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ENTERPRISE — In journalism there is nothing more paramount than objectively telling the truth. Donald Swart, Sr., former Wallowa County Chieftain editor and publisher, epitomized this value, a…

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Chieftain earns Society of Professional Journalists awardENTERPRISE — The Wallowa County Chieftain and editor Ellen Morris Bishop won first place in sports photography in the Society of Profes…

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Some of the world’s most successful, multi-billion dollar companies – Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and even Disney—started in a garage. And so has Wallowa County’s newest startup—Wallowa Valley C…

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Salem – The Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership Program — REAL Oregon — announced the successful completion of Class 3.

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Zoey Leith, a junior at Joseph Charter School, won awards for “Top Producer” and “Most Likely to Become an Entrepreneur” as the ninth year of the Mentor Match Youth Entrepreneur Program wrappe…

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LONGVIEW, Wash. — The Washington state Department of Ecology in an historic move has required federal operators of eight dams on in the Columbia-Snake rivers to create a plan to keep the water…

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LA GRANDE — Northwood Investments, parent company to La Grande-based recreational vehicle manufacturers Northwood Manufacturing and Outdoors RV announced Tuesday the plants will resume product…

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LA GRANDE — The parent company of Bealls and other department stores filed Sunday for bankruptcy protection, unable to climb out of a financial hole the COVID-19 pandemic made even deeper.

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SALEM — More than 70% of Oregon business owners report a decrease in sales since the start of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of 5,000 businesses around…

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Wallowa County residents — and others — are continuing to fill the local food bank coffers as Community Connection strives to help feed those in need with donations of food and money to buy it.

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LA GRANDE — Several local businesses responding to a statewide survey reported laying off or reducing hours for most or all of their employees due to restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-1…

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JOSEPH — Chief Joseph Days has been celebrated on the last full weekend of July for the past 74 years. If the rodeo’s board of directors has its way, this year will mark 75.

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103679201 - job seekers or office workers and employee queuing up in a line. vector artwork depicts the concept of job interview and office lifestyle.

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The speed limit on Oregon Highway 82 drops to 35 mph at Lostine in Wallowa County, which is slow enough to notice the few “downtown” businesses. An ag mechanic, the old grange, the tavern (clo…

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SALEM — Retail sales of dairy products remain strong, but the closure of dine-in eateries during the coronavirus shutdowns has pushed overall dairy demand down 10%, an analyst says.

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Few sectors of the economy have been spared from the havoc wreaked around the globe by the COVID-19 pandemic, and U.S. agriculture is no different.

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Below is a small sampling of establishments from La Grande and Baker City that have takeout or delivery options.

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Recent snowstorms have lifted Oregon's overall average snowpack to 109% of normal as of April 8, compared to 91% of normal at the beginning of March, according to the USDA Natural Resources Co…

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JUNCTION CITY — John Reerslev, 65, a second-generation mint farmer, bent and plucked a young mint sprig from the soil. He rubbed it between leathery fingertips and held it to his nose. A breez…

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SALEM — Demand for lamb, wool and pelts is tanking in response to the coronavirus pandemic, industry representatives say, and prices are following suit.

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LONDON — A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they’ve been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting …

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The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could be profound. Many people are already losing jobs, with unemployment jumping at a record pace. Even those who stay employed may face red…

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ENTERPRISE — Stirling Webb has a grand plan for the resurrection of weary psyches and spirits: an Easter egg hunt unlike any other, whenever the shroud of social distancing lifts and life begi…