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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Powwow honors Nez Perce presence

The horse parade signifies natives returning to their homelands in the Wallowa Valley. This year’s parade starts 9 a.m. July 23 as part of the 26th annual Tamkaliks Celebration.

WALLOWA — The Nez Perce presence in the Wallowa Valley is still strong, recently completing a longhouse for spiritual connection and currently preparing for the 26th annual Tamkaliks Celebration. The powwow, organized by the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center, is a three-day celebration of the Nez Perce presence in the Wallowa Valley, which will take place July 22-24. […]

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Haines celebrates Independence Day


The tiny town of Haines bursts with activity every Fourth of July for a day-long celebration involving a parade, pie, barbecue, rodeo action and a fireworks show. “Haines is a hoppin’ place this year,” said Alita Arendell, who co-chairs the holiday celebration with Garla Rowe for the Friends of Haines. Haines is located on Highway 30, 10 miles north of […]

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Riverfest car show cruises into 23rd year


ELGIN — The city of Elgin will come together for its annual Riverfest festivities this weekend. “It’s a city-wide event, with yard sales, vendors, music and a car show,” said the Lions Club member in charge of promotion, Lori Lathrop. The car show, which is organized by Lions Club member Stephen Oliver and his family, will be held at the […]

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