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Ichthyosaurs are among the few fossils that Wallowa Mountains has from the Age of Dinosaurs. They were fish-like reptiles that first appeared about 250 million years ago and quickly diversifie…

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Wallowa County has a new head of its Vegetation Department, but Andy Marcum is far from new to Wallowa County. Marcum took over Jan. 1, after seven months as noxious weed supervisor for the co…

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Caught in the act: A herd of elk flee after pillaging a farmer’s bales of hay Monday, Feb. 10, in a field along Eggleson Lane near the Joseph Highway. More elk were waiting the other side of E…

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Bumblebees are the big lifters of the insect world, able to fly back to the hive with almost their own bodyweight in nectar on board. A study published Feb. 5 in Science Advances shows how the…

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Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? Part of the answer, according to a new study, is related to the first flu strain we encounter in childhood.

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The Wallowa Rural Fire Protection District netted about $2,000 from its annual steak and oyster feed Saturday, Feb. 8, Fire Chief Gary Hulse said Monday. The event is a traditional annual affa…

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WALLOWA LAKE VILLAGE —People in Wallowa County have long hoped that the iconic Edelweiss Inn at Wallowa Lake could be restored. But it’s looking less and less like such a miracle will occur.

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Awhile back, when Montgomery Ward was located on Washington Avenue in La Grande, and Monarch ranges featuring duplex draft with all riveted joints sold for $82.50, the women in northeast Orego…

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The adage "Fake it until you make it" — the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits — often backfires when used with co-workers, according to a study led by…

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – Any time of year is a good time to start a budget, so why not now? You haven’t forgotten those frugal resolutions, have you? Since the gardening season is still a few months …

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Mathematicians, physicists, and materials experts might not spring to mind as the first people to consult about whether you are brewing your coffee right. But a team of such researchers from a…

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Australia’s devastating drought is having a critical impact on the iconic platypus, a globally unique mammal, with increasing reports of rivers drying up and platypuses becoming stranded.

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JOSEPH — Joseph State Airport is gaining attention in the aviation community as a fascinating destination for vacation travelers. Along with recreation seekers, its mile-long runway attracts l…

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People who develop Parkinson’s disease before age 50 may have been born with disordered brain cells that went undetected for decades, according to new Cedars-Sinai research. The research point…

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Despite emerging clues about the cause of vape-related illness and deaths, the cold fact remains: Breathing anything other than clean air into your lungs is harmful. Yet two of the substances …

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When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a dog to go …

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A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) supports a growing body of research that links human exposure to aluminum with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Researchers found sig…

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JOSEPH — Another 20 volunteers are still the greatest need for the Wallowa Mountain Cruise, said organizational committee Chairwoman Jude Graham. The committee is considering soliciting help f…

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A book is made of wood. But it is not a tree. The dead cells have been repurposed to serve another need.

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A new Stanford University study proposes ways to overcome barriers to prescribed burns — fires purposefully set under controlled conditions to clear ground fuels.

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While Micah Fuller, of Wallowa, spends much of his time in Wallowa County, he also gets around. Two days a week he’s a bouncer at the Garden Lounge in Moscow, Idaho, and he serves in an infant…

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If you have a dog, hopefully you’re lucky enough to know that they are highly attuned to their owners and can readily understand a wide range of commands and gestures. But are these abilities …

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – While you’re battling the winter blues, make your own seed-starting mix and plan for the gardening days ahead.

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The Enterprise lodge and its 162 members have just marked 60 years since the opening of their building on North Street.

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During storms in the southwestern U.S., some rattlesnakes drink rain droplets from scales on their backs.This unusual behavior could help them survive in a desert environment with infrequent rain.

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(Editor’s note: Radon is generated in abundance from granitic rocks and sediments that contain abundant “granite” fragments — including the moraines and river sediments around Wallowa Lake and…

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Visibility and developing positive relationships were on the minds of area law enforcement officers who visited and ate lunch with kindergarten through sixth-grade students at Enterprise Eleme…

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A series of errors in regards to a burial plot led to the exhumation of a woman buried for six months in the Enterprise Cemetery. Marsha Beier, the stepmother of one of the parties involved, r…

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People and other great apes are known for their willingness to help others in need, even strangers. Now, researchers have shown for the first time that some birds — and specifically African gr…

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Dr. Lowell Euhus, a longtime and now retired family physician serving Enterprise and all of Wallowa County, was honored Thursday, Jan. 9, when the Rotary Club of Wallowa County presented its R…

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JOSEPH — With several dam issues looming in 2020, Winter Fishtrap, Jan. 17 to 19 at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is inviting us to wade into the subject, exploring dams and their ef…

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From feedback about my previous columns, I realized there are a few additional things that I could point out to help you recognize more email scams.

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PORTLAND — For many of us, the lives we lead in the digital world are critical to how well we live our life in the real world. Those family pictures from five years ago? Stored on the computer…