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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Senior citizens who rely on dining centers in Wallowa and Enterprise also must deal with the ban on public gatherings.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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Cities across Wallowa County are adjusting to and making some rules for dealing with coronavirus and COVID-19.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Because of the coronavirus, the Oregon School Activities Association has suspended sports, including practice, until March 31 when they will revisit the subject.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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The Chartis Group has named Wallowa Memorial Hospital as one of the nation’s top 100 Critical Access Hospitals.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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