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Did Wallowa County move west?

Possibly five years ago the Wallowa County Commissioners went out on a limb and loaned $500,000 to an incoming entrepreneur to purchase the old Wallowa Forest Products mill site near Wallowa to set up a biomass operation. The state thought it was such...

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The Legacy of Vietnam — personal take

This month Fishtrap reads “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien, a novel of Vietnam, as part of the Big Read Program. It is also Martin Luther King day as I write.

In 1994, at Fishtrap, our theme was “The Restless...

Guest comment: Poachers steal from everyone
Study and enforcement of illegal killing must be higher priority
Letter: Don’t repeal Obamacare without a replacement

If Congress votes to repeal Obamacare without immediately replacing it with something better, millions that are presently covered by the Affordable Care Act could see a lapse in their health insurance coverage or worse, lose access to insurance...

Letter: Crack down on bad drivers

In response to your editorial about pedestrian safety, let me first wish Ms. Ellyn a quick and full recovery. You raise several very good points about the dangers in Wallowa County, specifically the tricky winter footing and the heavy traffic from the...

Our view: The promise of another new year

As we limped to the end of 2016, the promise of a new year arrived.

The holiday is always a mix of nostalgia and optimism, as we look back on another year of getting older and look ahead to a fresh new beginning. Hanging a new calendar offers us...

Letter: Thankful Trump was elected

Well, the election is over and the poor, pathetic, left wing major media and their favorite party and candidate, Hillary Clinton, went down to well deserved defeat.

It should have been obvious to anyone paying even the least attention that the...

Top Wallowa County stories of 2016
Top Wallowa County stories of 2016

Wallowa County might seem off the beaten path for big news stories, but a quick glimpse through a year’s worth of papers includes stories and issues that reflect and magnify nationwide concerns.

The most impactful stories of the year...

Chieftain view: Enterprise must consider pedestrian safety

Close readers of the Chieftain may have noticed that Kathleen Ellyn’s byline has been missing from the last few editions. Some many know that Kathleen was hurt while walking down First Street in downtown Enterprise, when a car pulled out of the...

Sen Hansell: Wildlife nuisance bill will go forward

I thought it might be helpful if I explained the background to the “deer proposal bill” that was recently discussed at the Joseph City Council Meeting and reported in the Wallowa County Chieftain.

It all began when...

Letter: Private ownership of public land not the answer

Historians say that knowing the past prevents us from making the same mistakes made by our forebearers.

When Oregon became a state, the United States government ceded two sections of every township to the state to use for schools. Unfortunately,...

Editorials

New AFBF leaders says agriculture works to be sustainable
Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, makes a point about sustainability in agriculture
Research helps better understand grazing near streams
Now we know that cattle probably don’t cause as much damage to streams and riparian areas as popularly thought.
Our view: The promise of another new year
Chieftain view: Enterprise must consider pedestrian safety

Letters to the Editor

Did Wallowa County move west?

Possibly five years ago the Wallowa County Commissioners went out on a limb and loaned $500,000 to an incoming entrepreneur to purchase the old...

Letter: Flower boxes need help

I am writing in reference to the article in (the Jan. 11) Chieftain about the Joseph City Council – I have to say, as the “Joseph...

Guest comment: Poachers steal from everyone
Letter: Don’t repeal Obamacare without a replacement
Letter: Crack down on bad drivers