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A blistery winter evening turned tragic during the snowy evening of Friday, Feb. 15, when a car struck two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other in Enterprise. The pair were hit as they crossed the intersection at Hwy. 82 and Holmes St., near Safeway.

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After months of short staffing, the deputies of the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office can breathe a little easier after hiring a new, full-time patrol deputy, Austin Violette. The county hired V…

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On Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the old mill site just outside of the town of Wallowa, 50-60 interested citizens saw a demonstration of what may become a viable natural resource product as well as a…

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A proposal to allow industrial development outside cities in 10 Eastern Oregon counties has passed a key legislative committee without encountering opposition from farm and conservation advocates.

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It was just a patch of slush lurking at milepost 40 on Highway 82. But when Marty Steven’s Honda CRV’s rear wheels hit it on Friday morning, the normally reliable all-wheel drive vehicle spun …

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If this winter has seemed colder than usual, you’re right, according to Scott Hampton and his weather station in Joseph. Since he began keeping records in 1997, Hampton’s lowest reading was -2…

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Enterprise’s OK Theatre is 100 years old this year. Conceived and completed in 1918, the theatre’s opening was delayed until Saturday, Jan. 25, 1919 by the threat of global influenza epidemic.…

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Winter snowfall that supports summer stream flow is one of Wallowa County’s most critical needs. This year, there’s good news. Our 2019 snow-water equivalent as of February 11 stands at or 100…

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Wallowa County’s storied OK Theater first opened its doors almost exactly a century ago, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 1919. With the help of Fishtrap’s Story Lab, Lorri Fischer’s fourth and fifth gra…

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Main Street in Joseph will be missing a couple of its bronze inhabitants for a time thanks to a grant from the Wildhorse Foundation. The two bronzes, “Chief Joseph” and “Garden Walk,” are slat…

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Despite the threatening weather, this year’s Wallowa County Ducks Unlimited banquet served nearly 160 adults and children from Wallowa and Union County. They enjoyed a Chuck Wagon Sisters buff…

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The Wallowa County Gamblers all-volunteer snowmobile club held their annual Poker Run fundraiser on Jan. 19. Club treasurer Chad Cooney said the club sold 358 hands at $5 per hand. He wasn’t s…

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Liza Jane McAlister owns and runs the 6 Ranch just west of Enterprise. Her ranch mission: ”To produce healthy food, restore ecosystems, and preserve western traditions” drives and sustains her…

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Deve Wolfe owns and operates Joseph’s popular Main Street shopfront Tempting Teal Boutique. There she specializes in women’s fashion. Inside you can find anything “from cowboy boots, fashion j…

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Kristina Powell of Lostine is Wallowa County’s lone woman working as a fully certified surveyor who also owns her own business: Wallowa Associates, LLC. She’s been in the business in one form …

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In a tersely worded decision, Oregon 10th Judicial District Judge Thomas B. Powers, found in favor of Wallowa County for payment of $97,444 in attorney fees after an unsuccessful lawsuit filed…

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Falls Creek, off Hurricane Creek, was a mix of ice and water on Jan. 3, as winter increased its hold on the valley.

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The Eagles ladies continued their high-flying ways with a matched set of victories: 58-24 over Elgin on Friday, Jan. 11, followed by a 56-36 victory at Wallowa the following day.

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Wallowa Memorial Hospital, the county’s largest employer, made a profit in 2018 along with significant strides in other areas, according to chief executive officer Larry Davy.

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Local artist Sam Collett is known for his realistic artwork and his stunning portraits. Now he wants to offer the opportunity to help others. Collett is starting what he calls an “art care” business.

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Pine Valley has typically been a very tranquil place to live. There is a lot of ranching here, and with ranching comes challenges. In April, local ranches came face-to-face with one of those c…

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LA GRANDE, Ore.—ODFW will host a public meeting on Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Center, Cook Memorial Library, 2006 4th Street, La Grande.

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