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Mother accused of letting toddler get away

Baker City woman charged with child neglect


By Chris Collins

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Two Baker City women who had stopped to chat were in the right place to keep a 16-month-old boy out of harm’s way Sunday morning.

After police were called and investigated, the boy’s mother, Carissa Mae Endicott, 27, of 2635 Auburn Ave., No. 2, was arrested on a charge of second-degree child neglect. Her son was placed in the care of his grandparents.

 Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner said the incident started about 8:40 a.m. Sunday when Alison Carpenter, 41, and Margie Gately, 50, both of Baker City, were visiting on the sidewalk in front of the Baker School District Office at 2090 Fourth St.

Lohner said the women noticed a little boy walking alone just across the street from them. He was heading south on Fourth Street and nearing the intersection at Broadway.

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A Fruitful Season

Eagle Creek Orchard Recovers From 2013 Frost Damage 


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Photo by Lisa Britton/Peaches aplenty at Eagle Creek Orchard near Richland.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

The apple trees droop with fruit, the laden branches propped up with boards.

The Asian pears are ready to be picked, but those will have to wait — right now, the garage and cooler are stacked with boxes of peaches and pears with little room to spare.

These sights at Eagle Creek Orchard near Richland are the opposite of last year, when a spring frost killed almost 100 percent of the crops.

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