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Former Extension building to be torn down

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S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Once the home of Baker County Parole & Probation and Baker County Weed Control, the former OSU Extension Service building on Grove Street is being taken down.
By Chris Collins

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The green metal building that has stood at 2610 Grove St. for about a half century will be coming down soon as part of a land exchange between Baker County and the National Guard Armory.

Road Department employees will be dismantling the building and using the materials to construct a new building on the Road Department grounds, said Fred Warner Jr., Baker County Commission chair.

The Grove Street site will be turned over to the armory in exchange for 1.2 acres across the street from the Baker County Event Center at 2600 East St. The property is currently used as part of the National Guard’s motor pool compound. 


Honoring veterans

Braced for the wintry wind Tuesday, John Atkinson listens intently as speaker Jeff Heiser addresses those who came to observe Veterans Day outside the Baker County Courthouse. (S. John Collins/Baker City Herald)
 

By Joshua Dillen

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A crowd of about 50 people endured the chilly morning air to hear Jeff Heiser honor Veterans at the Baker County Courthouse Tuesday morning.

Heiser, 57, is a Navy veteran who has devoted 13 years of his life to active and reserve military service.

He traveled from his fair weather home in Florida to speak about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide and addiction among veterans.

Since his arrival last week, Heiser has given 13 presentations to Eastern Oregonians.

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


Groves purchase Nelson Real Estate

By Joshua Dillen

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Nelson Real Estate is entering a new era.

Longtime and top-producing agents for the company, Jim and Mary Jo Grove, bought the business from Mike Nelson. 

The deal closed on Oct. 1.

“It was just time. It was kind of a natural transition for us to take it over,” Mary Jo Grove said.

The couple will run the real estate side of the business while Nelson will retain ownership of the property management portion of the agency.

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


UPDATED Winter Weather Advisory forecast for Thursday

The National Weather Service has updated the winter weather advisory for snow in Baker County.  The advisory has been moved to begin later Thursday morning last through Friday morning.  The winter weather advisory is now between 10 a.m. PST Thursday to 4 a.m. PST Friday, November 14.


Snow amounts are predicted from two to four inches in the valley, with winds of five to 15 miles per hour. With temperatures predicted to remain below freezing Wednesday and Thursday, it is likely there will be periods of snow-covered roads and limited visibility. For current weather and travel conditions, check links at Baker Valley Weather and Roads.  

 

   


Riding the range

 

Cattle owned by the Phillips Ranch graze in Range Rider Country near Summit Point Lookout area in northeastern Baker County. (Photo courtesy of Wade Joseph)

By Joshua Dillen

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Cattle in Baker County can rest a little easier these days-.

A new program to prevent them from becoming a possible feast for wolves has been put in place.

The Range Rider Program was implemented last August to help prevent sheep and cattle kills by wolves.

Whitney Collins, district manager of the Baker County Soil and Water Conservation District, oversees the program. The county approached Collins to administer the program several months ago.

“What we are trying to do is prevent wolf kills, “Collins said. “So we hired a range rider, an independent contractor, to go to work for us.”

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


Abell is Council write-in winner

By Chris Collins

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Rosemary Abell is the apparent winner of a write-in election to fill the fourth seat on the Baker City Council.

Abell, who was promoted as a write-in candidate by Baker County Democrats,  garnered 537 votes under various spellings of her name, according to unofficial results released by Baker County Clerk Tami Green Friday afternoon.

“There is an allowance in statute for misspellings,” Green said. “They don’t take away from a vote.”

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


County talks sage grouse


By Joshua Dillen

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A state official talked with Baker County Commissioners Wednesday about how county officials can prepare for a possible listing of the sage grouse as a threatened or endangered species.

Jon Jinings, community services specialist from the  Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD), said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is going to make a decision within the next 12 months whether to list the sage grouse.

“The state position is we don’t want that to happen,” Jinings told commissioners.

He also said the department is working to demonstrate that the listing is not needed in Oregon — at least not in Baker County.


ELECTION 2014: How Baker County voted compared with statewide totals


U.S. SENATOR

OREGON  TOTALS

Jeff Merkley, D — 683,033

Monica Wehby, R — 470,432

BAKER COUNTY

Merkley — 2,331

Wehby — 4,229


It's official: Harvey wins; no need to count write-in votes


Bill Harvey will replace Fred Warner Jr. as chairman of the Baker County Board of Commissioners in January.

This outcome was semi-official even before county officials tallied votes Tuesday.

Harvey, having beaten Warner by 500 votes in the Republican primary in May, was the only candidate listed on the ballot.

Warner said publicly that he would accept another term were he elected as a write-in candidate, but he did not campaign.

And Tuesday's results made the matter clear.

Harvey received 4,586 votes, and there were a total of 1,525 write-in votes.

That insurmountable gap means there's no reason to individually count the write-in vote to see how many were for Warner, County Clerk Tami Green said this morning.

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


Bentz re-elected to State House


Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, has been easily re-elected to the Oregon House of Representatives for District 60, which includes Baker County.

In Baker County results only, Bentz tallied 5,108 votes to Democratic challenger Peter Hall's 1,341 votes. Hall lives in Haines. 


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