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Eye protection vital for eclipse viewing
Eye protection vital for eclipse viewing

If you are lucky enough to live in Wallowa County, well then, you’re pretty lucky.

Doubly lucky in fact because on Monday, Aug. 21, we are going to be in the direct pathway of the heralded solar eclipse.

But what is a solar...

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Guest Column: Forest projects help ‘bend the climate curve’ in Wallowa County
Guest Column: Forest projects help ‘bend the climate curve’ in Wallowa County

With smoke enveloping Wallowa County and the governor declaring another wildfire State of Emergency, we need fresh perspective on forestry and forest management. The forests of eastern Oregon have been dramatically modified by human activity since the...

Open Range: Drugs and cowboys are not a good mix

Just wrapped up a great week. Chief Joseph Days rodeo and a house full of people. My grandkids have been threatening to come for a visit and followed through on the threat.

Three beautiful girls, one 17 and two 18 and one boy 17 with his...

Wahl to Wall: We need to capture the ‘Dunkirk’ spirit

If you go to see the movie “Dunkirk” –– and I hope you will –– please pay particularly close attention to one of the closing scenes in which the role of the local hometown community newspaper is highlighted. I...

Wahl to Wall: Rodeo lived up to the hype

Another Chief Joseph Days is in the record books, and a number of us are breathing a sigh of relief. It was a terrific celebration and a lot of work. Everyone we ran into was having a great time.

The rodeo performances were nothing short of...

Wallowa Gal: Oh the things you’ll see in Wallowa County

With the upcoming solar eclipse sensationalized and capitalized upon for tourism’s sake, I recall a solar eclipse experience in the early ‘90s.

The pending partial eclipse was mentioned in the news, but to me, it was another work...

Changes coming to Joseph grocery store
Changes coming to Joseph grocery store
WC services looking better everywhere
And Furthermore: I predict the sky will go dark on Aug. 21

Behold. I shall now make a bold and mighty prediction sure to astonish and amaze. Gather ‘round, people.

After careful observation and consultating of the signs, I bring you this startling news: On the day of the calendar known to many...

Political Philosophy: Russian meddling a serious development
Political Philosophy: Russian meddling a serious development

There is no way that a brief column could begin to capture all the intrigue that has developed during the past year regarding Russian attempts to interfere in our election or undue Russian influence on President Trump and his administration.

Wahl to Wall: Library discussion takes many paths

In researching last week’s story on the progress made by the group examining the idea to form a library district in Wallowa County, I spent some time looking at how the issue played out in Josephine County. It was the latest to approve...

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