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Update, Noon, June 15, Wallowa Lake barrels/drums: Yesterday the ROV data (Video, sonar, photographs) showed 40 drums in the lake at the location found by Blue Mountain divers. Divers made pre…

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Andy McKee, the sometimes controversial contractor and property owner is ready to begin the renovation of the Litch Building, located at the corner of West Main and River Streets. McKee and hi…

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Picture yourself sitting at your computer, typing in the password to your banking account online. You suddenly get a popup that identifies itself as a warning from Google. It states that attac…

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Wallowa Elementary was awarded a grant from the Intermountain ESD as part of their "Every Day Matters" campaign to spend on end of the year programs. The grant's purpose for Wallowa Elementary…

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SALEM, Ore.—The Commission adopted a Wolf Plan today at its meeting in Salem in a 6-1 vote after hearing from 44 people who came to testify and reviewing thousands of public comments.

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This year’s Bowlby Bash, previously known as Summerfest, previously known as the Bowlby Bash includes a number of events in downtown Enterprise. On June 22 Main Street will offer a soap-box de…

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Wallowa County is a music county. Virtually any time of the year you can look at Facebook, read the Chieftain and any number of event calendars and find live music in abundance. While the rock…

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The Enterprise Elks 1829 will honor America’s flag with its annual Flag Day Ceremony on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Wallowa County Courthouse Fountain of Honor.

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Flora, Oregon—Skills necessary to life and to creating a home by pioneers begin at Flora School this coming weekend, lasting throughout the summer and into the fall. The Flora School Education…

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Wallowa Memorial Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 critical access hospitals of the 5,000 critical access hospitals in the U.S. according to the annual rankings of the Chartis Center …

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As part of the rollout of new, spiffy, digital “smart meters” in Eastern Oregon, Pacific Power is hosting a customer workshop from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the Outlaw Restaurant in…

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Thanks to the generosity and thoughtfulness of Mary and Kirk Hayes, a new, enclosed, all-weather walkway will connect the Wallowa Memorial Hospital with the Winding Waters and Mountain View Me…

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The EPA and Oregon DEQ will hold a public information meeting about the barrels labeled 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T, and their removal from Wallowa Lake. The meeting is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thu…

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SUMMERVILLE — A plane crash in Summerville that left one person dead Tuesday evening is under investigation, according to a press release from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, and the Nation…

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JOSEPH — Visitors to Wallowa Lake Park just outside of Joseph this summer will notice new signs outlining rules of conduct enforceable by both Oregon State Police and Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office.

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Two-by-two, a total of nineteen seniors walked to their graduation stage on Saturday morning, as a bevy of local musicians played the traditional Pomp and Circumstance march. After the ceremon…

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Fifteen seniors tossed their caps in the air on Friday evening, May 31, to celebrate their graduation from Joseph Charter School. “It is an outstanding class,” said principal Sherri Kilgore. “…

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In August of 2018, Lisa Anderson and William Lambert were SCUBA diving in the south end Wallowa Lake just off the Marina where the water deepens abruptly. They are members of Blue Mountain Div…

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In recent months, the news has began covering small outbreaks of a disease that has mostly become unfamiliar to our society—measles. This virus causes cold-like symptoms—fevers, cough, sore th…

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Two revered teachers, Duff Pace and Mike Baird, are retiring from Enterprise High School this June. Together they have an aggregate of 71 years teaching in Enterprise classrooms. “They have be…

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Just in time for summer vacation, Wallowa County’s public libraries have rolled out their summer reading programs. While Wallowa and Joseph offer opportunities for children to earn fun rewards…

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Building Healthy Families will be offering Summer Lunch in the Park beginning the week of June 10th and continuing through August 1st. The program provides free lunches for children from birth…

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The historic Flora School at the north end of Wallowa County celebrated “School Day” on Saturday, June 1.

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Meredith Brann is stepping out these days. Brann, 17, is the eldest child of Wallowa County’s very musical Brann Family. Now, she has also started to perform solo at different venues. On June …

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There is another Farmer’s Market in Wallowa County. Tucked away in Wallowa’s Telephone Building you’ll find fresh, locally grown produce and a treasure-trove of local foods, art, and beautiful…

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On June 15, the Eagle Cap Shooters Association will open their range on the far end of Ant Flat Road for the 2019 season. The range provides a variety of target distances and conditions, inclu…

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An overconfident mountain guide and an errant wagon train in Oregon’s early pioneer days could be credited with sparking one of the greatest gold rushes in American history.

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Friday afternoon’s power-outage to about 25 homes in Enterprise from around 4:30 p.m. Friday to 1:30 a.m. Saturday was caused by a direct hit of a lightning bolt on a power pole at Holmes and …

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Forty-one bright, ambitious, and happy Outlaws walked across the stage and received their diplomas as the Enterprise High School Class of 2019 on Saturday afternoon, May 25th.

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A strong thunderstorm abruptly dumped about a half-inch of hail and rain on Enterprise Monday afternoon, turning North Street into a river. Water overflowed curbs, and many other streets were …

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It’s a dream that has taken years to come true. But on Saturday, May 25, the long-planned Wallowa Band Nez Perce Visitor’s Interpretive Center became an impressive reality. Its contents were d…

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The historic Flora School at the north end of Wallowa County celebrates “School Day” on Saturday, June 1. This year they will add more fun and educational events for participants and visitors,…

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The skies of iron-gray matched the solemnity of the occasion. The flags rippled by constant breeze, did their part to mark the gravity of Memorial Day. Originally called Decoration Day, the la…

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Seven graduating Wallowa County seniors are receiving $3,000 in scholarships from the Rotary Club of Wallowa County.

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Dozens upon dozens of people attended the opening weekend of the Wallowa County Farmers Market as it debuted in its new Stein’s Distillery location at the north end of Joseph on Saturday, May …

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The Wallowa Valley/Elgin combined baseball team, had their storied season halted after suffering a second-round playoff loss, 7-1, at the hands of top-ranked Pleasant Hill on Friday, May 24.

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Last week a new owner took the reins at the venerable Enterprise Animal Hospital on Depot Street in Enterprise. Dr. Severin Knudsen purchased the facility from Dr. Jereld Rice. Rice and his fa…

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On Tuesday, May 21, a truck and double trailer hauling sheep from their winter and lambing quarters near Pilot Rock to the Wentz Ranch overturned on Elk Mountain Road near the junction of Crow…

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