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In the Jan. 8 Chieftain's story about wrestling (page A17, Jo-Hi Invitational wresting tourney rocks Joseph gym), Joseph wrestler Ronny Morello's first name was spelled incorrectly. The Chieft…

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The Enterprise Elks recently held their 2020 Most Valuable Student Competition, and selected Foster Hobbs of Enterprise High School and Tishrei Movich-Fields, of Enterprise High School, as the…

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The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation kicked off construction of the Walla Walla River Fish Hatchery with a groundbreaking ceremony at the hatchery site Jan. 10.

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JOSEPH – It’s been a fixture in Joseph for more than 20 years, but the Market Place Fresh Foods never stops evolving. In fact, over the past couple of years, the owners have done considerable …

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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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Beware of flue fires! As winter’s chill settles into Wallowa County, lots of us are stocking up our wood stoves to stay warm. With that comes the season of possible flue fires. Kyle Power of E…

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“The Case of the Duplicate Tombstone” sounds like something from a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew volume. But it’s real.

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The city of Enterprise is planning to raise water and sewer rate – but it won’t happen before July 1, city officials agreed Monday, Jan. 13.

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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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University of Cincinnati geography researchers have identified a tipping point for deforestation that leads to rapid forest loss.

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WALLOWA – What’s up? That’s what Troy and Janette Barnum want you to wonder and stop in to their new coffee shop at 307 E. 1st St in Wallowa to find out.

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No ice? No problem! When the McDonald family of Enterprise and their guests, the Diemler family of Spokane, decided to find something fun to do on Dec. 30, they immediately thought of Enterpri…

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In the early 1930’s forest fires plagued the western landscape. They were big and they were costly. In 1931, eight firefighters lost their lives. In 1933, 29 flames felled 29. To ensure there …

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Today’s forests aren’t what they used to be. A century of fire exclusion has changed landscape patterns and ecosystems across the Wallowa and Blue Mountains. Now, photographs from 80 years ago…

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As has long been the case, agriculture is one of the dominant industries in Wallowa County.  It made headlines in the Chieftain throughout 2019. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Ten headline stories seemed to hold the most significance for Wallowa County in 2019. They are listed here in order of their dates. Each one holds significance to us all. (2019’s Sports and 20…

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Kana Oliver of Enterprise has been named to the Dean’s List at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho for the Fall 2019 term. Oliver achieved a GPA of above 3.75 to receive the honor.

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The past year in sports proved exciting with both the usual suspects performing up to specs and a few newcomers climbing the ladder to success. To avoid sports favoritism, each sport is discus…

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Just off the Imnaha Highway and at the bottom of the westward slope from Joseph Charter School, a class action is taking place. Not a lawsuit, but action by the school’s fire science class on …

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Although a new federal spending bill included nearly $60 million for sustainable and organic agriculture, few Wallowa County producers expect to see any benefits despite federal and state effo…

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Part-time vendors in the city of Joseph may get a shock when they apply for a license in 2020. The city is considering a substantial jump in fees for the coming year.

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Killer whales prefer to eat only the biggest, juiciest Chinook salmon they can find. The larger the fish, the more energy a whale can get for its meal.

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