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Anti-bullying programing coming to Wallowa County Schools
Events include a magic show for all the evening of Nov. 28.
Joseph artist Rob Kemp will give presentation on Europe trip at Josephy Center
Double Arrow Vet Clinic offering ‘Good Shepherd’ award
Programs keep hunger at bay in Wallowa County


EHS softball standout Madison Plew signs letter of intent to play for Jamestown University in North Dakota.
She will major in exercise science and minor in sports psychology.
County athletes garner league, state awards
Wallowa Cougars football team ends season in state quarterfinals
Photo Gallery: Eighth-grade basketball teams compete


3 minutes with Marcia Sands
Marcia estimates both she and her husband lasted about six weeks in retirement.
3 minutes with Linda Eoff
3 minutes with Roswitha Parks


Eating Healthy: Don’t answer when pie is calling
Ann Bloom is a nutrition program assistant for the OSU Extension Service in Wallowa County.
Political Philosophy: Thankful for the right to dissent
Wahl to Wall: Gobble up some turkey
Open Range: Pranks are the highest form of art


Farmers must take their message to the public
We think ag groups should work to get farmers and ranchers in front of the urban civic and church...
Editorial: Looking for leadership, not more excuses
Letter: Library facilities details a work in progress
Letter: Kudos to stars in ‘Murder’ play

Capital Bureau

Black Friday is a paid holiday for most state workers
The day after Thanksgiving has been a paid holiday for state employees since 2015, when it was...
Portland tolling committee begins work
OHA director details another $112 million in possible Medicaid errors
State ethics commission denies Kitzhaber settlement


Obituary: James Patrick Collier
A Celebration of Life will be noon Saturday, Nov. 25, at Hot Lake Springs in La Grande
Obituary: Jinni Lee Ann Burns
Obituary: Kathleen Wadsworth
Obituary: Ethel Voss

Special Sections

Out of the Past: Fire department gets 1,000-gallon tanker
Delving deep into Wallowa County’s history as recorded in the Chieftain
Out of the Past: War effort causing material, labor shortages
Out of the Past: Enterprise seeks solution to the ‘boy’ problem