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Write-ins without ‘Jr.’ after Warner won’t count

By Jayson Jacoby

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Voters who write in Fred Warner Jr. for Baker County Commission chairman won’t have their vote count for him if they leave out the “Jr.” as part of his name.

County Clerk Tami Green said she posed the question to state elections officials after she learned some voters intended to write in Warner on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Private forest owners form cooperative to sell timber to Boise Cascade 

Baker City Herald File Photo/Ed Merriman A new cooperative formed by private forest owners in Baker County will make it easier, and more profitable, for owners here and in Union and Wallowa counties to sell their timber.

By Chris Collins

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Private woodland owners in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties will receive premium prices for their timber this winter thanks to an agreement forged with Boise Cascade last month.

The agreement came about with the formation of the Blue Mountain Woodland Cooperative, which has been 12 years in the making, said Bob Parker, Extension forester.

The co-op was formed by members of the Baker County Small Woodlands Association. Many of the same people serve in leadership roles in both organizations.

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