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New trailhead, section of Adler Parkway paved

S. John Collins/Baker City Herald

The newest section of the Leo Adler Memorial Parkway has been paved and is open to pedestrians.

So is the trailhead on Resort Street at the trail's southern terminus.

Caution tape and barricades are still up in places, but the path is open to walkers, according to the city.

The new section of trail runs along the Powder River between the Myrtle Street bridge and the trailhead parking lot. 

Baker City bans outdoor open burning

Submitted photo/Ben Decker, left, and Ryan Tachenko helped douse a fire this morning next to the Leo Adler Memorial Parkway west of Kirkway Drive.

Baker City has banned all outdoor open burning due to the high fire danger and persistent hot, dry weather, Fire Chief Mark John announced Wednesday afternoon.

The burn ban took effect immediately.

“No open burning is allowed until further notice,” John said. 

Bakerís Bluesman


Jimmy Lloyd Rea Dies At 63

By Jayson Jacoby

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He was Baker City’s own bluesman, but Jimmy Lloyd Rea’s musical reputation went far beyond the town where he was born, a reputation forged in dark dingy bars and on brilliantly lit stages where he performed with blues legends like B.B. King and John Lee Hooker.

Rea, who had endured a series of health problems, including a kidney transplant in 2003, died Tuesday at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho.

He was 63.

June: Hot, but not a record

By Jayson Jacoby

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It wasn’t the hottest June ever in Baker City.

But good luck convincing somebody whose air conditioner was busted for the last week or so.

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