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Free Fishing Weekend events scheduled for NE Oregon

BAKER CITY — In celebration of National Fishing Week, Free Fishing Day events for children 14 years old and younger will be held at three eastern Oregon locations on Saturday, June 11, 2011. No license is required for anyone who wants to fish during the annual Free Fishing Weekend, June 11 and 12,...

Two Sentenced in Unlawful Take and Waste of Trophy Bull Elk

An investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers into the unlawful taking of a trophy bull elk in northeast Oregon with a firearm during archery season led to the recent conviction of a Hermiston-area father and son on wildlife-related crime charges. In September 2010, OSP...

Local food workshop for food/farm/ranch businesses

ENTERPRISE — From chocolate truffles to tamales to farm-fresh produce, the growing interest in local food is creating new opportunities for existing and start-up businesses. On May 24th, food entrepreneurs are invited to a workshop featuring information on marketing, licensing and current food...

Trail closed for unsafe conditions

HELLS CANYON — A one mile section of the Snake River National Recreation Trail #102, located south of Kirkwood Ranch in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, is closed due to unsafe conditions. A rock retaining wall near Half Moon Bar has become unstable and the trail is collapsing. Several rocks...

Joseph High thespians present “Death at the Depot” murder mystery dinner theater

JOSEPH — Wallowa Lake Lodge will play host to a murder mystery dinner theater on Jan, 28 and 29. The setting is a Bus Depot in Alexandria, Va., at the height of World War II. A German espionage network headed by Erich Haslaugh (Casey Hayes) has infiltrated America. CIA Agent Ohio Smith, cousin of...

Morrow County man wanted for murder

HEPPNER — An arrest warrant was issued today for a Morrow County Sheriff’s reserve deputy in connection with the murder of a woman in Heppner. Steven Montie Crum (DOB: 06-12-1981) is a white male who is 5’11” and 210 pounds. Crum was last known to be driving a 90’s red/maroon Dodge pickup...

Holiday mail for heroes aims to send one million cards to service members

To ensure that military members, veterans and their families have a festive holiday season, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. have launched the 2010 Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Oregonians can help reach the program’s goal of one million holiday cards, to be distributed to members of the...

Oregon Nez Perce Lands Featured in National Geographic

JOSEPH, Ore. – The August issue of National Geographic magazine features northeastern Oregon as part of an article on native lands being restored by the tribes that own them. In Wallowa County, the Precious Lands consist of more than 16,000 acres given back to the Nez Perce by the U.S. government, more...

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