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  1. Yes on city's two land salesRead the original story

    Wednesday | Baker City Herald

    ... elling the property will get the land back on the property tax rolls, generating revenue for public services in Baker County.

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  2. Cutting A DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Baker City Herald

    Baker City Herald File Photo/Ed Merriman A new cooperative formed by private forest owners in Baker County will make it easier, and more profitable, for owners here and in Union and Wallowa counties to sell their timber. Private woodland owners in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties will receive premium prices for their timber this winter thanks to an agreement forged with Boise Cascade last month.

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  3. News of Record for Oct. 17, 2014Read the original story

    Friday Oct 17 | Baker City Herald

    ... after the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Baker United Methodist Church or the Baker County Livestock Producers Foundation Inc. through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. ...

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  4. Re-elect Cliff Bentz to HouseRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Baker City Herald

    ... is an intriguing candidate. Hall says he's a different sort of Democrat, one who understands the needs of Baker County residents, including the importance of farming and ranching. But when it comes to the most crucial element of all - availability ...

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  5. Richland couple hurt in single-vehicle crashRead the original story

    Friday Oct 10 | Baker City Herald

    A Richland couple were both taken by Lifeflight to a Boise hospital Thursday evening after their car went off Highway 86 and rolled near Richland. William Thompson, 82, and his wife, Beverly Jean Thompson, 76, were hurt in the single-vehicle crash that happened about 6:25 p.m. Their 2004 Subaru Legacy rolled near Milepost 35, about seven miles west of Richland, Baker County Sheriff Mitch Southwick said.

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  6. Catch The WindRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Baker City Herald

    Kathy Orr/Baker City Herald The Elkhorn Valley wind farm near North Powder is the largest wind power development in the area. Five other smaller developments are planned in southeastern Baker County.

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  7. News of Record for Oct. 3, 2014Read the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Baker City Herald

    ... for a reception at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker County Historical Society or the First Presbyterian Church through Gray's West & Co., 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814. Clarice ...

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  8. Baker man in critical condition after fireRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Baker City Herald

    ... Details about the fire damage at the property were not available in time for this story. Lohner said the Baker County Major Crime Team has been called to investigate. "We're still trying to determine what caused the fire and his (Aaron Proffitt's) ...

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  9. Police arrest three suspects in drug-selling investigationRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 2 | Baker City Herald

    Members of the Baker County Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two Huntington men and one woman Tuesday evening in Baker City on a variety of drug charges as part of a three-month, three-county investigation that was started by the John Day Police Department. At 6:57 p.m., a Baker County Sheriff's deputy and a sergeant from the Baker City Police Department stopped a 1996 Honda Accord at the South Baker City interchange on Interstate 84. The officers arrested the driver, Jeremy McLean, 45, of Huntington, for criminal conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

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  10. St. Alphonsus closing nursing home in Baker CityRead the original story

    Monday Sep 29 | Baker City Herald

    St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City has announced that it will close its nursing home in the next two months. The decision came last week in a meeting of the Community Hospital Board, which is chaired by Matt Shirtcliff, who also is Baker County district attorney.

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  11. Human remains tentatively identifiedRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Baker City Herald

    Human skeletal remains found in the Marble Creek area Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, have tentatively been identified as Brandon Cody Marshall, 39. The remains have been sent to the Oregon State medical examiner for positive identification, according to a press release from Baker County Sheriff Mitch Southwick.

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  12. Hunter finds human bones in Baker CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Authorities say human bones have been found along with clothing and a backpack in Baker County and appear to be those of someone who died up to two years ago of a non-violent cause. The Baker City Herald reported Tuesday that authorities have a tentative identification, but relatives haven't been notified.

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  13. Test confirms at least one Baker County resident had West Nile virusRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Baker City Herald

    A state health official said today that he received test results Monday confirming that at least one Baker County resident contracted West Nile virus this summer from a mosquito bite. Dr. Emilio DeBess, public health veterinarian with the Oregon Health Authority , said he expects that three other "presumptive" human cases of the virus will also be confirmed as West Nile once the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have tested blood samples.

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  14. Baker County Historic Jail full of old ledgers, books and archivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | The Florida Times-Union

    Above: A cell in the Baker County Historical Jail where an inmate is said to have hanged himself with a sheet. Part of the old sheet is still attached to the light fixture in the top of the photo.

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  15. Mother accused of letting toddler get awayRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... but the offer was declined, Lohner said. One of those was Loren Dean Alexander Prevo, 21, who was wanted on a Baker County Parole and Probation detainer charging him with violating terms of his probation on a conviction for first-degree theft. Prevo ...

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  16. Receding ReservoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... at Phillips Reservoir, southwest of Baker City, earlier this week. The reservoir is about 14 percent full. Baker County's Phillips Reservoir is hardly the only body of water in Eastern Oregon that's looking emaciated on these sunny late summer days. ...

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  17. News of Record for Sept. 12, 2014Read the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... Quinn Roach, 8 pounds, 14 ounces; grandparents are Shelly and Jerry Smith and Teresa Luster. CONTEMPT OF COURT (Baker County Circuit warrants): Aiden Michael Kuhl, 20, of Boise, 4:36 p.m., Wednesday, at the police department; jailed. At the Elkhorn ...

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  18. A document reveals Baker County in its youthRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... Auburn, the first city in Eastern Oregon and founded in 1862 near Griffin's discovery, as the county seat of Baker County, which was also created in 1862. Although Baker City itself wasn't incorporated until 1874, once Ruckel's mill was operating, ...

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  19. News of Record for Sept. 10, 2014Read the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... 35, 1992 Plum St., 2:49 p.m. Monday at 40603 Sparta Butte Road; jailed. POST-PRISON SUPERVISION VIOLATION (Baker County detainer): Michael Eugene Cassidy, 57, of 312 Hillcrest Place, No. 37, 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, in the alley of Auburn Avenue near ...

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  20. Elkhorn Crest Trail in Baker County: Best backpack trips for late summer, fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2014 | OregonLive.com

    A jagged line of mountains looks like so many shark's teeth west of Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon, between Baker City and North Powder. These are the Elkhorns, the highest among several uplifts collectively called the Blue Mountains.

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