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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…

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WALLOWA — Elwayne Henderson is continuing to earn his recent award as Business Leader of the Year for 2019 bestowed by the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Feb. 23, as he adds a s…

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Wheat farmer Erl McLaughlin has finally gotten a settlement for his unharvested crop, after fretting through the fall and early winter and wondering what the next growing season will bring.

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JOSEPH — Joseph — and Wallowa County — has a new, old-fashioned butcher shop since Jan. 30 when The Daily Grind Processing opened its custom meats shop at 106 N. Main St.

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JOSEPH — For one little woman in one little studio in Joseph, Victoria “Vicki” Mosse sure offers a lot. Her Dynamic Therapies and BodyChange Pilates Studio has been operating for nearly two ye…

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JOSEPH — Entrepreneur Sally Brandt has been running the Sheep Shed in Joseph for more than a decade, but nothing there stays the same.

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Viridian Management is moving across town. After sharing office space with its sister company Chrisman Development for the eight years since it started, Viridian is expanding and moving to a p…

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The building on the northwest corner of Main and River streets is getting a facelift. It started Monday, Jan. 20, with the removal of a 45-year-old awning, with the intention of replacing it w…

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JOSEPH – It’s been a fixture in Joseph for more than 20 years, but the Market Place Fresh Foods never stops evolving. In fact, over the past couple of years, the owners have done considerable …

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WALLOWA – What’s up? That’s what Troy and Janette Barnum want you to wonder and stop in to their new coffee shop at 307 E. 1st St in Wallowa to find out.

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As has long been the case, agriculture is one of the dominant industries in Wallowa County.  It made headlines in the Chieftain throughout 2019. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Just off the Imnaha Highway and at the bottom of the westward slope from Joseph Charter School, a class action is taking place. Not a lawsuit, but action by the school’s fire science class on …

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Although a new federal spending bill included nearly $60 million for sustainable and organic agriculture, few Wallowa County producers expect to see any benefits despite federal and state effo…

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After 66 years of supplying electrical and plumbing supplies and serving as one of Wallowa County’s outstanding electrical contractors, J.B. Bane is pulling the plug.

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Part-time vendors in the city of Joseph may get a shock when they apply for a license in 2020. The city is considering a substantial jump in fees for the coming year.

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Those plastic grocery bags we’ve all become used to will be a thing of the past on Jan. 1. That’s when a law banning them across Oregon becomes effective.

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Planning to be married, Megan and Jaymz had a problem. The only place they had to begin their lives together was with Melissa’s father in Wallowa.

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They just finished one semester at the Wallowa County Dance Academy but teacher Ashly Hanson Braden is already preparing for a new one to start in January.

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Real beef? Impossible Burgers? Beyond Meat? Old-fashioned veggie burgers? They’re all being considered these days as consumers add concerns for health, the environment and climate change to th…

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The Enterprise Flower Shop and Prairie Creek Quilts, separated by just one business on River Street across from the Wallowa County Courthouse, are planning a grand opening next week in conjunc…

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As always, Wallowa Memorial Hospital keeps marching along the road to progress. Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Larry Davy and the WMH staff are making sure of that.

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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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Third-generation restaurateur Breeann Gladden and her husband, Justin, have reopened a longtime Enterprise landmark – Friends Restaurant – in a new location at 111 W. Main St.

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Thanks to a joint effort by the Joseph and Enterprise FFA chapters and Les Schwab, the Community Connection food bank can breathe a little easier ... for a while.

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The holiday gift-giving season offers not only the opportunity to make our friends and family happy, but also to help our local stores remain prosperous and in business.

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ROSEBURG, Ore. — Alyssa Mahaney has a toolbox full of non-lethal methods and strategies that she wants to share with livestock producers in hopes of reducing conflicts between predators and ra…

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Local saddlemaker and leather artisans, Sharp Saddles, have packed up their gear and moved to new diggings. Formerly located at 203 N. Main St. in Joseph, the shop is now located in Big Canyon…

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Jay Connolly, owner of J’s Place, a computer repair/music store, is sitting comfortably in his store amid computers, computer parts and guitars. It won’t be that way come December. Connolly is…

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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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While Outlaw Motor Sports (OMS) offers a number of “fun” ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc, they also know there’s a time to keep your nose to the grindstone. The shop is offering a “fun” in…

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“There’s a first time for everything,” as the saying goes, but not every first time is something to be celebrated. The Red Rooster restaurant in Enterprise just had their first burglary. The r…

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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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Wallowa County farmers, concerned about a misleading report in the Chieftain in late September, are trying to remain optimistic they’ll have time to get the rest of their wheat and hay harvested.