With COVID-19 infection rates rising rapidly in Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that at least 21 counties will stay in a modified version of the two-week "freeze" through most of December.
JOSEPH — Ryan Lisle is anything but hobbled, and his new shop the Hobbled Pony gives him a creative outlet while earning a little money on the side.
JOSEPH — Third-graders all over Wallowa County were the recipients of a unique gift late last month, as the Hurricane Creek Grange handed out student dictionaries as part of its education program.
ENTERPRISE — The 2021 Board of Directors for the Wallowa County Chamber of Commers have been elected, according to a press release.
ENTERPRISE — A letter endorsing a Northeast Oregon high school basketball season pilot program was approved by the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 18.
ENTERPRISE — Two workshops that ran in October and November are being re-run in December, as the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District again hosts the two-online events.
ENTERPRISE — Gov. Kate Brown’s recent executive order mandating a “two-week freeze” on gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19 is having a decidedly negative effect on businesses in Wallowa County.
ENTERPRISE — Charitable organizations are gearing up to provide Thanksgiving dinners despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its accompanying limitation on gatherings.
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ONGOING THROUGH DEC. 22
ENTERPRISE — More than 100 residents sat in on a virtual town hall with area and state health officials Tuesday, Nov. 17 to get a specific-to-Wallowa County update on the COVID-19 pandemic and…
ENTERPRISE — A third Wallowa County death related to COVID-19 was reported Tuesday, Nov. 24, in a press release from the Oregon Health Authority.
Free fishing is available throughout the state of Oregon this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27-28. According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, "This means no fish…
Oregon's ban on evicting tenants from their homes expires at the end of the year unless the Legislature can go into special session amid a deadly pandemic.
Elected leaders from Eastern Oregon counties who signed on to a letter asking Gov. Kate Brown for changes to her approach to COVID-19 shutdowns say the letter was not in direct response to the…
ENTERPRISE — Permits to cut down a Christmas tree from the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are now available, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service.
JOSEPH — The Joseph City Council asked at its Thursday, Nov. 5 meeting to have an ordinance ready for approval at its December meeting that will set some spending protocols for city Administra…
JOSEPH — The recent voter approval of a 3% tax on marijuana in the city of Joseph leaves some questions to be answered, including just what the proceeds will go toward.
There are new owners at an old favorite in Enterprise — the Back Country Little Store on North Street. Chris and Tina Borgerding took over earlier this month.
LOSTINE — The 2020 Lostine Turkey Trot was postponed from Saturday, Nov. 21, because, like many other events, of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to one of the organizers.
ENTERPRISE — Wallowa Resources is heading up a project to eradicate invasive grasses from the county with a $105,488 grant it received earlier this year from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.
Community Connection of Northeast Oregon is seeking first-time veteran homebuyers in four eastern Oregon counties — Wallowa, Baker, Grant and Union — for the Veteran’s Down Payment Assistance …
JOSEPH — A new date has been set for the Jingle Thru Joseph Parade.
SALEM — Restaurant and other business organizations say the $55 million promised by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown for pandemic relief is a good first step, but not nearly enough to prevent widespread…
LOSTINE — The Lostine City Council met for the first time in two months, Thursday, Nov. 5, having skipped the October meeting due to illness, city Recorder Toni Clary said.
ALLEN CANYON — In an area where predators are far from uncommon, what’s the best defense? Dogs, says one couple, who recently acquired two Kangal shepherd puppies to replace their aging rottweilers.
ENTERPRISE — A holiday light display will soon turn the Wallowa County Fairgrounds into a magical wonderland of glowing and animated reindeer, candy canes, holly, snowflakes and snowmen.
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ENTERPRISE — For the first time in its existence, the 25th annual Healthy Futures Dinner Auction took to an online format when it was held virtually on Saturday, Nov. 14, during the COVID-19 p…
ENTERPRISE — It was an evening of personnel changes Monday, Nov. 9, as the Enterprise City Council accepted the resignation of one sitting councilman and welcomed as visitors the mayor-elect a…
JOSEPH — Power was knocked out to close to 2,000 customers in the Joseph area late Tuesday morning and early Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, according to the Pacific Power website.
ENTERPRISE — Seth Kinzie, of Joseph, has just been named as a Rotary Peace Fellow and will study at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers around the world, according to a press release.
Vicki Searles, center, the retiring executive director of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce, shows a ceramic bowl she was presented with Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, by the chamber after 20 yea…
ENTERPRISE — A virtual town hall on resources to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic will be held today, Tuesday, Nov. 17, hosted by the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce.
ENTERPRISE — An Enterprise man was arrested twice, Monday Nov. 2, within less than nine hours between the two incidents on two unrelated charges — and was arrested again on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
ENTERPRISE — David Ham, chief of police in Seaside, has accepted an offer by the Enterprise City Council to become the new police chief here, according to a press release.
ENTERPRISE — Electric vehicle chargers are popping up around Wallowa County making it easier to own a zero-emission, low-energy and low-cost car in rural Eastern Oregon.
WALLOWA — Wallowa junior high and high school reopened to in-person teaching Monday, Nov. 16, Superintendent Tammy Jones said in a post on the school district’s Facebook page Friday.
SALEM — Oregon will restrict or close many businesses, curtail activities and put a six-person limit on gatherings, including Thanksgiving, under a statewide “two-week freeze” starting Wednesd…
According to the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office, Hurricane Creek Road was closed Friday morning, Nov. 13, from Eggelson Lane south of Enterprise to Joseph due to poor weather conditions, whic…
A Transportation Advisory Council meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Community Connection conference room at 702 NW. 1st St. in Enterprise. The meeting is open to the pub…
JOSEPH — In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the staff and board of the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture must adjust the format of its annual Gift of Art — Youth Art Fundraiser…
ENTERPRISE — Make your business a destination with this online course designed by The Schallert Group and led by Northeast Oregon Economic Development District Executive Director Lisa Dawson, …
ENTERPRISE — Housed in a rather nondescript white building off of the Lewiston Highway is a place where residents of Wallowa County can get items they can’t get anywhere else in the county. Th…
A new generation is taking over the operation of an old favorite in Joseph, Moonlight Graphics, which has been owned and operated by Chuck and Pam Garrett since 1989.
WALLOWA — A discussion on the alley between South Alder and South Spruce streets will be featured in the regular November meeting of the Wallowa City Council, scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov…
SATURDAY, NOV. 14
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- Biz Buzz: Old favorite has new owners
- A third COVID-19 death in Wallowa County is reported by OHA
- Brown extends restrictions on 21 counties to fight rise in infections
- Eastern Oregon officials hope letter will spur reform of state’s COVID-19 handling
- Out of the Past: Sheriff arrests woman for 'moonshining'
- Use of marijuana tax proceeds up in the air
- County businesses feeling the ‘freeze’
- Holiday light display coming in December
- Seaside police chief accepts job in Enterprise
- Protecting from predators: County couple gets Kangal shepherd guard dogs
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