Police chief leaving

Dustin Newman returning to Polk County Sheriff’s Office where he previously worked for 14 years

Baker City Police Chief Dustin Newman will be returning to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office … Read more

Artistic Donation

Painting will be auctioned during Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally

A painting by a renowned artist featuring a Harley-Davidson motorcycle has been donated to the … Read more

News of Record for June 14, 2019

funerals pending Matthew Doud: Memorial service and celebration of Matt’s life will take place Friday, … Read more

Addison settles lawsuit for $155K

Former Baker City journalist sued the city and police chief Wyn Lohner in 2015 alleging retaliation for an editorial he wrote in 2008

Baker City’s insurance company will pay former local journalist Brian Addison $155,000 to settle a … Read more

Summer Stage

This week’s performance is the first of 3 scheduled this summer

Tatjana Moore knows how to work with kids. She toured with Missoula Children’s Theater for … Read more

News of Record for June 12, 2019

funerals pending Matt Doud: Memorial service and celebration of Matt’s life will take place Friday, … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald June 13, 1969 Baker will become host city for 41 … Read more

Commissioners: Ending contract with Greg Smith due to money, not performance

County commissioners say significant drop in lodging tax collections mean county can't continue $96,000 annual contract

Baker County Commission Chairman Bill Harvey and Commissioner Bruce Nichols say their decision to not … Read more

Stadium Upgrades

Crews repairing rail at grandstand, installing new sound system

East-West Shrine All-Star Football fans and those attending Baker High School home football games will … Read more

News of Record for June 10, 2019

DEATHS Lucille Hermsen: 93, of Baker City, died June 7, 2019, at Juniper Meadows in … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald June 10, 1969 A sharp pencil was used by the … Read more

11-year-old found safe after night in the mountains

Searchers found 11-year-old hiker Helaman Garcia in good health early Sunday morning after an overnight … Read more

Hospital’s New Look

A remodel began May 20 to change the emergency department at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker … Read more

Teens charged with graffiti spree at BHS

Two Baker High School freshmen have been charged with one count each of first-degree criminal … Read more

News of Record for June 7, 2019

DEATHS Brenda Elaine Epler: 66, of Baker City and Sumpter, died June 4, 2019, at … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald June 7, 1969 Bruce Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. … Read more

Happy 100th, Haines

Haines Elementary opened its doors when Woodrow Wilson was president and the world was reeling … Read more

News of Record for June 5, 2019

DEATHS Dorothy “Dot” Rager: 96, of Baker City, died June 2, 2019, at Settler’s Park … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald June 6, 1969 Paramount Theatre in Portland will premiere the … Read more

Eastern Oregon Media Group plans to buy Herald

Company, which owns the East Oregonian in Pendleton, the Capital Press and The Astorian, also intends to buy The Observer in La Grande

Two Oregon media companies want to buy most of Western Communications’ community newspapers for a … Read more

A Sunny Send-Off

A sunny weekend finally greeted Baker City, and just in time for Baker High School … Read more

News of Record for June 3, 2019

DEATHS James “Jim” Coleman: 92, of Baker City, died May 31, 2019, at his home. … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald June 3, 1969 Floyd Deardorff and Don Kelso, representing the … Read more

A Blaze’s Benefits

May 10 fire in Washington Gulch designed to curb wildfire threat

Willy Crippen is standing in a patch of black ground, a couple of hip-high, red-needled … Read more

News of Record for May 31, 2019

DEATHS Virginia Melgarejo: 63, of Baker City, died May 29, 2019, at her home with … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald May 31, 1969 Mrs. Clarabell Boyd, 3333 College St., Baker … Read more

Baker School District to hire full-time athletic director

The Baker School District plans to hire a full-time athletic director who would work year-round. … Read more

History Destroyed

HUNTINGTON — The town of Huntington is in mourning this week. The sadness came over … Read more

News of Record for May 29, 2019

DEATHS Leah Lewis: 80, of Baker City, died May 26, 2019, at her home. Gray’s … Read more

From the Baker City Herald's historical files

50YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald May 30, 1969 The major change in the 1969-70 Baker … Read more

Dark Memories

Jim Lampkins served in World War II, Michael Kennedy in Vietnam

Jim Lampkins pauses in his war story, the memories from 75 years ago still raw … Read more

News of Record for May 27, 2019

DEATHS Leland George Wilson: 80, of Baker City, died May 23, 2019, at his home. … Read more

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