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Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre Director Retiring


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Lynne Burroughs is one of the two co-founders of the Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre. (S. John Collins//Baker City Herald file photo)

The posters provide a walk through 13 seasons of community theater — laugh-out-loud comedies, creepy mysteries, tearjerker dramas, silly melodramas and musicals that showcased local singing talent.

And now the future of Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre is uncertain.

Lynne Burroughs and Abby Dennis founded Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre (EORT) in 2003. They, along with Jean Simpson-Geddes, produced two plays that year — “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Crimes of the Heart."


Committee approves 2015/16 budget


After almost three hours of discussion and debate, the Baker City Budget Committee approved the proposed budget of more than $19.4 million, which includes just over $5 million in unappropriated funds for next fiscal year.  The current year’s budget is about $19 million.

There were several changes before the approval that came just before 9 o’clock Thursday night.

The Baker City Council must adopt the approved budget by the end of June and may make changes to it before it does.

The committee approved funding a school resource officer (SRO) for the Baker School District.


Military jet will perform flyover on Memorial Day

An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 jet fighter will perform a flyover of Mount Hope Cemetery on Memorial Day between 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.


By gallon, or mile?

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S. John Collins/Baker City Herald With gas taxes the major source of money to maintain highways and city streets, transportation officials worry about running short of money as more people drive fuel-efficient vehicles.

With thousands of new fuel-sipping vehicles rolling onto our highways every year, the gas tax is becoming a less-reliable source of revenue to maintain roads

By Jayson Jacoby

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Toyota’s iconic Prius hybrid car is beloved by owners as they roll past the gas station.

Until one of the skinny, low rolling resistance tires slams into a pothole with a kidney-bruising crunch.

The Prius and the pothole could serve as the twin symbols of a looming crisis that confronts Oregon and the rest of the nation.

How can we afford to keep our streets and highways in decent shape when the main source of money for that work — gas tax revenue — inexorably shrinks as the gas-sipping frugality that the Prius epitomizes spreads, virus-like, through America’s fleet?


Poll Question

Should Oregon allow limited self-serve gas in counties with fewer than 40,000 people?
 

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