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Shootin’ it up in Troy

- Wenaha Rendezvous highlight of tiny town’s year.

McDonald hangs up her swim goggles

- Beloved swim instructor retires at 77

Wallowa County bed tax hike remains in play

- Additional funds would go to sheriff’s office, fairgrounds

Tamkaliks fundraiser nets $1,200 for scholarships

- Event features frybread, buffalo chili

Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness seeks county support for funding proposal

- The center plans to sell its older buildings to raise money.

Wallowa School District’s Uptmore finalist for Reedsport job

- Reedsport was ranked 127th out of 147 Oregon School Districts in 2017 by online school ranking business School Digger.

Caleb Howard moves up, Garoutte bows out, and entrepreneurs meet


Caleb Howard, a fifth generation Wallowa County rancher with a degree in Natural Resources, has been a real estate agent and managing consultant for farms, ranches, and timber ground for several years. Now he’s an...

Deliver-me-a-Book a hit with shut-ins in Wallowa County

- She has to discipline herself to limit her visits to 15 minutes.

Tourism projects receive city grants

- Oregon’s Alpenfest was granted $1,000 to pay performers.

A taste of rural life for urban kids

- This year, for the first time, the students were allowed to keep their cell phones to take photos for journal entries.

Fun at Fergi Fest: Event highlights Lions Club ski area

- The excitement of the day this year came when the notoriously uncontrollable Lawn Chair Races were launched.

Wearing all the hats: ranching in Wallowa County


The Angus calf with the big blue No. 12 tag in its ear is on the wrong side of barbed wire fence.

On the right side, Tom Birkmaier and three of his children are feeding the rest of the mother cows and calves on the...

County investigates B&B rules


The Wallowa County Planning Commission has received applications for eight bed and breakfasts in the last two years, though the line between a B&B and vacation rental has become muddled.

Frustrated commissione...

Biz buzz: Coffee and tea and the Java and me


Wallowa County Chieftain

There’s an update on the Sinclair Coffee Kiosk I am so anxiously awaiting.

The two-sided, drive-in, brick and mortar coffee and breakfast-to-go shop, located on the corner of S...

Transient Lodging Tax discussion begins


The first discussion of the potential five percent increase of the Transient Lodging Tax, proposed by County Commissioners last week, took place April 3 following the Wallowa County Fair Board Meeting at Cloverleaf Hall....

State looks at building “the last mile” themselves


There’s been a tiny wiggle on bringing high-speed internet to Wallowa County.

Commissioner Susan Roberts reports that the Association of Oregon Counties recently inquired if Wallowa County had any opposition...

Zoning decisions cause concern in Wallowa

- City may change its rule to require public hearings.

Library financial history one of struggles

- Measure 32-41 would create a funding district.

Grant will boost Joseph industrial park

- Regional Solutions could award $400,000

Enterprise Animal Hospital adds new vet: Knudsen

- He replaces Dr. Michelle Janik who recently took a job in Walla Walla.

Call center will create up to 18 new jobs

- Bronze Antler sold to Alaskan couple

Bed tax bump could help fund sheriff’s office

- Virtual graveyard idea approved

Grady Rawls, City of Enterprise come to agreement


The City of Enterprise has unanimously approved hiring Grady Rawls, Living Sky Productions, of Enterprise, to film the rebuild of city hall and the fire hall. Rawls appeared before the council at the regular March 12 mee...

New park planned in Wallowa

- Resale store losing access to annex

Celebration of Black history coming

- Multi-media presentation set for April

Monsters, writers and The Big Read

- Enterprise native shares his talents

Facility at Jensen Field put forward

- Community garden proposal moves ahead

Economic development strategies identified

- Regional goals will guide the process

Historic floor at Hurricane Creek Grange to be replaced

- Hickory or oak likely to take the place of red fir

Wallowa County border collie flying high

- She’s at Lazy T Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyo., now and flies in a private plane to other properties owned by her people.

Biz Buzz: Stewart Jones Designs relocating

- Enterprise is getting a new coffee kiosk that will also serve breakfast burritos.

Art show features 93-year-olds paintings: Raines’ work to hang at Grain Growers stove center


Barbara Raines of Wallowa is low-key about her art — but she’s got some long-term admirers. At 93, Raines has been winning accolades for her drawing since childhood.

“I don’t know how lo...

Billman completes police training

- Originally from Union County Sheriff’s Office, Billman worked for five years in Union County.

Hurricane Creek Grange event net $2,435 for Wallowa County 4-H programs

- Top bids for lunch boxes went up to $55 per box.

Big read big kickoff: Month-long event begins with potluck

- Among the presentations was the premiere of the film made by Lorri Fisher’s Enterprise fourth- and fifth-grade class.

Fistrap fundraiser nets $15,000

- 80 attended a special dinner event