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

    Monday | 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Baker County Historic Jail full of old ledgers, books and archivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 20 | 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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  6. Mother accused of letting toddler get awayRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | 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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  7. Receding ReservoirRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | 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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  8. News of Record for Sept. 12, 2014Read the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | 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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  9. A document reveals Baker County in its youthRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | 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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  10. News of Record for Sept. 10, 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 10 | 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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  11. Elkhorn Crest Trail in Baker County: Best backpack trips for late summer, fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | 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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  12. More Keating mosquitoes infected with West Nile virusRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 4 | Baker City Herald

    It's the eighth "pool" of mosquitoes in Baker County to be infected with the virus since July 21 . Hutchinson is responsible for controlling mosquitoes in the 200,000-acre district, which includes most of Baker, Bowen and Keating valleys.

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  13. Halfway woman missing in Wallowa Mountains near CornucopiaRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | The La Grande Observer

    ... or three other people in the Little Eagle Meadows area about three miles north of the Summit Point trailhead, Baker County Sheriff Mitch Southwick said this morning. The group started out on a day hike toward Cornucopia on Monday, but Alice Covey ...

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  14. 3 Baker County residents likely had West NileRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2014 | The Oregonian

    Three Baker County residents who got sick this summer likely were infected with the West Nile virus, according to health officials.

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  15. News of Record for Aug. 29, 2014Read the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... of life service at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Baker City Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St. PROBATION VIOLATION (Baker County Circuit warrant): Stacy Lee Lindstrom, 35, of 700 Birch St., 9:25 a.m., in the 200 block of Bridge Street; jailed. ...

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  16. Let voters decide on pot shopsRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... marijuana to only those residents who have a medical marijuana card - about 65,000 people, including 247 in Baker County. That's because voters will decide in the Nov. 4 election whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use, not just medicinal ...

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  17. State confirms three "presumptive" cases of West Nile virus in Baker County residentsRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    The Oregon Health Authority says there are three "presumptive" cases of West Nile virus in Baker County residents, and one such case in Malheur County.

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  18. I-84 trucker stabbed in NE Ore.; suspect arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2014 | Local TV Station KTVZ

    ... took him into custody, they said. OSP was being assisted at the scene by the Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Baker County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Treasure Valley paramedics and Huntington ambulance. Troopers said more information would be released ...

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  19. News of Record for Aug. 25, 2014Read the original story

    Aug 25, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... of life service at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Baker City Eagles Lodge, 2935 H St. PROBATION VIOLATIONS (Baker County Circuit Court warrants): Buddy Dean Otnes, 31, of 1908 Chestnut St., and Stephanie Marie Pogue, 22, of 1450 13th St., 11:17 ...

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  20. City backs countyRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2014 | Baker City Herald

    ... forest management plan that has already come under fire from elected county leaders across Eastern Oregon. Baker County already officially issued its rejection of a draft proposal of the plan last week and on Friday, City Manager Mike Kee delivered ...

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