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Joseph voters asked to approve marijuana sales
Joseph voters asked to approve marijuana sales
According to Flanagan, most of the resistance he’s met is from people who believe marijuana is a gateway drug into methamphetamine use.

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BHF offer stem activities
BHF offer stem activities

Enterprise City Hall, Fire Station going up
Enterprise City Hall, Fire Station going up

For the Record: A listing of selected activities by Wallowa County public safety entities

OCT. 1

10:57 a.m. – Wallowa County SO entered state wide felony warrant on Joshua Daniel Rhodes, 31, of Enterprise for probation violation. Original charge possession of meth.

2:44 p.m. – Patrick Angelo Maroney, 60, of...

Calendar of Events: A listing of activities and events across Wallowa County
Send calendar items to editor@wallowa.com.
Humane society offers drawing, cartooning class
Humane society offers drawing, cartooning class
The workshop is free and open to all ages.
News in Brief: Advisory council members sought

Would you be willing to volunteer to provide leadership for senior citizen programs in Wallowa County? For transportation, food bank, nutrition, and emergency programs?

Community Connection, a private nonprofit, has several openings for...

Cooney named Chieftain GM
Cooney named Chieftain GM
Cooney moved to Wallowa County nearly four years ago from Denver.
Josephy Exhibit honors county’s barns
Josephy Exhibit honors county’s barns
Josephy executive director Cheryl Coughlan said that two previous barn tour books had included only 12 and 15 barns.
Local candidates make their pitch to voters
Local candidates make their pitch to voters

A crowd of nearly 50 people packed the conference room at the Outlaw Restaurant in Joseph last Wednesday to hear campaign statements and to ask questions of candidates for county commissioner, circuit court judge and county treasurer.

Candidates...

Taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault

Safe Harbors, Wallowa County’s domestic and sexual violence service provider, assisted 105 individuals in 2017.

A dozen volunteers monitor the Safe Harbors help-line 24/7, according to Jamie O’Neill, volunteer coordinator, advocate...

Four tourism projects get TLT grants

Enterprise City Council approved all four requests for Transient Lodging Tax grants to promote tourism within city limits at the regular city council meeting Monday, Oct. 8.

Applicants for this round of awards were Wallowa County Athletic...

Joseph Branch Railriders becomes Railrider Cycling

Joseph Branch Railriders, along with the Oregon Coast Railriders and Vance Creek Railriders, will soon change their company to name to Railrider Cycling.

Each of the locations henceforth will be referred to as a branch. The concession opened to...

Esprit earns top printing industry honor
Esprit earns top printing industry honor

Skip and Shannon Novakovich, owners of Esprit Graphic Communications with offices in Enterprise and Kennewick, Wash., were honored at the 2018 Pacific Printing Industries PrintRocks Award celebrating excellence in print.

Esprit received a...

Authors tour coming to Fishtrap
Authors tour coming to Fishtrap

Fishtrap and Literary Arts will present a special reading with two Oregon Book Awards authors at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 at Fishtrap, 400 E Grant St., Enterprise. Admission is free.

Each year, the Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brings writers to...

Wallowa County farmers look to innovation
Wallowa County farmers look to innovation
Grassroots effort seeks solutions to build healthier, more productive soils
Hunters can receive preference points for turning in poachers
Four or five points awarded depending on species.
Porking out at the Pig-nic
Porking out at the Pig-nic
‘Slow Food Wallowas’ celebrates the lowly pig
Tunesmith Night kicks off another season
Tunesmith Night kicks off another season

The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance kicks off another season of Tunesmith Night, a monthly showcase of original music. The Saturday, Oct. 13, show features songwriters Carinne, Bill Powers and Nicole Freshley. The venue is Sugar Time Bakery, located in...

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SEPT. 25

3:58 p.m. –– John Delbert Stonebrink, 50, of Wallowa, was arrested by Enterprise PD for a Jackson County Warrant for sex assault. He was transported to Umatilla County Jail.

SEPT. 26

2:04 p.m. ––...

Wheat Foundation offers scholarship

The Oregon Wheat Foundation will provide up to 12 scholarships for high school seniors whose families are grower members of the Oregon Wheat Growers League.

The scholarship is also open to students who work part-time for grower members and...

PEO fundraiser set
PEO fundraiser set

Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub
Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub

By George Plaven

For the Chieftain

Timm Locke relishes a chance to drive around Portland and showcase the latest commercial buildings made with mass timber, a construction material that uses wood beams and panels instead of concrete and...

Oregon FFA, Les Schwab work together to ‘Drive Away Hunger’
The initiative will take place during October.
Wallowa County 4-H award winners announced
Wallowa County 4-H award winners announced
Wendy Falk was named the Wallowa County 4-H Volunteer of the year.
Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts awards
Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts awards

The following are the winners of the top 10 major awards at the Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts. The event took place from Sept. 13-16 and handed out more than $5,000 in award money and 34 ribbons to artists.

Best of Show...

Josephy barn exhibit debuts Oct. 6
Josephy barn exhibit debuts Oct. 6
The exhibit will run through Dec. 4.
County pays Hurley $5,855 in legal fees

Wallowa County Commissioners have reached a settlement with David Hurley, owner of Eagle Cap Chalets at Wallowa Lake. Hurley had filed two suits against the commissioners in August as a result of Commissioner Todd Nash’s efforts to place a...

For the Record: A listing of select activities from Wallowa County’s public service agencies

SEPT. 17

2:51 a.m. –– A vehicle hit a rock on Hwy. 82 at mile post 39 and became disabled. Highway patrol responded.

7:12 a.m. –– A 911 caller reported smelling smoke possible from an electrical source at a...

Community Calendar: A list of activities and events around Wallowa County
Submit calendar items to editor@wallowa.com
News in Brief: FFA, Schwab food drive under way

FFA, Schwab food drive held

All three Wallowa County FFA Chapters –– Enterprise, Joseph and Wallowa –– will pair with Enterprise Les Schwab Tire Center to launch a statewide hunger initiative during...

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Business is booming in Wallowa County
Center’s numbers are up overall
Enterprise earns planning grant
County, city look forward to development cooperation

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Moving memorial bridge earns county grant funds
County awards Title II dollars
Food Bank donation presented
From Grace Lutheran, Thrivent
200 flock to candidate forum at Cloverleaf
BHF offer stem activities
Enterprise City Hall, Fire Station going up