The Baker City Council on Tuesday, March 14 approved a salary schedule for the city’s 13 nonunion employees that boosts pay by about 6.8% and includes a 5% cost of living raise.
A year ago, Brandy Bruce had her work cut out for her, heading an impromptu effort to revive the summer motorcycle rally that had become a tradition and a major economic boost for Baker City.
The Baker Early Learning Center hosted a student art sale and fundraiser cake raffle on March 3, with several beautifully made cakes up for grabs, but the main attractions lined the walls as s…
A male wolf continued to make nighttime forays into eastern Baker Valley this week to feed on two unburied cow carcasses, a state wildlife biologist said.
The Baker County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during a special meeting March 8 to hire workplace investigator Lori Watson.
A sniper's story: New book chronicles Baker City resident Chuck Mawhinney's experiences as a record-setting Marine Corps sniper during the Vietnam War
Chuck Mawhinney can’t suppress a chuckle as he tells the story about how his name wound up on the cover of a book.
A new state report shows the extent of metals, pesticides and other pollutants found in water, sediment and fish tissue samples taken from 17 rivers and streams across Northeastern Oregon, inc…
A young, lone male wolf has been venturing into the east part of Baker Valley, near the airport, and feeding on the carcasses of two cows over the past several days.
Baker City Police have arrested a third suspect on theft and other charges connected to a local woman’s wallet that went missing in mid February.
Ryan Brecko always seemed happy.
Sarah Sherman knows the community is curious about what’s happening on Flagstaff Hill.
The Baker School District continues to prepare for construction to start on a cafeteria and multipurpose building on the west side of Baker Middle School.
A powerful late winter storm brought heavy snow and high winds to Northeastern Oregon Thursday night, March 9 and into Friday morning, causing an extended closure along Interstate 84.
The Oregon Supreme Court rejected arguments from opponents of the proposed Boardman to Hemingway power transmission line that a state siting council erred in approving the 290-mile project tha…
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University’s online student newspaper, The Voice, may soon be silenced forever.
The condition of Baker City’s streets improved slightly last year, but this statistical blip doesn’t change the bumpy trend that started more than two decades ago.
Edna Harrell sat beside the auction ring as the tradition she started on her family’s Hereford cattle ranch continued for the 44th year.
A free training on how to respond to an active shooter event is planned for Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ballroom at the Baker Tower, 1705 Main St.
Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort shut down its chairlift one hour early on Saturday, March 4 after an employee pushed one of the chairs, which was occupied by one other resort employee, causing t…
Super Fans: For some, Class 1A basketball tournaments at Baker High School are an annual tradition dating back decades
David Mai’s eyes follow the action, groaning when a 3-point shot bounces off the rim and cheering when the Damascus Christian Eagles grab a steal.
For the second straight season — but just the second time in the past quarter century — Baker’s girls and boys basketball teams are among the top eight in the Class 4A ranks.
For Donna Kanyid it all started with a poodle who needed a trim, and a dog groomer who moved away.
Former Baker City Mayor Kerry McQuisten is one of three chief petitioners in a campaign to give Oregon voters a chance to amend the state constitution to allow people to carry a concealed gun …
Northeastern Oregon’s snowpack gained during February.
Alex Sealey is sort of like Santa Claus, except his sleigh weighs 5,300 pounds and is equipped not with runners but with tires taller than some first graders.
Janice Haskell dabs a bit of paint here, then adds some short brushstrokes in black as trees take shape on her canvas.
Baker City Downtown, the nonprofit organization that promotes the city’s historic downtown district, has a new executive director.
Grant County rancher partners with solar energy firm for first large-scale agrivoltaic project in the nation
A Grant County rancher and a solar power company have partnered for a new project that could allow large-scale solar energy production and cattle ranching on the same land for the first time i…
Health care facilities have been given state approval to drop mask requirements for workers, patients and visitors as of April 3, if they desire to do so, the Oregon Health Authority announced…
ELGIN — The Eagle Cap Excursion Train, which offers some of the most scenic rides in the Northwest, is safe to run for another year. But observers worry that mounting maintenance issues jeopar…
As soon as the tiny beak peeks over the box, Tami Foltz can’t help but smile.
LA GRANDE — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued a second permit allowing the killing of up to two more wolves from the High Valley area of Union County.
Groups asks Biden to ban beaver trapping on federal land to gain water, fish and wildlife, and wildfire benefits
A coalition whose members include a Baker City resident is calling on President Joe Biden to issue an executive order banning trapping and hunting of beavers on public land managed by federal …
The Baker City/County Planning Department hosted its first housing availability and affordability open house Feb. 22 at Baker City Hall, and topics included ideas for increasing the housing in…
Baker City’s plan to establish a railroad quiet zone is continuing.
A fundraiser to support at-risk youth in Baker County is set for March 18 at the Baker Elks Lodge.
Jesse Brown, a professional steer wrestler from Baker City who had his best season in 2022, hasn’t lost any momentum in 2023.
A gold miner is seeking permission to expand a placer mining operation along Clarks Creek in southern Baker County.
PENDLETON — A group of scientists and university professors is disputing claims made by environmental activists in a lawsuit over logging certain trees on six national forests in Eastern Orego…
The Baker County Fair Board decided Tuesday, Feb. 21 to hire a college student as a summer intern for the second straight year.
A former Baker City surgeon has given up his Oregon medical license and agreed to never reapply for a license to practice medicine in the state.
Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield lost her father at age nine, and her mother at 14.
Federal agents killed a second wolf on private land in the High Valley area of Union County on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) issued kill permits for…
Baker County continues to have the highest average gasoline price among Oregon’s 36 counties, but the gap has narrowed considerably over the past month.
Riley Shaw’s list of accomplishments has more in common with a novel than with a poem.
Children in Baker City have a chance to imagine how they would change their town in the “If I Were Mayor” contest.
The Haines Stampede honored volunteers and sponsors during the annual appreciation dinner on Feb. 11, 2023.