Thousands are expected to come to Wheeler County due to its wide vistas, sunny skies and natural wonders like the nearby Painted Hills. Consequently, the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies are struggling with many of the issues confronting small towns like Spray.

Thousands are expected to come to Wheeler County due to its wide vistas, sunny skies and natural wonders like the nearby Painted Hills. Consequently, the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies are struggling with many of the issues confronting small towns like Spray.

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For a week last June, we visited Wheeler County in eastern Oregon. While we were there, we met the men behind Painted Hills Natural Beef, talked to the mayor/pastor/barber in the tiny town of Mitchell, and learned about the company town of Kinzua. We listen back to some of our favorite moments from our week in Wheeler County.

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