Most people wouldn’t picture a English teacher in the burly role of blacksmith, spending hours on end behind a flaming forge creating works of art in iron and steel. But most English teachers aren’t Mike Rowley.
100 years ago
Three Wallowa County ag supporters were recognized last week at the Annual Oregon State University Conference. More than 200 attendees had gathered from around the state.
Sussing out the bottom line in school report cards is a little bit harder than usual this year. The key is to realize that when dealing with smaller schools, when the percentages are judged by…
High winds prompted the closure of Interstate 84 near Pendleton on Friday, as well as sections of Highway 11 between Pendleton and Milton-Freewater.
SALEM — On the campaign trail, Gov. Kate Brown was eager to tell voters she would represent all regions of the state.
Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers continue to seek the public’s help to catch the poacher or poachers who shot and killed a bull moose in November in Wallowa County. And the Orego…
Northwest hemp farmers scored a major victory on Wednesday with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the crop and defined it as an "agricultural commodity."
SALEM — Thousands of Oregonians could see more money taken out of their paychecks and companies would be writing bigger checks to fund Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed budget and revamp the state’s …
$2.2 million facility will house city hall, fire station
Schreder was mentored by John Williams.
Wallowa County’s Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race Jan. 23-26, 2019, is planning to join with two other Iditarod qualifying races in Idaho and Montana to offer the Rocky Mountain Challenge Cup.
19 students are part of Building Healthy Families program for the county
From the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5
Christmas invitations and cheer a cup of cocoa at a time
Rev. Tim Barton is lead pastor of Wallowa Assembly of God Church in Wallowa.
Scouting brought him to Wallowa County
Going Once ... Going Twice ...
Enjoying working with children is the primary requirement
CASA needs volunteers, which means children need volunteers.
An album release listening party for “When I Was A Tree” will be 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Josephy Center in Joseph.
Book Fair: Family fun and late-night shopping until 7 p.m. Enterprise Elementary Library.
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Wallowa Valley Library Foundation will be selling books remaining in the now defunct county library 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at the former library building, 207 NW Logan S…
The final plat for the eight-lot Sagewood Heights Subdivision, owned by Kurt Melville of Enterprise, has received approval from Enterprise City Council.
The Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation announces it is in the process of finalizing a grant to Innovia Foundation of Spokane to launch a regional Health and Wellness Needs Assessment to …
Fishtrap’s Outpost program has been the conduit for writers wanting to experience wilderness and be inspired by the beauty of Wallowa County. After 10 years in existence, the program is expand…
Wallowa County Humane Society will present a hands-on workshop on making and baking nutritious treats for Fido 7-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at The Place, 301 S. Lake Street, Joseph.
SALEM — State Rep. Carl Wilson, a Republican of Grants Pass, was elected Monday to serve as House minority leader.
Juan Carlos Gonzalez was a high school junior from Forest Grove when he encountered President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., through the Boys Nation leadership program.
A conservative think tank is suing two Oregon labor unions, saying they are collecting union dues in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court decision last June.
The campaign signs are down and the door knocking has stopped but bruises remain for a Salem legislative race some judge the harshest in the state this year.
SALEM — Oregonians are buying more legal pot than expected.
Former Joseph mayor Dennis Sands is breathing a little easier these days -- literally. After 10 years as Joseph Mayor and council member, Sands resigned Nov. 1 at his doctor’s request.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be skeptical and vigilant. Don’t engage.
Food Giveaway: 11:30 a.m. Wallowa Senior Center in Wallowa, 11 a.m. Enterprise Senior Center and noon at The Place in Joseph. Sponsored by Wallowa Fresh Food Alliance. Perishable food available.
John Punches loves trees. He always has.
The New Heights Aviation Program at Joseph Charter School has received a $12,000 grant from American Airlines to support the flight simulation portion of its program.
A Joseph horsewoman who has been riding since she was two has been named to the Elgin Stampede Rodeo Court.
Wallowa County will shortly have a new OSU Ag Extension Agent.
Dean Brown from Enterprise Fire Department and Amanda McHatton from Joseph joined Oregon Dept. of Forestry Protection Supervisor Matt Howard as part of the Northeast Oregon Taskforce Strike Te…
A group of county residents will gather Nov. 26 to discuss the operation and issues surrounding the Wallowa Food Bank.
SALEM — Chance of snow? Expect a sprinkling of salt too.
SALEM — Tax hikes on beer, cider and wine are “off the table,” Gov. Kate Brown said Friday.
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson privately notified top Oregon officials earlier this summer that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive and fatal form of cancer, according…
Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is investigating the return of 97 ballots by two officials connected with Our Oregon a day after the general election deadline.
SALEM — Taxpayers and lottery patrons are pouring millions of extra dollars into state coffers.
A months-long effort to fashion a new ferry service across the Columbia River in Portland comes into public view Friday before the Oregon Transportation Commission.