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Getting A Lift

St. Alphonsus Hospital Lends Device To Baker City Fire Department 

Lisa Britton / For the Baker City Herald Alex Mason, right, practices using the new patient lift, using Kristian Krohn as the pretend patient. Mason and Krohn are firefighters/EMTs at the Baker City Fire Department, and attended a training by Shauna Cline (background), safety officer at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

The firefighters and EMTs from the Baker City Fire Department now have a new tool to use when facing a difficult situation of moving a patient.

It is a patient lift, which enables just one person to move a patient, rather than requiring multiple EMTs.

Wolves might lose state protection

By Dylan J. Darling

WesCom News Service

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission ordered state wildlife managers Friday to analyze the possibilities of removing the gray wolf from Oregon’s protected species list for all or the eastern half of the state.

Pot talks not over

By Joshua Dillen

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Eleven people attended a meeting at Baker City Hall Thursday to discuss how marijuana dispensaries could be regulated if the City Council’s recent decision to ban commercial pot sales were to be deemed unconstitutional in Oregon courts.

A Tough Field

FFA Tractor-Driving Competition

S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Guiding equipment straight and even is part of cultivating skills judged by Jarrod Maxwell and Tami Foltz. Future Farmers of America member Bryce Melville from Wallowa was at the controls Wednesday during the FFA Skills Competition at the Baker County Fairgrounds. Drivers try not to knock over paper cups aligned in rows. A student's knowledge of tractor operation and safety is graded at all four stations.

By Joshua Dillen

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Meat, dairy and tractors were the main focus of three career development events at the Baker County Fairgrounds Wednesday.

Eastern Oregon District FFA members tested their skills in those areas. The competition helped students prepare for state-level FFA events.

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