Donald Eugene Phelps: 78, of Unity, died Jan. 24, 2019, at his home. Coles Tribute Center is in charge of arrangements.


Edward L. Dove: Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, with a reception following at the St. Francis de Sales Cathedral Parish Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem House of Bread through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Ed, go to

Steven Valentine: Celebration of his life, Saturday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. at the Baker City VFW Hall, 2005 Valley Ave. In the spring, a graveside military service will take place, the date and time to be announced later. The family suggests memorial contributions to Best Friends of Baker through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispine

Virginia Anderson: Traditional funeral service and celebration of her life, Friday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Halfway. Interment and dedication of the grave will follow at Pine Haven Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family following the interment for a reception at the church. For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Ginnie, the family suggests either the LDS Charities or the Pine Eagle Education Foundation through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

FUGITIVE (out-of-state warrant): Sydne Presten Baltzell, 20, 1725 Ash St., 1:43 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell and 14th streets; jailed.

PROBATION VIOLATION, PAROLE VIOLATION, THIRD-DEGREE RAPE (warrant arrest): Travis Anthony Whiting-Good, 23, 3975 Campbell St., 12:21 a.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Main Street; jailed.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Arrests, citations

ASSAULT IV IN THE PRESENCE OF MINORS: Everett Christopher Gottardi, 43, of Huntington, 3:45 p.m. Monday, at his home; jailed.

FAILURE TO APPEAR (Malheur County warrant): Alan William Wolfe, 31, of Ontario, 8:26 a.m. Monday at the Baker County Jail where he is being held on another charge.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

Accident reports

At about 4:03 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84, about 5 miles north of Baker City, a Ford F350 pickup truck driven by Rich Wayne Carroll, 48, of Baker City, left the roadway and rolled in the median. Carroll told police he had fallen asleep. He was taken by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. No other information about his condition was available in time for this report.