Wallow County Brokers - Joseph Oregon

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P. O. Box 638 ~ 404 N. Main
Joseph, Oregon 97846

Office- (541) 432-3131 - (866) 977-3131
Fax- (541) 432-5780

Email: wcb@frontier.com

Kirk Makin, Principal Broker
(541) 398-0340
kirkmakin@frontier.com


Russ Ruonavaara, Broker
(541) 398-0618
russ@buywallowacounty.com

Kent Sands, Broker
(541)-263-1492
kentbsands@eoni.com
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Wallowa County Information

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Wallowa County encompasses an area of 2,033,920 acres - 3.3% of the total area of Oregon and ranks ninth among counties in area.  Composed of high mountains, deep canyons, and plateaus, the county lies in the northeast corner of Oregon and almost entirely in the Grande Ronde River Basin.

Population

Wallowa County 7,150
Enterprise 2,020
Joseph 1,085
Lostine 230
Wallowa 760
Imnaha 100

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Wallowa County is the land of contrast in weather.  High circling mountains protect the valley from more severe storms that cross this area.  The mountains also intercept a substantial portion of the moisture so the valley remains comparatively dry.  The majority of rain falls in the spring and fall coming from dramatic thunderstorms which spread across the valley.  Heavy snow produces year round snow pack at the higher elevations.  Snow in the valley starts in late November and continues through early April.  Most snow melts within days with snow remaining on the ground during January and February.

Temperatures

  Highs  Lows 
January 34 14
April 59 29
July 84 42
October 62 30

  Precipitation

Wallowa County 18.85
Enterprise 13.26
City of Wallowa 22.44

Principal Industries

Agriculture is one of the cornerstones of the economy.  Crops are limited to those requiring a shorter growing season as the average season ranges from 80 days in Enterprise to 120 days in the Imnaha River Valley.  Major crops include barley, wheat and alfalfa hay.  Livestock production includes cattle and sheep.

Lumber and Timber products, another mainstay in the economy serviced by a local mill produces everything from dimension lumber to log homes.

Recreation is the fastest growing industry in the area.  Referred to as, "The Switzerland of America", Wallowa lake is the second in clarity only to Crater Lake.  Wallowa County is the gateway to Hells Canyon national Recreation Area, Eagle Cap Wilderness Area and Wallowa Lake.  Here one can find the steepest four passenger gondola ride offered in the US.  Many other outdoor activities are available regardless of season.

Art and the artist's community is Wallowa County's newest industry.  Supported by local foundries, sculptures are the most popular art forms found.  However, don't overlook painter and other craftsmen creating beautiful displays in other media.
 
 Education

 Public schools are found in Enterprise, Joseph, Troy, Wallowa, and Imnaha.  The Seventh Day Adventist Church School is available along with various day care centers.  Eastern Oregon State College is located 67 miles away in La Grande with services in Wallowa County.  Blue Mountain Community College is in Pendleton and also has services here.

Hospitals/Medical Services


Wallowa Memorial Hospital 33 Beds
Wallowa County Nursing Home 32 Beds
Pioneer Guest Home 29 Bed
Alpine House Retirement Center
4 Retirement Homes
9 Doctors
4 Dentists
2 Optometrists

Airports
 

Enterprise Municipal Airport/ Joe Spence, Owner/426-3562/3,900 foot elevation/2,800 foot hard surface runway/mechanic tie down/80 & 100 octane fuel.
Joseph Airport/4,130 foot elevation/3,800 foot hard surface runway/15-23 lighted beacon/tie down
 
Property Tax Structure (Estimates)

Lostine $11.1490 per $1,000 of assessed value
Joseph $14.3994 per $1,000
Wallowa $14.8390 per $1,000
Enterprise $16.0816 per $1,000
Imnaha $10.9168 per $1,000
Troy $9.3962 per $1,000

 
 Utilities

Electricity Pacific Power and Light and Clearwater Power Co.
Bottled Gas Enterprise and Joseph
Telephone Verizon 
   
 

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