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Welcome Officer Josh Chandler to the Baker City Police Department

BAKER CITY – The Baker City Police Department swore in a new officer last week. Officer Josh Chandler was sworn in by Baker City Police Chief Ty Duby. According to the City of Baker City, Officer Chandler comes with a wealth of experience from working at a police department in Nevada. He is a previous Baker High School graduate and is excited to be back in the Baker community!
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Baker Relief Nursery Hosting Fall Diaper Drive

BAKER CITY – (Release from Baker Relief Nursery) Parenting is hard even in the most ideal circumstances. When times get tough, the youngest children are the ones that suffer the most. At Baker Relief Nursery, it is their mission to nurture rural children and families to be safe and successful. A significant piece of that is decreasing unnecessary stress by providing diapers and wipes to local families that need it the most.
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USDA investing over $20M for internet in Grant, Baker & Malheur Counties

JOHN DAY – It was recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has invested about $20.5 million in funding to support high-speed internet in Baker, Grant and Malheur counties. Dee Dee Kluser, General Manager for Oregon Telephone Corporation said, “We look forward to providing a...
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“Libraries are First Amendment Sanctuaries” says Baker County Library Director

BAKER CITY – (Release from the Baker County Library) With libraries around the nation facing unprecedented demands to purge or restrict access to certain books, the Library Board of Baker County Library District approved a resolution at its September 13 meeting declaring “We are united against book bans” and called on all policymakers to do the same.
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McCarty charged with theft, trespassing

David Michael McCarty, who installed a locked gate two years ago on the road that runs through his property along Pine Creek northwest of Baker City, has been charged with aggravated theft in connection with allegations in a civil lawsuit in which he is a defendant. McCarty, 56, was cited...
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UTV Crash Near Twin Lakes Trailhead Sends Man to Hospital

TWIN LAKES – (Release from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office) On September 25, 2022, at approximately 7:51 p.m., Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch was notified of a side-by-side crash near the Twin Lakes Trailhead. The caller, who was not at the scene but was in touch with the involved parties by phone, relayed that one subject sustained head injuries.
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Ken Hackett Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail

BAKER COUNTY – (Release from the Baker County District Attorney) On September 22, 2022, Kenneth Hackett, 52, was sentenced by Judge Matthew Shirtcliff to two counts of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and two counts of Theft in the First Degree. As part of the sentence, Mr. Hackett will serve 60 days in the Baker County Jail, have 54 months of prison time suspended, and 36 months of supervised probation. Judge Shirtcliff also followed the agreement of the parties by ordering that certain restrictions be placed on the type of employment that Mr. Hackett can seek.
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Baker City Still Prohibited from Residential Waste Burning

BAKER CITY – (Release from Baker City Fire and Rescue) Dear Baker City Residents,. Although we have recently received some precipitation, we have not opened burning for residential waste yet. The cooler temperatures are deceiving, and this alone does not lower the fire danger from high. This week’s temperatures again will increase to the 80’s and above further continuing the burning ban. We are monitoring the fire danger closely and will open burning when we believe the criteria is met. Please keep watching this page and also the front of the station at our Burning Closed banner for updates.
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Art studios open for tours

BAKER CITY — Sixteen artists will showcase their creative process for the annual Baker City Artists Tour on Saturday, Oct. 8. The tour is self-guided, and the stops can be visited in any order. Spaces will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free. Several...
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A tasty return

BAKER CITY — Downtown’s most savory and sweet event returns after a two-year hiatus. Taste of Baker is happening Saturday, Oct. 8, 4-7 p.m. For this fall tradition, restaurants and shops in downtown Baker City offer their most popular food — and some new offerings — in sample-size portions.
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Sisters in Songwriting present benefit concert

BAKER CITY — Sisters in Songwriting will present a special Sunday concert this weekend as a benefit fundraiser for Baily Sessions, who is facing a six-month recovery after a knee osteotomy surgery. “It’s a pretty major surgery,” said Brook Faulk, founder of Sisters in Songwriting and Baily’s aunt....
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Baker School Board Meeting highlights

BAKER CITY – Baker School District Superintendent Erin Lair spoke with Elkhorn Media Group’s Shannon McKone late last week to give an update on some highlights from the recent Baker School Board Meeting. That interview can be found below. (SM) Thank you for joining me, Superintendent Lair. Let’s...
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ODOT Construction Project – Union & Baker Counties

LA GRANDE – (Release from the Oregon Department of Transportation) McAlister Rd Bridge: No work is planned for this week. 2nd Street Bridge over I-84: The contractor will continue to do some minor crack seal repairs to the bridge and also start the process to remove and change out the bridge baring pads. Travel over the bridge will be reduced to one lane on Monday and Tuesday, before being closed the remainder of the week.
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Baker City man hurt in ATV rollover

A Baker City resident was hurt when the side-by-side ATV he was driving rolled down a steep hill in the Elkhorn Mountains, ejecting him and a passenger. The incident happened Sunday, Sept. 25 on a ridge above the Twin Lakes trailhead, on the west side of the Elkhorns about 7 miles north of Highway 7 at McEwen.
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September to end with hot spell

The incessant heat that marked much of the summer in Baker City, including the first week or so of September, has eased. But a warm spell during the month’s final week could make this September among the hotter ones on record.
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County seeks to maximize federal revenue

Baker County commissioners are discussing creating a road service district to ensure the county doesn’t have to forego some federal dollars it would otherwise receive for the road department. Roadmaster Noodle Perkins and county counsel Kim Mosier talked about the proposal with commissioners during their Wednesday, Sept. 21 meeting.
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