Wallowa County chieftain. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1943-current, April 12, 2017, Image 1

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    INSIDE THIS WEEK: Spring sports in full swing
Enterprise, Oregon
Issue No. 52
April 12, 2017
By Kathleen Ellyn
Wallowa County Chieftain
Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain
Abigael Darr, 12, helps her host, Todd Nash run the Gersey cow into the barn to assist in “grafting” a motherless calf onto
her. The red calf pictured is the Gersey/Angus cross and the calf to be fed is “Flash” a very active black angus.
Portland students fit
into Wallowa County
By Kathleen Ellyn
Wallowa County Chieftain
sudden snowstorm changed
the plans for the eight Port-
land students who came to
Wallowa County for the 11th Annu-
al Rural/Urban exchange weekend.
They’d been hoping for a branding
party at Todd Nash’s pens, but that
had to be postponed.
Nevertheless, they milked cows,
fed calves, checked on newborns,
roped calves to give them their
shots, trimmed apple trees and per-
formed a host of rural chores.
The girls visiting with the Nash
family, Abigael Darr, 12, and Sylvia
Grosvold, 13, even got to witness
Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain
Sylvia Grosvold feeds a large, slow
calf on the bottle to catch him up to
his co-horts in the herd.
the post mortem of a calf and cow
that might have been a wolf kill.
“We’re aware of the wolf issue
in Portland, but out here it’s more
relevant,” Sylvia observed.
The weekend, Friday through
Tuesday, April 7-11, saw visitors
from 7th and 8th Grade at Sunny-
side Environmental School learn-
ing about rural life by partnering
up with local ranching families.
The 4-H program was launched
as a way to provide children from
both sides of the mountains a taste
of how the other half lives.
Students come from various
schools, but Sunnyside Environ-
mental is a frequent contributor
to the program and several of the
visitors this spring were return
students. Many of the kids from
Sunnyside walk to school, and they
are also accustomed to outdoor
work -- getting dirty is not usually
a problem.
See EXCHANGE, Page A16
Enterprise City Council
awarded the spring round of
Motel Tax money to eight tour-
ist-friendly entities at the regular
April 10 meeting.
Mountain High Broncs and
Bulls, Greater Enterprise Mer-
chants Society Flower Project,
GEMS Enterprise Summer-
fest (formerly Bowlby Bash),
the Elks Main Street Show and
Shine, the Wallowa Valley Music
Alliance Juniper Jam Music Fes-
tival and Wallowa Valley Music
Alliance Courthouse Concert
Series all received the maximum
award of $2,000.
A late arrival to the table, the
Wallowa Valley Little League,
asked for $2,000 because the
Wallowa Valley All Stars will
perform in Enterprise this year,
and they were granted that
Oregon’s Alpenfest was
awarded $400 this year.
The Wallowa Valley Commu-
nity Ice Rink was not among the
groups applying for Motel Tax
money, as originally erroneous-
ly reported in the Chieftain. In
fact, the Ice Rink committee only
asked that the city serve as the
“pass through” for grant money
as required by the Oregon Parks
and Recreation Department and
that it adopt a resolution to apply
for the grant.
See AWARDS, Page A16
Joseph City
truck traffi c
By Steve Tool
Wallowa County Chieftain
hese girls from
Portland are
tough, intelligent and
hard-working without
won the Yeti cooler full of Outlaw gear.
Joan Gilbert also presented the
foundation with a check for $3,000
from the sale of the book that originat-
ed in Enterprise sixth grade: “Wallowa
Lake The Real Story.”
Gilbert and the students originally
produced a DVD by the same name.
The fi lm took months to make and
required stringing together 3,000 still
photos of student-made artwork.
The immense project earned money
for the foundation, but Gilbert got so
much encouragement to write a chil-
dren’s book that she went to the local
Cultural Trust for funding to print a
The book required using profes-
sional photographers, submitting to a
scientifi c review and other costs.
The issue of truck traffi c on
Pine Street in Joseph is an on-
going item on the council’s
agenda. Lacey and Drake say
delivery trucks to Red Horse
Coffee Traders park in front of
their home for extended periods
of time.
They originally brought the
issue to the city’s attention sev-
eral months ago.
The city has attempted to al-
leviate the problem by writing
letters of concern or leaving
phone messages with the busi-
ness, neither of which received
a response.
Mayor Dennis Sands selected
council member Tom Clevenger
to look into the issue.
Clevenger reported that he
talked with business co-owner
Kathleen Leo who reported that
her employees parked in the al-
ley and that only trucks from the
Sysco, a restaurant supply com-
pany, didn’t park in the alley for
safety reasons.
Clevenger also talked to the
Sysco truck driver who said he
had done everything within rea-
son to comply.
See RECORDS, Page A16
See COUNCIL, Page A16
rancher Todd Nash
EEF crushes records again
By Kathleen Ellyn
Wallowa County Chieftain
Enterprise Education Foundation
raised $28,000 Friday at its 13th Annu-
al Dinner Auction -- the most they’ve
raised in a single evening in many
years, according to co-organizer Cindy
More people than ever before at-
tended the event, with extra tables
crammed into Cloverleaf Hall to ac-
commodate those who wanted to sup-
port the cause.
Jess and Zane Anderson provided
the prime rib dinner and, as usual, Leo
Arenas’ of El Bajio Restaurant provid-
ed the bar –– services that earned a big
round of applause for all involved. At
least 150 businesses and individuals
donated items, effort and support to the
Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain
Tyler and Petra Evans enjoy the fun
of bidding against friends at the EEF
Dinner Auction, Friday, April 7.
The popular “dessert dash” brought
in $1,699 by itself, a record. Carolyn
Schmidt of Wallowa won the Traeger
Grill, and Paige Sully of Enterprise
Pine Street residents Mark
Lacey and Kathy Drake returned
to the Joseph City Council April
6 to push for a solution to the
problems of truck traffi c. The
council also distributed Joseph’s
share of the county’s lodging
About 20 people attended the
April 6 meeting.