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McKee shares vision, drive for housing opportunities in Wallowa County
McKee shares vision, drive for housing opportunities in Wallowa County

Brothers see possibilities in Enterprise

By Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

When you look Andy McKee in the eye, you know you are not looking at a wide-eyed dreamer. This is a man with a library of knowledge and a...

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Enterprise mulls refurbishing, rebuilding burned out city hall

Enterprise City Hall will remain in temporary digs at Dr. Rusty Woods’ former office, 117 E Main Street in Enterprise, for the foreseeable future.

There was no crystal ball available at the Aug. 15 work session when administrators,...

Joseph council buoys farmers market
Wallowa Valley Farmers Market answers charges of taking business from brick-and-mortar stores, status as a "flea market."
For the Record: Public safety agency activities across Wallowa County

• 9:04 a.m. –– Fraud reported from rural Joseph.

• 9:49 a.m. –– Fraud reported in Enterprise.

• 2:41 p.m. –– 911 caller reported menacing in rural Enterprise.

•...

Irrigation district get the green light
It's a go for the Wallowa Lake Irrigation District
Calendar of Events: Happenings in and around Wallowa County

Terminal Gravity Presents –– Sugar Still: 5 p.m. 803 School St., Enterprise. Touring Americana duo Sugar Still brings whiskey-soaked harmonies, ripping violin and stories from traversing North America in a minivan.

VFW Post 4307...

3.2 earthquake near Joseph

A 3.2 earthquake outside of Joseph failed to shake anyone up Sunday morning. Both Wallowa County Dispatch and Joseph Fire Department reported there had been no citizen calls to their offices whatsoever.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network...

Library district plan steps ahead
Library district plan steps ahead
Grant received, new chair, more facebook members
County loses TV translator service; Portland stations no longer available free

A translator lifting Portland television station signals into Wallowa County has been turned off –– apparently for good.

Rural Oregon Wireless Television, the nonprofit that operated the translator on Sheep Ridge west of...

Wallowa City loses key player –– and paperwork
Special meeting called to accept resignation, deal with paperwork
News in Brief

Stanley benefit details finalized

A benefit dinner and auction for Del Stanley of Joseph, who is recovering from serious injuries incurred recently, is Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Joseph Community Center. A social hour will be 5 p.m. with dinner...

For the Record: Selected incidents investigated by law enforcement in Wallowa County

JULY 31

• 6:45 a.m. –– Report of an abandoned camp trailer full of garbage at lower Bear Creek Campground.

AUGUST 1

• 8:39 a.m. –– Welfare check on an over due motorist.

• 8:28...

Community Calendar: Events and happenings across Wallowa County

Nature Storytelling with Technology: 9 a.m. meet at Fishtrap House, Enterprise. Explore the ancient art of storytelling with a modern twist. Fishtrap Story Lab will provide iPads to use for expressing creativity while exploring the landscape.

ODFW to remove members of Harl Butte wolf pack

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has made the decision to remove lethally two adult wolves from the Harl Butte Wolf Pack. The pack, whose range is east of Joseph, is responsible for seven confirmed depredations of livestock over the past 13...

Smoke from wildfires invades Wallowa County

Wallowa County residents spent much of last week under a canopy of smoke from wildfires in Oregon and Canada. Haze began forming Wednesday afternoon and appeared to peak on Sunday.

Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center, said the smoke came...

Back Country Bash on tap Saturday
Back Country Bash on tap Saturday

The first-ever Back Country Bash outdoor concert will be Saturday, Aug. 5. Three major alternative country acts will take stage at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Grounds in Joseph.

All tickets will be general admission, and once in the gate where,...

Bronze, Blues, Brews and you
Bronze, Blues, Brews and you
21st annual Bronze Blues and Brews coming up in Joseph.
Community Calendar: Events and happenings across Wallowa County

Terminal Gravity Open Mic Night: 7 p.m. 803 School St., Enterprise.

Pillar to post: Two incomes and no house
Pillar to post: two incomes and no house
For the Record: Selected activity of Wallowa County’s law enforcement agencies

2:56 p.m. –– A missing person from Enterprise was reported. The subject was located.

3:33 p.m. –– Officers investigated a harassment and theft of services complaint in Enterprise.

Veteran convicted of domestic abuse
Decorated Iraq war vet found guilty of several charges of domestic abuse.
News in Brief: Garden Day Camp ongoing

Chinook fishing ends on Snake

The spring Chinook fishery on the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam closed Sunday.

Idaho Fish and Game, which monitors the Snake River fishery for both states, noted that angler interest and catch rates have...

Paint drop-off event upcoming
Paint drop-off event upcoming

Homes and businesses that have unwanted paint hanging around, listen up.

A paint drop-off event is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Enterprise Recycling Center, 207 Fish Hatchery Lane, Enterprise.

Those wishing to drop off paint...

WALLOWA COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
WALLOWA COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Times are approximate and may change. Livestock and horse class times vary depending on class size and judges.

Harl Butte wolf pack blamed for latest cattle death
Harl Butte pack strikes twice.
Housing in Wallowa County: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Housing in Wallowa County: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Substandard: Housing in Wallowa County
EHS students take national FCCLA medals
EHS students take national FCCLA medals
FCCLA wins medals at nationals
Joseph scrambles to fill two key positions
Joseph on the prowl for two new positions.
For the Record: Selected calls from area law enforcement agencies

July 17

• 10:29 a.m. –– 911 reported a disturbance in rural Enterprise.

• 2:52 p.m. –– Report of vandalism in Joseph.

July 18

• 10:37 a.m. –– Tommes Bodkin of...

Calendar: A comprehensive list of events and activities in Wallowa County
Calendar: A comprehensive list of events and activities in Wallowa County

Community Potluck: 5 p.m. Wallowa County Courthouse, 101 S. River St., Enterprise. Join members of the New Old Time Chautauqua for a community meal. Bring food, instruments and a good joke or story to tell. All ages. Free.

Weekly Calendar: A listing of daily events in Wallowa County

Summer Lunch in the Park: noon at city parks in Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa. Healthy meals for ages birth through 18. Free. Sponsored by Building Healthy Families.

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McKee shares vision, drive for housing opportunities in Wallowa County

Brothers see possibilities in Enterprise

By Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

When you look Andy McKee in the eye,...

Wallowa schools examine charter options
early investigations shared with public
Stockgrowers kick up their heels Saturday
‘Geography of Music’ offers immersive experience
Enterprise mulls refurbishing, rebuilding burned out city hall