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Bread drives planned


Ma'Lena Wirth of the Baker School District has organized four more bread drives as part of the FEED program — Feed Everyone Every Day.

These will be at the Episcopal Church, 2177 First St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday in February (19th), March (19th), April (16th)  and May (21st).

Wirth organized a bread drive in December that brought in more than 150 loaves of bread for local food banks.

Volunteers will be stationed outside the church to collect donated bread.

 

Rabies vaccination clinic Wednesday


Baker County veterinarians will sponsor a rabies vaccination clinic Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extension Building, 2600 East St. in Baker City.

Cost is $10 per animal.

Baker City requires dogs to have a rabies vaccination, but cats can also be vaccinated. 

 

Forest Service to build new office in Baker City


 

By Jayson Jacoby

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The U.S. Forest Service will build a new office on part of the space on 11th Street now occupied by multiple modular buildings.

The modulars, at 3285 11th St., are scheduled to be removed in September 2014, and construction on the new building could happen this fall, said Jeff Tomac, Whitman District ranger.

Forest Service officials haven’t approved a final design for the building, but he said the current design calls for a single-story office of slightly more than 3,000 square feet.

Tomac said the estimated cost is around $500,000, although the amount is not final, either.

 

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Second candidate for county clerk

Cindy Carpenter is currently the election deputy for County Clerk Tami Green


Cindy Carpenter, an employee at the Baker County Clerk's office, has filed as a candidate for the clerk's position.

Incumbent Clerk Tami Green announced last week that she won't seek re-election to a fourth term when her current term expires at the end of 2014.

Carpenter works in the clerk's office as management assistant II and election deputy.

She is a Baker High School graduate.

Carpenter joins Marcy Osborn of Baker City as a candidate.

The deadline to file is March 11. 

 

Bentz says ODOT will compare studded, studless snow tires


SALEM — Oregon Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, said the Oregon Department of Transportation will compare the effectiveness of studded tires and non-studded snow tires.

Bentz, who represents Baker County, worked last year to prevent a proposed ban on studded tires in Oregon.

Bentz, who was vice chair of the House Transportation and Economic Development Committee during the 2013 session, said he met last week with ODOT officials and verified that the comparison will include a number of national and international studies comparing studded and studless snow tires on a variety of road conditions.

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Plowing Through

A relatively placid winter suddenly gets busy for local road crews


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Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald It was a busy weekend for Baker County Public Works Department snow-plowing crews.

By Pat Caldwell

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A relatively quiet winter season came to a screeching halt last week when a series of storms careened off the Pacific Ocean and rode roughshod over much of Oregon, and the inclement weather will probably linger through the coming weekend.

“It’s just a series of days in a row. We are still in winter,” Bob Diaz, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service forecasting office in Boise, said Friday.

Even the normally temperate Willamette Valley was bombarbed with a trio of snow and ice storms, the first on Thursday.

Two more major systems — one for tonight and into Tuesday and another slated to hit close to the weekend — will rotate over the state before the weather begins to moderate.

Temperatures will be warmer, though, and Baker Valley could get more rain than snow this week.

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Baker High School graduation rate rises

But Superintendent Walt Wegener says school has "chronic attendance issue"


By Jayson Jacoby

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Baker High School’s graduation rate continues to rise.

But Baker Schools Superintendent Walt Wegener said that improving trend has happened despite what he termed a “chronic attendance issue” at the high school.

In 2013, 80 percent of BHS students graduated on time, according to a report released Thursday by the Oregon Department of Education.

That’s up from 78 percent in 2012, and from 72 percent the previous two years.

Oregon’s statewide average for 2013 was 67 percent.

Although Baker students are graduating at a higher rate than the Oregon average, they’re also missing class much more often.

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Fund set up for family of Powder River Correctional Facility employee


The staff at Powder River Correctional Facility has set up a fund for the family of Bruce Davis, a correctional officer at the minimum-security prison who died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot at his home.

Davis was 50.

He started his career at Powder River in January 1997 as a food services coordinator.

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Quilt Club won't host show during Miners Jubilee


The Baker City Quilt Club has announced that it won't be hosting its annual quilt show during the 2014 Miners Jubilee.

The show has been a fixture of Miners Jubilee for the past 25 years.

"The Quilt Club would like to thank all of the quilters that have shared their special quilts for everyone to enjoy," the club said in a press release Sunday.

 

Marcy Osborn files for county clerk


Marcy Osborn of Baker City has filed as a candidate for Baker County Clerk.

Incumbent Clerk Tami Green announced this week that she won't seek re-election for a fourth term. Green's current term expires at the end of 2014.

Osborn, who is the deputy watermaster for Baker County, graduated from Baker High School in 1996.She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master of education degree from Eastern Oregon University.

 
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