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Many parts of the U.S. are facing lumber shortages — and experts say the problem is acute in the West after 2020’s devastating wildfires.

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FAREWELL BEND — A dark and remote stretch of Interstate 84 east of Baker City is considerably brighter in 2021.

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LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University Small Business Development Center in La Grande is seeking information from business owners to see if they were successful in obtaining any Business Or…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — A combined effort of public agencies and the private timber industry are in the process of cleaning up the remains of the 2015 Grizzly Bear fire that burned more than 74,000 a…

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LOSTINE — He’s a young entrepreneur operating a young business in an age-old profession. Andy Boyd is hammering out a niche for himself with Boyd Blacksmithing in Lostine.

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ENTERPRISE — Enterprise native Jennifer Piper started last week as the new executive director of the Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce and is “excited to be back home,” she said in an intervi…

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LA GRANDE — Baker and Union counties shed more than 200 leisure and hospitality jobs from October 2019 to October 2020, the state’s employment department reported Tuesday, Dec. 15. And the une…

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SALEM — Small businesses in Oregon struggling with a drop in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic will receive some tax relief, Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday, Dec. 14. Brown ordered the elim…

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We’ve talked in previous articles about ways to improve sales during this wild rollercoaster ride we’re on. Here are more ideas that may not only benefit your bottom line but help give another…

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SALEM — Enchanted Forest will remain in business after raising over $360,000 from fans of the amusement park just south of Salem.

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BAKER CITY — Tom Busciglio and Meghan Froemke are preparing to open a restaurant during a pandemic that has severely hampered their industry.

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SALEM — Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials have fined a fitness business $90,000 for defying Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 order and remaining open throughout a curren…

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LA GRANDE— La Grande resident Shawn Risteen was looking for a way to fill his days during his extra time at home after the pandemic began. His daughters bought him a wood turning lathe and he …

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SALEM — Oregon’s unemployment rate fell to 6.9% in October, down a full point from September’s rate of 7.9%, according to a press release from the Oregon Employment Department.

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ENTERPRISE — An old favorite in Enterprise has new owners. Chris and Tina Borgerding earlier this month took over the Back Country Little Store, 214 W. North St., Enterprise.

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LA GRANDE — The holiday season has long been a staple of American life. With it comes the comfort of familiar habits — tree lightings, parades, religious services, taking the kids to see Santa…

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WALLOWA COUNTY — More than 11,000 acres in the Wallowa Fire Zone and more than 20,000 total acres within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are under consideration for a prescribed burn in th…

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Applications due Friday for Union County Chamber of Commerce board

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ENTERPRISE — Fox Archery north of Enterprise moved to a new location. Bowyer Ron King has relocated his business from Wallowa to what once was the Oregon Department of Transportation’s snowplo…

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ST. PAUL — Mark Anderson, owner of Champoeg Farm in St. Paul, called to his flock of pasture-raised, broad-breasted white turkeys as he approached the fence. The toms replied with a throaty ju…

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Tuesday, Oct. 20, sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government's most significant attempt to protect competiti…

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ENTERPRISE — The historic Depot in Enterprise is planning some changes, even as the tourist season winds down and the business closes for the winter, according to the owners.

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BAKER CITY — Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative announced in a press release it has five vehicles for sale in its annual surplus auction at the cooperative's Baker City headquarters.