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Baker City Herald

Trail Center's temporary home

The wagons are packed and moving west into Baker City this winter as the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center takes up a temporary home at the Baker Heritage Museum. The change is due to a multi-year closure of the Interpretive Center for renovations to make the building, which opened...
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Clackamas, Central Catholic square off in bid for Mt. Hood summit

— No. 5 Clackamas and No. 1 Central Catholic meet in a conference game Friday, but this one is going to be in a whole different league. Each team has steamrollered its way through its schedule — winning every game, by an average margin of more than 35 points — on the way to Friday’s regular-season finale at Hillsboro Stadium. Neither team is used to having an outcome in question in the fourth quarter, and that drastic ramp-up in competitiveness creates an intriguing angle to a game that will decide the Mt. Hood Conference championship.
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Future of Lookout wolves uncertain

BAKER CITY — The Lookout Mountain wolf pack, which has killed at least nine head of cattle and injured three others in eastern Baker County since July, has been pared from an estimated 11 wolves to three. But how the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (ODFW) killing of eight...
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Baker City Herald

Wolf Creek Grange celebrates a century

NORTH POWDER — The story of the Wolf Creek Grange is one of community service, dances, fairs and a fire that ultimately may have benefited it. The Grange celebrated its 100th year of operation on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 215 E St. in North Powder. The grange is one of...
East Oregonian

Rescuers find man snowbound in Wallowas

BAKER CITY — Crews from Baker and Union counties rescued a Baker County man in the snowbound Wallowa Mountains north of Halfway Monday, Oct. 25, the day after he was stranded by a blizzard while packing in supplies with horses for an elk-hunting trip. Robert Derald Borders, 67, who lives...

An ordinance to construct a telecommunications network

COVE, OR – The City of Cove will have first-time readings on a couple of ordinances during their regular council meeting, Tuesday, November 2nd. The first reading of ordinance 2-2021, granting Windwave Technologies INC, DBA Windwave Communications, a non-exclusive franchise to construct, operate, and maintain a telecommunications network within the City of Cove. Also, the first reading of ordinance 3-2021, an ordinance granting Inland Development Corporation, a non-exclusive franchise to construct, operate, and maintain a telecommunications network within the City of Cove. Copies of these two ordinances are available for public inspection at the city office, during regular business hours. The meeting is held in person or virtually.

Mountaineers Square Off Against Saints In Final Game of October

LA GRANDE, Ore. - Eastern Oregon University Football closes out the month of October with a home this weekend inside Community Stadium. The Mountaineers play host to a team they have already defeated this season and will look to snap a four-game losing streak. OPPONENT. Carroll College Saints (3-4, 3-4...
La Grande Observer

Baker store has new general manager

BAKER CITY — Dana Ring is the new general manager of the Baker Food Co-op, a natural foods grocery and mercantile at 2008 Broadway St. “The past few years have been very challenging to all of us and our Food Co-op is no exception,” Cheri Smith, the Co-op’s president, said in a press release. “Through the many improvements and adjustments that have been made so far, we have survived these challenges. With Dana’s expertise, skills and talents, our capable staff, and our strong working board, our objective now is to thrive.”

4A Oregon high school football playoff races: What’s at stake in Week 9

Here’s a league-by-league look at the playoff possibilities in Class 4A entering the last week of the regular season. (A total of 15 teams automatically qualify — 3 Cowapa, 3 Tri-Valley, 2 Oregon West, 2 Sky-Em, 3 Skyline, 2 Greater Oregon — plus 1 at-large qualifier from either the Oregon West or Sky-Em based on OSAA rankings.)
La Grande Observer

Obituary: Cheryl J. (Haefer) Wagoner

Cheryl J. Wagoner, 75, of La Grande, died Oct. 18, 2021, at her home. A viewing will be held Nov. 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel, La Grande. On Nov. 6, a celebration of her life will begin at 2 p.m., also at Loveland Funeral Chapel, followed by a dinner at her son Trent’s Perry residence, 62173 Lower Perry Loop. Casual dress is preferred by the family.
La Grande Observer

Prep football: La Grande faces Baker with league championship in the balance

LA GRANDE — Everything is on the line this week for the La Grande High School football team. Head coach Rich McIlmoil and the Tigers have emphasized from day one of offseason workouts that winning the Greater Oregon League is the team’s top priority. Ahead of a trip down to Baker City to face off with the rival Bulldogs this Friday, Oct. 29, that goal remains at the forefront for La Grande.

Mountaineer women are 12th, in top-25 rankings

LA GRANDE – (Information provided by EOU Athletics) The NAIA has released its fifth women’s volleyball coaches’ top-25 regular season poll and Eastern Oregon continues to be on the list. The Mountaineers remain in the top-15 of the rankings at No. 12. Eastern moved up one spot from No. 13...
Baker City Herald

Dean Spence

Dean Franklin Spence, 84, of Baker City, died Oct. 21, 2021, at his residence. A memorial service with military honors will take place Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Harvest Church, 3720 Birch St. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Harvest Church Fellowship Hall.
Baker City Herald

Rolling Restorations

For Cody Hicks and Mike Kozlowski, lifting the hood of a vehicle begins a journey that will lead them on detours they can’t predict but which ensure their job is never boring. Frustrating at times. Rewarding at others. But never boring. Their work, a curious combination of detective, mechanic and...
Baker City Herald

Customers lament looming closure of Bi-Mart pharmacy

LA GRANDE — Four years ago Heather Rekow of La Grande was stunned. Rekow was at the pharmacy at La Grande’s Bi-Mart store to pick up a prescription for an urgent health issue when she saw her bill — one for an eye-popping unexpected $500. “I could not believe it,”...
La Grande Observer

Court dismisses attempted murder charge in O’Quinn case

LA GRANDE — A Union County grand jury on Thursday, Oct. 14, returned a seven-count indictment against a La Grande man in connection to discharging a firearm. Jessey O’Quinn, 25, was formally charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, attempted second-degree assault, two counts of felon in possession of a firearm, menacing and second-degree criminal trespassing.

Shelia Evans remembered for community outreach

LA GRANDE — About three years ago Dan Cosner, a member of the Island City Lions Club, one of the Grande Ronde Valley’s leading community service organizations, was concerned about its president, Shelia Evans. “I asked if she was worried about getting burned out because she was taking on so...

Clackamas junior Luke Ash racks up yards, TDs, but he credits the big men up front: ‘I feel like I could drive a car through the holes’

It was fourth-and-1 deep in Sandy territory when Clackamas junior Luke Ash took the handoff and zipped to his left. He needed one yard to move the chains. He got that in a blink and kept slashing toward the end zone, scoring on a 13-yard run to put up the first points in the Cavaliers’ 41-6 home win over Sandy last week.