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The new year and the new decade have brought us many new challenges. Some of them, including possible war with Iran or at the least, continuing turmoil in the Middle East are alarming. Others,…

I've never been one to make New Year's resolutions or annual predictions. Instead, in the interest of stirring the political pot, I offer five possibly provocative proposals for education in Oregon.

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I respectfully submit a rebuttal to Mr. Bunn’s letter of December 25, 2019 . If we consider the great things Mr. Trump claims to have accomplished during his administration, we should also con…

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It’s 2020. The Christmas season, a time for wishes and presents is past. New Year's is the time for resolutions, for looking forward with 2020 vision and making ourselves and Wallowa County an…

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I just spent the day decorating cookies with a bunch of kids at the VFW Post. Reminded me of holidays from years gone past. A day spent making a mess with cookies, rice crispy treats, and just…

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What is in a name? Much. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 NKJV This name given …

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Guilty! I confess. During the winter I do my walking exercise inside the grocery stores. The walking gives me an opportunity to shop at the same time. Note, I say shop, not buy yet. The import…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, spoke at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled “Flu Season: U.S. Public Health …

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Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that support for Windows 7 would end Jan. 14. What does this mean for owners of Windows 7 computers?

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Well folks, the time has come. I started writing this column in 2013 and have really enjoyed working with the staff at the Chieftain. Thank you all for the many compliments about my column. I …

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I got yelled at for catching salmon when I was a kid. The guy bellowing at me and my buddy had the high moral ground in this case. Thing was, these were little salmon. An ODFW truck had backed…

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Because a few of our Rotary meetings lately have involved local organizations and causes like the Soroptimists, Community Connection and the Food Bank, and because of an empathetic comment fro…

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Sometimes the onus of trying to stick with a healthy diet can be overwhelming. Not to mention confusing. First, dietary gurus and scientists change their stories. A while back you couldn’t eat…

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Generally there’s not much going on in Wallowa County on a Tuesday night. A couple of 6th-8th grade boys basketball games, and not much else. Until now, the weather has been mild and amenable …

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In the article titled Enterprise ATV town hall draws few, (November 13 issue of the Chieftain) the photograph’s caption incorrectly identified Enterprise City Council Member Larry Christman as…

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This year, Veterans Day, November 11, 2019, is the 100th anniversary of a holiday established to honor living members of the U.S. Armed Services and those who have served. A century ago, it wa…

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The Fall of the year is when many organizations raise money for their individual goals and purposes. These efforts go hand in hand with knocking on local business doors requesting donations, s…

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On Nov. 11, 1969, Operation Fulton Square in the Quang Tri Province was in full force with the assistance of the 1st Marine Division, 101st Airborne Division and the 5th Infantry Division. Thi…

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Recently reviewing my on-line medical information from Winding Waters Clinic, I noticed I had received 2 doses of pneumococcal vaccine: one dose of PPSV23 in 2013 and a second dose of a simila…

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It’s a scary time of the year. We don’t just mean Halloween. This year there’s everything from our recently–arrived property tax bills to the folderols ongoing in the nation’s capitol. If that…

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For the first time ever, I failed to last the full week of the Pendleton Roundup. I arrived Tuesday morning for slack but by Thursday afternoon I had ruined my health and was headed for home. …

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We are living in a time of great uncertainty. Tumult, even. People are upset. There’s angst. Indignation. Calls for a return to normalcy. There are some citizens of Wallowa County, to be sure,…

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Thought I would write about something a little different and closer to home this month. I just finished reading an article in the Air Force Times by Leo Shane III titled “Veteran Suicides Stil…

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The Joseph Community Center was built several years ago, for the use and benefit of the “community”. The problem seems to have risen as to the rental rate of the building, which most people ar…

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Well, Joseph is being taken over by dogs and their irresponsible owners. Just this morning, just before daybreak, a lady with her dog off leash to let it poop in the neighbors yard and continu…

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For most of us, the second Monday in October has been celebrated as Columbus Day, a time when banks and post offices are closed, and we think, however briefly, about Columbus’ discovery of Ame…

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No one gets paid to be a member of the Soroptimist, Lions Club, Rotary, the Hospital Foundation, 4-H Leaders Association, the PEO, the new Wallowa Mountains Hells Canyon Trails Association or …

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Well, Joseph is being taken over by dogs and their irresponsible owners. Just this morning, just before daybreak, a lady with her dog off leash to let it poop in the neighbors yard and continu…

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On Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 1:30 p.m., Wallowa County will have an opportunity to listen to and talk with Oregon’s senior U.S. Senator, Ron Wyden, at a town hall meeting in the Senior C…

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As a follow-up to Dr. Kelsey Allen’s Mountain Medicine column of last week regarding influenza vaccine, this was reported in the Sunday (October 6) New York Times.

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If the recent snowfall, political upheaval, and the steady approach of winter have you either wanting to hide under the bed or come out swinging, there’s an easy remedy to all this stress at l…