Featured Stories


Joseph has just The Place for gatherings

The Place, a newly constructed community space behind Joseph United Methodist Church, opened its...

Wallowa farm opens chicken processing facility
Bears getting too close for comfort
Biz Buzz: Fame without fortune might be just the way we like it


Cross country runners join thousands in Boise

The Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa thinclads traveled to Eagle Island State Park in Idaho on Saturday...

Eagles turn the corner, rout Cougars
Joseph volleyball takes care of business at Wallowa
Outlaws hang tough with top teams


Out of the Past: Mobile unit offers free chest X-rays
Out of the past pulled from the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Community Connection seeks new board member
Community Calendar
Tunesmith Night returns Oct. 8


A Wallowa Gal: Home sweet home remedies

Among the many enjoyments of living in Wallowa County are my friendships with people descended...

Political Philosophy: Think carefully before saying ‘You’re hired’
Main Street: It’s the water
Open Range: Sometimes mistakes work out well


Editorial Cartoon

Editorial cartoon for the Sept. 28 edition.

Editorial: Wrong solution for housing pinch
Letter: Heroes all around
Editorial Cartoon

Capital Bureau

DHS sued to block placement of children in hotels, offices
A federal lawsuit seeks class action status to stop DHS from temporarily placing foster children in...
Brown, Pierce clash on rural issues
Legislator proposes voluntary ‘REAL ID’ option
Emergency Board OKs $5 million for school lead tests


OBITUARY: Gary Alford

Gary Alford of Joseph passed away recently at age 70. He was born Nov. 7, 1945 in Enterprise to...

Death notice: Shirley Mae (Hunt) Burns
Death notice: Eva R. Wheeler
Death notice: Kirk Andrew Watson

Special Sections

Out of the Past: Homes planned for north end of lake
Out of the past pulled from the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: ‘Tarzan’ spotted in downtown Enterprise
Fall Hiking in the Wallowas: Hurricane Creek Trail and its geology
Local fishing guides share takes on Wallowa County fall steelheading