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Hardships were a part of history
Hardships were a part of history

I am reading a book this week that I hope to share with readers in a future edition: “Tough Enough: 25 Years in Hells Canyon” by Virginia Woods Meyer. It tells the story of the Wilson family and their experiences when the U.S. government...

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Budget boosts are not sustainable

The last day to pass bills out of their committee of origin to the floor or to one of the three committees that will stay open –– Rules, Revenue or Ways and Means –– was April 18. The budget is still the big question mark.

Luck — and getting back to even

My brother Phil is an economist. I’d never taken a class in economics, so one day on a three-hour drive, I asked him to give me Econ 101 — and he did.

That was 45 years ago, and since then there have been several updates. One...

Community is strong in Wallowa County

You don’t need to spend much time in Wallowa County to get a good sense of community. Everyone seems to be involved in one way or another, and most of them appear to be open to a newcomer joining in the fun.

That was evident Friday night...

Those whacky ‘upsidedown’ nuthatches

BIRD IN HAND

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My bird of the month is a white-breasted nuthatch, and I took this photo when we lived on our five acres on Hurricane Creek.

There are three species of nuthatches in Wallowa County: Red-breasted,...

Branding seasion brings best of times

My favorite time of year has rolled around, branding season. This is the time of year when ranch families get together and help each other brand calves and process cattle.

Calves are branded, immunized and wormed after their mothers have gone...

‘Let it snow’ ... no, it must go
‘Let it snow’ ... no, it must go

We have been continuing our exploration of Wallowa County over the past week, and it has been a pleasant adventure. We have met so many terrific people who have welcomed us with open arms.

Saturday morning we drove through the snow to Joseph and...

Caregiving: The need for support, not advice
Caregiving: The need for support, not advice
Tip a canoe: that’s the easy part

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Jon Rombach

Let’s say you have a tree tipped over next to a river and you’re ready to begin removing wood to build yourself a snazzy new dugout canoe. Now, which end of the log becomes the front...

Getting to know you is my goal
Getting to know you is my goal
3 Minutes with Larry Davy
3 Minutes with Larry Davy
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