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Wallowa super stays, initiates new program
Wallowa super stays, initiates new program
Wallowa Super stays, initiates new program
Exursion train opens season May 14
Exursion train opens season May 14

Mother’s Day is the opening day for the Eagle Cap Excursion Train’s 2017 season. The May 14 trip includes myriad of scenes along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers.

“We have small gifts to honor the oldest mother and the...

Budget ax falls hard on county library

Everyone knew it was coming. A dip in federal funding to Wallowa County has caused cutback in hours for county employees, a hiring freeze in some departments and elimination of the county library.

The county lost a million dollars from the...

Police Log

• 12:58 a.m. –– A Wallowa County Circuit Court Warrant was entered on Truman Loyd Chamberlin of Enterprise, 20, for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

8:44 a.m. –– A...

Wallowa FFA dominates in industry-based contest
Wallowa FFA dominates in industry-based contest
Wallowa FFA wins big
Five years to justice

Joseph man wins malicious prosecution suit

By Paul Wahl

Wallowa County Chieftain

When David Van Doozer purchased Roger “Pop” McCommon’s bakery in April 2012, he never expected to be fighting over the deal five...

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Wallowa County Oregon Employer Council Meeting: 11:30 a.m. 200 E. Main St., Enterprise.

Medication theft charges lead to guilty plea
Court report for week of April 15-22.
Community briefs
Community briefs

Foundation offers ag scholarships

Applications for the 2017 Wallowa County Agricultural Resource Foundation scholarship are available at the OSU Extension Office in Enterprise. The Stockgrowers Memorial Scholarship awards money to students...

Business briefs
Business briefs

Zahm contributes to ‘chicken soup’

The most recent edition of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series includes an essay written by Amelia Zahm of Enterprise. “Best Mom Ever” was published earlier...

Enterprise FCCLAers earn state awards

The Enterprise FCCLA Chapter attended State Leadership Conference in Portland April 4-6.

Several individuals and groups presented a Students Taking Action for Recognition event that they have been working on throught the year.

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4-Hers in horse-judging contest

Backyard Gardens resumes weekly veggie deliveries

Beth Gibans’ Backyard Gardens will resume its popular CSA (community-supported agriculture) program for residents of Wallowa County in June. People who sign up for the CSA receive a box of fresh, homegrown vegetables each week throughout the...

Joseph returns (no, not the town)
Joseph returns (no, not the town)
Pop-folk act Joseph returns to OK.
One act play this Friday
One Act Play this Friday
Harshfields release statement regarding arrest in elk poaching case

The Chieftain has received a statement from Lissa Casey, attorney for Larry Harshfield, and his wife, Pam.

The content of that statement is published here.

The Oregon State Police and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have been...

Scholars earn honors
Scholars earn honors

Kacie Melville, a senior at Enterprise High School, is one of 12 $1,000 scholarship winners from the Oregon Wheat Foundation. Students were judged on their community involvement, academic achievement and an essay on a wheat industry...

Wallowa County farmers part of biochar study
Wallowa County farmers part of biochar study
Five area farmers part of biochar study
100 years of learning
100 years of learning

Three minutes with Heather Tyreman
Three minutes with Heather Tyreman
Heather Tyreman
Upcoming public meetings

Transportation Advisory Council Meeting: 3 p.m. 702 NW First St., Enterprise. Public input regarding transportation in Wallowa County will be taken. Open to the public.

Wallowa County Oregon Employer Council Meeting:...

Wolf at the door in upper Imnaha
Wolf at the door in upper Imnaha
New pack, new depredation.
Police Log

April 10

• 10:08 a.m. –– Harassment reported in Enterprise.

• 7:02 p.m. –– Dog complaint in Wallowa.

April 11

• 12:02 p.m. ––...

Ballots going out for May election

School boards have contested elections

Wallowa County Auditor’s Office has begun the process of mailing out ballots to 5,318 registered voters this week. Early ballots have already been mailed.

Ballots are due May 16.

This...

Humane Society plans open house, CD release
Humane Society plans open house, CD release

The Wallowa County Humane Society will host an Adoption Open House and CD Signing 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, with live music by Heidi Muller and Bob Webb at 11 a.m.

The duo is celebrating the release of the new CD, “Rescue Me! A...

Wallowa County kids flood Easter Egg grounds
Wallowa County kids flood Easter Egg grounds
Big crowds for Easter Egg Hunts
Farmers Market begins organizing
Farmers Market begins organizing

Although the May 26 opening of Wallowa County Farmers Market seems a long way away, organizers were already in action hosting the second- annual Wallowa County Farmers Market Vendor Symposium at Fishtrap House April 8.

About two dozen...

Associated Ditch Company moves toward consolidation
Associated Ditch Company moves toward consolidation
Associated Ditch Company reforms
Miller named rodeo queen
Miller named rodeo queen

0419 WCC CJR coronation 1

Paul Wahl/Chieftain

Haley Miller, center, was named queen of the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo at ceremonies April 15 at the Joseph Community Center. This year’s princesses are Caitlin Robb, left, and...

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Beginning Guitar for Kids: 10 a.m. 701 S. River St., Enterprise. For kids just starting out or who need to review. Learn basics of tuning, holding guitar, strumming with a pick, easy cords and simples songs. Fee: $60. Instructor:...

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Agriculture

Wallowa FFA dominates in industry-based contest
Wallowa FFA wins big
Wallowa County farmers part of biochar study
Five area farmers part of biochar study
Wallowa FFA perennial bloomer in Ag Literacy program
Enterprise FFAers earn state honors

Business/Economy

Biz Buzz: A shuffle and a new deal
a shuffle and a new deal
Business briefs

Zahm contributes to ‘chicken soup’

The most recent edition of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series...

In business
More than waves and hooks
Hospital wins ‘Blue Zones’ honor

Local News

Wallowa High School Honor Roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Wallowa High School for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school...

Enterprise FFA Auction
Fun raising and fundraising
3 Minutes With J.R. Collier, Wallowa Lake State Park Manager
Wallowa super stays, initiates new program
Exursion train opens season May 14