From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald August 17, 1969 William R. Brown, Pacific Northwest Bell’s Eastern … Read more

Progressing on the pipeline

Baker City’s long-term project to replace the nearly century-old, leak-prone concrete pipe that carries drinking … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 16, 2019

FUNERAL PENDING Daniel Keister: Memorial service, noon, Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Haines Baptist Church, … Read more

A Decade On Stage

Lexie Flanagan will don a costume Friday night and put her all into bringing her … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 14, 2019

Deaths Gerald “Gerry” Teixeira: 78, of Baker City, died Aug. 7, 2019, at his home. … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald August 15, 1969 A portion of Baker County, formerly in … Read more

Fire suppression strategies evolving on Wallowa-Whitman

Officials explore new ways to allow flames to perform historic role

Fire officials from the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest have pulled a new tool from their belts … Read more

Bending Fenders

Megan Langan always wanted to compete in a demolition derby. Saturday night at the Baker … Read more

Forest Service close to containing second lightning fire in Eagle Cap Wilderness

Agency using different strategy on this fire than on another burning deeper in the wilderness

Fire crews expect to contain a lightning-sparked fire burning near the edge of the Eagle … Read more

Blue-green algae advisory for Hells Canyon Reservoir

Southwest District Health (SWDH) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued a … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald August 12, 1969 Sumpter children are faced with another 10-hour … Read more

Baker City man sentenced to prison in toddler son's accidental death

Peter Mankins pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the 2018 death of his 2-year-old son

A Baker City man whose two-year-old son fatally shot himself in November 2018 has pleaded … Read more

Ready for the Ring

Abby Graven sits quietly, awaiting her turn to show her steer, Rambo, at the Baker … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 9, 2019

Deaths Derrick Austin Coates: 32, of Baker City, died Aug. 5, 2019, near Baker City. … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald August 9, 1969 Bow and arrow hunting of the Elkhorn … Read more

Lightning sparks 3 fires in Baker City watershed

Crews are working on the largest of the blazes, estimated at 3 acres

A potent thunderstorm that swept across the Elkhorn Mountains and Baker Valley Wednesday night spawned … Read more

Baker man charged with possessing sexual images involving child

A Baker City man is charged with a felony for possessing electronic images of sexually … Read more

Crews make 'significant progress' on Pole fire north of Huntington

The 469-acre Pole fire about 10 miles north of Huntington has not grown in the … Read more

The Show Goes On

Evie Davis sits on a bale of hay looking through a book for the name … Read more

News of Record for Aug. 7, 2019

Deaths Daniel Dale Keister: 55, of Wichita, Kansas, and a former Baker City resident, died … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald August 8, 1969 Sue Thomas of Baker City received the … Read more

Fire north of Huntington crosses control lines

BLM calling in more resources to work on lightning-sparked fire

A lightning-sparked wildfire north of Huntington crossed control lines Monday night and has burned an … Read more

Helicopter drops water on Eagle Cap Wilderness fire

Officials aren't trying to extinguish the lightning-sparked blaze, but rather to limit its spread

Forest Service fire managers ordered a helicopter to drop water along the western and southern … Read more

Trees and Teaching

Drew Terteling walked by the poster half a dozen times before one word caught his … Read more

Baking Business

Sweet Wife Baking plans to move from its current location at 2080 Resort St. to … Read more

Body of missing Baker City man found

Sheriff Travis Ash confirms the body was that of Derrick Austin Coates

The body of Derrick Austin Coates, a 32-year-old Baker City man missing since July 26, … Read more

Fire near Huntington jumps control lines

Pole fire, started by lightning, has burned more than 130 acres

A lightning-sparked wildfire north of Huntington crossed control lines Monday night and has burned more … Read more

Eagle Cap fire grows

A fire sparked by lightning last month in the Eagle Cap Wilderness has grown to … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald August 5, 1969 Sumpter’s Duane Defrees, an all-star on the … Read more

Search turns up no sign of Coates

Baker City man was last seen July 26

Trained tracking dogs joined a cadre of human searchers Sunday but the day-long effort failed … Read more

News of Record for August 5, 2019

Deaths Angela “Angie” Kirby: 43, of Haines, died Aug. 2, 2019, at Grande Ronde Hospital … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald August 2, 1969 Circuit Court Judge Lyle R. Wolff announced … Read more

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