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In a dog and cat fight, sometimes the cats win. Wallowa Cougars scratched out a three-set victory over the Elgin Huskies on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Volleyball coach, Janea Hulse, said her ladies have been working hard to bring communication to life to their games lately. At their Tuesday, Oct. 8 aw…

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For a professional football team, a kicker can often prove to be the decisive edge that allows a team to win a close game. On the other hand, fans of six and eight-man football aren't used to …

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The Joseph Eagles climbed another rung upward as they took down rival South Wasco County in six-man football by a 25-13 score. Wasco put up a tough fight in holding the Eagles to their lowest …

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Enterprise’s entire police force was certified as having completed a 40-hour crisis intervention training Thursday, Oct. 11, as part of a program to solve problems related to mental health issues.

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With snow working its way gradually down the mountainsides, it's time to start thinking about Wallowa County's premier winter event: the Iditarod-qualifying Eagle Cap Extreme (ECX) sled dog ra…

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When asked what drawing means to her, Kodie Paige Kiser, a 15-year-old Enterprise High School sophomore, simply replied, “It’s not necessarily therapeutic, but it calms me down; it’s really fu…

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No one gets paid to be a member of the Soroptimist, Lions Club, Rotary, the Hospital Foundation, 4-H Leaders Association, the PEO, the new Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association or …

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The Lostine Canyon neighborhood has become northeast Oregon’s first nationally recognized “Firewise” community, an event that could lead to more efforts to prevent or combat wildfires in Wallo…

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The Joseph Eagles gridders continued their dominance over opponents, steamrolling Sherman/Condon by a 61-6 score. The Eagles scored on their first possession and never looked back. The score s…

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The Outlaws ladies started out the week in a funk but ended it with a much-deserved victory that coach Lisa Farwell hopes will put the Outlaws back in the winners circle. Wednesday, Oct. 3, sa…

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The lady Cougs learned that communication work pays off in spades after spending another busy week on the court, going 2-1 over the span.

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David Ribich, the 2014 Enterprise High School track and cross-country star, is still running as a career. After a further record-breaking star turn at Western Oregon University, Ribich turned …

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While Outlaw Motor Sports (OMS) offers a number of “fun” ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc, they also know there’s a time to keep your nose to the grindstone. The shop is offering a “fun” in…

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The Nature Conservancy would like to offer a youth bull elk hunting opportunity to the youth of Wallowa County. Wallowa County youth between the ages of 12-17 with a valid elk tag for 258Y (No…

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“There’s a first time for everything,” as the saying goes, but not every first time is something to be celebrated. The Red Rooster restaurant in Enterprise just had their first burglary. The r…

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The Joseph City Council met for its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3. A crowd of 25-30 attended the meeting.

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Most people who watch cartoons or listen to audio books wonder, sooner or later, about the people behind the voices. Local resident, Amanda Berry, can give you a pretty good idea. The Enterpri…

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In the 2019 ODFW hunting regulations, a quarter-mile-wide no-hunting buffer around the perimeter of Wallowa Lake was removed. Residents and business owners have expressed concern that hunting …

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During the last ice age -- some 100,000 to 15,000 years ago -- mammoths were widespread in the northern hemisphere from Spain to Alaska. As the climate warmed, their habitat in Northern Siberi…

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Derek Brown, a 1991 graduate of Wallowa High school, today is a trained classical and Flamenco guitarist. He will perform a concert at Stein Distillery in Joseph at 1 p.m.on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Wallowa County farmers, concerned about a misleading report in the Chieftain in late September, are trying to remain optimistic they’ll have time to get the rest of their wheat and hay harvested.

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JOSEPH – The life of a farmer isn’t easy and when you add organics into the mix, it becomes even more difficult.

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Should ATVs be permitted to run on Enterprise city streets? A town hall-type forum will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. in Enterprise’s city council chambers in to discuss a possible ordi…

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A study published Sept. 19 in the journal Science reveals that since 1970, bird populations in the United States and Canada have declined by 29 percent, or almost 3 billion birds, signaling a …

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The Outlaws ladies, who had been dominating their opponents of late, took a crash-and-burn this week, losing three straight, along with about 10 places in the state rankings.

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The Outlaws gridiron eight began the first of three consecutive away games with a 40-8 loss to Dufur. Coach Rusty Eschler called the game, "a tale of two halves."

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About 30 "speeder" rail motorcars and their 60 or so occupants descended on Wallowa County over the Alpenfest weekend, traveling from Elgin to Joseph on the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority tr…

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The 42nd annual Oregon Alpenfest got off to a bit of a slow start Thursday, Sept. 26, but fest-goers were full of joy and fun all weekend long despite inclement weather.

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If you have ever hit a deer or elk, or even if you have thus far successfully avoided them, you know that there are dire consequences for your vehicle, probably for your insurance rates, and m…

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SALEM, Ore. – The 2019 fire season officially ends today on all lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). The last district to end its fire season — the Southwest Oregon Dist…

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With the help of her husband, Stuart, Wallowa County Humane Society president Carol Vencill takes down the WCHS sign from their old offices on South River Street. On Saturday, they moved compl…

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In August, the Wallowa School District started along the road to a better school, taking advantage of the Oregon Department of Education Technical Assistance (TAP) grant program to evaluate an…

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After a hyperactive and very successful week in volleyball, the Wallowa Cougars emerged at the top of the heap, now ranked second in their conference and 13th in the state OSAA 1A division. 

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PULLMAN, Wash.—Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes…

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A week off of the gridiron didn’t find the Joseph Eagles football team losing their touch on the field of battle. Echo felt the still-sharp edges of Eagle talons as they fell to Joseph, 64-0, …

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