Backcountry Festival back for fifth year

Backcountry Festival

ANTHONY LAKES — The name of the Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival says it all — it’s a celebration of locals who enjoy exploring the region’s backcountry. “It started as a way to bring backcountry recreationists together,” said Michael Hatch, who is coordinator of the Outdoor Adventure Program at Eastern Oregon University. The OAP organizes the festival, now in its fifth […]

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Baker City celebrates the New Year


BAKER CITY — Break out your fanciest clothes to ring in the new year — or just come as you are and celebrate the coming of 2017 at the New Year’s Eve Black Tie event hosted by Lefty’s Taphouse, 1934 Broadway St. “Just come — they don’t have to dress up, but that’s the theme,” Julie Stout said. Reservations are […]

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Winterfest keeps participants warm


ENTERPRISE — This year’s Winterfest celebration offers activities for the whole family, including some designed to warm up visitors throughout the festivities. The first of those is the indoor comforts of Santa Central. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to greet the children and take photos from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10 in the Wild Carrot Herbal’s building, […]

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Cherry Fair keeps activities diverse


COVE — The Cherry Fair is a staple event in the Cove community every year. That could be due to the sheer number of activities from which people can choose to participate in. The diverse selection of activities includes live music, a fun run, hot air balloons and entertaining contests, to name a few. “The fair officially starts during the […]

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Families enjoy free entertainment


UNION — The Grassroots Festival’s mission is twofold. The Union festival aims to provide free entertainment for the whole family as well as get the word out about local businesses. Hosted by the Union Chamber of Commerce, Union Grassroots Festival Director Donna Beverage said the event benefits the community in many ways. “The goal is family fun that doesn’t cost,” […]

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