Lorene Colton: 77, a longtime Baker Valley resident, died Feb. 10, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. Services are under the direction of Coles Tribute Center. If one wishes to light a candle in memory of Lorene, go to


Mark Edward Freeman: Celebration of his life, 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to one of these charities: Crossroads, Eastern Oregon Regional Theater, The YMCA or The Bobcat Foundation through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Mark or to offer condolences to his family, go to

James R. “Jim” Sherman: Memorial service with military honors will take place March 3 at 11 a.m. at the Elkhorn Baptist Church, 3520 Birch St., with Pastor Tim Fisher officiating. Following the service, a reception will take place at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St. To light a candle for James or to leave a condolence for his family, go to


Baker City Police

INTERFERING WITH MAKING A REPORT: Brandon James Baltzell, 22, of 2785 Second St., 10:14 a.m. Sunday, at his home; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

BAKER COUNTY JUSTICE COURT WARRANT: Vernon Paul Dykstra, 32, of 3995 Myrtle St., 3:45 p.m. Friday, at the Sheriff’s Office; cited and released.