WINTERFEST UPDATE

Winterfest buttons are on sale for $3.00 available at Old Pine Market, Halfway Motel, and in Richland from Debi Duggan. The purchase of a button puts your name in the raffle which will be held throughout the day. You have a chance to win a nice prize, and if want to make your chances of winning even better you can purchase additional raffle tickets for 3 for $5.00. Proceeds from the event go towards prize winnings and the "Fireworks Fund."

Those of you who would like to try your hand at snow sculpting and don't live in Halfway City limits call Shelley at 541-742-5725 or Tami at 541-742-5420 and they'll help find a place in town for you. The GRAND prize winner will win at least $250.00 and monies will also be awarded to 1st-3rd places and People Choice will be a prize package.

The street games this year will be held on Gover Lane by Jacobs Dream and US Bank. Get your team together and come have some winter fun. Start time for street games will be 1:00 pm. Poker walk and Treasure Hunt will start at 10 am and run throughout the day. Snow sculpture viewing will be all day, and you can vote for your favorite one. The 12 yr and under Krazy Koin Kube Hunt, and snowman building contest will take place at 11 a.m. followed by a Piñata Bopping, should be a fun filled day to get out and enjoy some fresh winter air. Watch for a full Calendar of Events to be posted around town.

Indoor 6030 vending tables are available, call Bill Shields

May 18, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. MDT/ 4 P.M. PDT
Pine Eagle Community Preschool is hosting its 3rd annual run in beautiful Hells Canyon! Please Like & Share this page with friends and family so we can keep you posted on where to get registration forms & lots more information about our great annual event! Stay tuned...

 

NOW OPEN: SRPCS
SRPCS now has an office in Halfway!
Stop by and check out their new office!
241 South Main
Halfway, Oregon 97834
541-540-6115

   

Experience Oregon's Wilder Side with the recreation specialists of Eastern Oregon. Step back to a less hurried time in Baker County's Pandhandle, which stretches from Hells Canyon (deepest gorge in North America) to the old gold minning town of Cornucopia in the beautiful Eagle Cap Wilderness Area of the Wallowa Mountains, to the the havens of Richland and Halfway.

The area is filled with lots of adventure opportunities, including:

  • camping
  • hiking
  • cross-country skiing
  • bicycling
  • water sports
  • float trips
  • hunting
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • white-water rafting
  • mountain climbing

 

Cornucopia, Oregon

A lake hike, a lodge, a ghost town: Adventures in Cornucopia, Oregon

By Abby Haight 

Oregon's unusually late snowfall has been a bane to backpackers, who have found normally open trails still buried in snow and have had to delay, again and again, favorite high-elevation trips.

But if the snowfall behaved more predictably, we wouldn't have sunned on warm granite steps at Pine Lakes in the Wallowa Mountains wilderness, nor met Bill and Peggy Barnett, with their open-arms hospitality and to-die-for bread pudding.

On the advice of a furnace installer -- he swore the Pine Lakes were the prettiest view in the Wallowas and the Cornucopia Lodge served the best dinner -- we drove 6 1/2 hours from Portland to the lodge, just outside Halfway near the Oregon-Idaho border.

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WHILE YOU'RE HERE... Drive the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway!
 
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