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

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Wallowa Library PAC pledges to be myth-busters
Among the strategies is handouts to answer common questions.
For the Record: A listing of activities from Wallowa County public safety entities

Dec. 4

5:46 a.m. –– A 911 caller reported a traffic crash in rural Lostine.

9:13 a.m. –– Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office investigated a theft complaint in Wallowa.

11:03 a.m. ––...

Joseph city council will leave marijuana legalization to voters
A conservative estimate is that Joseph could receive $100,000 annually in marijuana tax revenue.
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A number of area churches have planned special Christmas celebrations and observances during December.

Joseph United Methodist

A “Blue Christmas” themed Light of Hope Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, featuring a...

Community Calendar: A list of upcoming events and activities in Wallowa County
Gingerbread Mania Party is 1 p.m. at Building Healthy Families, 207 NE Park St., Enterprise.
Dawson publishes photo compilation, ‘This Side of Paradise’
Dawson publishes photo compilation, ‘This Side of Paradise’
The 142-page book, printed in the United States, features more than 140 photos of various facets of the county’s wildlife, landscapes and western life.
News in Brief: Gingerbread party planned
Two from Wallowa County perform in ‘Messiah’ in La Grande
Accident claims life of Molalla resident
Accident claims life of Molalla resident

FROM OREGON STATE POLICE

On Dec. 7, 2017, at about 2:20 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 351 near milepost 5.5 (at Wallowa Lake).

Preliminary...

The eyes have it: Fundraiser underway to purchase high-tech vision device for Joseph resident
The eyes have it: Fundraiser underway to purchase high-tech vision device for Joseph resident
To donate to the eSight crowdfunding page for Kathy Jenkins, visit giving.esighteyewear.com/kathy-jenkins.
Wallowa County Humane Society publishes fundraiser book ‘True Trails’
Wallowa County Humane Society publishes fundraiser book ‘True Trails’
Author Ellen Bishop volunteered all of her time to write, photograph and publish the book.
A Night of Bluegreass: McCoury rocks a full house at OK Theatre
A Night of Bluegreass: McCoury rocks a full house at OK Theatre
For most of the evening, the band fielded requests, much to the delight of fans who shouted out dozens of favorites.
Joseph’s aviation program earns large grant
Joseph Aviation wins half mil in funding
Josephy Center Gift of Art Silent Auction is Dec. 8
Fifty percent of the proceeds go to the artists and the other half goes to Josephy.
Wallowa Valley Chorale Christmas Concert is Dec. 7
Many favorite Christmas songs are on the program.
For the Record: A listing of activities from Wallowa County public safety entities

Nov. 27

7:55 a.m. –– Amildo Joseph Upplano, 88, of Enterprise, was arrested in Joseph for violation of a stalking order. He was transported to Umatilla County jail for holding.

8:03 a.m. –– Report of a phone...

Interact Club plans discount bazaar

Wallowa Elementary pupils will be able to purchase holiday gifts for family members at an affordable price, thanks to Wallowa High School’s Interact Club.

The Rotary-sponsored group will stage its annual Christmas Bazaar 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Integrated health clinic in Enterprise ready to roll
The project is a cooperative venture between Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness and Winding Waters, a nonprofit community health center.
State funding request for Wallowa County integrated health clinic will wait until 2019

Timing can be as important as substance when requesting direct grant funds from state coffers.

Progenitors of a new integrated health services clinic are discovering that reality.

Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness and Winding Waters are...

Wallowa County’s Divide Camp for vets looking toward expansion
Wallowa County’s Divide Camp for vets looking toward expansion
The camp is in need of volunteers, including camp managers to do maintenance, cook and make the camp more accessible to disabled vets.
Thanksgiving heat wave
Thanksgiving heat wave

Much of Wallowa County woke up to a warm and sunny Thanksgiving Day –– the warmest one in five years.

Most thermometers registered 65 degrees as the sun began to peak over the mountains, considerably warmer than last year’s...

Lostine man sentenced for sith DUI offense
Charges stemmed from Aug. 11 incident
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HITTING THE HIGH NOTES

Enterprise Winterfest on its way
The annual Winterfest Lights Parade down Main Street will be at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
Watt, Hein, Budwig on tap for Tunesmith Night Dec. 9
Watt, Hein, Budwig on tap for Tunesmith Night Dec. 9
Tunesmith Night is presented in a round-robin format, with each musician playing a song, then the next taking a turn.
Community Calendar: A list of upcoming events and activities in Wallowa County

Qigong Meditation: 2 p.m. Josephy Center, 403 North Main, Joseph. Emei Qigong Meditation is an ancient Chinese tradition of gentle movements designed to reunite individuals with the “limitless” emptiness from where all things originate.

Black ice causes vehicle rollover on Hwy. 3 on Black Friday
Black ice causes vehicle rollover on Hwy. 3 on Black Friday
Both occupants were out of the vehicle by the time emergency services personnel arrived.
For the Record: A listing of selected activities reported by Wallowa County public safety entities
Fraud reported in rural Enterprise.
FFAers, Les Schwab gather record amount of donated food
Most of the food will be distributed by the Oregon Food Bank network and end up back in the communities in which it was raised.
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 office will be in Dr. Steven...

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