Byway News

Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally

BAKER CITY, OR__The popular Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally brings motorcyles by the thousands to Baker City and Hells Canyon Scenic Byway country every July. Downtown Historic Baker City becomes a showcase for bikes, vendors, fans and curious onlookers as Main Street is closed throughout the event. Find out more about the Rally at www.HellsCanyonRally.com. Watch our Facebook page and the Base Camp Baker Flickr page for photos and news of the event.

Eastern Oregon Venues Host Smithsonian Exhibition

JOSEPH, OREGON__The Smithsonian Institution opened its newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture Sept. 24, 2016. The celebration continues and reaches far beyond Washington, D.C., to several locations across Eastern Oregon as museums and art centers … Continue reading

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Hells Canyon Road to Dam Closed; New Phone Number Provides Updates

Idaho Power announced today,visitors considering a trip to Hells Canyon can now check the status of the road between Oxbow and Hells Canyon Dam by calling 541-785-7251. A recorded message will provide road closure updates. We encourage folks to use … Continue reading

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Historic Finishes and Harrowing Conditions Define the 2017 Eagle Cap Extreme

Following is a guest post about the exciting event that took place last weekend. It was submitted January 24, by Eagle Cap Extreme Public Relations Director, Troy Nave.  ENTERPRISE, OREGON__The 2017 Eagle Cap Extreme wrapped up late Saturday afternoon at … Continue reading

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Two Dozen Mushers Registered for Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race

Final Preparations for the Eagle Cap Extreme Taking Place in NE Oregon. ENTERPRISE, OREGON__A strong field of two dozen mushers has registered for the Eagle Cap Extreme sled dog race, to take place January 18 – 21 in Wallowa County. … Continue reading

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Heavy Snow Causes Travel Challenges Along Byway

The last few weeks have brought the kind of winter weather we have not seen for a few years. Heavy snowfall, frigid temperatures and wind have caused occasional road closures on Interstate 84 and many of the state highways and … Continue reading

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Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort Opens for the 2017 Season

North Powder, OR__After much anticipation and patience, Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort is excited to announce Opening Day is set for Saturday, December 10, 2016. The wait is over! With more snow in the forecast this week, Anthony Lakes is ready … Continue reading

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Family Fun Day Coming to Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Baker City, Oregon__The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (NHOTIC) and Trail Tenders are hosting a variety of activities for visitors during “Family Fun Day,” the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Family fun day … Continue reading

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Art Center Announces “The Infinite Possibilities in Clay”

Crossroads Art Center in Baker City is pleased to welcome local Ceramic Artists Terri Axness, Brenda Johnson, MarySue Rightmire and Corrine Vegter as their featured artists for November 2016, with the show titled, The Infinite Possibilities in Clay. The show opens … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Chef: Dutch Oven Cook-Off at NHOTIC

Baker City, Oregon__Trail Tenders, the volunteer group, will host a Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. If you enjoy cooking in the outdoors and would … Continue reading

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WALLOWA LAKE, Oregon__ Hand-crafted bratwurst, Terminal Gravity microbrew and the long-anticipated return of the Happy Hans German band from Maple Valley, Wash., are highlights of the 2016 Oregon’s Alpenfest, the only Swiss-Bavarian festival in the West. The festival takes place … Continue reading

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