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A Baker City man accused of stealing a family’s dog and then leaving it to die outside town in 2020, and who was later ruled mentally unable to aid in his defense on criminal charges, is sched…

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IMBLER — Two more pools of mosquitoes have tested positive in Union County, as well as one positive pool on the Baker County side of North Powder, according to a press release.

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WALLOWA — Work is underway rebuilding Wallowa after last month's hailstorm and residents are getting their questions answered, as happened Wednesday, Sept. 14, during the latest town hall meeting.

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JOSEPH — Road closures due to wildfires will be reassessed, with some roads possibly being reopened next week, said Brian Anderson, district ranger with the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

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IMNAHA — What do you do when your hitch in the military fighting for your country is up? Take on a new fight, against wildfires.

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The Baker City Council resumed its discussion Tuesday, Sept. 13 about the challenge of keeping at least two police officers on patrol at all times with the department’s current 12-hour shifts.

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ENTERPRISE — Given the progress against the Double Creek Fire and the Eagle Cap Wilderness fires, Friday, Sept. 16 will be the last day of Pacific Northwest Team 2’s assignment.

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Cooler weather, along with heavy rain in places, continues to keep Oregon’s biggest wildfire, and a trio of other lighting-caused blazes in Wallowa County, from growing much.

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ENTERPRISE — All evacuation orders due to wildfires were rescinded at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, by the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office, according to a Sept. 15 press release.

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A trio of hikers was likely spared a chilly night high in the Elkhorn Mountains after one of the three was hobbled by an ankle injury on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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For Chris White, a waitress at the Baker Truck Corral, the man was just another friendly lunch customer, until he collapsed while leaving the restaurant.

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Darigold Inc. broke ground on Sept. 8 at the site of its future Pasco, Wash., production facility, slated to open in early 2024. The $600 million facility will process roughly 8 million pounds…

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ENTERPRISE — The forest management plan for the East Moraine Community Forest took another step toward final approval, Wednesday, Sept. 7, when the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners gave p…

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Strong winds toppled trees and snapped limbs, leading to multiple power outages affecting Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative members on Wednesday afternoon and evening, Sept. 7.

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Brooke Van Sickle felt pretty confident as the Double Creek fire was scorching tens of thousands of acres over the past week not far from her home in Imnaha, but she still was glad to see much…

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LA GRANDE — The Eastern Oregon University’s board of trustees will hold a special session on Friday, Sept. 9, in the Dixie Lund Board Room of Inlow Hall, Room 201.

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A Harney County man whose pickup plunged off the Dooley Mountain Highway in the middle of the night was able to walk 300 feet up a steep ravine and then walk along the highway for about four hours.

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JOHN DAY — Around 1,000 cyclists are preparing to descend on Grant and Wheeler counties for a weeklong ride that will start and end in John Day while passing through Monument, Fossil, Mitchell…

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Sam Bousfield has spent hundreds of hours in a simulator, driving and flying his invention. He’s driven down virtual highways, flown over virtual mountains and landed on a virtual football field.

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Two lightning fires in the Eagle Cap Wilderness grew substantially on Saturday, Sept. 3, fueled by strong winds, hot temperatures and humidities that dipped into single digits in places.

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HALFWAY — Lynda Bird clipped the ribbon to officially dedicate the new horse barn at the Pine Valley Fairgrounds on Thursday, Sept. 1 — just one day before the 101st annual Baker County Fair.

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