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PENDLETON — There are only two active mounted bands in the United States, and one of them is in Eastern Oregon. Read more

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PENDLETON — It’s almost time to Let ‘er Buck. In its 111th year, Pendleton Round-Up kicks off Saturday, Sept. 11. Read more

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SUMPTER — The days may be cooling into autumn, but the Sumpter Valley Railroad still runs most weekends through October, and special events are planned for November and December. Reservations can be made at www.sumptervalleyrailroad.org. Read more

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BAKER CITY — When the pandemic stole Jon Deshler’s weekly music gigs in March 2020, he took up his trumpet, lashed a piano into the bed of his Ford truck, and hit the road. Read more

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PENDLETON — After last September’s cancellation of the Pendleton Round-Up — just the third time in the storied rodeo’s 111-year history — the wooden bucking chutes will again explode open as cowboys, cowgirls and spectators prepare to Let’ er Buck. Read more

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BAKER CITY — Karen Haas is a storyteller at heart, and she combines that skill with music to share tales of the Oregon Trail. Read more

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WALLOWA LAKE — The treasured Wallowa Lake Lodge has been a favorite destination for nearly 100 years as a weekend getaway or an evening out to dinner. Read more

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BAKER CITY — Nez Perce Tourism just got started when the pandemic hit, and this year is ramping back up with history-laden jet boat tours and white water rafting trips from its headquarters in Lewiston, Idaho. Read more

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PENDLETON — Fresh butter and pancakes are just one of the treats awaiting visitors to the Heritage Station Museum’s Pioneer Day on Saturday, Aug. 7. Read more

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BAKER CITY, LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon youth are gussying up their animals and entertainers are preparing for the stage in anticipation of this summer’s county fairs. Read more

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JOSEPH — After a year’s delay rodeo fans are fired up for the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo — four nights of pro rodeo action with nearly $45,000 in prize money. Read more

IRRIGON — After a year of going without, the Irrigon Watermelon Festival on Saturday, July 31, has big plans to keep local bellies full of good food — including, of course, local watermelon. Read more