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East tops West 25-0 in Shrine game

A Shriner brings his smile, American flag and a tiny

By Gerry Steele

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Jackson Cross connected on a pair of touchdown passes to Hunter Jelden and Austin Feist ran for two more scores as the East shut down the West 25-0 Saturday in the 63rd annual East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

The win broke a five-game East losing streak and evened the overall series at 30-30-3.

Feist (Burns) gave the East the lead for good with 55.8 seconds left in the first quarter on a 19-yard scoring run.

Baker City may face water restrictions

By Joshua Dillen

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Extreme drought conditions this year are effecting the local water supply and mandatory usage restrictions may come into play before summer ends for Baker City residents.

The city’s watershed continues to provide less water than normal as the summer progresses.

City staff have been monitoring usage and will make a determination by Tuesday whether mandatory water use restrictions will be implemented, Michelle Owen, Public Works director, said.

LifeFlight gets new helipad at Baker hospital

Photo by Lisa Britton LifeFlight helicopters have a new landing pad at the Baker City hospital.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

Air ambulance helicopters  now have an improved — and safer — place to land at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.

The helipad was recently expanded in concrete with a big red H and the St. Alphonsus name and logo.

The previous pad was basically an asphalt pad extended from the parking lot.

New pot ban in town

By Joshua Dillen

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Marijuana prohibition is once again in the spotlight at Baker City Hall. 

In spite of the adoption of an ordinance banning the herb and its related businesses last spring by the Baker City Council, the issue was revisited Tuesday night. 

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