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Crews cutting trees at Courthouse

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S. John Collins/Baker City Herald: Workers have cut some large trees at the Baker County Courthouse.
Workers are removing several large trees on the Baker County Courthouse grounds in the first year of a multi-year project.

Several of the mature trees on the Courthouse property — the block between Third and Fourth streets, and Washington and Court avenues — have heart rot or other problems, according to the county's tree-maintenance plan.
 
Others have damaged curbs, streets and mechanical infrastructure as their roots grow.
 
This year's work calls for cutting five maple trees.

Baker man files complaint with state about County Commissioner Tim Kerns' vote

The County Commission, including Kerns, voted last month to re-appoint Kerns' wife, Jan, to an advisory committee

Kody Justus of Baker City has filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission naming County Commissioner Tim L. Kerns.


Getting A Lift

St. Alphonsus Hospital Lends Device To Baker City Fire Department 

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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.


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