Thursday, February 23, 2017

York Comes to Enterprise March 5

The one-man play, "York," comes to the OK Theatre in Enterprise on Sunday, March 5.  

York, played by David Casteal of Spokane, was William Clark's childhood companion and slave. He accompanied the Corps of Discovery as the only black man on the expedition. This stirring performance describes the journey from the eyes of York, his history with Clark, and how became involved with the expedition. The story is interwoven with a blend of African drumming and traditional Native American drum recordings. 

York proved an important figure in the expedition, but as a black man and a slave, he was not recognized as a member of the Corps until nearly 200 years later, when President Bill Clinton posthumously awarded him the rank of Honorary Sergeant in the Corps of Discovery.

The play was conceived by David Casteal and playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, Spokane Civic Theatre’s Playwright in Residence. Directed by Susan Hardie, it premiered in Spokane in 2005 and has been performed for enthusiastic audiences from the Pacific Northwest to New York City.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with curtain time at 7 p.m. Casteal has been on numerous trips to Africa to study drumming and dance and he brings with him his collection of instruments and artifacts to display in the lobby, where savory refreshments will be available at the concession area.

Tickets may be purchased at the Dollar Stretcher in Enterprise, Joseph Hardware in Joseph and, and the Lostine Tavern in Lostine. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for seniors and veterans and $15 for general admission. Please mail group ticket inquiries and other questions to or call (541) 426-3545.

Friday, February 10, 2017

What goes on at the Mountain View Motel & RV Park in Winter?

Mudding and sanding sheetrock, wiring, plumbing, insulation and sealing, tiling, and installing new fixtures, along with the usual excellent guests services, of course. We're working on #2, the Fisherman's Room.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Coming January 2017 in Oregon's Fabulous NE Corner

Jan 13, 7 to 9 pm

Bart Budwig & Marshal Mclean & Kory Quinn perform at Terminal Gravity Brewery and Pub,803 SE School St, Enterprise, Oregon.
Jan 14
Wallowa County Gamblers Snowmobile Club Annual Poker Run; Salt Creek Summit -  30 mile loop on groomed trails.  There will be a dinner and raffle to follow.  Come join the fun, not a member that's OK.  Questions? Call Outlaw Motor Sports 541-426-3491. 
Jan 14, 7-10 pm
Tunesmith Night at Stockman's Lounge, 111 W. Main St., Enterprise, Oregon. Attend the intimate showcase of original music where songwriters present their original work and mingle with other tunesmiths and the public. Tunesmith Night happens every second Saturday, Oct. through May.
Doors open at 6pm, music at 7pm, all ages welcome. This month features: Marshall McLean, Bart Budwig, Kory Quinn. Admission is $10 at the door or by season pass. Food, beer, wine, and mixed drinks available. Call Janice Carper for more info 541-426-3390.
Season Passes will be available for purchase at this performance for $65. That covers all eight shows of the 2016-17 season.

Jan 18 to 21
Eagle Cap Extreme. Oregon's only Iditarod and Yukon Quest Qualifier!
Joseph Community Center and Ferguson Ridge. 541-263-0234.
The Eagle Cap Extreme runs through the rugged Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon. The event starts with morning Vet Checks on Main Street in Joseph at 9 am followed by afternoon checks in Enterprise at 1 pm. The Vet Checks are a fun way to meet the mushers and interact with the dogs! They are free and open to the public. Then join the mushers at a community potluck at the Joseph Civic Center.

The race starts Jan 19 at 1 pm at the Fergi Ski Area, about 9 miles southeast of Joseph. Fans can line up on the side of the starting chute to root for their favorite team! Race Start Parking is provided nearby, with a shuttle starting at 10:45 or prepare for a 5 to 10 minute walk on a plowed road to get to the Fergi Ski Area. The race start is also free and open to the public. There will be a banquet on Saturday evening.



Saturday, January 7, 2017

View "The Big One" with us in Joseph, Oregon

The major astronomical event of 2017 is coming

 The moon will block the sun on August 21st in our first total solar eclipse since 1979.

Artist Interpretation of Total Solar Eclipse over the Wallowa Mountains

Eclipse chasers from around the world are expected to descend on Oregon in 2017, and many camp sites under the path of totality -- a narrow swath about 75 miles wide that swoops across America in an arc from Oregon to South Carolina -- are already reserved.

In northeastern Oregon, the path of totality includes the area south of the Wallow Mountains. Joseph, just to the north of the Wallows, is one ring out from the path of totality, and most of the sun will still be dramatically blocked by the moon.

View the Eclipse from Joseph, Oregon

The Mountain View Motel & RV Park has a large lawn and a great unencumbered expanse of sky above, perfect for donning eclipse glasses and viewing the spectacle. The good news is, we still have some vacancies. But call quickly because they won't last.

Get Eclipse Shades

No matter where you view the eclipse, be sure to use eclipse glasses that block out harmful ultraviolet light. These glasses should be worn whenever a part of the sun can be seen. You can pick up a pair of eclipse shades online for $2.99 each at

By the way, the accompanying image is our digital artist's rendition of the event, and we don't expect the sun to be that big! Nevertheless, a total solar eclipse is a sight you will never forget.

Call the Mountain View Motel & RV Park today at (541) 432-2982 to reserve your spot.