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SISTERS — Four Wallowa County beneficiaries were recipients of the Sisters-based Roundhouse Foundation’s more than $1.2 million distributed to over 70 rural nonprofits during its fall grant cy…

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SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for projects as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for 2022, according to a…

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ENTERPRISE — An increase in the tipping fees at the Wallowa County Ant Flat Landfill will be on the agenda the next time the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners meet — likely to be Dec. 15 —…

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ENTERPRISE — For nearly 36 years — almost half of her lifetime — Elane Dickenson was synonymous with the Wallowa County Chieftain.

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JOSEPH — Ceramics classes taught by Pamela Beach will be held for youths ages 7-17 next month as part of the Youth Art Fridays Winter Session at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, accord…

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JOSEPH — Create, learn and grow are the themes for the Youth Art Fridays Winter Session at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture starting Jan. 7, according to a press release. Registrations …

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WALLOWA — The Wallowa School Board expressed its full support Monday, Dec. 6, for a Bicycle Playground proposed by Ron Pickens to be constructed on school property.

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Devin Patton holds up a small Christmas tree for his small Christmas tree hunters, from left, Caroline, Levi and Joanna Patton on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at a fundraiser for the Liberty Grange. …

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Scott Miller and Anette Christoffersen size up some skis Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at a ski swap held at the Enterprise Odd Fellows Hall in preparation for ski season. They said they’re still wa…

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ENTERPRISE — A regional trails maintenance group received a positive response after an update on their activities to the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners at the board’s meeting Wednesday,…

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ENTERPRISE — The plans for Fair Lights 2021 are in full swing, with the same number of exhibits expected this year as last — 23. However, according to new Wallowa County Fair Board Manager Ann…

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JOSEPH — The Joseph City Council is back up to full strength, having unanimously voted to appoint Nancy Parmenter to fill the last vacant at-large seat at the council’s meeting Thursday, Dec. 2.

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An Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race volunteer meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Toma's Conference Room, 309 S. River St. in Enterprise. 

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SALEM — Applications for Noxious Weed Grants from the Oregon Department of Agriculture are due Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m., according to a press release.

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ENTERPRISE — The popular series “The Chosen” — about the life of Jesus Christ — is putting on a special Christmas episode, called, “The Messengers” that will be shown at Enterprise Christian C…

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WALLOWA — Texas Longhorn cattle are not something you see everywhere in Wallowa County. The Rocking M Ranch, located in Wallowa, is the exception. What also sets the ranch apart from other ran…

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ENTERPRISE — COVID-19 numbers ticked upward in Wallowa County the last week after a two-week run of single-digit case counts. 

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ENTERPRISE — A presentation by Rick Bombaci of the Wallowa Mountains/Hells Canyon Trails Association will highlight the regular meeting of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners planned for…

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JOSEPH — Only one candidate remains in consideration for the single vacant seat on the Joseph City Council, and the council will consider Nancy Parmenter for that position when it meets Thursd…

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LA GRANDE — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Manulife Investment Management’s timberland business, completed the first phase of the …

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WALLOWA — The Wallowa City Council pledged $1,000 to support a new Bicycle Playground proposed by Ron Pickens at the council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16.

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ENTERPRISE — The Healthy Futures Online Auction, which ran from Nov. 10-13, earned over $95,000, which will be invested in the new orthopedic surgery department at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.

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LOSTINE — A six-by-six-point mule deer buck threatened and attacked three people at a Lostine home Tuesday, Nov. 9, injuring all three before it was put down by Wallowa County Sheriff Joel Fish.

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ENTERPRISE — Once again, the Enterprise Elks are partnering with more than a dozen local organizations to help ensure that those in need will have a good Christmas meal — and some presents for…

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ENTERPRISE — The Les Schwab Tire Center in Enterprise and the Enterprise Christian Church are again joining forces in their annual Toy Drive for Christmas, according to a press release.

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ENTERPRISE — December’s Fishtrap Fireside begins Friday, Dec. 3, with readings from three Wallowa County writers and longtime Fishtrap friends: award-winning author David Laskin, educator and …

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ENTERPRISE — A presentation by Rick Bombaci of the Wallowa Mountains/Hells Canyon Trails Association was to be the highlight of the regular meeting of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners…

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ENTERPRISE — Two Wallowa County nonprofits were among the 77 recipients of community grants awarded by the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) of Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua…

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ENTERPRISE — On online workshop on Neurodiversity in the Workplace will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 7, hosted by the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and the Wal…

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JOSEPH — For many people, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the "unofficial" start to the Christmas shopping season. This year, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is urging Wallowa County…

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ENTERPRISE — Broadband Action Teams are being formed in Wallowa and Union counties, the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District announced in a press release Nov. 19.

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ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Rotary Club will once again use Patrick Thiel's organic vegetables to raise money for our High School Scholarship Program.

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ENTERPRISE — Ron Pickens is in his eighth year living in Wallowa County, coming originally for a job doing trail maintenance for the Minam River Lodge.