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Why is there a lumber shortage in the U.S.?

Many parts of the U.S. are facing lumber shortages — and experts say the problem is acute in the West after 2020’s devastating wildfires. Read more


County will move back to extreme-risk level Jan. 15-28

Baker County will return to the extreme-risk level for COVID-19 spread, and the resulting stringent restrictions on restaurants and other b… Read more


Truck stop opens at Farewell Bend

FAREWELL BEND — A dark and remote stretch of Interstate 84 east of Baker City is considerably brighter in 2021. Read more

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Pair arrested on felony charges after traffic stop

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 all… Read more

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Baker City Council elects Kerry McQuisten as mayor

The Baker City Council has elected Kerry McQuisten as mayor. Read more

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Resident urges people to not toss federal stimulus aid into the trash

Cherie Ward considered tossing the envelope into the trash. Read more

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Local resident charged with animal neglect

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 pro… Read more


Vickie Stevenson

Vickie Stevenson Read more


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Anna Elaine Dalgliesh Read more

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Bentz, newly sworn in as congressman, backs bid to upend presidential vote count

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz of Ontario has called for an investigation of the 2020 presidential election, a move that would delay and possibly de… Read more

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