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Pipe bomb found near Wallowa

- It was safely detonated.

Snow sufficient for Eagle Cap Extreme

- Mild winter temps could be tough on dogs

Bid to rescind marijuana ban in Wallowa County underway

- Notifications of the bid to repeal the existing ordinance than bans marijuana and replace it with one that allows marijuana have been published in this issue of the Chieftain.

Biz Buzz: ‘She-sheds’ are all the rage

- Barn, lofted barn and utility buildings can be built to order with windows, side doors and other customer requests.

Needles key to new practitioner’s success: Eagle Cap Wellness offers acupuncture, herbal medicine

- It takes about an 75 minutes for a treatment.

Wallowa County residents among early entries for Eagle Cap Extreme

- The Eagle Cap Extreme runs through the rugged Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon.

Shelton leading charge against Wallowa County child care crisis

- All the Head Start programs in Wallowa County are Star Rated through the Oregon Department Education Spark.

A vetted team: Enterprise animal doc prepares for sled dog races


Early risers in Enterprise and Joseph have seen it: a beanpole on an orange contraption whisks by their window as they’re getting their first cup of coffee.

What was that? They step out on their porch and in...

Trouble Tree Service branches out and other wood news


It’s great to watch a business develop.

We’ve been watching Rose and Brandon Casper’s “Trouble Tree Service” shop go up at 606 Wynema Street and Hwy 84 in Wallowa for the last thr...

Joseph Charter School aviation program flying high

- First-year students are learning from the Purdue University/Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association “You Can Fly” pilot curriculum.

Business boom: New investors are buying up Enterprise’s Main Street

- Darrell Brann fanned the flame when he purchased both the OK Theatre and the former Weaver Building (214 and 216 W Main) in 2014.

Disaster averted after forklift catches fire at Back-Achers in Wallowa

- Black smoke was pouring from under the eaves of the 9,000 square-foot building

Enterprise council balking on library district

- Library district remains a hot topic for Ent. City Council

Wallowa Library PAC pledges to be myth-busters

- Among the strategies is handouts to answer common questions.

Plans for new city hall in Enterprise emerge


Enterprise City has received approval from City County Insurance Services to replace the fire station and city hall structure destroyed by fire July 10.

This means the 1957 concrete block building can be torn down ...

Energy efficiency focus for homes, businesses

- The focus on energy efficiency in building structures is both state-wide and national.

Math, motivation challenges for Wallowa County Schools

- State issues ‘report cards’

Biz Buzz: Doctors, dentists and a brew pub


Remodels in two Wallowa County buildings will bring health care to Joseph and a new brewpub to Enterprise.

Winding Waters Clinic will open a new office in Joseph in January, according to Nic Powers, CEO.

The ...