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Army veteran Josh Spano, of Bend, brought down his first elk Friday, bagging a 6-7-point bull elk on a ranch off Swamp Creek northeast of Enterprise.

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The Wallowa Cougars and Enterprise Outlaws met on the Enterprise court for a volleyball rematch on Tuesday, September 10. The previous meeting between the two schools saw the 2A Outlaws gettin…

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The Outlaws fell to Oakley (Idaho) High School 46-8 in a non-league battle on Friday, Sept. 13. Oakley was a runner-up in last year’s Idaho state football champions. The eight-man game was pla…

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In a difficult loss, the Wallowa Cougars dropped their league opener to arch-rival North Powder Badgers 26-38 in an away game on Friday night. In a hard-fought matchup, both teams were slapped…

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Josh Spanno well remembers the day and circumstances that led to the death of his friend, Army Specialist Doug Bridges, killed in action in Iraq: Nov. 4, 2006.

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The lady Eagles feathered their nest with Huskies fur as they swooped down on Elgin during a home league opener.  Set scores were 25-14, 25-17, and 25-17.

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The lady Cougars volleyball squad is off to a roaring start. The team recently competed at the Cat Clash tournament put on by Echo High School on Saturday, Sept. 7. The Cougs played in the "A"…

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The lady Cougars volleyball squad is off to a roaring start with a 3-1 record after a stellar performance at the Cat Clash tournament at Echo High School on Sept. 6. The lady Cougs rolled over…

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From a golfer’s standpoint, the annual Rat Race tournament held over the Labor Day weekend at Alpine Meadows was the cat’s meow.

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The lady Outlaws just keep getting better on the court as the training regimen of coach Lisa Farwell takes hold. The Outlaws played several matches over the last week, starting in Helix on Tue…

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The Wallowa High School Cougars’ gridders came out tough but lost a 40-6 non-league decision to St. Paul, one of the highest ranked teams in the state. Coach Matt Brockamp said the squad showe…

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The Enterprise Outlaws opening home game on Friday Sept. 7, was stopped by lightning early in the second half with the score 40-8 Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii with Enterprise on the wrong side of the …

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It’s all business with a lot of smiling out on the Eagles volleyball court at Joseph Charter School. Long-time coach, Jill Hite, whose teams make regular state playoff appearances, watches her…

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Football season opened for two of the county's teams with both Wallowa and Enterprise playing in Wallowa High School's annual jamboree. Two other teams participated - the Ione-Arlington Cardin…

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Dragons dominated Wallowa Lake over the weekend of Aug. 24-25. Not mythical creatures, but dragon boats, human powered watercraft participating in a sport that originated in China more than 25…

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The end of summer means the beginning of football. But sandwiched in between, as a sort of joyful interlude, there’s Cougar Camp. It’s four days of learning that there’s fun in football fundam…

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The annual Gayle Beck Ladies Invitational took place Tuesday, August 13th. It’s always a fun golfing event at Alpine Meadows. Here’s looking back at the day’s highlights.

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The Wallowa County Stockgrower’s Ranch Rodeo and dinner on Saturday provided a good time for all and roped in funds for scholarships, including more than $600 from the sale of a pick of the li…

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Waves are rippling at Wallowa Lake. Not just because of the late stormy weather and winds — it’s dragons — dragon boats, that is. Locals are practicing for the upcoming Dragons in the Wallowas…

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A first-lap crash on July 20, in Yakima, Washington, severely broke the arm of driver James Hayes, damaged the car and left his brother, Jerry, and mechanic Brian Finch, plenty of time to prep…

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Wallowa County’s three East-West Shrine game all-stars gave a good accounting of themselves despite a losing effort to a better-organized west-side team. Gus Ramsden of Wallowa quarterbacked t…

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The June 17 Wallowa County Board of Commissioners meeting spelled at least the temporary end of the Joseph Branch Rails with Trails quest for a Conditional Use Permit.

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On Saturday after the Chief Joseph Days parade, the Nez Perce offer a friendship feast, followed by dancing. The dancing begins with a grand entry with eagle staff and American flag, prayers, …

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The Joseph Branch Rails with Trails project withdrew its application for a six-mile trail along the Wallowa Union Railroad Authority tracks between Joseph and Enterprise. Ranchers had proteste…

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Three Wallowa County high school football players earned the distinction of playing in the 67th Oregon East-West All Star football game on Sunday, Aug. 3 in Baker City. The game is played in t…

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What a delight to play golf in the sunshine!

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One event that didn't feature any bucking livestock or twirling ropes was perhaps the most important event of all: The Little Buckaroos rodeo on Wednesday. More than a dozen special needs chil…

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From the opening day Bucking Horse Stampede through Joseph to the final bullride five days later, action and fun summed up the 74th annual Chief Joseph Days rodeo that took place July 23-28. S…

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The 74th annual Chief Joseph Days rodeo kicked off on Tuesday, August 23 with the bucking horse stampede down Main Street in Joseph. Wednesday and Thursday saw full rodeo action both in the af…

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Top-ten bullrider, Derek Kolbaba, tweaked an old knee injury while riding a bull during the opening night of Chief Joseph Days Rodeo on July 24.

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Monday, July 22, saw the Cubs fall to opponent Martinez Little League in an 11-1 rout that lasted five innings. The loss put an end to the Cubs’ consolation hopes in the Western Region softbal…

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The next time you go for a walk in the woods-specifically on a U.S. Forest Service Trail in the Eagle Cap Wilderness or Hells Canyon — you might consider pausing at one of those big, fallen tr…

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The Wallowa Valley Cubs softball team initially met some stiff opposition at the 2019 West Region Junior Girls Softball Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. About 40 fans made the trek to Arizona to ch…

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The Junior Little League lady Cubs, the first softball team in Wallowa County history to win a state championship, are hard at work down at the Jensen ball fields every evening. The squad is a…

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For the first time in the county’s little-league history, the junior softball girls team, managed by Shane Kirkland, won the state championship after a 15-0 blowout of Klamath Falls on its own…

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If you’ve moseyed up to Wallowa Lake State Park recently and gazed into the stand of big pine trees west of the river, you might have noticed some strange but colorful metal baskets on poles. …

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Hanley “Noodle” Miller just returned from his journey to the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo in South Dakota. Miller competed for the first time at the national level in several event…

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The Wallowa Valley boys Little League Majors all-star baseball team finished the season with a step in the right direction. The boys put in a solid performance at the district all-star tournam…

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The high school combined softball team may have given up the “Cubs” moniker at the insistence of the Enterprise School Board, but the girls junior all-stars softball team adopted the name and …

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It’s been about a dozen years that Wallowa County’s junior softball girls are making a name for themselves in northeastern Oregon. The team is currently flying high at District 3 all-stars pla…

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There ought to be a law that gives lady golfers the opportunity to press an imaginary ‘REPLAY’ button whenever they have a super drive or a spectacular putt. On separate occasions this past mo…

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This is rodeo without fanfare that brings ranch families together and offers friendly competition between ranch teams. This year, 13 ranches were represented, including Yost Quarter Horses, In…