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Biz Buzz Offers News of Interest to Wallowa County Visitors

When reading this week’s issue of the Wallowa County Chieftain, I felt Kathleen’s entire Biz Buzz column might be of interest to byway travelers. So, we thank the Chieftain for allowing us to post the column in Byway News. If all … Continue reading

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Road Over Hells Canyon Dam to Close During Maintenance Work

Following is a press release from Idaho Power. Weed management on the dam and equipment replacement at the power plant’s switchyard will require closing the road over the dam for several days in May.   OXBOW, Oregon, May 9, 2018 … Continue reading

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the Train!

ELGIN, OREGON__The Eagle Cap Excursion Train normally kicks off the new season with the popular Mother’s Day Brunch. In 2018, May 5th just happens to fall on a Saturday, so they are beginning the season early and offering the opportunity … Continue reading

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Local Adventurers Share Their Passion for Eastern Oregon

Jacob and Esther of Local Adventurer have a unique way of approaching travel. As bloggers on travel and lifestyle, they found they could best get to know a city and destination by actually moving there for one year. In 2017, … Continue reading

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Traffic Restrictions Planned over Hells Canyon Dam

Removal of stoplogs from Hells Canyon Dam will reduce traffic over the dam to one lane and cause periodic delays over the next two weeks. OXBOW, Oregon, Sept. 21, 2017 — Traffic over Hells Canyon Dam will be restricted Monday … Continue reading

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CAMPFIRES PROHIBITED IN OREGON STATE PARKS AND ON BEACHES

News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 2:30 PM Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by … Continue reading

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Road Over Hells Canyon Dam Will Close Monday through Thursday 

OXBOW, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2017 — The road over Hells Canyon Dam will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. MDT on Monday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 10. A crane being used to move stop-logs from one … Continue reading

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Trail Center Has Free Concert July 28

Baker City, Ore. – Trail Tenders is sponsoring a special free evening concert by western singer and entertainer Mary Kaye on Friday July 28.  The concert starts at 6:30 in the outdoor amphitheater at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive … Continue reading

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7 steps to avoid starting a wildfire during your #Eclipse2017 travels

Arrive early, stay put, leave late; don’t let your vehicle start a wildfire. The August 21 Solar Eclipse is certain to be memorable. With this worldwide event heading to Oregon during the peak of fire season, ODOT and the Oregon … Continue reading

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It’s Easy to Find Food Right Off the Farm or Ranch!

Byway travelers hungry for fresh produce won’t have any trouble finding it as they travel the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, July through September. Weekly Farmers’ Markets can be found in La Grande, Wallowa, and Baker City, as well as some … Continue reading

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