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When the snowplow drivers pull off the highway to wait out the storm, it’s a sign that conditions have degraded from dismal to downright awful.

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A scenic and popular, but extremely rugged, road in the Elkhorn Mountains near Baker City could be considerably smoother in a couple years.

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Rick Dancer likes to tell stories, and some of his favorite chapters are from Eastern Oregon.

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There was nothing unusual about the afternoon plans made by four Baker County men, two brothers and their two cousins, when they headed for the Elkhorn Mountains Saturday.

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Home delivery of today's issue of the Baker City Herald will be delayed until Thursday morning due to the closure of Interstate 84 between Pendleton and La Grande. The Herald is printed in Pen…

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Kelly Ruda prefers the California sunshine to wintry weather in Baker City, but she still comes north to visit.

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The Baker City Council welcomed Larry Morrison as the newest council member Tuesday night after four of the six councilors voted to appoint Morrison to fill a vacancy on the seven-member Council.

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Shawn Quentin Greenwood, the 48-year-old Vale man arrested Monday afternoon and charged with the nonfatal shooting of a man, was also charged today with second-degree murder in the shooting de…

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Malheur County Sheriff's deputies this afternoon arrested a suspect in a shooting earlier today near H Street in Baker City.

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On January 13, 2020 at approximately 11:45 a.m. the Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch was notified of a gunshot victim. At this time, there is no immediate danger to the public, and schoo…

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Despite icy roads and snowfall, community members filled the Baker Elks Lodge Saturday evening for the 90th annual Baker County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

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A Baker High School student is in the custody of juvenile authorities today on a charge of first-degree disorderly conduct after he allegedly made threats to shoot people at the school and to …

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Baker County will eliminate the job of parks coordinator and instead look to hire a contractor to manage Hewitt and Holcomb parks near Richland.

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When it meets next week, the Baker School Board is expected to give final approval to a plan that will ask voters to approve a $7.5 million bond measure in the May 19 election.

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A few federal firefighters from snowbound and chilly Northeastern Oregon are traveling more than 8,000 miles to help battle catastrophic blazes in the parched and blazing southeastern corner o…

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The Baker City Council postponed its Tuesday meeting to consider Verizon Wireless’ appeal of the denial of its request to build a cell tower, after the attorney representing the company was un…

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The six Baker City Council members will have four applicants to choose from when they meet next week to fill the vacancy created when Ken Gross announced that he was moving away for work and w…

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Jenny and Justin Long opened the Nugget marijuana dispensary in Sumpter in January 2017.

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A renovation project planned this winter inside the Baker High School gym is designed to benefit athletes and spectators alike.

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Idaho Power is offering to pay half the cost, up to $10,000, to hire a consultant to help Baker County find ways to bring more visitors to the county’s financially ailing Hewitt and Holcomb pa…

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A Baker County man is in jail in Idaho, awaiting extradition to Oregon on charges that he raped and sexually abused a minor girl.

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Nearly six years ago, visitors to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City met a new volunteer who loves peppermints.

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An attorney representing Verizon Wireless argues that the Baker City Planning Commission violated a federal law on Dec. 4 when it denied the company’s application for a conditional use permit …

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The brown patches on the mountains tell the tale more blatantly, if not quite so precisely, as a table of numbers.

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Rocky Brown pretty much grew up as a “Les Schwab boy,” as he puts it, and he hopes his family’s association with perhaps the most iconic name in the Northwest tire business will continue for d…

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Debi Geddes’ workplace sprawls across 9 acres inside the Baker City limits but she still comes across residents who couldn’t pinpoint the place on a map.

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Republican Party officials from Baker County and 10 other counties are slated to meet Jan. 4 in John Day to nominate candidates to replace Cliff Bentz, state senator for District 30 who is res…

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Baker City Police cited three suspects on Christmas Eve as part of an investigation into a series of “porch pirate” thefts of packages from local homes.

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NORTH POWDER — A fire Saturday afternoon in North Powder destroyed a one-story house but caused no injuries.

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Let R’ Cut Salon has closed its doors in Halfway and re-opened them in Baker City at 2013 First St.

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Karen Skeen knows that her noble task will never be completely finished but she’s also comforted, on these cold winter nights, in the knowledge that 19 feral cats are not starving or freezing.

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Students stream through the door of Settlers Park until all 140 youngsters are lined up — somewhat straight — in the dining room.

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The woman who enriched Bob Parrish’s Christmas disappeared so quickly it was almost as though she had never been there at all.

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Verizon Wireless has denied the Baker City Planning Commission's Dec. 4 decision to deny the company's application for a conditional use permit to build a 70-foot cell tower in north Baker City.

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Katelyn Kercheski says it was “unforeseen life changes” that sent her looking for help after marital issues ended in divorce in October.

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Baker County commissioners decided Wednesday to send a letter to Idaho Power Company broaching the possibility of the Boise firm taking over management, but not ownership, of the county’s Hewi…

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Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative officials are celebrating Congress’ passage of a bill this week that will protect OTEC’s and other electric cooperatives’ tax-exempt status.

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Jamie Kassien walks out of the Baker City Albertsons grocery store carrying something that will be illegal there in two weeks.

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A Baker City man who’s served on the District 5J Board since 2013 will begin a one-year term as president of the Oregon School Boards Association beginning Jan. 1.

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Baker City’s plan to build an all-inclusive playground this spring at Geiser-Pollman Park has gained national attention.

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Terry McQuisten fully expects a sold-out Eltrym Theater Thursday with the opening of “Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker.”

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Skye Flanagan might just be Baker’s biggest supporter of Challenge Day.

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A contingent of about 20 Baker County residents representing a wide range of government agencies, businesses and economic development interests will travel to Portland Sunday to participate in…

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Access to Baker County’s history is richer than ever thanks to an updated program on the Baker County Library’s website.

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LA GRANDE — Some food stamp recipients in Baker and Union counties could lose their benefits due to a new federal rule set to take effect April 1, 2020.