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Huntington man sentenced to prison for drug crimes

A Huntington man will spend five years in prison for selling methamphetamine in Baker and Grant counties.
 
Chet Schisler, 32, pleaded guilty to selling meth within 1,000 feet of a school in Baker County.

Drug dog helps Baker City Police find meth

Turbo, Baker City's drug-detecting dog, helped Baker City Police find methamphetamine that led to the arrest of a local woman Monday morning.

Police arrested Heather Nicole Govern, 25, 3670 Ninth Drive, for possession of meth.


Alice Trindle, Sumpter Valley Railroad honored at tourism awards conference

Alice Trindle of Haines, the executive director of the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, received the annual Governor’s Tourism Award Sunday.


Spring? Winter?

Wild weather week ahead for Baker County 

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Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald Wild currant bushes have burst into bloom, a sure sign of spring. But in Baker County, so is a snowstorm.

By Jayson Jacoby

jjacoby@bakercityherald

Spring, the season that can’t make up its mind, will take Baker County residents on a weather rollercoaster this week.

And it’s likely to be a wild ride — the kind that kids can’t get on unless they’re as tall as the plywood cutout propped next to the entry gate.

Today, southerly winds will propel warm air into the area push temperatures into the upper 60s. 


Salem man killed in crash on I-84

A Salem man was killed and seven other people were hurt, one seriously, early Sunday morning when the van in which they were riding slid on an icy section of Interstate 84 near La Grande and rolled several times.


Lawsuit costs city over $67,000

Legal fees paid to defend a lawsuit against Baker City amount to $17,299.66 according to City Manager Mike Kee.

Baum Smith LLC, the firm representing the city, may reduce that fee.


Baker’s Bargain?

Our water bills are average, but sewer rates are relatively cheap

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S. John Collins / Baker City Herald

By Joshua Dillen

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How do Baker City’s water and sewer rates stack up to the rest of the state?

Generally speaking, Baker City residents fare well when it comes to paying for what goes down the drain.

The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) recently released the results of its 2014 Water Rate Survey.


Ballots in the mail April 29

Ballots for the May 19 election will be mailed to local voters on April 29.


Bill designating section of Highway 7 in honor of Mabry Anders passes Oregon House unanimously

SALEM— The Oregon House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill to designate a section of Oregon Highway 7 near Baker City as "Mabry Anders Memorial Highway" in honor of the Baker City soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 27, 2012, at age 21.


Ferrioli wants recreational pot sales to start July 1

State officials don't expect recreational sales outlets to open until late 2016

State Sen. Ted Ferrioli, the John Day Republican whose district includes Baker City, where the City Council last month voted to ban all commercial sale of marijuana, said this week he thinks the state should allow recreational sales of pot in medical marijuana dispensaries starting July 1. 


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