Enterprise High School athletic director Larry Wells has resigned, citing unprofessional conduct by superintendent Erika Pinkerton and the school board.
As the all-volunteer staff of Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race readies the 2019 course, there’s already some good news for this year’s event.
Falls Creek, off Hurricane Creek, was a mix of ice and water on Jan. 3, as winter increased its hold on the valley.
The Eagles ladies continued their high-flying ways with a matched set of victories: 58-24 over Elgin on Friday, Jan. 11, followed by a 56-36 victory at Wallowa the following day.
Adele and Mark Schott of Joseph are the proud parents of Henry “Hank” Owen Schott — the first baby born in Wallowa County in 2019.
Oregon state government has yet to see deep impacts from a three-week federal government shutdown, but some Oregonians are feeling the pinch.
100 years ago – January 16, 1919
If you are trying to break into the world of fabricating museum-quality installations, Wallowa County may not be the first place you’d think to locate your business.
Wallowa Memorial Hospital, the county’s largest employer, made a profit in 2018 along with significant strides in other areas, according to chief executive officer Larry Davy.
A New Year’s Eve haystack fire on Rancho Road left one firefighter injured and laid waste to multiple tons of hay.
Legislation inspired by Substation Fire in Sherman County
CORVALLIS — Names of students who have made the scholastic honor roll fall term have been announced by Oregon State University.
Local artist Sam Collett is known for his realistic artwork and his stunning portraits. Now he wants to offer the opportunity to help others. Collett is starting what he calls an “art care” business.
Pine Valley has typically been a very tranquil place to live. There is a lot of ranching here, and with ranching comes challenges. In April, local ranches came face-to-face with one of those c…
LA GRANDE, Ore.—ODFW will host a public meeting on Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Center, Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th Street, La Grande.
Talk about a strange harvest.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Northeast Oregon Economic Development District is offering a free, six-week workshop series in Enterprise to help entrepreneurs and small-business owners build the basis for…
To accommodate the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race veterinary checks, Highway 351 through Joseph will close Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The Joseph Marijuana Dispensary Committee met for the first time Wednesday, Dec. 19, to discuss the way forward for the city after residents on Nov. 6 voted to lift a ban on dispensaries.
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has advised that the Wallowa County location for the First Day Hike on New Year’s Day has changed.
Leave it all behind! Wallowa County’s best opportunity for a fresh start takes place January 1 at 10 a.m. on the north shore of Wallowa Lake.
Joseph became the first city in Wallowa County to approve a recreational marijuana dispensary. The problem: No one expected Measure 32-42 to pass, leaving the city council in a thorough state …
New Year’s resolution time is coming and improvements to diet are often the target. In the past we may have seen this goal as a groan-inducing, massive change, multi-phased ordeal. More and mo…
On the evening of Saturday, Dec. 15, Sophia Espinoza’s dream took one big step closer to becoming reality. The Enterprise High School freshman and Wallowa County Rotary Club’s 2020-2021 foreig…
Wallowa County Commissioners have appointed Craig Yaw of Enterprise and Erin McLaughlin of Joseph to the Wallowa County Fair Board. The two volunteers fill the spots that will be vacated by Mi…
Most people wouldn’t picture a English teacher in the burly role of blacksmith, spending hours on end behind a flaming forge creating works of art in iron and steel. But most English teachers …
100 years ago
Three Wallowa County ag supporters were recognized last week at the Annual Oregon State University Conference. More than 200 attendees had gathered from around the state.
Sussing out the bottom line in school report cards is a little bit harder than usual this year. The key is to realize that when dealing with smaller schools, when the percentages are judged by…
High winds prompted the closure of Interstate 84 near Pendleton on Friday, as well as sections of Highway 11 between Pendleton and Milton-Freewater.
SALEM — On the campaign trail, Gov. Kate Brown was eager to tell voters she would represent all regions of the state.
Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers continue to seek the public’s help to catch the poacher or poachers who shot and killed a bull moose in November in Wallowa County. And the Orego…
Northwest hemp farmers scored a major victory on Wednesday with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the crop and defined it as an "agricultural commodity."
SALEM — Thousands of Oregonians could see more money taken out of their paychecks and companies would be writing bigger checks to fund Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget and revamp the state’s …
$2.2 million facility will house city hall, fire station
Schreder was mentored by John Williams.
Wallowa County’s Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race Jan. 23-26, 2019, is planning to join with two other Iditarod qualifying races in Idaho and Montana to offer the Rocky Mountain Challenge Cup.
19 students are part of Building Healthy Families program for the county
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
Christmas invitations and cheer a cup of cocoa at a time
Rev. Tim Barton is lead pastor of Wallowa Assembly of God Church in Wallowa.
Scouting brought him to Wallowa County
Going Once ... Going Twice ...
Enjoying working with children is the primary requirement
CASA needs volunteers, which means children need volunteers.
An album release listening party for “When I Was A Tree” will be 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Josephy Center in Joseph.
Book Fair: Family fun and late-night shopping until 7 p.m. Enterprise Elementary Library.
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Wallowa Valley Library Foundation will be selling books remaining in the now defunct county library 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at the former library building, 207 NW Logan S…
The final plat for the eight-lot Sagewood Heights Subdivision, owned by Kurt Melville of Enterprise, has received approval from Enterprise City Council.