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ENTERPRISE — Despite signs of people flaunting the statewide mandate to wear facemasks in public and maintain social distancing, there has been no crackdown on violators, state and local offic…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — You’re driving down the highway amid green and brown fields when you come around a corner to an explosion of yellow. No, it’s not overgrown dandelions; it’s canola or mustard,…

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WALLOWA — There may not be an airport in Wallowa, but there’s now a museum of aviation history that includes plenty of facts, whimsy and fun, along with a new café offering tasty summer fare.

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ENTERPRISE — Businesses and nonprofits that experienced at least a 50% reduction in revenue during March or April and were unable to access federal aid programs may receive grants from the Nor…

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Deb’s Apparel, the long-time, popular, ladies apparel shop on Main Street in Enterprise, reopened Monday, June 15, after a two-month closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ENTERPRISE — A second round of grants is being awarded to businesses that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce this summer will implement a marketing strategy in social media to highlight some authentic and unique businesses i…

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There’s a new look and new feel to Winding Waters Community Health Center’s Joseph Clinic. A full remodel has made the interior of the clinic, snugged between the Sports Corral and the Chief J…

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Brooke Greenshields never thought about being anything else than a veterinarian. Now she is one, newly minted from the Oregon State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and the newest add…

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JOSEPH —Things are looking up for the Wallowa County Farmers Market held Saturday, May 30, next to the Stein Distillery on North Main Street in Joseph. The market opened on Memorial Day weeken…

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At a time when Amazon has erased big box booksellers, many neighborhood bookshops have persisted and even prospered. The tantalizing aromas of ink, paper and coffee are like pheromones for boo…

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One thing visitors and newcomers to Wallowa County notice is that it costs more to fill your car with gasoline here. Gas station owners attribute this largely to the county’s remote location a…

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Wallowa County is going back to work and its businesses are welcoming customers again after Gov. Kate Brown allowed 31 of Oregon’s 36 counties to enter Phase 1 of post-COVID-19 reopening. Brow…

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Some of the world’s most successful, multi-billion dollar companies – Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and even Disney—started in a garage. And so has Wallowa County’s newest startup—Wallowa Valley C…

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Chief Joseph Days has been celebrated on the last full weekend of July for the past 74 years. If the CJD board of directors has their way, the 75th annual rodeo will go on as planned this year…

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Gov. Brown’s office today released draft guidelines for a potential Phase 1 opening of some Oregon businesses, including restaurants, retail, and childcare facilities. They also include guidel…

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In these days of shopping from home when many stores won’t allow customers to browse their wares due to the coronavirus pandemic, one might think Central Copy in Enterprise would be doing a br…

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Everyone’s favorite Chinese-American take-out, is back from its coronavirus hiatus. The Happy Garden Restaurant in Enterprise has had to modify hours a bit.

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A sure sign of spring is evident in the fields of Wallowa County: farmers planting their crops for the 2020 growing season.

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The regional Landscapes in Transition research project continues the legacy of a $20 million six-year study that's providing necessary knowledge for how growers can remain profitable against c…

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Some Wallowa County businesses are not particularly feeling the pinch of stay-at-home orders over the coronavirus pandemic, particularly hardware and farm stores. It seems do-it-yourselfers ar…

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Evidently, the federal government CARES. Struggling Wallowa County businesses that rely heavily on tourism are are seeing a glimmer of hope in the $2.2 trillion federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief…

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At a time when our psyches and spirits need an uplift, Stirling Webb has a grand plan for their resurrection: an Easter egg hunt unlike any other, whenever the shroud of social distancing lift…

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What’s being called the “Great Potato Drive” is coming to the rescue of the area food bank distribution hub — Community Connection in La Grande — that reported being low on staples, including …

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Food and lodging aren’t the only necessities people are finding it difficult to obtain during the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fuel for vehicles also is essential, and the busine…

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COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Across the U.S., gardening is booming as people anxious about food shortages are eager to grow their own vegetables during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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ENTERPRISE — At first glance, they look like ordinary evergreen trees: a little short, a little rotund, but harmless enough. But junipers are opportunists of the highest order, gobbling up som…

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The Rotary Club of Wallowa County is doing its best to support local businesses and one way is to pass on information and suggestions about the creative ways they’re conducting business during…

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The Eastern Oregon Workforce Board has funding to help area businesses that are at risk of laying off employees due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The flexibility allowed for this money i…

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Although on-site dining has been temporarily banned because of the COVID-19 outbreak, that hasn’t stopped Wallowa County restaurants from feeding their customers.

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The Rotary Club of Wallowa County is taking steps to get the word out about restaurants and other businesses that remain open amid the COVID-19 shutdowns. Randi Jandt, of the Rotary, said the …

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Businesses and consumers across Wallowa County are feeling the pinch from government-mandated closures and admonitions to maintain “social distancing” by keeping at least 6 feet from other patrons.

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PENDLETON — Veteran newspaper leader Karrine Brogoitti has been named regional sales director for EO Media Group’s east side operations which includes six print newspapers and associated websites.

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If you want an excellent breakfast, lunch, coffee specialty drink or a unique, made-to-order cake or pie — all served up with nonstop and occasionally somewhat off-color jokes, the Blonde Stra…

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A $4 million-plus irrigation pipeline is nearly complete that will give irrigators in the Upper Wallowa Valley a more efficient and less expensive way to water crops, livestock and pasture whe…

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Genuine Wallowa County, the online gift shop showcasing handmade items from Wallowa County and Nez Perce artisans via curated gift and subscription boxes, celebrates its first anniversary in M…

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About 200 people showed up Sunday, Feb. 23, to applaud the recipients of nine awards bestowed on members of the Wallowa County community at the 40th annual Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce A…