Byway News

Eastern Oregon Visitors Guide Available

HAINES, OR__The 2017 edition of the Eastern Oregon Visitors Guide, the official and most complete travel guide for all of Eastern Oregon, is now available in print or online. Pick up a copy of this beautiful full color, glossy magazine at your local chamber of commerce, visitor center or Oregon Welcome Center. Or, see the digital version here. Make sure you use this guide when planning your visit and have a copy on your lap as you travel the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and the highways in all eleven counties of Eastern Oregon.

 

B & B PROPRIETOR SHARES HER PASSION FOR HORSES

SUMMERVILLE, ORE__Lyndall Shick fell in love with horses, and with the Wallowa Mountains, when she was six years old. Each summer, her family took a camping trip to Wallowa Lake, where they rented horses and rode into the high lakes. … Continue reading

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Dragon Boats will return to Wallowa Lake this August

JOSEPH, OREGON__What could be more spectacular than colorful boats, loaded with enthusiastic teams of rowers, racing across the waters of Wallowa Lake, with the peaks of the magnificent Wallowa Mountains towering above? It happened last August and is going to … Continue reading

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Learn Traditional Crafts in Beautiful Joseph, Oregon

JOSEPH, OR__After years of dreaming and months of development, research and paperwork, organizers are excited and proud to launch Prairie Mountain Folk School, a non-profit center for traditional skills in Joseph, Oregon. The center’s mission is to inspire and educate by … Continue reading

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Spring Break Activities at the Oregon Trail Center

Baker City, Ore.__The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is offering special activities for families during Spring Break, March 27 to 30! Ninety minute workshops start at 10 a.m. each day.  The daily themes include: Monday, March 27: Pioneer for … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Best Music Festival, PineFest

If you love outdoor music festivals and you’re looking for the best in Oregon, you’ll find it right here in Baker County.  The Oregon Festival and Events Association recently named PineFest in Halfway Oregon their Best Music Festival in Oregon. … Continue reading

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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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