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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.

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Dulcimer Week in the Wallowas presents its 9th Annual Dulcimer Extravaganza on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm at The Place, 303 S. Lake Street in Joseph (next to the Methodist Church). The co…

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Wallowa County is a music county. Virtually any time of the year you can look at Facebook, read the Chieftain and any number of event calendars and find live music in abundance. While the rock…

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Flora, Oregon—Skills necessary to life and to creating a home by pioneers begin at Flora School this coming weekend, lasting throughout the summer and into the fall. The Flora School Education…

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The Wallowa Mountain Quilter’s Guild hosted their annual quilt show at Joseph Charter School June 7th and 8th. The show featured 162 entries from across Oregon, Washington and Idaho. A history…

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On a day of rain, clouds, and finally, sunshine, the 30th annual Oregon Mountain Cruise hot rod, antique, and classic car show lit up Joseph’s Main Street with a display of more than 200 vehic…

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Meredith Brann is stepping out these days. Brann, 17, is the eldest child of Wallowa County’s very musical Brann Family. Now, she has also started to perform solo at different venues. On June …

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Locals and visitors to our scenic Wallowa County will once again enjoy a variety of live music every Thursday on the shady lawn of the county courthouse in Enterprise. The Wallowa Valley Music…

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Oregon Farm Bureau invites all photography enthusiasts to enter their best images of Oregon agriculture in the annual OFB Calendar Contest.

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Fishtrap Story Lab inspires youth throughout Wallowa County to share their stories creatively, confidently, and playfully. Beginning with a focus on narrative craft, the program provides stude…

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Winter weather didn’t stop dozens of art patrons from bundling up to explore the Josephy Center’s fifth annual Women’s Art exhibit, “Women on the Edge,” on Saturday, March 2. The exhibit celeb…

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The OK Theatre turns 100 this year, and owner Darrell Brann is fine with that. The theater has provided the town with quality film and music over the past 100 years. Brann has provided a good …

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Fishtrap Story Lab inspires youth throughout Wallowa County to share their stories creatively, confidently, and playfully. Beginning with a focus on narrative craft, the program provides stude…

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The Odd Fellows Hall in Enterprise got a winter wakeup as Darrell Brann, local musician and OK Theatre owner, and the usual suspects played some smoking blues at the second annual Blues Party …

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Come enjoy live music and Old-Time Community Dance from 7-10, Sat. Jan. 26 at the Enterprise Odd Fellows hall, 105 NE 1st St. All are welcome. Bring a snack to share if you can, otherwise no p…

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The Wallowa Valley Music Alliance presents another edition of Tunesmith Night, a monthly showcase of original music.