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Remembering Bishop Thomas Connolly

Submitted photo Bishop Thomas Connolly

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

Bishop Thomas J. Connolly was a man who would take you rock hunting, help dig your car out of the snow, and travel the backroads of Baker County to say Mass at a cow camp.

“He was just one of the folks,” says Francis Mohr of Baker City, a longtime friend.

“He was a dedicated, devout and beloved priest-bishop, known and respected in the community and a friend of all."

Baker man accused of stealing mail

By Jayson Jacoby

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A Baker County Sheriff’s deputy good instincts — and good timing — led to the Sunday arrest of a Baker City man accused of stealing mail from at least seven mail boxes.

Michael Daryll Counts, 28, of 3310 G St., is charged with multiple counts of mail theft, a Class C felony.

Refreshed Foliage

S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Blain LeaMaster, Baker City Department of Public Works employee, removes the root system of one of several dead, flowering plum trees along the east side of Basche-Sage Place, at the corner of Main and Broadway streets. Tim Shively, a city employee also working on the project, said Thursday that a total of five trees will be removed at the site. Mike Kee, city manager, said the plums were to be replaced Friday with crab apple trees and an assortment of others offering colorful fall foliage.

Baker City celebrates Arbor Day by replacing dying trees downtown

Baker City celebrated its 30th year as a Tree City USA last week in a predictable, but wholly appropriate, way.

By planting several trees.

More specifically, city crews helped replace five flowering plum and cherry trees that were dying along Main and Broadway streets in the downtown historic district.

Three hurt when car crashes on Highway 86

Kathy Orr/Baker City Herald: A rescue worker used a hydraulic 'jaws of life' tool to extricate a passenger from a car that crashed on Highway 86 just east of Baker City around noon today.

Three people were hurt about noon on Friday when their car careened off a steep embankment on Highway 86 about three miles east of Baker City.

The accident happened at a corner on the lower part of Flagstaff Hill, near the highway intersection with Sunnyslope Road and the Grey Eagle Mine Road.

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