Featured Stories


FBI surrounds remaining refuge occupiers

PORTLAND — The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern...

Joseph council votes to ban short-term vacation rentals
Enterprise police chief interviews scheduled
Wallowa Lake dragon boat races gaining momentum


Eagles build momentum with winning weekend

The Joseph boys and girls basketball teams combined to go 4-0 over the weekend with wins at...

Borgerding eager to return following knee injury
Prep Roundup: Wrestlers eye districts after Pine Eagle Invite


Community Calendar
A look at upcoming events in Walowa County.
For publication in Volume 135 Issue 43, 2-10-16.
Out of the Past: Hospital program underway
Entertainment calendar
Local author Liz Enslin nominated for Oregon Book Award


Bird Watching: The articulate, acrobatic mountain chickadee

I took this photo of a mountain chickadee at my bird feeder several months ago. The most common...

And Furthermore: Takes a village to grind an elk
Political Philosophy: And the Democratic presidential nominee is ...


Guest column: Speaking out for rural Oregon

In recent weeks, the people of Harney County have become no stranger to national headlines. On...

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial: Managing hatcheries by lawsuit
Guest column: Vacation rental ban is out of bounds

Capital Bureau

House passes bill to raise cap on wrongful death awards
The House approved a bill that raises the cap on wrongful death jury awards to $1.5 million.
Oregon forecast predicts slow growth in next budget cycle
Brown withdraws resilience officer nominee
Oregon lawmakers rethink biotech pre-emption


OBITUARY: Nelda Marie Morton

Nelda Marie Morton, 95, formerly of Baker, Malheur, Wallowa and Union counties, died Feb. 5,...

OBITUARY: David Reavis Mann
OBITUARY: Glade A. Jackson
OBITUARY: Loren W. Hughes

Special Sections

Out of the Past: Reward offered for missing $5 bill
Out of the past pulled from the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: Egg whites aren’t to be eaten?