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Vicki Searles director of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce

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Biz Buzz: Be part of growing our local food system
Food organizations invite public participation
Up in the air junior birdman
Up in the air junior birdman
Joseph Fly-In bunch now offering a flight instruction scholarship for a Wallowa County student
Hospitals exceeded pledge to increase community benefit programs
Hospitals exceeded pledge to increase community benefit programs
‘Kennewick Man’ reburied after 20 years, drawn-out legal battle
‘Kennewick Man’ reburied after 20 years, drawn-out legal battle
The ancient remains of the Kennewick Man were reburied Saturday on the Columbia Plateau in southeast Washington.
Fourth annual Agriculture and Energy Job Fair coming March 1
The fourth annual Agriculture and Energy Job Fair is coming March 1 to the SAGE Center in Boardman.
New timeline for revised Blue Mountains Forest Plan
The U.S. Forest Service is working toward a final environmental impact statement for the revised Blue Mountains Forest Plan.
Wallowa Band Nez Perce Tribe Interpretive Center hires coordinator
Wallowa Band Nez Perce Tribe Interpretive Center hires coordinator

Karen Heagen, former Nez Perce Trail Foundation secretary, has accepted the position of project coordinator for the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Tribe Interpretative Center.

Heagen will cooperatively step into the position held by Mary Hawkins.

Enterprise City Council moves ahead on planning changes, park remodel
Monday, Feb. 13, city council shares good news
Hard winter means more wildlife on the road

Eastern and central Oregon’s harsh winter season has resulted in more snow and ice on the roadway and has also contributed to numerous vehicle-wildlife collisions.

Exact figures are not available at this time, but both the Oregon...

Winning photos selected for 2017
Winning photos selected for 2017
Winners announced in Wallowa County Digital Photo Contest
Gov. Brown extends statewide emergency declaration
Gov. extends weather emergency to statewide
Big Read has big finale
Big Read has big finale

Fishtrap’s Big Read came to an end Saturday night with a 1960s-style dance at “The Place,” a community center at the United Methodist church in Joseph.

About 75 people attended the event, the culmination of weeks of...

Wallowa County Democrats on the move
Wallowa County Democrats on the move

After some time dormant, the Wallowa County Democrats are back active and ready to start making a difference.

Newcomers Quinton and Sarah Lynch, who moved to this area from central Washington in 2015, serve as the president and...

‘Bully’ movie to hit OK

Most schools, including those in Wallowa County, have bullying problems to some degree. Some students stand up and address it.

Freshman Jadon Garland of Enterprise High School is one such student.

As part of a Family, Career and Community...

School boards seek candidates for upcoming election
Invite to serve
Enterprise Elks announce scholarship winners
Enterprise Elks announce scholarship winners

The Enterprise Elks held their annual Most Valuable Student Competition in January and the two first winners are Jacob Evarts and Darby Gassett, from Enterprise High School.

Each student will receive $1,000 toward college next...

Structures collapse under weight of ice in Wallowa County
Structures collapse under weight of ice in Wallowa County
heavy snowfall continues to threaten structures in county
Snow, cold cause stress for workers, budgets
Snow, cold cause stress for workers, budgets

The toughest winter in decades has road maintenance crews scrambling to keep ahead of the next storm, but it may be too early to know how much of a burden it’s toll will be on local government budgets.

From mid-December to the early days...

Snow pack percentages looking up

If the present snow pack is any indication, things are looking up for Wallowa County and the surrounding regions this year.

As of Feb. 7, the region is holding at 107 percent of normal. Those statistics come from the National Water and Climate...

Program may inspire mentees to become mentors
Program may inspire mentees to become mentors
Those who receive assistance inspired to help others
Bronze Blues and Brews returns for 2017
Local blues festival survives for another year.
Wallowa County native Joe Whittle to speak about the Standing Rock Protest at Wallowology
Wallowa County native Joe Whittle to speak about the Standing Rock Protest at Wallowology

Journalist, tribal member, and Wallowa County native Joe Whittle will share his experiences at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in Standing Rock, North Dakota, at a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Wallowology Natural History Discovery Center,...

School Exclusion Day Feb. 15
School immunization day brief
Weather doesn’t stop Ducks Unlimited banquet

Slushy streets and driveways didn’t stop more than 100 people from dropping in at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise for the annual Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction.

The event Saturday, Feb. 4, and was hosted by the Wallowa County Ducks...

MidValley Theatre Company looking for a few good actors, singers

The MidValley Theatre Company in Lostine is in need of a few actors for its upcoming production of the 1943 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma,” according to theater director Kate Loftus.

The company has produced plays for...

Community grant applications accepted

Soroptimist International of Wallowa County has formalized an application process for community grants for projects that would have “significant impacts “in Wallowa County.

The grant should meet the Soroptimist mission: improving...

BEO Bancorp reports 2016 earnings

BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced consolidated year end 2016 earnings of $3.39 million, an increase of 12.3 percent when compared to $3.017 million in 2015.

Basic earnings per share were up 13.8 percent from...

Reward increased for moose poaching tips
Reward increased for moose poaching tips

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person or people responsible for the unlawful killing of a cow moose in Wallowa County late last year.

The Oregon Hunter’s...

Family of Gene Hayes hosts 95th birthday celebration
Family of Gene Hayes hosts 95th birthday celebration

The family of Gene Hayes invites family and friends to celebrate his 95th birthday at an open house on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. in the Beth Johnson Room of the Wallowa Elementary School, 315 W. First St., Wallowa.

No gifts are...

Honor roll

Enterprise Jr/Sr High School

Honor Roll - 2nd Quarter 2016-17

7th Grade

Alona Yost 4.00

Asiya Salim 3.95

Johanna Wells 3.95

Rosie...