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Guest Column: Library district an investment in Wallowa County’s future
Guest Column: Library district an investment in Wallowa County’s future

Libraries provide a foundation for all communities, but especially for small rural communities like Wallowa County. While many people think of libraries nostalgically, remembering a time when all they could do was check out a book, libraries today do...

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Open Range: Politics is all messed up

Over the past several years, I have become fairly jaded where it comes to politics. It seems that the only way anything gets done in Washington is when a president signs an executive action for one of his pet projects.

Congress is totally...

And Furthermore: Latest installment of ‘Yeah, Don’t Do That’
And Furthermore: Latest installment of ‘Yeah, Don’t Do That’

Time for another installment of “Yeah, Don’t Do That,” a series of safety tips informed by me hurting myself doing dumb things, then turning pain into lemonade by cautioning others to avoid the same obvious mistakes. Brought to...

Wallowa Gal: Treasuring Wallowa County history

The supportive nonprofit that keeps the county-owned museum in Joseph operating, The Friends of the Wallowa County Museum, has been soliciting family stories since 2014 to be published as a history book.

Several of the members were involved in...

Wahl to Wall: Could it happen here?

Like most of you, I woke up Monday morning to the news of yet another mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas. Fifty dead, hundreds injured. What a way to start a week.

Violence of this type is such a complete departure from what we experience...

Eating Right: Preventing food borne illnesses at lunch
Eating Right: Preventing food borne illnesses at lunch

Food poisoning and other food borne illnesses no fun, and a child’s sack lunch is a common breeding ground for the bacteria that causes food poisoning. Food poisoning, often caused by the salmonella bacteria, can rapidly change a food from...

Wahl to Wall: Get your annual dose of yodeling at Alpenfest

The dusting of snow that arrived on the mountains outside my office window last week were a reminder that yet another season has come and gone.

Summer of 2017 will be remembered as hot, dry and smoky. Maybe Mother Nature will reward us with a...

Political Philosophy: If these walls could talk

If a house acquires historic significance, it is usually because of the people who have lived in it. On that basis, but with no claim to fame on our part, my wife Pepper and I own what might be the most historic home in Wallowa County.

To some...

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