Baker County Newswire

Baker County Newswire

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

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  1. Cooler weather helps firefighters across Oregon, but winds remain a threatRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Oregonian

    Fire crews continue to battle the Eagle Complex of fires, one of three major blazes burning in Baker County in Eastern Oregon. Crews battling wildfires across Oregon were optimistic about weekend forecasts that called for cooler temperatures and possible rain.

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  2. Another record saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Baker City Herald

    ... Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition. S. John Collins / Baker City Herald The hog barn at the Baker County Fair bustled with preparations for the market auction Aug. 8. Tyler Youngblood, right, was participating in his first fair as ...

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  3. Baker hay helps John DayRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Baker City Herald

    ... Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition. Even as the biggest wildfire in Baker County history still smolders, local ranchers are donating dozens of tons of hay to their counterparts in Grant County. "I've ...

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  4. 'One Big Blur'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Baker City Herald

    ... fire continued to burn, eventually joining with the Windy Ridge fire to the east to form the biggest blaze in Baker County history, Jayo and her husband, Joey, could only wonder about the fate of their home. A drive up the gulch yields views of ...

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  5. News of Record for Aug. 26, 2015Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Baker City Herald

    ... Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com CONTEMPT OF COURT (Baker County Justice Court warrant): Desiree Marie Barnett, 28, of 205 Fourth St., 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of Colorado ...

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  6. Oregon bow hunting season to start Saturday despite wildfire concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | OregonLive.com

    Despite a plea by Baker County commissioners to Gov. Kate Brown to delay the opening of bow hunting season in the eastern Oregon county because of wildfire concerns, the season will begin as scheduled Saturday. "I know there has been brief discussions between the Governor's and our director's office, but there are no plans to close or delay hunting season," said Rick Hargrave, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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  7. News of Record for August 24, 2015Read the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Baker City Herald

    ... Seidel, 50, 10:08 p.m. Saturday, in the 200 block of Bridge Street; CRIMINAL MISTREATMENT I and ASSAULT III (Baker County Circuit Court warrant): Robert Arnold Williams, 45, of 2425 Ninth St., 3:10 p.m., at his home; cited and released. District ...

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  8. Crews gain control on Cornet-Windy Ridge, Eldorado firesRead the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Baker City Herald

    Baker County Consolidated Dispatch Photo The Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex Fire, shown Aug 14, has calmed down allowing crews to gain the upper hand. The Cornet-Windy Ridge and Eldorado blazes remain under firefighter's control, while the Eagle Complex Fire continues to burn 20 miles northwest of Richland.

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  9. Portland entrepreneur wants to bring marijuana business to BakerRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Baker City Herald

    ... have full access to the E-edition. In spite of a local ban of all marijuana-related businesses by both the Baker County and City governments, 36 year-old Blue Ontiveros hopes to start a marijuana grow operation and a dispensary in Baker City. ...

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  10. Milestone reached in Stouts fire as Northwest blazes continue their rampageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Oregonian

    Three weeks after they began battling the Stouts fire in Douglas County, fire crews have fully surrounded its 51-mile perimeter, signaling a rare milestone as wildfires continue raging across the Pacific Northwest. State officials said crews completed burn-out operations on the last piece of the perimeter encircling the fire, which began July 30 about 16 miles east of Canyonville.

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  11. Economics: Pie charts, booze and video pokerRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Baker City Herald

    ... distribution of liquor revenue ensures that drops of their largesse trickle to sparsely settled places such as Baker County. Our county, by the way, brought in $81,409.14 from OLCC revenue sharing during the fiscal year ending June 30. Even Unity, ...

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  12. Evacuation update: Eagle Complex FireRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | Baker City Herald

    ... form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition. The Baker County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 2 (Get Set) evacuation notice for the area North of the 7000 Road From Balm Creek to the ...

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  13. Dooley Mountain Highway reopenedRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Baker City Herald

    ... Department of Transportation reported late Wednesday that OR 245, known locally as Dooley Mountain Highway, in Baker County has reopened. The highway had been closed for the last several days due to the Cornet Fire. Fire work continues along the ...

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  14. West Nile returnsRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Baker City Herald

    ... lheur and Umatilla counties in Oregon, as well as in five counties in Western Idaho, including ones that border Baker County. In 2014, for instance, West Nile was first detected in two pools of mosquitoes trapped July 21 in Keating Valley.

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  15. Fighting the flamesRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | Baker City Herald

    ... in the area received a Level 1, or "get ready", evacuation notice. They were the first neighborhood in Baker County to receive such notice in response to the Cornet-Windy Ridge Complex Fire. By Wednesday, Stices Gulch was at Level 3, or "leave now" ...

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  16. Level 3 evacuation notices issued for Eagle Complex firesRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | The La Grande Observer

    ... to be ready to evacuate in a moment's notice. All evacuation notices were issued by the U.S. Forest Service and Baker County, who are working cooperatively. A public meeting about the Eagle Complex fires will be conducted this afternoon at 3 p.m. in ...

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  17. Official says weather aided firefighting effortsRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 15 | Baker City Herald

    ... Travis Ash confirmed that two houses were lost at Stices Gulch as well as an unknown number of outbuildings. Baker County Commission Chair Bill Harvey said structure loss numbers for other areas of the fire will be reported late tonight or tomorrow. ...

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  18. Oregon Becomes No. 1 Wildfire Fighting PriorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    ... City have lost resources as crews move to higher priority blazes: the El Dorado Fire southeast of Unity in Baker County and Canyon Creek Complex near Canyon City in Grant County. For the Canyon Creek Complex, Gov. Kate Brown has announced a ...

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  19. Oregon Wildfire Watch: Crews battle four fires in Baker CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | KATU-TV Portland

    BAKER COUNTY, Ore. The cooler temperatures overnight Friday offered some relief to firefighters across the state, but the wind gusts and fire conditions remained unpredictable Saturday.

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  20. Friday afternoon update on area firesRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Baker City Herald

    ... subscribers have full access to the E-edition. Dry winds Friday afternoon continued to fan the flames of Baker County wildfires. Updates gathered from fire information websites are summarized in the story, which can be accessed by clicking through ...

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