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When asked what drawing means to her, Kodie Paige Kiser, a 15-year-old Enterprise High School sophomore, simply replied, “It’s not necessarily therapeutic, but it calms me down; it’s really fu…

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Enterprise Elementary School and the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Homeland Project collaborated to celebrate Oregon’s official holiday of Indigenous Peoples Day with discussions and hands-on display…

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Slow Food Wallowas Pig Nic offers music and local goodies galore

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It was the end of an era, this year, when Alpenfest had to move from its 40-year venue of the Edelweiss Inn to tents pitched at the Wallowa Lake State Park marina.

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With the 2019 Oregon Alpenfest in the history books, it’s time to begin raising money for the 2020 event. One of the chief fundraisers is Alpenmeister Chuck Anderson’s Wurstwagen.

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Steelhead season is a cold-weather institution for Wallowa County fishermen. But this year’s steelhead run is going to be small, according to ODFW fishery biologist Kyle Bratcher. “We’re well …

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On Friday, Oct. 4, the Rotary Club of Wallowa County hosted the Rotary International’s District Governor, Diane Noriega. She applauded the Wallowa County Rotary members for their long service …

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Jeff Brookshire has opened what he considers an excellent business venture — a mobile catering unit located on the Second Street side of the Main Street Motors block in Enterprise.

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Scientists Peter Turnbaugh at UC San Francisco and Rachel Carmody at Harvard University have shown for the first time that cooking food fundamentally alters the microbiomes of both mice and hu…

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After ranching for 40 years, Randy Garnett has embarked on a new career. For the past several years, he’s been the cook for students at Enterprise school, making dishes that tickle the taste b…

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PULLMAN, Wash.—Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes…

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CORVALLIS – When it comes to plants, bulbs are about as easy as it gets.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new Oregon State University study finds that pet cats form attachments with their human owners that are similar to the bonds formed by children and dogs with their caretakers.

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SEATTLE, Wash. – As preschoolers across the nation head into classroom buildings for the start of the school year, more than 300 Seattle area children enrolled in the Tiny Trees Preschool will…

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The MidValley Theatre Company, based in Lostine, is holding auditions for its upcoming production of the unique and heartwarming play, “Common Threads” at the Lostine Presbyterian Church on Se…

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Adria Peet and her husband, Brandon, returned to Enterprise about a year ago after experiencing life in a bigger city (Fort Collins, CO). They were looking for a slower-paced lifestyle in whic…

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A young soccer player from the OK Theatre Team (black) drives the ball down the field with a teammate in tow and past a defender from Heavenly’s (red) Sept. 9 during the Wallowa Valley Youth S…

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A young soccer player with a team sponsored by OK Theatre raises her arms in the thrill of victory Sept. 9 as she scores a goal past a defender from the team sponsored by Heavenly’s during the…

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Nearly 100 spectators listened to cowboy poetry set to music or recited during Friday evening’s 14th Max Walker Memorial Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

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After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life.

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One local church is doing its part to raise awareness about and eliminate human trafficking. Joseph Baptist Church, pastored by Steve Bartlow, held its second annual music and pie auction fund…

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Tamara Fuchs is a holistic integrative health coach who works with women over 30 looking for nutritional healing, balance, and living life fully.

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With the average age of Wallowa County citizens ranking among the highest in the state, WeCare, a local support group is ready to help both seniors and senior caregivers.

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The next time you go for a walk in the woods-specifically on a U.S. Forest Service Trail in the Eagle Cap Wilderness or Hells Canyon — you might consider pausing at one of those big, fallen tr…

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The Chief Joseph Days Rodeo in the evenings is world-class rodeo. But don’t miss the other events during the day, which are just as much fun. And even better, most are free!

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An estimated 1000 people flocked to what was one of the most diverse airshows in Joseph Fly-in history July 12 and 13. From fighter jets to biplanes and piper cubs, this airshow had it all. Tw…

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Editor’s Note: This is the first of what will be a monthly column devoted to local foods, local recipes and the local people who make good food happen.

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Most people know that regular exercise is good for your health. New research shows it may make you smarter, too.

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A dozen years ago, Tami Wightman heard the screams and saw her son, Casey Marino, running across the field to the family’s home. He wasn’t screaming in exuberance at the joy of being 13 years …

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An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one of the world’s most important salmon species.

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CORVALLIS – While researching a book on the cultural history of animal diseases, Ray Malewitz encountered a reference to the Great Epizootic of 1872, the most widespread and destructive horse …

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – As canning season gets underway, the Food Preservation hotline from Oregon State University Extension Service starts taking calls July 15.

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The Joseph Airport Fly-in is set to start on Friday morning. Today, two outstanding jet aircraft, a yellow L-39 and a blue Alpha flew in from Boise to get things started. The bright yellow L-3…

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CORVALLIS – The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well, new r…

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Finishing touches get applied to the OK Theater's refurbished doors on Tuesday, in preparation for the 100th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday July 12

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – A compound with potential as a treatment for ALS has gained further promise in a new study that showed it improved the condition of mice whose motor neurons had been damaged …

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PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone can…

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Ask just about any parent whether napping has benefits and you’ll likely hear a resounding “yes,” particularly for the child’s mood, energy levels, and school performance. New research from th…

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Finishing touches get applied to the OK Theatre in preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration July 12th.

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As a young man, Bill Hall worked on his grandfather’s ranch which overlooks the Joseph State Airport. Hall is now a director of the upcoming 2019 Wallowa County Fly-in, which will bring an arr…