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After 15 years of planning, studies and negotiating with Eastern Oregon communities, the U.S. Forest Service is scrapping three revised land management plans for the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman …

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When voters rejected funding for the Wallowa County Library in November, Enterprise librarian Denine Rautenstrauch knew that her tidy facility would have to serve a larger population. But the …

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In 25 years of raising Corriente cattle on their 6 Ranch, Liza Jane McAlister and her daughter, Adele Schott, have never had to pull a calf. Corriente’s are lithe, athletic cattle, descended f…

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As Spring rounds the far corner and heads into the homestretch, beekeepers in Wallowa County are getting their small charges ready to greet it. But this winter has been especially hard on dome…

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Wallowa County Sheriff, Steve Rogers, just returned from Reno, Nevada with a little something extra, but it wasn’t from the tables or slot machines. The Western States Sheriffs Association vot…

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Watching a calf being born first turned Tami Lambercht into a rancher. She grew up on a Washington fruit farm and studied nursing in college. Her parents sold their fruit operation, bought a r…

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If you’re looking for king-sized burgers with piles of French fries, don’t stop here. But if you want a healthy, delicious homemade meal served in reasonably-sized portions, the Blythe Cricket…

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Want to have some fun with your dog while learning and teaching new skills? Enterprise resident Lola Johnson is offering a 6-week course in Canine Scent Work, beginning March 16. Johnson start…

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On March 6 at Wallowa County Circuit Court, Victor Angelo Orosco, 31, of Enterprise, pleaded guilty to Burglary in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the first degree and Theft in the seco…

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The Joseph City Council’s March 7 meeting saw fireworks fly as it unanimously voted to deny a housing variance to Douglas Saturno, a Walla Walla resident who owns property in Joseph and other …

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The Oregon Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held its state conference March 8-10 in Portland. Wallowa County’s two chapters from Joseph Charter School and Enterprise High…

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Back in November, before it snowed much, nine Oregon legislators placed Joint Resolution 22 on the legislative docket. It would place a referendum on Oregon’s 2020 state-wide ballot to lower t…

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More than 100 alumni, friends and families gathered at the Cloverleaf Hall Thursday night to enjoy a tri-tip steak dinner and support the Joseph chapter of the Future Farmers of America.

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Shawn Paul Ruthford, 31, Enterprise, will spend up to 57 months incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to three counts of an 11-count indictment of domest…

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While the 2020 race for the White House shapes up, Democrats are debating ideas like tuition-free college. Oregon has its own policy agenda in mind with House Bill 2889. Certainly, the more ed…

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Joseph mayor, Teresa Sajonia, created a marijuana dispensary committee after some controversy arose among interested parties regarding a possible amendment to city ordinance 2015-01. The ordin…

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The U.S. Constitution is the bedrock of our democracy, and the Bill of Rights is the safeguard of the people. Late last year, in a devastating blow to Oregon’s judicial system, an independent …

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The Odd Fellows Hall in Enterprise got a winter wakeup as Darrell Brann, local musician and OK Theatre owner, and the usual suspects played some smoking blues at the second annual Blues Party …

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The age of a rock is determined through the analysis of isotopes—minute amounts of radioactive elements in the rocks. The most common methods for dating rocks include U/Pb: analyzing for the a…

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For many hens, winter offers a vacation from egg-laying. But with a lighted, sheltered roosting area, Neal Isley keeps his hens fit and busy laying eggs even when the weather turns cold and th…

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Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America. But until now, no one had defined how, when, and why it formed.

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If this winter has seemed brutal, you might want to check the weather on Mars. The Martian weather is now being reported daily by the new Mars mission, InSight. The information is uploaded to …

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Joseph Charter Schooler Jacob Gross’s mixed media painting “Dusk to Dawn” took first place in 10th grade art at Eastern Oregon University’s Regional High School Art Exhibition on Friday, Feb. …

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On a morning with 4 inches of fresh snow on the ground and more coming, Bret Witty swings up into his big orange ODOT snowplow with its 432 horsepower Cummins diesel grumbling under the hood, …

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Three in the morning comes too soon this time of year. Boots don’t fit and buttonholes seem too small. You feel weary and fumble-fingered in the early morning cold. You wonder why you ever sti…

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A blistery winter evening turned tragic during the snowy evening of Friday, Feb. 15, when a car struck two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other in Enterprise. The pair were hit as t…

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden’s town hall meeting Monday morning in Boardman was his first public appearance in the area since being re-elected to Oregon’s Congressional District 2. By noon he was in …

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After months of short staffing, the deputies of the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office can breathe a little easier after hiring a new, full-time patrol deputy, Austin Violette. The county hired V…

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On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the old mill site just outside of the town of Wallowa, 50-60 interested citizens saw a demonstration of what may become a viable natural resource product as well as a…

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A proposal to allow industrial development outside cities in 10 Eastern Oregon counties has passed a key legislative committee without encountering opposition from farm and conservation advocates.

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It was just a patch of slush lurking at milepost 40 on Highway 82. But when Marty Steven’s Honda CRV’s rear wheels hit it on Friday morning, the normally reliable all-wheel drive vehicle spun …

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