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Baker City, Oregon__The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Trail Tenders invite the public to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Thursday, May 25, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The event is open to the public and free of charge! Opening remarks will come from former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts,...
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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 happen again August 26-27, 2017! In the meantime, residents of Wallowa County and the surrounding...
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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 presenting a wide range of craft courses to both locals and visitors from our campus in Wallowa...
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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 a Day – Dress up in pioneer clothing and work with other kids in an...
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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. Always the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day weekend, this two day festival packs in...
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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 present A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and...
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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 Ferguson Ridge Ski Hill outside of Joseph. Jason Campeau of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, was...
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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. This winter’s combination of cold temperatures and abundant snowfall have ECX race organizers in excellent...
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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 to open for the 2016/2017 Winter Season. Groomed runs will include Broadway, Variety, Vista, and...
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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 offers a chance to learn more about the frontier and natural history of the region...
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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 during Historic Baker City’s popular First Friday Art Walk, November 4, from 5:30 to 8...
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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 like to share your skills, participate in the fun team competition celebrating traditional open air...
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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 Sept. 22-25 with performances at Wallowa Lake and additional activities in Joseph and Enterprise, all...
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BAKER CITY, OREGON__Crossroads Carnegie Art Center announces a fantastic cultural tourism event, set to open on First Friday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m. Eight venues/galleries in Baker City will open simultaneously to sell art created by over 160 local and regional artists, for just $40 a work. The show is scheduled to hang for the...
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JOSEPH, OREGON__The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph, Oregon is honored to present their second annual juried exhibit of “Wild Landscape” photography from Northeast Oregon. The opening reception is Saturday, August 6, at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. With 45 photographs by 14 photographers, the exhibit is the second of this...
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There’s room on the boat for most of the Hells Canyon Adventures‘ jetboat excursions this week, so book your seats and be ready for a fun adventure! Departing from just below Hells Canyon Dam at the south entrance of Hells Canyon, these jetboat trips are a great way to see the most rugged and remote...
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Baker City, Ore. – A special exhibit at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (NHOTIC) explores the roles that native plants and pollinators play in an ecosystem. “The Native Landscape: Plants & Pollinators of Sagebrush Country” opens July 19 and will be on display through December 12 of this year. Visitors to the exhibit...
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ELGIN, OREGON__Every wonder what it looks like over the next ridge and down the tumbling rivers, far from the highways in byway country? The Eagle Cap Excursion Train has a busy schedule under way June through October, with plenty of opportunities for passengers to enjoy the beautiful and ever-changing scenery along the route. Departing from...
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BAKER CITY, OR__Several special interpretive presentation programs are available for visitors to the National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in June. Visitors and families can enjoy the outdoors and learn about the Old West during their vacations. June 15 programming focuses on Wild Horses. BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialists will provide information on adopting wild...
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The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is hosting a Wild Horse and Burro Day on June 15, 2016. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., specialists with the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program will discuss how the program is structured and operated and showcase wild horses available for adoption...
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We are gearing up for a big weekend in Northeast Oregon! Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial opening of the tourism season in our neck of the woods and we are excited to welcome you to explore and enjoy all that the beautiful area has to offer. We encourage you to slow down, relax and...
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VALE, OREGON__The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City is offering two days of special programs featuring historic re-enactors and demonstrations of frontier life on Memorial Day Weekend! Saturday and Sunday May 28 and 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, interpreters will demonstrate skills such as quilting, black powder shooting,...
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Arts East is delighted to have been asked back to participate in the 11th Annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival! They will once again collaborate with Friends of Ladd Marsh and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to help promote and celebrate birds, birding, and the natural beauty of the Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area through...
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Whether visiting the area or a Northeast Oregon resident, families will want to check out the special activities the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City is offering during Spring Break—March 21 through 24. The workshops are in addition to the Center’s acclaimed permanent exhibits. One-hour workshops will be offered that detail what...
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Enterprise, Oregon__The twelfth annual Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race runs from January 20 – 23, kicking off with pre-race checkups for the dogs in downtown Joseph, Enterprise, and Wallowa on Wednesday. The race begins at noon on Thursday at Ferguson Ridge Ski Hill. After winning the 200-mile race in record time last year, Brett...
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With a 100% all-natural 20” base, and more snow forecasted this week, Anthony Lakes is ready to open for the 2015/2016 Winter Season. All amenities will be in full swing including the café, Starbottle Saloon, Rental Shop, Learning Center, Retail Store and the Nordic Center. Groomed runs will include Broadway, Variety, Vista, and Road Run....
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ENTERPRISE, OREGON__A new business celebrated its grand opening in Historic Downtown Enterprise last week, with a solid welcome provided by area residents. Dandelion Wines, 112 West Main Street, is the latest venture by entrepreneurs Jody and Michael Berry. I asked the couple for more information on their background and why they chose to locate their...
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Wednesday, October 15, was a day of celebration for Northeast Oregon. Officials gathered at Lake Fork Campground beside the FS Road 39 for a ribbon cutting and ceremonial opening of the 13-mile section of road that has been under construction for over two years. The new smooth, black pavement was the star of the day...
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The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Trail Tenders volunteer group are hosting a Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the outdoor Wagon Encampment. The Cast Iron Chef Cook-off is a fun team competition celebrating open air cooking, community, and the local harvest. Ten teams of...
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Following is a guest post by Chuck Anderson, Oregon’s Alpenfest WALLOWA LAKE, Oregon__Alphorns – those 12-foot-long horns popularized in Ricola cough drop commercials – made history during the 37th edition of Oregon’s Alpenfest, Wallowa County’s annual Swiss-Bavarian festival. The traditional Swiss horns were played all over the Wallowa Lake area, known to many as Oregon’s...
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