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ENTERPRISE — The Healthy Futures Online Auction, which ran from Nov. 10-13, earned over $95,000, which will be invested in the new orthopedic surgery department at Wallowa Memorial Hospital.

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LOSTINE — A six-by-six-point mule deer buck threatened and attacked three people at a Lostine home Tuesday, Nov. 9, injuring all three before it was put down by Wallowa County Sheriff Joel Fish.

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ENTERPRISE — Once again, the Enterprise Elks are partnering with more than a dozen local organizations to help ensure that those in need will have a good Christmas meal — and some presents for…

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ENTERPRISE — The Les Schwab Tire Center in Enterprise and the Enterprise Christian Church are again joining forces in their annual Toy Drive for Christmas, according to a press release.

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ENTERPRISE — December’s Fishtrap Fireside begins Friday, Dec. 3, with readings from three Wallowa County writers and longtime Fishtrap friends: award-winning author David Laskin, educator and …

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ENTERPRISE — A presentation by Rick Bombaci of the Wallowa Mountains/Hells Canyon Trails Association was to be the highlight of the regular meeting of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners…

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ENTERPRISE — Two Wallowa County nonprofits were among the 77 recipients of community grants awarded by the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) of Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua…

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ENTERPRISE — On online workshop on Neurodiversity in the Workplace will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 7, hosted by the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and the Wal…

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U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz, Oregon's only Republican member of Congress, is pushing back against the proposed River Democracy Act in a letter sent Nov. 16 to all 62 county commissioners in his most…

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JOSEPH — For many people, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the "unofficial" start to the Christmas shopping season. This year, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture is urging Wallowa County…

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ENTERPRISE — Broadband Action Teams are being formed in Wallowa and Union counties, the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District announced in a press release Nov. 19.

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ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Rotary Club will once again use Patrick Thiel's organic vegetables to raise money for our High School Scholarship Program.

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ENTERPRISE — Ron Pickens is in his eighth year living in Wallowa County, coming originally for a job doing trail maintenance for the Minam River Lodge.

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ENTERPRISE — Once again, the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a crimp in holiday plans, at least as far as any community dinners go, according to several spokespeople of food resources.

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Production issues at the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin's print facility delayed delivery of today's edition of the Wallowa County Chieftain. Newspapers will be delivered as soon as possible. We a…

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ENTERPRISE — Food donations aren’t the only thing to help keep people warm as the weather gets cold; volunteers are working to provide firewood to those in need in Wallowa County, according to…

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INDIANAPOLIS — Twenty-five Enterprise FFA members attended this year’s 94th annual National FFA Convention on Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis, said adviser Stephanie Schofield, among more than 64,0…

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JOSEPH — Plans are underway for this year’s Jingle thru Joseph and Holiday Parade that will take place Saturday, Nov. 27 in downtown Joseph, according to a press release from the Wallowa Count…

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JOSEPH — A variety of gifts and decorations will be on display and for sale as the holiday bazaar for Jingle thru Joseph begins Friday, Nov. 26, according to a press release from the Wallowa C…

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JOSEPH — After more than a decade as a house painter, Paul Vlietstra of Joseph has hung up his brush and traded it for a lawnmower.

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ENTERPRISE — The Joseph Branch Trail Consortium, the nonprofit working to establish a 63-mile trail-with-rails between Elgin and Joseph in northeast Oregon, announced Tuesday, Nov. 9, it has r…

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ENTERPRISE — A presentation by Rick Bombaci of the Wallowa Mountains/Hells Canyon Trails Association will highlight the regular meeting of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners planned for…

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JOSEPH — An exhibit highlighting women in the arts will run from Feb. 26 to March 28, 2021, at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, according to a press release.

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ENTERPRISE — A virtual workshop with Eliot Treichel will explore the essentials of writing a short story in a month, Fishtrap’s Mike Midlo said in a press release.

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ENTERPRISE — After altering the annual Winterfest in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Enterprise is coming back this year for its traditional downtown event Saturday, Dec. 11…

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JOSEPH — A meeting that was originally scheduled as closed to the public to review zoning ordinances in Joseph by the Zoning Ordinance Task Force on Wednesday, Nov. 17, has been rescheduled fo…

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SALEM — Wallowa County had COVID-19 numbers last week that more resembled what it saw during the spring prior to the Delta variant spike.

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ENTERPRISE — The Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race is holding a volunteer meeting for the January 2022 edition of the race on Thursday, Nov. 18, Director Lynnie Appleton said.

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WALLOWA — Wallowa resident Ron Pickens will present his plans for a proposed Bicycle Playground to the Wallowa City Council when it meets Tuesday, Nov. 16.

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JOSEPH — The closing reception for the Little Works exhibit will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, according to a press release.

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ENTERPRISE — Generosity is showing itself again ahead of Thanksgiving as community outreach organizations and churches in Wallowa County are trying to make sure county residents have enough to eat.

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PORTLAND — Four Wallowa County nonprofits were among 60 statewide to receive COVID-19 Emergency SHARP grants from Oregon Humanities, the organization announced Thursday, Nov. 11.

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WALLOWA — The annual meat shoot at the Wallowa Rod and Gun Club is set for Sunday, Nov. 21, at the club's site on Lower Diamond Lane in Wallowa.

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ENTERPRISE — An increase in fees charged by the Wallowa County Planning Department will go into effect Jan. 1, after the county commissioners approved a fee schedule presented Wednesday, Nov. …

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ENTERPRISE — A free “SOS” Breakfast will again be offered to veterans at the Eagle Cap Post 4307 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, said post Quartermaster Kim Hutchison.

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ENTERPRISE — Enterprise’s Public Works Director Ronnie Neil announced his retirement after 31 years to the city at the Enterprise City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 8, according to a press release.

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ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Board of Commissioners got one step closer to implementing repairs on the fairgrounds, Wednesday, Nov. 3, as they approved the grant initiation process to obtai…

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ENTERPRISE — As Veterans Day approaches and the U.S. Marine Corps’ 246th birthday arrives today, Wednesday, Nov. 10, there’s one Wallowa County family that has reason to remember both.

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JOSEPH — Councilor Tammy Jones was voted in as mayor pro-tem Thursday, Nov. 4, when the Joseph City Council held its monthly meeting, Councilor Matt Soots reported Monday.

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ENTERPRISE — The regular twice-monthly meeting of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners that would normally be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 17, will be put off until Monday, Nov. 22, accord…