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LA GRANDE — The warming station is in need of more volunteers. Community members who are interested in donating their time to help people be warm and safe during frigid nights — or to donate i…

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ENTERPRISE — We hear about drought in the West all the time and now it’s our turn to talk about it as a community, said Fishtrap Director Mike Midlo. Fishtrap will host an online conference Ja…

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No, this mule deer buck with an impressive rack was startled Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in the parking lot of the Wallowa County Chieftain while it was picking away at foliage recently uncovered…

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In my junior year in high school, my mother fashioned herself as my college admissions coach. She decreed that I needed something besides grades and SAT scores. I needed to become a school lea…

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ENTERPRISE — A competitive chili cookoff is being hosted by the Hurricane Creek Grange to coincide with the conclusion of the 2022 Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race, according to a press release.

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JOSEPH — Destiny Wecks is officially in the saddle as Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon, a title the former Chief Joseph Days co-queen will hold throughout 2022.

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After the fire of 1959 that destroyed the Huntington Block, there were still two buildings remaining on the south side of the 1300 block of Adams Avenue in downtown La Grande. The one at 1314 …

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WALLOWA — Joe Town has spent most of his 90 years in Wallowa, and most of those years serving the city in one fashion or another.

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Luke Boyles, a construction worker with an affinity for snow, puts the finishing touches on his snow mermaid along Adams Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2021. “I make it a goal to get one snowman…

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ENTERPRISE — Fishtrap has two writers who focus on the West scheduled for workshops in January, Corinna Cook and Matt Daly, according to a press release.

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ELGIN — It was anything but a “Scrooge” Christmas for the Elgin Lions, according to a press release. Members of the club ushered at the Elgin Opera House during December, took a deserving fami…

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The holiday season is called the most wonderful time of the year, but between buying gifts, hosting parties, trying not to break your healthy habits (or the bank) and attending family gatherin…

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One year when I was in third or fourth grade, my family’s Christmas plans were interrupted by forces of nature. As the holiday approached, Mom baked in preparation for our trip three hours sou…

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BAKER CITY — Local actors have collaborated with an acting troupe in Texas to create a holiday-themed DVD to raise funds for the nonprofit organization Cancer for College.

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Are you afraid of the dark, or are you a night owl who prefers it? Or maybe like me, you are somewhere in between. I no longer harbor the childhood fears provoked when the night’s mantle obscu…

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One year when I was in third or fourth grade, my family’s Christmas plans were interrupted by forces of nature. As the holiday approached, Mom baked in preparation for our trip three hours sou…

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