Baker County Newswire

Baker County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Baker County, OR.

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  1. News of Record for July 29, 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Baker City Herald

    ... TO APPEAR (Union County warrant): Ann Marie Bolanos, 35, of 3305 14th St., 9:46 a.m. Friday, at the Baker County Jail where she is being held on other charges. WASHINGTON FUGITIVE WARRANT: Victoria Madeline Chalmers, 20, of Shelton, ...

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  2. New Mexico man arrested after high speed chaseRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | The La Grande Observer

    ... the E-edition. An Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was arrested by Oregon State Police late this morning in north Baker County after a high speed chase that reportedly reached speeds of up to 125 mph. Curtis Gentry, 23, was taken into custody near North ...

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  3. the Morrises: 2015 Baker County Fair Family of the YearRead the original story

    Monday Jul 27 | Baker City Herald

    Dan Morris can recall multiple instances where he had to run back and forth between nieces and nephews showing livestock at one end of the Baker County Fairgrounds, and his own children at the opposite end. Dan said the Morrises were shocked when they heard they had been honored as the 2015 Fair Family of the Year.

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  4. Sex offender arrestedRead the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | Baker City Herald

    Registered sex offender Travis Scott Jones has been arrested for failing to provide accurate information regarding were he was residing according to Baker City Police Chief Wyn Lohner. He is currently in custody at Baker County Jail.

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  5. It's a great place for growingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Baker City Herald

    ... only two plots were used last year - one by Schwab, and another by someone representing Community Connection of Baker County. Gardeners pay a fee of $25 to the Fair Board to water their plot for a year. They also split the cost of a tractor rental ...

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  6. Petition approved to recall Sumpter mayorRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Baker City Herald

    Sumpter resident and Chief Petitioner Allen Patten filed the petition July 7. It was approved by City Recorder/Election Official Julie McKinney July 9. Patten needs to gather only 32 signatures from registered Sumpter voters within 90 days from the date of the recall petition's approval for the recall to move forward. The signatures on the petition must also be verified by the Baker County Clerk.

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  7. Petition underway to remove courthouse mural featuring KKKRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | New York Daily News

    Three hooded Ku Klux Klansmen seen on a Baker County Courthouse mural in northern Florida has led to an online petition for the painting's removal. A controversial courthouse mural depicting Ku Klux Klansmen is drawing heat in Florida as two sides wage war over its right to stay.

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  8. Rally for controversial muralRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | News 4 Jax

    VIDEO: Supporters of a mural inside the Baker County Courthouse are fighting back after a call to remove the painting went viral. The painting depicts the Klu Klux Klan and some other controversial images.

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  9. Rally supports Baker Courthouse muralRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | News 4 Jax

    I'LL WALK YOU THROUGH YOUR HOUR BY HOUR FORECAST COMING RIGHT UP. THANK YOU SO MUCH, TAPPING RIGHT NOW DEMONSTRATORS ARE PREPARING TO GATHER TO PROTEST A MURAL INSIDE THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

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  10. Baker Co. Courthouse rallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | News 4 Jax

    ... But she's thankful for those that did come out to support keeping the mural inside the courthouse. People in Baker County came to the courthouse with their confederate flags saying that the flag, along the mural inside the courthouse are symbols of ...

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  11. Snow fence failureRead the original story

    Friday Jul 17 | Baker City Herald

    ... from the freeway's westbound lanes near the Baker Valley rest area. ODOT officials gave a presentation to Baker County Commissioners Wednesday, covering both the moving of the 3,300 feet of snow fence, and a plan to build a new section of snow fence ...

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  12. Flames Move FastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Baker City Herald

    ... 85, who had lived in the house since 1966. The four-bedroom, two-bath home was built in 1904, according to Baker County Assessor's Office records. The fire spread quickly because of the house's balloon construction, which is typical of older homes. ...

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  13. Rain can't stop the bike rallyRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Baker City Herald

    But the thousands of bikers who congregated in Baker City last weekend for the Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally had the unique misfortune of rolling into town during the wettest stretch in July on record here. This seemed especially unfair considering the event schedule was changed several years ago from June to July, since the latter month is statistically the driest in Baker County, and the former is the second-wettest.

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  14. Courthouse mural controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | News 4 Jax

    VIDEO: Many Baker County residents have signed an online petition after a small portion of a mural in the Baker County Courthouse was seen displaying three hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan riding on horses. FLY AGAIN AND THEY GAVE THEM AN $8 VOUCHER FOR FOOD.

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  15. Baker County Courthouse mural causes stirRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | News 4 Jax

    A mural inside a local courthouse generated heated discussion on social media Tuesday evening. The mural was painted back in 2001 and greets people as soon as they walk into the Baker County Courthouse.

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  16. Bomb squad disposes of grenadeRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | Baker City Herald

    An Oregon State Police bomb squad was called to the Baker County Sheriff's Office Sunday night to dispose of a live hand grenade. Sheriff Travis Ash said the grenade was delivered to the office by Heather Matheny, 27, of 3150 Third St. She had been cleaning a house at 2435 17th St. that had belonged to the late Merrill Carter, Ash said.

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  17. A Towering TaskRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Baker City Herald

    ... includes watering the plant and making sure that it abides by street and sidewalk clearance laws mandated by Baker County Ordinance 94.05, known as the Tree Ordinance. The ordinance requires that the lowest branch of any tree be a minimum of 8 feet ...

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  18. No West Nile so far in 2015Read the original story

    Friday Jul 10 | Baker City Herald

    Last summer Baker County had the dubious distinction of recording four of Oregon's eight human cases of the mosquito-borne virus. The Baker County residents infected with West Nile all live in the New Bridge area about 40 miles east of Baker City.

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  19. Judge says county must pay legal fees for Columbia Basin HelicoptersRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 9 | Baker City Herald

    A judge has ruled that Columbia Basin Helicopters in Baker Valley is entitled to reasonable legal fees from Baker County incurred while defending a suit the county filed against the business. CBH owner David McCarty racked up over $200,000 in legal fees, according to the company's spokesperson Joelleen Linstrom.

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  20. Haines Heats UpRead the original story

    Monday Jul 6 | Baker City Herald

    ... first. Everyone else did get some, but I had to limit the number." Haun said The Ice House not only serves Baker County, but also provides ice to businesses in La Grande, and Sumpter, among others. "If this happens often, I'm going to have to start ...

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