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Wandschneider: Finding, and somehow remembering, ‘comfort’
Wandschneider: Finding, and somehow remembering, ‘comfort’

Several years ago, Stephanie Koontz, history professor at Evergreen State University, was at Fishtrap with her then-new book, “The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap.” It describes a world we thought we had...

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Get ready for ranch rodeo

Finally some decent weather.

Between branding calves, irrigating and getting ready for the 10th annual CJD ranch rodeo, things are busy. Ten years ago, a group of civic-minded citizens gathered and put together a ranch rodeo to kickoff Chief...

Finding the email ‘round file’
Finding the email ‘round file’

What did we do before email? Have you ever thought about that?

I think about it every day as I sort through the hoard of things that flow into my inbox. Most of it is stuff we would never use in the Chieftain, so I am using that wonderful...

WALLOWA GAL: More than sunshine this spring

The sun is shining outside my patio door. Laundry is hanging on my makeshift line. These past mornings I am awakened by an introductory chorus of robin songs, which crescendo into countless sparrows chirping in the lilac trees outside my bedroom...

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AND FURTHERMORE: Dog hair and pre-existing conditions

“What a nice dog,” Greg Walden’s aides told me. And they were right. She was awfully groovy. She’d do this thing where she’d lean in and rub her forehead back and forth on your shins or kneecap in kind of a...

Volunteers spearhead Enterprise Cemetery renaissance
Volunteers spearhead Enterprise Cemetery renaissance

If you had the opportunity to visit the Enterprise Cemetery this past weekend, you should know that the stellar condition of the facility didn’t just happen.

There is a small army of people working as the Friends of the Enterprise...

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