Paint job in progress

Repainting the Baker High School gym was one of the projects Buell Gonzales Jr. oversaw as athletic director for the Baker School District. Gonzales, who was hired in June 2019, will become the assistant principal at South Baker Intermediate School on July 1, 2023.

Buell Gonzales Jr., the Baker School District’s first full-time athletic director, will take over as assistant principal at South Baker Intermediate School starting July 1, and the district won’t hire a full-time replacement for Gonzales.

Gonzales has been athletic director since July 2019.

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Jayson has worked at the Baker City Herald since November 1992, starting as a reporter. He has been editor since December 2007. He graduated from the University of Oregon Journalism School in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism.

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