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Good Day Wish To A Subscriber A special good day to Herald subscriber CandaceMcKim of Baker City.
Not too long ago members of the Baker County Board of Commissioners could expect a specific workload when doing the people's business. The work focused on budgets, setting policy and overseeing the varrous county department
BHS 3azz Band The final performance for the 2013/14 BHS Jazz Band will be in GeiserPollman Park this Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free to the public. Donations will be accepted.
Powder River Music Review debuts Sunday The Powder River Music Review concert series kicks off this Sunday June 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in GeiserPollman Park, featuring nationally acclaimed pianist Brady Goss. The summer concert series is sponsored by the Baker City Herald, Historic Baker City, Inc., and the Baker County Soroptimists and is a fundraiser for the Baker City Bandstand fundraising committee. The Powder River Music Review will continue through the end of August. The June 15 concert will feature Margie Mae/ HankWilliams Act. The concerts are free to the public but donations are accepted and encouraged to help pay for the new Baker City Bandstand in the park. For more information visit www.bakercitybandstand.org
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Whit Deschner's artistic replica of an original salt lick has been bronzed and placed at the east side of Court Street Plaza in Baker City. Tyler Fouts, right, owner of the Blue Mountain Fine Art foundry, and foundry artist Eddie Beach, left, position the 344-pound bronze on its stand Monday under the watchful eye of Deschner, background left, and Steve Hardrath. Foundry artist Andrew Gettle was handling the lift truck operation. Commemorative bricks are being sold that will attach all around the stand along with a dedication plaque. The metal stand is a joint effort of Jason Yencopal, BakerWelding and Natural Structures. A formal ceremony will be scheduled soon, Deschner said. By Lisa Britton For the Baker City Herald
aker City's new public art display may garner second glances — and need an explanation. The bronze salt lick, standing four feet tall, was installed Monday on the Resort Street side of Court Street Plaza downtown. This was a project of the Ford
gem this community has in having such a world class foundry here," Deschner said. The idea for a salt lick sculpture grew from the Great Salt Lick Contest and Auction, which Deschnerstarted eightyearsago to raise money for Parkinson's disease research. SeeSculpture/Page8A
Harvev'sfocus: Ctltrees,createiods By Pat Caldwell pcaldyyell©bakercityherald.com
Fresh offhis primary win in the May 20 primary, Bill Harvey, said his plans as the likely incoming chairman of the Baker County Board of Commissioners remain focused on a single concept: producingjobs. The concept is not a new one — generating more jobs for the county was a central tenet of Harvey's campaign — and the local building
contractor and businessman will have more than seven months to finetune his plan to achieve the
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goal. Central to achieving that aim, Harvey said Tuesday, will be securingmore access to localpublicforeststhat he believes are overgrown tinderboxes. r We all have the same
ity conflict between Fred goal: Let's cut timber and and I. I felt good about it create jobs," he said. While Harvey's victory ithe election), we did a good of three-term incumbent campaign and we took the Fred Warner Jr. was a solid truthoutto thepeople.It's no reflection on Fred. It is 58 percent to 42 percent margin, Harvey said he's not justa different approach to interested in gloating. things," Harvey said. The campaign, he said, Harvey said there was, was really about a number of and is, a perception that the key issues and the percepcounty government seemed tion by many that change to be traveling a dead end was necessary for the county. road. "People listened to the issues. It was not a personalSee Harvey/Page 8A
The issue of salaries for top level employees at Baker City Hall continues to linger for some elected officials, even afterthe city'sbudgetcommittee declined togivethe 16workers the 1.5-percent cost-of-livingraise City Manager Mike Kee proposed. The issue triggered debate during the budget hearings. Mayor Richard
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salary fiom $16,000 a year to $32,000. SeeBennett/Page GA
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plan sometime this month. The new fiscal year starts July 1. ''We are sitting here right now discussing whether or not to arrange something thatlooks like am eritincreasethatsort of takes place of the COLAincrease," Councilor Clair Button said Monday."I think that it will come before the Council as a policy at the next meeting." See Salaries/Page 6A
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Councilorscontinue todehatesalaries Langrell insisted previously that Baker City's top employees are"the highest paid in the state." The issue does not appear to be one that will go quietly into the night and there is talk that some members of the Council may present a merit raise proposal for ratification in the near future. While the budget committee conducts hearings to finalize the citybudget it will be the Council that ratifies the fiscal
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chiefs. But times change. Now a commissioner slot often translates into a large number of meetings, late nights and extended travel thatstretches acrossthesage steppes of southeastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley and back again. And, as more and moreissues tied to state and federal regulationsconcerning everything from timbertowater— descend on thelocalarea,theroleof commissioners has expanded. The decision by the county compensation board to boost commissioner Mark Bennett's hours — fiom a quarter-time position to a half-time slot — is just one of the more recent examples of how the political landscape in Eastern Oregon has changed. The move boosts Bennett's
A crew of elite firefighters had an unusually early chance to test their skills Sunday in the mountains southwest of Unity. The 20-member La Grande Hotshots from the WallowaWhitman National Forest were dispatched to douse a lightning-sparked blaze that was abnormally energetic considering the summer solstice was still three weeks away. The hotshots contained the 12-acre fire about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, and they11 probably finish mopping up the blaze this evening, said Willy Crippen, fire management officer for the WallowaWhitman's Burnt-Powder Fire Zone. The La Grande Hotshots had concluded their training last week. Then on Saturday a series of thunderstorms brought lightning, and only spotty rain, to Northeastern Oregon.
Family Leadership Cohort 4 Group, and has been 18 months in the making. "A year and a half ago its finish seemed unseen and distant but those involved stuck with it and here we are,apiece ofpublicart,"saysWhi t Deschner. It was cast at Blue Mountain Fine Art in Baker City. "I wanteveryone to know what a
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PORTLAND — Oregon must slash its carbon dioxide emissions from power plants nearly in half by 2030 under federal requirements the Obama administration has proposed to curb global warming. The state Department of Environmental Quality will be in charge of drawing plans to meet the goal. The initiative gives each state flexibility in how to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. About half a dozen power plants in Oregon would be affected by the requirements, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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BAKER COUNTY CALENDAR THURSDAY, JUNE 5 • Spring Conservation Tour:8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the Baker County soil and water conservation districts will be showcasing several past and present Baker Valley restoration projects; transportation and lunch will be provided by the Soil and Water Conservation District staff. • Baker City Women's Connection and Stonecroft International Luncheon:11:20 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunridge Inn. • Medical Springs Rural Fire Protection District Board: 7 p.m. at the Pondosa Station. FRIDAY, JUNE 6 • Eagle Cap High School Graduation:6:30 p.m., Baker CityArmory,1740 Campbell St. SUNDAY, JUNE 8 • Baker High School Graduation:2 p.m., Bulldog Memorial Stadium, weather permitting. TUESDAY, JUNE 10 • Baker School Board:5 p.m., District Office, 2090 Fourth St.; the meeting have been moved from the usual third Tuesday of the month.
TURNING BACK THE PAGES 50 YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald June 4, 1964 The county court yesterday appointed a seven-member board for the new Baker County library, it was announced today. Included on the board are the five city library board members, J.R.Evans,Austin Dunn,FayeWells,Atha Burchtorf and Patricia Borgen. The other two members are Leora Sharp representing Pine Eagle Valley and E'Jay Morrissey, Keating. 25 YEARS AGO from the Democrat-Herald June 5, 1989 The Pine-Eagle School Board took action Thursday during a special meeting to reduce the administrative staff by one person and designate a head teacher at Richland Elementary for the 1989-90 school year. That resulted in a reorganization of the district's administrative staff, which, instead of four persons, will consist of three. The board had earlier considered combining administrative duties as part of a "three-year plan" to help save the district money. However, with the recent resignation of Pine-Eagle High School principal Robert Bates, the board took action on administrative reorganization earlier than anticipated. 10 YEARS AGO from the Baker City Herald June 4, 2004 The black-speckled fish, most of a yard long and thick as a weighlifter's biceps, flops wetly in the net and then, with a single thrash of its tail, disappears into the murky currents of the Powder River near downtown Baker City. It is a chinook salmon. And it is the first of its kind to swim in these urban waters since the Great Depression. ONE YEAR AGO from the Baker City Herald June 12, 2013 When Ben Merrill strolls the halls of Baker High School this fall his mind will no doubt drift back to an earlier time in his life. But, he'll have to remain in the grown-up world where he'sbeen named the new Baker High Schoolassistant principal, replacing Gwen O'Neal. O'Neal has been named Brooklyn Primary School principal. Troy Fisher, Brooklyn principal for the past nine years, is moving to Newberg to work as a principal at a school there.
OBITUARIES Marie Colombari
coffeebreaks atMcDonalds Ted Dochweiler driving logwith fiiends kept her on the ging trucks. Ron worked for M. Marie Colombari, 91, them for 52 years, retiring in move. of Baker City, died June 1, Survivors include her 1998. In 1967, Ron married 2014, at St. Alphonsus Medi- children, Sandra Britton and her husband, Howard, and Shirley Lou Kristensen at cal Center-Baker City. At her reShawna Boothby and her Reno, Nev. The couple were married for 47 years and had quest, there will husband, Glen, all of Baker be no funeral. City, and Bari Colombari two sons. Inurnment will of Portland; grandchildren, When they married, ShirChuck and Dave Britton, ley had six children and Ron be at WillaLisa Britton Jacoby and mette National welcomed them into his famMark and Casey Boothby; ily with love and took care of Made Cem e tery in them like his own, making Colombad Portland. Coles great-grandchildren, Vivian, Tribute Center Levi, Tyler and McKenzie sure they all knew they were is in charge of arrangements. Britton, Olivia and Max special to him. Marie was born to Fred Ron loved hunting, fishing, Jacoby, and Logan, Macy, and Okie Updike Makinson Ella and Hadley Boothby; smoking salmon, gardening and raising chickens. at the family home near one cousin, Marcella Taylor Halfway on Nov. 14, 1922. of Halfway; numerous nieces He was also known as and nephews, and her special someone who loved his famShe was the fourth of five children. friend, Ludy Busciglio. ily and friends and would Marie was raised in Pine Marie was preceded in do anything to help anyone Valley and had many stories death by her parents; her when they needed his help. about growing up there. After husband, Bari; sisters, Rachel Ron was a member of the graduating from Halfway Nocchi and Lela Shelton; and National Rifle Association, High School, she worked in brothers, Ve Makinson and the Rocky Mountain Elk the shipyards in Portland Don Makinson. Foundation and the North before enlisting in the U.S. In lieu of flowers, the famAmerican Fishing Club, ily suggests memorial conof which he was a lifetime Navy WAVES %omen Actributions to the Baker City member. cepted for Volunteer EmerPlaygroundImprovement Survivors include his wife, gency Service), serving in San Diegoduring World War Shirley Robbins; their sons, Fund, which is dedicated to II. She was discharged in Mike Robbins of Baker City the continued improvement March 1946 and returned to of the playgrounds in Baker and James Robbins of PortCity's parks. Three weeks Baker County. land; his stepchildren, Penny Marie was always proud beforeher death,Mari e Damcourt and her husband, to bea veteran. In October was deli ghted to see the Ed, of Sonora, Calif., Kris new playground at GeiserPainter and his wife, Laurie, 2010, she was honored to visit Washington, D.C., and Pollman Park, where her of Amity, Dean Painter the National World War II great-grandchildren often and his wife, Khristina, of Memorial with the Honor play. Contributions may be McMinnville, Sue Bland of Flight program. made through Coles Tribute Sonora, Calif., Barbara PaxShe met L.E."Bari" CoCenter, 1950 Place St., Baker ton and her husband, Terry, lombari in Baker City and City, OR 97814. of Cottage Grove and Julie they were married on Sept. 9, Braken and her husband, 1946. They had been married Ronald Robbins Fred, of Baker City; a broth53 years when he died in Baker City, 1943-2014 er, Rodger Robbins of Sonora, 2000. Ronald E. Robbins, 70, Calif.; a sister, Marjori HanThey enjoyed many years of Baker City, died May 29, non of Issaquah, Wash.; a at their cabin on Brownlee 2014. granddaughter living in Reservoir with their three There will Baker City, Christi Yeaton children, Sandra, Bari and be an all-day and her husband, Luke and Shawna. After her husprivate celebra18 grandchildren living in band reti red,they traveled tion ofhis life variousother locations along throughout the U.S. Marie at the family's with 11 great-grandchildren also enjoyed bingo and an residence on living in various locations. occasional trip to Wildhorse June 8, 2014. R ona l d He was preceded in death Casino — the last trip being Ronald was Robb ins by his parents; and two just a month before her born on June brothers, Robert and Raydeath. 8, 1943, atM odesto,Calif., mond Robbins. Gray's West & Co. is in She was an accomplished to Jack Nathaniel Robbins seamstress and made much and Martha Wolfe Robbins. charge of arrangements. of her own clothing and paRon attended high school at jamas for her grandkids for Tuolumne, Calif., graduating Joanna Sass many years. She also made in 1961. While in high school, La Grande, 1932-2014 a quilt for each child and Ron played saxophone and Joanna Mae Sass, 81, grandchild. Visits from those played first chair with Arthur of La Grande, a former grandchildren and greatFedler while in Squaw Valley Richland resident, died May grandchildren were always during his senior year. 31, 2014, at Grande Ronde enjoyed — when they could After he left school, Ron Hospital in La Grande. find her at home. Volunteercame to Baker City and went There will be a faming at the Senior Center and to work for LeRoy Kirk and ily service Saturday at the Baker City, 1922-2014
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Clyde Smith North Powder, 1932-2014
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Summerville Cemetery. Joanna was born on July 24, 1932, at La Grande to Wayne and Marjorie Wallsinger Reavis. She attended elementary school at Union. When she was in the eighth grade, her family moved to Richland where she graduated from high school. She married Orin Herman Sass on Dec. 31, 1950. They had three children together. Joanna was a devoted homemaker and mother and kept an immaculate home, garden, and flower beds. She was an excellent cook and seamstress. She excelled in her embroidery, knitting and crocheting. For manyyears she taught piano lessons out of her home and had a keen intelligence. She loved being with her children and grandchildren and also loved to travel around the valley viewing wildlife through binoculars. Joanna provided day care in La Grande for many years. She took special care of the children she cared for and formed long-lasting friendships with many wonderful families who remain dear to her family. Joanna was proud to have been a fourth generation Oregonian; some of her ancestorswere fi rstsettlers in Wallowa and Union counties. There are some welldocumented and noteworthy accounts about some of these ancestors in Eastern Oregon history. Survivors include her children and their spouses, David and Karen Sass of Genesee, Idaho, Catherine Bars of La Grande and Nancy and Bobby Morrison of Antlers, Okla.; sister, Mary Jean and brother-inlaw, Max Henry, of Baker City; nine grandchildren, Lucas, Tyler, Austin, Carson, Dana, Blake, Ashleigh, M egan, and Abby; five greatgrandchildren, Jack, Lucy, Becky, Ethan and Logan.; three nieces, Ann Dennis of Baker City, Kelly Richards of LaGrande, and Jennifer Gibb of Wallowa; and other relativesand friends. Memorial contributions may be madetothe Oregon Heart Association. To sign the online guest book visit www.danielsknopp.com. Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center of La Grande is in charge of arrangements.
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Clyde E. Smith, 90, of North Powder, died June 1, 2014, at The Chaplaincy hospice in Kennewick, Wash., after suffering a stroke at home a week earlier. No formal funeral service will be held, but plans for an informalgathering in the North Clyde Pow d er area at Smith alater date are pending. Clyde was born Sept. 30, 1923, at Nyssa, one of two sons of Dwight and Gertie Smith. After graduating from high school in Nyssa, he first worked as a welder in the Portland shipyards, then joined the U.S. Army Air Force and completed pilot training as a 2nd Lieutenant. He flew 41 missions in B-26 medium bombers from bases in England, France and Belgium. SeeObituaries/Page 8A
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• Sheepherder said wolves didn't flee when he fired .22 rifle into the air nearby By Katy Nesbitt VVesCom News Service
Biologists confirm wolf OR-7, mate had pups
ENTERPRISE — Three lambs were killed and 20 injured by wolves recently on a Zumwalt Prairie ranch. According to Wallowa CountyChiefDeputy Fred Steen, a sheepherder living among a band of sheep on Elk Mountain Road outside of Enterprise, said he heard wolves howling at about 11:30 p.m. on May 29. Then he said his guard dogs came toward the trailer at a high rate of speed. According to an Oregon Department of Fish and
PORTLAND — Wolf OR-7 and a mate have produced offspring in southwest Oregon's Cascade Mountains, wildlife biologists confirmed today. In early May, biologists suspected that OR-7, originally from Northeastern Oregon, had a mate in the Rogue RiverSiskiyou National Forest when remote cameras captured several images of what appeared to be a black female wolf in the same area. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFWj biologists returned to the area Monday,June 2,and observed two pups.Scatsamples from the area have been collected and submitted to a laboratory for DNA analysis, which will take several weeks. It is likely there are more pups as wolf litters typically number four to six pups. The pups mark the first known wolf reproduction in the OregonCascades sincethe mid-1940s. — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife (ODFWl report, when the sheepherder shined a flashlight he saw three wolves and shot a .22-caliber rifle into the air to scare them. "The sheepherder said when he shot in the air, they just stood there," Steen said."He was very unnerved and upset that they weren't
scared. They are getting habituated." The sheepherder told investigatorshe had previous experience with wolves on a ranch in Idaho and he had
come close enough to hit a w olf with a shovel to protect the flock. EarlyFriday morning rancher Mark Dawson was driving out Crow Creek
Road to the Kreb's Ranch and told Leanna Wentz, the owner of the sheep, that he had seen a wolf in the road about two miles from her ranch. This is the first significant sheep depredation by wolves in Wallowa County. The only other loss of sheep was one confirmed in the Prairie Creek neighborhood outside of Joseph last winter. Wolves have killed and injured sheep in Umatilla County in the past couple of years, and in Baker County's Keating Valley in 2009, but until last week Wallowa County ranchers have only had conirmed lossesofcalves,cows f and a mule to wolves in the last four years. The first confirmed loss ofli vestock to wolves in the Wallowa Valley was in May 2010 when a dead calf was discovered by a Fish and Wildlife employee on the Zumwalt Prairie.
Free workshops on easing stress, anxie The public is invited to a pair of free, 90-minute presentations in Baker City to learn a technique designed to relievestressand anxiety. Nancy Peyron of Baker
City has invited Helen McConnell to teach the technique known as EFT, meridian tapping or just tapping. Presentations are scheduled for:
• Friday, June 6, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Riverside meeting room at the Baker County Library, 2400 Resort St. • Tuesday, June 10, 6 p.m.
wildlife management. His degree led to a 36-year career with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: as a district wildlife biologist in John Day and then Pendleton;as assistant regional supervisor for the Northeast Region out of La Grande; and as Southwest regional supervisor in Roseburg. He retired in 1986 and moved to North Powder. Clyde married Betty J. Cork in Corvallis in 1949 and they had three
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Clyde Smith North Powder, 1932-2014
After his 1945 discharge from the Army (too late for deer season in Oregon, he related, but his uniform got him a license in Idaho where he hunted with his uncle), he attended Oregon State, majoring in fish and
to 7:30 in the Riverside meeting room. More information is available by calling Peyron at 541-523-3015 or McConnell at 503-880-0111.
daughters, who survive: Janice Davis of Aloha, Joan Durgin ofCamas, Wash., and Joyce Martinez of Salem. Other survivors include his son-inlaw, Glenn Davis; four grandchildren, Heather and Grant Davis, of New York City and San Diego, respectively, and Anthonyand Amber Martinez of Salem; and two great-grandchildren, the daughterand son ofGrant and Kelley Davis in San Diego, Mabel and
NEWS OF RECORD DEATHS Joyce A. Aldrich: 79, a longtime Baker City resident, died June 1, 2014, at Sonora, Calif. A complete obituary will be published later.
FUNERALS PENDING LaRue Askins: Friends are invited to join the family for a reception and a celebration of LaRue's life from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 69182 Summerville Road in Summerville. Online condolences may bemade at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com. Keith Carroll: former Baker City resident who died March 31, 2014, memorial service, Saturday, June 7, noon on the south side of Mason Dam at Phillips Lake; signs will be posted. People who plan to attend should call Shawna at 208-703-1557. Howard Steven "Steve" Humphries: Graveside celebra-
tion of Steve's life with military honors, 11 a.m., Saturday, June 28, at Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception (the place will be announced later). Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home Br Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Onlinecondolences may be made at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.
POLICE LOG Baker City Police Arrests, citations ASSAULT IV (Domestic): ElizabethDonnale Buchanan,29, of 1209 Court Ave., 11:39 p.m. Tuesday, in the 1500 block of Cherry St.; jailed. UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF MARIJUANA, HARASSMENT and DISORDERLY CONDUCT (Two Baker County Circuit Court wa rra nts): Jaso n Mi ch aeI Bo rk, 29, of 331 David Eccles Road, 4:47 p.m. Monday, at 2610 Grove St.; jailed. BURGLARY, CRIMINALTRES-
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Free first aid training offered The Baker City Fire Department, in cooperation with Blue Mountain Community College, will be offering American Heart Association Heartsaver classes this month. This classroom course is titled Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED trains students in basic first aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and AED (automated external defibrillatorl skills. It is designed to meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements, Lt. Alan Blair of the Baker City Fire Department, stated in a press releases. Funded by a grant from Heart 'n' Home Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC, the first round of classes is beginning this week. They will be offered free on a first-come, firstserved basis with a limit of 10 people per class. Here is aschedule ofclassdatesand times: • Session 1: Thursday, June 5 — 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Session 2: Tuesday, June 10 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a short lunch break. • Session 3: Wednesday, June 11 — 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 12— 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Session 4: Thursday, June 19 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a short lunch break. • Session 5: Saturday, June 21 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a short lunch break. To signup for classes,callortextTerriClark at541403-2842and tellheryou want to registerfor Heartsaver classes. More classes will be scheduled later, Blair said. Funding is available for 100 people total.
DAR to hear report on patriot ancestor Wilma Johnson will report on her patriot ancestor Capt. Samuel Ransom from Connecticut when the Lone Pine Tree Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meets June 13. The Friday luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Flying J Travel Plaza, 63276 Highway 203, in La Grande. The meeting will begin at noon. Suzie Thompson, Good Citizenship Program chairwoman, will report on the 2014 winner Hayden Bershenyi, an Elgin High School senior. Bershenyi was presented his winning certificate and check at the school's annual year-end Honors Assembly. Regent Meschelle Cookson and Dorothy Robertson also attended the assembly. The annual flag retirement ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the American Legion, Post No. 43, at 301 Fir St. in La Grande. The event is in conjunction with the Daughters of the American Revolution. There will be a similar ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Baker Elks Lodge at 1896 Second St., with the Boy Scouts of America participating. People with flags that are tattered, faded, dirty or in any other way not suitable to be flown are asked to drop them off at the above locations, or, call these numbers for more information or for flag pickup: Meschelle Cookson at 541-523-4248orJoan Smith at 541-963-4861.The public is invited to the ceremonies.
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Oregon State Police Arrests, citations DRIVING UNDERTHE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Jeffrey
Michael Culbertson, 49, of Baker City, 8:10 p.m. Friday, on Interstate 84, at Baker City; cited and released from the Baker County Jail.
PASSING, CRIMINAL MISCHIEF and ORDERTO SHOW CAUSE (why diversion agreement should not be revoked): Christopher Allen Prince, 24, of 1915 Colorado St., 3:34 a.m. Saturday, in the 2600 block of Court Avenue; jailed. THEFT III: Jacob Perry Fischer, 29, of 1640Valley Ave., 4:11 p.m. Saturday, at his home; jailed and later released on bail. DRIVING UNDERTHE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS: Cindy Kay Baird, 42, of 1270 11th St., 2:46 a.m. Saturday at Auburn Avenue and Second Street; jailed and later released on bail.
People who love to read but who have lost or are losing their eyesight are invited to a special presentation titled "Reading in the Dark: De-mystifying Oregon's Free Library for the Print Disabled" on Thursday, June 26. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. at the Baker County Public Library at 2400 Resort St. Staff from the Oregon State Library will talk about how to access free resources and continue reading even as eyesight deterioratesduring the freesession thatisexpected tolastabout one hour. Talking Book and Braille Services (TBABSl is an under used state agency, according to a press release announcing the event. Most Oregonians think that it's only available forpeople who are 100-percentblind. Presenters atthe June 26 event hope to "demystify and debunk" assumptions about, not only Talking Book and Braille Services, but also the patrons served by the program. Questions will be encouraged and those attending are urged to interact and share experiences. Elke Bruton, the public services librarian for Talking Book and Braille Services of the Oregon State Library, is the program instructor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in rhetoric from Washington State University at Pullman and a master's oflibrary and information science degree from the University of Washington at Seattle.
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Baker City's recent debate about modest salary raises for a dozen or so employees, and questions raised during the primary election campaign about whether Baker County is holding on to too much cash at the end of the fiscal year, seem quaint in comparison to the financial debacle that's been plaguing Multnomah Countyfor a decade. We're referring to the infamous Wapato Jail in Oregon's most populous county. In a case of government ineptitude that surely surprises even cynics, Multnomah County spent
$58 million to build a jail that has never housed an inmate. And the county continues to shell out $300,000 per year to maintain the building. The explanation for what seems inexplicable is that county oKcials overestimated the number ofjail cells that would be needed. We don't mean to suggest that salary raises for city workers, or Baker County's budgeting strategy, are topics unworthy of public discussion. Of course they are. But as we debate these issues, we as taxpayers ought to feel better knowing that at least we're not
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GUEST EDITORIAL Editorial from The (Bend) Bulletin: Gov. John Kitzhaber is going on the offense in the Cover Oregondebacle,seeking to shiftthefocustowebsite developer Oracle's failings and away from errors by the state. Offense may play better politically than defense, but with at least four federal investigations ongoing, a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. may be premature. Kitzhaber launched his volley last week by asking Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to "immediately initiate legalaction torecoverpayments and other damages from Oracle ..." Rosenblum's response was cautious, saying her team was "fully engaged in the 'legwork"' and"thoroughly investigating the facts and developing successful legalstrategies. "She offered the governor a"confidential update." Kitzhaber also asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to levy fines against Oracle and sought helpfrom Oregon'sU.S.Sens.Ron Wyden and JeffM erkley. Armed with a report from First Data, a company Oregon hired to figure out what went wrong, Kitzhaber said Oracle "promised something it did not deliver." He admitted the state made mistakes and listed steps he has taken to correct thoseerrors,such asreplacing top leadership and bringing in a reorganization team. The state has been widely criticized for its failure to hire a systems integrator to oversee the Cover Oregon project, and with making "time and material" contracts with Oracle that required paying for programmers' time rather than for a finished product. Oracle has responded by saying the state mismanaged the project. The huge technology company said extensive documentationexiststo show thestate failed todeliver requirements to Oracle. Because Cover Oregon's bills were paid by the federal government, ongoing federal probes are being conducted by the FBI, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Government Accountability OIfice and the U.S. House oversight committee. Better to see where those investigations lead than to launch an expensive, complex legal action against Oracle, a company that would no doubt be a formidable legal foe, especially given the complex mix of state and corporate error involved.
S CBI1 8 1"eVeB S We Proponents ofbig government require a no more salient example of its inherent weakness than the scandal that has recently consumed the Department of Veterans Affairs. The burgeoning facts are like a bomb that keeps exploding. It seems that every day a new allegation is made, a new angle is revealed. Now 42 facilities in states trom Arizona to South Carolina to Texas have been implicated, as whistle-blowers in the federal agency with the second-largest budget have begun to share disturbingly similar accounts about excessive wait times for medical appointments and claims that VA officials falsified hospital recordsto disguisetheirfailures. The ink has not dried on the latestinspector general report— which unsurprisingly found these problems to be systemic — and outraged officials on both sides of the aisle have shown no hesitation in accusing the agency of conspiracy. Yet in an era of oversight, these "gamingstrategies, "according todepartment offic ialsand veterans groups,arefar from novel. Indeed, multiple reviews have shown that they were just part ofhow one of the federal government's largestbureaucracies hasconducted its business for years. In the wake of such incriminating revelations, critics will search for larger patterns of government failure, which arebecoming easierand easierto identify. Some commentators have been quick to draw parallels between the VA failures and those expected under the Affordable Care Act, the most contro-
remove those who are ineffective. But government has become increasingly CYNTHIA M. lessaccountable asitsagencieshave ALLEN become immune trom any semblance of competition and too bloated and clumsy versial government expansion ofhealth to effectively manage themselves. care in decades. As the Washington Post editorialized, the "cumbersome" personnel system John Fund, writing in the National employed by the VA and other federal Review, argued that"Obamacare will dramatically expand access to the agencies"can'trecruitorcompete for healthcare system at the same time talentand doesn'treward top performthat many surveys show doctors are ers or punish poor ones," rendering likely to retire or cut back their hours. It it largely ineffectual and making it is almost inevitable that we'll see more susceptibl eto errorand ripeforwrongwaiting-l istscandalsastheneed toradoing. tion care grows." But insteadofreform and effortsto improve eSciency, the typical response Rationing is a phenomenon not is to inject more money into failing unusual in nations that employ socializedhealthcare programs. Fears that systems. According to Michael Tanner it might lead to scandals are far trom of the Cato Institute, enrollment in VA unfounded;they may even be prescient. services rose 13 percent from 2007 to But the implications of the VA scan2012,and itsexpenditures increased 76 dal are much bigger than those implied percentover thatperiod.Yetitstillsuffers from chronic budget problems. by comparing the agency's failures to For liberals in particular, who see govthose anticipated under Obamacare. They hint at a problem well beyond ernment as a solution to the problems of modern society, the VA scandal exposes the scope of this president or any of his administration's far-reaching policies. the fragility of such an ideology. Instead, they speak to the much And it reminds us that however wellintended, the government's ability to do greaterdoubt about the ability of thefederalgovernment to effectively good is notdirectly proportionate to the sizeofitsbureaucracy. executeitscurrent responsibilities ata time when progressives are perpetually In his 2011 State of the Union adseekingtoexpand those responsibilities. dress, President Obama thricerepeated "Modern liberalism," columnist the phrase,'We do big things." Michael Gerson wrote, "involves cenIn America, we hope that will always tralized, bureaucratic authority and be true. But we do not require big govthereforepresupposes administrative ernment to do them. competence" — a virtue absent in many sectors ofgovernment. Cynthia M. Allen is a cotumnist for the Fort Competence requires not only effecWorth Star-Telegram. Readers ~y send tiveleadership;itdemands that leaders her emrrit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your views Harvey reflects on campaign, thanks voters I would like to say thank you to Baker County for the vote of confidence you have shown in the primary election as your next Baker County Commission Chair. As I reflect on the following: • Interview with Super Talk Radio Eddie Garcia • Input with Lars Larson • Participating in two different forums • Mass mailing • Radio ads on local stations • Weekly Round Table meetings • Placement of over 300 signs • Attending the Rural Area City Council Meetings, I am still amazed and greatly
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humbled that it was the individual person who took the time to learn about the issues and made the choice to cast their ballot. That is what really made the difference.
I would specially like to say thank you to the many volunteers who spent countless hours, providing me with documents, legal information and input on the many different areas that affect our county as a whole today. I am also grateful forthosethatprovided theleg work getting the word out regarding my canlpalgll.
Finally, a great big hug and thank you to my wife Lorrie who encouraged me, supportedme, prayed with me and took on the role as my campaign manager. After the November general election, itwill be time to get to work and I am looking forward to January 2015. Bill Harvey Haines
CONTACT YOUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS President Barack Obama: The White House, 1600 PennsylvaniaAve.,Washington, D.C. 20500; 202-456-1414; fax 202456-2461; to send comments, go to www.whitehouse.gov/contact. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley: D.C. office: 313 Hart Senate Office Building,U.S. Senate,Washington, D.C.,20510; 202-224-3753; fax 202-228-3997. Portland office: One WorldTrade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon St. Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204; 503-326-3386; fax 503-326-2900. Pendleton office: 310 S.E. Second St. Suite 105, Pendleton 97801; 541-278-1129; merkley.senate.gov. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden: D.C. office: 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-5244; fax 202-228-2717 La Grande office: 105 Fir St., No. 210, La Grande, OR 97850; 541962-7691; fax, 541-963-0885; wyden.senate.gov. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (2nd District): D.C. office: 2182 Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20515, 202-225-6730; fax 202-225-5774. La Grande office: 1211 Washington Ave., La Grande, OR 97850;541-624-2400, fax, 541-624-2402; walden.house g OV.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber: 254 State Capitol, Salem, OR
97310; 503-378-3111; www.governor.oregon.gov. Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown: 900 Court St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301; 503-986-1523. Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler: 350Winter St. N.E., Suite 100,Salem, OR 97301-3896; 503-378-4329. Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum: Justice Building,Salem, OR 97301-4096; 503-378-4400. Oregon Legislature: Legislative documents and information are available online at wwwdeg.state.or.us. State Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario): Salem office: 900 Court St. N.E., H-475, Salem, OR 97301; 503-986-1460. District office: RO. Box 1027, Ontario, OR 97914; 541-889-8866. State Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day): Salem office: 900 Court St. N.E., S-323, Salem, OR 97301; 503-986-1950. District office: 111 Skyline Drive, John Day, OR 97845; 541-490-6528. Baker City Hall: 1655 First Street, PO. Box 650, Baker City, OR 97814; 541-523-6541; fax 541-524-2049. City Council meets the second and fourthTUesdays at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. Dennis Dorrah, Clair Button, Roger Coles, Mike Downing,
Barbara Johnson, Richard Langrell (mayor), Kim Mosier. Baker City administration: 541-523-6541. Mike Kee, city manager;Wyn Lohner, police chief; Jim Price, fire chief; Michelle Owen, public works director; Becky Fitzpatrick, HR manager and city recorder. Baker County Commission: Baker County Courthouse 1995 3rd St., Baker City, OR 97814; 541-523-8200. Meets the first and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m.; Fred Warner Jr. (chair), Mark Bennett, Tim Kerns. Baker County departments:541-523-8200. Mitch Southwick, sheriff; Jeff Smith, roadmaster; Matt Shirtcliff, district attorney; Alice Durflinger, countytreasUrer;Tami Green, county clerk; Kerry Savage, county assessor. Baker School District: 20904th Street, Baker City, OR 97814; 541-524-2260; fax 541-524-2564. Superintendent: Walt Wegener. Board meets the thirdTuesday of the month at 6 p.m., Baker School District 5J office boardroom; Andrew Bryan, Kevin Cassidy, Mark Henderson, Kyle Knight, Rich McKim.
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they are, if others shut down or the demand on those is PORTLAND — Oregon significantly reduced." Among the options for the m ust slash itscarbon dioxide emissions from power plants states: making power plants nearly in half by 2030 under more efFIcient, investing in federal requirements the more renewable, low-carbon energy sources and expandObama administration has ing programs to make houseproposed to curb global warming. holds and businesses more The state Department energy-efFIcient. of Environmental Quality Already, Oregon's Renewwill be in charge of drawing ablePortfolioStandard requiresthe state'slarge plans to meet the goal. The initiative gives each state utili tiestodraw 25 percent flexibility in how to reduce ofelectricity from renewable carbon emissions by 2030. resources by 2025. About half a dozen power Nationwide, the administration' splan callsforcarbon plants in Oregon would be afFected by the requireemissions from the power ments, according to the U.S. sector to be reduced by 30 Environmental Protection percentbelow 2005 levels. Agency. Each state has an individual Colin McConnaha, climate goal. Oregon'sisa 48 percent changespecialistatOregon's reduction — one of the highenvironmental quality est percentages among the agency, said Monday that the states. state is already well on its However, Oregon is relaway toward energy efFIciency, tively less reliant on fossil and plans to stop burning fuels because ofhydropower from Columbia River dams. coal at Portland General Electric's Boardman plant Federal statistics show Orcould be a big help. egon gets nearly 65 percent The plant in north-central of its energy from hydropowOregon is the only coal-fired er, 19 percent from natural electricity plant in the state, gas, 10 percent from wind, 4 and PGE has said it plans percent from coal and about 1percentfrom biomass. to stop using coal there by 2020.Coal plants are the top That means Oregon's total emitterofgreenhouse gases emission reduction would be in the U.S. smaller in volume relative to "There's a lot of flexibilthoseinother states. ity in how we can get the In 2012, Oregon's power emissions down," McConsector C02 emissions were naha said."Certain plants approximately 7 million m ight be able tooperate as m etric tons from sources covAssociated Press
ered by the rule. By contrast, Pennsylvania's were 105 million metric tons and Florida's were 107 million metric tons. Washington state's output was almost identical to Oregon's. "Oregon is already experiencing the impacts of climate change," Gov. John Kitzhabersaid in a statement. He called the proposal a boldstep that"willprotect the healthofcitizens across the country while supporting the growing energy efFIciency and renewable energy economy on the West Coast."
Deputy sheriff rescues 14-year-old boy from ocean PORTLAND iAP1 — Adeputy sherifF on Southern Oregon's coast who spent 45 minutes battling the surf and keeping a teenager's head above water was described as delirious and losing consciousness when
rescuers were finally able to pull the two from 50-degree water. Deputy Terry Brown was hypothermic and hospitalized in critical condition Monday, but he and the 14-year-old are expected to recover. Curry County Sheriff John Bishop says the boy got pulled out to sea by what's known as a rip current.
Woman survives when car plunges off 30-foot cliff ROSEBURG iAP1 — Firefighters in the southern Oregon community of Roseburg say a woman has survived a car crash ofF a 30-foot cliff into the Umpqua River.
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Halfwaymanrescuedafter4-wheeler wreck A Halfway man was hurt Saturday when his all-terrain vehicle rolled, struck a rockand rolled down an embankment. Charles "Larry" Merriman, 77, of 48149 E. Pine Creek Road, left his home at 11 a.m. Saturday aboard his ATV, said Sheriff Mitch Southwick. Merriman had no food or water, and he has several health issues, his stepdaughter, Lea Peble, told authorities. She reported Merriman missing at 5 p.m. Saturday atter he failed to return from his ride. Several fiiends had looked
for him without success earlier in the day, Southwick said. Two deputies and about 10 people &om the Baker County Sheri6"s Search and Rescue Team were dispatched to the area.Deputy Gabe Maldonado and Bob Torres, a family friend and retired Portland firefighter, found Merriman about 8 p.m., Southwick said. Merriman was found about a mile and a half from his home on an old road otF Fish Lake Road when he crashed his ATV, the sherifFsaid. Merriman was
BENNETT Continued ~om Page1A Commissioners across the West often find that the parttime job they were elected to is really far beyond that and means more homework, more study and a better grasp of what is often seen asa colossalmat rix ofregulations. Bennett's half-time Constituentservice slotispartofthe approvedbudget,butstill ~akes up abig piece.
thrown &om the ATV and landed down the embankment. The Search and Rescue crew arrived about the same time the searchers found Merriman.They used the Search and Rescue Team's ATV rescue trailer to bring Merriman out to the trailhead where he could be picked up by Pine Valley Ambulance volunteers. Merriman was taken by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center where he was treated and released.
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have good benefits," he said. But Kee contends that isn't the point. Continued from Page1A "I'm just saying the salaand rising to $93,685 at the Button said he does not highest salary step level. agree with Langrell that ries iwith other cities) are top-level Baker City employIn essence, Baker City's comparable," he said. "toppedout"salary for topLangrell contends that the ees are the highest paid in Oregon. level personnel matches or city simply cannot continue W hile hos a toffactors is slightly above the entry to pay current wages to its come into play when compar- levelwage for the same posi- non-union employees. The ing wages &om one city to tions in other cities. While future costs are simply too another — for example, cities' the publicworks directorin high, he said. Costs will PERS retirement costs vary The Dalles for example, can continue to rise and Langrell — a comparisonofsalaries realistically aim to reach the fears that, in the end, there with several cities in Eastern highest level — step 7, with will be only one viable decision left. and Central Oregon appears a base wage of $93,685"The only option the city to lend weight to Button's Baker City's public works director, Owen, is "topped has now, because of the union assertion that Baker City's salariesdon'ttop the scale. out" at $76,000. contracts, would be to conLangrell pointed out that Kee said the employees tractservicesout,"he said. he included in his proposed when reviewing salary rates Last year the city negoti1.5-percent pay raise are the total cost, including atedthree-year contracts non-union stafFwho have health insurance and other with each of its three labor reachedthe top ofthe salary benefits, should be factored unions. Those contracts into the final equation. include annual pay raises schedule, meaning they're 'You've got to figure the not eligible for annual "step" of 1 percent or 1.5 percent. increases. benefits into that. We ithe Kee proposed the 1.5-percent For instance, department raises for non-union workcity) are paying full medical and full dental," Langrell ers atter the union contracts heads such as Fire Chief Jim Price, Police Chief Wyn were finalized. said. Lohner, Public Works DirecStill, even using a baseKee said he isn't necessartor Michelle Owen and Filine 33 percent addition of ily against a plan to contract nance Director Jeanie Dexter benefits to salaries, local top out services. But he pointed all earn $76,000 per year. employees still come out out the city already does so By comparison, La lower on the wage scale than in some cases, and that any Grande's finance director departmentheads in several decision to shelve existing position has a salary range area cities. And, Kee said, the city departments must be starting at $68,000 and riscity pays 90 percent of the considered very carefully. "I don't discount contracting to $89,000 at the top of benefits, not all. the schedule. Yet Kee conceded that, as ing, I just think there is more In Prineville, the city ena rule, public employees are than one choice. I think congineer/public works director fairly well compensated. tracting works. But it needs "No one will be surprised has a salary range of $75,000 to be looked at hard. If it is to $90,000. to hear that public employees the wrong decision it could
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be very difficult to get back to a level where we are today. We need to make sure we are making the right decision," Kee said. Kee said while some decisions may seem to be easy ones, the long-term impact could be severe. "If you just take the attitude, 'woe is me, we will neverbe able to sustain this,' I think that will come true. But if you work at figuring out different ways to do things, I think we can come up with some good ideas," he said. Kee said that over the years, talk of contracting out police duties in Baker Citydrifted acrossthelocal political landscape but he said he isn't sure there is widespreadpublicsupportof that plan. "First of all, I don't necessarily believe there is a cost savings there and second of all I haven't heard many citizens tell me they thought that was a good idea. They like having a police department that works 24 hours a day that will respond to calls," he said. Button said in his experience contracting out services is a hit-or-miss affair in termsofoverallsuccess. 'You know, it depends on the individuals you get. The contracting stufFworks sometimes and sometimes it doesn't," he said. 4
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first inning and 5-2 in the second. Seattlemanager Lloyd McClendon was forced to turn the game over to his bullpen after only three
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Wood i5-6l, Atlanta's third pitcher. The shot to right field drove in Dustin Ackley, who reached on a two-out soft roller down the first-base line. ''Weletthem hang amund and they came back and they got the big hits," Braves managerFrediGonzalezsaid.
"It was not an ideal win," McClendon said."Obviously you don't want your bullpen to have to cover that many innings, but they did a fantastic job and I don't think anybody got really stretched.
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CORVALLIS — Grant Palmer singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and UC Irvine went on to upset No. 1 national seed Oregon State 4-2 on Monday night to win the NCAA Corvallis regional. The Anteaters i38 23l advancetothe super regional about this club I'm not round for the fourth time in
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Kings,Rangersreadvforfinalseries By Greg Beacham
superior Western Conference. Neither team is listening: The Kings aren't interested in prognostication, and the Rangers relish the pressure-fiee role of an underdog."It doesn't matter about public opinion, media opinion," New York's Martin St. Louis said.
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LOS ANGELES — Although the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers have played 41 combined postseasongames over theprevious six weeks, they still have ample energy for the big finale to their epic playofFchase. "No, you don't get tired right now," said Kings forward Marian Gaborik, theformer 40-goal scorerforthe Rangers."All you think about is winning the Stanley Cup." When they meet at Staples Center on Wednesday night to begin the first New York-L.A. Cup final in NHL history, the Rangers and Kings are prepared for one more exhausting series in a spring filled with two-week sagas, nail-biting finishes and Game 7 heroics. Five things to watch when the Kings host Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history:
winner, who flirted heavily with the Kings in free agency in 2011, is back in form this season.
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Even after strong offensive efforts by Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter, the Kings believe their GOOD TO GO most dynamic playoff performer has Kings goalie Jonathan Quick said been Drew Doughty. The inexhaustible he's fine after leaving practice a bit defenseman is looking to add a second early Tuesday when he took a shot ofF Stanley Cup title to his two Olympic his collarbone. Although the Kings are gold medals, and he's the current favorthe NHL's highest-scoring playofFteam, ite for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the defense-minded Los Angeles needs playofF MVP. its franchise goalie in top form. Quick SECONDHAND FAMILIARITY has won three straight Game 7s this spring,even ifhisstatisticsaren'tas Although the two teams haven't met impressive as they were in his Conn in six months, Rangers coach Alain Smythe-winning season in 2012. Vigneault led the Vancouver Canucks against Los Angeles for seven years, NO CAPTAIN, MYCAPTAIN including two of the previous four You won't see a"C" on a blue shirt postseasons. He knows all about Kings this series. If the Rangers win the coach Darryl Sutter's defense-minded Stanley Cup, they don't have a captain system and Los Angeles' hard-hitting to raise it after trading Ryan Calstyle. "It's a team that obviously has grown lahan in March. That role is being played unofficially by Brad Richards, a through the years," Vigneault said."It healthy scratch in last season's playoffs has a real good balance. That's why and a potential salary-cap casualty this they're getting another chance to comsummer.But the 2004 Conn Smythe pete for the Cup."
PLAYING FAVORITES Although Los Angeles won just one more regular-season game than New York, most hockey observers think the Kings are strong favorites after they survived three playoff rounds in the
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Oldahoma State. OSU Coach Pat Casey We realizethatwe were fortunate and certainly caught some good breaks and got some key hits," UC Irvine coach Mike Gillespie said.'We were the beneficiary of some huge breaks. If you're us, you are counting your lucky stars." UC Irvine took the lead with two runs on three hits in the sixth. Palmer singled home Chris Rabago and Adam Alcantara was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. The Anteaters added a run in the seventh. Evan Manarino i4-3l allowed one run on two hits in 3 1-3 innings of relief for UC Irvine. Elliot Surrey pitched the ninth for his 24th save. Jake Thompson i3-2l gave up three runs on four hits in the lossforthe Beavers i45-14l. Oregon State threatened in the eighth after on Nick Rulli's hit a two-out triple and scored on a wild pitch. But Dylan Davis flew out to the center field to end the inning. Logan Ice and Kavin Keyes each had two hits for the Beavers, who were the top national seed in the tournament for the first time in school history. Five of the eight national seeds were eliminated in the regionals thisseason. "This team played together. They played hard together. They had camaraderie. They were committed," Oregon State coach Pat Casey said. There is nothing about this club I'm not proud of. They were outstanding. This one game is not a reflection on our program." The Anteaters dogpiled to celebrate the victory while the Oregon State fans stood stunned. ''We felt like it was us against the world coming in here," Palmer said."I don't think anyone believed in us but us."
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LOCAL 8 REGION
HARVEY Continued ~om Page1A "They ivotersl were telling me to get in there and get something going. It's not working frying to work with the Forest Service, find another way to protect Baker County," he said. Seeking out methods to better enhance the county's position regarding what some perceiveto be punitive federalmandates regarding water,tim ber and other naturalresourcesisanother goalclose to Harvey'sheart. He saidvotersappeared to send a clearmessage during the campaign. "Protect us because we have no protection," Harvey said. While Harvey still may face a write-in candidate or a Democratic challenger in the November general election, his victory over Warner all but ensures he will replace Warner in January 2015. H arveysaidhebelievesit'sto hisadvantage to have several months to fine-tune his agenda. "Itgives me time to plan and getprepared,"he said. H arveyalsoconceded that the tasksfacing senior elected positions, including county commissioners, throughout the West are becoming more complex.
"This is a bigjob"he said
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Mount Rainier as seen from the White River Campground, where six missing climbers started their journey.
By Maria L. La Ganga
are believed to have fallen thousands of feet down a EATONVILLE, Wash. sheer, icy clifFto their deaths Mount Rainier looms over last week. Authorities have not Puget Sound, seductive and released their names, but deadly, wooing climbers and Alpine Ascents confirmed testing their skills. Now, the icy peak has that the lead guide was Matt claimed six more victims in Hegeman, a climbing expert who had scaled Rainier the second-worst mountaineering accident in Rainier's more than 50 times. A family history. member identified one of the More than 14,000 feet climbers as Mark Mahaney, high at its summit, the 26, of St. Paul, Minn., who glaciercovered volcano rises dreamed of scaling Mount aloneabove Seattle'ssludgy Everest. "All indications point tocommutes, functioning as the ultimate harbinger ofbad w ards faallof3,300 feetfrom weather — "Is the mountain near the parties' last known out?a is a common refrainlocationat 12,800feeton Liband beckoning the outdoorsy erty Ridge," a Mount Rainier with its sheer proximity. National Park spokeswoman 'There is a draw, but I can't said in a recorded message. 'There is no viable chance explain it," said Len Throop, owner of Eatonville Outdoor, of survival from such a fall. who has climbed Rainier ... At this point there are no many times but never plans to put people on the crested the summit."From ground at the site because of the first time I ever saw it, the ongoing hazards." I felt a connection. Even if In coming"weeks and you can't see it, you know months," she said, the climbit's there. And it's dangerous. ers' route will be checked This week is one example, occasionally from the air, and "potential opportunities for and it's not even the worst." The worst accident came in helicopter-based recovery June 1981, when 11 climbwill continue to be evaluated. ers died under giant chunks There is no certainty that ofice. recovery is possible given Recovery efForts have theselocations." beencalled ofFforthebodies Authorities debriefed of four climbers and two relatives of Rainier's latest experienced mountain guides victims Sunday, according from Alpine Ascents Interto the father-in-law of one of national in Seattle. The six the climbers. The man, who Los Angeles Times
declined to give his name, said he had flown in from the East Coast on Friday night. His eyes were red and pufFy as he grabbed a hasty lunch at Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse in Ashford, Wash., not far from the headquarters of Mount Rainier National Park. He said he hadn't eaten in two days. And he did not want to talk. aWe're going to need all the prayers we can get to get through this," he said. Climbing Rainier is never easy, even via the least-challenging routes and under the bestofcircumstances, said Martinique Grigg, executive director of the Mountaineers, a Seattle nonprofit organization that teaches climbing skills and promotes outdoor activities. "Only 50 percent of the people who try it, make it, any given year," said Grigg, whose email and voicemail boxes have lit up since word ofthedisasterbegan to spread."It's a tough mountain. You need to be in good physical condition, and you need to have training to be safe in the mountains. You need to know how to travel over a glacier, how to rescue your climbing partners." Rainier has the largest system of glaciers in the United States outside of Alaska. The challenging terrain requires skill, stamina
Womanchargedwithsexaduse By Chris Collins
felony, and contributing to the sexual abuse of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. A 23-year-old Baker City woman has District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff said the been charged with sexual abuse of a crimes took place between Feb. 14 and May 17-year-old boy. 28. Ohumukini and the victim were known RebeccaLynn Ohumukini,23,of2245 to each other and at one point the boy had Miller St., was cited and released at 11 p.m. been living in her home for several weeks, Tuesday at her home on a Baker County ShirtclifFsaid. Circuit Court warrant charging her with The case isexpected to go before a grand second-degree sexual abuse, a Class C jury in the next couple of weeks. ccollins©bakercityherald.com
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and equipment. Climbers must wear crampons, spiked implements that give their bootstraction, and wield ice axes that help them arrest their slide down the mountain if they slip. They are often tied to their climbing m atesforsafety. "It's like being on a stair stepperata steep angle for 10 hours, and that's for just a normal route," Grigg said. Liberty Ridge, the route the ill-fated climbers took last week, "is one of the most difficult on the mountain." Eric Linxweiler, a Mountaineers board member who has scaled Rainier several times, said climbers on the peak hear sounds like shotguns — rocks crashing down the fifth-tallest mountain in the continental United States. The eeriness is amplified by the time of
day. "We doalmost allofour climbing in the middle of the night when everything is frozen," Linxweiler said."As the days get longer, every day the snow gets softer. As you're walking uphill, you're sliding. It's much safer to be on the mountain when the mountain is frozen.a
BIAZE Continued ~om Page1A "Itwas agood opportunity for some on-the-job training," Crippen said of the fire near Unity, which was reported Sunday. Although thunderstorms aren't especially rare in early June, lightningrarely ignites forest fires because the ground remains moist from recently melted snow. That a lightning bolt not only started the fire Saturday along the South Fork of the Burnt River, about six miles southwest of Unity, but that flames also spread into the surrounding forest, is tangible evidence that the area in southern Baker County"is unusually dry for this time of year," Crippen said. 'Tm hoping for some good June rains in that Unity counfry," he said. The fire did have one advantage, Crippen conceded. Itstarted in an areathat was logged a couple years ago, and there was an abundance of combustibles in the form of pitchy stumps and limbs, he sald. The 12-acre sizeisabit misleading, Crippen said. The blaze had burned about five acres when the La Grande Hotshots arrived Sunday. The crew used nearby roads as firebreaks, then purposely burned areas between the roadsand themain fire, Crippen said. Saturday's storms, which spawned about 50 lightning strikes in the Unity and Sumpter areas, also sparked a
The role of county commissioners has become more intricatebecause offederalmandates and proposals regardingnaturalresources,he said. "The workload has increased due to what we have to do to combat the federal government coming at us from all different directions," he said. Opening up the forests for production, he said, is just common sense. t We all have the same goals. Let's cut timber and create jobs. Every single meeting I ever went to all agreed to that one point. Let's cut some timber and stop burning it down. Everyone agrees to that, the Forest Service, the county, everybody," he said.
SCULPTURE Continued ~om Page1A ''When I began the auction people were asking'are licked salt blocks really art?' I hope people still ask that because it makes it that much more fun," he said. The concept, he said, speaks to two facets oflife in Baker County — agriculture and art. "It reflects the values of our community. People here can identify more with a salt lick than they can with a computer chip," he said. He also hopes the sculpture will be a curiosity to attract tourists. Deschner "It is something light that also should pull people ofF the freeway and drop some dollars in town," Deschner said. The bronze project, which cost a little more than $12,000, has been funded by selling commemorative bricks, which are still available to purchase for $60. Historic Baker City Inc. is the nonprofit partner for this project. Checks can be made payable to HBC/Salt Lick and mailed to Jeff Nelson, Ford Leadership Cohort 4 Group, 1924 Broadway St., Baker City, OR 97814.
The Great Salt Lick The salt lick contest grows each year, and has been featured in The Oregonian, Oregon Art Beat and NPR's Weekend Edition. This year's Great Salt Lick contest will be held Sept. 20 in Baker City. To create an entry, simply set a salt block out to be sculpted by livestock or wildlife. Rules are posted on the website saltlickcitycom.
LIGHTNING FIRE REVIVES Sumpter firefighters attending a drillTuesday night noticed smoke corni n from the site of a Sunday fire and found flames upon investigating, said Sumpter Fire Chief Kurt Clarke. Clarke said the Forest Service originally responded to the lightning-caused fire Sunday when a tenth of an acre burned. The fire rekindled in Tuesday in the heat and low humidity. "We just did a smoke investigation and there it wasan actual fire," Clarke said. Seven Sumpter volunteers and two Forest Service workers responded to the scene just west of Sumpter off Powder River Lane at 8:22 p.m. The fire burned less than an acre in light vegetation in the national forest about100 yards off private property. Firefighters worked at the site until about midnight, Clarke said. No one was hurt. The firefighters responded even though the fire was outside the jurisdiction of the Sumpter Fire Department. "It was close enough to town that we're going to investigate," Clarke said. "Especially this year, when it looks like it's going to be bad for fires." — Chris Collins
much smaller blaze about half a mile west of Sumpter. A lightning bolt ignited a single free, and flames spread totheground,covering about one quarter of an acre. The fire revived on Tuesday when temperatures rose and the humidity dropped (see breakout box story ahove). Lightning wasn't the only firestarter over the weekend. Members of the Powder River Rural Fire Protection District near Sumpter respondedto a pair ofcampfires that were left before they were out. Both were near Phillips Reservoir. One blaze burned about one
acre, the otherwa sjusta spot. Crippen hopes the two human-caused fires will remind forest users of the new campfire rules that took effect Sunday on the Wallowa-Whitman, Umatilla and Malheur national forests. Beforebuildinga campireyou need to create afi f re pit surrounded by bare dirt or rocks, within a five-foot radius that's free of flammable materral and overhangmg branches. The rules apply to developed campgrounds and to dispersed campsites. More campfire safetyinformationis available at www. smokeybear.com/campfiresafetyasp.
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NAIFA Blue Mountain donates
$1,000 to 3 Rivers Race Shelter From the Storm's largest annual fundraiser received a major financial shot in the arm recently from the Blue Mountain chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Blue Mountain NAIFA has donated $1,000 to the 3 Rivers Race, which benefits Shelter From the Storm. Founded in 1890 as the National Association of Life Underwriters, NAIFA isone ofthenation'soldestand largest associati ons representing theinterestsof insurance professionals. The Blue Mountain chapter, which supports various community projects and programs, includes member companies from Umatilla, Union, Baker and Wallowa counties. The 3 Rivers Race is slated for Saturday morning, beginning atPioneer Park. Bikers are set to start around 6 a.m., while half-marathon runners and all walkers will start at 10 a.m. The 5K and 10K runners start at noon. Registration information is available online at www.3riversrace. com or at the Mountain Works bike shop.
Tate earns principal broker's license Local real estate broker Gary Tate took a stepforward in hiscareer recently, earning certification as a principal broker. Tate, of Mt. Emily Realty, was licensed as a broker three years ago, and earned his principal broker's license Tate by completing the 40-hour online Brokerage Administration and Sales Supervision course required by the state. Mount Emily Realty at 1112 Adams Ave. is staffed by Tate, Arnie Hill and Bill McDonald. All are licensed as principal brokers.
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• Blue Mountain Outfitters fills retail space formerly occupied by Blue Turtle Art Gallery in downtown La Grande
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Lovers of Northeast Oregon's substantial and always-beautiful great outdoors have a new place to shop for gear, now that Jim Whitbeck is opening Blue Mountain Outfitters on Adams Avenue in downtown La Grande. For the past several weeks, Whitbeck has been transformingthe retailspaceat 1124Adams Ave.— formerly occupied by the Blue Turtle Art Gallery — into a store that will cater to people who love those wide open spaces. An avid skier and back-
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Jim Whitbeck will open Blue Mountain Outfitters on June 14.Whitbeck says he aims to sell quality gear while providing outdoor recreationists a place to socialize and compare notes on their adventures.
"Ifoundtherearea lotofoutdoor ssubcultures,from birdwatchers to skiersand backpackers,and notreall y anyone to outfit them. I saw anopportunity to build a
place that would be ahub."
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"I've explored the Wallowa Mountains and had a lot of packer himself Whitbeck said fun,"Whitbeck said. "I can't believe how beautihe came to La Grande to visit a fiiend about six months ago ful this place is. There's world and"fell in love with the place." class everything within a hunHe said he's made trips into dred miles of La Grande." the mountains on foot and on He said that as he became skis, and he likes whathe's seen. acquainted with the outdoor
scene, he came to believe an outdoors store would be a good fitin La Grande. "Ifound therearea lotof outdoors subcultures, from birdwatchers to skiers and backpackers, and not really anyone to outfit them. I saw SeeStore / Page 2B
Northwest Farm Credit Services hands out scholarships locally Northwest Farm Credit Services announced the winners of the 2014 Scholarship Program. Forty-four scholarships were given, including two locally, to sons and daughters of Northwest FCS customers and employees in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Eight high school students and three college students from each state were awarded $1,500 scholarships. Four employees' studentsreceived $1,500 scholarships. Human Resources also awarded two diversity and four land grant university
scholarships worth $1,500 apiece. High school scholarship recipients from Northeast Oregon included Emily Spang of Wallowa. She is the daughter of Derek and Julie Spang. She has been her high school class vice president and treasurer, student body vice president and treasurer and FFA chapter vice president and president. Spang enjoys softball and volleyball. She is involved with 4-H, National Honor Society and the Rotary Interact. She's a member of Grand Ronde ModelWatershed and has worked as a ranch hand. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing and livestock production management. Luke Coomer of Baker City is the recipient of a Northwest FCS Employee Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a son or daughter of a Northwest FCS employee. Luke is the son of Mark and Beverly Coomer. He is a student at Oregon State University studying agricultural education. He has been an active member of his 4-H and FFA, and has been a 4-H teenleaderand historian and reporter for the Baker FFA Chapter. He was part of a 4-H equestrian team that competed in the Eastern National 4-H Roundup in Kentucky.
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Congress spars over white spuds • Group of senators wants white potatoes, a major Northwest crop, included in the list of approved foods for the federal WIC program By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Chris Voigt, who once ate 20 potatoes a day for 60 days in a row, says poor kids should have the right to eat more white spuds. "The whole intent of the diet was to show that there's so much nutrition in a potato that you could literally live off of it,"said Voigt,49,the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission. With white potatoes under attack on Capitol Hill, Voigt is happy that his state's senators, Democrats Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, are on hisside,promoting one ofthe state's major crops in Congress. They're part ofabipartisan group of 20 senators from 12 states who want white potatoes included in the list of approvedfoods for the federalSpecial Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. "I see some inconsistencies between the treatment ofdifferent vegetables, "said Murray, who got a $1,000 donation from the National Potato Council last year. So farthe pro-potato members are carrying the day in Congress. Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which Murray is a veteran member, approvedthe plan to include potatoeson a voice vote. The House Appropriations Committee followed suit Thursday, voting 31-18 to include similar language proposed by Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson. The senators, including a half dozen who received financial contributions from the potato lobby, represent many potato-rich states: Idaho and Washington, which rank first and second in production, respectively, along with Texas, Kansas, Oregon, New York, Colorado, Maine, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan and North Dakota. The proponents include Republican Sens. Michael Crapo and Jim Risch of Idaho, John Cornyn of Texas and Jerry Moran of Kansas and Democratic Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado and Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan.
Critics say kids already eat enough starch and need other fruits and vegetables, which is why the U.S. Department of Agriculture omitted white potatoes from its list of approved WIC foods four years ago. It's an unusual position for some of the senators, including Murray and Cantwell, who are at odds with groups such as the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. Critics say kids already eat enough starch and need other fruits and vegetables, which is why the U.S. Department of Agriculture omittedwhite potatoes from itslistofapproved WIC foods four years ago. The issue has ignited a fuss, with both sides SeeSpuds / Page 2B
have always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the winners. In the summer of 1992, I heard Bill Clinton give his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. My gut feeling was that based only on what I heard he was going to be elected president that November. At the conclusion of his speech, for the first time in my life, I did not hear "Happy Days Are Here Again," the theme song the Democrats had used since 1932. I heard instead, "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" by Fleetwood Mac. It's an uplifting, fun song. Last weekend I watched the movie "Million Dollar Arm," and enjoyed actor Alan Arkin play the part of a worn out baseball scout while the contestants threw pitches. Arkin sat quietly at the tryouts, eyes closed. He told his employer that he didn't need to see the kids throwing the baseball. He simply heard the best pitches. I've noticed it is a whole lot more fun when the teams you cheer for, the teams you spend money on, the teams whose jerseys and caps you wear, are winning. The question is: are you having fun in your business? Drive, desire and effort count, but that is not enough to win consistently. I've noticed that winning teams have fun. Losing teams don't. Usually, when the owner isn't having fun, no one is. That is pathetic. The sad part is that the owner is supposedtobesetting an example forall those who work in the company. Why isn't the owner having fun? Apparently, they have received some bad news. Or maybe it is a bad trend. Itcouldbe a one-time thing or adecade worth of declining sales and profits. Sometimes owning a business isn't fun. Owning a business should be something that brings joy to the owner and the stakeholders. What's the slippery slope from laughter and happiness to sour looks and bad attitudes look like? Itstartswhen the smilesdisappear. Laughter becomes a scare commodity. Then the owner disengages from the peoplethey are supposed to beleading. Communication is forced. Decisionmaking grinds to a halt. Isolation continues. It is already lonely at the top; by further reducing interaction and discussion, the leader literally shuts down all facets of communication with those he or she is leading. Immediate results take on more importance than before. Anger is shown and heard more frequently. Instead of admitting they no longer havepassion fordoing thejob oreven interestin doing the job the owners tell themselves and those who ask"I'm tired." Maybe you've lost the passion, and the job is ho-hum; there is no excitement left. This is no way to lead people who are relying on your leadership. One of my clients has been through business and personal hell these past few years, and one of the reasons he maintains a smile and a fiiendly outlook is because he knows what he likes to do and he spends his time doing those things. The activities my client likes energize him; they make him laugh and he can feel the difference in himself and the impact this has on his team. Only a few of us laugh as much as we should and if we are spending as many hours a week doing what we are supposed to be enjoying, we should be laughing and smiling a whole lot more. Owners who carry around the weight of the world on their shoulders need to understand that smiling and laughter costnothing and arepriceless. W ant to bea betterleader?Lead by havingfun asthe owner ofyourcompany and let everyone see you having fun. Ken Keller is a syndicated business columnist based in Valencia, Calif He owns a leadership advisory firm specializing in smail and midsize companies.
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STORE Continued from 1B an opportunity to build a place that would be a hub," he said. Whitbeck grew up in Portland, graduating from West Linn High School in 2003. After high school he attended the University of Oregon, majoring in philosophy and minoring in business and journalism. He graduated in 2007, and is continuing his education with online study of supply chain management. He said he grew up with alpine skiing, was a racer in high school, and in college he took classes in wilderness survival. Opening the store here gives him the chance to combine his love for the outdoors with his business acumen. ''Afler college I was focused on a business career, but when I came to La Grande I saw the chance to reconnect iwith the outdoors)," he said. Whitbeck said he hasn't had to do much remodeling of the space, which Blue Turtle vacated early this year. Mainly, he's been installing racks and shelves and building displays. He said his new store will be offering tents,backpacks,outdoorappareland a broadselection ofrelated gear like cookstoves,cookware,waterbottles, water filtration systems and more. Whitbeck also plans to be buying and selling used outdoor equipment. Whitbeck said he's working to make Blue Mountain Outfitters a place where outdoors recreationists can meet and share experiences. One corner of the store will be a lounge where people can soci alizeovercoffee,and beer and wine on special occasions. Another feature will be a board where up-to-the-minute local outdoors recreation information will be posted, including weather forecasts and reportson thebestplacestogo. "I'm coming at this from two different ways. One is to build community, and the other is to support customers with quality equipment that will deliver what they need in the field and stand the test of time,"Whitbeck said. A grandopening isslated for June 14.
Focus of campaign s 'fts to e local level By Ricardo Lopez
Organizers plan to do the same in nearbyBerkeley and Richmond Congressional action to raise as they push the latest twist in the minimum wage may have their strategy of going local. stalled, buta grass-rootscamRichmond had been on the paign to lift basic pay is picking vergeofapproving a hikethis up steam at city halls and state year to $12.30 an hour, but the legislat ures— and probably head- local Chamber of Commerce ing to ballot boxes. slowed the process, arguing that The Seattle City Council the ordinance would kill jobs and unanimously passed an ordinance forcebusinesses to m ove. Monday that gradually increases Such a boost in the minimum the minimum wage in the city wage could raise living standards in the industrial city of 100,000, to $15, which would make it the highest in the nation. where nearly one in five of the Cities nationwide, including predominantly minority residents San Diego, are considering passlive in poverty. ing ordinances or facing ballot Richmond's proposed ordinance now includes several exemptions measures that would raise the minimum wage to $10 to $15 an — forwaiters and other tipped workers, those under 18 and nonhour, wellabovethefederalrate of $7.25. profit employees. The last-minute The efforts mark an important changes have irked labor and community activists, sparking strategic shift in the campaign to raise the minimum wage. Though their decision to take the fight to efforts in Congress to boostthe the voters. federal minimum wage to $10.10 They plan to seek signatures haven't died, they have faced for a ballot measure this fall that fierce lobbying by opponents. would raise the minimum wage So labor leaders and commuto $12.25 an hour by next spring, nity advocates are instead turning index the rate to rise with inflatheir attention to cities and states tion and require employers to that have the power to raise provide paid sick leave. Laborgroups also plan asim iwages on a local level. "Urban areas tend to be more lar ballot initiative in Berkeley, sympathetic" to raising the even though its city council reminimum wage, said Ken Jacobs, cently approved a minimum wage director oftheInstituteforReof $12.53 that would be phased in search on Labor and Employment over two years. The rate, though, is below $15 an hour that activat UC Berkeley.'What we have seen are cities and counties work ists were pursuing. "In conversations with our as laboratorie sofdemocracy." Recently, laborand progressive community groups, we learned groups said they turned in enough they weren't happy with those signatures in Oakland, Calif., to watered-down versions," said put an initiative on the November Gary Jimenez, East Bay regional ballot to raise that city's minivicepresident forthe Service mum wage to $12.25 an hour. Employees International Union, Los Angeles Times
Local 1021.'They took a look at our measure in Oakland and liked that." Just across the bay, San Francisco is considering raising
a higher minimum wage was split. Americans overwhelmingly supported a higher rate, with 76 percent saying in November that theyapproved a minimum wage
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an hour. Other California cities, including Davis and San Diego, are not far behind. Connecticut in March voted to approve a $10.10 minimum wage, the same amount President Obama isseeking for the federal rate. Minnesota in May approved a $7.75 minimum wage, up 50 centsfrom the priorrate. The proposals at municipal levels allow for some customization, advocatessaid.A one-size-fits-all minimum wage — whether at the state or federal level — often falls short in cities with high costs of living, such as San Francisco. Organizers also are using ballot initiatives and targeting key cities, such as the Bay Area's three biggest Alameda County cities, to build momentum for raising base wages in broader metropolitanareas. "Itmakes better policy," Jimenez said. "At this point, it looks like our elected officials don't have the wherewithal to put that forward.... We're pretty confident the voters are going to do the right thing." In the minimum wage battle, proponents for a higher rate say a hike will help boost consumer spending, which is the biggest driver of the economy. Opponents say wage hikes would cause job losses as business owners look for ways to automate entry-level
In Richmond, business owners initially seemed to support the idea of raising the minimum wage, but later reversed course. Richmond Councilman Tom Butt helped draft some of the changes to help soften the blow to businesses.
jobs. Nationally, polling by Gallup found that business support for
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be attacked as weakening the protection of low-wage workers, significant job loss is the worst thing for low-wage workers," Butt wrote for the Richmond Standard, a local news site funded by ChevronRichmond, the refinery in the city. The California Restaurant Association, one ofthe trade groups that oppose minimum wage hikes, cites a study that found that a hike in minimum wages would harm the local economy. The research came from the conservative Employment Policies Institute, a group led by a public relations executive with ties to the restaurant industry. "Local efforts are amplifying," said Angie Pappas, a spokeswoman for the restaurant trade group."Richmond is not really considering the effect on businesses and jobs." Lifelong Richmond resident Lenora Brown, 58, said an increase would help her and others tremendously. "It's way overdue," said Brown, who earns $8 an hour in a parttime job at a nonprofit organization.
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Congress' duty to provide oversight over the adminisContinued from 1B tration when they make a fundamental scientific error, demonized by some folks and that's why they're doing claiming they have science it." backing them. thatshould really know Potato lobbyists say the Industry officials contend better .W hen they make battle isn't just over money, that the administration a conclusion saying that ignored the most recent but also a chance to defend America's top-consumed people are already eating dietary guidelines, published vegetable. in 2011, which called for "For whatever reason, over enough potatoes, that's increased consumption of the thelastseveralyearspotatoes notscience-based, that's categoryofvegetables that have been demonized by some opt'nt'on." includes white potatoes. folks that should really know — Frank Muir, president, Voigt said he wanted Idaho Potato Commission to make a bold statement better," said Frank Muir, the VISA ~ presidentofthe Idaho Potato about the nutritional value Commission.'When they allows participants to buy of thepotatowhen he began make a conclusion saying white potatoes but only from his two-month potatothatpeople arealready eating farmers markets. only diet in 2010, when the enough potatoes, that's not Voigt said poor families Agriculture Department science-based, that'sopinion." deserved better access. excluded potatoes from the "Most of the WIC mothers Two weeks ago, The New WIC list. "There's really no doubt York Times lambasted the in Washington state don't live senators in an editorial, callnext to a farmers market," about how nutritious it is," ing them"potato heads" and he said."Let's make it so the he said. You use your DebIt Card for many purchases already, why not accusing them of putting the WIC mother can go down the Muir, who represents Idaget rewarded? We believe card rewards should be straightinterests of the potato indusblock to her grocery store and ho growers, who account for forward and easy to earn. one-thirdofallthe potatoes try over science. pick it up there." Voigt, who represents 250 Crapo saidwhite potatoes grown in the United States, Contact Your Local Branch potato growers in Washington had been excluded unfairly saidhe ate potatoes every To Learn More! state, said he was amused to from the WIC program. He day, getting the complex hear critics bemoan the power said the Agriculture Depart- carbohydrates he relied on La Grande 541-962-7600 ofhis industry, with some ment had used outdated for energy and fuel. "One of the things potatoes La Grande Valley 541-963-3434 referring to it as "Big Potato." dietary guidelines from 2005 "It's funny, we're kind of to make the decision. do is give you lots of energy," Baker City 541-524-7667 "Congress must rectify being portrayed like this big, he said."I'm almost 59 years Elgin 541-437-1811 bad potato lobby," hesaid. this wrong and reverse this old, yet I run every day, I Local Money Working For Local People Wallowa 541-886-9151 'They're trying to make our impractical rule," Crapo said compete in martial arts, I ski, Enterprise 541-426-4511 www.comm u n I tyba n knet.com four-person National Potato after last week's vote in the I play basketball, I still play ]oseph 541-432-9050 Council look like Big Tobacco. Senate Appropriations football. No tbad for 59." Member FDIC ... Their whole office is four Committee. people, and that counts the Opponents of the potato receptioni st." bill warn that it would be a The debate ispartofa m istake forCongress tostart broader examination of dictatingspecifi cfoodsfor nutrition and school lunch the WIC program. "Congress has never programs as Congress decides What is household hazardous waste? What you should how much to spend on poor beforeprescribed thedetails HHWis anything labeled toxic, flammable, corrosive, reactive or know about household explosive. These materials can threaten family health and the safety children and what foods offederalnutrition programs of pets and wildlife. — we should not start to do hazardous waste. would be best for them. What are some examples of hazardous waste? So far, Muir is optimistic. that now," said Democratic gmericans • Aerosols, Bleach, Drain Cleaners, Metal Polish, Mothballs, Oven "In Congress today, I've Rep. Rosa DeLauro of ConQeneraie 1.6 Cleaners, Toilet Bowl Cleaners, Ammonia-based Cleaners, Mercury seenmore bipartisan support necticut, arguing against mitI>o" io" Thermometers, Wood Polishes,Waxes,Fertilizers, Insecticides, HHy per year in getting potatoes on the the plan last week when it Herbicides, Rodenticides,Spaand Pool Chemicals, Roofing 1 ' 4pgoL' W IC program than on any passed the House AgriculCompounds, Antifreeze, Batteries, Motor Oil, Paint Strippers and CLEAN Thinners, Gasoline and more. other issue they're facing," he ture Appropriations SubcomWhere can I safely dispose of my hazardous waste? said."If potatoescan create an mittee. La Grande Facility: Open to any resident of the three counties environment where cooperaVoigt said he understood D every other Tuesday, 8am-12 noon. By appointment, however, small tion can take place in Washthe fearsofa precedent but I QOO' labeled quantities accepted daily. (541) 963-5459. ington, that's even better." added that Congress had no Oo0L " Baker City Facility: Open the first Wednesday of each month, In a letter to Agriculture choicebut to act. 10am-12 noon. By appointment only. (541) 523-2626. he average h "Today it could be potatoes Secretary Tom Vilsack earlier can accu Enterprise Facility: Open the 2"' and 4'" Saturday of each month "+utate as this month, the 20 senators and tomorrow, who knows, it niucIias )pp 10am-12 noon. By appointment only. (541) 426-3332. of haza~ouSPounds said the WIC program has couldbe cigarettesorwine WaSte "glaring inconsistencies," or salmon or whatever — I including a provision that get that," he said."But it's
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After a sluggish start to the year, auto sales came roaring back in May with General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all posting big gains. Earlyestimates project the industry to have sold more than 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. last month, up about 7 percent from May 2013. The strong sales — boosted by the five weekends in May and the Memorial Day holidayput car manufacturers on pace to sell over 16 million vehicles this year. Automakersareheaded fortheir best year since 2006. "The industry is back to the level we expected at the beginning of the year," said Larry Dominique, executive vice president of TrueCar, an auto shopping company. General Motors Co. dealers delivered 284,694 vehicles in May, up 13 percent compared with the same month a year earlier. It was the company's best May in seven years. "May represents one of the strongest sales months of the year, as consumers take advantage of warm weather and the extended Memorial Day sales weekend," said Alec Gutierrez, an analyst at Kelley Blue Book. "Although transaction prices remain at record highs, shoppers have been able to offset rising prices with low-interest financing and affordableleaseoptions even for those with less-than-
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afterthe slow startto the year. Chrysler Group posted U.S. sales of 194,421 units, a 17 percent increase and the automaker's best May since
Toyotareported salesof 243,236 vehicles, an increase of 17 percent from the same period a year earlier. "Industry sales in May soared as consumer 2007. confidenceimproved and Chrysler is growing on the demand for new vehicles strength of its Jeep brand. continued to strengthen," Helped by a 58 percent gain said Bill Fay, Toyota division over the prior year, Jeep had group vice president and its best ever sales month in general manager."Toyota the U.S. had its best month in six Japanese automakers also years, led by strong Camry, did well in the U.S. in May. Corolla and hybrid sales."
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trending up," said Mike Theobald, thedirector of KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Reid career services at Rockhurst Browning counts himself University."Our monthly job among the fortunate ones. postings that come through After graduating last our career servicesoffi ce are month from the University up by 30 percent. There are of Missouri, he's taking a alotmore job opportunities job at Kraft Foods that has today then we'd seen in the been waiting for him since an lastcouple ofyears." That's good news for the internship last summer. "I was very lucky with the 1.8 million college graduates way that internship and full- just entering the job market. time job fell into place," said A recent survey by the Browning, 22, of Kansas City. National Association of ColBrowning said that with a leges and Employers found job in hand it's easy for him that employers expect to hire to bepositive about thejob more new college gradumarket, but his friends, even ates this year than last. The those who graduated in 2013 reportsaid employers plan to and are still unemployed, givejobs to8.6 percent more seem upbeat, too. graduatesfrom the classof 'They are starting to get 2014. interviews and calls coming And the pay should be a in now," he said."I have one little better. The association's friend who just got hired. survey said the average We know things are getting starting salary for new better. We arejustglad w e graduates with a bachelor's weren't out there searching degree is $45,473, up 1.2 in 2008 and 2009." percentfrom lastyear. Five years after the Great The not-so-good news? The Recession made finding a job national unemployment rate nearly impossible for many foryoung collegegraduates is new college graduates, doors 8.5percent,according tothe to employmentappear to be Economic Policy Institute. opening a little wider. Itwas 5.5 percent in 2007 'Things are definitely before the recession. The Kansas City Star
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Thanks to the musicians for donating their time and talent to raise funds to build the bandstand. Musicians will have tapes or cd's for sale at the concert. Bring your lunch and lawn chairs to the park and enjoy the music. Donation gladly accepted — suggested donation $5 per person Powder River Music Review concert series is presented to raise funds to build a bandstand pavilion in the centerof Geiser-Pollman Park. Brochure and brick order blanks may be downloaded at www.bakercitybandstand.org for anyone interested in purchasing an engraved brick to be placed in the stage of the new bandstand pavilion. There will also be a brick order table at the concert. Soroptimist international of Baker County (SIBC) is the 501(c)3 non-profit for this project . Grant donations are most welcome. Put your name down in history with an engraved brick — makes great memorial tributes, birthday, anniversary or holiday gift. THINK FATHERS DAY! 4 inch by 8 inch bricks are $60 8 inch by 8 inch bricks are $300 12 inch by 12 inch tiles are $1000 A support column sponsorship is $10,000 Special price for Veteran bricks 8 inch by 8 inch for $150 Powder River Music Review is sponsored by Baker City Herald and organized by volunteers of the Bandstand Committee. See concert photos at www.facebook.com/bakercitybandstand Questions call 541-519-5653
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104 OAK Str. Fn &t Sat ANOTHER END Road 2 8-4. New JVC theater 5 area Yard Sale. June system, truck tool box, 7th, 9-5. 62397 variety of g ood g o lf Wagoner Hill Lane, c lubs, ho us e h o l d Summerville. Watch i tems, g o o d c l e a n for signs, household c lothes, ni c e old items, motor cycle, butcher block, y a rd utility trailer, books, stuff, tvs, c o llectible and lot's of misc. furniture, much more.
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MOVING SALE, Fri 6-7 ANNUAL MOPS Yard 6 &t Sat6-8, 8am —4pm. 3 Sale. Fri. 6/6, Sat. 6/7 F urnit u re , t oo l s, 7am-2pm both days. Visa, Mastercard, and household items. 1309 Discover are Donation drop off 0 Ave, LG. accepted between 1 0am-4pm Thurs. 6/5 Valley FelYard Sales are $12 50 for 5 lines, and $1 00 for lowship 507 Palmer each additional line LG (by Pioneer Park) YARD SALE Sat. only, Call for more info 7 9-2, 703 Washington 541 963 3161 Ave. LG Baby &t todler MULTI F A M ILY, Sat, c I ot h e s, h o u s e h odI M ust have a minimum o f 1 0 Yard Sale ad's t o 4 June 7th, 8-1, 2310 items, &t children toys. print the map G reenwood St . L G kids, baby, household, SAT. ONLY, 8-12. Lots something for every- No need to travel all over of kids clothes/toys, one! town to look for garage home decor, and vinsales ... you'll find them tage items. 1 1a-12p listed nght here in classiitems 1/2 off ! 1 0912 Classifieds get results. fied. ICnstin Way. Island City QR
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SUBSCRIBERS 8AM-4PM Joe Davis TAICE US ON YOUR Estate, 66962 End Rd. PHONE! 8:ooam-4:oopm. Summerville, OR LEAVE YOUR PAPER Over 15 yard Sales AMAZ IN G!!! O V E R AT HOME in 1 mile. Spend the 2000sq.ft of v i n tage day! Whatever your c ollectib le s (i nc l . Full editions of a re looking fo r i s tools/yar d t oo l s , The Observer h ere : Cl ot h e s , c lothes, k i t c h en , & t is now available household, furniture, outdoor), guns, ammo, online. horse tack, crafts, boats, BBQs + Large a ntiques , t oo ls , Event BBQ on trailer, 3 EASY STEPS guns. a ntique f ar m i m p l e m ents, s i g ns, J o h n 1. Register your Follow Blue Mountain Deere c o l l e c t ibles, account before you 4 h center &t E n d electrician's materials, leave R oad Y ar d S a l e tools, restaurant equip/ 2. Call to stop your signs form Summersupplies, wood cherry pnnt paper ville, OR 2 miles to crates, canning equip/ 3. Log in wherever you END ROAD. (GPS: supplies, freezers u se 6 6 50 1 E N D refngerators, oak wine ROAD 97876 to find barrels, steel shelves, END ROAD.) player piano, Catholic collectibles, household are at and en)oy HUGE 2 Family Sale. Fn. items, &t Much More! 8 6th, 8-2, Sat. 7th, 8-12. Credit cards accepted. 541-963-31 61 62764 Fruitdale Ln. LG Ca II 541-612-0882 Lot's of it ems, come FOR DETAILS! Call Now to Subscnbe! see what we have! END 8 Sales! S a t u r d ay, June 7,
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8'6" LIMA Glass steel head pole, Black Bait casting reel, Blue Shimano t a c k l e box shovel. Lost on Mental Health Morgan Lake Rd. Call Counselor Devon © 541-805-5247 Provides culturally competent and apKEYS LOST © propnate behavioral Hog Wild Day's. health treatment for CaII the Baker City residents. Shenff's office M- F; 8-5. Avail. for 541-963-1 01 7 cnsis work on rotati ng s h i f ts . P r e f e r MISSING YOUR PET? LCSW or LPC . Check the Baker City Animal Clinic Excellent Benefits 541-523-3611 Package, includes PLEASE CHECKthe Free Health Animal Shelter webInsurance 8tPaid slte In Educational Training La Grande if you have www.newdirectionsnw.org a lost or found pet. khendricksl ndninc.org www.bmhumane.or 541-523-7400 for app.
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Treatment Facilitator All shifts available working with teens and adults. HS d iLittle W h it e C h u rch, ploma. Paid training. South Main Str, Union
Mon.; 7 PM -8 PM Wed.; 7 PM -8 PM Fn.; 7 PM -8 PM Grove St. Apts. Corner of Grove &t D Sts. Baker City, Open Nonsmoking Wheel Chair Accessible
western decor, garden
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Fn., 8:45 a.m.
TRICT 5J is currently accepting applications for an assistant boys' b asketbaII coach a t Baker High S c hool. F or a c o mplete d escription of th e p o si-
COUNTRY CRAFT Sale by Sheri's Shop Fri. &t Sat. June 6th &t June 7th 9:ooam at The
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Presbyterian Church 1995 Fourth St. NORTHEAST OREGON CLASSIFIEDS of fers Use alley entrance to Noah Room upstairs. Self Help &t Support G roup An n o u n c e - Is food a problem for ments at n o c h arge. you? CaII 541-519-4676 www.oa.org/podcast/ For Baker City call: J uli e — 541-523-3673 AA MEETING: For LaGrande call: Powder River Group E n ca — 541-963-31 61
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AL-ANON Concerned about someone else's drinking?
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(541)523-3431 First Saturday of every PREGNANCY month at 4 PM SUPPORT GROUP Pot Luck — Speaker AL-ANON-HELP FOR Pre-pregnancy, Meeting families &t fnends of alpregnancy, post-partum. c oho l i c s . U n i on 541-786-9755 NARCOTICS County. 568 — 4856 or ANONYMOUS: 562-5772 Monday, Thursday, &t VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST AL-ANON. At t i tude of Fnday at8pm. Episcopal Church 2177 First St., 3048 MONTHLY Gratitude. W e d n e sBaker City. MEETING 2nd Thurs. of days, 12:15 — 1:30pm. the month. Post &t AuxilNARCOTICS Faith Lutheran Church. iary meet at 6:30 p.m. ANONYMOUS 1 2th &t Gekeler, L a VFW Hall, 2005 Valley HELP Grande. Ave., Baker LINE-1-800-766-3724 541-523-4988 Meetings: BAKER COUNTY 8:OOPM:Sunday, MonCancer Support Group day, 110 - Self-Help Tuesday, WednesMeets 3rd Thursday of Group Meetings day, Thursday, Fnday every month at Noon: Thursday AA MEETING: St. Lukes/EOMA © 7 PM 6:OOPM: Monday,TuesSurvior Group. Contact: 541-523-4242 day, Wednesday, ThursMon., Wed. &t Thurs. day (Women's) 12:05 pm-1:05 pm. CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 7:OOPM: Saturday Presbytenan Church, (For spouses w/spouses 1995 4th St. who have long term Rear Basement En(4th &t Court Sts.)
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TRUCK DRIVER. Flat may aIs o c a II bed d o u b l es . No 541-524-2261. weekends r e q u ired. Based in Baker City. Gary N. Smith Truck- WANTED: EXP. carpenter. All phases of coning. Contact M ike at struction. Call &t leave 541-523-3777 msg. 541-523-6808 BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT 5J is currently STEP FORWARD Activiaccepting applications
for a S c h ool Board member. This position w ill e n d J u n e 30 , 2015. Interested parties can pick up an application form at Baker School District, 2090 4th St. and return to Norma N e m e c by June 4, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. If you have any q uest i o n s , ca ll 541-524-2261.
BAKER SCHOOL DISTRICT 5J is currently accepting applications for an assistant volley-
t ies h a s i m m e d i a t e openings for part time respite staff. This posi-
t ion can lead t o f u l l time w o rk . F u ll-time positions carry benefits; medical, life insurance, retirement plan, pd. holidays, vacation, sick l e ave . S t a r t ing wage i s $ 1 1 . 42/hr. Qualified a p p l icants m ust be 1 8 y r s . o f age, pass a c r i minal history check, &t have a valid Oregon dnver's license. Apply at 3720 10th St., Baker City.
ball coach at B a k er H igh School. F o r a NEEDED complete description IMMEDIATELY o f the position go t o Full time applicator for www.baker.k12.or.us agriculture b usiness. or contact the employCDL preferred. Please ment division . Yo u pick up application at 2331 11th St., Baker. may aIs o c a II 541-524-2261. 541-523-6705
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4 NEW REGISTERED 4 In-Home Daycare Limited openings left for summer Clean, safe, fun with family fnendly rates! Call today to schedule
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Control, LLC. On site service (!t repair Trees, Ornamental @ Wireless (!t wired Turf-Herbicide, Insect (!t networks Fungus. Structural Virus (!t Spam Removal IND EP END ENT Insects, including Jim T. Eidson CONTRACTED Termites. Bareground 541-519-7342 HAULER an interview. weed control: noxious www.jimeidson.com needed forthe Ashley (541) 519-2589 weeds, aquatic weeds. Baker City Herald on Agriculture (!t Right of OREGON STATE law reMonday, Wednesday Way. Call Doug Boone, q uires a nyone w h o 360 - Schools & and Fnday afternoons. 541-403-1439. contracts for construcInstruction Please fill out an t ion w o r k t o be information sheet at the BECKIES STUDIO censed with the ConCEDAR 8r CHAIN link Baker City Herald, OF DANCE struction Contractors 110 Depot Street, fences. New construc1915 First St., Board. An a c t ive 541-805-8317 t i o n, Re m o d el s ( ! t Baker City cense means the con" Stor B o o k 1 " D e n c e ha ndyma n services. 7:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. tractor is bonded (!t inc em: Fo r 3 1/2 to 5yrKip Carter Construction ~ Monday through Friday sured. Venfy the conolds.Monday, June 9th to 541-519-6273 Friday J u ne 13 t h tractor's CCB license Great references. 9a m-1 pm. Theater Da nce, through the CCB ConCCB¹ 60701 Creative Ballet and Tums ume r W eb s i t e ble. www.hirealicensed" Stor Bo o k II De n c e contractor.com. cem " : For a g es 6 to ~
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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS wanted to deliver the The Observer
Byrs old. Monday, June D 5. H Roofing 5. 16th to Fnday, June 20th 9a m-1 pm. Theater Da nce, Construction, Inc Creative Sampler: Jazzy CCB¹192854. New roofs hip-hop, Ballet, Tap, Tum(!t reroofs. Shingles, ble. metal. All phases of 5 week Dence Session construction. Pole Starts July 1st offering: Preballet, Ballet, Pointe, buildings a specialty. Respond within 24 hrs. Tap, M odern , 541-524-9594 Jazz/Hip-Hop, Acrobatics and Tumble. All skill levels ages 3 1/2 to Adult. Includes free 1 day marching camp. DIRTY Registration for camps and WINDOWS? 5 wk session held a the Call: studio on Friday May 23 rd 3pm to 6pm and Fnday Clear Windows, June 6th Bam-10am Window Cleaning 5pm-6pm Service
EMBARK CONSTRUCTION INC CONCRETE Foundation — Flatwork and Decorative Daniel McQuisten 541-51 9-4595 CCB¹ 174039
EXPERIENCED caregiver seeks work. Reasonable and reliable. References furnished. 541-523-3110
q ualifie d i n d i v i d u a l contractor who has fulBAKER BOTANICALS filled the testing and 3797 10th St experience r e q u irements fo r l i censure. Hydroponics, herbs, houseplants and For your protection call Non-GMO seeds 503-967-6291 or visit 541-403-1969 our w ebs i t e : www.lcb.state.or.us to c heck t h e lic e n s e I BUY used large chain status before contractsaws any condition. ing with the business. 541-530-6623 Persons doing l andscape maintenance do not require a landscap- 450 - Miscellaneous ing license.
435 - Fuel Supplies
$185 split, seasoned, delivered in the valley.
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A MIXED CORD fi r e w ood $150 a c o r d , R ed Fir $170 i n t h e round, $200 split and delivered. T amarack $ 185 i n t h e r o u n d , $215 split and delivSCARLETT MARY Ul!IT ered. 541-975-3454 3 massages/$ 1 00 Ca II 541-523-4578 FIREWOOD Baker City, OR PRICES REDUCED Gift CcifilicatcsAvailable! $150, in the rounds;
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Adding New Services: Cove La Grande 8r "NEW" Tires Wallowa Count Mount (!t Balanced Come in for a quote Ca II 541-963-3161 You won't be disappointed!! Sat 3 Bam to 5pm INVESTIGATE BEFORE MonLADD'S AUTO LLC YOU INVEST! Always 8 David Eccles Road a good policy, espeBaker City cially for business op(541 ) 523-4433 p ortunities ( ! t f r a n chises. Call OR Dept. o f J u stice a t ( 5 0 3 ) 378-4320 or the Federal Trade Commission FARE DECREASE!! at (877) FTC-HELP for As of May 1st f ree i nformation. O r In Town Rates: v isit our We b s it e a t $6 one- way www.ftc.gov/bizop. $10 round-tnp Out of Town Rates: $2 per mile 340 - Adult Care $1.50/mi. — round-tnp 541-523-6070 Baker Co.
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and Fnday's, within
Law (ORS 671) requires all businesses that advertise and perform landscape con-
New Homes Remodeling/Additions Shops, Garages Siding (!t Decks Win dows (!t F in e finish work Fast, Quality Work! Wade, 541-523-4947 or 541-403-0483 CCB¹176389
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POE CARPENTRY • • • • •
440 - Household Items
Same owner for 21 yrs. 541-910-6013 CCB¹1 01 51 8
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BEAUTIFUL WOOD futon w/new mattress. $1 40. 541-41 9-8523
R EADY F O R A C HANGE? D o n ' t LARGE SECTIONAL 1yr. old. Paid $2200. AskJACKET 8r Coverall Re- just sit there, let the $ 8 5 0 . Firm L ike pair. Zippers replaced, c lass i f i e d h e l p ing N ew 541-524-0369 p atching an d o t h e r wanted column find heavy d ut y r e p a irs. Reasonable rates, fast a new and challeng- OAK COMPUTER desk. service. 541-523-4087 ing job for you. $500. 541-524-9347 or
4-PLOTS in old section of Mt. Hope Cemetery. Perpetual care included $3200/0B0 208-365-9943
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620 - Farm Equipment & Supplies POST HOLE auger. 12" on 720 3-point double flight auger head. $500 Wayne: 541-480-3662
K VAisttirrgton Ave
630 - Feeds
ALFALFA, GRASS, and Oat Hay. Barn stored Bolb avg. $5.00/bale OBO 541-534-5410
This yard sale map is provided as a service by Baker City Herald. Locations shown are approximations — Check individual ads for exact address. While we make every effort to be complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for errors and ommissions.
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1305 11TH Fri. (!t Sat.
2900 HILLCREST DR NEW 8E USED SALE Fn. — Satd 9 am - 3 pm D Fn., 6/6 (!t Sat. 6/7 B am-4 p m 2101 Main St C Basche-Sage Mall (next to Flagstaff Sports) CLEAN 4-FAMILY SALE FunTab Tablet, 32" LCD E 43334 Pocahontas Rd. Fri., 6/6 (!t Sat., 6/7; TV, Bluetooth speakers, 7:30 — 4:30. NO EARLY furniture, clothing, SALES. Tools (new (!t shoes, handbags, used) 5th wheel hitch, bedding, portable power HUGE vanety of items. chargers, cookware (!t NO DOGS. much more!
A6/6-6/7. Bam -? Horse Tack, Boat (!t Motor, Dressers, Shelves, Old Utility Trailer, (!t More!
2803 9TH St. Fn. (!t Satd II 8 — 2. Misc. household, furniture, kids stuff,old guns (!t guys stuff.
DON'T FORGETto take your signs down after your garage sale. Northeast Oregon Classifieds lassifieds get results.
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14663 COUNTRY Ln. F Fn. (!t Satd Ba — 3p.'05 Truck, '03 27' t ravel trailer, 4-wheeler, rototiller and a lot more.
Looking for something in particular? Then you need the 2380 16TH St. Fn4 12 — 5 Classified Ads! This G (!t Satd 7-?. Scrapbook- is the s i m p lest, ing totes (!t supplies, exercise equip., lace most inexpensive curtains (!t valances, w ay fo r y o u t o nice dishware (!t name brand teen c l othing, r each people i n Harman ICardon re- this area with any ceiver stack, 8 t r ack y ou stereo w/8 tracks, vin- m eSSage tage Bmm prolector (!t much more!!!
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make any such prefere nces, limitations o r discnmination. We will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in vio-
lation of this law. All persons are hereby in-
720 - Apartment Rentals Baker Co.
660 - Livestock
140 - Yard, Garage Sales-Baker Co. YARD SALE MAP
In order to publish the map, we must have a minimum of 10 ads scheduled for Wednesdays(!tFndays
ALL ADS FOR: GARAGE SALES, MOVING SALES, YARD SALES, must be PREPAID at The Baker City Herald
CUSTOM SHEEP shearing call Caleb or Jeff Smith, (541)962-5416 F OR SA L E b ull s . Angus/salers/optimizers. 2 y r o l ds (!t y earlings. b l (! t r e d . S eaman a n d tr ic k tested Ca n d e l i ver. R easonable p r i c e s . 541-372-530 3 or 208-741-6850.
Office, 1915 First St., Baker City or
The Observer Office, 1406 Fifth Street, LaGrande.
2-BDRM, 2 bath, plus a den great for an office. Apartment located on t he 9th floor of T he Baker Tower. This is the only unit on t h at floor. Very pnvate and quiet.
Available 6/15/14 Approx. 2,200 SF Newly remodeled. Abundant natural light with fantastic views to
t he south, east a n d North from the tallest b uilding i n B ake r . High-end kitchen appliances: D i s hw asher, Oven, Refngerator, Mic rowave . W al k in c loset T i l e k i t c h e n counter tops. Tile floors in kitchen and b at hroo m s. Sta ck-a bIe washer and dryer loc ated in u n it . W a t e r and garbage paid for by the Landlord. Electncity is paid for by the Tenant. Secured buildi ng on e v e ning a n d weekends. No p ets. No smoking. Off-street parking available.Lease term of 1 y e a r p r ef erred . Re nt is
$1,075.00/ Month, Security D ep o s i t of $550.00 i s r e q u ired along with a Cleaning
Deposit of $150.00. For more information c a I I: HoIIy 1-541-728-0603 or visit: www.bakertower.com.
3-BDRM, 1 bath. $ 625 W/S paid. Completely remodeled.Downtown QUARTER HORSE for location. 541-523-4435 sale. "Sandi" 27year old is gentle and great APARTMENTS AVAIL with kids. Blue nbbon All utilities paid. for 4-H champion. Ter- $450/mo and up, +dep r ific s t a r t e r h o r s e . References required $500. 541-963-5980. 541-403-2220
2 yr. old Polled Hereford Bulls, $2250. ea. Will be semen t e sted (!t Private party advertisers only. 3 days must run consecutively. Yard Sale ready to go to w o rk. map publishes Wednesday and Friday with minimum or 10 ads Ca II Jay S ly , I (541 ) 742-2229.
140 - Yard, Garage Sales-Baker Co.
All real estate advertised here-in is sublect to th e F e d e ral F a ir H ousing A ct , w h i c h makes it illegal to advertise any preference,
650 - Horses, Mules
For information call JULIE 541-523-3673
140 - Yard, Garage Sales-Baker Co.
710 - Rooms for Rent NOTICE
2 BDRM $5 00./mo + $375/dep No Smoking, No Pets. 541-523-5756
Commercial Rentals 1200 plus sq. ft. professional office space. 4 offices, reception area, Ig. conference/ break area, handicap access. Pnce negotiable per length of lease.
deer, moose, buying 1-BDRM, UTILITIES paid $475/mo + $300/dep all grades. Fair honest 541-403-0070 p rices. Call N ate a t 541-786-4982.
serves the nght to reformed that all dwellI ect ads that d o n o t i ngs a d vertised a r e comply with state and available on an equal federal regulations or opportunity basis. that a r e o f f e n s ive, EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUfalse, misleading, deNlTY ceptive or o t herwise unacceptable. GREENWELL MOTEL 541-963-4134 ext. 101 Rent $450/mo. WHEELCHAIR RAMP. Furnished room w/microCustom made, v e ry wave, small fridge, color sturdy. 303-910-8478 TV, phone (!t all utilities or 541-523-2869 i ncluded. 30 5 A d a m s Ave. La Grande.
475 - Wanted to Buy
To receive our
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%METAL RECYCLING We buy all scrap metals, vehicles (!t battenes. Site clean ups (!t drop off bins of all sizes. Pick up service available. WE HAVE MOVED! Our new location is 3370 17tI1 St Sam Haines Enterpnses 541-51 9-8600
NEWSPRINT ROLL ENDS DO YOU need papers to Art prolects (!t more! start your fire with? Or a re yo u m o v i n g ( ! t Super for young artists! $2.00 8r up need papers to wrap Stop in today! those special items? 1406 Fifth Street The Baker City Herald at 1915 F i rst S t r eet 541-963-31 61 sells tied bundles of papers. Bundles, $1.00 SWINGSET 8r Trampoeach. line $150./ea Blow-up B oat w / o a rs . $ 4 0 . 541-403-11 33
Furniture Repair Custom Woodwork 541-523-2480
450 - Miscellaneous
WE BUY all classes of horses, 541-523 — 6119; J.A. Bennett L i v estock, Baker City, OR.
FAMILY HOUSING We offer clean, attractive two b edroom a partments located in quiet and wel l m a i ntained settings. Income restnctions apply. •The Elms, 2920 Elm S t., Baker City. C u rre n t ly av a i I a b I e 2-bdrm a p a rtments. Most utilities paid. On site laundry f a cilities
and playground. Accepts HUD vouchers. Call M ic h e l l e at (541)523-5908.
+SPECIAL+ $200 off
1st months rent! This institute is an
equal opportunity provider.
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720 - Apartment Rentals Baker Co. AVAIL. NOW! Newly re- UPSTAIRS STUDIO. modeled, aprox. 960 ONE UNIT AVAIL.
Senior a n d Di s a b l ed Housing. A c c e pting applications for those aged 62 years or older as well as those disabled or handicapped of any age. Income restrictions apply. Call Candi: 541-523-6578
CLEAN, QUIET 2-bdrm. S tove, f r i dge, d i s hw asher. $ 4 0 0 / m o . Contact Nelson Real Estate. 541-523-6485
CLOSE TO EOU 2bdrm basement a p t . , a ll sq. ft., 2-bdrm, 2-bath Remodeled, New Winutilities paid, coin-op apartment unit located dows, Ne w E x t e rior laundry, No smoking, on the 7th floor of The Paint. All utilities paid, No pets. $ 5 50/mo, Baker Tower. Abuni ncluding D i s h n e t p lus $ 5 0 0 d e p o s it dant natural light with work. Laundry on site. 541-91 0-3696 v iews t o t h e s o u t h , $475/mo w/$475 deSENIOR AND DISeast and west. Stainposit. 541-523-3035 or ABLED HOUSING less steel kitchen ap541-51 9-5762 Clover Glen Apartpliances: Dishwasher, ments, 2212 Cove Oven, Refngerator, Mi- 725 - Apartment Avenue, crowave. Tile kitchen Rentals Union Co. La Grande countertops. Tile floors 2109 3 RD St . , 1 b / 1 b Clean at well appointed 1 in kitchen and b a t hApartment, W/S/G Inat 2 bedroom units in a r ooms. St a c k a b l e cluded, Coin-op Launquiet location. Housing washer and dryer lodry, Fr ee W i- Fi , for those of 62 years c ated in u n it . W a t e r $475/m o A v a iIa b I e or older, as well as and garbage paid for 7/1/14 541-963-1210 those disabled or by the Landlord. Elechandicapped of any or rent, tncity is paid for by the age. Rent based on inl ocated d o w n t o w n , Tenant. Secured buildcome. HUD vouchers walking distance to lo i ng on e v e ning a n d accepted. Call Joni at cal businesses, nice weekends. No p ets, 541-963-0906 and spacious, utilities no smoking. Off-street TDD 1-800-735-2900 incl. 509-592-8179. p arking av a i l a b l e . Lease term of 1 year This institute is an equal CENTURY 21 preferred. R e n t i s PROPERTY $735.00/ Month, SecuMANAGEMENT nty Deposit of $550.00 i s required a t l e a s e execution. For more information
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307 20th Street
GREEN TREE APARTMENTS
at COVE APARTMENTS 1906 Cove Avenue
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NICE 1 bdrm apartment 2 bd, 1 ba. Call Century Pinehurst Apartments 2 bdrm, in house. Wi-fi W/S/G paid $1200/mo. in Baker City. Elderly 21, Eagle Cap Realty. 1502 21st St. or Disabled. S u b si541-963-1210 "This institute is an (541)388-8382 La Grande I I • dized Low Rent. BeauequaI opportunity 740 - Duplex Rentals tiful River Setting. All CLOSE TO do wntown A ttractive one and tw o provider." I • I a nd E O U , st u d i o , Baker Co. u tilities p a i d e x c e p t bedroom units. Rent p hone a n d cab l e . w/s/g pd, no smoking, 2-BDRM, 1 bath duplex based on income. InE qual O p p o r t u n i t y no pets, $375 month, w/carport, carpet at all come restrictions ap$ 30 0 depos it . housing. Call T a ylor stainless steel appliply. Now accepting ap- La Grande Retirement 541-91 0-3696. RE a t M g mt at Apartments ances. Quiet area near plications. Call Lone at 503-581-1813. 767Z 7th Street, La nver. W/S/G and yard (541 ) 963-9292. CLOSE TO downtown, TTY-711 maintenance included. Grande, Oregon 97850 nice 1 brdm, all utiliNo smoking, no pets. ties pd, no smoking, This institute is an equal $500/mo plus dep. Call opportunity provider. no pets, coin-op launMake your advertising Senior and Disabled 541-523-0527(Days) or dry, $500 mo, $450 Complex dollars go further! List 541-523-5459 (Nights) dep. 541-910-3696. your business every day Affordable Housing! 745 - Duplex Rentals CLOSE TO EOU, small TDD 1-800-735-2900 in the Service Directory Rent based on instudio, all utilities pd, Union Co. come. Income restncin our classified section no smoking/no pets, www.La rande 2BDRM, W / S p aid , tions apply. Call now $395 mo, $300 dep. of this newspaper. fenced yard $625/mo Rentals.com to apply! 541-91 0-3696. plus deposit. Mt. Emily Prop. 541-962-1074 Beautifully updated Community Room, featur- CLEAN QUIET Southby Stella Wilder ing a theatre room, a side, 3 bed, 2 bath, pool table, full kitchen laundry room w/ hook WEDNESDAY,JUNE 4, 20)4 havebeenin thepast;you'rem oreinterested yetyou may notbeready to m akethechangand island, and an ups, dw, new winYOUR BIRTHDAY byStella Wilder in forging a new,original "you"! es required ifyou explore further. electnc fireplace. dows/doors/paint, tile, Renovated units! Born today, youenjoy dabbling in all kinds LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Others will AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Certain patio, No pets/smokof things, and you can often be found in the swing into your orbit — and out again — all mysteries prevail, and you're eager to get to ing. $765/mo Please call (541) 541-963-9430. most unexpected or unlikely of places. day long. There is something about you that the bottom of at least one of them. Clues 963-7015 for more inIndeed, exploring is what you enjoy most attracts all kinds. abound; interpretation is key. formation. EXCELLENT 3 bdrm duand,to a large degree,whatyou do best.If VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — What you PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You may www.virdianmgt.com plex, storage, South there' san issuethatneedsto beuncovered,a see is, indeed, what you will get -- at least in want to let your turn pass at this time, to give TTY 1-800-735-2900 Side La Grande location, close to EOU No mystery exposed or anything else revealed, most cas es. Where love is concerned, get yoursel fa greateropportunity to prepare for This institute is an Equal smoking o r pet s . the next round. you arethe one for the job -- as long as it ready for a wild ride. Opportunity Provider. $ 725/ m o . C a II requires exploring! You love getting involved LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Take carethat ARIES (March 21-Apr!I 19) -- You're 541-963-4907. I
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$600/mo. w/deposit. References required. (760)413-0001 or (760) 41 3-0002.
PICTURE PERFECT:Log cabin on Eagle Creek.
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secluded, 2-bdrm, 1 bath. Unfurnished with W/D, wood at electric heat, range at fridge. 12x16 storage building. Iarge garden area w/8x10 shed. Phone, DSL, cable available $750/mo and $750 s ecur it y de p os it 541-893-6341
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NICE CLEAN 2 bdrm, 1ba. w/d, stove, fndge, 1 /2 garage, w/s p d , suitable fo r 1 o r 2 a dults, n o p e t s , n o smoking, not HUD approved. $575/mo. $400 dep. 310 1st St. LG. (541)910-5200
Now accepting applications f o r fed e r a l ly 750 - Houses For f unded ho using f o r Rent Baker Co. t hos e t hat a re sixty-two years of age or older, and h andi*LIVE III PAR ABISE* capped or disabled of Beautiful Home. any age. 1 and 2 bed2-bdrm,1-bath room units w it h r e nt in Sumpter. b ased o n i nco m e W/S/G paid. Wood when available. stove at propane. Pnvate nverside park $450/mo. + dep. Prolect phone ¹: 541-437-0452 541-894-2263
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Mallard Heights 870 N 15th Ave Elgin, OR 97827
1 BDRM in Cove, $450, w/s/g pd. NE Property Mgmt. 541-910-0354
780 - Storage Units A PLUS RENTALS has storage units availab!e.
1607 1 ST. S t . 3 b / 2 b 5x12 $30 per mo. home, W/D included, 8x8 $25-$35 per mo. fenced yard, $875/mo. 8x10 $30 per mo. 'plus deposit' 541-963-1210 1433 Madison Ave., 3 BDRM, 2 ba in Elgin. or 402 Elm St. La $800/mo. W/S pd. Grande. Ca II 541-910-3696 (541 ) 910-0354 3BDRM, 2BA, Mobile in LG, w/s paid, a/c, HUD
approved, $895 + dep. 541-91 0-01 22 3BRDM, 1BA, fe nced yard, clean, 1 yr lease, 1106 F St. LG $900/mo 541-963-7517
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS 3 bdrm, 2 ba, fenced yard, garage, storage, $1,395/mo 541-91 0-4444 C HARM ING 3 B R D M , 1ba large house. NO Pets, NO Sm oking. $775/moplus $800 deposit 541-215-2571
MCHOR MIII STOIULGI Secure Keypad Entry Auto-Lock Gate Security Ligllting Fenced Area (6-foot barb) IIEW 11x36 units for aBig Boy Toys" • • • • •
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CLASSIC STORAGE 541-524-1534
La Grande-Island City:
2805 L Street
1 BR apts, 3 BR duplex 1 BR house 2 BR house La Grande 3 BR house Union Ranch-N-Home Rentals, Inc 54 1-963-5450
IN UNION Large older home $750/mo + dep. Mt. E m il y P r o p erty 541-962-1074
Vanety of Sizes Available Secunty Access Entry RV Storage
SAt'-T-STOR SECURESTORAGE Surveillance Cameras Computenzed Entry Covered Storage Super size 16'x50'
541-523-2128 3100 15th St. Baker City
LARGE 3 BDRM, 2b a house, good size yard, u pdated i n t erior, l o cated in land City No
pets, $900/mo. Call 541-975-380 0 or 541-663-6673
STEV ENSONSTORAGE •Mini W-arehouse • Outside Fenced Parking • ReasonableRates For informationcall:
REMODELED 2BR, 2BA in Cove. 1900+ sq ft, 528-N18days 3.5+/- fenced acres, 5234807evellings g reat v i ew ! Sho p , b arn, o r c hard, a p 378510th Street proved animals OIC, yard maintenance provided. N o s m o king. 795 -Mobile Home $ 1000/mo + d e p . 541-568-4540. Spaces SPACES AVAILABLE, S MALLER 2 B D R M , one block from Safetrailer in Lower Perry, way, trailer/RV spaces. $445/mo inlcuded w/s. W ater, s e w er , g a r 541-975-3837 bage. $200. Jeri, mana ger. La Gra n d e TAKING APPS. 2bdrm, 541-962-6246 1ba, Southside LG. All applinces included as well as dw, and w/d. Garbage paid. Sm priv at e y a rd , No smoking/pets $650/mo + $300 secunty. dep. 54-963-5740 UNION, 3 B D, 1 B T H $ 750. 2 B D $65 0 . 820 - Houses For 541-91 0-0811
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2.89 ACRES w/ 2 001 Manufactured 3 bdrm 20 X40 shop, gas heat, Home 99,000 C a sh roll-up a nd w a l k -in 541-519-9846 Durkee doors, restroom, small o ffice s p ace, $ 3 5 0 2505 COURT St. 3-bdrm, month, $300 deposit. 2-bath w/basement, Ig. 541-91 0-3696. lot, storage at MUCH more! Broker Ann MeBEARCO TTY: 1(800)735-2900 OREGON TRAIL PLAZA haffy, 541-519-0698 BUSINESS PARK Answer to Previous Puzzle 1-2 bdrm mobile homes Has 6000, 3000, 2000 sq "This Institute is an starting at $400/mo. ft units, all have over- 3350 ESTES St. 3-bdrm, equaI opportunity GO O H O OF S P U D Includes W/S/G 1 bath with attached 1 heard doors and man provider." RV spaces avail. Nice 1/2 garage on a corner RP M O R AL CO N E doors. Call quiet downtown location lot. $112,500. Please 541-963-7711 I AN R E FA S H I O N 541-523-2777 call: 541-403-0958 PL I E D WOO HOME SWEET HOME BEAUTY SALON/ Office space perfect FSBO: Sm., cute 2-bdrm Cute atClean W E A R D O M E D NEW, 1bdr, 1 ba, w/d, for one or two opera2 at 3-Bdrm Homes 1-bath on 2 1/4 acres GO R E B EA L U A U m ico, dw , r e f , a n d No Smoking/1 small ters 15x18, icludeds w/view.Close to town. r ange, w/s/g pd, no restroom a n d off pet considered. EL I B AR S S E $100,000. smoking, c l o s e to street parking. Call Ann Mehaffy (760)413-0001 or (760) LE F T A CE S K Y S at EOU, s e c luded $500 mo at $250 dep 541-51 9-0698 41 3-0002. quiet. So.th 12th St., Ed Moses:(541)519-1814 541-91 0-3696 S O F A R T A M E garage parking, Pet ? L E A O T H E R 4-BDRM, 2 1/2 ba th in BIG!!! SHOP w/office, PRICE R E D UCED to No smoking,$750/mo. $155,000. Fully remodNorth Baker. 3000 sq. 2000 sq ft, 2 overhead + dep. 541-910-3568 S P E E D B UM P O V A eled home in beautiful, ft. Avail. May 3, Doudoors, large f e nced EA R N I S LE G E M NEWLY REMODELED, b le Garage, S h o p, outside storage area, q uiet a nd priv a t e 4b/1.5b A p a rtment, neighborhood. Located Fenced yard. Beautiful heat, a/c, will rent part WH A T T AB S S R S W/S/G Included, W/D at 3660 9th Dr. 1300 historic h o m e . No or all. Call for details 6-4-14 © 20 1 4 UFS, Dist. by Univ. Uclickfor UFS included, Free W i-Fi, sq. ft. home is 3-bdrm, Smoking. $ 1250/mo 541-963-51 25. $1400/mo . Available 2 bath with office/launp lu s d epos it . 8/1/14 541-963-1210 dry room at attached OFFICE SPACE, approx 541-403-11 88 8 Late tennis 19 Fish's rudder garage. Custom hard1300sq ft, r e ception STUDIO APARTMENTS AVAIL. July 1st. Lease a nd waiting room. 3 wood cabinets, granite great 22 Magna cumHUD A P P ROVED, option to buy: 3 bdrm, countertops, stainless 9 Santa — winds 23 Livy's "it was" offices, restrooms, all walking distance to lo2 bath fully remodeled. utilities paid . $9 0 0 steel appliances, new 10 Rome wrecker 24 Pull the lever c al businesses a n d Huge backyard. 2020 c arpet, tile a t w o o d month, $800 deposit. 11 Barracks off. 25 Annapolis grad restaurants, for more P I u m S t. $900/m o. 541-91 0-3696. f loors. 1/ 4 a c r e l o t 17 Monk's hood 26 Fuse together i nfo r m a t i o n c al l 1st, last, $900 refundcompletely landscaped 509-592-81 79 27 Colony a ble dep. N o p e t s . with automatic sprin780 Storage Units members 541-379-2645. Ba ker. 8 9 10 11 klers. Photos can be STUDIO, a I I ut i l i t i e s 28 AAA viewed at zillow.com. p aid., ac , c l o s e t o CUTE SMALL 2- bdrm, 1 suggestion Contac t D an at EOU, $4 2 5/ m o bath on 2 1/4 acres w/ 541-403-1223 30 "I" trouble 541-91 0-0811 v iew. Close to t o w n .
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Apartments Baker FURNISHED 1300 sq ft,
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SUNFIRE REAL Estate LLC. has Houses, Duplexes at Apartments for rent. Call Cheryl Guzman fo r l i s t ings, 541-523-7727.
+ Security Fenced + Coded Entry + Lighted foryourprotection + 4 different size units + Lots ol RVstorage 41298 Chico Rd, Baker City offRocahontas
7X11 UNIT, $30 mo. $25 dep. (541 ) 910-3696.
825 - Houses for Sale Union Co. (FSBO) COMPLETELY
remodeled and Extremely well cared for 3br, 2 bath home with a 2 car detached garage plus 2 small storage buildings. This home is located in Union on approximately 1/4 acres with great landscaping, wood deck, patio, fruit trees and a very large garden area. Pnced to sell $169,800, caII Mike 541-200-4872 for a showing.
American West Storage 7 days/24 houraccess HOUSE FOR SALE N ewly R e m odeld, 2 541-523-4564 bdrm, 1bth. At 2604 COMPETITIVE RATES Behind Armory on East North Ash. To see call and H Streets. Baker City 541-963-3614
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am — 4:00 pm, office 5 .78 A CRES, receive Petitions and shop, full bath, well sion, Cove, OR. City: Hwy miles, set snow C andidacy f i l in g b y closed from 1:00 pm- A yard sale is a great 8L septic installed. 7 Sewer/VVater available. t ires in c l . $230 0 . CANDIDATES FILING 3:30 pm , T u e s day, 2:00 pm for lunch. way to get people to August 26, 2014. Filmi. from town. Price Regular price: 1 acre 541-524-934 7 or FOR NONPARTISAN pay you to move all The City of Haines reduced to $166,600. m/I $69,900-$74,900. 541-51 9-0259 NOMINATION FOR CITY ings will be submitted compiies with the items you no lon503-385-8577 We also provide property COUNCIL/MAYOR- 2014 to the County Clerk by Section 504 of the management. C heck 980 - Trucks, PickGENERAL ELECTION 5:00 pm on Tuesday, ger need. And an ad in Rehabilitation Act of 855 - Lots & PropAugust 26, 2014 for out our rental link on ups 1973 and the Americans The Observer classierty Union Co. our w ebs i t e Eligible candidates must certification. with Disabiiities Act. fieds is a great way to 1991 F O R D F -1 5 0 . be registered to vote www.ranchnhome.co The City of Hainesis an 1/3 T O 3 a cr e lo t s , 2-WD, 5-speed Stanget yard sale shopm or c aII in Oregon and m ust Positions: equai opportunity South 12th, beautiful dard V8, Cruise con2-ye a r term Empioyer and Provider. Ranch-N-Home Realty, h ave resided i n t h e Mayor pers to your address. view, 62 creek starting trol, $1600. 519-4510. In c 541-963-5450. City of Haines during Call us today at 541a t $ 4 0 , 0 0 0 . Ca I I the 12 months imme- Councilor 4 - y ear term Legal No. 00036386 541-91 0-3568. 963-3161 or 541-523Published: June 4, 2014 2012 GMC Canyon 5cly, diately preceding the e I 3673! extended cab, Silver Councilor 4 y ear term B EAUTIFUL VIE W November election. Metallic Pick-up. Like LOTS f o r s a Ie by o wner i n C ov e O R . 880 - Commercial New! 2wd, all power, Twenty (20) nominating Councilor 4 - y ear term air conditioning, autosignatures a r e re3.02 acres, $55,000 Property m atic t r a n s m i s s i o n quired. Signers must For further information or a nd 4 ac r e s BEST CORNER location Only 4,000 miles and $79,000. Please caII be registered to vote assistance please confor lease on A dams 208-761-4843. s till u nde r Fa c t o r y in the City of Haines. tact C i t y R e c o r d er Ave. LG. 1100 sq. ft. Warranty. $17,000 obo Valene Russell, MonCORNER LOT. Crooked Lg. pnvate parking. Re541-962-0895 day — Thursday 8:00 The City Recorder must C reek S u b d i v i s i o n . m odel or us e a s i s . 11005 ICristen W ay . 541-805-91 23 101 ft. x 102 ft. Island Public Notice City. $70,000. A rmand o Rob l e s , FORM UR-2 NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING 541-963-3474, A pubhc meetmg ofthe City of La Crande Urb n Renewal Agencywillbe held nJune 18,2014 at 600pm at City all, 1000 Adams Avenue, La Crand, Oregon The 541-975-4014 purpose ofthis meetmg is to discuss the bud et for the fiscal year begmmng uly 1, 2014 as approved by the La rande's Urban Renewal Agency's Bu get Committee A
$395,000 GREAT VIEWS OFTHE CITY, MOUNTAINS AND VALLEY from this 371 6 sq. ft. home. Updated home. Kitchen has a cooking island with all the appliances included. Large living room with hard wood flooring and a fireplace. Lower level has a huge family , room with custom wet bar and fireplace. 5-bedrooms, 4-bathrooms. 14263396 Century 21 , Eagle Cap Realty, , 541-9634511.
MT. VIEW estates subdivision, Cove, OR. 2.73 acres for sale. Electnc ava il. $49,9 00 . 208-761-4843.
Must see listing! New floonng, paint, and
co unte rs $79,000. 280 S College, Union. ~541 805-8074
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The City of Haines Landfill is open to all resi2002 6h p M e r c ury. dents of B a ker and 541-786-5674. Owner U nion Counties. T h e licensed real e s t ate Clean, Good Condition. Landfill is open 7:00 agent. $850. 1201 Place St. am to 1:00 pm every Baker, 541-523-2606 Saturday. Closures are possibl e due t o One of the n icest 930 - Recreational weather conditions, so things about want Vehicles check for upa ds i s t h e i r l o v v THE SALE of RVs not please dates at 541beanng an Oregon incost. Another is the 856-3366, press ¹2 for signia of compliance is Landfill. quick results. Try a illegal: cal l B u i lding classified ad today! Codes (503) 373-1257. LegaI No. 00036214 Call our classified Published: May 23, 26, a d d e p a r t m e n t PRESIDENT GOLF Cart. June 4,13, 2014 Good cond. Repriced today to place your at $2999. Contact Lisa ad. q uiet c u l -de-sac, i n 1981 SEA Nymph 12' Sunny Hills, South LG. Fishing Boat w/Trailer.
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FOR SALE, like new. 3bdrm, 2 bath, double wide mobile home. In new addition at Sundowner Mobile Park, sp ¹94. 541-91 0-351 3.
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Sell your unwanted car, property and h ousehold items more quickly and affordably with the classifieds. Just call us today to place your a d and get r e ady t o s tart c o u n t in g y o u r cash. The Observer 541963-3161 or Baker City Herald 541-523-3673.
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THURSDAY,JUNE 5, 2IJ14 YOUR BIRTHDAY byStella Wilder Born today, you are never satisfied with the statusquo, yet you do like things tobecomfortable and familiar. How do you reconcile this seeming conflict in your natureg To begin with, you must recognize that this comeswith being 8 true Gemini native - - you possess 8greatmanyseeminglycontradictory traits that, brought together in onepackage, serveto make you 8 strong, vibrant, compelling individual. "Exciting" is perhaps the word most people use to describeyou. Indeed, when you enter 8 room, things change - forthe betterorworse,and often permanently. You're not the kind to let things happen around you without participating directly insomeway. FRIDAY, JUNE6 GEMINI (May21-June20) —You're nearing the midwaypoint of8journey that is only truly known to you. Your destination is 8 mystery, but8 clear idea is forming.
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
pu icmee ngo 6 o a 0 ire o rgun e e o n U ne pm a ain ., Dve, regon. e purpose is ng iB NOUBB e budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 BBapproved by the Cove School District Budget Committee. A summary of the budget ig presented below. A copy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at 603 Main SI., Cove, OR between the hours of 6:00 B.m. Bnd 4:00 p.m. This budgst ia far an annual budget period. hiB budget wBB preptstesd on 6 basis of accounting that ig the same BB the preceding year. Telephone: 641-5664424
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FINANCIAL SUMMARY - RESOURCES Actual Amount Last Year 2012-2013 5991,607 6 inning Fund Balance Current Year Property Taxes, other than Local Opgon Taxes 629,315 Current Year Local Option Property Taxes 127 696 Other Revenue from Local Sources Revenue from Intermediate Sources 9,654 1,976,140 Revenue from State BoumBB Revenue from Federal Sources 196,937 Interfund TranBfeis 33,000 All Other Bu et RBBouroBB 63,966,649 Total Resources TOTAL OF ALL FUNDS
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FINANCIAL SUNIMAR r - REQUIREMENTSAND FULL-TIINEEQUIVALENT EBBPLOYEES FTE BY FUNCTI ON $1,710,114 $2,013,950 $2,147,650 1000 InBtrucbon 22.13 20.15 20.04 FTE 937 411 1,347,650 1,473,760 2000 Support Saryictsg 7.95 7.47 FTE 93 750 3000 Enterprise & Communitt Service 61,594 90,650 1.65 FTE 1.65 1.65 4000 Fwoigt r Aottuieition & Construction FTE 5000 Other Uses 5100Debt ssrvice 67,01 0 100,200 296,000 5200 Interfund Transfers' 33,000 BB,MO 150,000 136,000 6000 Contin en 1,117,420 402,300 402,600 7000 Una ro ri ated Endin Fund Balance 63,966,649 B44BB,BBO B 648 960 Total u i r ementg 29.24 31.26 Total FTE * not Incduded in total 5000 Other Uses. To be appro risted separately from other 5000 ex enditureB STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN ACTIVITIES snd SOURCES OF FINANCING The Oregon economic outlook continues Io improve. This affects slate basic school support funding and will help Io cover increased contractual Balsry and benefit requirements. Federal funding iBdeclining placing more of 6 burden on the general fund to maintain programs. The district continues to encourage new student enrollment and anticipates enrollment will remain at current levels. A transfer to the capital improvement fund iB intended for updates Io the old Bym facility and will offset future bond le amounts. 2013-14 waB the last ear of a seven ear ca ital im rovement bond le
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Publish: June 4, 2014 Legal no. 4865
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014 1001 - Baker County Legal Notices NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE On June 24, 2014, at the hour of 9:00 a.m. at t he B a k e r C o u n t y C ourt H o use, 1 9 9 5 T hird S t reet, B a k e r City, Oregon, the defendant's interest will be sold, sublect to redemption, in the real property c o m m o nly k nown a s: 2 190 Cherry Street, Baker City, Oregon 97814. The court case number is 13569, w here
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS, is plaintiff,
and BRIAN FAHRNEY; MARNA FAHRNEY; DISCOVE R BANIC; CAPITAL ONE BANIC; and ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNICNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, LIEN, OR I NTEREST IN TH E REAL P ROPERTY C O M MONLY ICNOWN AS 2 19 0 C H ER RY STREET, BAICER CITY, OREGON 97814 is defendant. The sale is a p ublic auction to t h e highest bidder for cash or cashier's check, in h and, made o u t t o
Baker County Shenff's Office. For more information on this sale go to: ww w . o re onsherLegal No. 00036184 Published: May 21, 28, June 4,11, 2014
INVITATION TO BID Clear Creek Restoration Project Request for Contracting Bids for the Implementation and C o nstruction of the Clear Creek R estoration P r o l e c t will be received from qualified vendors by the Eagle Soil and Water Conservation Dist rict, u n t i l 4 : 0 0 p m June 16, 2014 at the Distnct Office, located at 3990 Midway Dnve, Baker City, OR. P r oposals received will be opened the same day and evaluated in June 2014. A mandatory pre-bid site visit of the w ork area will be conducted on J une 9th, 2014. A l l prospective bidders int erested i n t h e s i t e v isit w i l l n e e d t o
R.S.V.P. by June 5th, 2014. All prospective b idders w h o hav e R.S.V.P.'d for the site v isit should m ee t a t the Distnct Office (address above) in Baker City, OR at 8:30 a.m.
Request for Bid packages are available at t he District Office. I f you have any q uestions o r c o m m e n t s, p lease c o n t act t h e D ISTRICT office a t 541-523-7121 x 111 or email: a n l alina.lohnston©or.nacdnet.net. This prolect is funded in
part by funds from the Oregon Lottery. Legal No. 000036193 Published: May 19, 21, 23, 26, 30, 2014 and June 2, 4, 6, 2014
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1010 - Union Co. Legal Notices Land 8r L ivestock, NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S LLC, for a C o n d iSALE
1010 - Union Co. 1010 - Union Co. 1010 - Union Co. 1010 - Union Co. 1010 - Union Co. Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices Legal Notices LO R I IC. AL B R I CH; CIRCUIT COURT OF THE ESTATE OF required filing fee, U.S. ATTORNEY IMMEDIR ONDA NOEL A L OREGON FOR EVELYN F. BIDWELL, BANIC NATIONAL AS- ATELY. If yo u need tional Use Permit to BRICH; DOMESTIC DECEASED, UNhelp in finding an attorSOCAITION will apply UNION COUNTY e xtract a g g r e g at e On June 13, 2014 at the ICNOWN HEIRS AND to the Court for the ney, you may call the BANIC; AND OCCUfrom an existing aghour of 10:00 am at PANTS O F THE U.S. BANIC NATIONAL relief demanded in the O regon St at e B a r ' s DEVISEES OF g regate pit on 9 E . t he U n i o n Co u n t y PREMISES, are defen- ASSOCAITION, Complaint. T h e f i r st Lawyer Referral ServEVELYN F. BIDWELL, Campbell Street, also Sheriff's Office, 1109 dants,. The sale is a ice at (503) 684-3763 date of publication is k nown a s t a x l o t s 100, 103 and 104 in Section 1 5 B A of Township 9 S o uth, Range 40 East, W.M., Baker County, Ore-
g on ( R e f . 80 8 5 , 1 8212, 18213), l o cated in the general commercial (C-G) zone. The criteria the Planning C o m mission will use to review this request are outlined in Section 4.4.400 of the Baker City D e v e lopment Code. A copy of the Planning Department's staff report and recommendations to th e Planning Commission shall be available for review by
June 11, 2014, and c an be r e v i ewe d i n person at the Baker City-County P l a n ning Department, emailed to you, or a hard copy of the application can be obtained or sent by post mail, at a reasonable cost. For more information, please cont act P l a n ne r L a u r i H oo p e s at Ihoopes©bakercounty. org, or by p h one at (541) 523-8219. All interested persons
97814 is d e f endant. The sale is a p u b lic auction to the highest b idder f o r c a s h o r c ashier's c h e c k , i n h and, made o u t t o Baker County Shenff's Office. For more information on this sale go to: ww w . o re onsher-
Legal No. 00036194 Published: May 21, 28, June 4,11, 2014
ICAve, La Grande, Orep ublic auction to t h e gon, the defendant's highest bidder for cash interest will b e s o ld, or cashier's check, in sublect to redemption, hand, made out to Unin the r ea l p r operty ion County S heriff's commonly known as: Office. For more infor1 604 Foley S t , L a mation on this sale go Grande, Or 97850. The to: court case number is www.ore onshenffs.co 13-07-48522, w h e re m sales.htm CITIMORTGAGE, INC., IT'S SUCCESSORS Published: May 21, 28, AND/OR ASSIGNS, is 2014 and June 4, 11, plaintiff, and LARRY E. B RADEN; M E G A N 2014 BRADEN; AND ALL Legal No.00036186 OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN C LAIM I N G A N Y RIGHT, TITLE, LIEN, Qur farm communiOR INTEREST IN THE ty is well representREAL P R O PERTY COMMONLY ICNOWN ed in the classified A S 1 6 0 4 FOL E Y c olumns o f t hi s STREET, LA GRANDE, newspaper. For all OR 97850, are defen- y our a g r i c u l t u r a l d ants. The sale is a needs, look to clasp ublic auction to t h e highest bidder for cash sified. or cashier's check, in hand, made out to Union County S heriff's FORM Office. For more inforLB-1 mation on this sale go
RICHARD L. BIDWELL, THE ESTATE OF EVELYN F. BIDWELL, DECEASED, UNKNOWN H E I RS AND DEVISEES OF EVELYN F. BIDWELL, D ECEASED, A N D PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN C LAIM I N G A N Y RIGHT, TITLE, LIEN, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, Defendant(s).
DECEASED, and PER- May 14, 2014. or toll-free in Oregon SONS OR PARTIES NOTICE TO D E FEN- at (800) 452-7636. UNICNOWN CLAIMDANTS: READ THESE ING ANY RIGHT, PAP E RSCAR EFULLY! Published: May 14, 21, TITLE, LIEN, OR IN28, 2014 and June 4, You must "appear" in TEREST I N THE this case or the other 2014 PROPERTY side will win automatiDESCRIBED IN THE cally. To "appear" you Legal No.36079 COMPLAINT HEREIN must f i l e w i t h t he court a l e ga l p a per IN THE NAME OF THE called a "motion" or One Of the niCSTATE OF OREGON: "answer." The You are hereby "motion" or "answer" e st t h i n gS required to appear and must be given to t he defend against the court clerk or adminis- about classified allegations contained in the Complaint filed against y o u i n t he a bove e n t itled p r o ceeding w i t hin t h i rty
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AM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and receive comment from the public
on the budget. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 19, 2014 at the Oregon State University Extension Service office at 10507 N McAlister Rd, Room 9, Island City, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget
On June 20, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at t he U n i o n Co u n t y Sheriff's Office, 1109 ICAve, La Grande, Oregon, the defendant's interest will b e s o ld, sublect to redemption, in the r ea l p r operty commonly known as: 671 North Dewey St, Union, Oregon 97883. The court case number i s 1 3 - 01-48149,
where J P M ORGAN CHASE BANIC, NATIONAL A S SOCIATION, its successors in interest and/or assigns, are Plaintiff and
MICHAEL P. F I TZPAT R I C IC A ICA M ICHAEL PATRICIC FITZPAT R I C IC A ICA M ICHAEL FITZPATRICIC JR; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, are defendants. The sale is a public auction to the highest bidder for c ash o r cas h i e r ' s check, in hand, made out to U n ion County S heriff's Office. F o r m ore information o n this sale go to:
www.ore onshenffs. com/sales.htm Published: May 21, 28, 2014 and June 4, 11, 2014 Legal No. 00036182
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
On June 20, 2014 at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at t he U n i o n Co u n t y NOTICE OF BAKER Sheriff's Office, 1109 Committee. CITY PLANNING ICAve, La Grande, OreCOMMISSION gon, the defendant's Published: May 28, 2014 HEARING interest will b e s o ld, and June 4, 2014 sublect to redemption, CUP-14-131: The Baker LegaI No. 00036236 in the r ea l p r operty City Planning Comcommonly known as: mission will hold a 369 East Bryan Street, Union, Or 97883.The p ublic hearing o n Classified are worth Wednesday, June 18, l ooking into w h e n court case number is 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in 13-01-48165, w h e re you're looking for a the council chambers WELLS FARGO BANIC, of Baker City Hall, p lace t o l i v e N.A., its successors in 1 555 F i rst S t r e e t , w he t h e r i nterest a n d /o r a s it ' s a Baker City, to consigns, are Plaintiff and h ome, a n a p a r t sider a r e quest by ADRIAN L. ALBRICH Brent Gyllenberg, ap- ment or a m o b i le AICA ADRIAN LAWplicant, and property RENCE A L B RICH; o wner, Ha t B r a n d home. LORI IC MORRIS AICA
H Y P E R L I N IC A meeting ofthe Keating Rura!FireProtectionDistrict(governingbody) will be held on June8,2014 "http://www.oret 8:30 p.m. at the Keating Fire Station. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the budget gonshenffs.com/sales. htm" www.oreor the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, as approved by the Keating Rural Fire Protection District Budget Committee onshenffs.com sales. htm summary of the budget is presented below. Acopy of the budget may be inspected or obtained at Keating Fire Station by a re invited t o a t t e n d Publish: May 14, 21, 28 and will be given an and June 4, 2014 alling 541-519-7889 between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. This budget was prepared on opportunity to be Legal ¹: 36040 basis of accounting that is X con sistent not consistent with the basis of accounting used during the preceding year heard concerning the proposal. Oral t e st iMajor changes, if any, and their effect on the budget, are explained below. This budget is for: X Ann ual Period 2 -Yea r Period mony will be taken in the f o llowing o r der: NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE applicant, other propoCounty City ChairPerson of Govemins! Body Telephone Number nents, opponents, and applicant's r e b u t tal. On June 19, 2014 at the 541-519-4662 Baker County Baker City Michael Cook hour of 10:00 a.m., at Oral testimony should t he U n i o n Co u n t y FINANCIAL SUMMARY avoid repetition of isSheriff's Office, 1109 sues and should be Adoyted Budget Approved Budget g Check this box if your ICAve, La Grande, Orebased on the applicagon, the defendant's Current Year 2013-14 Next Year 2014-15 tion and approval critebudget only has one fund TOTAL OF ALL FUNDS interest will b e s o ld, na listed above. If you 1. Total Personal Services sublect to redemption, are unable to at tend 2. Total Materials and Supplies 10,280 11,730 in the r ea l p r operty the heanng, you may 3. Total Capital Outlay commonly known as: s ubmit w r i t te n c o m Anticipated 4. Total Debt Service 1605 V Av e, La ments to the Baker CiRequirements 5. TobalTransfers ............... ty-County P l a n ning Grande, Or 97850. The court case number is 6. Total Contingencies ..... 800 D epartment at 1 9 9 5 1,000 13-08-48540, w h e re Third Street, Ste. 131, 7. Total Special Payments........ ...................... B aker City , O r e g o n L AICEVIEW L O A N 8. Total unappropriated and Reserved for Future Expenditure 97814 on o r b e f o re SERVICING, LLC, ITS 9. Total Requirements - add Lines 1 through 8 .... 11,080 12,730 SUCCESSORS 5:00 p.m. on the hear10. Total Resources Except Property Taxes 11,080 12,730 AND/OR ASSIGNS, is ing date. Only c o mPlaintiff and J U STIN Ant1cipated 11. Total Property Taxes Estimated te be Received ments on the relevant ENGLISH AICA JUSTIN a pproval cr iteria a r e Resources 12. Total Resources - add Lines 10 and 11 11,080 12,730 R. ENGLISH; LIBBY considered applicable 13. Total Property Taxes Estimated to be Received (line 11) 0 0 ENGLISH AICA LIBBY evidence. Telephone Estimated 14. Plus: Estimated Property Taxes Not To Be Received V. ENGLISH AICA LIBY conversations cannot A. Loss Due fe Constitutional Limits V. W A L ICE R AICA Ad Valorem be accepted as testiL I B BY V A L E Property Taxes B. Discounts Allowed, Other uncollected Amounts ...... 0 0 mony. WRIGHT;FIA CARD Pursuant to ORS 15. Total Tax Levied ....(add lines 13 and 14 A & Bi SERVICES, NATIONAL 1 97.763, f a i l ur e t o Rate or Amount Rate or Amount ASSOCIATION; and raise an issue in perTax Levies 16. Permanent Rate Limit Levy irate limit 0 0 ) STATE OF OREGON son, or by letter at the By Type 1 7. Local Option Taxes.......... . . . . . . . 0 0 DIVISION OF CHILD hearing, or failure to SUPPORT, are defen1 8. Levy for Bonded Debt or Obligations................ . . . . . . . 0 0 provide statements or d ants. The sale is a evidence sufficient to STATEMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS afford t h e d e c i s ion p ublic auction to t h e highest bidder for cash maker an opportunity Debt Outstanding Debt Authorized, Not Incurred or cashier's check, in to respond to th e i s(2 None Q As Summar)zed Below g None Q As Summarized Below hand, made out to Unsue, means that an apion County S heriff's peal based on that isOffice. For more infors ue cannot b e f i l e d 150-504-073-2 (Rev 12/1 0) mation on this sale go w ith t h e L a n d U s e Legal No. 25-005568 Published: June 4, 2014 to: B oard o f App e a l s www.ore onshenffs. (LUBA). com sales.htm Baker City operates under an EEO policy and FORIIII ED-1 HOTICF.OP BUDSKT HEARING complies with Section Published: May 21, 28, A puble meerrnl of Ae Soard or Educalion rer Bskw Schoal Oistrid 5J wN be held oa June tata. 2014 al & G apm al 2090 Faanh Street. Ssker Clly, 2014 and June 4, 11, 504 of the Rehabilitaoregon The purpose of thls eeelin9 is lo discuss the budget <orthe riscaiiyear aegeaing July 1,201 • am approved by %e Baker 2014 tion Act of 1973 and school Disrricr 5JBudget comrrrarse. A suemarr af rhe budger tspreseatedbekrw A copyar the budget may ae Inspeaee or aarlaaed ar 20sOI'our@ t he A m e ricans w i t h sseel saxer cily. oregon berweenIhe hoursof7 30 e m.and 430 p m This budger is for aa aewal budser peAxl. Tars budgelwae prepared on a oasis Disabilities Act. Assis- Legal No. 00036162 of accounrleg Ihal is the same as ihe precedin9 year. tance is available for
On June 24, 2014, at the 1010 - Union Co. hour of 9:15 a.m. at t he B a k e r C o u n t y Legal Notices C ourt H o use, 1 9 9 5 NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE T hird S t reet, B a k e r MEETING City, Oregon, the defendant's interest will be sold, sublect to re- A public meeting of the Budget Committee of demption, in the real property c o m m o nly the 4-H 5 Extension known as: 2210 8th Service Distnct, Union S treet, B a ke r C i t y , County, State of Oregon to discuss the O regon 97814. T h e budget for the fiscal court case number is 13568, where WELLS yea r J uly 1, 2014 to FARGO BANIC, N.A. June 30, 2015, will be held at the Joseph AnITS S U CCESSORS nex Conference AND/OR ASSIGNS, is p laintiff, a n d D E N A Room, 1106 IC AveW ESTFALL A IC A nue, La Grande, OR. DENA IC A R G ER; The meeting will take SCHMID M A L O NE place on the 11th day LLC; and ALL OTHER of June 2014 at 8:30
PERSONS OR PART IES UNK N O W N C LAIM I N G A N Y R I G HT, T I T LE , LIEN,OR INTEREST IN THE REAL PROEPRTY COMMONLY ICNOWN AS 2210 8th STREET, B AICER CITY, O R
THE OBSERVER a BAKER CITY HERALD — 11B
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Currenl Year Property Taxes oaer raan Local OpaonTaxes current Year Local orrrln prope Tsxes olher evenue rrom Loesl sawces Revenue Irom IrNermediale Sources Revenue Irorn Stare Sources Revenue Irorn Federal Sources Ielerrund Tran All Other aesources
Adopted Budget Th's Yearztn 3.14
$3.468 081 3,973.868
Appfaved Btldger NeA Year 2014-15 $3.70$415 4 002.377
FINANCIAL SUMMArty ltEOUIItsMENTS BY OBJECT CLASSIFICATION $8.733.005 4 ID2.177 5.455 $72
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5.452.38t 2.288.984 576 120
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12B —THE OBSERVER a BAKER CITY HERALD
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
Aging population will cause alzheimer's numbers to soar
DEAR ABBY: More and more of my would never try to take that rote awayfrom friends are tryirg to work and take care of my boyfriend's ex, but this puts me in an parents who have Alzheimer's disease. One cuvkward situation. As much as I love his of my closest friends'husbands was recently girls, Idon'twant tocausedrama or have Peart getin trouble with her mother. diagnosed withit. Heis only 62. Ithought Alzheimer's was only memory toss, butit — SHE CALLED ME MOM DEAR CALLED ME MOM: Talk to Pearl. seems tike so much more. His personality has changed. She tells me he gets argry with her Tell her you were touched knowing she feels when she tries to help him. thatway about you and deeply fl attered when she called you"Mom," Whut exactty isAtzheimer's, and what can be done tostopit? but you feel ifher mother DEAR — UNSURE INOAK knew about it that she would PARK ILLINOIS ABBY be hu r t . iThis is especially DEAR UNSURE: I'm sortrue if the girls live with their mother.) Then ask Pearl ry to say — &om personal experience — that Alzheimer's disease, while to come up with another affectionate name often thought of as "minor memory loss," is for you, or suggest one to her. a disease that is ultimately fatal. Its cause is not yet understood. I lost my mother to it. DEAR ABBY: I suffered a serious accident Alzheimer's kills nerve cells and tissue in at work and have endured numerous surgerthe brain, causing it to shrink dramatically. ies, with another on the horizon. Because It affects a person's ability to communicate, the injuries are in the cervical and lumbar to think and, eventually, to breathe. At least areas, they are not visible. 44 million people worldwide are now living Last week, I parked my car in a handiwith Alzheimer's disease and other demencapped spot in the supermarket parkirg tot. tias. As our populations age, those numbers Having a proper tcg on my license plate, I didn't think twice about it. As I entered the will swell to 76 million by 2030. Currently there is no way to prevent, store, a woman who had parked nearby stopor even to slow theprogression of started shouting at me, saying I shouldn't Alzheimer's disease. Some drugs manage have parked where Idid. Iindicated she the symptoms, but only temporarily. This is should read my plate, to which she then why more funding for Alzheimer's and more replied that I was "phony" for taking advansupport for the families who are caring tcge of the system. Iimcgine she thought this for loved ones who have it are so urgently because I was walking unaided that day. — HURTING IN needed. Please suggest to your fiiend that NORTHERN CALIFORNIA she contact the Alzheimer's Association for helpbecause itofferssupport groups for DEAR HURTING: This subject has apspouses. peared in my column before. You are correct that not all disabilities are visible. One that Readers, June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. If you are concerned comes to mind would be a heart problem that prevents a patient &om walking long about Alzheimer's disease — and we all should be — you can get involved by joining distances. Another would be multiple sclethe global fight against this very nasty disrosls. Readers, if you are concerned that ease. To learn more, visitalz.org/abam. someone is gaming the system, rather DEARABBY: I'm currently dating a man than con&ont the person, write down the license number of the car with the handicap who is 10yearsolderthan Iam. I'm 24;he's 84. Wehaveknown each otherfortwoyears plate and inform the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you are correct, the authorities and we tive together. He has two beautiful will be interested in that information. And daughters I adore. if you are not, you won't have caused someHis older daughter, "Peart"(age12), called me "Mom"the other night, and then asked one who already has problems additional distress. me i fit was OK I'm not their mother, and I
The Associated Press
DES MOINES, IowaBaseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and promptingreports of tornadoes. The National Weather Service said reports of extensive hail damage and flooding trickled in as storms pushed into Nebraska and moved into neighboring Iowa, where winds of up to 85 mph were recorded. Up to 4 inches of rain was expected in parts those states, which were the hardest hit. The storm also tracked across parts of Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota and Illinois. "This is one of these days we can't let our guard down," said Bill Bunting, forecast operations chief at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Bunting said several trainedspottersreported tornadoes in central and southwest Iowa, and at least one report came in &om southwest Kansas. Reports will not be confirmed until damage can be assessed Wednesday morning. Becky Kern, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska, said the system has involved a"training" of thunderstorms, which involvesa seriesofthunderstorms following one after another. The system will move to the southeast early Wednesday, toward parts
• ACCuWeather.cOm ForeCaS Tonight
Baker City Temperatures 5 36 1 0 38 (8
High I low(comfort index)
16 40 10
1 1 43 (> 0)
19 45 (8)
81 44 (8)
1 4 43 (8 )
1 1 46 (8)
1 8 41 ( 8)
La Grande Temperatures 42 (8) 16 38 (>0) Enterprise Temperatures
5 42 (>0)
The AccuWcather Comfort Index is an indication of how it feels based on humidity and temperature where 0 is least comfortable and 10 is most comfortable for this time of year. s
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High:109 .......... DcathValley,Calif. Low: 25 ...... Mammoth Lakes, Calif. ' W ettest: 5.30" ............... Omaha, Neb. regon: High: 88 ..... Ontario Low:37 .. Lakeview Wettest: 0.04" ... ...... Joseph
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Officials feared the potential for derecho storm, a large system of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 mi. (386 km)
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of Missouri and Illinois, she satd. "It looks like the threat has pushed further south into northern Missouri, the strongest of the storms," she sard. Heavy rain and flooding were reported in the Omaha area of Nebraska, where dozens of residents were evacuated &om low-lying homes on the northeast side of the city. The Eppley Airfield airport closed for several hours. "It's just completely flooded these areas, and these homes are now filling up with water in their basement areas, so we're pulling people out," said Omaha police spokesman James Shade, noting a 95-year-old woman in a wheelchair was rescued. Police also used boats to assis tdozens ofdrivers stranded in floodwaters around the city. Shade said many cars remain stuck on thosefl ooded streets. Iowa Gov. Terry Brans-
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Baker City High Tuesday ................ 77 Low Tuesday ................. 39 Precipitation Tuesday ......................... 0.00" 0.07" Month to date ................ Normal month to date .. 0.15" 3.96" Year to date ................... 4.68" Normal year to date ...... La Grande High Tuesday ................ 79 Low Tuesday ................. 46 Precipitation 0.00" Tuesday ......................... 0.07" Month to date ................ 0.19" Normal month to date .. Year to date ................... 7.04" 7.99" Normal year to date ...... Elgin High Tuesday .............................. 78 Low Tuesday ............................... 45 Precipitation Tuesday ................................... Trace Month to date .......................... Trace Normal month to date ............. 0.17" Year to date ............................ 22.74" Normal year to date ............... 12.10"
+ Hail Severe storms brought high winds, large hail and 0 High winds tornado reports from Wyoming through South Dakota,Nebraska and lowa. Reports as of9 p.m .ET June 3.
Severe storm activity
Hay Information Thursday Lowest relative humidity ................ 25% Afternoon wind .. NNW at 7 to 14 mph Hours of sunshine .................... 13 hours Evapotranspiration .......................... 0.41 Reservoir Storage through midnight Tuesday Phillips Reservoir 51% of capacity Unity Reservoir 83% of capacity Owyhee Reservoir 17% of capacity McKay Reservoir 95% of capacity Wallowa Lake 53% of capacity Thief Valley Reservoir 102% of capacity Stream Flows through midnight Tuesday Grande Ronde at Troy .......... 4860 cfs Thief Vly. Res. near N. Powder 196 cfs Burnt River near Unity .......... 145 cfs Lostine River at Lostine .............. N.A. Minam River at Minam ........ 2230 cfs Powder River near Richland .... 96 cfs
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tad issued Tuesday night a proclamation of disaster emergency for Pottawattamie County in the western part of the state, which will allow offic ialsto usestate resources torespond tothe effectsof the storms. In the northeast Nebraska cities of Norfolk and Blair, residentsreported shattered windows in homes and vehicles after baseball-sized hail passed through. The weather service received reports of two motels with roofs torn in western Iowa's Missouri Valley. On Interstate 29 north of Council Bluffs in western Iowa, more than 25 vehicles had their windows shattered by hail, said Terry Landsvork, an observation program leaderfortheN ational Weather Service in Valley, Nebraska. 'They were driving along Interstate29,had noplace to go, and whether they were driving or pulled over, they just didn't escape the hail," he said.
Sunset tonight ........ Sunrise Thursday ..
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6 86 • eather HiStor O ut-of-seasonfrostsproved fatalto many crops, and snow fell in Boston, in June 1815. 1815 was known as the "year without a summer." Strong evidence credits a volcanic eruption in Indonesia that year.
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The Baker City Herald print edition for Wednesday June 4, 2014