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Wallowa County had two more cases of COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday, May 5, raising the overall total since the start of the pandemic to 178. There have been 18 cases…

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ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County’s Building Healthy Families has received national recognition by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as a “2021 Bright Spot” for its responses to the coronavirus c…

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JOSEPH — Work on the budget process will be a major focus when the Joseph City Council meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6.

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WALLOWA — The Nez Perce Tribe took another step toward reestablishing itself in its traditional Wallowa County homeland Thursday, April 29, when it received the title to the now-former Wallowa…

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JOSEPH— Self-proclaimed “old geezer” Ralph Anderson will share his talent for whittling in a relaxed and informative class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Josephy Center for Ar…

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ENTERPRISE — Winners of the 2021 Wallowa Valley Youth Arts Festival for students from Enterprise, Joseph, Troy, Wallowa and alternative-ed schools were announced last week.

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ENTERPRISE — Two scholarships are currently being offered to local health care workers looking to advance their personal and professional development for the benefit of health care in Wallowa …

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Fox kits venture out from their underground burrow Tuesday, April 27, 2021, as they get to know the world they’ll live in near the north end of Wallowa Lake.

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ENTERPRISE — Spring cleaning took on a special meaning Thursday and Friday, April 22-23, as about a dozen volunteers celebrated Earth Day by holding a “litter patrol,” cleaning up the Wallowa …

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The Oregon Health Authority reported three more cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County on Thursday, April 29, raising the total in the pandemic to 168 and the total in the last three days to eigh…

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WALLOWA — Wallowa High School closed for two weeks, effective Thursday, April 29, after several COVID-19 cases were confirmed at the school, Superintendent Tammy Jones said in a post to the di…

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PORTLAND — U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden plans to hold three online town halls for residents of five counties Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, according to a press release.

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There were three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Wallowa County on Wednesday, April 28, the highest total of COVID cases in one day in roughly two months. 

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WALLOWA — What once belonged to the Nez Perce people will be returned Thursday, April 29, with celebration and fellowship, at Wallowa United Methodist Church in Wallowa.

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WALLOWA LAKE — A local fishing expert who holds the record for the largest mackinaw caught at Wallowa Lake recently hooked another whopper.

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JOSEPH — Friends of the Grange are invited to join Hurricane Creek Grange volunteers for a garden/landscape clean-up event at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at the grange, according to a press release.

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WALLOWA — The Wallowa City Council voted to replace outgoing Councilman Christian Niece with former Councilman Oren McCrea during its monthly meeting Tuesday, April 20, at City Hall.

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JOSEPH — Progress was made toward replacing resigned city Administrator/Recorder Larry Braden during another emergency meeting Wednesday, April 21, but the Joseph City Council failed to answer…

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ENTERPRISE — In a nearly record-short about 7½-minute meeting, the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners handled largely routine money matters, including applying for a $500,000 grant to help …

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Leprechauns must have snatched the pot o’ gold at the end of these twin rainbows, as they weren’t there Monday evening, April 26, 2021, during a lull in a rainstorm south of Enterprise.

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SALEM — Five bills aimed at changing policing practices, plus four related measures, have cleared the Oregon House by near-unanimous votes.

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The 15th season of Tunesmith Night, put on by the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, wraps up Saturday, May 8, with a performance that will be livestreamed to YouTube and the WMVA website, wvmusic…

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SALEM — Health care providers in Oregon may continue to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as long as they can ensure that patients or their caregivers are informed about the benefi…

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JOSEPH — After a year marked by the cancellation of Chief Joseph Days in 2020 due to COVID-19, Chief Joseph Days officially awarded a Triple Crown of equal honors to its the Honor Court for th…

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ENTERPRISE — While the Olive Branch Family Health Clinic has been taken over by the Wallowa County Health Care District, the adjoining Olive Branch Pharmacy continues with business as usual, t…

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ENTERPRISE — A single medical facility that integrates physical, mental, behavioral and dental health care has long been a dream of both Winding Waters Community Health Center and the Wallowa …

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WALLOWA LAKE — Things are getting back a bit more to normal this year, now that state parks are beginning to reopen — including Wallowa Lake State Park, which began taking reservations Thursda…

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SALEM — Legislation that combines proposed requirements for firearms locks and safe storage with a narrower ban on firearms in public buildings is gaining political momentum in the Oregon House.

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ENTERPRISE — The American Rescue Plan signed last month by President Biden provided a major financial boost for community health centers.

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ENTERPRISE — Three telephone service pedestals in the rural Enterprise area were burned in just seven days by landowners burning ditches along roadsides, temporarily disrupting service, said a…

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JOSEPH — The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture more than exceeded its fundraising goals Thursday, April 15, hoping to raise at least $50,000 to purchase and renovate the center.

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ENTERPRISE — Supporters of the Wallowa County Food Bank are working to raise an additional $500 toward a project to help feed and inform the needy about food resources after the receipt of a $…

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WALLOWA — A fire that likely started in an attached woodshed severely damaged the home of 84-year-old Merel Hawkins on Bear Creek Road southwest of Wallowa on Tuesday afternoon, April 13.

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The Wallowa County Farmers Market is holding its 2021 vendor symposium virtually on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, is free. 

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JOSEPH — In the wake of the resignation of city Administrator/Recorder Larry Braden, the Joseph City Council is quickly getting to work to fill some of the gaps Braden’s departure left.