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ODFW confirms depredations by Chesnimnus, Imnaha pack wolves

On Oct. 13, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed a wolf depredation on a calf in...

Wolf plan review brings management zones, hunting to forefront
Education workshop in Wallowa reflects the new face of ag
Forum introduces crowd of civic-minded candidates


Joseph volleyball advances to state tournament

The Joseph volleyball team defeated Echo in five sets (25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 10-25, 15-10) in the...

Volleyball: Cougars’ season ends in Joseph
Prep Roundup: Outlaws earn big win at Pilot Rock
Sports Scoreboard


Local students complete degrees at EOU

Wallowa County Chieftain

Eastern Oregon University awarded 713 bachelor’s degrees,...

Wallowa Valley Orchestra set to begin rehearsals
Community Calendar
Out of the Past: Hundreds of hunters roam Lick Creek area


Main Street: Seven words that changed everything

Within a few weeks of moving to Wallowa County in 1971 I knew most of the year-round Forest...

Bird Watching: American Kestrels abound on Zumwalt Prairie
Guest column: We’d all pay a steep price for Measure 97
Guest column: Thanks for supporting Enterprise Cemetery project


Editorial: In governor’s race, Pierce has the edge

Democrat Kate Brown and Republican Bud Pierce are squaring off to become the next governor of...

Editorial Cartoon
Letter: Who’s more committed to public service?
Letter: Clinton’s the obvious choice

Capital Bureau

Election Guide: Governor
Election Guide: Attorney General
Election Guide: Secretary of State
Election Guide: State Treasurer


OBITUARY: William Dennis Parks

William Dennis Parks of Joseph passed away peacefully at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande on...

OBITUARY: Florence Power
OBITUARY: Michael Wayne Knifong
Death notice: Lois Jean Scott

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Out of the Past: Bear meat supper at Alder Slope
Out of the past pulled from the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Bears scavenging around Wallowa Lake cabins