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WALLOWA COUNTY — To an outsider, Divide Camp may appear to be just a cluster of rustic wooden cabins, nestled in the wilderness of the Wallowa Mountains. To those who know it best, it is much more.

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There was one new case of COVID-19 in Wallowa County on Friday, Jan. 22, as reported by the Oregon Health Authority, the third day in a row the county has had one new case. The county is at 99…

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JOSEPH — After operating 1917 Lumber for 44 of its nearly 104 years in business, Jim and Terri Russell sold the Joseph lumber yard to Kevin and Nancy Jo Coddington as of Jan. 1.

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JOSEPH — The folks at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture urge anyone in need of a creative outlet to stop by and pick up an art bag.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — County commissioners and mayors of the cities in Wallowa County all have defined their plans and hopes for 2021, as they begin new terms of office.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Gay Behnke was up reading late Monday evening, Jan. 4, when she heard what she first thought was a sonic boom.

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ENTERPRISE — Lottery bonds to cover the cost of refurbishment of the Wallowa Lake Dam are still not fully funded, but there is hope now that the dam and other projects have been included in Go…

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JOSEPH —The annual women's exhibit at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture has issued a call to artists that has been extended to Jan. 24 at midnight for its exhibit “Motherhood.”

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JOSEPH — The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is planning upcoming sessions of spring and summer youth art on its website and is urging youths to sign up now.

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns are receiving a much-needed infusion of capital and putting it to use now that the county commissioners a…

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LOSTINE — Results from the recent online MidValley Theatre Co. community film festival indicate that theater and creativity are absolutely alive and well in Wallowa County, according to a pres…

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The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District is offering a free six-week workshop called "Business Foundations" on Tuesdays from Jan. 26 to March 2. The series' is to help entrepreneurs …

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WALLOWA — A loan agreement with the Oregon Department of Environmental quality, voting in a new council member and the election of a council president all are on the agenda for the Wallowa Cit…

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ELGIN — If the Boise Cascade plywood plant in Elgin closes this year, it could cost Eastern Oregon 446 jobs, nearly $21 million in labor income and more than $78 million in economic output wit…

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Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Wallowa County by the Oregon Health Authority Friday, Jan. 15, bringing the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic 10 months ago to 94. 

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown tweeted Friday morning, Jan. 15, that the state won't be receiving an "increased shipment of vaccines" next week from the national stockpile as it anticipated earlier th…

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa Resources is spearheading an effort to retain funding for noxious weed programs in Wallowa County, despite funds being diverted elsewhere because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ENTERPRISE — A letter of support for allowing winter sports and other extracurricular school activities was approved by the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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ENTERPRISE — About two dozen people showed up to bid farewell to two of Wallowa County’s longest-serving law enforcement officers, as former Sheriff Steve Rogers and retiring Chief Deputy Fred…

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ENTERPRISE — Genuine Wallowa County Provisions, a local food delivery service, pledged when it launched in June to donate $1 of every sale to the food pantries in Wallowa and Enterprise.

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JOSEPH — Increased involvement by city residents was a major theme of the first Joseph City Council meeting of 2021, as a new mayor and two new council members were sworn in Thursday, Jan. 7.

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ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise City Council received an update on the city’s search for a new police chief, Monday, Jan. 11, as well as saw new officials sworn in and former officials honored.

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ENTERPRISE — The annual awards banquet of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce will not happen in its usual fashion in February, according to an announcement by the chamber’s board of directors.

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County Commissioner Todd Nash said he was “alarmed” at the U.S. Capitol storming that took place last week on the day Congress met to certify the Electoral College.

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SALEM — The Oregon Legislature returned to the Capitol on Monday amid a raging pandemic that has the Salem area under an "Extreme Risk" list for COVID-19 infections.

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There were two more cases of COVID-19 reported in Wallowa County Saturday, Jan. 9, by the Oregon Health Authority, putting the overall total since the start of the pandemic at 88. 

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There were two new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County as reported by the Oregon Health Authority on Thursday, Jan. 7, marking the third day in a row OHA has noted two cases in the county. The…

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JOSEPH — Stewart Jones has left the building — well, almost. He and wife, Catherine Matthias, are closing Stewart Jones Designs downtown in February and moving to their home north of Joseph wi…

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WASHINGTON — Oregon's congressional delegation found themselves trapped by protesters who stormed the Capitol in protest of the Electoral College vote to verify the election of Joe Biden as pr…

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Wallowa County Clerk Sandy Lathrop pins the sheriff’s badge on Joel Fish after she swore him in as county sheriff Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at the Wallowa County Courthouse. Fish said his first or…

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JOSEPH — The Joseph City Council will hold its first meeting of the year Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Joseph Community Events Center, with a new mayor and several new council members.

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ENTERPRISE — It could be up to another 90 days before federal money earmarked to help Wallowa County businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic actually reaches those businesses, a Wallowa Count…

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LOSTINE — The Lostine City Council will hold its first meeting of 2021 tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — A combined effort of public agencies and the private timber industry are in the process of cleaning up the remains of the 2015 Grizzly Bear fire that burned more than 74,000 a…

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ENTERPRISE — CARES Act checks for Wallowa County businesses are ready to be picked up, county Commissioner Susan Roberts announced Wednesday, Jan. 6.