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SALEM — A day after their counterparts in the Senate vacated the Capitol, Republican representatives brought the House to a halt Tuesday, skipping a daily session in protest of a controversial…

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About 200 people showed up Sunday, Feb. 23, to applaud the recipients of nine awards bestowed on members of the Wallowa County community at the 40th annual Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce A…

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Wallowa County could see more Firewise Communities established in the foreseeable future, and those in charge are already seeking a coordinator to help make it happen.

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About 100 people filled the newly refurbished South Fork Grange Hall in Losting on friday morning to participate in U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s 407th town hall meeting. Prior to his public mee…

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SALEM — The Oregon Senate, and effectively, the legislature, came to an abrupt stop Monday when 11 Senate Republicans disappeared.

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Three local law enforcement officers have thrown their hat in the ring to compete for the post of Wallowa County sheriff.

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Left) Sen. Jeff Golden, D-Ashland, and Sen. Herman Baertschiger, Jr., R-Grants Pass, both sit on the Senate’s committee on wildfire, but have different takes on what the agreement between timb…

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SALEM — Today, the Oregon House of Representatives voted unanimously to support legislation allowing for roadside memorial signs for individuals killed in the line of duty who were formerly de…

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The Joseph Eagles boys squad outdistanced the Wallowa Cougars 64-42 in a game Feb. 14 in Wallowa. The halftime score was 33-21, but in the second half the Eagles pulled steadily away. The game…

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Joseph’s Sabrina Albee chalked up 19 points to lead the Eagles over the Wallowa Cougars 53-38 in the season’s final game. Although Joseph committed 17 turnovers to Wallowa’s 11, the Cougars gi…

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Enterprise Animal Hospital, owned by Dr. Severin Knudsen, just welcomed a new veterinarian to its staff, Dr. Kala Grover. Grover is a native of Crane, in the midst of Oregon’s vast high desert…

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Wheat farmer Erl McLaughlin has finally gotten a settlement for his unharvested crop, after fretting through the fall and early winter and wondering what the next growing season will bring.

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Wallowa County has a new head of its Vegetation Department, but Andy Marcum is far from new to Wallowa County. Marcum took over Jan. 1, after seven months as noxious weed supervisor for the co…

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A long-term use of a public right-of-way on Ina Lane was approved Tuesday, Feb. 4, by the Enterprise Planning Commission to grant access to land owned by Luther and Sandra Arquette.

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Caught in the act: A herd of elk flee after pillaging a farmer’s bales of hay Monday, Feb. 10, in a field along Eggleson Lane near the Joseph Highway. More elk were waiting the other side of E…

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SALEM — Environmental groups and timber companies in Oregon, which have clashed for decades, on Monday unveiled a roadmap for overhauling forest practice regulations, a step which Gov. Kate Br…

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Enterprise residents will see their sewer rates increase by 1.5% beginning July 1, but water rates will stay the same after a 4-2 vote by the Enterprise City Council on Monday, Feb. 10.

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The 2020 Census will be a mostly online event. To help people in northeast Oregon who might not have ready access to a computer and the Internet, Community Connection will be able to help them…

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The Wallowa Rural Fire Protection District netted about $2,000 from its annual steak and oyster feed Saturday, Feb. 8, Fire Chief Gary Hulse said Monday. The event is a traditional annual affa…

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The Litch Building is a tall and once-stately presence, built in 1903, on the south-west corner of River Street and West Main Street in Enterprise. Today, some might describe it as an eyesore,…

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JOSEPH — The kindergarten through fourth-grade students displaced from their classrooms after the Jan. 16 fire will return to the Joseph Charter School campus Monday, Feb. 10.

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Changing opponents on the following night didn’t help the Outlaws as the Stanfield Tigers clawed their way to a 69-56 victory over the Enterprise Outlaws in a home game Saturday night. The los…

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