Featured Stories


Authorities remove explosive device from Wallowa Lake
Search and Rescue divers discovered device weeks ago.
Cabin Fever Restaurant opens on Main St. in Joseph
Oregon farmer wins zoning dispute
ODFW confirms wolf attack on calf in Beeler Ridge area


Schaeffer the big winner at Eagle Cap shoot
New rifle awarded to competition winner.
Meet Adalida, a mare ready to test CJD cowboys
Tee Time: Passing along the greatness of the game
Wallowa River Chinook salmon season to close July 24


Community Calendar
A look at upcoming events in Walowa County.
For publication in Volume 134 Issue 14, 7-20-16.
Out of the Past: County fair resumes after six-year absence
News photo: Five generations
Entertainment Calendar


Main Street: 45 Years on Main Street

For decades Ben Weathers held important positions in Wallowa County — postmaster, judge...

Open Range: Growing up tough, like Sonny Tureman
And Furthermore: Matt Bell’s musical homecoming


Editorial Cartoon

Editorial cartoon for the July 20 edition.

Editorial: Are your animals secure?
Guest column: Where is a traveler to stay in Joseph?
Letter: Fix vote suppression

Capital Bureau

Pierce says he needs donors to fund campaign
Republican Bud Pierce says he can't donate more of his own money to his campaign for governor.
State elections director resigns suddenly with little explanation
Time runs out for Oregon timber ballot initiatives
Environmentalists shut out of Oregon forest litigation


Death notice: Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth “Betty” Thompson of Enterprise passed away at her home on July 17, 2016...

OBITUARY: Jewell Bowen
OBITUARY: Julie Ann White
OBITUARY: Kenneth Elwyn Powers

Special Sections

Out of the Past: Alfred Makin to unveil stagecoach rebuild at CJD
Out of the past pulled from the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Mount Howard gondola loan falls through