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Wallowa County veterans were treated to tacos and conversations at the Veteran’s Appreciation Fair, April 17. Held at the local VFW Post 4307, the event introduced attendees to physical and me…

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Ray Ellenwood peered into a dark green perforated garbage can filled with water and a churning mass of Pacific lamprey. The dark, slender, two-foot-long fish gripped the sides of the container…

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Rylee Wilcox was crowned Queen of the Chief Joseph Days Court Saturday night, April 20, at the rodeo’s Coronation Dinner. Wilcox, a junior at Joseph Charter School, won the honor in a close ra…

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Thanks to their athletic ability, four Joseph Charter School seniors are getting a little tuition help at their selected colleges. Emma Hite, Steven Beckman, Tori Suto and Ella Coughlan all si…

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Sandy DeBano waded through Zumwalt Prairie’s tall, dry bunchgrass and swept her long, white net deftly through late July’s fading flowers. “Got ‘em” she said. The net held treasures: two bumbl…

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On a dark, drizzling April morning, cold even by Wallowa County standards, Todd Nash stops his truck amid a sea of hungry Angus cows and their calves. Clouds veil the mountains. There is more …

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It’s a fitting recognition for World Health Month that “U.S. News and World Report” has ranked Wallowa County as the number one rural, up-and-coming place in America for health and wellness.

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The largest birds in North America once soared across Wallowa County skies. The California condor’s presence here was documented in 1818 by fur trapper Donald McKenzie who observed them soarin…

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It’s been a long wait for Neal Isley, president of Point of Connection Ministries, located outside the Joseph city limits. Nearly four years ago he started on a dream to provide transformation…

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Enterprise’s wastewater treatment plant is among the best facilities in the state. Dave Wilke, the man who runs it, just received the prestigious Wastewater Operator of the Year award from the…

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IMNAHA, Ore. — Northeast Oregon rancher Gary Marks figured his pregnant 4-year-old cow might be having twins, considering how big she was all winter.

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During the last week of Women’s History Month, the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture honored Wallowa County’s past female leaders at a Brown Bag lunchtime talk. Josephy Executive Director, C…

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With black bear season on the horizon, hunters should be aware that non-lead-based ammunition is now required on the Nez Perce Precious Lands.

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The Wallowa County Planning Commission publicly revealed that it could benefit from a little planning of its own during its monthly meeting on March 26.

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The Nez Perce Tribe, Wallowa Lake Lodge, and Wallowa Lake State Park are one step closer to permanently conserving a sacred Nez Perce cultural site, Waalal’aamkt or “where the braided stream d…

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With spring finally sprung, Wallowa County’s above-average snowpack is beginning to melt. The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Spring weather report warns that much o…

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A controversial campaign by the Enterprise School District Board to push a student athlete’s ineligibility question to the highest levels not only utterly failed, but possibly opened another c…

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When voters rejected funding for the Wallowa County Library in November, Enterprise librarian Denine Rautenstrauch knew that her tidy facility would have to serve a larger population. But the …

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In 25 years of raising Corriente cattle on their 6 Ranch, Liza Jane McAlister and her daughter, Adele Schott, have never had to pull a calf. Corriente’s are lithe, athletic cattle, descended f…

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Wallowa County Sheriff, Steve Rogers, just returned from Reno, Nevada with a little something extra, but it wasn’t from the tables or slot machines. The Western States Sheriffs Association vot…

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Watching a calf being born first turned Tami Lambercht into a rancher. She grew up on a Washington fruit farm and studied nursing in college. Her parents sold their fruit operation, bought a r…

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If you’re looking for king-sized burgers with piles of French fries, don’t stop here. But if you want a healthy, delicious homemade meal served in reasonably-sized portions, the Blythe Cricket…

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On March 6 at Wallowa County Circuit Court, Victor Angelo Orosco, 31, of Enterprise, pleaded guilty to Burglary in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the first degree and Theft in the seco…

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The Joseph City Council’s March 7 meeting saw fireworks fly as it unanimously voted to deny a housing variance to Douglas Saturno, a Walla Walla resident who owns property in Joseph and other …

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The Oregon Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held its state conference March 8-10 in Portland. Wallowa County’s two chapters from Joseph Charter School and Enterprise High…

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Back in November, before it snowed much, nine Oregon legislators placed Joint Resolution 22 on the legislative docket. It would place a referendum on Oregon’s 2020 state-wide ballot to lower t…

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More than 100 alumni, friends and families gathered at the Cloverleaf Hall Thursday night to enjoy a tri-tip steak dinner and support the Joseph chapter of the Future Farmers of America.

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Shawn Paul Ruthford, 31, Enterprise, will spend up to 57 months incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to three counts of an 11-count indictment of domest…

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Joseph mayor, Teresa Sajonia, created a marijuana dispensary committee after some controversy arose among interested parties regarding a possible amendment to city ordinance 2015-01. The ordin…

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The U.S. Constitution is the bedrock of our democracy, and the Bill of Rights is the safeguard of the people. Late last year, in a devastating blow to Oregon’s judicial system, an independent …

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The Odd Fellows Hall in Enterprise got a winter wakeup as Darrell Brann, local musician and OK Theatre owner, and the usual suspects played some smoking blues at the second annual Blues Party …

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The age of a rock is determined through the analysis of isotopes—minute amounts of radioactive elements in the rocks. The most common methods for dating rocks include U/Pb: analyzing for the a…

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Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America. But until now, no one had defined how, when, and why it formed.

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On a morning with 4 inches of fresh snow on the ground and more coming, Bret Witty swings up into his big orange ODOT snowplow with its 432 horsepower Cummins diesel grumbling under the hood, …

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