I-84 remains closed in both directions in Eastern Oregon: Snow, ice, spun-out trucks
I-84 in Eastern Oregon is closed in both directions this morning. Find out more here.
KATU, LA GRANDE, Ore. — Friday morning I-84 was closed in both directions between Exit 265 and Exit 304 due to winter weather conditions, including multiple commercial trucks that had spun out on the ice and blocked the road.
ODOT said crews had been working through the night to clear away the blocking vehicles and get the interstate open for traffic.
By 8 a.m. ODOT said that many of the trucks blocking lanes have been moved, and that crews were plowing routes to prepare for opening the lanes.
The youngest women’s World Elk Calling Champ is a 12-year-old from La Grande
A 12-year-old girl from La Grande is the World Elk Calling Champion! Learn more here.
Elk sounds vary from grunts, screams and coos to something like an excited chimpanzee – a sound human elk callers refer to as “chuckling.” None of it sounds like something that would emanate from a 12-year-old girl. But the new, youngest ever Women’s World Elk Calling Champion is Ella Lees, a middle schooler from La Grande.
She won the title in July at the Utah competition put on by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a conservation and hunting organization.
The annual event brings together the best callers from around the globe, though most…