Category Archives: Alerts

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Issues Public Use Restrictions

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will move to Phase C Public Use Restrictions effective midnight tonight. These restrictions are also in place for all Oregon State Parks properties across Oregon. Baker City, OR: Forest officials will implement Phase C public use restrictions … Continue reading

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Forest Officials Take a Preventative Approach to Campfire Safety

PENDLETON, BAKER CITY, and JOHN DAY, OREGON__Forest officials for the Umatilla, Wallowa‐Whitman, and Malheur National Forests urge caution and announce seasonal safety regulations for building campfires when recreating on the three national forests. Campfires will continue to be the centerpiece … Continue reading

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Byway will have hidden treasure

People familiar with the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway know it is a prime route for cycling around that amazing mountain range known as The Wallowas! The two-lane band of pavement winds up and down, over and around, beside rivers, through … Continue reading

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Meet the Pioneers and Storyteller Karen Haas at Oregon Trail Center

The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City, Oregon, will have two days of living history presentations for visitors over the Memorial Day Weekend at the “Meet the Pioneers” event. On Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, … Continue reading

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Important Road Condition Update

The following is an important message that was released April 8, 2015 from the Wallowa Whitman National Forest concerning traffic on FS 39 Road, which connects Halfway and Oxbow with the Wallowa Valley. Please heed the warning and stay safe … Continue reading

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Be Aware of Fire Danger Level and Restrictions

Due to a wet spring followed by a hot, dry summer, forest and range fire season has arrived early. The Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Oregon Department of Forestry and Bureau of Land Management ask you to be extremely careful and … Continue reading

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Department of Transportation Travel Advisory

Travelers throughout Oregon should be aware that summer is not only a busy time for vacationers, it is also the season when weather permits the Oregon Department of Transportation to repair and otherwise improve our highways. Below is information about … Continue reading

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A Fresh Perspective

Those of us fortunate enough to live within view of the Blue and Wallowa Mountains of Northeast Oregon know why we like it here and love looking out at the peaks every day. We each tend to call them “my … Continue reading

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Spring Break Activities for Families at Interpretive Center

Baker City, Oregon__It’s spring! Beautiful Spring! And activities along the byway are warming up. In addition to a greening landscape, frolicking baby animals everywhere, and the gorgeous blue sky, byway attractions and communities are creating fun and educational ways for … Continue reading

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Wallowa Mountains chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon

Northeast Oregon’s magnificent Wallowa Mountains, the mountain range around which the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway loops, was selected by Travel Oregon as one of the states seven most spectacular natural wonders to feature in their new multi-media Seven Wonders of … Continue reading

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