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Election 2018: Hillock, Goebel-Burns ready to serve

- Voter turnout in county at 75%

Enterprise earns Brownfields grant


Enterprise City will receive in excess of $27,000 from the EPA to help offset costs linked to the discovery of three oil tanks under the new city hall location.

City Administrator Lacey McQuead told the city counci...

Wallowa County teacherage will be sold

- When the home was transferred to the school district, the agreement was that it would be used to house teachers for 30 years.

Enterprise elementary going to the D.O.G.S.

- Grant funds used to fight absenteeism

Zumwalt Road paving project begins in 2019


The Wallowa County Roads department received another boost recently when it learned that a grant written for money to resurface the Zumwalt Road was about to be released. Phase I of the project is expected to begin April...

Federal financial do-si-do costs county $10K


A million-dollar miscalculation on the part of Federal Highway Bridge Replacement Rehabilitation engineers nearly cost the county $80,000.

Engineers apparently miscalculated the cost of replacing the Deer Creek B...

Wallowa County schools growing, doing fine


A bump in enrollment and continued progress on the career and technical education front has not only kept Wallowa County schools improving but providing educational opportunities not available in many other rural schools...

Sewage backup closes Enterprise classrooms


A backup in the sewer system at Enterprise K-3 campus Oct. 25 has resulted in damage and contamination to the boys and girls bathrooms, the teacher’s lounge and the hallway in the building.

Prior to the emer...

Goebel coming here from Los Angeles


Wallowa County’s new planning director, Franz Goebel, spent his childhood summers in Wallowa County at his grandparent’s house on Bear Creek in Wallowa. His home was in Montana, where his father, Jack Goebe...

State money flowing to county transit operation


That one tenth of one percent you’ve been paying in state transit taxes — taken out of your pay by your employer — is about to pay off in Wallowa County.

Connie Guentert, executive director fo...

Wick bids adieu to county planning commission

- After nearly 30 years of service

Biz Buzz: RV park owners heading to Yuma, Ariz.

- Qalker and Rystrom have been a part of Wallowa County for more than a decade.

Volunteers sought for new county advisory panel

- Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution defining and establishing the committee Sept. 3.

Wallowa Mountain Loop Road will get $8M in improvements

- Open bottom bridge to replace 3 old culverts

Sports building supporters in Enterprise have first $250,000 in the bank

- Project could cost $450,000

Moving memorial bridge earns county grant funds

- County awards Title II dollars

200 flock to candidate forum at Cloverleaf

- Barretto, Farnam clash

Local candidates make their pitch to voters


A crowd of nearly 50 people packed the conference room at the Outlaw Restaurant in Joseph last Wednesday to hear campaign statements and to ask questions of candidates for county commissioner, circuit court judge and cou...

Taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault


Safe Harbors, Wallowa County’s domestic and sexual violence service provider, assisted 105 individuals in 2017.

A dozen volunteers monitor the Safe Harbors help-line 24/7, according to Jamie O’Neill, ...

Four tourism projects get TLT grants


Enterprise City Council approved all four requests for Transient Lodging Tax grants to promote tourism within city limits at the regular city council meeting Monday, Oct. 8.

Applicants for this round of awards were...

Porking out at the Pig-nic

- ‘Slow Food Wallowas’ celebrates the lowly pig

Pastor, city council member, now chaplain


Enterprise Police Department has a police chaplain. On June 8, The Rev. Micah Agnew, pastor of Abundant Life Assembly of God in Enterprise, took on the duty.

“It started rather informally with Enterprise Pol...

County pays Hurley $5,855 in legal fees


Wallowa County Commissioners have reached a settlement with David Hurley, owner of Eagle Cap Chalets at Wallowa Lake. Hurley had filed two suits against the commissioners in August as a result of Commissioner Todd Nash&#...

MidValley Theatre Co. losing its performance venue in Lostine

- Lostine facility being repurposed by congregation

McKee bids for old Joseph substation

- The easements that originally brought water to the building for power generation have long since expired.

Business is booming in Wallowa County

- Center’s numbers are up overall