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Bane to perform as part of orchestra’s stop in Enterprise
Bane to perform as part of orchestra’s stop in Enterprise

Jane Bane from Enterprise will be among the featured performers when the Inland Northwest Orchestra opens its season at the Enterprise Christian Church 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

Bane, a cellist, and fellow performer Tim Brown of Walla Walla,...

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News in Brief: Joseph rodeo top in circuit

Joseph rodeo top in circuit

The Chief Joseph Days Rodeo has been awarded top mid-size rodeo of the year by the Columbia River Circuit, which sanctions roughly 32 rodeos annually.

Elgin Stampede was named the top small rodeo and the Horse...

Smoothies: How do you get children to eat their fruits and veggies?

Wallowa School District has discovered one solution

By Paul Wahl

Wallowa County Chieftain

Schools across the country are looking for ways to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Wallowa School District has hit...

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Halloween will be celebrated in style in Wallowa County. Here is a sample of the options.

• Oct. 27 Range Rider Halloween Party, featuring ‘Bag of Hammers,’ 8-11 p.m.

• Oct. 29 Wallowology Family Halloween Party...

For the Record: Incidents reported by Wallowa County public safety organizations

OCT. 9

3:47 p.m. –– An alarm company reported a fire system activated at a business in Enterprise. The system was being tested.

OCT. 10

4:59 p.m. –– Following an investigation, Kade Boyd Bartlett, 29,...

Court Beat: Judge refuses Makens’ guilty plea

Josie Makens, 28, appeared in Wallowa County Circuit Court for a plea and sentencing hearing on two separate cases Oct. 2. Deputy district attorney Rebecca Frolander appeared for the state while attorney Brent Smith represented Makens.

The first...

Jessup steps in as Wallowa Memorial Hospital’s CFO
Jessup steps in as Wallowa Memorial Hospital’s CFO

Arrived recently from Silverton

By Paul Wahl

Wallowa County Chieftain

If you hear singing in the halls of Wallowa Memorial Hospital in the next weeks and months, it may be Dan Jessup.

He is the facility’s new chief...

ODOT plans to work on Hwy. 82 curve next summer

The worst of the curves on Hwy. 82 between Wallowa and La Grande is to be straightened next summer.

Oregon Department of Transportation has announced bids are expected to be received on the $4.5 million project in January.


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Biz Buzz: Going concern seeks new owner

Cattle Country Quilts in Joseph is for sale. That’s a turnkey business opportunity if you’re interested. Sue Coppin and Cassandra Botts have been operating the business for 12 years, and to make the transition easy for a new owner, they...

For the Record: A list of selected activities of Wallowa County public safety agencies

OCT. 2

2:06 p.m. –– Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Josie Jordan Makens, 28, of Wallowa for violation of release agreement. Original charges were unlawful use of weapon, menacing, recklessly endangering another...

Schools receive dollars for CTE
Schools get infusion for CTE
Calendar: A list of events around Wallowa County

Library District Public Meeting: 6 p.m. 204 Second St., Wallowa, hosted by the Wallowa County Library Foundation. Learn about the proposed Library District that will be on the ballot in May 2018.

Food Giveway: Noon 204 Second St., Wallowa,...

Alpenfest added $150,000 to county’s economy

Nearly 600 guests braved cool temperatures and a little drizzle to polka and waltz, hear alphorn music and Swiss yodeling and feast on bratwurst, sauerkraut and beer at the 39th edition of Oregon’s Alpenfest Sept. 28 to...

Wallowa Memorial Hospital closes home health care services

Wallowa Memorial Hospital has eliminated its home health care service in favor of a more integrated model of providing care.

The service was licensed to provide nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology, among...

News in Brief: Evans at Brown Bag event Oct. 17
News in Brief: Evans at Brown Bag event Oct. 17

Evans at Brown Bag event Oct. 17

Brock Evans will be the keynote speaker for the Josephy Center Brown Bag Luncheon noon Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Joseph.

Evans is president of the Endangered Species Coalition and is involved with a number of...

Good Co coming to OK Theatre
Good Co coming to OK Theatre

Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce news

Buckskin Bucks sales revealed

Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce has announced that $43,835 of Buckskin Bucks were sold over the last 12 months. Buckskin Bucks are local script that can be redeemed at participating businesses in-county. They are...

For the Record: A listing of public safety calls of note in Wallowa County

12:05 a.m. –– La Grande Police arrested Joshua Matthew Clayton, 30, on a Wallowa County Warrant for probation violation. Original charge was disorderly conduct.

12:09 p.m. –– A 911 caller reported two low-flying...

Enterprise Class of ‘77 reunites
Enterprise Class of ‘77 reunites

Library district push faces hurdle
Foundation faces major hurdle
Court Beat: Enterprise man pleads guilty; judge rejects plea
Sept 27 cases of note at Wallowa County Circuit Court.
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Food Giveway: Noon 204 Second St., Wallowa, sponsored by Wallowa Fresh Food Alliance. Perishable food available.

Adult Clay Class with Mellica McIntire: 9 a.m. to noon Josephy Center, 403 Main St, Joseph. josephy.org

Life Drawing with Sam...

News in Brief: Items from across Wallowa County

Veterans get free flu shots Oct. 13

The Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center is holding a walk in flu shot clinic for Enterprise area veterans at the Enterprise VA Clinic 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 (no shots offered noon to...

Schedule of prescribed burns released

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will begin implementing its prescribed burning program following wetting rains and milder weather this fall. Prescribed fire managers are planning to implement hazardous fuel reduction burns at several project sites...

Encaustic exhibit opens at Josephy Sept. 29
Encaustic exhibit opens at Josephy Sept. 29

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture will present an encaustic art exhibit, “West Travels East.”

Encaustic is a wax based paint composed of beeswax, resin and pigment, which is kept molten on a heated palette. It is applied to...

Fishtrap Fireside moves to Friday nights
Fishtrap Fireside moves to Friday nights

The fifth season of Fishtrap Fireside kicks off Oct. 6 with readings from three Wallowa County locals, Lauren MacDonald, Jon Rombach and Evelyn Swart. An open mic follows where audience members have a chance to share their stories too.


Wallowa County 4-Hers earn annual awards
Wallowa County 4-Hers earn annual awards

Jessica Anderson was named 4-H Leader of the Year at the 4-H Family and Volunteer Appreciation Banquet Sept. 24 at Cloverleaf Hall in Enterprise.

Anderson is co-leader of the Rusty Spurs 4-H Horse Club and assistant leader of the Golden Arrow...

Chamber, Grain Growers host historic barn workshop
Chamber, Grain Growers host historic barn workshop
WC Chamber and Grain Growers organize a barn tour workshop
Joseph aviation program chosen to pilot unique curriculum
New curriculum for Aviation students
For the Record: A listing of public safety activity in Wallowa County

10:45 a.m. –– Darren Lee Weaver of Wallowa, 47, was arrested by OSP on a Wallowa County Detainer Warrant. Charges are probation violation, original charge driving while suspended. Weaver was transported to Union County...