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Four injured in crash near the lake
Wallowa Lake crash results in four injuries, multiple air lifts.
For the Record: Week of Sept. 19-25
Closures lifted on private forests
Five good reasons to love Alpenfest


Sports Scoreboard
Recent high school sports results and a schedule of upcoming events.
Vikings pull away late against Outlaws
Road-tested Eagles rise to the challenge
Prep Roundup: Crane clamps down on Cougars


Community discussion series examines importance of place

Eastern Oregon residents are invited to talk about power, place, home and belonging during an...

Women’s organization celebrates 100 years
Local FFA students earn American Degrees
Grande Ronde Student Symphony tunes up


Political Philosophy: Think carefully before saying ‘You’re hired’

Sometimes when one thought process does not appear to be working, it’s a good idea to try...

Main Street: It’s the water
Open Range: Sometimes mistakes work out well
Bird Watching: Swainson’s hawks keep the squirrels away


Letter: Heroes all around

Dear Hometown Heroes of Wallowa County:

I would like to thank all the heroes in our county...

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial: Higher standard needed for education
Editorial: Rentals issue puts democracy in action along the coast

Capital Bureau

Brown, Pierce clash on rural issues
Gov. Kate Brown and Republican challenger Bud Pierce sparred Saturday in their first debate.
Legislator proposes voluntary ‘REAL ID’ option
Emergency Board OKs $5 million for school lead tests
Portland container shipping faces broad challenges


OBITUARY: Gary Alford

Gary Alford of Joseph passed away recently at age 70. He was born Nov. 7, 1945 in Enterprise to...

Death notice: Shirley Mae (Hunt) Burns
Death notice: Eva R. Wheeler
Death notice: Kirk Andrew Watson

Special Sections

Out of the Past: Homes planned for north end of lake
Out of the past pulled from the archives of the Wallowa County Chieftain.
Out of the Past: ‘Tarzan’ spotted in downtown Enterprise
Fall Hiking in the Wallowas: Hurricane Creek Trail and its geology
Local fishing guides share takes on Wallowa County fall steelheading