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Blazing A Trail

New section of the Leo Adler Memorial Parkway will run from Myrtle Street to trailhead near Wade Williams

Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald The new section of the Leo Adler Memorial Parkway will follow the Powder River south from Myrtle Street before veering east toward a new trailhead, near the southeast corner of Wade Williams Park, that will have 11 parking spaces, a picnic table, benches and trees.

By Jayson Jacoby

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Baker City’s longest path is getting, well, longer.

But walkers will have to wait until summer to stroll the newest segment of the Leo Adler Memorial Parkway (LAMP).

Woman hopes to find owner of twins’ photos

Submitted photo Ivy Nelson of Baker City hopes to find the owner of a series of photos of these twin girls.

By Lisa Britton

For the Baker City Herald

Ivy Nelson just wants the photos to find a proper home.

Residents ask city to limit herbicide usage

Speakers urge Council to ban use of some weed-killers in public places in the city

By Joshua Dillen

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Several citizens asked the Baker City Council Tuesday to ban the use of some herbicides in parks and other public spaces.

Huntington man sentenced to prison for drug crimes

A Huntington man will spend five years in prison for selling methamphetamine in Baker and Grant counties.
Chet Schisler, 32, pleaded guilty to selling meth within 1,000 feet of a school in Baker County.

Drug dog helps Baker City Police find meth

Turbo, Baker City's drug-detecting dog, helped Baker City Police find methamphetamine that led to the arrest of a local woman Monday morning.

Police arrested Heather Nicole Govern, 25, 3670 Ninth Drive, for possession of meth.

Alice Trindle, Sumpter Valley Railroad honored at tourism awards conference

Alice Trindle of Haines, the executive director of the Eastern Oregon Visitors Association, received the annual Governor’s Tourism Award Sunday.

Spring? Winter?

Wild weather week ahead for Baker County 

Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald Wild currant bushes have burst into bloom, a sure sign of spring. But in Baker County, so is a snowstorm.

By Jayson Jacoby


Spring, the season that can’t make up its mind, will take Baker County residents on a weather rollercoaster this week.

And it’s likely to be a wild ride — the kind that kids can’t get on unless they’re as tall as the plywood cutout propped next to the entry gate.

Today, southerly winds will propel warm air into the area push temperatures into the upper 60s. 

Salem man killed in crash on I-84

A Salem man was killed and seven other people were hurt, one seriously, early Sunday morning when the van in which they were riding slid on an icy section of Interstate 84 near La Grande and rolled several times.

Lawsuit costs city over $67,000

Legal fees paid to defend a lawsuit against Baker City amount to $17,299.66 according to City Manager Mike Kee.

Baum Smith LLC, the firm representing the city, may reduce that fee.

Baker’s Bargain?

Our water bills are average, but sewer rates are relatively cheap

S. John Collins / Baker City Herald

By Joshua Dillen

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How do Baker City’s water and sewer rates stack up to the rest of the state?

Generally speaking, Baker City residents fare well when it comes to paying for what goes down the drain.

The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) recently released the results of its 2014 Water Rate Survey.

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