from the Democrat-Herald

May 16, 1969

Baker County Sheriff Delmar Dixon received a request Thursday from Washington County, Ida., Sheriff Jim Johnson to aid in the search for the body of Jackie Webster, age 12, Rt. 2, Weiser, Ida.


from the Baker City Herald

May 16, 1994

The Oregon Hunters Association is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a poacher who killed a bighorn sheep ram near Oxbow last week.

The three-quarter curl ram was shot twice, according to Oregon State Police. It is thought to have been killed Wednesday or Thursday night about two miles south of Brownlee Dam. It was killed and left about 30 yards from the paved highway.


from the Baker City Herald

May 15, 2009

Forest Service officials in Baker County want to kill several hundred fir and pine trees to save several thousand aspens.

What they haven’t decided is whether to sell the firs and pines to a mill, or to leave them, dead but standing.

In the meantime, officials from the Whitman Unit of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest want to know which option, if either, the public prefers.


from the Baker City Herald

May 16, 2018

Baker County voters will have a second chance this fall to choose the chairman of the Baker County Board of Commissioners, and this time it will be a two-man race.

Tuesday’s primary wasn’t decisive because none of the three candidates received more than half the votes cast.

The top two — incumbent Bill Harvey and Bruce Nichols, who holds one of the two part-time commissioner positions — will compete in the Nov. 6 general election.

Harvey, who received 92 more votes than Nichols in unofficial results, said he expected the primary would result in a runoff.

“This is the process we have to work through,” Harvey said.

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