Oregon may join national popular vote compact
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Oregon may join national popular vote compact
Bill would put Oregon’s membership in the compact on the November ballot.

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101 petitioners float alternative Medicaid funding plan
Legislators propose broadening the tax base to pay for rising Oregon Health Plan costs.
You can always count on the Marines
You can always count on the Marines
Paul Wahl is editor of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
It’s not whether you win or lose: JHS boys varsity coach, team chip in for one of their own
It’s not whether you win or lose: JHS boys varsity coach, team chip in for one of their own
Fuller huddled his team and hatched a plan to show Tucker their support during a tough time.
Lockhart appointed to Joseph City Council
Lockhart appointed to Joseph City Council

Michael Lockhart was appointed to the Joseph City Council at the Jan. 11 regular meeting council meeting. Lockhart was the only applicant for the city council position created by the resignation of Rodd Clark.

Lockhart continues to serve as...

Enterprise seventh of 16 2A teams in Oregon Classic
Enterprise seventh of 16 2A teams in Oregon Classic
Seven Outlaws competed in what was essentially five dual meets against other Division 2A teams.
Lady Cougars making strides at mid-season
Lady Cougars making strides at mid-season
The Lady Cougars held their own with Echo’s squad throughout most of the game.
Pipe bomb found near Wallowa
It was safely detonated.
Measure 101 is ‘foot-in-the-door;’ vote no
Measure 101 is ‘foot-in-the-door;’ vote no
Oregon government wastes millions of dollars but, rather than look for ways to save our money, they just dream up new ways to tax us.
Going for the glass: St. Pius X in Wallowa nearing homestretch on window refurbishing
Going for the glass: St. Pius X in Wallowa nearing homestretch on window refurbishing
The tiny congregation’s building at the end of South Pine St. has a total of 13 stained glass windows.
Main Street: Sharing the dream with Dr. King
Columnist Rich Wandschneider lives in Joseph.
Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival returns Jan. 19
Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival returns Jan. 19
Event is a benefit for Wallowa Avalanche Center of Joseph.
Wallowa County Stockgrowers planning scholarship fundraiser
Last year, the group awarded $6,000 to four applicants.
Sports Schedule: A listing of Wallowa County sporting events

JOSEPH

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jan. 19 –– Joseph vs Nixyaawii at Nixyaawii (Pendleton) 7 p.m.

Jan. 20 –– Joseph vs Cove at Cove, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 23 –– Joseph vs Wallowa at home, 7:30...

Letter: Measure 101 is not the solution
As premiums continue to increase, it is baffling that our leaders would even consider this type of tax.
Josephy Center in Joseph looking to form printing guild
Josephy Center in Joseph looking to form printing guild
A printmaking program that will allow local artists access to create work in the studio 24/7.
Letter: Let the legislature do its work on 101
In the last legislative session, the governor gave out $100 million in new raises.
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‘Stem Afternoon’ planned Jan. 26

Family fun and science are on the agenda for a Stem Afternoon event Friday, Jan. 27 at Building Healthy Families, 207 NW Park St., Enterprise. The event includes prizes, a snack and variety of fun...

Community Calendar: A listing of events and activities across Wallowa County
Community Calendar: A listing of events and activities across Wallowa County
Movie Double-Feature Friday, Jan. 19, 1 and 3 p.m. Josephy Center, Joseph.
Out of the Past:
Out of the Past:

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 17, 1918

The first Wallowa County soldier to die in France is Harry A. Savage who lived on Eden Ridge for four years. He contracted pneumonia and died, according to dispatches.

Wallowa County post offices have been...

Hansell named to Legislative Commission on Indian Services
Hansell named to Legislative Commission on Indian Services
Three legislators serve.
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Vote no on tax Measure 101

Ballot wording for Measure 101 tries to mislead us that this isn’t another new tax that our Salem politicians have come up with. By calling it an assessment, they try to fool us into voting for it.

McFarland get jury trial for not registering vehicle, carrying liability insurance
The case stems from incidents on Oct. 18 and 19 of last year when McFarland was cited for failure to carry a license and driving while suspended or revoked.
Takin’ it to Texas: Wallowa County musician sets his site on Austin’s Ameripolitan scene
Takin’ it to Texas: Wallowa County musician sets his site on Austin’s Ameripolitan scene
An overseas promoter offered the singer a chance to play England and France as a solo act.
Enterprise finds temporary home for fire department
Begins planning process for upgraded city hall
Enterprise Library receives $5,000 gift
The Horner Papers project will not take the entire $5,000 donation.
Snow sufficient for Eagle Cap Extreme
Snow sufficient for Eagle Cap Extreme
Mild winter temps could be tough on dogs
Plans for marijuana initiative in Joseph, Enterprise revised
Plans for marijuana initiative in Joseph, Enterprise revised
The initiative will be on the ballot during statewide general elections in November 2018, not the special election ballot in May 2018.
3 minutes with Hank Wats
3 minutes with Hank Wats
Retired computer geek
Little chance of false alert in Oregon, officials say
Little chance of false alert in Oregon, officials say
Oregon emergency alerts are written at the time of specific events and must be authenticated by a supervisor before being sent.
Public may weigh in on I-5/I-205 tolling
An Oregon Transportation Commission advisory committee will hold public hearings on tolling I-5 and I-205.

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Lockhart appointed to Joseph City Council

Michael Lockhart was appointed to the Joseph City Council at the Jan. 11 regular meeting council meeting. Lockhart was the only applicant for the...

Pipe bomb found near Wallowa
It was safely detonated.
Wallowa County Stockgrowers planning scholarship fundraiser
(No heading)
Community Calendar: A listing of events and activities across Wallowa County

Sports

It’s not whether you win or lose: JHS boys varsity coach, team chip in for one of their own
Fuller huddled his team and hatched a plan to show Tucker their support during a tough time.
Enterprise seventh of 16 2A teams in Oregon Classic
Seven Outlaws competed in what was essentially five dual meets against other Division 2A teams.
Lady Cougars making strides at mid-season
Sports Schedule: A listing of Wallowa County sporting events
40th Jo-Hi a success for county’s wrestlers

Life

3 minutes with Hank Wats
Retired computer geek
3 minutes with Nick Jannuzzi

Nick Jannuzzi, 28, of Enterprise is the co-owner of D.J.s Repair and U-Haul and Old Hickory Shed Sales in Enterprise. He’s a single guy,...

3 Minutes with Alan Klages
Three Minutes with Michael Cooler

Columns

You can always count on the Marines
Paul Wahl is editor of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Main Street: Sharing the dream with Dr. King
Columnist Rich Wandschneider lives in Joseph.
Guest Column: Keeping up with developmental disabilities
Open Range: Ingenuity usually trumps adversity
Wahl to Wall: Strange behavior in cyberworld

Opinion

Measure 101 is ‘foot-in-the-door;’ vote no
Oregon government wastes millions of dollars but, rather than look for ways to save our money, they just dream up new ways to tax us.
Letter: Measure 101 is not the solution
As premiums continue to increase, it is baffling that our leaders would even consider this type of tax.
Letter: Let the legislature do its work on 101
(No heading)
Voice of the Chieftain: Measure 101 is a Band-Aid

Capital Bureau

Oregon may join national popular vote compact
Bill would put Oregon’s membership in the compact on the November ballot.
Subsidized passenger train ridership declines after derailment
Oregon saw its subsidized passenger train ridership plummet in December following a fatal train derailment south of Tacoma Dec. 18.
Impact of possible federal shutdown on Oregon unclear
Oregon joins challenge of net neutrality repeal
101 petitioners float alternative Medicaid funding plan

Obituaries

Obituary: Terri Lynne Wilson
She was awarded OSAA volleyball coach of the year in 1997 and 2002.
Obituary: Heather Louise Long
She was born in York, Pa., to Dr. Douglas and Suzanne Hess.
Obituary: Naideen Willis

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Out of the Past:

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 17, 1918

The first Wallowa County soldier to die in France is Harry A. Savage who lived on Eden Ridge for four...

Out of the Past: County’s first grain elevator opens

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 10, 1918

Woolgrowers’ Warehouse Company’s new grain elevator in Enterprise –– the only...

Out of the Past: Enterprise voters have a say in street-paving project
Out of the Past: Cloud seeding proposed in Wallowa County