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Two thousand, nine hundred and seventy. That’s the number of solar panels planned for Fleet Development’s upcoming five acre community solar power farm on Green Hill, just south of downtown Wallowa. Construction of the 860 KW power-generating facility, first planned for this fall, is now slated for summer, 2020.

Ryan Sheehy stands next to solar panels similar to those that his company, Fleet Development, will erect next year as part of a Community Sola…


Watching a calf being born first turned Tami Lambercht into a rancher. She grew up on a Washington fruit farm and studied nursing in college. Her parents sold their fruit operation, bought a ranch outside Wallowa, and transformed from apple growers to cattle ranchers in 2006. One chilly day in 2007, while contemplating life from a hill above her parent’s Wallowa ranch, Lambrecht witnessed a calf being born. “That was it for me,” she said, “Right then, I just knew I had to be a rancher.”

Tami Lambrecht takes a moment to commune with her dog while feeding cows and calves on her dad’s ranch.

Tami Lambrecht, of the Bar-B Ranch, holds hypodermic needles for administering shots of nutrients, multivitamins and antibiotics to a newborn …