ODOT will expand use of salt on dangerous winter roads
Courtesy Oregon Department of Transportation
ODOT will expand use of salt on dangerous winter roads
Results of a test program suggest that using salt can reduce weather-related crashes.

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State expects $1 billion extra in treasury this cycle
State expects $1 billion extra in treasury this cycle
Tax collection, lottery revenues exceed expectations, likely triggering personal income tax “kicker” in 2020.
Brown, Wheeler support river ferries to relieve I-5 congestion
Frog Ferry would carry passengers, but not cars, across the Columbia between Portland and Vancouver.
State helping feds find addresses for Census
State helping feds find addresses for Census
The effort could lead to enumeration of larger population, which could increased federal funding and representation in Congress.
Obituary: Donald Beier
Obituary: Donald Beier
Buck lived to play golf (literally).
Obituary: Janice Meyer
She owned several restaurants before retiring.
‘Grit and Ink’ unveiling draws a crowd
‘Grit and Ink’ unveiling draws a crowd
Josephy event launched newspaper history tome
Divide Camp adds outdoor kitchen, other amenities
Divide Camp adds outdoor kitchen, other amenities
First archery tournament held
Anniversary: Floyd and Patricia Winslow
They have two children who they raised in Enterprise, and five grandchildren.
Robertson, Cook to play benefit concert
Admission is by donation.
Calendar of Events: Activities and happenings across Wallowa County
Calendar of Events: Activities and happenings across Wallowa County

Core Yoga: 5:30 p.m. above Lostine Tavern in Lostine. All levels, focusing on strength, flexibility, clarity and focus.

Food Giveaway: 11:30 a.m. Wallowa Senior Center in Wallowa, 11 a.m. Enterprise Senior Center and noon at The Place in Joseph.

Election 2018: Hillock, Goebel-Burns ready to serve
Election 2018: Hillock, Goebel-Burns ready to serve
Voter turnout in county at 75%
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SEVENTH GRADE

Codi Cunningham 3.95, Maddie Cudmore 3.81, Luke Clinchy 3.67, Allison Patterson 3.67, Lane Botts 3.57, Alex Rowley 3.43, Lily Royes 3.38 Madison Estes 3.33 and Shayna Wilkie 3.33.

EIGHTH GRADE

Brianna Fairchild...

Enterprise earns Brownfields grant

Enterprise City will receive in excess of $27,000 from the EPA to help offset costs linked to the discovery of three oil tanks under the new city hall location.

City Administrator Lacey McQuead told the city council recently that credit goes to...

Election 2018: Public life, career end for Mona K.
Election 2018: Public life, career end for Mona K.
Appointment by governor was a drag in race
Blaze destroys bunk house on Joseph ranch
Blaze destroys bunk house on Joseph ranch

Joseph and Enterprise Fire Departments responded to a fire at the Donald and Lois Hough property at the juncture of Tenderfoot Valley Road and Bicentennial Lane Nov. 8 at approximately 3:45 p.m.

The bunkhouse on the old Beaudoin Homestead...

Fishtrap announces ‘Big Read’ book
Fishtrap announces ‘Big Read’ book
‘Meaning of Refuge’ topic for Winter Fishtrap
Fishtrap, Josephy win operating cost grants

Oregon Arts Commission has awarded two more grants to Wallowa County arts groups.

In addition to the $10,000 arts learning grant awarded to Fishtrap in September, the commission has added another $7,553 operating support grant to enhance...

For the Record: A listing of select calls to Wallowa County public safety entities

NOV. 5

7:35 p.m. – Christopher Lane Kiesecker, 38, of Enterprise, was arrested by Enterprise police on charges of criminal mischief. He was transported to Umatilla County Jail.

NOV. 6

7:56 a.m. – Vandalism in...

BGood Bars up for national award
BGood Bars up for national award
Competition for the prestigious Good Food Award was stiff.
Guest Column: Two years on and we’re no greater
Guest Column: Two years on and we’re no greater
Carl Kiss is a semi-retired attorney who lives in Enterprise.
NEON offers health insurance enrollment help

Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) is once again providing free help to people signing up for health insurance during the HealthCare.gov open enrollment period ending Dec. 15.

Individuals making less than $48,240 or families of four with income...

Hospital gala raises $67,000 for new ultrasound equipment
Hospital gala raises $67,000 for new ultrasound equipment
The evening was filled with a mix of entertainment and presentations.
Election 2018: Joseph goes green
Election 2018: Joseph goes green
The Joseph vote for Measure 32-42 was razor-thin –– 359-335.
Letter: Working on getting along
Letter: Working on getting along

A child would know better than to accept Anita VanGrunsven’s contemptuous lunch invitation because it’s your basic school-yard bully tactic.

A more appropriate lunch partner for her would be Wally Sykes. The two could spend happy...

Out of the Past: County celebrates the end of World War I
Out of the Past: County celebrates the end of World War I
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain
Eugene teen hosts Creating Memories pie fundraiser
Eugene teen hosts Creating Memories pie fundraiser
The pies were provided by Willamette Valley Pie Co.
Open Range: How to become a ‘super puncher’
Barrie Qualle is a Wallowa County-based cowboy and author.
Salgado packs OK with soul
Salgado packs OK with soul
Wallowa Land Trust fundraiser
Chamber offers free anti-scam session
Chamber offers free anti-scam session
Kevin Jeffries, consumer liaison with the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, will present.
Wallowa County teacherage will be sold
Wallowa County teacherage will be sold
When the home was transferred to the school district, the agreement was that it would be used to house teachers for 30 years.

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News

‘Grit and Ink’ unveiling draws a crowd
Josephy event launched newspaper history tome
Anniversary: Floyd and Patricia Winslow
They have two children who they raised in Enterprise, and five grandchildren.
Robertson, Cook to play benefit concert
Calendar of Events: Activities and happenings across Wallowa County
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Sports

Wallowa football team moves to semifinals
St. Paul looms in Saturday game at Hermiston HS
Cross-country boys and girls cruise to second at state meet

The Wallowa County combined cross-country boys and girls teams both walked away from the state meet with second-place team finishes. It was...

Wallowa will play in quarter-finals
Eagles volleyball season ends in Redmond
Joseph goes undefeated: Football team finishes 7-0

Life

3 min with Greg Oveson

GREG OVESON

Retired Groundskeeper

Greg Oveson, 67, of Wallowa, was one of a set of twins born to Anne and Crawford Oveson of...

3 minutes with Jesse Eaves

JESSE EAVES

Glass Contractor

Jesse Eaves, 45, of Lostine, was born in Chico, Calif., and went to Las Plumas High. He moved here with...

Columns

Guest Column: Two years on and we’re no greater
Carl Kiss is a semi-retired attorney who lives in Enterprise.
Open Range: How to become a ‘super puncher’
Barrie Qualle is a Wallowa County-based cowboy and author.
Wahl to Wall: Election is over, tacos are served
Mountain Medicine: Health outcomes are improving in Wallowa County
Wahl to Wall: The fabric of our landscape is changing

Opinion

Letter: Working on getting along

A child would know better than to accept Anita VanGrunsven’s contemptuous lunch invitation because it’s your basic school-yard bully...

Voice of the Chieftain: It’s time for leadership in Joseph

It was disheartening to hear of the resignation of Joseph Mayor Dennis Sands. If the Joseph City Council can now move beyond bickering and...

Life Flight can be a Christmas gift
Columnist refuses to answer in anger
Time for columnist to address the real issues

Capital Bureau

ODOT will expand use of salt on dangerous winter roads
Results of a test program suggest that using salt can reduce weather-related crashes.
Oregon governor stops bid to raise alcohol taxes
The Oregon Health Authority wanted to boost taxes on beer and wine, in part to push down consumption and in part to raise millions. Gov. Kate Brown...
Sources: Richardson’s tumor is aggressive, fatal cancer
State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces
State expects $1 billion extra in treasury this cycle

Obituaries

Obituary: Donald Beier
Buck lived to play golf (literally).
Obituary: Janice Meyer
She owned several restaurants before retiring.
Obituary: Joyce Tompkins
Obituary: Gerald Trump
Obituary: Gayle Schmeck

Special Sections

Out of the Past: County celebrates the end of World War I
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain
Out of the Past: Enterprise adopts $14,543 annual budget

Cheryl Jenkins

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 7, 1918

Help eat up the national surplus of spuds, and save the other foods.

The city...

Out of the Past: Possible draftees on pins and needles
Out of the Past: Slot machines an issue for law enforcement