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Cynthia Hauer is ready to bare her vein to save a life but first she has to slip a metal probe beneath her tongue.

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A new Facebook page is helping residents in eastern Baker County’s Panhandle offer their assistance for tasks such as picking up groceries, or seeking aid, during the coronavirus crisis.

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Baker City Manager Fred Warner Jr. said the city hasn’t suspended its policy of shutting off water to residents who are at least 60 days behind in paying their bill, but he said his goal is to…

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The Forest Service and BLM have closed developed recreation areas in Baker County and elsewhere in Northeastern Oregon, including campgrounds, picnic areas, rental cabins and boat ramps, due t…

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EO Media Group, the parent company of the Baker City Herald, The Observer in La Grande, and 11 other newspapers across Oregon, announced Wednesday that it is reducing its workforce by 47 emplo…

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EO Media Group, the parent company of the Baker City Herald, The Observer in La Grande, and 11 other newspapers across Oregon, announced Wednesday that it is reducing its workforce by 47 emplo…

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Governor Kate Brown’s March 23 executive order has closed many businesses but golf courses are an exception, and Baker City’s Quail Ridge Golf Course remains open.

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Baker School District Superintendent Mark Witty has taken to Facebook to communicate with families during the statewide school closures implemented because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brian Ratliff is investigating a medical mystery that threatens the future of Baker County’s biggest herd of bighorn sheep.

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Mairi Nielsen’s initial reaction was close to panic.

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Gasoline prices are plummeting across the country but fuel in Oregon, as well as other western states, is much more expensive than the national average.

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Baker City churches are doing their part to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Traffic volumes have dropped as many people stay home during the coronavirus crisis, but law enforcement is an exception.

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Baker County offices are closed to the public due to the coronavirus, but many are still accessible by phone and email.

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Matt Reidy has two checks in his hand but he’s not quite ready to hand them to Patsy Hoelscher and spoil the surprise.

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Sheriff Travis Ash has implemented changes in the way prisoners are lodged at the Baker County Jail because of the coronavirus pandemic taking place throughout the state and the nation.

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With schools, libraries, the YMCA, and other places closed due to the coronavirus, Baker County parents are striving to find ways to keep their children safe and entertained.

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For a couple of hours Wednesday evening, during a week of unprecedented upheavals for the restaurant and bar industry, Tyler Brown was again doing what he loves to do.

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Even before Gov. Kate Brown’s Tuesday announcement extending public school closures through April 28, the Baker School District had decided to withdraw its $7.5 million school bond measure fro…

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Michelle Owen is worried about what Baker City residents might be tossing into their toilets.

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The Baker County Commission on Wednesday approved a local emergency declaration due to the coronavirus.

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Jamie Kassien opened the doors to D&J Taco Shop at the normal time Tuesday.

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The French toast was ready Monday morning, tucked into insulated pouches and waiting to be claimed on the sidewalk in front of Brooklyn Primary School.

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Baker County Commissioners met in a special session Monday afternoon to discuss the county’s efforts to help curb the possible effects of coronavirus on county residents and the local economy.

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Cody Miller is holding a 16-ounce can of Rockstar energy drink at 8:30 on Sunday morning, which explains perhaps as explicitly as any words what it’s been like to run a grocery store at the da…

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Coronavirus hadn’t arrived in Baker County as of Friday, but its effects were widespread.

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SALEM – Turning to a “last resort” she hoped to avoid, Gov. Kate Brown Thursday night ordered all Oregon schools closed for at least two weeks to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus,…

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The Baker girls basketball team won't defend its Class 4A state championship this week at Forest Grove, as the Oregon School Activities Association announced today that it is canceling remaini…

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Baker City Mayor Loran Joseph is running for a part-time job as county commissioner just as his leadership role with the city is ending.

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State wildlife biologists confirmed that wolves attacked and injured a newborn calf on a private, fenced pasture near Richland last week.

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The Baker City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to appoint Jason Spriet to fill the lone vacancy on the seven-member Council.

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Baker City’s street system continues to get bumpier.

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The time and energy Baker High School’s Mock Trial Team devoted to this year’s competition paid off in top-notch performances at the state contest March 6-7 in Portland, team adviser Kris Pepe…

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Whispers and giggles disappear as soon as the children take their seats.

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Sam-O Swim Center will be open again after a nearly two-month closure due to a failed heating system. The date for the reopening is set for Monday, March 9. The pool closed Jan. 13.

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Oregon’s two U.S. senators have endorsed a plan to rebuild a road through Baker City’s watershed as part of a logging project designed to reduce the risk of wildfire in the 10,000-acre area in…

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The ant-chewed wooden boardwalk beside the Powder River, on the east side of the Baker County Library, is getting a makeover.

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Baker County commissioners on Wednesday ratified a resolution opposing bills in the Oregon Legislature designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a carbon cap and trade taxation system.

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February brought only one major snowstorm to Northeastern Oregon, but that one was sufficient to keep the region’s mountain snowpack well above average in most places.