Gary Johansen is looking forward to Jan. 28.
The Baker County Sheriff’s Office has seized two donkeys, eight cats, four dogs and 23 chickens and cited the owner of the Baker Valley property where the animals were kept after investigating…
The city of Halfway is using a $1.5 million federal block grant to build a new station for the Pine Valley Rural Fire Protection District.
Kerry McQuisten is Baker City’s new mayor.
The Baker City Council has elected Kerry McQuisten as mayor.
A Baker City man and a Huntington woman were arrested Jan. 5 on felony charges after an Oregon State Police officer stopped them for an alleged traffic violation about 4 p.m.
Holiday shopping helped boost the book supply for the Baker County Community Literacy Coalition, which gives free books to local students several times a year.
Baker County Commissioners voted on Wednesday, Jan. 6, to extend until April 30 the county’s contract with the Baker County Chamber of Commerce to operate the visitors center at 480 Campbell St.
Four of Baker City’s six newly elected city councilors will be sworn in this afternoon on the front steps of City Hall, three hours before their first official meeting begins.
Cherie Ward considered tossing the envelope into the trash.
The Baker School District has been awarded a $4 million state matching grant to be paired with a $4 million bond measure the District is considering asking voters to approve in the May electio…
No one was hurt in a south Baker City fire that investigators determined was started Wednesday night by an electrical malfunction.
Madison Morgan’s pickup truck was busted up, but at least she got some fresh venison out of the deal.
A 31-year-old Baker City man is charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in connection with a Nov. 30 one-car crash in which he was the driver and in which a B…
ENTERPRISE — Drivers on Eastern Oregon highways that were chip-sealed last summer should expect a thicker layer of snow on those routes, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) said.
Volunteers draped in medical garments were prepped and ready to go at noon Wednesday outside Baker High School as residents lined up in their vehicles to get a free COVID-19 test.
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted 7-0 on Nov. 6 to investigate whether Bill Harvey, Baker County Commission chairman, violated state ethics laws when his son’s company was paid $1,…
The balmy rainstorms that melted most of the snow in Baker City the past few days had a much different effect in the mountains.
Paycen Reece Preston was born at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 1, at 8:19 p.m., the first baby born in 2021 at the Baker City hospital. The son of Shelby and Joshua Preston, P…
After working for several months treating people who are recovering from bouts with COVID-19, Lori Brock now uses a telephone to fight the virus.
U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz of Ontario has called for an investigation of the 2020 presidential election, a move that would delay and possibly derail the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victor…
The new year brings a new era in Baker City government.
Tanya Denne, a Baker City native who has been studying a plant that could help combat Parkinson’s disease, will graduate in 2021 from Bastyr University with a degree in naturopathic medicine.
Fred Warner Jr. rocks back in his office chair at Baker City Hall on the last day of his career, which happens to be the last day of a year like none in his lifetime.
The Baker County Health Department, in the midst of dealing with the pandemic, is also busy moving into its new office at 2200 Fourth St.
After reviewing records showing how severely the pandemic has affected dozens of Baker County businesses, Bruce Nichols understands that nearly $700,000 in federal aid is no panacea.
The cruel cold of a winter night in the Wallowa Mountains was sapping Cody McCue’s energy, but he wasn’t leaving.
This year brought changes to the Leo Adler Foundation, but it is, and always will be, locally controlled.
Some Baker City merchants saw a boost in sales leading up to Christmas, but the pandemic also continues to affect businesses.
The city of Huntington is appealing a $9,193 civil penalty issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for several violations of the city’s wastewater discharge permit.
Residents at Meadowbrook Place Assisted Living in Baker City had a rather large guest visit them two days before Christmas.
The Powder River Correctional Facility in Baker City has had 18 inmates test positive for COVID-19.
Dave McGuire doesn’t want a government handout.
Most years, one pickup truck has enough cargo capacity to haul the food that volunteers from the Baker Elks Lodge pack into Christmas boxes for local families and residents.
A 31-year-old Baker City man is facing federal criminal charges for allegedly receiving a $145,200 federal COVID-19 relief loan on behalf of a fictitious company and then using the money for p…
A warm front that passed through Baker County ushered in south winds that brought unusually mild air on Monday. As of noon the temperature at the Baker City Airport had reached 56 degrees, bre…
The Baker County Chamber of Commerce's Christmas lighting contest drew multiple entries.
The kids Christmas program at the Baker United Methodist Church wasn’t the usual performance.
A friend who routinely checked in on a Baker City couple found the man and woman both dead in their home Saturday morning, Police Chief Ray Duman said Monday.
Christmas Eve services at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 2177 First St., will take place on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Each Thursday just as the workday is winding down for most Baker City residents, the kitchen at Harvest Church is warming up.
When Jessie Ritch became acquainted with Virginia Kostol she knew straight off that theirs would not be an ordinary friendship.
Oregon State Police troopers arrested an attempted murder suspect from South Carolina on Thursday evening at the Baker Valley rest area on Interstate 84.
The familiar notes of Christmas carols echoed at South Baker Intermediate School this week.
Members of the Baker School Board, acting as the 5J School District’s public contract reviewers, on Tuesday approved a plan to allow the District an exemption from the competitive bidding proc…
An off-duty Oregon State Police detective met a suspected shoplifter in the Bi-Mart parking lot Tuesday afternoon and foiled the man’s attempt to leave the store without paying for $250 in mer…
Dan Brooks won’t be in Baker City on Christmas Day for the first time in decades, but the pandemic isn’t the only reason for his absence.
Baker City Downtown is hosting an event where children can still see Santa while following the state safety guidelines for social distancing.
Baker City Police Chief Ray Duman said officers, in separate incidents earlier this week, found two Baker City men in their vehicles, unresponsive, and both were later confirmed as having died…
This time of year, Jana and Del Woodcock usually look forward to a bit of a break as business slows down.
A North Powder man who was hospitalized Saturday night with injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 30 is alleged to have had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30% in his system, nearly …
Jesse Brown’s first time competing on professional rodeo’s biggest stage didn’t end as well as it started, but the Baker City steer wrestler said the experience only whetted his appetite.
BAKER CITY — Interstate 84 was closed for about four hours Sunday evening after several commercial trucks crashed on the snow-slickened freeway in the curvy Burnt River Canyon between Baker Ci…
Admirers gathered around the Community Christmas Tree look a little different this year.
The pandemic prompted the cancellation of Baker City’s annual historic homes parlor tour, but residents can still enjoy examples of local architecture.
BAKER CITY — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 were closed for about five hours in parts of Baker and Union counties Wednesday night after a commercial truck hauling lumber crashed on a cur…