Before bidding at the September 7, 14, 21, Station. They are lo­ 541-788-5433. Ba ker Vanety of Sizes Available sale a p r o spective 2012 cated approximately Secunty Access Entry B EAU TIF UL 4 bdrm, 3 1304 ADAMS AVE. Ranch-N-Home Realty, bath home i n I s land In c. 541-963-5450. bidder should inde­ 25 miles northwest of RV Storage FOR LEASE/RENT: Avail Located in Historic West City. Very large garage pendently i n v esti­ FILE CODE: Baker City, Oregon in immediately. 3-bdrm, J acobson Bldg. 9 0 0 gate: 1950 T ownship 7 S o u t h , w/ office, sits on large 2 bath. L ike ne w i n s q. f t . s tor e f r o n t , a. The priority of the Date: lot, plus irngation well. Range 37 East, Sec­ new subdivision. Two $ 550/mo. W/s/g i n ­ Newly r e m o d e l ed, lien or interest of the August 30, 2012 tion 18. car garage & fenced cluded. Avail. Mid-No­ SECURESTORAGE must see! judgment creditor; back yard. No smoking vember r. 541-962-7828 b. Land use laws and The remaining proposals Contact 541-963-5315. Sm. pet c o nsidered. Surveillance regulations applica­ Dear Interested Party: are expected to be in­ Cameras $1400/mo. plus dep. APPROX. 1300 sq. ft. ble to the property; BRAND N EW, 20 1 2, corporated with other 541-51 9-3704 Computenzed Entry commercial business F leetwoo d do u b l e c. Approved uses for The W h it ma n R a nger previously scoped pro­ downtown, pnme loca­ Covered Storage wide m a n u f actured the property D istrict o f t h e W a l ­ I ects, i ncluding B u l l HOME SWEET HOME Super size 16'x50' tion. Attractive store­ d. Limits on farming l owa-Whitma n N a ­ Run and Olive Creek home f o r sa l e in 910 - ATV, Motorcy­ Cute clean 2 & 3 bdrms. front. Northeast Prop­ or forest practices on Stonewood Commu­ cles, Snowmobiles tional Forest has sev­ Culvert Replacements. 1 sm. pet considered. 541-523-2128 erty M g t. n ity. 3 bdrm, 2 b a t h the property e ral proposals c u r ­ These proposals in­ No smoking. 541-91 0-03 54. 3100 15th St. deluxe package home. 2007 HARLEY Davidson Ed Moses:541-519-1814 Baker City Sportster, 1200 CC's, $ 58,000 . Ca II BEARCO BUSINESS black cherry & silver, 541-910-5059 for de­ NOTICE OFPUBLIC HEARING NEW LARGE 3-bdrm, 2 Park 3 6 0 0-1200 sq. very low miles, practi­ RESORT STREET UNDERGROUND UTILITYLOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2012 tailss. b ath. F e nced b a c k ft. units available. For cally new, $6500 obo. RESORT STREET- AUBURN TOCAMPBELL yard. No smoking, no m or e i nf o c al l 541-91 0-7797, LG. G REA T IN C O M E pets. $1100 per mo. 541-963-7711. LG. • Mini-Warehouse NOTICE OF PUBLICHEARING ON PROPOSED UNDERGROUND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR RENTAL PROP. FOR 541-51 9-6528 DA VIDSON • Outside FencedParking RESORT STREET UNDERGROUND UTILITYLOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2012 - RESORT SALE. Large 4-5 bdrm HARLEY OFFICE SPACE, approx 2003 Anniversary Edi­ STREET —AUBURN TO CAMPBELL, ALL WITHIN THE CITY OF BAKER CITY, IN BAKER COUNTY, • Reasonabl e Rat e s ­ home r ents f o r 1300sq ft, r e ception SUNFIRE REAL Estate tion Road ICing Classic OREGON. $900/mo. Small 1 w/ sidecar. 4,200 mi, For informationcall: LLC. has Houses, Du­ a nd waiting room. 3 bdrm home — rents for plexes & Apartments offices, restrooms, all NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Resolution No. 3535, a public hearing by the City covers for bike & side­ 523-831tr'days $400/mo. Large 70 ft. Council is called for and shall be held on Tuesday, the 25'" day of September, 2012 at the hour of 7:00 utilities paid . $1300 for rent. Call Cheryl car, security system, 528-4S87 eveni n gs shop — rents for?. All PM of said day in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, Baker City, Oregon, for the purpose of permitting month, $1200 deposit. Guzman fo r l i s t ings, cruise control, radio, all interested persons, including the owners of the properties to be affected by the proposed on 1 co rn e r lot . 541-523-7727. 541-91 0-3696. 3785 10th Street complete paperwork & improvements, to consider the report of the City Engineer of the City of Baker City, Oregon, heretofore $205,000. manuals. One of a kind approved by the Council, which report is entitled "RESORT STREET UNDERGROUND UTILITY LOCAL 541-786-0426, PRIME COMMERCIAL r ide. Custo m m a d e IMPROVEINENTDISTRICT 2012", and which report is on file in the office of the City Recorder of the City 541-91 0-81 1 2. SPACE FOR LEASE t ra i I e r a I s o a va i I . of Baker City, Oregon. In said report, as approved by the Council, it is proposed by the City of Baker City 795 -Mobile Home BRAND NEW 541-263-01 09. Wa I­ to make certain underground utility improvements within the boundaries of the areas hereinafter HELP ATTRACT Spaces HOME 8r Shop For Sale CONSTRUCTION described, and to charge a portion of the cost of such improvements as special assessments against the iowa ATTENTIIGM TG Intenor ready to be de­ T RAILE R By Owner In Cove properties fronting upon the street upon which such improvements are to be made. S PA CE YOUR AGI signed to meet your AVAILIABLE in Union, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, plus of­ 925 - Motor Homes NOTICE is hereby further given that all persons having any objections to any of the said needs. 2, 515sq ft W /s/g . $ 20 0 . fice. 1614 sq. ft. Built report or to the City of Baker City proceeding to make such improvements shall appear and make their in 1994. View intenor Add symbols & bold­ available. 8,440 sp ft (541)562-5411 1982 32' Jaco 5th wheel: objections known to the Council at the time and place of said public heanng. Any interested person may & extenor pictures: future e x p a n s ion ing! inspect and study the said Engineer's Report at the office of the City Recorder Fully self c o ntained. ONE BLOCK from Safe­ Google vvvvvv.trulia.corn ( option split into 3 $3500. 541-523-3110 way, trailer/RV spaces Address: 1506 Jasper It's a little extra that gets spaces) paved park­ Written remonstrances must be filed against the proposed improvements with the City W ater, s e w er , g a r ­ St. Reduced pnce at ing lot, ADA accessi­ Recorder of the City of Baker City, not later than 7 00 PM 0'clock on the 25 day of September, 2012. BIG results. 930 - Recreational bage. $200. Jeri, man­ $219,000. Can view by b ility, p r ivate a n d Vehicles appt. only. ager. 541-962-6246 LG NOTICE is further given that remonstrances by the owners of two-thrds of the front public r e s t r ooms, Have your adSTAND footage of the benefitted property abutting upon the street upon which the proposed improvements are to 541-910-4114 waterfall feature at THE SALE of RVs not OUT be made, shall operate to defeat any further action on the proposed improvements for a penod of six beanng an Oregon in­ for as little as $1 extra. street e n t e r ance, months. HOUSE FOR SALE BY signia of compliance is decorative landscap­ OWNER. $1 6 0,000. illegal: cal l B u i lding ing and lighting, cov­ The description of the boundaries of the area affected by the proposed underground utility 3004 N 3rd St. LG. 2.5 ered sidewalks and Codes (503) 373-1257. improvements and the names of the record owners of the benefitted properties adjacent to and abutting bdrms, 1 bath, Ig cor­ upon said area to be improved, are as follows, to-wit: 752 - Houses for grand e n t e rance, ner lot, spacious front 2002 22 ft I Codiac 5th on-site management Rent Union Co. "RESORT STREET — AUBURN To CAMPBELL" & back yards. Recent Wheel: Full bath, mi­ and m a i ntenance, 1 BDRM loft apartment. entire remodel done. crowave, 3-way fndge, and the most amaz­ All properties directly fronting on Resort Street, contained within the assessment Enloy country living w/ Call for more info & T V, D V D , st e r e o , ing view of the Elk­ boundaries as shown in the Engineer's Report entitled "RESORTSTREET UNDERGROUNDUTILITY room to r oam . details: 541-786-1938, q ueen bed, 1 p i e c e h or n m o unt a i n 801 - Wanted to Buy LOCAL IMPRovEMENT DlsTRICT - Engineer's Report". The last deed of record runs to. (SEE $650/month, u t i lities 541-910-8410. Please roof (no leaks), outside r ange. Located a t ATTACHED PRELIMINARYASSESSMENT ROLL). included. Pets on ap­ leave msg. shower, new goose­ 3370 10th Street in WANTED TO lease with proval, pasture & barn neck adapter. Excel­ Baker City, Oregon. option to buy. 25 to 40 Note: All of the above properties are in the City of Baker City, Baker County, Oregon, for 1 or 2 horses avail. lent condition! $9500 a cres w i t h l iv a b l e according to the offiaal plat thereof on file in the office of the County Clerk, Baker County, Oregon, and Lease options nego­ No s mok i n g , or OBO. 541-519-2141 as of September 25, 2012, at 5:00 PM o'clock. tiable. Rock Creek house & outbuildings a 541-805-8904. Developments, LLC must. Baker City area That the total estimated cost of the improvement to be assessed and charged against the Call 541-523-9048 and areound $200,000 properties to be specially benefitted in the "RESORT STREET UNDERGROUND UTILITY LOCAL 2 BDRM house in Union, p ric e p r ef e r r e d . ask for Bill or Lorne IMPRovEMENT DlsTRIGT 2012 - REsoRT sTREET — AUBURN To cAMPBELL" is the sum of H UD approved, n o Harvey 208-983-039 4 o r IMBLER FAMILY Home $294 881.tltl. gets w/ s pro v i d e d, on 1 acre. Well main­ 406-853-0081 tained, move in ready. $600/month. PRIME OFFICE & retail That the total estimated cost of the improvement is the sum of $931,86800. 541-562-579 0 or 820 - Houses For 4 bdrm, 3 bath home, space avail. for rent at 503-630-7098 plus newer a ddition. 1405 Campbell St. Call Sale Baker Co. Approx. 3138 sq. ft. of 541-523-4434 NOTICE is further given that all properties involved in the project described in the report 4-BDRM, 1 bath. 1600 living space w/ 2-car 2 BDRM, MH in Union. for"RESORT STREET UNDERGROUND UTILITY LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT 2012- RESORT sq. ft. New electrical, s enio r d is c o un t , OFFICE SUITE for lease, garage. Pnce reduced! 1001 - Baker County STREET — AUBURN TO CAMPBELL" shall pay $70.00 per front foot as assessment for the underground carpeting, p a i n t & 541-91 0-0811. Now $275,000. Call to Legal Notices utility improvements. 700 sq. ft., all utilities blinds. Owner finance. s ee i t t o d ay ! A n i t a provided, 1502 N Pine. NOTICE OF 1306 4th St . B aker. Fager, Valley Realty NOTICE is further given that all obtections to said report and to the improvements shall 2 BDRM, some utilities Good location, lots of SHERIFF'S SALE $85,000 with $10,000 be considered and determined by the Council at 7:00 PM o'clock on Tuesday, the 25'" day of September, included, $850/month. 541-963-41 74. parking. Available July Execution in 2012, in the Council Chambers at the City Hall, Baker City Oregon. down. 541-379-2645 970-21 7-3560 1st. 541-963-3450 Foreclosure REMODELED, DATED this 29'" day of August 2012. 4-BDRM., 2-BATH: On 2 NEWLY (Real Property) T ri-level, 3 b d rm , 3 3 BDRM duplex, on 2nd 770 - Vacation Rent­ Becky patrick acres. 1 mi . out . St. Q u ie t n e i g h bor­ als bath. Dining area, Ig. On the 2nd day of Octo­ City Recorder $249,000. G o t o hood, $800/mo. Dep. Baker City, Oregon l iving r o o m w / f i r e ­ ber, 2012, at the hour­ PAY FOR 18 req. Hdwd floors, big place, Ig. great room, of 9:00 o' clock a.m., at spot.corn for d etails. in month of August backyard, dishwasher. double ca r g a r age, the southeast s t eps Call 541-403-0398 for & enter to win a Publication Dates: Baker City Herald 541-91 0-9523 n ew deck, 2 b d r m entrance of the Baker a showing. Baker. August 31, 2012 Vegas getaway! rental u n it , o n .83 County Courthouse, in September 7, 2012 3 BDRM, 2 bath home vvvvvv.quailndgegreens.corn EAGLE CAPWilderness, a cres. 1006 21st St . the City of Baker City, with updated intenor, Ca II 541-963-5996 5 acres w/ cabin site, Baker County, Oregon, RtSORTSTREFTUNDERGROUND UTI1Y IOCAI MPROVtMtM OISTRICT2012 very clean well mani­ 780 - Storage Units looking down at Main I will sell at public oral AU8URN4VE IQCAMPBEILSIB(EI SEE ALL RMLS cured yard in I sland Eagle Creek. DEQ & auction to the highest Pi g Ae i RII LISTINGS AT: City. No p e ts . A v ail. 12X35 STORAGE unit. w ater . $7 5, 00 0 . bidder for cash the fol­ Sept. 1st. $900 mo, m o 541-786-5333. $100 lowing descnbed real first, last & c l e a ning 541-963-41 25. property, sublect to re­ FOR SALE by owner: 14 I G Ol » de p. CaII d emption, located i n miles f r o m t ow n . 503-347-1 076. Baker County, Oregon Hunters Paradise. 14 to wit: ACCEPTING APPLICA­ acres on secluded val­ TIONS o n 3 b d r m , l ey p r o p e rt y s ur ­ 541-9634174 • • J Lot 15 and the East $695. 425-308-4581 rounded by mountains. 2 5 feet o f L o t 1 7 , 1 bdrm country home, Block 1 , K i n n ison CLEAN 2 bdrm for lease, 2 bdrm, 2 bath mobile Place, in Baker City, C O» l » VERY NICE 3 bdrm, 2 e Security Fenced no smoking, no pets, home, 2 shops, (30x48 County of Baker and bath, w/ tip out, dish­ 80 3 5th St . e Coded Entry and 24x24) on genera­ Ore g o n . w asher, Bl a z e k i n g S tate o f tors. 3/4th ready for $575/month. M ore co mm o n l y e Lighted for your protection 541-91 0-42 50. solar. Some equip. in­ wood stove, new ice known as 2535 Val­ cluded. $18 0 , 000, m aker f r i d ge , a / c , ley Avenue, Baker e 4 different size units washer & dryer. Best G 0&l» owner will carry con­ CUTE, CLEAN 2 bdrm, 1 Oregon t ract. 3 4 71 7 D e n ny buy pnce: $7984 OBO. City, b ath, appliances i n ­ + Lots of RV storage 97814. 541-786-241 4 or cluded, w/d hookup, 41296 Chico Rd, Baker City Creek Rd, Baker City. 541-755-7060. Call be­ 541-421-341 0. $575/mo. plussecunty off Pocahontas Said sale is made under dep. 541-963-5736 tween 6-9 AM or after 845 -Mobile Homes a Wnt of Execution in 5PM Foreclosure issued out Union Co. LARGE 1 bdrm in Elgin of the Circuit Court of a rea, 2 occ u p a n t s 7X11 U N IT, $ 30 m o . GOLF COURSE area, DOUBLEWIDE FOR sale the State of O r egon 3-bdrm, 2-bath, 1822 $25 dep. max, w/d, dishwasher, AMNI in La Grande. 3 bdrm, Na e&M»legAld IraM Ut I tl f or t h e C o u nt y o f (541 ) 910-3696. s q. ft . c u s to m b u i l t fNtlgt 4 t Vll I woodstove/pellet 2 full baths, & v e ry Baker, C a s e No . 53 Q t I ti l t Ihlt@N 5 • llfCC,7N with views. $239,900 stove. $ 4 5 0/month, tS 0 I(l.le spacious kitchen, din­ Ell9 I'll (mt Iwt l)lOPmtkttt 11-682, to me directed A PLUS RENTALS OBO. 541-403-4020. lit« .ORII814 I flll7 $300 dep. Leave msg ing & living room. All in the case of ll kk IK d , TM has storage units w/ number & n ame: litt!P B«kul n ew a p p l iances, & NEW HOME being built. available. II t , ORi7$14 541-437-1722 completely remodeled BANK OF AMERICA, &!pi' IKtOI 5 l9 lME, llll j9ION 3-bdrm,2-bath, vaulted 5x12 $30 per mo. 14139 delllstlt Hia & painted. $38,900. great room, fireplace, N.A., S UCCESSOR k4r,OR97lll4 IN N4l Bx8 $25-$35 per mo. VERY NICE 3 bdrm, 2 Call (541) 910-3513. 9 yqld N Ct lKC,(9X BY MERGER TO BAC c usto m cab in e t s . ltlttj Qlluat ll4lllnatktm(t bath, w/ tip out, dish­ Bx10 $30 per mo. 541-523-5729. CCB ¹ HOME LOANS SERV­ ger ,OR97llll ig l843 'plus deposit' w asher, Bl a z e k i n g LAST 2 lots available in G yq!khh 32951 ICING, LP FKA 1433 Madison Ave., 141!Cl fbtlltlttt wood stove, new ice 55+ park, M o u ntain COUNTRYWIDE hb , QII97|'14 or 402 Elm St. La m aker f r i dge, A / C , Park Estates. Double 5 l9 AC, AM PEACE 8r QUIET on 4 HOME LOANS SERV­ IIIA Grande. washer/dryer. Not for w i d e o n l y . acres. Trees, seasonal Rct tAl ICING LP, its succes­ Ca I I 541-403-1 524 rent. Best buy price: 541-91 0-351 3 or M» 9 ItHllyC Ill Cl fKC,(BI 514,3)QN salmon creek. 2000 s ors in int e r e s t itjk lg 1llllll Ntt $ 798 4 0 BO . 541-786-5648. later,OR97lll4 ht IM 3-bdrm, 2 bath custom and/or assigns 5ll,lllJll Ql M 9& l I I~C 541-786-241 4 or home. 3 bay shop with Plaintiff(s) I'OI 1(8 541-786-0624 later,OR97814 bonus room upstairs. 5 855 - Lots & Prop­ Vs A2Z STORAGE te491(tX,l5lN 69 N 14,60 X till I • I lip II Ilx Alt m i. o u t of Bak e r . erty Union Co. llll MW Qatt 1731Ihle Awor ' New 755 - Rent, Miscel­ llltw ,ORI7I14 v llN $365,000. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS 'Secure 1975 CONCORD Single 8yneImta tellll(CC,UlN laneous 541-51 9-501 1 1t1SQ rtlla I HIA '10x15 Wide M a n u factured O F D E LBERT G . llate .OR)lll4 I(flltt39 A DDINGTON; R E ­ DRC'S PROPERTY 541-523-5500 home. 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 8pel t t8 4ll 1K( |lN 825 - Houses for !515C rt50eel HIA Management, Inc. NATE ADDINGTON; 3355 17th St. Baker b ath, 1 0 0 x 10 0 lo t leiilOl5 Ite,OR9l$14 Sale Union Co. 541-663-1066 MICHAEL ADDING­ Geeld anlQon Grab te ill 1K(,le (fenced). $25,000. 495 llX tglell ITIN le llgn ttwt 112 Depot, La Grande American West BEAUTIFUL HOME IN DA V I D N . B e n son , U n i o n . T ON ; vllt|14 II t , OR97814 ADDINGTON; PAM­ 4!l!B 519l JN136 Storage COVE. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 541-562-5036. $|e le 7 days/24 hour access nice yard, w/2 car ga­ ELA A~ t * t Studio, 1 ba, w/s/g pd. ADDINGTON; JOHNN 541-523-4564 rage. Close to 2 acre Y ADDINGTON; PA­ $325.00-$375.00 COMPETITIVE RATES corner lot. Option for 81X113, 1818 Z Ave. TRICIA NICE; and Oc­ Behind Armory on East l ease. $ 195 , 0 0 0 . Utilities available, $39k Legal No.25-64980 Published: August 31, September 7, 2012 Houses and H Streets. 541-786-0660. cupants of the Prem­ OBO. 541-963-2668






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volve the potential use thony L akes G u ard small pond a pproxi­ s ource w a s de s i g ­ /s/JeffTomac Portland, OR97205 questing such confidenti­ ality should be aware that E OU HOK E U N I O N Q uestions ca n b e d i ­ and possible l i m ited Station during the win­ mately 20 to 25ft in di­ nated for use with the BUILDING PHASE 2 under FOIA confidentiality a meter . Colu m b i a California Timber Sale JEFF TOMAC rected to Geoff Miller­ expansion of six rock ter months (Novem­ may be granted in only Extenor Renovation in the e a rly 2 0 00's. Geoff.miller©fortiscon­ matenal sources in the ber-March). The For­ spotted frog has been v ery l i m i t e d c ir c u m ­ Eastern Oregon Univer­ Granite Creek water­ est Service assumes i dentified w i t h i n t h e The currently devel­ Distnct Ranger struction.corn stances, such as to pro­ sity, La Grande, Ore­ Phone: 503-459-4477 shed. Several water­ t he responsibility fo r oped portion of the pit pond; no other aquatic tect trade secrets. The gon or sensitive plant spe­ i s a p p r oximately 2 F ax: 503-459-4478 shed i m p r o v e m e nt testing April t h rough Forest Service will inform cies have been found acres with a possible Comments received in re­ the requester of the agen­ Bid Date: September 7, needs have been iden­ O ctober and all t h e 2012 2:00 p.m. sponse to this solicitation, to be present. E ngi­ cy's decision regarding tified in the watershed m aintenance for t h e expansion of no more OR CCB¹155766 including names and ad­ the request for confidenti­ There will be a Non-Man­ which focus on culvert neers plan on expand­ than an a d ditional 5 year round use by the dress of those who com­ d atory Job W alk o n ality, and where this is de­ ing this rock source to acres. There are no Bid documents are avail­ and road work needed resort and recreational ment, will be considered nied, the agency will re­ Thursday, August 30, no more than five addi­ aquatic or r e creation able for review at the to improve and main­ residence tract. turn the submission and part of the public record 2 012, 11:00 a.m. at tain water quality, fish tional acres in size. Ad­ concerns, and no sen­ on this proposed action Fortis office and at lo­ notify the requester that Eastern Oregon Uni­ habitat, and fish pas­ Pro osed A c t ion - T h e d itional us e o f t hi s sitive plant or animal and will be available for cal plan centers. the comments may be re­ versity — Hoke Union r ock s o urce w o u l d species are associated submitted with or without We are an equal opportu­ public inspection. A ddi­ s age. A l l mat e r i a l Forest Service is pro­ B uilding, E O U ad ­ likely increase the size with this site. t ionally, pursuant t o 7 name and address, within nity employer and re­ sources have had pre­ posing to d e velop a CFR 1.27(d), any person dress: One University 10 days. vious e n v i ronmental n ew w a t e r s y s t e m of the pond, creating quest sub bids f rom may request the agency Blvd., La Grande, Ore­ minonty, women, dis­ effects analysis and that would provide wa­ additional habitat and Road 1305200 T 10S, to withhold a submission Legal No. 00027049 future recreational op­ a dvantaged , a nd subsequent decisions. ter from a dnlled well. R 35 E, S e ction 1 2 from the public record by P ublished: August 3 1 -This rock source will P~~ FORT I S emerging small busi­ T he r o c k m a t e r i al C onstruction w o u l d portunities. However, showing how the Free­ iJ C O S I RU C T O N N C 2012 sources are located as includ e a s mal l during d e v elopment be used for future road dom of Information Act ness enterpnses. f oll o w s : Ro ad (12'X16') pump house a nd utilization of t h e maintenance pro)ects (FOIA) permits such confi­ gon 97850. d entiality. P e r sons r e ­ and could be used as a SW Taylor Street, Publish: August 27, 29, 1046188 T 10S, R 35E, a nd u nd e r g r o u n d source the pond would There's an easy way for 1705 be drained. D r aining 31, 2012; September Sectio n 1, Road pit run source for the Suite 200 placement of distribu­ you to sell that bicycle Need a good used vehi­ 1 305 r oa d m a i n t e ­ 5, 2012 7382250 T 9 S, R tion lines t o p r o vide would be timed to oc­ you no longer use. Just cle? Look in the classi­ 3 5.5E, S e c t io n 2 5 , w ater t o Ant h o n y cur after the Columbia nance, reconstruction Legal no. 26963 Classifieds get results. advertise it in classified! fied. Road 1900520 T 10S, spotted frog tadpoles and culvert replace­ Lakes Campground, complete m e t a m o r­ m ent p r o )ect . Th e R35 1/2 E, Section 2, Anthony Lakes Tent Road 1970012 T 9S, Campground, and An­ phosis. T h e F o r e st source is a small road­ R35 1/2 E , S e c t ion thony L a kes G u ard Service will net adult side borrow s o urce. by Stella Wilder frogs a n d r e l o cate The currently devel­ 34, Road 1046188 T Station. Results of the them to ad)acent habi­ oped portion of the pit 2009 Seismo-electric 10S, R35 E, Section SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 1,20)2 SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)-­You' ll want netlsm will ensure that you have people is approximately 1 acre s urve y ( Nat i o n a l tat. This pit is near a 11, Road 1305200 T previous rock matenal Born today, you alwaysseemto know what to be calling the shots, but you may not be around you to help you along theway. 10S, R35 E, Section Groundwater Survey­ with a possible expan­ 12. s ite that is now c o m ­ sion of no more than time lt ls, and yet you maynever wear awatch familiar enough with the prevailing circum­ TAURUS (Apru 20-May 20) — You' l want ors, Lacey, WA), esti­ an additional 5 acres. mate a flow o f 5 - 10 monly k n o w n a s or look at a clock. Youhave aknack for know­ stances. A little more study ls required. to stick to the truth and nothing but the truth Maps showing the loca­ g allons p e r m i n u t e S kinny D i p Pon d . There are no aquatic or ing just how much time haspassed ln a given SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-­You' ll throughout the day — and you will want to Skinny Dip Pond is not tion of th e p roposed which would provide recreation concerns, situation, and you are late for any have the chance to inspire others with your make sure thatothersdo the same. and no sensitive plant pro)ect and rock mate­ an adequate supply to proposed for f u rther - The help appointments. This ability speaks to more energy and enthusiasm. It doesn't hurt that GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ­ use or expansion. or animal species are ria I p ropo sa Is a re in­ Forest Service facili­ a ssociated w i t h t h i s thanjustyourawarenessoftime;youseem to you have a lot of expertise! that you had hoped for isn't likely to be avail­ cluded with this letter. ties only. The contin­ ued need for water to Road 7382250 T 9S, R s It e. haveyourfingeron akind ofuniversalpulse, CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Others ableexactly according to schedule.You may Anthony Lakes Water the ski resort facilities 3 5.5E, S e ction 2 5 and this allows you to know things that others are certain that you' re the best man for the have to improvise for a while. — This roc k s o u r c e Comment Information System and pnvate cabins will don' t, to be aware of things of which others job, but you mayhaveyour doubts. And what CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Youdon't b e addressed in t h e would be used for cul­ are not and often to do things that have never ls the jobt Do you really knowf want to sit back and let another determine the vert replacements on Feel free to contact Tom Pur ose and Need -The analysis, including the been done before. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —You may course that you will take today. Make the existing spnng fed wa­ D eep Creek and a t Smit or Jason Peter­ possibility of t r ansfer Corrigal Spnngs. It is son if you have ques­ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER2 findyourselfln a standoffwith someone who necessar y decisionswhen thetime comes. ter system is consid­ of the existing water ered to be aging and s ystem t o A n t h o n y a n e x i s t in g s o u r c e t ions o r n e e d a d d i ­ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ­ - Your good ls not about to back down. It's up to you to LEO (July 23-Aug.22) ­- Othersmay tryto used for the Beaver t iona l in f o r m a t i o n becoming more sus­ Lakes Mountain Re­ ideas will come to you ln a fast and furious end this — onewayor the other. avoid the unpleasant, but you know that lt ceptible t o p o t e n t ial s ort and th e H o m e­ T imber S al e i n t h e a bout t h e A n t h o n y manner — it's what to do with them all that PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Someone must be addressed directly lf it's going to be surface contamination early to mi d 1 9 90's. Lakes Water System owners Association. may prove something of a challenge. close to you ls likely to change the rules ln neutralized. a nd higher costs f o r The currently devel­ at 541-742-6701 and LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — If you accept some way today, leaving you ln doubt about oped portion of the pit 541-962-8534, respec­ maintenance, adding Rock Material Source fEDIIQRSF da d q u pl » « t a H l w u g t h I gC the terms of a particular offer, then you' ll be theoutcome ofacertainendeavor. to the need for a re­ Use i s a p p r oximately 2 tively. Fo r q uestions COPY RIGHT 2tll2 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC acres with a possible or additional informa­ p lacement s y s t e m . bound by them. Are you sure you want to ARIES (March 21-Apru 19) —Youhave a DISCIRIBVIED BYUNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS lllOWd tSt K » C t yIAOallOaMtl 255 67l4 expansion of up to an tion on t h e M a t e rial restrict yourself like that just nowt The Forest S e r v ice Pur ose and Need -The great dealofcharisma,and yournaturalm ag­ a dditional 5 ac r e s . R ock S o u rc e U s e also anticipates t h at rock material sources There are no aquatic or under the Environmen­ are close to an area in p lease contact R a y tal Protection Agen­ recreation concerns, L ov i s o n e at the Granite Creek Wa­ SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 20)2 already running at full steam. Must you but finding the right partner may be achore. cy's Groundwater 541-523-1943. tershed with particular and no sensitive plant or animal species are Born today, you havethe ability to do what begin at such apacet It's unclear. The answer comes toyou suddenly. watershed concerns. Rule, the agency will a ssociated w i t h t h i s A ll comments w i l l b e be required to apply W ork d on e i n th e lt takes to get a job done, even lf it's some­ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You' re TAURUS(Apru 20-May 20) ­- You' ll want more stringent regula­ site. c onsidered an d a r e Granite Creek Water­ thing you' venever donebefore. Onceyou set after definite answers, but the "definite" ls to take something to the next level ­- but welcome at any time, t ions t o s p r i n g f e d shed Action Plan has another party may have doubts about your your sights on a particular goal you can be something that may be ln short supply. Road 1900520 T 10S, a lthough t h e y ar e d rinking w a t e r s y s ­ identified the need for R35 1/2 E, Section 2 t ems i n t h e f u t u r e . fish habitat i m prove­ m ost h e l pfu l i f r e ­ confident that you will reach lt, one way or SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)-­You true motives. Be patient. another, with or without the help of others. are not quite ready to share the things that GEMINI (May 21-June 20) —The ques­ There is a need to up­ ment in this area. The -This rock source will ceived early so please be used for future road p rovide y o u r c o m ­ Fortunately, however, you maynot have to go are going on ln your own mind. Let them tions you ask may mean one thing on the grade the current sys­ f ederally l i sted f i s h ma inte na n ce p ro) e cts ments by October 1, tem to reduce poten­ species affected are lt alone very often; you have a way of solicit­ percolate and ripen a bit first. surface ,andanotherthingbeneath ­- and the and could be used as a tial surface water is­ Mid Columbia Steel­ 2012. Comments that ing help that ls virtually irresistible; there are CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -­You answers will have depth aswell. s ues an d t o lo w e r head (Oncorhynchus pit run source for the y ou provide o n t h i s very few people who would tell you "no" can surel y lead those who need guidance, CANCER (June21-July 22) ­- Hesitation 1 305 r oa d m a i n t e ­ pro)ect will become a agency maintenance mykiss) including Cnti­ nance, reconstruction m atter of p u b lic r e ­ when you ask for something. Once you have and you can follow those who know where and procrastination can only make things costs by having a sys­ cal Habitat, and Bull been given even the slightest opportunity, they' re going. Either role can suit you today. difficult for you and those around you. You c ord . Co m me n t s tem that provides for Trout, (Salvelinus con­ and culvert replace­ m ent p r o )ect . Th e should reference the you will capitalize on lt and turn lt into a AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.18) ­- You may can be certain and confident! )ust the summer, sea­ f I u e n t u s) i n c I u d i ng sonal use needed at C ritical Habitat . A n ­ s ource was u se d i n title of the action and highly rewarding proposition ­ - personally not feel quite right about either of two choic­ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ­ - someone else t he early 2000's f o r l ist specific f a cts o r the Forest Service fa­ other species of con­ and professionally. es available to you. Why not strive to reshape may be waiting for you to make a decision the Jack Timber Sale. comments along with cilities. cern is Mid Columbia MONDAY, SEPTEMBER3 them! that ls not easy for you to make. Don't feel Sprin g C h i no o k A large stockpile of pit s upporting r e a s o ns VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ­ - You have PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You will pressured; he orshemustbepatient. A continuing need exists run matenal remains at t hat th e p e r son b e ­ Salmon ( O ncorhyn­ certain things to do today that overlap with have to move from one endeavor to another the pit f ro m i t s p r i or lieves the responsible for year round water to chus tshawytscha). fEDIIORS F«dl d q u pl » t n H Il w a g t h u gC use. The currently de­ o fficial s h o uld c o n ­ what another has to do; lt may be agood idea with swiftness and agility. There won't be a the A n t hony L a k es COPYRIGHT 2tll2 UNITED FEATURESYNDICATE, INC veloped portion of the Mountain Resort facili­ Pro osed A ction -T h i s sider. for you both to pool your resources. lot of waiting around at this time. 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It no sensitive plant or for them. may consider the pos­ FAX 5 4 1-523-1965. s ibility of l i m ited e x ­ animal species are as­ The office b u s iness -Th sociated with this site. hours for those sub­ t ~E l p ansion beyond t h e mitting hand-delivered i sting s y s t em , c o n ­ footprints considered structe d in t he in pnor analysis docu­ c omments are: 7 : 4 5 mid-1960's, c o nsists ments. The matenal is R oad 1970012 T 9 S , a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon­ 37 Held in ACROSS R35 1/2 E, Section 34 day through Friday, ex­ of two separate spring typically used for im­ common -This rock source will cluding holidays. sources via infiltration provements such as 39 Haul along 1 Brownish fruit Answer to Previous Puzzle be used for future road culvert replacements galleries, a n u n d e r­ 40 Casual 4 Dele canceler ground storage reser­ to provide f is h p a s­ maintenance pro)ects Oral comments must be LO S W H EN B O D E farewell and could be used as a voir, air release valves p rovided at t h e R e ­ 8 Weather info sage, and other road sponsible Official's of­ 12 King beater and a gravity fed distri­ improvement s d e­ pit run source for the 41 Spotted feline OR O O U ST A V OW bution system of plas­ signed to reduce sedi­ 1 305 r oa d m a i n t e ­ f ice d u r in g n o r m a l 13 Muchacha's 45 Huge hairstyle AA H M E C HA N I Z E tic and galvanized iron ment input into water­ nance, reconstruction b usiness h o u r s v i a 48 Hockey buffs coin and culvert replace­ telephone piping. 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MILWAUKEE — Dick Rothing has been going to the Wisconsin north woods each summer since he was 2 years old. So, when the doctors told him in April there wasn' t anything more they could do to keep the cancer from spreading, Rothing, 55, packed his flannel shirts and his bottles of morphine and headed for St. Germain, Wis. The 18-hour trip from Montana — his sister and sister-in-law taking turns driving — left Rothing exhausted. He couldn't get out of bed forthree days after they arrived. But the payoff has been tremendous. 'This is my heaven," Roth­ ing said, watching sunlight sparkle ofF the waves. •

It had been a routine physical last March until the doctor found a tumor on Rothing's esophagus. A biopsy confirmed their fears: cancer. A few days later, Rothing got even worse news. The stufFalready had spread to his liver, heart and lungs. They had hopes chemo­ therapy and radiation could buy him some time. But four days later, Roth­ ing collapsed walking up the stairs of his Montana house. His son called the paramed­ ics and Rothing was rushed to the hospital where they found blood clots choking his veins. If one broke loose and went to his heart or brain, he'd be dead in minutes. And chemotherapy would increasethe risk ofblood clots. Treatment was no longer an option. 'This is it," Rothing said. He went home to die. Rothing is divorced and lived alone, though his son, Ryan, 20, stayed with him from time to time. Rothing moved to an apartment to be closer to the hospital.His brother, Joe, and Joe's wife, Colleen, came out from Chi­ cago to help him. Rothing, arealestate agent and property manager, kept working from home for a while. But he had to quit when he got too weak. The hospice team was called. His sister, Carita, set up a website on Caring­ Bridge so that his brothers and his buddies could stay in the loop. "Please pray for Fig," an old fiiend wrote in an email, referringto a decades-old nickname he got for his love of Fig Newton cookies. The posts started pouring in from his grade school pals, college buddies and people he'd met in business. Kevin Culhane, his best friend since kindergarten, came from Denver to be at Rothing's side. "Dick has been with me for every major and minor event in my life," Culhane said. "I know he'd do the same for me."


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him 'Tanglewood." Culhane and Rothing Ryan and Rory traded practically did everything together growing up. phone numbers and vowed "I was in the seminary at to make the fishing trip an Notre Dame, and he called annual event. me and told me I was an The next day, the Culhanes idiot," Culhane said. "He told headed back to Colorado. "I' ll see you later," Culhane me I would never make it. I liked girls too much." whispered to his friend. The two enrolled in the Semester at Sea program The plan was to stay and went around the world. through the fall colors, Later, they were roommates but Rothing's health has at the University of Colorado. slumped substantially in the "I finally found a girl he last few weeks. He decided approved of," Culhane said. this week to stay there until il',.'­ Ql ),», "Mady and I have been mar­ the end. C ried since 1980. Dick was Summer is winding down best man." fast. The sky grows dark be­ Team Fig, as his caregiv­ fore 8. As the night air grows ers came to be known, held a cold, they can smell firewood burning in nearby chimneys. nervous vigil. MCT photo The leaves are already A week passed. And then From left, Dick "Fig" Rothing's sister, Carita, his sister-in-law Colleen, his brother Jim, a month. Slowly, Rothing got Dick himself and Mary Belton are pictured at Little St. Germain Lake in Vilas County, starting to turn, with little out of bed.By June,Rothing Wisconsin this summer. Dick Rothing has been going to the North Woods of Wisconsin splashes of red and yellow on figured that death would the mapletrees. each summer sincehe was 2years old. take its own sweet time. Rothing lies there for So they started packing for As sky turned from orange of bed. He spent hours watch­ Colleen stayed behind, cook­ hours thinking of these last Wisconsin. to pink to black and the pon­ ing episodes of"Bonanza" ing and watching the clock. several weeks, the richest and "Gunsmoke." 'You try keeping dinner toonboatputtered toward summer of his life. He plans to have his ashes R-Place, the Rothings' land, they cranked up a song Ryan arrived in late July warm for four hours," Carita compound,is aclassic by Chet Atkins and Mark and Rothing seemed to rally said, pretending to be mad, scatteredon a hilloverlook­ wooded retreat on Little St. Knopfler and sang along. then. when they finally returned in ing the lake. He told his It's been something seeing Germain Lake. It looks like There was one more adven­ the dark 10 hours later. sister to mark the spot with a set from a movie, with you again ture he longed to take. Ryan caught a huge bass. a stone inscribed "The Final stuffed muskies mounted And in this time we' ve had For some reason, Rothing Rory had luck, too, hauling Rendezvous." on rough-hewn pine walls, a to spend said, there area lotofthingsa in the biggest fish of his life. Carita and Ryan have You' ve been so good to be cobblestonefireplace and a father can teach his son while Culhane, on the other hand, cleared the spot and begun screened-in porch. around fishing that he can't many was a little bit of a mess. planting flowers there. "I had a slight accident A realestate salesman to The family has come here And I thank you for that otherplaces— lessons ofpa­ from Chicago since 1957, special thrill tience, staying calm in the face and totally botched the reel the end, Rothing sees more when Rothing's grandmother Keep me goin' on until of pressure, teamwork. line into a big tangled mess," than one advantage to this. "It's gota greatview,"he bought it as an escape from The next time I'm in town. Culhane, and Culhane's Culhane said. the rush-hour tension and A few days later, they went son, Rory, showed up from Rothing started calling said. noise of the city. back to Montana. But Roth­ Colorado the first week of Summer after summer, the ing kept itching to return to August for a fishing trip with seven Rothing boys and their Wisconsin. Rothing and Ryan and Roth­ ing's brother, Joe. little sister played cowboys So they came back three and Indians in the forest, did weeks later. The sky was dark, and cannonballs ofF the pier and This time, for good. stormswere predicted on the toldghost storiesaround the morning of their trip. campfire. When they got old When they arrived back Rothing was especially enough, they would take girl­ in St. Germain in early July, weak. Still, he was deter­ friends on midnight boat rides they had no idea how long mined, desperate not to miss 10401 S. Walton Rd., La Grande/Island City to watch for shooting stars. they would be staying. The this chance. 888-532-3422 + 541-962-2975 The crowd grew bigger women had taken leaves They managed to get ofF WWW.thIm der rV.COm over the years — girlfriends, of absencefrom theirjobs, around 11 a.m. Carita and boyfriends, spouses, babies. promising to see Rothing Eventually, their parents through. Any motherly help bought the place next door their college-aged children so there' d be more room to would need would have to be romp. done over spotty cellphone Whatever problems came connections. their way the other 50 Rothing settled into the weeks of the year, worries back bedroom. Colleen and always seemed to melt away Carita gathered in the living after they turned onto the room. They put their feet up, driveway and heard the pine cracked open a few cold beers needles crunch under the and wondered, "Now what?" tires. With time running out, "There's something magic there was none to waste. about this place," Rothing One of his brothers called said. to ask if another relative In late June, a flock of could visit. "No," Rothing said. "I Rothing's grade school fiiends went up to St. Germain. haven't liked that guy for 20 By now, Rothing was too years, I'm not going to start now." weak to stand for long. He' d lost 56 pounds. They ushered him to Rothing is worried about the boatin a golfcart.He how his son will get by once sat in a wheelchair as they he is gone. motored around for a sunset He wished he had the cruise, recalling the names of energy to travel with Ryan. nuns who scolded them and Rothing figures he's been girlfiiends who broke their to 19countries and 38 states hearts. in his own travels. 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totally lost him. However, over the last year, my brothers andsisters haveled my mother to believe that I won't respect

herwishestohavethem buried together when the time comes. She is pressuring me tobury him NOW. It hurts me that my family away from my mother. To this day, my siblings saymeanthings about Dad, claiming he was a "terrible" father and husband. I'm a lot younger than therest of them, so it's possible I never sawthe bad sideofhim.ThefatherIknew wasacaring, loving man, and it drives mecrazy to hear my siblings speak ill of him. They don't remember his birthday, the date of his death orevenhow long ago it was. Abby, I don'tknow what todo. IfIgo aheadandburymy dad'sashesnow,IfeelI will be losing him completely. Pleasehelp me. I feel so lost. — SAD AND MISUNDERSTOOD DAUGHTER DEAR DAUGHTER: Perhapsthere is a way to satisfyeverybody.Before yourfather'sashestoyourmotherandsiblings for burial, take asmall portion to keep for yourself. Your feelings arenot all that unusual —and contrary to popular belief, not all ashes arescattered orburied.Sometimes theyare retai ned fordecadesbyfamilymemberswho are not yet ready to part with them.


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Fisherman Andrew Leaper found thebottle— released in 1914 — in his nets in April while sailing east of the Shetland Islands, which lie otf Scotland's northern coast. Guinness World Records con­ firmed Thursday the find is the oldestmessage in abottleever recovered, beating a previous record by five years. It was released in a batch of 1,890bottlesin a government experiment to map the under­ currents of the seas around Scotland. Insideeach bottle,a postcard asksthefinder torecord details ofthediscovery and promises a reward of a sixpence. Unfor­ tunately for Leaper, the coin no longer exists.

riverdoesn'tbefoulthe taste of its beer. MINNEAPOLIS iAPl — The New Belgium Brewing, the Walker Art Center in Min­ maker of Fat Tire beer, says neapolis tested theboundaries so far there haven't been any of legitimate art with a film problems. Brewery chemists, festival devoted to the online cat however, will be keeping watch after identifying six compounds videos that pervade You Tube in Poudre River water that and social networks. It's not unheard of for some could cause problems. The river runs through an cat videos to rack up as many as 50 million You Tube views. areawhere a June wildfi re M ost are simple: a cattriesand killedone person,destroyed fails tojump into a cardboard more than 250 homes and box, or makes a ridiculously scorched 136 square miles. Fort Collins hasn't taken any cute noise while eating a spoonful of sour cream. Some of its drinking water trom the are more cinematic, with tricky Poudre since rainfall put ash angles, animated graphics, trom the High Park Fire into mood music and other tricks of the river, turning it black, said the filmmaking trade. Lisa Voytko, of the Fort Collins Organizers of Thursday utility department. night's festival said they The utility hopes to start wanted to find out whether the drawing a small percentage ofitswater from the river private experience of view­ ing the videos online would next month, The Fort Collins translateto a shared and social Coloradoan reported Wednes­ experience when shown on an day, and the city is aware of outdoor screen on the museum's the brewery's concerns, Voytko grOUIlds. sard. The festival made room for None of the water the brew­ variouskinds ofcatvideos, ery is using has been affected, with categories for comedy, New Belgium spokesman drama, foreign, animated, Bryan Simpson told The musical, art-house and Associated Press on Thursday. documentary. Partici pants voted on a The quality of the brewery's "People's Choice" award, and beer depends on the quality several "lifetime achievements" of the water trom Fort Collins' were handed out to a few of the treatment plant, New Belgium all-time popular videos. official Jenn Vervier said this Organizers say what started week to members of a group working to restore the burn as a lark quickly took on big­ ger dimensions when they got area. "The health of the watershed thousands of submissions for the festival. equals the quality of our beer," she said Tuesday.

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wooden boxes that had been overlooked for years. Insidewere blocks of unintentionally aged cheddar — 28, 34 and 40 years old­ for $10 per ounce. that, some experts say, might Edward Zahn, 73, was in comprise the oldest collection Z's Cheese Shoppe's walk-in of cheese ever assembled and coolerlastmonth, prepar­ sold to the public. ing to shut down his Oconto "Itjustgotoverlooked," store. He pushed aside stacks Zahn told the Wisconsin ofcheeseto revealseveral State Journal of the 40-year­ recentlydiscovered block of eastern Wisconsin cheddar cheesethat datesback to the Nixon presidency will be sold


old cheese. "It looks just like sellthe oldestcheese by the the others except it's just a ounce so more people can get lotsharper.It'sgotcharacter." a taste. Ken McNulty, who owns "Because there's so little, the Wisconsin Cheese Mart we didn't want to sell blocks in Milwaukee, bought about of it on the Web," he told The 20 pounds of the 40-year-old Associated Press.'We just cheddar and 120 pounds of wantedpeopleto sample it." 34-year cheddar. He declined He said an ounce would be torevealtheprice he paid. just enough for two people Cheese is often sold by the to nibble on. He suggests pound, but McNulty plans to sampling the vintage cheese


by itself, not with a cracker or other food that would compete with the flavor. He said he found out about the cheese when Zahn's son called, told him his father was closing up shop and of­ fered to sell some inventory. McNulty, long a fan of Zahn's cheesemaking expertise, said he wanted everything. McNulty sampled the

lac 40-year-old and 28-year-old blocks, pleasantly surprised that the milk in the cheese hadn't soured. He still hasn' t triedthe 34-year-old cheese, and acknowledges that he can't assume it will be edible. He plans to cut it open on Oct. 6 aspartofa cheese­ tastingevent athisstore. Wisconsin is the nation's leading cheese producer.




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Friday, August 31, 2012 The Observer & Baker City Herald



NORTHEAST ZONE OPEN: COUGAR, BEAR, ARCHERY DEER/ELK, FOR­ EST GROUSE,DOVE (bird hunting opens Sept. 1) FIRE RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES Be sure to check for any fire restrictions before you go afield. Oregon Dept of Forestry has a list of fire restrictions and closures online and InciWeb has information about current fires — orcheck with USFS, BLM or the appropriate landowner. BAKER COUNTY PHESANT: The youth pheasant hunt is Saturday and Sunday Sept. 8 and 9. Reservations must be made online or at a license sales agent. There is no cost to register. The deadline to register is the Thursday, Sept. 6. ARCHERY: Hunters should find deer and elk around water and cool moist northern aspects. The continuation of warm tem­ peratures will limit animal activity to early morning and lat eevening. Remem­ ber to check the regulations for the area you will be hunting. GROUSE: Grouse season starts Sept. 1. Blue grouse can be found in the higher elevations while ruffed grouse are more common in wetter areas. Hunters should expect an average year for grouse, many birds renested, so SeeHunting / Fbge 5C

NORTHEAST ZONE WEEKEND FISHING OPPORTUNITIES Bass fishing continues to be good in the lower John Day,Columbia and Grande Ronde rivers. Jubilee Lake can provide some welcome relief from the heat and was stocked recently with trophy and legal-sized fish. Kokanee fishing is hang­ ing on in Wallowa Lake­ the fish are a little smaller but still numerous. Olive Lake, near Granite, is at its best during the hot summer months. CATHERINE CREEK: chinook salmon, trout Catherine Creek closed to fishing for spring chi­ nook on July 1. GRANDE RONDERIVER: trout, whitefish, bass In the midst of summer weather, the Grande Ronde River has dropped to base flows. While fishing for cold water species has slowed, bass fishing is still in its prime. Bass can be caught on light spinners and jigs tipped with rubber grub tails. Fly fisherman can have banner days tar­ geting bass on woolly bug­ gers, other small stream­ ers, and surface poppers. IMNAHA RIVER: trout, whitefish Imnaha River flows have arrived at base flows; however the cold, clean water of the upper Imnaha still offers good opportunity for trout and mountain whitefish. Look for whitefish in deeper runs and holes, and target them usingbeaded nymphs. Bull trout are also present this time of year, and anglers are reminded to handle these fish carefully and immediately release them. Visitors to the Imnaha are also likely to find spawning chinook salmon this time of year, please be aware of spawning redds in the gravel and do not disturb these fish as they complete their life cycle.


VIEWING Report NORTHEAST ZONE UNION COUNTY LADD MARSH WILDLIFE AREA Note: Wildlife viewers and anglers need a park­ ing permit to park on the wildlife area. The $7 daily or $22 annual permit can be purchased online or at an ODFW office that sells licenses or at a license sales agent. Learn more about ODFW's expanded Wildlife Area Parking Per­ mit Program. Tule Lake Public Access Area and the Auto Route are open for the season. The Glass Hill Unit is also open to public access. Visitors are advised to care­ fully read posted signs and consult game bird regula­ tions before entering the wildlife area. Dogs are not permitted within the Wild­ life Area, on or off leash except during authorized hunting seasons. There are numerous quality-viewing opportunities from county roads that pass through the area. Binoculars or a spotting scope will help as many animals are best viewed from a distance. Waterfowl using the area include Canada goose, northern pintail, American wigeon, ring­ necked duck, mallard, gadwall, cinnamon teal, green-winged teal and northern shoveler. Eighty to one hundred American white pelicans have also been using sev­ eral areas of Ladd Marsh. Large numbers of wading birds have also been seen recently including great blue heron, black-crowned night heron and great egret. SeeViewing / Fbge 5C

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Staff from the ConfederatedTribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Bureau of Reclamation and the Union Soil and Water Conservation District use a seine net to herd fish downstream out of a Catherine Creek in-steam construction area about two miles west of Union. This was done to due to protect the fish.

Part of Catherine Creek gets facelift By Dick Mason The Observer

UNION — A pageof Union County's natural his­ tory is twisting back to life. A portion of Catherine Creek about two miles west of Unionisbeing restored so that it will again meander. The .75-mile segment will soon be gently twisting and turning like it last did about seven decades ago, 10 to 20 years before Chubby Checker's hit record "The Twist" topped the American pop music charts in 1960. The intent of the project is to restore Chinook salmon habitat. Restoring ithereis consideredcriticalbecause this stretch of Catherine Creek has potentially excel­ lent salmon habitat, said Craig Schellsmidt, district manger of the Union Soil and Water Conservation District, the project sponsor. Another major intent of the projectisto reduceflood­ ing and erosion on the ranch this portion of Catherine Creek runs through. The 175­ acre ranch is owned by Trudy Yeargain of Union and leased by John Hefner of Union. Flooding and erosion have been so bad over the past three years that Yeargain was losing about five to 10 feet ofpasture land a year along some portions of Catherine Creek. The sever­ ity of the problem prompted Yeargain and Hefner to approach the Union Soil and Water Conservation District and seek help. "I had to do something. I' ve been losing my ground," Yeargain said. Once the project is

Dick Mason /The Observer

Soil excavated as part of a restoration project led by the Union Soil and Water Conservation District is moved recently at a site two miles west of Union.

"I had to do something.

I' ve beenlosing my ground." — Tmdy Yeargain

complete, the likelihood of flooding and erosion will be greatly reduced for many reasons. A key one is that the work will make this section of Catherine Creek more stable due to the slower wa­ tervelocitiesthe meanders will create. This portion of Catherine Creek was straightened in the 1940s or 1950s because it was believed that this would reduce flooding. It has since been learned that such channel work increases the likelihood of flooding. About this time the banks of this portion of Catherine

Creek were lined with con­ crete blocks and a number of old automobiles for stabiliza­ tionpurposes.Atleast15 truckloads ofconcrete and four automobiles have been removed from the creek's banks during restoration work. These helped promote erosion by making the creek bank so solid that it pushed the stream flow inward, boostingthe velocity ofthe water. The speedier stream flow resulted in more erosion. The concrete and automo­ biles have been replaced by natural material including 250 boulders and trees at least 12 feet long, which are imbedded in the bank with theirlarge rootwads exposed in the water.

Schellsmidt noted that the imbedded trees will provide permanent stability since they will be not be washed away duringfl ooding.The trees will serve the same purposeas thosethatfall into streams. "All we' re doing is trying to emulate nature," Schellsmidt said. The trees will not only booststability butalso add to salmon habitat by providing more hiding cover. Pools will alsobe formed by thedead trees and boulders, adding an important fish habitat component. "Salmon love pools," Schellsmidt said. An extensive amount of vegetation will be planted along the banks of this SeeSTREAM, 2C

Fall chinookfishing onSnakeRiver beginsSaturtlaV ENTERPRISE — For the third year in a row, the Or­ egon Department of Fish and Wildlife will open the upper Snake River for fall chinook fishing. The season will open on Saturday. The river will be open from the Oregon-Washington bordertothedeadline below Hells Canyon Dam and will remain open until Oct. 31, or until a closure is announced.

The daily bag limit is six adipose fin-clipped adult fall chinook salmon. Anglers can also keep jack chinook salmon with no daily, possession or season limits. Chinook jacks are salmon between 15 and 24 inches long. Only barbless hooks may be used on this stretch of river. Anglers are reminded to consult the 2012 Oregon

Sport Fishing Regulations for other applicable regulations. More than 25,000 fall chi­ nook salmonarepredicted to pass the Lower Granite Dam this year, according to ODFW fishery managers. ''We recognize that a six-fish bag limit is unusual, but we are expecting enough surplus hatchery fish to give anglers a chance to keep that many," said Jeff Yanke,

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ODFW district fish biolo­ gist in Enterprise. 'We are alsohoping to attractmo re anglers to experience this relatively new and under­ utilized fishery." Snake River fall chinook will migrate more than 800 miles and pass eight main­ stem dams to reach Hells Canyon Dam, the farthest they will travel in Oregon.

SeeFishing / Page 2C

Crater Lake closes to diVing OVer

invaswe species

GRANTS PASS (AP)­ National park officials on Wednesdaytemporanly closed Crater Lake to scuba diving over the threat that invasive species could muddy one of the clearest natural bodies of water in the world. The closure will remain in effect while rules are developed to be sure spe­ cies including plants, water fleas, quagga mussels and viruses don't hitch­ hike into the pristine lake waters on diving gear, said park Superintendent Craig Ackerman. Though only about 10 people a year dive in the lake, it is becoming more popular, park officials said. The September issue of Travel+ Leisure magazine listed Crater Lake as the na­ tion's top lake scuba diving destination, despite the fact divers have to carry their gear down a long steep trail to reach the water. "The amount of use we are talking about is small," said park aquatic ecologist Mark Buktenica. "The risk is pretty small because of that. But the consequences SeeCrater, 5C

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for the entire family. WALLOWA RIVER: salmon,

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Flows in the Wallowa River have reached summer base flows, but fishing for trout and whitefish remains good especially in the morning or evening hours. Anglers can target trout and whitefish using a variety of light tackle, and fly anglersshould be pitching terrestrial patterns near overhanging brush for trout. Whitefish can be con­ sistently caught with beaded nymphs in runs and pools, but angler should handle both species swiftly with rising water temperatures. SNAKE RIVER ZONE BROWNLEE RESERVOIR: crappie, bass, perch, catfish, bluegill, trout Current water level is at 2,069 feet. All boat lanunches can be used. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good and for channel catfish very good, but slow for crappie. Channel cats are being picked up at the mouth of the Powder River Arm in 2-4 feet of water. Fish­ ing for crappie remains slow but the fish are good-sized OXBOW RESERVOIR: trout, crappie, bass, catfish Fishing remains good for trout for smallmouth bass and The pond has been stocked channel catfish, but slow for with legal-sized trout but fish­ crappie. ing will slow down as water HELLS CANYON RESER­ temperature rises. VOIR: trout, crappie, bass, WALLOWA LAKE: Kokanee catfish fishing remains surprisingly Fishing remains good for good for kokanee in mid-Au­ for smallmouth bass and channel catfish, but slow for gust. Catch is still mostly smaller fish, but anglers have crappie. reported several fish in the 3-5 SNAKE RIVER below HELLS CANYON RESERVOIR: pound range. Vertical jigging and trolling will continue to trout, salmon, sturgeon The spring chinook salmon be thego-t o methods. Some fish are beginning to show fishery closed Aug. 5, but an­ signs of the upcoming spawn. glers should be gearing up for the fall chinook fishery. Check Stocked rainbows near the north and south ends of the the ODFW wesbite later in the lake continue to be a great week for an announcement. backup if the kokanee bite is Water temperatures continue off. Thesefish can be found to warm, but bass are active on a variety of gear types, and and eager to bite. Anglers are also reminded that new for provide a great day of fishing JOHN DAY RIVER: small­ mouth bass and channel catfish Smallmouth and channel cat fishing is good in the lower river but flows are now too low for boats. Trout fishing is available on the North and Middle Forks of the John Day River. Anglers may encounter adult spring chinook which should be left to spawn undisturbed. JUBILEE LAKE: trout Fishing is good for rain­ bow trout. The lake has been stocked with legal and trophy­ sized fish. LOOKINGGLASS CREEK: chinook salmon, trout The chinook season is closed. PEACH POND (Ladd Marsh): rainbow trout The pond has been stocked multiple times this season with legal and trophy-sized rainbow trout. Fishing will be slow until water temperatures cool this fall. As of Jan. 1, 2012 a parking permit is required to be on the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area. ROULET POND: rainbow


OUTDOORS 2012, only adipose-clipped trout may be kept in the Snake River. SNAKE RIVER (Above Brownlee Reservoir): channel catfish, flathead catfish, small­ mouth bass Fishing for catfish is fair to good. Angling for smallmouth is fair due to weed growth in the river. Flows at the Nyssa gauge averaged 6,691 cfs and flows at the Weiser gauge averaged 9,489 cfs (Aug. 26). Water temperature of the Snake River near Weiser con­ tinues to slowly drop, it was 70'F (Aug. 26). Boaters should continue to use caution on the Snake River — debris remains in the river. SOUTHEAST ZONE ANTHONY LAKE: hatchery rainbow trout, brook trout The lake has been stocked with trophy-sized rainbow trout. Fishing is good. From the bank try PowerBait along shoreline where water is deeper or try trolling spinners from a boat. This is the first time that this lake has been stocked with large numbers of trophy trout. EAGLE CREEK: hatchery rainbow trout, brook trout Eagle Creek has been stocked with legal-sized rain­ bow trout. Fishing is fair. HWY 203 POND: trout, bass, bluegill Stocking of trout is com­ plete for the summer; next stocking will be in the fall. Fishing will slow down for trout as the water temperature rises. NORTH POWDER POND: rainbow trout, bluegill Stocking of trout is com­ plete for the summer; next stocking will be in the fall. Fishing for trout will slow as water temperatures rise. PHILLIPS RESERVOIR: trout, perch The water level is at 69 per­ cent full. Rainbow trout were stocked last week. Fishing for 8 to 14-inch rainbows has been good, but will slow as

Jim Ward photo

Brian Seeger and Carrie Crump remove and gather eggs from a female Chinook salmon at the Lookingglass hatchery north of Elgin. The fish have recently entered the facility and are being processed to supply the hatchery with eggs. On average, a female Chinook will produce about 5,000 eggs. Samples are taken from the fish to gather reproductive and other biological data. water temperatures rise. PILCHER RESERVOIR: trout, crappie The water level is at 85 per­ cent. No recent fishing report. POWDER RIVER: trout, spring chinook The sectionbelow Mason Dam hasbeen stocked with legal rainbows and the fishing is good. This is a good oppor­

tunity for mid-summer trout fishing as water released out of Phillips Reservoir is cold. THIEF VALLEYRESERVOIR:

ing water. The boat launch is still usable. Spring sampling showed some 11 to 13-inch yellow perch in the reservoir trout as well. The Bureau of Reclamation TWIN LAKES (Wallowa Hydromet reports water level Mountains): rainbow trout, brook trout is at 69 percent. No recent report, although fishing is Has been stocked with legal expected to be slow with high and trophy-sized rainbow water temperatures and reced­ trout. Fishing is good.

arm em era res increase 5 ress on • ODFW asks anglers to take precautions when releasing fish

'%arm water tempera­ tures,especially above 70 degrees, can be very hard on cool water fish such as trout, steelhead and salmon," said Charlie Corrarino, ODFW Conservation and Recovery SALEM — With sum­ Program manager. mer temperatures heating Warm water does not hold up throughout the state, the as much oxygen as cooler Oregon Department of Fish water. This means fish are and Wildlife is asking anglers getting less oxygen while to take special care when they are being caught, and catching and releasing fish. take longer to recover once

they are released. "A lot of fish simply stop biting when the water gets too warm," Corrarino said. "And many anglers will voluntary limit their fishing when air and water tem­ peratures are high in order protect fish populations." However, Corrarino adds, anglers can still safely enjoy trout, steelhead and salmon fishing it they follow a few precautions.

• Fish early in the morn­ ings when water tempera­ tures are lower. • Fish in lakes and reser­ voirs with deep waters that providea coolerrefugefor

fish. Use barbless hooks, land fish quicldy and keep them in the water as much as possible in order to minimize stress. Shift your fishing efforts to higher elevation mountain

lakes and streams where water temperatures often remain cool. Anglers also can turn their attention to warmwater species, such as bass, bluegill and crappie, thatare avail­ able in many lakes and reser­ voirsstatewide.However, even warmwater fish can feel the effects of the heat and anglers should try to land and release them as quickly as possible.

Corrarino points out that hot summer temperatures don't necessarily mark the end of trout fishing for the year. "Once cool fall weather arrives, watertemperatures will drop and trout will begin actively feeding again. The ODFW also will resume stocking trout in many lakes and reservoirs," he said. "In fact,fallcan offersome ofthe best fishing of the year."


Extensive efforts were made to remove all salmon from thestream area before Continued fi om Page1C restorationstarted.About portion of Catherine Creek 1,000 one- to two-inch-long fingerlings were captured over the next few weeks to and transported to another provide additional stabil­ ity and buffer the impact of area before work started. The flooding. The vegetation will fish were captured with the also provide shade, which aid of seine netsand elec­ will cool the water. Cool wa­ tro shocking. In the electro ter is a critical part of salmon shocking, salmon were habitat. Salmon need to be in momentarily stunned with an electrical current, causing streams no warmer than 64 them to float unharmed to degrees. 1 r The Union Soil and Water the surface where they were Conservation District is quickly captured. receivingmajor assistance on Fish were also herded the riparian project Rom the downstream out of the in­ Bonneville Power Admin­ stream work area with seine istration, which provided nets. Schellsmidt stressed that $350,000 for the excava­ tion work. Services worth Yeargain will not pay any money for the project and $650,000 are also being provided by the following has been consulted before partners — the Confederated every step. Nothing has been Tribes of the Umatilla Indian done without Yeargain's Reservation, the Oregon approval. All Union Soil and Department of Fish and Water Conservation District Wildlife, the U.S. Bureau of stream restoration projects Reclamation and the Grande are done only if green lights are provided by landowners. Ronde Model Watershed. Dick Mason /The Observer '%e could not do these Joe Partney, the owner Craig Schellsmidt, left, of the Union Soil and Water Conservation District talks with Vance McGowan of the Oregon of Partney Construction of Department of Fish and Wildlife at the site of a Catherine Creek restoration project. Schellsmidt is manager of the projects without the support La Grande, is the project's of landowners." USWDC and McGowan is a fish habitat project manager with the ODFW. Schellsmidt said that be­ construction contractor. Partney and his company ing able to help landowners apartofa beneficialproject. is 16,000 cubic feet of topsoil projectstarted in 2009,and be conducted where salmon habitat is. This is because of successfully tackle problems have assisted with a number The reward is coming back that was excavated Rom excavation began in early riparian habitat restoration and looking at the benefits of Catherine Creek. Schellsmidt July. In-stream work started federal laws restricting work makes his work enormously the project," Partney said. Aug. 1. August and Septem­ to times of year in which satisfying. programsinthisregion over said that the quality of this "It's very rewarding. That An addedbenefitYeargain ber are the only months in salmon will be least impacted the past decade. topsoil is excellent. "It is important for us to be will receive Rom the project Planning work for the which in-stream work can by in-stream work. is why I do this."

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Roof walker A deer displays mountain goat-like balance and climbing ability recently on the roof of a La Grande home. Submitted photo

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CRATER Continued from Page1C could be quite high." Lying in the caldera cre­ atedby thecollapse ofa huge volcano more than 7,000 years ago, Crater Lake is the nation's deepest and clearest lake. It currently holds the w orld record forw aterclarity — 140 to 142 feet of visibility straight down, Ackerman said. Buktenica is already dealing with rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and craw­ fish introduced into the lake by park staff more than a century ago in an attempt to increasethe attraction


to tourists. lake,they found away to prevent an infestation than it The trout eat a native survive." is to deal with it." Park officials are consider­ Bend dive shop owner newt, which already has a ing requiringdiverstogeta Walt Bolton said he has tough time making a living. The salmon eat zooplankton, freepermit before going in divedthe lake about 10 which affects the balance the lake, which would offer times,and he organizes dives of microscopic plant life in a chance to clean their gear with others. 'There is very little aquatic the lake. And the fish and of any invasive species and crawfish defecate in the lake, educatediversabout the lifebecause thereisnot different demands ofdiving much nutrient in the water, providing nutrients to other organisms. All this affects the at high altitude. The lake but the blues, the colors are water clarity, Buktenica said. surfaceis at6,173feet. justgorgeous,"he said."It's "Famous last words are, Cleaning gear in saltwater the serenity. It's a beautiful That won't survive here,"' or chlori nated water,and let­ place." Ackerman said. 'They said ting it fully dry, would be all His main concern about that is required to kill hitch­ permits is if divers have to that about the rainbow trout and ikokaneel salmon intro­ hiking organisms, Buktenica drive down to park head­ duced in the lake. They need said. quarters to get them, because running water to reproduce. eWe have the advantage thedrop in elevation defeats They haven't stocked the of having a one-way access the high-altitude acclimation lake since 1940. Unless those point into the lake," Acker­ they go through to be safe, man said. "It's much easier to he said. are 70-year-old trout in the

in areas with high con­ centrations of berries or fruit trees. As we move into the fall, pay special attention to huckleberry patches and old aban­ doned orchards. Success­ ful hunters are reminded that check in of harvested bears is mandatory. Refer to page 34 and 36 of the 2012 Big Game Regula­ tions for more informa­ tion. COUGARS: Cougars are common in Union county. Focus on game rich areas with long ridgelines or saddles that cats typically travel. Setting up downwind of a deer or elk killed by a cougar can be produc­ tive.You need to be extremely patient and wear camo when calling cougars as they come in slowly and use every bit of cover as they ap­ proach. Using remote calls will focus the cat' s attention away from your blind. Above all, do not move. Their eyesight is excellent. Nonresident hunters can include a cougar tag with others tags for only $14.50. All cougars taken must be checked in within 10 days of harvest; call for an ap­ pointment before coming in. COYOTE: Coyote num­ bers are good throughout the district. Try calling in early morning and late afternoon. Remember to ask for permission before

hunting on private prop­ erties. LADD MARSH WILDLIFE AREA Bird hunting seasons are closed. New this year, a park­ ing permit is needed for Ladd Marsh. Hunters get the permit free with their purchase of an annual hunting license. Display on car dash. More infor­ mation WALLOWA COUNTY BLACK BEAR: Hunting for bear early and late in the day will provide hunters the best oppor­ tunity to observe bears during the warm days of August. Bears are begin­ ning to use draw bottoms as hawthorn berries and service berries begin to ripen. Spot and stalk hunting will likely provide the best opportunity for harvest. ARCHERY SEASON: Hunting is expected to be good for archery elk sea­ son. All units have good numbers of bulls and archers can expect hunt­ ing conditions to improve as the season progresses. Deer numbers are down throughout the Wallowa district, so archers target­ ing deer should expect to put in more time and effort to harvest a buck. Forest and range condi­ tions are extremely dry and archers should check local state and federal fire restrictions prior to hunting. The Noregaard

and Shamrock/Whiskey Creek travel manage­ ment areas are in effect in the Sled springs unit. The Cache Creek fire in the north Chesnimnus unit is temporarily closed to public entry north of forest road 46, hunters should check with the Wallowa Whitman NF for further details. FOREST GROUSE: Blue and ruffed grouse season opens Sept. 1. Upland game bird brood counts indicate blue

Local sandhill cranes have fledged young and joined Continued from Page1C small groups with the adults. Cranes can be seen from Hot, dry weather has county roads in some areas. reduced some wetlands and Please report any sandhill dried others up completely. cranes wearing leg bands to This has concentrated water­ the Ladd Marsh staff (541-963­ fowl into remaining ponds 4954). If possible, note the and created some nice areas color and order of bands on for shorebirds. Shorebirds are each of the bird's legs (e.g., much in evidence on mudflats pink above white on left leg; throughout the area with silver above black on right solitary, western, Baird's and leg). The specific cornbin­ spotted sandpipers observed tion and order can identify along with Wilson's snipe. individual birds.

For more information on access rules for Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area, please consult the Oregon Game Bird Regu­ lations or call the wildlife area at 541-963-4954.

can be observed on Wallowa Lake and throughout the Wallowa Valley feeding in agricultural fields. RAPTORS Prairie falcon, red-tailed hawk, northern harrier and Swainson's and Ferruginous hawks, as well as a variety of owls can be observed throughout Wallowa Valley and Zumwalt Prairie. Most raptors can be easily observed from county roads. A good pair of binoculars will improve viewing opportunities.

Continued from Page1C some young birds that are still fairly small. Successful hunt­ ers are asked to place the tails and wings from harvested birds in the collection barrels. COUGAR: Cougars can be found throughout Baker Coun­ ty but hunters should target areas with high concentrations of deer and elk. Setting up on a fresh kill or using distress calls can all be productive techniques. Hunters are required to check in the hide of any cougar taken, with skull and proof of sex attached. BEAR: Fall bear hunters should focus their efforts on areas with a good food source. Hawthorn, huckle ber­ ries and plums are favored by bears in the early fall. All suc­ cessful hunters are required to check in the skull at an ODFW office. See page 36in the synopsis for details. COYOTE: Coyote numbers are good throughout the district. Try calling in early morning and late afternoon. Remember to ask for permis­ sion before hunting on private properties. UNION COUNTY DEER and ELK: Archery hunting has been slow due primarily to warm weather conditions. Most hunters are reporting the elk have been relatively quiet and not responding well to ca lls. BEAR: The fall bear sea­ son is now open. Hunters should focus their efforts


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WALLOWA COUNTY GREAT BLUE HERON Herons are common and can be observed throughout the Wallowa Valley feeding along creeks and rivers. WATERFOWL Waterfowl species such as Canada geese and mallards

2 hunters escape safely from Eastern Oregon wildfire in rugged terrain PORTLAND iAPl­ Authorities say two bow hunters safely escaped a wildfire burning in rug­ ged terrain in Eastern Oregon. Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer says two law enforcement officers helped the pair get out of harm' s way late Tuesday or early Wednesday. No helicopter was used to get them out,despite earher reports.

grouse numbers are low with fewer than normal number of broods. Ruffed grouse numbers appear to be down as well, although hunters should have better luck finding ruffed grouse than blues. Riparian ar­ eas along creek bottoms are good bets for ruffed grouse. COYOTE: Good num­ bers of coyotes can be found throughoutWal­ lowa County. Calling coyotes with rabbit dis­

The Parish Cabin wildfire has scorched 5,000 acres in the Malheur Na­ tionalForest. The blaze was sparked daysafterthe startof bow-hunting season, and deputies evacuated 30 to 40 peoplefrom campsites. Palmer says the flames de­ stroyed tents, a bicycle and some plastic furniture. No part of the wildfire is contained, and its cause is unknown.

tress type calls has been effective for hunters. It is important to choose areas with abundant coy­ ote sign and little human activity. COUGAR: Cougar numbers are strong throughout Wallowa County. Most lions are taken incidental to other hunting. However, call­ ing with fawn bleat, or locating a cougar kill and waiting for a cat to return are often successful techniques.

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Ruffed grouse are just one of five species of grouse in the state — which also includes the dusky(blue), spruce, sharp-tailed and sage grouse. The daily bag limit for forest grouse is three birds for both the ruffed and dusky species. This year, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife increased the possession limit to nine (three daily limits) for each of the forest grouse to increase opportunities for those that camp out during the fall seasons. The season opener for forest grouse begins this Saturday.

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SONGBIRDS A wide variety of songbirds can be observed from now through the summer in forest­ ed areas north of Enterprise, and along rivers and streams throughout Wallowa county. MULE AND WHITE-TAILED DEER Mule and white-tailed deer are common in agricultural areas adjacent to Highway 82. Animals can be observed during early morning and late evening hours. BIGHORN SHEEP

Persons willing to drive down the rough Imnaha River Road will often observe bighorn sheep north of Cow Creek near Cactus Mountain. ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK Elk can often be observed along the Zumwalt Road near Findley Buttes. Another good location to observe elk during winter months is on the We­ naha Wildlife Area near Troy. A good place to look is along the Eden Bench Road during early morning or late afternoon hours.

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