>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald print edition

view all Baker City Herald print publications »

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News

Long hours, short films


Read more...
“Party Life,” a music video, was one of 12 films entered in the second-annual “We Like’Em Short” film festival this weekend at the Eltrym Theater.
By LISA BRITTON
For the Baker City Herald

The filmmakers gathered, eager to see their work on the big screen.

Most of them, anyway.

“If you’re like me, you stare at your feet during the film festival,” Tyler Schlipf, 17, said, describing how he handled seeing “Party Life.”

That film was one of 12 submitted in the second-annual We Like ’Em Short film festival held Friday and Saturday at the Eltrym Theater.

Submissions had to be 15 minutes or less. The festival was open to filmmakers of any age.


Children's theater to present Robin Hood

 


Read more...
Auditioning for the theater production of Robin Hood this week were, from left, Penelope Linnemyer, Maya Smith, Skye Smith and Thomas Smithson. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr
By LISA BRITTON
For the Baker City Herald

 

It’s a miracle, really, what these two people can accomplish in five days with 53 actors.

And everything — set, costumes, props — must be packed into one small truck.

Does that sound like fun?

Or intimidating?

“It can’t be beat,” said Lauren Wilson, 26.

“This is the best job,” said Bryan Gallagher, 35.

 


Officials discuss possible Resort Street project

 


Read more...
Power and other utility lines could go underground along six blocks of Resort Street between Auburn Avenue and Campbell Street. (Baker City Herald/S. John Collins)

By TERRI HARBER
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

It will all come down to perceived worth.

And Baker City officials hope property owners along Resort Street can see how the section slated for improvement next year would look without power lines running above the sidewalk.

About 25 people attended a work session Tuesday night at Baker City Hall focused on burying utility lines under a section of Resort from Campbell Street to Auburn Avenue.

Getting the utility lines underground is integral to create a “park-like” atmosphere downtown from Main Street to the Powder River, said Mayor Dennis Dorrah.

 


Commercial truckers can now power up with electrical outlets


Read more...
As part of Friday's open house at the Baker Truck Corral, Sharon Banks, CEO and founder of Cascade Sierra Solutions, shows one of the electrical outlets set up for use by truckers and RV travelers.
By TERRI HARBER

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Baker Truck Corral is helping commercial truck drivers abide by a state law soon prohibiting long periods of engine idling.

Two dozen electrical outlets at the business can provide a cleaner, less-expensive source of energy for truckers to power space heaters, air conditioners, televisions and any other small electrical appliances they need inside their cabs during rest periods.


Baker County kids help repair railway bunk car

By ADRIENNE GOODRICH
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Baker County youth are helping repair a bunk car with the Western Railway Preservation Society.
The society works closely with the Sumpter Valley Railway. The two-year-old society repairs and restores railway equipment that is often used by the railway.


Reptile tent is one of quieter fair exhibits

 


By LISA BRITTON
For the Baker City Herald

Read more...
Ty Graven, middle, and Jodi Graven take time out from showing rabbits to look at one of the many snakes on display at the the rescue reptile tent run by Mary Ester Hart. This snake, a Woma python, is endangered in Australia and can grow up to 4 feet long. Its diet consists of rodents, birds and lizards. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr)
This tent is the quietest place at the Baker County Fair.

You can still hear the faint bleating of sheep and squeals of pigs, but the exhibits in this place silently stare.

And hardly move.

“I like quiet things. Nothing in my house makes a sound,” said Mary Esther Hart of Hart’s Reptile World International Reptile Rescue, based in Canby.

She travels around with her educational — and living — exhibits to spread awareness about reptile rescue and adoption.

Most of the rescued reptiles were illegally kept, and others come from drug raids. Recently, also the economy has made it necessary for people to downsize and give up their reptilian pets.

“The couple who had this boa had it for 26 years,” Hart said of the Columbian boa constrictor.


Backyard garden? More like the back 13


Read more...
Valerie Tachenko checks a small part of her big garden near Medical Springs.
By LISA BRITTON
For the Baker City Herald

MEDICAL SPRINGS — In a land of sagebrush, Valerie and Rod Tachenko have created an oasis — 13 acres of vegetables grown for the local community.

And beyond — they ship produce to a Portland buying club every Monday, provide CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) boxes for 29 families, and sell at farmers markets in Baker City, Ontario and La Grande.

The Tachenkos live in Medical Springs, about 25 miles from Baker City.

And the closest market, she says, is their favorite.


Speaking for the Senator


By TERRI HARBER
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Courtney Warner Crowell, a Baker City native, works for U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., as deputy communications director.

Crowell, 28, handles media inquiries for the senator. She is one of four people with this responsibility.

“I love my job — it’s great,” she said. “My role as a spokesperson is to answer questions when he’s not available."


Forest officials watching blaze in Eagle Cap Wilderness


By JAYSON JACOBY
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bret Ruby usually tries to douse wildfires but occasionally he just watches the smoke and flames.

Ruby, who is the fire staff officer for the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, is playing the role of spectator rather than firefighter with regard to a blaze burning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness about 11 air miles east of Cove.

Lightning started the fire on Aug. 3.

It’s burning near the spine of Jim White Ridge.

That’s about a mile and a half west of the Minam River.


City considers parking changes around Brooklyn School


By TERRI HARBER
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baker City Councilors will consider a resolution changing parking restrictions around Brooklyn Primary School during their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 1655 First St.

Officials at Brooklyn want to move the bus loading zone from its current location on Oak Street to the north side of Washington Avenue, in front of the playground.


<< Start < Previous page 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 Next page > End >>

News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Features
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2015 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use