ENTERPRISE — There were 12 new coronavirus cases reported in Wallowa County in the past five days, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday, July 26.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire has surpassed 20,000 acres, but crews fighting the blaze are starting to get an upperhand.
JOSEPH — We all like ice cream, but have you ever had it rolled in small tubes with all your favorite toppings? Tracee Page is offering that now at Sweet Retreat in Joseph.
WALLOWA — Link Smith has previously fought fire in every portion of Oregon except for the northeastern corner.
ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise and Joseph chapters of Family Career and Community Leaders of America have become hotbeds of talent and success.
Evacuation notices have been updated in the area of the Elbow Creek Fire, with some residents being given the OK to return home — though they need to stay on high alert.
WALLOWA COUNTY — Firefighters have made gains on the Elbow Creek Fire, but a couple areas of the blaze have given them fits over the last few days.
ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise Public Library has added two resources through the company Brainfuse: HelpNow and JobNow.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The latest infrared mapping on the Elbow Creek Fire burning in northwestern Wallowa County has its size at 18,599 acres, according to the latest update Wednesday, July 21, fro…
WALLOWA COUNTY — The reported size of the Elbow Creek Fire is up to 17,271 acres as of Tuesday night, July 20, and crews from Type 1 Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management team 3 sh…
ENTERPRISE — Virtually no negative comments were received by the Enterprise Planning Commission when it met Wednesday, July 14, to consider the future of vacation rentals within city limits.
JOSEPH — The Nez Perce Tribe will ride and walk the traditional route of the Nimiipuu to its recently purchased property near Joseph where tribal members will formally bless their homeland, ac…
JOSEPH — A small celebration will take place to feature Nez Perce Indian artists at the Josephy Center for Art and Culture in Joseph on Friday, July 23, according to a press release.
ENTERPRISE — Neighbors helping neighbors was the theme Friday, July 9, when several volunteers from the Friends of Wallowa County Recycling weeded and removed brush around the grounds of the W…
WALLOWA COUNTY — The first priority of firefighters in their battle against the Elbow Creek Fire in northern Wallow County — or any blaze — is the safety of people endangered by the flames. Th…
JOSEPH — “Instance in Time,” an exhibit featuring local photographers Rick McEwan and Adele Buttolph will open Friday, July 30, at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture.
ENTERPRISE — Katherine Marrone is fairly new to Wallowa County, but moving here has been a long-time goal that she’s finally been able to realize.
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WALLOWA COUNTY — The latest infrared mapping done on the Elbow Creek Fire shows the fire now at 17,260 acres and 15% contained, according to the latest information from Type 1 ODF Incident Man…
WALLOWA COUNTY — Containment on the Elbow Creek Fire is up to about 15%, an update from the Type 1 Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 3 working the blaze said late Monday n…
JOSEPH — The Wallowa Valley Health Foundation and Chief Joseph Days are teaming up to sponsor the Miles for Mammograms breast cancer awareness walk on Thursday, July 29, the same day as CJD's …
ENTERPRISE — Three COVID-19 cases and one death were reported in Wallowa County by the Oregon Health Authority on Monday, July 19.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire is continuing to grow in size.
ENTERPRISE — Easements for informational signage on roads in Wallowa County will be among issues addressed Wednesday, July 21, when the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners meets.
JOSEPH — A new mayor pro-tem is to be considered and a letter of resignation by the former Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Bingham is to be read Tuesday, July 20, when the Joseph City Council meets.
WALLOWA — Firefighters have performed a successful burnout operation to the southeast of the Elbow Creek Fire, while at least two other places are giving them fits, staff working the fire said…
ENTERPRISE — Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 3, led by Incident Commander Link Smith, has assumed operations on the Elbow Creek Fire, according to a press release on S…
WALLOWA COUNTY — With the Elbow Creek fire up to 10,941 acres, the Umatilla National Forest and surrounding river areas remain temporarily closed to the public. The announcement was made on Fr…
WALLOWA — Although residents threatened by the Elbow Creek Fire have been given a Level 3 evacuation order, not all are leaving, Paul Karvoski, Wallowa County emergency services director, said…
WALLOWA — Firefighters and trucks from agencies all over Oregon converged on Wallowa on Saturday evening, July 17, to make plans to take over fighting the approximately 11,000-acre Elbow Creek…
Growth of the Elbow Creek Fire seemed to be at a minimum Saturday, July 17.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, in the northwestern corner of Wallowa County, has quickly spread and became the state’s third largest wildfire.
Wallowa County is getting help from neighboring sheriff's offices as it battles the Elbow Creek Fire and works through evacuations.
ENTERPRISE — The air quality in Wallowa County is expected to change significantly over the next couple of days.
Wallowa County Commissioner Todd Nash shared some news from the Oregon Department of Forestry that shines a ray of hope on the Elbow Creek Fire: Troy appears to be safe.
SALEM — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Elbow Creek Fire, the governor's office announced around noon Saturday, July 17.
WALLOWA COUNTY — Residents and visitors need to stay away from the Promise and Troy area.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, which is located in the northwest corner of Wallowa County, has quickly extended its acreage to become the third largest fire in Oregon. As of 9:10 a.m. …
Crews have been able to hold a key line to the south of the Elbow Creek Fire, according to an update Saturday morning, July 17.
MINAM — The Minam State Recreation Area boat ramps have been closed due to the Elbow Creek Fire, according to an update from Oregon State Parks Friday, July 16.
While nowhere close to the size yet, the Elbow Creek Fire bears some similarities to the last major fire to burn in the area.
The cause of the Elbow Creek Fire continues to remain under investigation, Oregon Department of Forestry Duty Officer David Weaver said Friday afternoon, July 16.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire continues to spread rapidly, and as of Friday afternoon, July 16, is at an estimated 12,000-13,000 acres, according to David Weaver, duty officer with the…
The Wenaha Wildlife Area, which is in a region directly impacted by the Elbow Creek Fire, has been closed, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday afternoon.
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Elbow Creek Fire, which started Thursday afternoon, July 15, in Northwestern Wallowa County, has quickly grown to an estimated 9,000 acres, and caused the evacuation of re…
MINAM — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking the next steps toward purchasing a large parcel of land south of Minam.
PENDLETON — Persistent extreme hot and dry conditions, large wildfires, limited firefighting resources and concern for public safety prompted U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday, July 16, …
WALLOWA COUNTY — Residents on Eden Bench west of Flora and of Troy have been ordered to evacuate, according to a post Thursday afternoon, July 15, on the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office's Face…
BAKER CITY — The highest level of fire-prevention measures — Phase C public use restrictions — are in place now in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, effective Friday, July 16, officials dec…
WALLOWA COUNTY — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has lifted fishing limits in Wallowa County as a result of worsening drought conditions, it announced Thursday morning, July 15.
The fire that has brought a portion of Wallowa County under an evacuation notice is still growing, according to an update Thursday, July 15, but did so at a slower rate.
Two major fires burning adjacent to Wallowa County are continuing to grow in size.
JOSEPH — Censured Joseph City Councilor Kathy Bingham submitted her letter of resignation to City Hall to be effective July 1, the day after the City Council handed down its judgment against h…
ENTERPRISE — The popular El Bajío Mexican restaurant in Enterprise is adding a new feature — Leo’s Bar that is slated to open Thursday, July 15, co-owner Leo Arenas said.
- Elbow Creek Fire up to 16,432 acres, still 10% contained
- Crews starting to gain ground on Elbow Creek Fire
- Closures in Wallowa County due to fire
- Elbow Creek Fire nears 20,000 acres; crews from across the nation joining the fight
- Elbow Creek Fire surpasses 18,500 acres in size
- Elbow Creek Fire stands at 17,260 acres
- Elbow Creek Fire nears 22,000 acres, now 25% contained
- Containment grows on Elbow Creek Fire, but challenges remain
- Crews hold key line south of Elbow Creek Fire
- Elbow Creek Fire is currently third largest in Oregon
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