The search for new La Grande fire chief continues. The La Grande Rural Fire Department’s board of directors has reportedly narrowed its list of candidates down to four finalists. Whoever is finally chosen, will replace Larry Wooldridge, who left at the end of December to take a position as chief of the Tangent Rural Fire Department in Linn County, after having been with the La Grande Rural Fire Department for 10-1/2 years… 9 of them as chief. Six people applied for the chief’s position.