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BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho measure that would invite Oregon to begin talks with the Idaho Legislature about relocating their common state line was awarded a bill number, HJM 1, by an Idaho House …

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Dick Burch is on a mission. A mission to get as many automated external defibrillators into locations around Wallowa County as possible so that help is available when someone experiences sudde…

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FLORA — A handful of volunteers turned out Saturday, Jan. 28, to help the historic Flora School on the road to achieve part of its mission — to “provide a window into the past” — during one of…

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ENTERPRISE — As part of the Wallowa County Vegetation Department and Weed Board’s education efforts, in conjunction with Wallowa Resources, the Wallowa County Chieftain each month features a n…

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ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce has received a $3,600 grant from Travel Oregon to help review personnel and compliance policies and finish work on an updated employee handbook.

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Due to errors in the printed meeting agenda for the Jan. 18 meeting of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners, a mistake appeared in a story about the meeting in the Jan. 25 Chieftain. Katy…

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WALLOWA — Winding Waters, a nonprofit community health center in Wallowa County, has received a $386,000 federal grant that will be used to purchase dental equipment for the facility it's buil…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Wallowa County high schools posted four-year graduation rates for the 2021-22 school year that were at or above the state average, according to figures released last week by t…

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LOSTINE — Wildfires in Northeast Oregon are inevitable, but landowners and communities can help firefighters by working to make their properties as fire-resistant as possible.

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ENTERPRISE — A handful of routine items are on the agenda for the Wednesday, Feb. 1, meeting of the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Investigation continues into a case of alleged animal cruelty or neglect regarding cattle owned by the Bob Dean Oregon Ranch in the Upper Imnaha area, as Wallowa County’s top …

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JOSEPH — Two ongoing items that have been considered by the Joseph City Council will be on the agenda for pending future items when it meets Thursday, Feb. 2 — law enforcement options and the …

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ENTERPRISE — Nearly $10,000 was raised for college scholarships Thursday, Jan. 26, during the Wallowa County Stockgrowers’ annual fundraiser held at the Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise.

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ENTERPRISE — Homelessness was on the minds of representatives of public agencies and private concerns who gathered Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Community Connection for an open house on the topic.

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ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Board of Commissioners took care of a road vacation that dates back more than a century and made several appointments during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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FERGUSON RIDGE SKI AREA — Of all the spectators who came Thursday to see the start of this year’s Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race, few have wanted to see it as much and for as long as Joy Estock.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Just like human athletes who must undergo a rigorous examination by a doctor prior to competing, the four-legged athletes who will take part in this week’s Eagle Cap Extreme S…

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Idaho Power Co. plans to rebuild its fish hatchery near Oxbow Dam on the Snake River starting this spring. The work “will allow for the continued safe and efficient production of salmon and st…

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ENTERPRISE — A request for a zoning change on a 10-acre parcel just east of Enterprise owned by one Wallowa County commissioner and his wife was denied during a hearing on the matter Wednesday…

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WALLOWA — Fourth- and fifth-graders at the Wallowa School District engaged last week in the Mock Newbery Project, an opportunity to read the newest children’s books and to discuss them with ot…

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ENTERPRISE — A fundraising dinner to support Wallowa County Stockgrowers academic scholarships will be held by the Wallowa County Agricultural Resource Foundation, the Stockgrowers’ nonprofit …

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JOSEPH — City of Joseph officials are brainstorming ways to beef up the presence of law enforcement in the town, and city Administrator Dan Larman will spend the next two months researching options.

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ENTERPRISE — No criminal charges are going to be filed in a fatal stabbing case that occurred July 8 at Hells Canyon Overlook that left a Hermiston man dead, according to Wallowa County Distri…

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WALLOWA — John Baker is doing more than battling weeds: he’s fighting to improve wildlife habitat and fisheries along the Wallowa River at his land just west of Wallowa.

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WALLOWA — The man who called authorities last Wednesday, Jan. 4 to say he had been injured in an explosion was identified Monday as Marshall Cox of Whiskey Creek Road in Wallowa.

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The Jan. 4 story on efforts to put on the Wallowa County ballot a measure about moving Oregon’s border to include Eastern Oregon counties contained errors. A May vote would be the second time …

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ENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Board of Commissioners approved three resolutions in a brief meeting to start the new year, Wednesday, Jan. 4, as John Hillock took up the gavel as chairman for…

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Eric Stangel, left, is sworn in as a new member of the Enterprise City Council by city Administrator Lacey McQuead at the beginning of the council’s meeting Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. It was the co…

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ENTERPRISE — Two Enterprise Police Department officers have earned plaudits from the Oregon Department of Transportation for their work in identifying and arresting drivers who are alcohol- or…

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ENTERPRISE — As part of the Wallowa County Vegetation Department and Weed Board’s education efforts, in conjunction with Wallowa Resources, the Wallowa County Chieftain each month features a n…

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“Timber Culture,” the current exhibit at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, drew about 60 people for its opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 7.

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