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In a May 20 Chieftain article about Wallowa Valley Cleaning Products, the Chieftain incorrectly stated that Mike Harvey had spent his career as an environmental attorney for Apple, Intel, and …

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Sunday evening, about 9 p.m., Wallowa County Sheriff deputies arrested Phillip Milton Evans, 42, on accusations of attempted murder and assault I on his roommate Michael Zanello.

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With 3,835 votes counted in Wallowa County, fewer than a dozen challenged votes remain to be tallied. The preliminary results of last Tuesday’s primary election are in.

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The Wallowa County Commissioners will take up the subject of recycling Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. when they meet with representatives of the Wallowa County Recycling Task Force. The group inc…

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Because so many events have been or will be canceled in the next few weeks, we are temporarily suspending the weekly calendar of events (rather than publishing a column of what’s NOT happening).

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Nic Powers, the CEO of Winding Waters Community Health Center Clinic in Enterprise, received a Community Health Center Advocacy award for his work advocating for medicine.

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Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday that 28 of Oregon’s 36 counties — including Wallowa County — may partly reopen from COVID-19 restrictions as of Friday, May 15.

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ELGIN — Another area rodeo is the latest event to be a victim of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A northeast Oregon rancher legally shot and killed a wolf caught in the act of chasing livestock on private land early in the morning on April 23, according to the Wallowa County Sheriff's Off…

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The city of Enterprise is getting ready to reopen after state-mandated closures over the COVID-19 pandemic, as the city council held its last virtual meeting Monday, May 11 and made plans to s…

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LOSTINE — A brief but intense rainstorm was instrumental in a two-vehicle injury crash about 4:15 p.m. Monday, May 11, on OR82 on the western outskirts of Lostine.

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A little box full of science and health – an Abbott Covid-19 rapid tester — arrived at Wallowa Memorial Hospital Wednesday, May 6. And a new $166,000 grant to support COVID-19 testing will als…

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WALLOWA LAKE — Oregon’s Alpenfest, the West’s four-day festival of Alpine culture and cuisine, is canceling its 2020 festival and making preparations to bring the event back to in 2021.

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Late Friday afternoon Wallowa County applied to open select businesses under Oregon’s Phase 1 guidelines as early as May 4th. Realistically that opening, if approved, won’t happen until May 15…

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Chief Joseph Days has been celebrated on the last full weekend of July for the past 74 years. If the CJD board of directors has their way, the 75th annual rodeo will go on as planned this year…

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City governments in Wallowa County must take unusual measures in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to meet the legal requirements of access to the public and public meetings.

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Because so many events have been or will be canceled in the next few weeks, we are temporarily suspending the weekly calendar of events (rather than publishing a column of what’s NOT happening).

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Dennis Nord, now of Golet, California, has provided the Chieftain with more information about Nord Motor Court in last week’s Out of the Past. Mr. Nord writes that:

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One man has been arrested as a suspect in the after-hours burglary of M. Crow in Lostine that occurred the night of April 29-30, according to a press release from the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office.

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UMATILLA COUNTY — Umatilla County is quickly becoming the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in rural Oregon.

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Because so many events have been or will be canceled in the next few weeks, we are temporarily suspending the weekly calendar of events (rather than publishing a column of what’s NOT happening…

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The Wallowa County Commissioners want to begin opening Wallowa County, but only with proper safeguards in place. They also want local businesses to provide them with their plans for opening.

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Come July 1st, the Wallowa school district will have a new superintendent. But Tammy Jones, who’s giving up her principal’s job in Snohomish, WA, won’t have any trouble finding a place to live…

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With no students on campus, the post-fire rejuvenation of Joseph Charter School’s gym — and other smoke and water-damaged portions of the school, is moving right along.

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April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In Wallowa County, 4 year old Addie Austin celebrated this worldwide event by helping her family paint a stunningly blue planet, and also desi…

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Enterprise Mayor Stacey Karvoski will step down from her post and the council will appoint one of its members to be mayor pro-tem at its May 11 meeting, effective June 1.

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Exactly when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown might begin reopening Oregon’s rural counties is uncertain. Umatilla County Commissioner George Murdock is thinking May. Wallowa County Commissioner Susan R…

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The Rotary Club of Wallowa County has extended the deadline to apply for its 2020 scholarships to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30, because COVID-19 restrictions may have affected students' ability t…

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Two trucks and several firefighters from the Enterprise Fire Department responded to 603 Depot St. the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15, to extinguish a chimney fire believed caused by a build…

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