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ENTERPRISE — Michael Zanello came to live in Enterprise nearly seven years ago after being in a “homeless situation” in Portland and his uncle urged him to move here, and has no plans to go back.

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ENTERPRISE — Quantity doesn’t always equate to quality, as was evidenced this week with the youthful expertise in horsemanship on display during the 4-H Horse Show at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds.

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ENTERPRISE — The open class exhibits for the Wallowa County Fair have been canceled, the fair board announced last week.

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WALLOWA LAKE — The last weekend of July is all about Chief Joseph Days in Wallowa County. This year, with no rodeo, no celebration and COVID-19 fears rampant, merchants and recreational busine…

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ENTERPRISE — Saying “it is with regret but based on an abundance of caution concerning COVID-19,” this year’s Main Street Show and Shine scheduled for Aug. 14-15 has been canceled, according t…

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ENTERPRISE — A virtual Brown Bag Lunch Tuesday, July 28, will feature Matt King, renewable energy program manager at Wallowa Resources.

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ENTERPRISE — This year’s Hells Canyon Mule Days is suffering the same fate as a number of other events throughout Oregon with nearly all its components being canceled because of the COVID-19 p…

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Michael Tevlin's new book, Sockeye, is set in Wallowa County.

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ENTERPRISE — It has been almost 20 years in the making, but Michael Tevlin’s book, “Sockeye,” has finally made it home to Wallowa County.

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ENTERPRISE — Some changes for the better are coming to the recycling center in Enterprise, courtesy of the new Wallowa County Recycling Task Force.

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WALLOWA — By the end of July, the Wallowa City Library will sport a bright new look — an imaginative storybook mural now underway by local artist Anna Vogel.

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A P-47D Thunderbolt “Dottie Mae” was one of five World War II-era aircraft to fly over Wallowa County on the Fourth of July. The five aircraft came from Hangar 180 in Lewiston, Idaho, and flew…

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ENTERPRISE — Although the start of the 2020-21 school year is almost two months away, all three school districts in the county have started making plans.

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WALLOWA LAKE — Adventure guide Judy Swank led a group up a trail to the top of Wallowa Lake’s east moraine Saturday, June 27, in the inaugural Discovery Walk for the 2020 season.

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ENTERPRISE — In years past, the Watershed and Woodlands Festival has been held in Cloverleaf Hall or at the fairgrounds. This year, due to COVID-19 concerns, it’s more of a do-it-yourself project.

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture’s long-term summer forecast calls for a summer that will average out to be cool and moist, but still include a dry July and August.

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Summer solstice sky over Enterprise. The Milky Way rises over Enterprise at about 11 p.m. on June 21. Red hues may be due to smoke from large fires in northern California and Arizona.

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Enterprise resident Dan Snyder spins some yarns around the campfire at the Hurricane Creek Campground. “When we came to scout it, there was no one here,” he said. “Now there’s about five of th…

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The Rotary Club of Wallowa County has awarded $5,000 in college scholarships to seven graduating county high school seniors.

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Some 16.3 million years ago, what is today Wallowa County was the site of one of the greatest volcanic eruptions known on Earth. Its products include the Bowlby stone that constructs the Wallo…

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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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In times of unexpected uncertainty, such as the sudden appearance of a global pandemic, people may be more prone to paranoia, Yale University researchers suggest in a new study published in th…

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It’s a long hard ride to become rodeo royalty. But the three members of the 2020 Chief Joseph Days court have all made it to the top. Cassidy Harrod, Brianna Micka, and Destiny Wecks will be t…

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The usual backers of the annual Fourth of July fireworks display on Wallowa Lake may have bailed, but other organizers are picking up the ball and running with it.

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Hurricane Creek Grange is once again serving their “all you can eat” breakfast for $8.00. The new hours are from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Saturday beginning June 13. The menu will include meat, …

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This year’s Wallowa County Fair may look a bit different than past years, but the Aug. 1-8 event is a go and won’t be halted by COVID-19 restrictions, organizers said last week.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Cooking and gardening have taken the country by storm and easy-to-grow herbs act as a bridge between the two, adding flavor to our food and confidence to our gardening.

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Here’s a conundrum that many in Wallowa County face. It’s summer and you want to eat fresh local veggies. But you don’t have time to grow a season-round garden. And your Saturdays are just too…

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Cutleaf (Hooker's) balsamroot  flowers a bit later than the moraine's arrowleaf balsamroot, and prefers dry, rocky prairie areas. Photographed along Ant Flat Road.