Donna Brackin: 80, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 28, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Arrangements are under the direction of Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Online condolences may be made at


Jeffery Givens: A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Baker City Christian Church, 675 Highway 7. Pastor Jesse Whitford will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in Jeff’s memory or to offer condolences to the family, go to

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Colton: Recitation of the rosary will be Friday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets in Baker City. A funeral Mass will Saturday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, followed by a luncheon in the church basement. For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Gerald, the family suggests The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund or any charity of their choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

FAILURE TO PERFORM DUTIES OF A DRIVER IN AN ACCIDENT: Brandon Allen Chase, 28, 2601 Court Ave., 9:43 a.m. Thursday at Sixth and A streets; jailed.

PAROLE VIOLATION: Daniel Jason Blood, 34, Baker City, 8:19 p.m. Thursday at 10th and G streets; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT: Julia Louise Keyes-Brandt, 36, 2129 Seventh St., 8:22 a.m. Thursday at the sheriff’s office; jailed.