Wallowa County commissioner-elect Bruce Dunn passed away Tuesday afternoon Aug. 21. Dunn, a well-known forester and advocate for practical resource use, was on a tour of a U.S. Forest Service timber site in the Lower Joseph Creek area when he suffered a suspected cardiac incident.
In May of this year, Wallowa County citizens elected Dunn to the county’s board of commissioners to replace the retiring Paul Castilleja.
Commissioners Todd Nash and Susan Roberts expressed deep shock at Dunn’s sudden passing, both noting Dunn’s expertise in resource management was unmatched.
Roberts said the candidate filing deadline for Dunn’s position has been extended to Sept. 4.