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Evelyn Swart has only ridden an elephant once, but on that ride, she found the inspiration for a book that might help young children learn to read. Swart and artist-collaborator Leita Barlow w…

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Wallowa Valley Music Alliance and Josephy Center for Arts and Culture present their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 22, at Josephy Center for Arts and Culture at 2 p.m.

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As always, things are rocking at the OK Theatre through the winter. On Friday, Nov. 29, hometown favorite Brady Goss is slated for his annual “Thanksgiving Rock and Roll Party.”

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ENTERPRISE: The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance presents another edition of Tunesmith Night on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Sugar Time Bakery, located at 107 N. River St. Suite A, in Enterprise.  The sh…

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Bluegrass legend Del McCoury played with a smile at this sold-out OK Theatre performance on Nov. 10. After six decades in the business, it’s obvious he still loves what he does. McCoury’s band…

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Musician Bob Webb is renowned in Wallowa County and beyond for his work giving music lessons or as music sideman for his partner, Heidi Muller. These days, Webb is hanging out his shingle for …

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The Josephy Center’s 6th annual Gift of Art Fundraiser will be held Sat., November 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event supports the Josephy Center’s Youth Art Programs through a silent auction of …

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It’s easy to read about the works and ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci and wonder whatever happened to men or women with that degree of talent in so many fields. Just because we don’t know about the…

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A 43,000 year-old fossilized trackway on public lands in Lake County, Oregon, may reveal clues about the ancient family dynamics of Columbian mammoths.

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Even for those of us in Wallowa County, today is a time of divisiveness, tribalism, and discomfort, no matter what your persuasion. The original two-act play Common Threads, which opens at the…

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Fishtrap has announced its 33rd annual Summer Fishtrap Gathering of Writers, July 6-12 at Wallowa Lake Lodge. The Gathering’s theme this year is “Courage” with a keynote address from renowned …

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. — A program featuring everything from Appalachian Mountains tunes and old gospel songs to cowboy western and honky-tonk hits will liven things up at Fort Walla Walla Museum.

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Pyrography: n “the process of burning designs on wood, leather, etc., with a heated tool,” according to Dictionary.com.

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The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance presents another edition of Tunesmith Night, a monthly showcase of original music. The Saturday, November 9 show features songwriters Travis Ward, David Henry…

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JOSEPH — a standing-room only crowd of family, old acquaintances and new friends turned out to hear former Wallowa resident Derek Brown perform Spanish, classical and one flamenco piece on his…

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The Wallowa County Cultural Trust Coalition (WCCTC) offers grants of up to $1000 each year that support individual artists, musicians, writers, cultural historians and the non-profit organizat…

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Most people who watch cartoons or listen to audio books wonder, sooner or later, about the people behind the voices. Local resident, Amanda Berry, can give you a pretty good idea. The Enterpri…

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Derek Brown, a 1991 graduate of Wallowa High school, today is a trained classical and Flamenco guitarist. He will perform a concert at Stein Distillery in Joseph at 1 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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About 30 "speeder" rail motorcars and their 60 or so occupants descended on Wallowa County over the Alpenfest weekend, traveling from Elgin to Joseph on the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority tr…

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The Wallowa Mountains have long boasted the title of “The Alps of Oregon.” The festival honoring that title is Alpenfest, Wallowa County’s tribute to the arrival of fall and the last fling of …

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Kristyn Harris wowed a packed OK Theatre Saturday night for the Mule Days finale music event. Harris’ spare presentation, just herself and her guitar, provided a powerful and moving evening of…

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Western singer, Kristyn Harris, is bringing her special brand of western music to the OK Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7. The concert is in conjunction with the Hells Canyon Mule Days event on Se…

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Practically perfect weather greeted the nearly 600 attendees of the 11th annual Juniper Jam music festival on Aug. 31. Known as the “Sweetest little music festival in eastern Oregon,” the even…

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If you happen to take a visit to the T.W. Bronze foundry and gallery, owned and operated by Tim Parks, at 202 Golf Course Rd. in Enterprise, be prepared. On walking into the foundry’s roll-up …

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One local church is doing its part to raise awareness about and eliminate human trafficking. Joseph Baptist Church, pastored by Steve Bartlow, held its second annual music and pie auction fund…

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Plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures greeted car enthusiasts and exhibitors at the sixth annual Main Street Show & Shine car show in Enterprise on Aug. 16-17. More than 100 gleaming ca…

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Friday, Aug. 2, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph opened the doors to its new exhibit: “A River Runs Through Us: The Art and Words of the Wild Lostine.” With 40 paintings and p…

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The annual Juniper Jam is on deck for Saturday, Aug. 31. Billed as “The Sweetest Little Music Festival in Eastern Oregon, this year’s extravaganza features two stages of live original music an…

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Waves are rippling at Wallowa Lake. Not just because of the late stormy weather and winds — it’s dragons — dragon boats, that is. Locals are practicing for the upcoming Dragons in the Wallowas…

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Erl McLaughlin’s dedication to two great loves paid off in spades this weekend. McLaughlin, known far and wide for his collection of antique farm machinery, held his annual show on Saturday, A…

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It’s just about time for the “Main Street Show & Shine car show on the weekend of Aug. 16-17. The show is sponsored by Main Street Motors, the Enterprise Elk’s Lodge and Stangel Industries…

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The Back Country Bash, an Americana-themed musical event, took place at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo grounds on August 2-3. The third annual extravaganza expanded to an additional day from earl…

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It’s time to strap on your boots and take a hike to Sunrise Iron LLC. Owner Erl McLaughlin is holding his annual tractor viewing show on Saturday, Aug. 3. The show is a long-standing Wallowa C…

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It was a busy weekend at the OK Theatre as plays were presented, food was eaten and top-notch musicians played at the theater’s centennial celebration held July 12 and 13 in Enterprise, but th…

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In a special Brown Bag lunch meeting at the Center at noon on Thursday, July 18, Pearl Marsh will speak and sign copies of her new book, But Not Jim Crow: Family Memories of African American L…

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The OK Theatre is a community landmark and known as one of the finest small musical venues in eastern Oregon, if not the entire state. Thanks to the efforts of owner Darrell Brann and his fami…

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JOSEPH — Oregon is the only state in the union that provides a 100 percent tax credit to inspire cultural giving. Via the Oregon Cultural Trust, these funds are distributed across the state, p…

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The public is invited to the 32nd Summer Fishtrap Weekend Gathering, July 12-14 at Wallowa Lake Lodge

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Due to its inherent beauty, Wallowa County tends to attract a lot of photographers. David Brunkow is one of the latest to set up shop in Wallowa County at his storefront at 207 N. Main St. in Joseph.

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It was standing room only at the OK Theatre for the CD release party of musician extraordinaire Meredith Brann, daughter of theatre owners, Darrell and Christie Brann. The Friday, June 14 conc…

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Just wrapping up First Draft. Two last installments before the summer.