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Weather Jan. 30 -- Feb. 5

Jan. 9 — Jan. 15 Read more


Out of the Past

100 years ago – January 22, 1920 Read more

For the Record

JANUARY 13 Read more



ECX Eagle Cap Extreme lives up to its name

The 16th annual Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race in Wallowa County lived up to it’s name this year with a record number of racers (40). Half… Read more


Report hunt results by Jan. 31

Every hunter who purchased 2019 big game or turkey tags needs to report their hunt results by the deadline, which is Jan. 31 for most tags. Read more

Hundreds gather for snowmobile event

In the neighborhood of 300 people crushed down on Wallowa County for the 48th Oregon State Snowmobile Association’s convention from Jan. 14… Read more


Radically fast growth is anything but 'a stable future'

In his 1973 address to the Oregon Legislature, Republican Gov. Tom McCall said: The interests of Oregon for today and in the future must be… Read more


Vapes and e-cigarettes are not safe for anyone

Despite emerging clues about the cause of vape-related illness and deaths, the cold fact remains: Breathing anything other than clean air into your lungs is harmful. Yet two of the substances most used by Union County youth — tobacco (including vapes) and marijuana — are inhaled. This is why these two substances are priorities for the Union County Safe Communities Coalition, a diverse group of community members working together for a safe, healthy and drug-free community. Read more

McColgan Impeachment part 2

This column is the second in a two-part series about impeachment. Read more




Carol R. Garnett, formerly of Elgin and Enterprise, died early morning of Christmas Day, which was her favorite day of the year. She died a… Read more

This Week's Forecast

Periods of snow. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper 20s.Tue
90%36° 28°
Some afternoon light snow. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper 20s.Wed
70%36° 28°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the mid 30s.Thu
20%37° 34°
Showers ending by midday. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 30s.Fri
60%44° 38°
Afternoon showers. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s.Sat
40%48° 32°
Snow showers early. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low 20s.Sun
40%35° 21°
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the mid teens.Mon
20%27° 14°

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