>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

3 finalists for school superintendent include South Baker principal


By Chris Collins

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

Betty Palmer, South Baker Intermediate School principal for the past six years, is one of three finalists chosen by the Baker School Board as a possible  replacement for Superintendent Walt Wegener.

In addition to Palmer, the board chose Mark Witty, longtime superintendent of Grant School District No. 3 at John Day and Robert Vian from Orofino, Idaho. 

Directors will interview the three finalists during a half-day session starting about noon on Friday, Feb. 20. The day will end with a community open house at the Baker High School Commons from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 


Off To Africa

Madison Hatfield, a 16-year-old Baker High School junior, raised $9,000 so she could study in Ghana, Africa


Read more...
S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Madison Hatfield of Baker City is traveling to Ghana, Africa, as an exchange student.

By Joshua Dillen

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

“Experiences are more important than possessions.” 

That’s Madison Hatfield’s motto these days as the 16-year-old Baker City girl embarks on a trip to a foreign country more than 7,250 miles away.

Hatfield has raised $9,000 for her trip to Tema, a town in Ghana, Africa, where she will be a foreign exchange student.


Mosier elected Baker City mayor

MIke Downing elected as vice mayor 


Read more...
Kim Mosier, left, and Mike Downing

By Joshua Dillen

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

Baker City, we have a new mayor.

After new councilors Rosemary Abell, Ben Merrill, Mack Augenfeld and Jim Thomas took their oaths of office Tuesday evening at City Hall, the first order of business was the selection of a new mayor.

Merrill nominated Councilor Mike Downing, and Augenfeld nominated Councilor Kim Mosier.

Mosier was elected as mayor with five votes — herself, Richard Langrell, Abell, Augenfeld and Thomas.


Who’ll be the mayor?

Baker City Council, with 4 new members, will elect a mayor when it meets Tuesday night


By Joshua Dillen

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

Swearing will take place Tuesday night at City Hall.

Swearing in, that is.

No profanity allowed.

Ben Merrill, Mack Augenfeld, James Thomas and Rosemary Abell will take their oaths of office and become Baker City’s newest city councilors.


Public’s Power

80 people attend two open houses on Idaho Power Co.’s proposed Boardman To Hemingway Power Line Project


Read more...
Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald A display at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center includes depictions of what the Boardman to Hemingway power line would look like from the Center depending on the line’s route.

By Joshua Dillen

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

About 80 people turned out for a pair of open houses that the BLM hosted last week in Baker County concerning the proposed Boardman to Hemingway power line (B2H).

Idaho Power Company wants to build the 500-kv line through Northeastern Oregon and Southern Idaho because its current transmission system is at capacity.

BLM is the lead federal agency and will play a major role in deciding the line’s route, which will cross both public and private land.

Officials from BLM, Idaho Power, U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) were on hand Thursday in Baker City and Friday in Durkee to answer questions about the project, which has been in the works since 2007.


Radon Risks

State study shows Baker City homes have moderate risk of containing elevated levels of cancer-causing gas


Read more...
S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Radon test kits are relatively inexpensive, usually $12 to $25, although some require an extra fee of about $30 for lab results.

By Jayson Jacoby

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

A new Oregon study says homes in the Baker City area have a moderate risk of containing elevated levels of radon, a radioactive gas that is a primary cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

The study includes results from radon testing in 27 buildings in the 97814 ZIP code.

That includes Baker City as well as some surrounding areas.


County adds ‘snowbulance’ to rescue tools


Read more...
Photo Courtesy MicroConn Inc. Baker County Search and Rescue’s new sled, called a “snowbulance,” like the one in the photo, will arrive in Baker City in a few weeks.

By Joshua Dillen

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

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue unit will soon be getting another “snowbulance.” 

A snowbulance is a rescue sled on skis used to transport victims out of the wilderness.

The snow ambulance will increase the Search and Rescue unit’s ability to get accident victims out of the backcountry as quickly and as comfortably as possible.


Alarming Problem

Third Accidental Activation Of Brooklyn School Alarm


By Chris Collins

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

Police and school administrators were called to Brooklyn Primary School Monday on the third false alarm in just a little more than four months.

Superintendent Walt Wegener said an alarm fob was activated when “somebody hugged somebody really hard.”

Doug Dalton, the district’s chief financial officer who also oversees security, student and staff safety, and risk management, said “compression” that places weight on the fob has been identified as the cause of most of the false alarms that have taken place since the system was installed.


Harvey grabs the reins


By Joshua Dillen

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

Bill Harvey has taken the reins this week as chairman of the Baker County Board of Commissioners.

He is taking a break from his contracting business to help manage the affairs of the county for the next four years.

Harvey was unopposed in the November election after defeating three-term incumbent Fred Warner Jr. in the Republican primary in May.


School superintendent says 'hug' caused panic alarm activation at Brooklyn Primary

The accidental activation of the alarm this morning was the third such incident this school year 


By Chris Collins

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

Police and school administrators were called to Brooklyn Primary School today on the third false alarm in just a little more than four months.

Superintendent Walt Wegener said an alarm fob was activated when “somebody hugged somebody really hard.”

He had no other details about the false alarm.

Police and other emergency workers and school district employees were called to the building at 1350 Washington Ave. at 11:12 a.m. Brooklyn School houses about 450 students in Grades K-3 and a staff of about 35.

Wegener said the system has been turned off until the glitch is fixed.

See more in Wednesday's issue of the Baker City Herald. 


<< Start < Previous page 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 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