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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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The end of summer means the beginning of football. But sandwiched in between, as a sort of joyful interlude, there’s Cougar Camp. It’s four days of learning that there’s fun in football fundam…

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Fred Tippett (center) poses with five generations of the Tippett family in Seattle recently. The Tippetts, one of Wallowa County’s long-time ranching families, have ranched on Joseph Creek and…

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The Wallowa County Sheriff’s marine patrol bears the onerous responsibility of keeping locals and visitors alike safe on the water. Their patrol area includes the usually placid waters of Wall…

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The Wallowa County Stockgrower’s Ranch Rodeo and dinner on Saturday provided a good time for all and roped in funds for scholarships, including more than $600 from the sale of a pick of the li…

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With warmer and drier conditions this week, the #GraniteGulchFire will continue to be active, and smoke will periodically be visible from surrounding communities.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – An epidemic of cats with hyperthyroidism may be explained by exposure to a chemical contained in flame retardants commonly found in furniture, according to an Oregon State Un…

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Cranking up the air conditioner isn’t the only way to deal with the stifling heat that is blanketing much of North America and Europe.

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On Sunday, August 18, the Hurricane Creek Grange held its open house for the community. Members brought salads and main dishes to share, along with 18 (!) pies. Worthy Master David McBride mas…

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A lot of action is happening in Joseph on the Jennings Hotel block of Main Street in Joseph these days. The latest addition to the business world is the upcoming opening of “Small County,” a s…

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Plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures greeted car enthusiasts and exhibitors at the sixth annual Main Street Show & Shine car show in Enterprise on Aug. 16-17. More than 100 gleaming ca…

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Friday, Aug. 2, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph opened the doors to its new exhibit: “A River Runs Through Us: The Art and Words of the Wild Lostine.” With 40 paintings and p…

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The annual Juniper Jam is on deck for Saturday, Aug. 31. Billed as “The Sweetest Little Music Festival in Eastern Oregon, this year’s extravaganza features two stages of live original music an…

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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 Joseph City Council met on Thursday, Aug. 1. During staff reports, city administrator, Larry Braden, proposed closing city hall during Chief Joseph Days rodeo weekend because of the extra …

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The Oregon Legislature has passed and Governor Kate Brown has signed HB 5030, which provides state lottery-generated funds of $2.5 million to the new integrated health center. Importantly, the…

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The Wallowa County Fair is a celebration of summer, children, hard work, and families. This year saw an extraordinary exhibit of quilts, a new roping contest for youngsters, and the continuati…

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In the August sun, the 10 minute wait for traffic, going and coming on the Minam grade can seem interminable. But rest assured that construction crews are working double shifts to completely m…

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Waves are rippling at Wallowa Lake. Not just because of the late stormy weather and winds — it’s dragons — dragon boats, that is. Locals are practicing for the upcoming Dragons in the Wallowas…

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A single car rollover accident on OR HWY 3 about four miles north of Enterprise Thursday afternoon totaled a 2001 Toyota Sequoia LTD but produced only scrapes and scratches on the 16-year-old …

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The Enterprise Fire Department had all the bay doors open with plenty of firemen in attendance on Saturday, Aug. 3. Not to worry, no fire was involved; the department was just hosting its open…

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The Oregon Heritage Commission is offering grants for qualified projects for the conservation, development and interpretation of Oregon’s cultural heritage. Awards typically range between $5,0…

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Erl McLaughlin’s dedication to two great loves paid off in spades this weekend. McLaughlin, known far and wide for his collection of antique farm machinery, held his annual show on Saturday, A…

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A first-lap crash on July 20, in Yakima, Washington, severely broke the arm of driver James Hayes, damaged the car and left his brother, Jerry, and mechanic Brian Finch, plenty of time to prep…

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A small protein associated with cell dysfunction and death actually serves a critical function in maintaining cell health by repairing breaks in DNA, according to new research led by scientist…

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It’s just about time for the “Main Street Show & Shine car show on the weekend of Aug. 16-17. The show is sponsored by Main Street Motors, the Enterprise Elk’s Lodge and Stangel Industries…

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The Back Country Bash, an Americana-themed musical event, took place at the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo grounds on August 2-3. The third annual extravaganza expanded to an additional day from earl…

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After four seasons of operating the RimRock Inn, current owners, Kim and Cabot Carlston are planning to close the inn for the remainder of the year and re-organize plans to continue forward. “…

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Destiny Wecks competes in the Intermediate Western Equitation class at the Wallowa County Fair 4H horse show. Wecks, who is on the Fair 4H court and also rides with the Tuckerettes, won her cl…

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