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Baker City Police Department crack down on drunk drivers

High visibility enforcement, increasing the number of officers on the streets aggressively seeking out drunk drivers, is designed to deter people from driving after they’ve been drinking. “Impaired driving has become an increasingly dangerous time in Baker City, especially during major holidays, large...

Capitol Christmas tree to pass through Eastern Oregon on Sunday

The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, a gift from Washington State, will be passing through Eastern Oregon along Interstate 84 on Sunday, November 10, 2013. The special Christmas tree can be tracked to see when it will be passing through La Grande and Baker City. The 88-foot long Engelmann Spruce, that...

Take a stroll down memory lane at Baker City’s Memory Cruise

Get ready to behold classic cars, restored antiques, hot rods, and muscle cars from all over the Northwest at the 23rd annual Baker City Memory Cruise.  On Saturday, August 24th, locals and visitors will get an opportunity to view and show off these spectacles at Geiser-Pollman Park. Events of the day...

Two NASCAR vehicles damaged in trailer fire near Baker City

Two NASCAR racing cars were damaged Friday morning after a tire on a trailer containing the vehicles overheated and caught fire along westbound Interstate 84 north of Baker City. The driver pulled into the Baker Valley Rest Area where firefighters responded to put out the fire that spread into the trailer...

Baker City nominated in Rand McNally’s 2013 Best Small Towns Contest

Rand McNally, Good Sam, and Geocaching are on the Search for the Best Small Towns in America.  For the third year in a row, Baker City has been nominated for the Rand McNally Best Small Towns Contest.  It has been nominated for Most Beautiful, Friendliest, and Most Fun small town. Towns are eligible to win...

Bond with neighbors at Community Night Out in Baker City

Burgers, live music, face painting, and snow cones – these are just some of things to expect at Baker City’s Community Night Out.  Tuesday, August 6th, Baker City residents are invited to come out and meet with law enforcement officials and other community service providers in order to promote Baker’s...

Cases of water-borne illness confirmed in Baker County residents

So far, there have been 10 confirmed cases of cryptosporidium in Baker City residents.  City Manager Mike Kee states that as of today, they do not know if the water-borne illness is, in fact, in the city’s drinking water.  All they know for now is that there are people in the community who are ill...

Help fight against cancer at the Baker County Relay For Life this weekend

Relay For Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. On Saturday, July 27th, Baker City will be hosting a Relay For Life in the fight against cancer. During this event, teams of people will camp out around a track and team members take turns walking around the track. There’s always at...

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