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Haines Heats Up

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S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Joann Wellman watches over iced water bottles outside the Haines Sell Rite store.

On A Sizzling Independence Day, Ice & Cold Water Are At A Premium

By La’akea Kaufman

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Haines Sell Rite store was bustling Saturday morning before the start of the town’s annual Fourth of July parade.

Rows of folding chairs lined the front of the building, and patrons snagged bottles of water and granola bars off the shelves. 

But as they approached the checkout they saw an unfamiliar sign taped across the counter. 

“Due to the limited supply of ice, there is a limit of 5 bags per family,” the note read.


Baker endures longest heat wave since 2001

By Jayson Jacoby

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The temperature has yet to reach 100 this summer at the Baker City Airport, but the current heat wave is by one measure the most severe since 2001.

Sunday was the 10th straight day in which the temperature topped 90 degrees at the airport.


Flying Forward

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S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Boston Colton says his group should break ground in August for the disc golf course at the Baker Sports Complex.

By La’akea Kaufman

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A group of 30 Baker City residents, City Council members, business owners and students have partnered with the Ford Family Foundation and the Baker School District to design the city’s first disc golf course. 

The Baker City flying disc golf course will be built on the Baker Sports Complex, north of Baker High School.


Parents say law a legacy for son

By Jayson Jacoby

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Steve Culley calls it the “devil drug.”

He speaks this alliterative phrase with the practiced ease of a man who has repeated it more times than he’d care to remember.

Meth is what he’s talking about.


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