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FERGUSON RIDGE — The ski area Ferguson Ridge, referred to locally as “Fergi,” has a new owner in the rental shop.

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WALLOWA — A Wallowa institution is closing up shop Dec. 23, as Jay Hinds retires after operating the Blonde Strawberry for eight years of serving breakfasts, lunches, specialty drinks and uniq…

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ENTERPRISE — Are you concerned your hair needs a trim before you get your driver’s license photo? Well, go next door to Backwoods Barber Co. and let Mason Walker work his wonders.

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ENTERPRISE — Financial literacy education is being brought to more than 4,000 students and residents in Northeastern Oregon through Banzai, an award-winning online program and content library …

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ENTERPRISE — Nominees are now being accepted for board members of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce, and will be accepted through Oct. 31, according to a press release.

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JOSEPH — Being a banker isn’t all figuring interest rates, taking deposits and other money-related matters. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Deena Perin was dishing out hot dogs and hamburgers in the Comm…

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ENTERPRISE — The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District is offering up to 20 hours of free help to cities, counties and nonprofits in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties.

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WALLOWA — Joining with other businesses and individuals to step up and help in the current emergency in Wallowa, the Wallowa Community Resale Store is expanding its hours with the assistance o…

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ENTERPRISE — For most people, having a collection of something is a hobby. For Erl McLaughlin it’s a passion. McLaughlin collects and restores antique tractors.

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ASOTIN COUNTY, Washington — It’s a familiar landmark to those making the trip from Enterprise to Lewiston, Idaho, and Boggans Oasis has new owners.

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ENTERPRISE — A local purveyor of gourmet coffee has a new product on the market — cold brew coffee, using the same coarse-ground Costa Rican beans being sold in True Mountain Coffee.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — As the tourism season ramps up in the wake of two years of difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners and others are feeling optimistic — for the most part.

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JOSEPH — Responding to customer surveys, the Wallowa Memorial Medical Clinic in Joseph began in June to keep office hours on Saturdays, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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FLORA — After being closed for a year, the RimRock Inn near Flora reopened this past weekend for a unique lodging and dining experience — unique even for Wallowa County.

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WALLOWA — An expanded sheet metal manufacturing business held its grand reopening Wednesday, May 25, in Wallowa, with promises of more high-paying jobs and the transition to an employee-owned …

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ENTERPRISE — There’s a new face at the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce that belongs to someone quite familiar in the business community — Deena McFetridge started there May 3 as the new adm…

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ENTERPRISE — A workshop is planned to help businesses and artisans learn the intricacies of mobile phone photography so that they can take great photos to promote their products, according to …

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ENTERPRISE — A series of walking tours, conversations and a countywide public meeting Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5, will explore the possibility of establishing a Regional Main Street Progr…

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JOSEPH — Allocation of Joseph’s share of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds and setting the fee amounts for system development charges will be on the agenda Monday, April 25, when the Jose…

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ENTERPRISE — Visitors will only have until the end of April to see Diane Knox’s smiling face greet them at the offices of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce in Enterprise. After that, she’…

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JOSEPH — Those who enjoyed sushi offered at the Historic Depot on New Year’s Eve can relish in it on a regular basis, now that the Dining Car there will offer it five days a week.

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JOSEPH — Those who have enjoyed the Cheyenne Café’s breakfasts and lunches now can come back for dinner, since the popular Joseph eatery started serving the evening meals Friday, March 11.

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ENTERPRISE — Who doesn’t enjoy that warm, fuzzy feeling of a vinyl LP on a turntable? Yeah, CDs or live streaming may produce higher-definition sound, but they skip the memories the LPs evoke.

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JOSEPH — The owners of Joseph’s iconic eatery, The Blythe Cricket, have taken advantage of the offseason to renovate their dining area to add retail merchandise. They reopened for business Wed…

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JOSEPH — Attendance was good and plans are well underway for this year’s Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, but last year’s rodeo coming after a year-long hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic left th…

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WALLOWA LAKE — An Enterprise couple who have taken over the popular JO Paddle at Wallowa Lake are hoping to expand it and are even considering a storefront location.

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ENTERPRISE — Physical fitness checks for the athletes competing in next week’s Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race are among the most important prerace events going on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

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IMNAHA — Do you like bath and body products with a distinct aroma derived from naturally occurring products in Wallowa County? Well, Peak Fusion Studio of Imnaha has what you’re looking for.

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ENTERPRISE — Robert Ryan likes remodeling older homes, and his Arrowhead Construction business gives him that opportunity.

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JOSEPH — After more than a decade as a house painter, Paul Vlietstra of Joseph has hung up his brush and traded it for a lawnmower.

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