from the Democrat-Herald

December 4, 1967

Betty Heriza, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Heriza of Baker, a senior at St. Francis Academy, was named Baker County’s Junior Miss for 1967-68 following judging and pageant activities Saturday evening at the Baker High School auditorium.


from the Baker City Herald

December 4, 1992

Oregon State Police are investigating a fire that demolished a cabin and an adjacent building at Cornucopia.

Police said the cabin belonged to Stacy Lee Nagy, 2409 Second St. It burned sometime between noon Sunday and 11 p.m. Tuesday.


from the Baker City Herald

December 4, 2007

A Medical Springs rancher found, this fall in the snowy Wallowa Mountains, the first credible evidence that two gray wolves have traveled together in Oregon.

Ron Lay came upon two sets of tracks on Oct. 23 near West Eagle Creek, about 30 miles northeast of Baker City.

Lay reported the tracks to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).


from the Baker City Herald

December 5, 2016

SUMPTER — The Sumpter City Council wants marijuana stores to acquire a permit from the city before opening.

The Council, meeting in an emergency session Friday afternoon, approved the first reading of an ordinance requiring the permit and setting other limits on pot dispensaries, including hours of operation.

The city’s charter requires another reading before the ordinance takes effect.

Two recreational marijuana business — The Golden Nugget and Coughie Pot dispensaries — are in the process of becoming licensed by the OLCC and expect to be open on Mill Street in Sumpter in January.

City Councilor Greg Lucas said Friday that councilors had not expected the dispensaries to be open so soon, which prompted Friday’s emergency meeting.