Loren Dee Goracke: 78, of Halfway, died June 20, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date, to be announced soon. To light a candle in memory of Loren or to leave a condolence for the family, go to www.grays

Debra DeCeine Bradley: 62, of Baker City, died June 18, 2019, at her home. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends of Baker through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. To light a candle in memory of Debra, go to

funerals pending

Gene Edward Norris: Burial of his urn will take place Friday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery, with military honors. A celebration of his life will follow at the Baker Eagles Club, 2935 H St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. To light a candle in Gene’s memory, or to offer condolences to his family, go to

Amber (Spencer) Baskett: Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, at the Pine Valley Grange in Halfway. The family suggests memorial contributions to Creating Memories (an organization that creates outdoor adventures for children with limitations). This may be done through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispineval

Leah Lewis: Celebration of life, Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. at the Union United Methodist Church, 661 N. Main St.


Baker City Police

Arrests, citations

PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Timothy Kelly Slaney, 30, of 1560 Indiana Ave., No. 109, 2:11 a.m. today at Washington Avenue and Resort Street; jailed.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Travis Cribbs, 33, of 2845 Hughes Lane, Space 1,11:16 p.m. Sunday, in the 1700 block of Valley Avenue; cited and released; police said Cribbs threw a rock at a window of the home of Ricky and Vickie Fields of Baker City.

Baker County Sheriff’s Office

DISORDERLY CONDUCT and RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING: Timber Mitchell, 38, of Halfway, 9:39 p.m. Saturday, on Highway 86 near Halfway; jailed; Sheriff Travis Ash said Mitchell was creating a disturbance at a Halfway business and when he left he drove away in a reckless manner, endangering a passenger in his vehicle.