Baker County Newswire

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  1. A Tough FieldRead the original story

    Friday | Baker City Herald

    S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Guiding equipment straight and even is part of cultivating skills judged by Jarrod Maxwell and Tami Foltz. Future Farmers of America member Bryce Melville from Wallowa was at the controls Wednesday during the FFA Skills Competition at the Baker County Fairgrounds.

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  2. ODFW to revive trout in Balm Cr. ReservoirRead the original story

    Friday | Baker City Herald

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to sow a fish-killing poison this fall in a Baker County reservoir where illegally introduced fish have trumped the once-thriving trout population. Instead the Fish and Wildlife Department will target Balm Creek Reservoir, in the southern Wallowa foothills about 22 miles northeast of Baker City.

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  3. News of Record for April 24, 2015Read the original story

    Friday | Baker City Herald

    ... Tousley, 30, of 2219 Second St., No. 3, 2:08 a.m. Thursday, at his home; cited and released. CONTEMPT OF COURT (Baker County Justice Court warrant): Amanda Jane Kingsbury, 22, of 27516 Sparta Lane, 4:38 p.m. Wednesday, at the Courthouse; cited and ...

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  4. ODFW proposing to remove trash fish from Balm Creek ReservoirRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 23 | Baker City Herald

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to use a fish poison to remove trash fish from Balm Creek Reservoir in northern Baker County, making it possible to restore the reservoir's trout fishery.

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  5. Comforting KidsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Baker City Herald

    Lisa Britton/For the Baker City Herald Monica Bailey, left, and Cherrie Conklin sort through some of the 76 handmade quilts that Baker County quilters are donating to the Elks Children's Eye Clinic in Portland. Women in Baker City are sending quilted comfort to the young patients at the Elks Children's Eye Clinic in Portland.

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  6. Teacher sues after terrifying surprise 'active shooter' drillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | The Oregonian

    ... filed Friday in Portland's U.S. District Court . Members of the district's Safety Committee notified the Baker County Sheriff's Office and its 911 dispatch center in advance of the drill so that they wouldn't respond to an emergency at the school in ... 1 comment

  7. County mulls pot sales banRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | Baker City Herald

    County commissioners on Wednesday discussed Ordinance No 2015-02, which would ban recreational and medical marijuana stores in the unincorporated parts of the county. The proposed county ordinance declares an emergency because, according to the document, the operation of recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries, commercial marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers and marijuana testing facilities within Baker County present "a threat to the health and safety of Baker County's children, to the safety of the workplace and to Baker County Citizens and visitors as a whole."

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  8. McCarty, victorious in lawsuit that county filed, is seeking attorney feesRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Baker City Herald

    David McCarty, who owns Columbia Basin Helicopters, the Baker Valley business that prevailed in a court case with Baker County last month, is objecting to a judge's ruling that didn't require the county to pay any of the business' attorney fees. Judge Ronald J. Pahl of Umatilla County ruled last month that McCarty is not violating county land-use laws by operating the business on his property on Ben Dier Lane, about 12 miles northwest of Baker City.

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  9. Lifesaving data for fire crewsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Baker City Herald

    ... Rural and Greater Bowen Valley - will be paying a call on their neighbors this spring and summer. Thousands of Baker County residents live, quite literally, in the woods. Firefighters call this the "wildland-urban interface" and it can be a tough ...

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  10. Huntington man sentenced to prison for drug crimesRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Baker City Herald

    Schisler was also sentenced in Grant County on April 9 to 30 months in prison for an unlawful delivery of methamphetamine charge. The Baker County prison time will run consecutive to the Grant County prison time for a total of 60 months in prison.

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  11. Spring? Winter?Read the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Baker City Herald

    Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald Wild currant bushes have burst into bloom, a sure sign of spring. But in Baker County, so is a snowstorm.

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  12. One-day deluge won't end drought, but better than dryRead the original story

    Monday Apr 6 | Baker City Herald

    S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Snow, a rarity for most of this past winter at lower elevations in Baker County, dusted the foothills southwest of town this morning. Sunday was the dampest day at the Baker City Airport since late December.

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  13. Bennett, Kerns call for collaboration between county, Forest ServiceRead the original story

    Friday Apr 3 | Baker City Herald

    Two months after the Baker County Board of Commissioners rejected an offer to work more closely with the Forest Service, two of the three commissioners have written letters to a Forest Service official calling for collaboration between the county and the agency on a variety of issues. Commissioners Mark Bennett and Tim L. Kerns each authored a letter this week to Tom Montoya, supervisor of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

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  14. News of Record for March 30, 2015Read the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | Baker City Herald

    ... block of Second Street; police said Young attempted to enter the home of Daniel and Christine Weideman. THEFT (Baker County warrant and out-of-county warrant): Brandi Marie Kasinger, 25, of Sumpter, 3:58 p.m. Friday at her home; jailed. CONTEMPT OF ...

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  15. Bentz meets with constituentsRead the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | Baker City Herald

    Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald Rep. Cliff Bentz met with Baker County residents Friday in a series of Town Hall gatherings. At Haines, Chuck Chase, seated left, of the Eastern Oregon Mining Association, listened to the presentation.

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  16. News of Record for March 27, 2015Read the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Baker City Herald

    ... t., 8:23 a.m. Wednesday, at the sheriff's office; jailed and later released. POST-PRISON SUPERVISION VIOLATION (Baker County warrant): Steven Lyle Ressler, 40, of Sumpter, 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, at Sumpter; jailed.

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  17. Museum has new directorRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Baker City Herald

    ... Museum organization. Hoover says the dedicated volunteers and their vast knowledge of the exhibits that reflect Baker County history combine to produce a museum that's "a wonderful place." "It's all from Baker County, about Baker County or from a ...

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  18. Drought concerns deepen in Baker CountyRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2015 | Baker City Herald

    ... east of Unity. "That's not what you want to look at in March," he said. "The mountains are our reservoirs in Baker County, and there's just nothing there." Little wonder, then, that Bennett joined fellow commissioners Tim L. Kerns and Chairman Bill ...

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  19. SWAT team responds to Huntington after man threatens to harm himself, othersRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2015 | Baker City Herald

    ... said. The SWAT team, which includes officers from the Baker City and La Grande police departments and the Baker County Sheriff's Office, arrived in Huntington about 6 p.m. to cordon off the area around Waldrupe's home at 115 E. Jefferson St., where ...

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  20. Baker to Salem: Can't afford sage grouse listingRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | Baker City Herald

    The Oregon Legislature's House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources heard from Baker County residents Tuesday morning about the possible effects of federal protection for the sage grouse. The bill would require the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to spend $2 million per year from the Lottery budget to protect and restore sage grouse habitat.

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