In Northeast Oregon, the board of education of Blue Mountain Community College unanimously
decided on the 3rd of November to rename the Pioneer Theater after the late Bob Clapp. Clapp was the resident director of the College Community Theatre, and was a teacher of theater and speech at Blue Mountain for 25 years. Clapp tragically passed away
in early September after a lengthy two year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” He directed nearly 100 plays over the years during his time at Blue Mountain, and his contribution will be fondly remembered by the students and staff of the community college.