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The City of La Grande is the economic, educational, recreational, and cultural hub for eastern Oregon, with a family oriented, small-town character.

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August 31, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update - Sept. 3-7, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project - Weekly Update - Sept. 3-7, 2012

Again this week there will be miscellaneous finish work throughout the project area and alley reconstruction prep work. There will be no project work on Monday, Sept. 3 due to the Labor Day holiday. New bolt-in amenities (benches, trash cans & planters) are being placed throughout the project.

Concrete work will occur on the north side of Adams near Sterling Bank and on Washington between Depot and the public parking lot. Pedestrian ramps will be finished on Jefferson.

There will be closures affecting both alleys between Depot & Elm. The sidewalk is closed on Washington between Depot and the public parking lot and on Adams near Sterling Bank. Two pedestrian ramps are closed on Jefferson.

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August 23, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 27-31
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 27-31

There will be miscellaneous finish work throughout the project area and alley reconstruction prep work on the two alleys between Depot & Elm. Concrete replacement will occur on the north side of Adams near Sterling Bank and on Washington between Depot and the public parking lot. Pedestrian ramps will be finished on Adams and on Jefferson. The major impacts will be temporary alley closures throughout the project area. Most on street parking has been restored.

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August 16, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 20-24, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 20-24, 2012

Impacts will be light this next week as the contractor focuses primarily on finish work throughout the project area. The main areas of impact will be concrete work near Sterling Bank on Adams, the sidewalk and alley adjacent to BELLA and Cherry’s florist on Elm and the sidewalk to the rear of the Reynolds Bldg. on Washington. Most on-street parking should return throughout the project area next week.

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August 14, 2012
Rumors of Attempted Abductions

La Grande Police Department comments on rumors of attempted child abduction

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August 9, 2012
OMSI Science Festival!
OMSI Science Festival!
August 9, 2012
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 13-17
Big H Streetscape Project Weekly Update - Aug. 13-17

Concrete sidewalk removal and replacement switches to the NORTH side of Adams Ave. between Elm & Depot. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the week. There will be NO PARKING on the north side of Adams in this section. The travel lane will also be closed and routed to the center turn lane. The driveway exit at Sterling Bank will be open Tuesday and Wednesday only.

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