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Police arrest three suspects in drug-selling investigation

Members of the Baker County Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two Huntington men and one woman Tuesday evening in Baker City on a variety of drug charges as part of a three-month, three-county investigation (Grant, Baker and Malheur) that was started by the John Day Police Department.

At 6:57 p.m., a Baker County Sheriff’s deputy and a sergeant from the Baker City Police Department stopped a 1996 Honda Accord at the South Baker City interchange on Interstate 84.

The officers arrested the driver, Jeremy McLean, 45, of Huntington, for criminal conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

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Richard Chaves To Receive Distinguished Alumni Award From Eastern Oregon University

S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Richard Chaves will receive Eastern Oregon University’s Distinguished Alumni Award this weekend.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

This weekend, Richard Chaves of Baker City will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from Eastern Oregon University.

As part of the award, he will participate in EOU’s homecoming activities, including the parade Friday evening that begins at 5 p.m.

Chaves graduated from EOU in 1973 with a degree in business economics and a minor in math.

But how he got to that point is important to his story of success.

Chaves grew up in Baker City, where his father, Art, worked several jobs to provide for the family.

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