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Election Preview: Meet the local candidates

While national and statewide elections certainly are important and can affect our lives, we at...

Local governments, schools bracing for PERS increases
Creating Memories open house a big draw
Public Meetings


Eagles defeat Ione in state opener

The Joseph volleyball team took care of business on its home court Wednesday night with a 3-1...

ODFW Recreation Report: Oct. 25
Football: Grant Union wins big in Outlaws’ final home game of season
Eagles’ Johnson, Cooney land on all-league first team; Hulse Coach of the Year


Entertainment Calendar
Upcoming entertainment events.
Out of the Past: Homemade soap recipes a hot commodity
Joseph FFA students participate in crop/weeds and soil judging competitions
Community Calendar


Political Philosophy: Lessons learned from another go at teaching

Not counting my experience as a parent or volunteer, I have had three stints in teaching. The...

Main Street: Seven words that changed everything
Bird Watching: American Kestrels abound on Zumwalt Prairie
Guest column: We’d all pay a steep price for Measure 97


Editorial: Karvoski is our pick for mayor
The Chieftain's endorsements for Wallowa County races.
1916 Chieftain editorial: After next Tuesday
Editorial Cartoon
Letter: Measure 97 doesn’t add up

Capital Bureau

Staffer sues Rosenblum, key employees for racial profiling
The civil rights director at the Oregon Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Attorney...
Lawmakers seek ways to avoid second women’s prison
Avakian campaign says claims of wrongdoing politically motivated
Motor Voter expands rolls by more than 230,000


OBITUARY: Thomas Bender

Thomas Harold Bender of Wallowa passed away Sept. 24, 2016 at age 76.

He was born June 28,...

OBITUARY: Roberta Naughton
OBITUARY: Bernard Carper
OBITUARY: William Dennis Parks

Special Sections

Out of the Past: Hundreds of hunters roam Lick Creek area
Out of the past pulled from the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Bear meat supper at Alder Slope