>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.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News

Quite The Sunday Sight: Shadowed Supermoon

S John Collins/Baker City Herald The moon took on a rusty red tint during the eclipse Sunday night.

Police warn of phone scams

Once again, Lt. Dustin Newman of the Baker City Police is warning community residents that if they receive a phone call offering something too good to be true, it probably is — hang up.

William Olechno, 58, of Baker City, received a phone call this week announcing that he’d won $350,000 in a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. For just a few dollars of his own, delivered through Western Union, the prize would be delivered.

All Aís and Bees

S. John Collins/Baker City Herald Students Gavin Stecher, left, and Zane Bishop, both from South Baker Intermediate, head for the open meadows to catch bugs during a class about insects at Outdoor School Monday afternoon. Sixth-grade students from Baker City, Haines, Keating and North Powder studied various courses this week at Phillips Park, west of town.

144 local sixth-graders swap classrooms for forests and fields

By Chris Collins

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

Give a kid a net to sweep through the grass, an empty jar and an open field and watch the fun begin.

That’s what Janice Cowan is doing this week as she steps away from her desk at the Baker County Extension Office to travel to Outdoor School to teach sixth-graders about insects. 

105, and ready for more

S. John Collins/Baker City Herald Nellie Langlitz celebrated her 105th birthday on Wednesday.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

Nellie Bernice Boyer Langlitz grew up with no electricity, an outhouse and a wood-burning stove her mom used to bake bread every other day.

“I couldn’t get home fast enough to get that crust and homemade butter,” she says, smiling at the memory of that treat.

Nellie was born in 1910 at Hereford, and her family moved to a ranch on Denny Creek when she was 1 month old.

In all her 105 years, she’s never lived outside of Baker County.

Commission accepts plan

By Joshua Dillen

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

Baker County finally has a Natural Resource Plan.

After failing to adopt the plan, which the Baker County Natural Resource Committee (NRAC) has worked on for several months, the County Commission unanimously accepted it Thursday at a special meeting.

Scuffle during County Commission meeting

There was a scuffle at the Baker County Commission meeting this morning.

Gary Dielman was leaving the Commission Chambers at the Courthouse after expressing his objection to explicitly Christian prayers during Commission meetings.

Dielman said he couldn’t stay for discussion on the topic because he had a doctor’s appointment for his broken wrist.

D.A.: Co-sleeping a 'significant factor' in baby's death

“Positional asphyxiation with co-sleeping as a significant factor” caused the death of a 5 1/2-month-old Baker City baby Sunday, District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff said today.

That was the finding of an autopsy Monday conducted by the state Medical Examiners Office in Portland.

Morgan Lee Mawhinney, the son of Lindsey Nelson, 27, and Donald Mawhinney, 36, died at his home at 1505 East St.

Shirtcliff said the child was sleeping in his parents’ bed with them when he moved off the bed and into a position that left him unable to breathe.

The Baker County Major Crime Team was called to investigate and the baby’s body was sent to Portland Monday for the autopsy.

The death is still under review, Shirtcliff said.

In & Out sign gone

Who bought a longtime Baker City burger business and removed its iconic sign? And why?

Answers are elusive.

After being sold last month, the In & Out drive-in at 2990 10th St. is closed and without the familiar red and yellow landmark featuring an ice cream cone and a hamburger.

The sign was removed Tuesday morning by Lytle Signs Inc. of Meridian, Idaho.

Cross Off The List

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service A male sage grouse inflates its air sacs and flares its tail feathers during the speciesí annual spring breeding ritual.

Sage Grouse Won’t Be Deemed A Threatened Or Endangered Species

On the last day of a summer dominated by bad news, most of it related to wildfires, Baker County Commissioner Mark Bennett was ecstatic to get some good news.

The announcement Tuesday that the federal government will not list the sage grouse as a threatened or endangered species is no minor triumph, either, said Bennett, who has led the county’s effort to avoid federal protection for the bird.

“This is exciting,” he said. “This means they listened to us and all the work was not in vain. That really takes a weight off."

County reviews drug cases

As OSP investigates misconduct at crime lab

Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff said today that his office will be reviewing 250 cases dating back to 2007 that might be affected by an investigation of an Oregon State Police lab analyst working in Bend.

Shirtcliff said he was notified of the impact the investigation could have on Baker County last week by the OSP Forensic Services Division.

<< Start < Previous page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next page > End >>

Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
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