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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…

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As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent.

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JOSEPH — Alpine House resident Gladys Huffman will become a centenarian Friday, Jan. 17. Staff there are hoping for her to receive 100 birthday cards for the event.

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The New Year’s morning plunge into Wallowa Lake reached epic proportions on Wednesday morning. More than 100 people of all ages and outfits showed up at the county boat ramp to get 2020 off to…

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It’s so quiet. Except for the occasional howling wind. Not like the long months that came before — filled with the constant sounds of large and small machinery out in yards and fields.

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For many people, the New Year is a time to adopt new habits as a renewed commitment to personal health. Newly enthusiastic fitness buffs pack into gyms and grocery stores are filled with shopp…

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Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought -- according to University of Manchester scientists.

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Well not everything, but it turns out that timing in medicine is an important piece of the therapeutic puzzle. I was reminded of this concept when reading a study about the timing of antihyper…

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Caffeine may offset some of the negative effects of a diet that generates or supports obesity by reducing the storage of lipids in fat cells and limiting weight gain and the production of trig…

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Can’t remember something? Try waiting until later in the day. Researchers identified a gene in mice that seems to influence memory recall at different times of day. They tracked how it causes …

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While sifting through fossil soils in the Catskill region near Cairo, New York, researchers uncovered the extensive root system of 386-million-year old primitive trees. The fossils, located ab…

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I don't usually like to bother with manufactured foods, but there are some people who seem to need them. I have been fascinated by all the hype about the plant-based burgers. It seems that one…

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JOSEPH — Carol Fritsch first moved to Joseph in 1998. Then she and her family moved to Hawaii for 17 years and returned in 2017. She and husband, Reinhard, are retired and their daughter, Bria…

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JOSEPH — Seven organizers of next year’s Wallowa Mountain Cruise met Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Joseph to begin work on a successor to the Oregon Mountain Cruise of the past 30 years — and to dispel…

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Talkative, friendly and over the top with the great personality traits, Pablo Arenas demonstrates confidence and happiness in all things.

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MOSCOW, Idaho. Everyone enjoys the smell of the holidays: fresh-baked cookies, cinnamon and cloves, fresh-cut evergreens, skunk scent and fox urine. At least those last two aromas are what the…

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Doug Wittherrite, of Troy, has been leasing and operating the Troy Resort and Wenaha Bar & Grill there for the past couple of years. It may be remote — about 50 miles and an hour and a hal…

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Clara and the Nutcracker were accompanied by dancing Russians, Arabians, Chinese, flowers and reed flutes Wednesday, Dec. 11, as Enterprise Elementary School put on its Christmas Concert based…

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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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Joseph resident Stanlynn Daugherty has devoted much of her life in Wallowa County to caring for llamas. Then she went to Africa and took on lions, leopards, cheetahs and rhinos. Friday Dec. 20…

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We know that birds, whether wild or domestic, can have problems with tiny biting insects known as lice. The pests find the birds feathers to be an almost irresistible home, and a great snack. …

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At 100 feet long and weighing more than 100 tons, blue whales are the largest creatures to have evolved on the planet. Other whales, like killer whales, are larger than most terrestrial animal…

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Guilty! I confess. During the winter I do my walking exercise inside the grocery stores. The walking gives me an opportunity to shop at the same time. Note, I say shop, not buy yet. The import…

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Wallowa and Lostine were not to be left behind in the bevy of bazaars held recently, with the Christmas Bazaar at the Wallowa Senior Center and the Southfork Grange Christmas Bazaar in Lostine…

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Holiday gifts galore were on sale recently at bazaars all over Wallowa County, and nowhere more abundant than in the offerings in Enterprise and Joseph. They supplied everything from locally m…

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Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there’s no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat consu…

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JOSEPH — Tom Klimsza has lived in Joseph for 21 years, the first 12 of which he spent working as a physical therapist at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise.

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It was a dark and foggy night – but it was brightened with an array of colorful, holiday lights Saturday, Dec. 7, as the 2019 Enterprise Winterfest Celebration lit up the town.

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When the holidays are mentioned, what is the very first thing that comes to mind? For many it’s time with family, a certain meal, and thoughts on how to make the holidays “especially special” …

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A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn’t one of them.