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Enterprise earns Brownfields grant

Enterprise City will receive in excess of $27,000 from the EPA to help offset costs linked to the discovery of three oil tanks under the new city hall location.

City Administrator Lacey McQuead told the city council recently that credit goes to...

Blaze destroys bunk house on Joseph ranch
Blaze destroys bunk house on Joseph ranch

Joseph and Enterprise Fire Departments responded to a fire at the Donald and Lois Hough property at the juncture of Tenderfoot Valley Road and Bicentennial Lane Nov. 8 at approximately 3:45 p.m.

The bunkhouse on the old Beaudoin Homestead...

Fishtrap announces ‘Big Read’ book
Fishtrap announces ‘Big Read’ book
‘Meaning of Refuge’ topic for Winter Fishtrap
Fishtrap, Josephy win operating cost grants

Oregon Arts Commission has awarded two more grants to Wallowa County arts groups.

In addition to the $10,000 arts learning grant awarded to Fishtrap in September, the commission has added another $7,553 operating support grant to enhance...

BGood Bars up for national award
BGood Bars up for national award
Competition for the prestigious Good Food Award was stiff.
NEON offers health insurance enrollment help

Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) is once again providing free help to people signing up for health insurance during the HealthCare.gov open enrollment period ending Dec. 15.

Individuals making less than $48,240 or families of four with income...

Eugene teen hosts Creating Memories pie fundraiser
Eugene teen hosts Creating Memories pie fundraiser
The pies were provided by Willamette Valley Pie Co.
Salgado packs OK with soul
Salgado packs OK with soul
Wallowa Land Trust fundraiser
Chamber offers free anti-scam session
Chamber offers free anti-scam session
Kevin Jeffries, consumer liaison with the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, will present.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner in new digs

Wallowa County’s Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be served in new digs this year.

The free Thanksgiving dinner is generally held at Community Connection each year, but the Wallowa County Fairboard has generously offered...

Community Calendar: Events and activities around Wallowa County
Community Calendar: Events and activities around Wallowa County

Kickboxing Fitness Class: 5:15 a.m. The Vault in Enterprise. Hurricane Point Fitness. No experience necessary. Certified instructors. 541-398-2131.

Adult Mental Health First Aid: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center for Optimal Living, 103 Hwy 82,...

Joseph council deals with noise complaint

A noisy generator at the Joseph fire station returned for discussion at the city council meeting Nov. 1.

Scott Reinhardt confronted the chief about a whining noise emitted by the department’s generator. Reinhardt said that the noise...

Federal financial do-si-do costs county $10K

A million-dollar miscalculation on the part of Federal Highway Bridge Replacement Rehabilitation engineers nearly cost the county $80,000.

Engineers apparently miscalculated the cost of replacing the Deer Creek Bridge on the Minam Road and the...

Life planning for teens session offered
Students will take a personality profile test to determine what careers are a good fit.
Foundations set November events

Two of Wallowa County’s education foundations are planning events in November.

• Friends of the Wallowa School Foundation will host a bingo night at the senior center in Wallowa 6-7:30 p.m. Turkeys will be given away along with...

Community Bank charity drive ongoing
Last year, more than $27,000 was able to be dispersed to 12 charities in the region.
For the Record: A listing of select calls answered by Wallowa County public safety entities

OCT. 22

10:55 a.m. – Possible stolen vehicle in Enterprise, determined to be unfounded.

4:19 p.m. – Michael James Rhodes, 57, of Enterprise was cited and released by Enterprise Police Dept. on a circuit court warrant.

Sewage backup closes Enterprise classrooms
Sewage backup closes Enterprise classrooms

A backup in the sewer system at Enterprise K-3 campus Oct. 25 has resulted in damage and contamination to the boys and girls bathrooms, the teacher’s lounge and the hallway in the building.

Prior to the emergency, Supt. Erika Pinkerton...

MidLo on tap for Tunesmith Night
MidLo on tap for Tunesmith Night
The event is sponsored by Wallowa Valley Music Alliance as a showcase of original music.
BizBuzz: Blithe Cricket construction moving forward
BizBuzz: Blithe Cricket construction moving forward

The progress of construction on The Blithe Cricket Restaurant on North Main Street in Joseph is the subject of a lot of speculation. When will it open? What will it serve? Is it true it’s going be a vegetarian restaurant?

So, first off,...

Salgado to play Wallowa Land Trust benefit concert
Salgado to play Wallowa Land Trust benefit concert
With a career spanning more than three decades, Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent.
Joseph resident says state needs to examine city operation

It wasn’t only city council members squabbling at its recent meeting.

Joseph citizen Scott Reinhardt also spoke out. He mentioned he had served as president of a large city council (Newberg) as well as on the board of a large water...

Joseph council argues over hiring plans
Sajonia decries continuing dysfunction
Healthy Futures dinner and auction is Nov. 10
This year, proceeds will go towards a new ultrasound system.
Massive Enterprise Elkse Christmas project kicks off

Enterprise Elks Lodge 1829 is partnering with more than a dozen organizations to help ensure that those in need will have a good Christmas meal and presents for children.

Food baskets are scaled to the size of the family, said Christmas Basket...

‘Coats for Kids’ seeking donations
Individual Wallowa County Rotarians and local benefactors donate roughly $2,000 each year to purchase these coats.
Halloween events galore
Greater Enterprise Main Street group will host Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m.
Community Calendar: A listing of events from across Wallowa County

Core Yoga: 5:30 p.m. above Lostine Tavern in Lostine. All levels, focusing on strength, flexibility, clarity and focus.

Kickboxing Fitness Class: 6:15 p.m. Oddfellows Hall in Enterprise. Hurricane Point Fitness. No experience necessary.

News in Brief: Writing workshop at Fishtrap
Identity theft is chamber workshop topic

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Volunteers sought for new county advisory panel
Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution defining and establishing the committee Sept. 3.

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‘Grit and Ink’ unveiling draws a crowd
Josephy event launched newspaper history tome
Anniversary: Floyd and Patricia Winslow
They have two children who they raised in Enterprise, and five grandchildren.
Robertson, Cook to play benefit concert
Calendar of Events: Activities and happenings across Wallowa County
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