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Car hits pedestrian in crosswalk

Police are continuing to investigate a crash that injured a pedestrian who was hit by a car as he traveled in the crosswalk across Campbell and Clark streets this morning.


Honoring our Vets

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S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Commander Bobby Henshaw spoke Wednesday about school-aged children and the respect they've shown to veterans in Baker City.

By Joshua Dillen

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On Veterans Day one local veteran is impressed and amazed at how much children honor and recognize those who have served this country.

“To me, I look to the youth,” said Sgt. Bobby Henshaw, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3048 commander, as he neared the end of his speech to a crowd of about 40 people gathered on the  Courthouse lawn.


Middle School says ĎLetís do breakfastí

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S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Baker Middle School students, Adrianna Gatley, center, and Winter Cloye, take advantage of the breakfast offerings earlier this week. Alayna Carpenter, BMS employee, keeps track of the number of students participating and what they take. Monday's breakfast was a breakfast burrito, apple and milk.

By Chris Collins

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The Baker Bulldog mascot was on hand to send out a“Let’s Do Breakfast” message to middle school students Monday.

The school is one of more than 30 in Oregon representing 12,000 students competing in the School Breakfast Challenge in an effort to bring more kids to the table for a morning meal. 


Council looks at Y repair


By Joshua Dillen

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The Baker City Council considered a partnership that would fund repairs at Sam-O Swim Center when it met Tuesday night.

Randy Daugherty, Budget Committee chair and Baker Garage owner, proposed to the Council that the City, the Sam-O Committee, the YMCA and a private group organized by Daugherty each contribute up to $3,000 apiece to replace the showers, with the City being responsible for any costs over $12,000 to repair the showers.


Air Force veteran didnít imagine nuclear war

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By Jayson Jacoby

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Dan Labonte didn’t believe nuclear war would ever break out between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

But he had to pretend that it would.

 

 


Commission delists wolves

By Pat Caldwell

WesCom News Service

The ruling Monday by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to remove the modest wolf population from the state Endangered Species Act ignited criticism from conservation groups, but in terms of management of the animals not much is going to change.

“The decision doesn’t have any immediate changes on wolf management in Oregon. People need to realize that wolves are still protected in Oregon,” Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department spokeswoman Michelle Dennehy said.

 


Baker Council to consider pot odor


Before Tuesday’s regular Baker City Council meeting at 7 p.m., there will be a joint City and County Planning Commission public hearing to consider the adoption of an Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) for Interstate 84 Exits 302 and 306 at 6 p.m.

Regular Council Meeting

Several complaints have been received by the police department over the summer regarding the odor of marijuana.

Councilors will discuss options the city has regarding possible ordinances to address the matter.

According to the staff report concerning this agenda item, one resident has had to confine herself indoors due to the odor of marijuana.


Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to ponder whether to delist wolves


By Pat Caldwell

For the Baker City Herald

For Baker County Commissioner Mark Bennett one of the chief sentiments that lingers over the issue of delisting wolves in Oregon is frustration and the notion that a carefully constructed alliance may be crumbling.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) recently recommended that the wolf  population in Oregon be delisted from the state Endangered Species Act. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will ponder the matter today and vote to either keep the animals under the protections of the state ESA or delist them. Now, there are about 83 wolves in 10 packs in the state, including several breeding pairs.


Capaís On Duty

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S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Baker City Police Officer Colton Smith recently received the departmentís new drug-detecting canine, Capa.

Baker City’s New Drug-Detecting Dog Arrives

Baker City Police Department once again has a canine officer.

Capa, a 21-month-old male German shepherd and Belgian Malinois cross, started working Wednesday.

“I’m glad to have (Capa) because it’ll be a great thing for the community,” said his handler, Officer Coleton Smith. “For the guys who are out there transporting dope and causing a bunch of problems in town, this guy is going to help put an end to that kind of stuff.”

The 63-pound drug-detecting dynamo lives to sniff out narcotics.

Smith said Capa is a super high-energy partner who is always working. 

“He’s constantly going,” Smith said.


Heroin-stuffed sock ends up at the Baker jail

When Steven McBride requested that his parents deliver some clean socks and underwear to the Baker County Jail where he’ll be staying for the next few days, he got more than he asked for.

Police Chief Wyn Lohner said McBride’s father arrived at the jail Saturday as his son had requested, but the corrections officer noticed something odd about the pair of socks that was delivered.


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