Buckley Hired as Assistant Managing Artistic Director at EOH

By Lori Kimbel Carol Buckley has recently been hired as the Assistant Managing Artistic Director for the Elgin Opera House.   One of her first tasks has been to organize the first ever Media Night.   Members of the media from around Union County were entertained by the cast of Little Mermaid, as they acted…

My View – 2016 is in Full Swing

These first couple months of 2016 have proven to be quite eventful to say the least, and we are covering some of those events on the following pages.   I hope you enjoy the article on the situation in Harney County, written by University of Oregon professor, Peter Walker, for Northeast Oregon Business News and…

Fishtrap Hires New ED

By Warren R. Johnson Fishtrap in Enterprise is Oregon’s leading literary house with a reputation that extends throughout the West. It is all about cultivating exceptional writing, thoughtful reading, and provocative discussion.   This is accomplished through the many programs they run which bring writers to the county, as well as cultivating the local talents…

Summer Stock Theater and Fine Arts Academy Will Soon be a Reality in Elgin

Philanthropic gift to become summer stock theater and fine arts academy   by Trish Yerges   Friends of the Opera House have become the new owners of the former Timbers restaurant in Elgin, which they plan to develop into a Summer stock theater during the summer theater season and a fine arts academy and dinner…

Maryhill Museum of Art Receives $1 Million Grant

GOLDENDALE, Wash. Maryhill Museum of Art is pleased to announce a $1,000,000 grant from the State of Washington to support the repair and replacement of the exterior stucco on the museum’s historic building. The funds were appropriated in Washington State Legislature’s HB 1115. The total cost of the project is estimated at $1,394,000, with the…

UPDATE: The Jennings Hotel in Joseph: Kickstarter Campaign Surpasses Goal – There is still time to support this project

UPDATE: The Jennings Hotel Kickstarter reached not only reached the goal of $80,000, but with just 15 hours left it is at $100,158. There is still time to support this project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/708553749/the-jennings-hotel-the-hotel-that-kickstarter-buil A man on a mission. That phrase describes Greg Hennes to a T. When I met Greg at the bottom of the long…

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Arrives at the Elgin Opera House

The Elgin Opera House is at it again. They are preparing to bring another classic tale to life, right on stage of the 100 year old historic Elgin Opera House. Opening March 7th and running every weekend through April 4th, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, newly adapted for the stage. The show boasts complex sets, special…

Pendleton Woolen Mills Engages Artist Curtis Kulig for “Love Me” Blanket

Pendleton Woolen Mills, an iconic American lifestyle brand based in Portland, Ore., has partnered with artist Curtis Kulig, to produce an exclusive blanket design featuring his distinctive “Love Me” message.   The Hermann Blanket was produced in Pendleton’s original Mill in Pendleton, Oregon where the company began crafting the finest woolen blankets in 1909. This…

Cove, Oregon Artist Wins People’s Choice in Upland Game Bird Stamp Contest

ODFW today announced winners of its 2015 Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, and Waterfowl Stamp art contests. Winners were chosen this past weekend at an event at Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee.   • Habitat Conservation Stamp Winner – Don Meinders of North Carolina with his painting of Tufted Puffins. • Upland Game Bird Stamp…