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Baker City, Oregon is located in Baker County. Zip codes in Baker City, OR include 97814. The median home price in Baker City is $135,500. More Baker City information.

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Sunday | KMVT Twin Falls

Oregon: 36 Pit Fire Grows To 1000 Acres

Portland, Oregon Target shooters may be responsible for a rapidly spreading fire along the Clackamas River near the Lazy Bend Campground. The 30-acre fire along Highway 224 is burning on a steep hill side in grass and timber, said Laura Bain Pramuk, the public affairs officer for the Mount Hood National Forest.

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Sunday Sep 14 | Washington Times

Friendly mountain goats a problem at campsites

The mountain goats that amused and entertained us in the afternoon were a nuisance by dinner, and downright annoying as dusk settled over our camp at Twin Lakes in the Elkhorn Mountains. My daughter Olivia, who's 7, and my father-in-law, Howard Britton, pitched our two tents in a grove of subalpine firs at the northwest corner of the lower, and larger, of this pair of lakes in a glacier-carved basin about 13 miles west of Baker City.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Baker City Herald

A document reveals Baker County in its youth

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Baker City Herald

Wyden bill would help fathers of soldiers killed or severely wounded

Bill, which passed the Senate Wednesday, was prompted by Wyden's conversation with Steve Ellis, former supervisor of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Baker City U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is sponsoring a bill that would ensure any unmarried parent whose child is killed in action while serving in the military or is left permanently disabled would receive a preference when applying for a federal job. Wyden was prompted to draft the bill after a conversation with Steve Ellis, former supervisor of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Baker City.

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Local TV Station KTVZ

'Gold Star Fathers' bill passes Senate, has Bend connection

A bill authored by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to ensure any unmarried parent of a child killed in action or left totally and permanently disabled receives equal hiring benefits was passed Parents whose children are killed in action are referred to as "Gold Star parents" because they traditionally display a Gold Star flag that shows their loss and sacrifice. Among the benefits to recognize unmarried Gold Star moms' sacrifice has been a 10-point hiring preference when they apply for federal jobs.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Baker City Herald

Scare At School

S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Officers from Baker City Police, sheriff's office and Oregon State Police searched Baker Middle School due to a bomb threat Tuesday morning. Students were not in the building at the time, and nothing was found.

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The La Grande Observer

BRIEFLY: Administrator pay dropped to $36K

Elgin City Council decided to lower the starting pay for the city administrator position from $58,000 to $36,000. The city administrator position is up for re-election this November as City Administrator Laird Allen will not run for election.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Oregonian

13-year-old accused of bomb threat at Baker City middle school

A 13-year-old middle school student in Baker City has been accused of leaving a bomb threat in a boy's bathroom. The staff at Baker Middle School told officers they suspected the 13-year-old, based on his behavior the previous day.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Baker City Herald

Against The Grain

Photo by Whit Deschner Artist at work: A horse puts the finishing touches on a possible entry in the annual Great Salt Lick Contest. This year's Great Salt Lick contest and auction - themed "Poor Poor Lickable Me" - happens Saturday, Sept.

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OregonLive.com

Suspect in hunting cabin slayings in Northeast Oregon faces hearing on whether he should be tried as adult

A judge is hearing evidence on whether to try a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the slayings last October of the boy's foster father and another man at a hunting cabin in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon. Three weeks have been set aside starting Monday in Grant County Circuit Court in Canyon City to hear evidence in the case.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

OregonLive.com

BLM stages Oregon Trail pioneer re-enactment in Baker City

The Bureau of Land Management staged it's annual Labor Day re-enactment for their "Oregon Trail wagon encampment" last week in Baker City. According to Sarah LeCompte, director of the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center , Staff and volunteers conduct research to more accurately re-create the pioneer experience.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

OregonLive.com

Elkhorn Crest Trail in Baker County: Best backpack trips for late summer, fall

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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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Baker City Herald

Back to Brooklyn

Kathy Orr / Baker City Herald Hand in hand and starting a new school year Tuesday morning at Brooklyn Primary are Cameryn, left, and Dylan Conklin, with mom Joy Goodman.

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SFGate

Ice caused plane crash that killed San Jose man, family

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

KSL-TV

3 Baker County residents likely had West Nile

The Oregon Health Authority and the county health department are calling the cases "presumptive" because final test results are not in.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Baker City Herald

Ice Bucket Challenge Brings A Chill To Baker City

Coby Hutzler / Baker City Herald Ginger Savage, director of the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, is doused with ice water Wednesday evening.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Baker City Herald

Kids Keep Their Cool

Elishah Thomas has been stung before, so she didn't give it much thought when a yellow jacket nabbed her on the morning of Aug. 18. She and her company were picking apricots at her place, about 12 miles outside of Baker City, when a wasp stung her middle finger.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Baker City Herald

Deschner, founder of Salt Lick Auction, receives award for fundraising

Whit Deschner of Baker City, founder of the Great Salt Lick Contest and Auction, a fundraiser for Parkinson's Disease research, was named a recipient of a 2014 Crystal Award Tuesday by the Willamette Valley Development Officers.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The La Grande Observer

Ombudsman volunteers needed in La Grande

Nellie Edwards, left, throws her dice during a game of Yahtzee Friday at the Elkhorn Adult Foster Home in Baker City as Barbara Sanders, center, and Geri Riggs look on.

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The La Grande Observer

BRIEFLY: Senior center hosts picnic in park

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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