Citizens should voice opposition to cap and trade
Citizens should voice opposition to cap and trade
The controversy over Verizon Wireless’ application to build a 70-foot cell tower in north Baker City has spurred interest among some residents in a topic that generally draws scant attention: zoning.
“What was it like?”
A relatively tranquil winter turned rabid this week in Northeastern Oregon.
I once examined a kidney stone, fresh from my own bladder (albeit rinsed with tap water), and I was appalled.
Verizon has other options
For me it all started what seems a long time ago, in a town quite a ways from Baker City.
Teenager inspires nation to show that it’s united
America’s current conflict with Iran thus far has been, on balance, positive for the U.S.
The word “news” is, you’ve no doubt noticed, pretty much the same as “new.”
Whatever you think about Verizon’s proposal to build a 70-foot cell tower in North Baker City, you should be troubled by one claim in the appeal the company filed after the Baker City Planning…
I have for many years — many more, indeed, than I would prefer — harbored an irrational fear of being stuck with nothing good to read.
City needs to reject Verizon’s proposed cell tower
Happy New Year! The calendar has taken another faithful leap from the end of one year to the beginning of another and hopes are running high. January is often prime time for personal and profe…
The Oregonian, Oregon’s largest newspaper, announced this week that as of Jan. 2 its website, OregonLive, will stop accepting and posting reader comments.
Baker High School’s football team shouldn’t have to drive most of the way to the Pacific Ocean to play a nonleague game.
On Nov. 5, 1994, I guided my slightly decrepit but always dogged International Scout II through the drifts of an early blizzard, at the risk of getting mired and possibly having to set the sea…
Bipartisanship seems to be more of a concept than a reality these days in Washington, D.C., the lopsided party-line votes on the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump bein…
More cell towers could be beneficial for rural residents
The greatest character in cinema history is Cousin Eddie from the “Vacation” film franchise.
I think the Baker City Herald is a bargain.
Some pundits have reacted with concern, and others with glee, at the video that seems to show the leaders of France, the U.K. and Canada laughing at President Donald Trump at a meeting earlier…
Idaho Power has clout to help Baker County with its parks funding problem
I was debating the other day whether to shell out 26 bucks for a new book, but then I checked my email and discovered that my financial worries are over, and probably for the rest of my life.
Baker City Manager Fred Warner’s proposal to transfer operation of the city-owned Quail Ridge Golf Course to the nonprofit corporation that runs Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, an idea endorsed…
Farmers and ranchers will miss Greg Walden
Karen Spencer, coordinator of the Baker County Parks Department, had ample reason to recently describe the department’s financial situation as “not sustainable.”
Pelosi’s comments on impeachment are inspiring
When I was a boy I considered it a grand treat to go with my dad to the gas station.
Translator district thankful for community support
Failure to tax wealthy leads to crumbling infrastructure
The Forest Service is having another go at writing new long-term management plans for the three national forests in the Blue Mountains and this time, officials hope, things will be different.
My son Max rested his head on my shoulder and told me he was “really glad” I had asked him to lie there on our couch and watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
A cold wind will likely be blowing Thursday, but there is no reason why anyone in Baker County should not sit down to a steaming hot Thanksgiving meal among pleasant company.
Beyond whistles: Creating a super fast train system
Brandon Young loves wrestling.
If you get a chance to examine a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and you pop the hood, expecting to gaze upon the mechanical majesty that is the classic overhead-valve V-8 engine, prepare for a shock.
Lots happened at City Council besides train whistles
Urging planners to reject proposed cell tower
An email that prominently features the words “food” and “tester” and “free” is as irresistible to me as the film “Point Break,” the chorus of Duran Duran’s “Rio,” and Oreo cookie filling.
Thoughts on Veterans Day and train whistles
We don’t yet know whether the Baker City Council will commit public dollars to establishing a Quiet Zone in town, meaning freight trains would no longer sound their whistles as they approach s…
It’s easy to say, on this day devoted to them, that we should thank military veterans for their service to America.
I hadn’t thought of trick-or-treating as a particularly poignant event until I went to Meadowbrook Place and saw the smiles of residents as they dropped candy bars and lollipops into kids’ bags.
A series of public meetings that will be scheduled later this year could have significant effects on public safety in Baker City and Baker County, and everyone should consider attending one.
Greg Walden has effectively advocated for the beliefs of a majority of his constituents during his nearly 21 years representing Baker County and the rest of the 2nd Congressional District, whi…
Some pieces of Baker City’s history haven’t been exposed to sunlight for decades.
Planning Commission should reject proposed cell tower
No responsible gun owner would object to the basic premise that guns should be stored in a way designed to ensure that nobody who shouldn’t have access to the guns will have.
Baker City Fire Department should continue as ambulance provider
You might assume that because I derive my livelihood from working in the news media I would endorse any law intended to protect journalists from physical harm while they’re doing their jobs.
A poetic plea to keep cell towers out of town
The Baker School Board and its school improvement committee obviously learned something last November when voters defeated, by a wide margin, a $48 million property tax bond measure to build a…
Enough time has passed — 22 years — since the last Amtrak passenger train rolled to a stop in Baker City that some people likely have only a hazy memory, if any at all, of seeing the train par…