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WALLOWA — The final reading and likely approval of an ordinance to vacate a portion of 8th Street in Wallowa will come before the City Council when it meets Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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Sequoia trees stand in Lost Grove along Generals Highway as the KNP Complex Fire burns about 15 miles away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Sequoia National Park, Calif.

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Members of the media look at sequoia trees in Lost Grove as the KNP Complex Fire burns about 15 miles away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Sequoia National Park, Calif.

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Sequoia trees stand in Lost Grove along Generals Highway as the KNP Complex Fire burns about 15 miles away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Sequoia National Park, Calif.

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Mark Garrett, a fire information officer, examines a sequoia tree during a media tour of Lost Grove as the KNP Complex Fire burns about 15 miles away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Sequoia Nati…

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A fire engine drives past sequoia trees in Lost Grove as the KNP Complex Fire burns about 15 miles away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Sequoia National Park, Calif.

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Members of the media walk among sequoia trees in Lost Grove as the KNP Complex Fire burns about 15 miles away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Sequoia National Park, Calif.

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LA PINE, Ore. (AP) — Jack Dwyer pursued a dream of getting back to the land by moving in 1972 to an idyllic, tree-studded parcel in Oregon with a creek running through it.

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ENTERPRISE — A special session of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners will be held Monday, Sept. 20, beginning at 9 a.m., in the courthouse to discuss and possibly award a bid for the Di…

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Growers are in the thick of hop harvest across the Pacific Northwest, where lower-than-average yields are predicted because of heat waves that scalded the region in June and July.

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ENTERPRISE — A new agreement with the Enterprise Municipal Airport was approved during the Enterprise City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 13, according to a press release.

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JOSEPH — A six-week workshop in Joseph and Wallowa will take place just in time to get ready for Halloween as high schoolers can take part in Haunt Camp: Creature Creation Workshop, the Joseph…

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JOSEPH — Kellee Sheehy, who has been development director at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture for the past two years, is stepping down as of Friday, Sept. 17, she announced last week.

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ENTERPRISE — Fishtrap Fireside launches its ninth season of readings and stories from Wallowa County writers on Friday, Oct. 1, featuring 14-year-old Ginger Berry, plus longtime Fishtrap frien…

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The Hurricane Creek Grange gave a free barbecue Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, to thank the community for the past year. Fortunately, it was a warm, sunny day so most people could eat outside and soci…

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ENTERPRISE — The Hearts for Health Integrated Care Center held its ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, Sept. 10, with a virtual gathering of about 95 people due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

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ENTERPRISE — It was just over 20 years ago — Sept. 11, 2001 — that 19 Islamic terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into the twin World Trade Center towers in New York City, the …

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JOSEPH — That old apple tree in your backyard may be more important than you think. It may be one of the thousands of varieties of “lost apples” planted by early settlers — heritage trees plan…

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Private forest owners in Baker County are reviving an organization that helps members better manage their timber ground, and this version has expanded its geographic boundaries considerably.

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ENTERPRISE — Two orders regarding unanticipated revenue for Wallowa County will be dealt with by the county commissioners Wednesday, Sept. 15, when they meet.

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A new program aimed at significantly curbing Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions is coming under criticism for omitting investments that could help farms and forests sequester more carbon from t…

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The Oregon Health Authority reported 19 cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County in its most recent update on Tuesday, Sept. 7, which was the combined total of the previous four days. It brings the…

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ENTERPRISE — The Mentor Match Teen Entrepreneur Program will hold an introduction meeting today, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at Building Healthy Families, located at 207 E. Park St. in …

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JOSEPH — The city of Joseph is fully staffed — except for a couple vacant council seats — the City Council was told during a virtual meeting Thursday, Sept. 2.

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ENTERPRISE — About 50 Wallowa County residents tuned in to a virtual public hearing last week to express their opinions on the East Moraine Forest Management Plan.

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JOSEPH — Due to rising coronavirus cases in Wallowa County and the new mask orders from the Oregon Health Authority, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will not be able to produce this ye…

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ENTERPRISE — Aside from the raucous gathering outside the Wallowa County Courthouse to protest Gov. Kate Brown’s mandate on vaccinations for public employees, the county commissioners had a qu…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — As the latest surge of coronavirus hits Wallowa County, few businesses have been forced to close but there is a renewed interest in requiring face masks and sanitizing busines…

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Wallowa County is approaching 450 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic as the numbers that showed during August are rolling into September. 

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Wallowa County had three new cases of COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported on Thursday, Sept. 2, raising the overall total in the pandemic to 422.

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The Oregon Health Authority reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County for the second day in a row on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The county total is at 419. The cases, since the new total…

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ENTERPRISE — Genuine Wallowa County made a recent donation to the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland as it continues its goal of supporting the community with assisting local nonprofits, GWC announced…

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JOSEPH — Joseph High School’s new principal may be new on the job, but he’s no newcomer to Wallowa County.