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Baker City Snow Removal Policy

BAKER CITY – (Release from Baker City Public Works) In the event of snowfall with an accumulation of at least 4’’ of snow with more on the way, city crews will begin plowing city streets. It is imperative that all vehicles be removed from streets so that snow can be cleared all the way to the curb. Please see the Baker City website at for a map of priority routes.
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Winter Storm Warning in Cascades, Northeast Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An active day of weather is on the way Sunday. A winter storm warning is up for the Cascades, along with far northeast Oregon along the I-84 corridor from just outside of Pendleton to Baker City. The next system arrived overnight and will pile up...

Tree lightings, parades and more!

The first Saturday in December is always chock full of holiday events in Baker City, and this year is no exception on Dec. 3. First, head to the Baker County Fairgrounds, 2600 East St., to shop the 4-H Christmas Bazaar in the show barn (Friday, noon-5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and visit the Saint Alphonsus Foundation Festival of Trees (inside the Event Center) on Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This year’s festival is a smaller scale that previous years, but features miniature trees on silent auction, photos with Santa courtesy of the Baker City Kiwanis Club ($10 for prints) and art projects with Crossroads Carnegie Art Center.

Get some holiday laughs with 'Scrooge in Rouge'

BAKER CITY — Full of groan-worthy puns and double entendres, “Scrooge in Rouge” re-creates the classic Charles Dickens tale in this holiday show presented by Eastern Oregon Regional Theatre. The play runs two weekends: Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. For the first weekend, showtimes are 6 p.m....

Please Don’t Donate Expired Items at Sharing Pantries

BAKER CITY – The Baker County Safe Communities Coalition wants to remind citizens that while they very much appreciate donations that are made at the Sharing Pantries in Baker City, it is important to note that expired items are not things that should be donated. Recently someone donated items that had expired in 2006. The coalition reminds everyone that the health and safety of the community is very important to them. Please do your part to keep these pantries clean and sanitary.

Solar Charging Station at Baker Library brings Power To The People

BAKER CITY – (Release from the city of Baker City) An outdoor Solar Charging Station for portable electronic devices is now available for public use at the Baker County Public Library, courtesy of the Friends of Baker County Library group. The bright green, $6,900 unit can be found in...

City of Union Holding a Public Meeting to Discuss Fire District Mergers

UNION, OR – (Information from the Union Rural Fire Protection District) The City of Union will be holding a public town hall meeting tonight to discuss the merger of the City of Union Fire Department and the Union Rural Fire Protection District. Currently, the two districts are entirely independent with their own chiefs, administrators and boards along with extra overhead and insurance costs. The City of Union Fire Department provides local ambulance services, with eight firefighters on hand between both districts. Notably however, the districts operate out of the same station, with many of the firefighters working for both districts simultaneously.

Christmas spirit comes to life in Sumpter, Oregon

If you’re looking for a storybook Christmas experience, you can’t get much closer than the Sumpter Valley Railroad’s Christmas train. Set in Eastern Oregon’s scenic Elkhorn section of the Blue Mountains, Sumpter has officially been designated a “ghost town.” But the small community west of Baker City bustles with spirit and energy during the holiday season. The piles of tailings left over from the mining that boomed here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are hidden under a fresh, white blanket of snow, and with the most true-to-life Santa Claus this reporter has ever encountered listening to wish lists, the entire event is wrapped in a dreamy nostalgia. And all of that doesn’t even account for the trains.

LGPD Wins the La Grande City Pedometer Challenge

LA GRANDE – (Release from the La Grande Police Department) Recently the City of La Grande held a 5-week city-wide employee pedometer challenge. Our very own LGPD 911 Dispatcher, Cherise Kaechele was the overall winner – logging in 552,113 steps! The pedometer challenge is one fun way to encourage employee wellness and reduce stress through physical activity. Congratulations Cherise and thank you for inspiring others around you to improve their wellness through events like this!

Woman arrested after driving wrong way on Interstate 84

Nov. 24—LA GRANDE — Oregon State Police responded to a report of a wrong way driver traveling westbound on Interstate 84 Thursday, Nov. 10, according to the OSP media log. Witnesses told law enforcement about a Jeep driving in the wrong direction on the eastbound side of I-84 near milepost 255. Trooper Jonathan Boggs found the car on Upper Perry Lane where the driver, Anna Ormianin, 45, address unknown, showed signs of impairment. She consented to and failed a field sobriety test.

Winter Update from La Grande Mainstreet Downtown

LA GRANDE – (Original Release from the LGMSD Newsletter) We are excited about the new days ahead for La Grande Main Street Downtown. Like all organizations, we are rebuilding, and, with that, we have adopted a new strategic direction that we will be formulating into a step-by-step plan going forward in 2023. Along with the very successful events and activities that are ongoing, we look forward to this strategic plan guiding our new emphasis that will sustain the beautiful growing and vibrant Downtown of La Grande.

Light snow storm leads to early evening I-84 closure

LA GRANDE — A mild snowstorm had a major impact on Interstate 84 traffic in Ladd Canyon during the evening hours of Tuesday, Nov. 22. Four trucks spun out in the vicinity of Ladd Canyon’s east entrance, forcing I-84’s eastbound lanes to be closed from La Grande to Baker City from approximtaley 6:30 before being reopened around 8:45 p.m., according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Nobody was reported injured in any of the four truck spinouts.

Welcome Blossom! New Certified Victim Advocate K-9 Specialist

UNION COUNTY – The Union County District Attorney’s Office has welcomed a new team member. Blossom, an 18-month-old yellow lab, is the new Certified Victim Advocate K-9 Specialist. Blossom was gifted free of charge to the DA’s office through an organization called Working Dogs Oregon. Union County...

Wolves are busy

SALEM – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has changed the way it reports confirmed wolf depredations and other wolf news. It will report all acts on a weekly basis instead of as they occur. There are also fewer details provided in these reports. Based on that new...

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