The cause of a fire that damaged a south Baker City house Sunday night is under investigation, Fire Chief John Clark said today.
Two Baker City residents escaped injury Friday evening by jumping out of a pickup truck before it was struck by a Union Pacific freight train near Haines.
Baker County Commissioners on Wednesday resumed their discussion about a disputed locked gate on a road through private property near Lookout Mountain in east Baker County.
Carol Phillips made big progress this week on the restoration of the historic Haskell Building on Main Street.
The Baker City Planning Commission voted 5-2 Wednesday to deny Verizon Wireless’ application to build a 70-foot cellphone tower on the north side of town.
A pit bull visiting from Lakewood, Washington, that attacked a toy schnauzer as the smaller dog walked on a leash with his owner through a south Baker City neighborhood last month has been des…
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., has opened an Eastern Oregon field office in Suite 504 at the Baker Tower, 1705 Main St. in Baker City.
When the first snow of the season fell Monday in Baker City, some took the time to enjoy it.
Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative will return $3.5 million capital credits to its members this month.
A man convicted of a double murder in Baker County more than 40 years ago died Wednesday morning in the infirmary at the Oregon State Penitentiary, where he was serving a life sentence.
A Baker City forestry consultant who helped landowners deal with the aftermath of the 2015 Cornet/Windy Ridge fire, the largest blaze in Baker County history, is featured in a new video produc…
It’s a good time to be a holiday shopper in Oregon.
Declining revenue from the two Baker County parks on Brownlee Reservoir due in part to low water levels and blooms of toxic algae has county officials looking for other ways to raise money to …
Baker County’s unemployment rate remains near record low levels, a trend that dates to 2016.
A Baker County man was arrested Monday morning after he allegedly assaulted his mother during an argument at the family’s home along Highway 86 about 25 miles east of Baker City.
Baker City Police have arrested a 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting multiple boys younger than 14.
A pair of snowstorms, one starting the day before Thanksgiving and the other two days after the holiday, have kept snowplowing crews from the Baker City Public Works Department busy.
Baker City’s historic Ison House is under new ownership and will soon be open to the public as the Ison House Bed & Brew.
HAINES — Stacy Dinger is creating a winter wonderland one piece of junk mail at a time.
It starts with a “bug me” list.
A powerful Pacific storm is forecast to bring heavy snow and gusty winds to most of Eastern Oregon, including Baker County, tonight and continuing into Wednesday, one of the busiest travel day…
Iliene Hatch watches the soaring Sitka spruce in her yard surrender to the final spurt from the chain saw and her emotions, as the saw’s two-cycle chatter goes silent, are mixed.
The Baker City Police Department’s second-ever Shop with a Hero event is scheduled Friday, Dec. 6.
PENDLETON — After taking a step back this spring from updating the long-term management plans for the three national forests in the Blue Mountains after 15 years of trying, the U.S. Forest Ser…
David Seacord hopes to create a new Thanksgiving tradition in Baker City by hearkening to the holiday’s origin.
Admission will be free for all visitors to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center during December.
A car that police believe was stolen Sunday during a robbery in Baker City was recovered by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday at Haines.
The Baker School Board alloted 25 minutes on its agenda Thursday night to accept public input about a proposed bond measure set to go before voters in May.
A former favorite spot for nightlife in Baker City is getting a royal makeover just in time for the Christmas parade and tree-lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Autumn weather that careened between extremes has had a profound effect on prescribed burning plans on public lands in Northeastern Oregon.
The Powder River Sportsmen’s Club’s annual turkey shoot is set for Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Club’s Virtue Flat range, about six miles east of Baker City and about one mile…
Baker Middle School has announced its first quarter honor roll. The list published on Page 3A of Wednesday’s issue of the Baker City Herald was incomplete as the initial list posted by BMS ina…
Recycling remains a challenge in Baker County, but a proposed test project could turn some types of trash into compost rather than burying it in the landfill.
Baker County’s abnormally arid autumn was interrupted early Tuesday.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a Huntington couple a total of $48,700 for burning an abandoned house one of them owned in Huntington without properly dealing with hou…
A Baker City man who police say is a suspect in multiple person crimes in the city is being held at the Baker County Jail on charges ranging from illegal weapon possession and drug crimes to f…
A Baker City man was arrested Tuesday for threatening another man with a weapon and stealing his car.
The Baker School Board is inviting public comment this week on an 11-member committee’s recommendation to seek voter approval in May 2020 of a bond measure to raise money to improve schools.
The Baker County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team spent several hours searching for a Bremerton, Washington, hunter in the Wallowa Mountains northeast of Baker City Sunday before finding him s…
An unoccupied house in south Baker City was damaged when a fire burning in the wall behind a wood stove traveled into the ceiling sending smoke throughout the house early Saturday morning.
The Baker School District’s 2018-19 report card issued recently is again skewed by scores from students across the state who attend Baker Charter Schools.
The Baker Community Orchestra will have its fall concert Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Baker High School auditorium, 2500 E St. There is no admission charge, and all are welcome.
Baker City has never needed a fifth digit to express its population.
The Sumpter City Council voted this afternoon to fire three city employees who had been on paid administrative leave since this spring.
Visitors to the Baker County Library will see several additions to a favorite work and reading area.
The Baker City Planning Commission heard more testimony Wednesday about a proposed 70-foot-tall cell tower in north Baker City, but commissioners didn’t take any action on the request from Ver…
A Baker City man who pointed part of a plastic toy gun that appeared to be real at a driver traveling along Hughes Lane Tuesday afternoon remains in custody today on multiple charges.
Two La Grande groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the proposed Boardman-to-Hemingway power transmission line, which would run through Baker and Union counties.
The Baker City Planning Commission continued its discussion tonight about Verizon Wireless' application to build a 70-foot-tall cell tower north of the Baker County Fairgrounds, but planners d…
Carmen Ott wants to find a loving home for every dog that comes her way, but sometimes that’s not the hardest part.
A Portland man who was seriously injured when his vehicle landed in the bottom of a ravine off Kleinschmidt Grade on the Idaho side of Hells Canyon last week has been released from St. Alphons…
More than 50 people who support a proposal to stop freight trains from blowing their whistles at crossings in Baker City made their case to the City Council Tuesday night.
A bright Monday morning greeted a group of veterans, their families, and civilians who gathered outside the Baker County Courthouse for a Veterans Day ceremony.
The Baker City Council agreed Tuesday to sell 14.28 acres in the Elkhorn View Industrial Park to Simplot AB Retail Inc., which plans to build a fertilizer storage and distribution plant on the site.