As if the arrival of COVID-19 was not enough to worry about, late Tuesday afternoon at about 4:55, subtle tremors from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake about 15 miles north of Stanley Idaho rumbled through northeast Oregon.
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ENTERPRISE — At first glance, they look like ordinary evergreen trees: a little short, a little rotund, but harmless enough. But junipers are opportunists of the highest order, gobbling up som…
Today, the Oregon Health Authority is announcing a positive COVID-19 test in a Wallowa County resident in their 40’s. The individual is not hospitalized and is isolated while recovering. OHA i…
SALEM — EO Media Group, the parent company of the Wallowa County Chieftain, East Oregonian and 11 other newspapers across Oregon, announced on Wednesday that it is reducing its workforce by 47…
If kids think they get an early break from school this year because of the COVID-19 shutdown, they’re sadly mistaken. Their teachers and school administrators aren’t going to neglect learning …
100 years ago – March 25, 1920
Because so many events have been or will be canceled in the next few weeks, we are temporarily suspending the weekly calendar of events (rather than publishing a column of what’s NOT happening…
It won’t be apparent with spring break on this week, but Wallowa County schools will continue providing free breakfasts and lunches to their students Monday, March 30, when school would normal…
Derrell Witty has lived in Enterprise for 80 of his 85 years, now living with his wife on Alder Slope.
Although on-site dining has been temporarily banned because of the COVID-19 outbreak, that hasn’t stopped Wallowa County restaurants from feeding their customers.
Senior citizens who rely on dining centers in Wallowa and Enterprise also must deal with the ban on public gatherings.
Wallowa County Commission
We want to help keep our community safe and healthy in a time of looming crisis, and comply with Gov. Brown’s executive order on workspace restrictions and social distancing. Effective immedia…
How many cases are there as of March 23?
Rumors that Wallowa County is being flooded with visitors fleeing COVID-19 outbreaks in more populous areas appear to be just that — rumors that confirm social media is not the best place to g…
The Wallowa County Commissioners this morning declared a state of emergency in the county as a local response to the coronavirus and acted to discourage visitors from outside the county.
March 19 — March 25
The Rotary Club of Wallowa County is taking steps to get the word out about restaurants and other businesses that remain open amid the COVID-19 shutdowns. Randi Jandt, of the Rotary, said the …
Businesses and consumers across Wallowa County are feeling the pinch from government-mandated closures and admonitions to maintain “social distancing” by keeping at least 6 feet from other patrons.
More than 200 people have contracted coronavirus in Oregon and with the virus slowly making its way into Eastern Oregon a local case of the virus becomes a greater possibility. To date, 8 peop…
Cities across Wallowa County are adjusting to and making some rules for dealing with coronavirus and COVID-19.
CORRECTION! ALL Enterprise and Joseph students eligible for free lunches!!! On page 5 of today's (Wed. March 18) paper, the Chieftain reported that free lunches were provided for "needy" stude…
100 years ago – March 18, 1920
Because so many events have been or will be canceled in the next few weeks, we are temporarily suspending the weekly calendar of events. (Rather than publishing a column of what's NOT happenin…
Plans continued to move forward for the newly-named 2020 Wallowa Mountain Cruise, the June 12-13 car show to be held in Joseph. Organizers met Tuesday, March 10, at the Kokanee Inn for their f…
Taylor Miller, a Lostine native who went away to college, has returned to Wallowa County to open a business to offer counseling to professionals in Enterprise.
Teens from Wallowa County’s Mentor Match Youth Entrepreneur Program on Friday, March 13, traveled to Baker City to participate in the first ever Rural Teen Entrepreneur Summit.
JOSEPH — Want to find a way to give of yourself? Well, give yourself — or at least a portion. That was the message conveyed Thursday, March 12, by four junior high members of the Family, Caree…
As of the filing deadline of Tuesday, March 10, Wallowa County Sheriff Steve Rogers, Enterprise Police Chief Joel Fish and Enterprise Police Officer George Kohlhepp had filed to run for the office.
New executive order addresses child care for health care providers and first responders, delivery of food assistance to families
Construction is near for the long-awaited Mountain View Medical Group (MVMG) primary care clinic in Joseph. The $2.6–2.7 million building will be built at 800 N. Main St. in the city.
It wasn’t just the swastika drawn in the moist dust on Deedee Duncan’s car. Or the burning swastika ignited on the ground at a student bonfire. But these incidents, compounded by racist and mi…
Because of the coronavirus, the Oregon School Activities Association has suspended sports, including practice, until March 31 when they will revisit the subject.
With public gatherings of more than 25 banned and more than 10 discouraged, there’s not much happening in Wallowa County right now.
City of Enterprise City Response to COVID-19
Wallowa County school officials didn’t let their students go hungry beginning Monday, March 16, when schools were ordered closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
On Saturday evening, March 14, at the VFW Hall, Wallowa County Republicans served up a steak dinner and a nearly full menu of candidates all running in the May 19 primary election.
Out on snow-covered pastures of Liberty Road east of Joseph, about 18 students stand near the sizzling remains of a house owned by Dale and Marla Dotson. No one attempts to put out the fire on…
March 19 — March 25
The Chartis Group has named Wallowa Memorial Hospital as one of the nation’s top 100 Critical Access Hospitals.
The Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation has decided to cancel the annual meetings of Circle 100 and Men’s Guild, previously scheduled for Thursday, March 19, at Wallowa Memorial Hospital ami…
100 years ago – March 11, 1920
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
With spring fast approaching, a two businesses along the Grande Ronde River are gearing up for fishermen and other visitors.
Raising awareness about organ donation will be the focus of an assembly at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, held by Joseph Charter Schools junior high FCCLA at the school.
TROY — Gary Rials lives up the Grande Ronde River about three miles from Troy and has for the past 14 years.
Youth vaping has reached Wallowa County and there’s no doubt as to the insidious nature of vaping products.
The Hells Canyon Mule Days board of directors is pleased to announce that they will award three $1,000 scholarships to Wallowa County high school seniors this spring.
The Enterprise Elks annual crab and prime rib feed Saturday, March 14, will auction a bison skull to support the post-fire needs of Joseph Charter School students. The skull is donated by Stan…
Three members of the Enterprise School FCCLA made a multimedia address before the Enterprise City Council at its Monday, March 9, meeting promoting the planned activities center to be built at…
Vaping among young people has reached epidemic proportions both in Oregon and the U.S. according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And this new, high-tech method of inhaling nicotine a…