Baker City Herald

Two stranded boats return safely to Hewitt Park near Richland

Four people in two separate boats made it safely back to Hewitt Park, on the Powder River arm of Brownlee Reservoir near Richland, after both vessels had fuel problems on Monday afternoon, May 23. The incident started around 1:17 p.m. when Baker County Dispatch received a cellphone call from a...

COLUMN: Don't diminish the guilt of mass murderers

Lone lunatics who murder a bunch of strangers don’t deserve to have their culpability curbed. Not even by a minuscule amount. Yet the latest member of this most dubious of clubs already has what amounts to a publicity campaign that perversely diminishes his culpability. Payton Gendron, 18, is accused...

Governor declares drought emergency in Baker County

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared a drought emergency in Baker County, granting a request that Baker County commissioners made on April 28. Commissioners initially approved a drought disaster resolution on April 6. On Friday, May 13, Brown issued an executive order declaring a drought emergency in Baker and three...