City News

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December 2, 2020
Vacancies on City Boards, Advisory Committees/Commissions - Apply today!
November 23, 2020
Business Oregon - Grant Program will Open to Eastern Oregon
November 19, 2020
Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund
May 7, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: City of La Grande Awards 3rd Round of Emergency Loans
April 28, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Available in Oregon
April 6, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: City of La Grande Making Calls to Businesses
April 2, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: City of La Grande Emergency Loan Program
April 1, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Small Business Grants and Loans Available
March 30, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Assistance for Small Business and Employees Impacted by COVID-19
March 27, 2020
Restaurant Employee Relief Information
March 27, 2020
Eastern Oregon Workforce Board Opens Second Round of Grants for Businesses Affected by COVID-19
March 27, 2020
COVID Employee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
January 18, 2017
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December 31, 2013
Charlie Mitchell to stay in La Grande
Charlie Mitchell, Community & Economic Development Director for the City of La Grande, will continue to serve in his current position, despite earlier news that he was potentially leaving to take a city manager position in Philomath, Oregon. Read More
November 16, 2012
FINAL Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Nov. 19-30, 2012
FINAL Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Nov. 19-30, 2012

Major Impact Areas & Updates
• The project continues to wind down with minimal impact areas. The most significant impact area will again be the sidewalk on the east side of Elm between Adams and the alley (south side of Adams). This sidewalk and basement area is being reconstructed. This work will impact the entrances to Miracle Ear and La Grande Dry Cleaning.
• Finish work continues on the new accent wall on Adams near Sterling Bank.

Project News
• The project is expected to completely wrap up on Friday, Nov. 30. This will be the final weekly project update. Planning for an end-of-project celebration is underway; stay tuned for more details! The City of La Grande thanks the community for its patience and perseverance, especially the downtown businesses directly impacted by the project.
• New street trees continue to be installed throughout the project area this week.
• The installation of the new pedestrian lights throughout the project area continues this week and the lights are expected to be fully operational after the sidewalk work on Elm is completed. It is possible that some of the lights on the north side of Adams will be operational this week. The contractor will also continue installing street signs.
• Contractor continues working on minor “punch-list” items.
• REMEMBER! Please do not use chemical de-icer products on any of the new concrete! The use of these products will destroy the concrete. Non-chemical substitutes, such as kitty litter or sand should be used instead.

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