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Flying Forward

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.

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. 

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