Category Archives: Alerts

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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Be prepared for winter highway conditions throughout Oregon

ODOT crews worked through the night and are continuing their 24 hour coverage plowing and sanding Oregon highways as they responded to the significant region-wide weather event that produced heavy snowfall over a large area of the state. Travelers are … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Have Arrived

Fishing, hunting and viewing wildlife are popular activities throughout Eastern Oregon and the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway provides access to some of the best in the Northwest, any time of year. Opportunities change with the seasons so be sure to … Continue reading

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Park Free Fridays for the Holidays!

For all those looking forward to beginning their Christmas shopping in downtown La Grande, your first gift of the season just arrived. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 29, and running through the Friday after Christmas, December 27, the City … Continue reading

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Recreation Fees Waived During Veterans Day Weekend

The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are waiving fees at most day-use recreation sites over Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-11, in honor of U.S. veterans and members of the U.S. armed forces. This includes entry to … Continue reading

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Hunters will be piloted through construction zone this weekend

Forest Service representatives say it was a productive week for Tidewater Contractors and the Forest Service along the 13 mile stretch of the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (FSR 39) that is currently under reconstruction. The contractor was busy clearing trees … Continue reading

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Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Welcomes You In Winter

Snow has covered the valley floors in white today, showing us winter is just around the corner! While best known as one of the nation’s top scenic byways during spring, summer and fall, the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway in the … Continue reading

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