Baker County holds Memorial Day Weekend activities


BAKER CITY — Memorial Day weekend ushers in summer with special events in nearly every part of Baker County. History Visitors can “Meet the Pioneers” Saturday and Sunday at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, located about five miles from Baker City. Special programs are planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including history re-enactors and demonstrations of frontier […]

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All aboard for brunch with Mom


ELGIN — May 14 is Mother’s Day and the traditional opening day for the Eagle Cap Excursion Train’s season. The Mother’s Day brunch ride gives passengers a chance to celebrate the holiday while enjoying the beautiful spring scenery along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa rivers. The Mother’s Day trip features brunch, which is prepared by Ten Depot Street and served […]

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Youth Arts Festival draws in more students

Youth Arts Festival

JOSEPH — Maria Weer was new to directing the Wallowa Valley Art Council’s annual Youth Arts Festival last year. While the full-day event can certainly be considered a success, Weer said there are a couple things she learned to make this year’s festival even better. “I found that we unintentionally excluded some populations when we invited students to participate,” Weer […]

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First Friday adventuring


BAKER CITY — Members of the public are welcome to explore the various art galleries and shops in Baker City during this month’s First Friday Art Walk. The monthly event marks the debut of exhibits that will be on display for several weeks. Crossroads, 2020 Auburn Ave. This month, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is celebrating the total solar eclipse happening […]

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