After several years of legal wrangling, the Lostine Corridor Public Safety Project has been okayed. On Jan. 10th, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the US Forest Service and against conservation groups Greater Hells Canyon Council and Oregon Wild in their efforts to halt the project.
- Eunice Elma Skillings obituary
- Clarkston Snake River dam meeting draws big crowd, reaches no conclusions.
- Ninth Circuit gives go-ahead to Lostine Corridor Project
- Obituary: Carlos Sanchez
- Obituary: Julie Faye (Mann) Eubanks
- Death Notice Grace Gray
- Out of the Past
- SNAP rule change may erase food assistance for about 170 Wallowa County residents.
- Police build relationships at lunch with kids
- Forest images of the past provide a new vision for today
Jan. 9 — Jan. 15
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
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…
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…
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.
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 …
The Enterprise lodge and its 162 members have just marked 60 years since the opening of their building on North Street.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced that it is seeking public nominations for positions on 27 Resource Advisory Committees (RACs) nationwide.
This summer, Lucinda Olsen and her husband, Charlie, will have lived in Enterprise 37 years.
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…
SALEM — More than 145,00 Oregonians signed up for health plans for 2020 through HealthCare.gov.
“The Case of the Duplicate Tombstone” sounds like something from a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew volume. But it’s real.
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.
A new study finds that the costs to farmers and the region’s economy if the four dams on the lower Snake River were removed would average roughly $76 million a year.
On Jan. 8 a crowd of more than 300 people attended a presentation on the State of Washington’s new report on the Lower Snake River dams. The two-hour event in Clarkston, Wash. included a summa…
JOSEPH — Every winter the remote mountains of Northeast Oregon draw backcountry skiers and snowmobilers from around the West. For the last 10 years the Wallowa Avalanche Center has been winter…
Skip Novakovich inducted as a Board Member of Printing Industries of America
100 years ago – January 15, 1920
100 years ago – January 8, 1920
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
James Dike spent 32 years working for the U.S. Forest Service in Wallowa County as a civil engineer, retiring in 1994. As such, he mostly designed and built logging roads into and out of Fores…
The Longhorn Espresso may have changed hands, but it isn’t going anywhere.
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.
City, county, and other public civic meetings
As many as 172 Wallowa County residents may lose federal food assistance (SNAP) benefits when new federal rules go into effect in April. The program will then require that able bodied adults w…
The new addition to Wallowa Memorial Hospital’s clinic building is complete and open for business.
University of Cincinnati geography researchers have identified a tipping point for deforestation that leads to rapid forest loss.
ENTERPRISE — If you live in Wallowa County and have an interest in community services, Community Connection may have a volunteer position for you.
Jan. 9 — Jan. 15
A new report summarizing the pros and cons of breaching the four Lower Snake River dams was released by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s office on Dec 20.
100 years ago – January 1, 1920
THURSDAY, JANUARY 2
Jan. 2 — Jan. 8
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.
Jimmy A. Collins has lived his whole life in Wallowa County, other than a year in college, another year in Arizona and a hitch in the service.
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…
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 …
Maybe the third try will be successful in cobbling together a roadmap for the management of three sprawling national forests in Eastern Oregon.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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 …
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…
Dec. 26 — Jan. 1
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.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26
100 years ago – December 25, 1919
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.