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Op-Ed: Emergency birth changes seven lives in Imbler, Oregon

Imbler - The birth of a baby can change the life of a parent forever, but in Imbler, Oregon, the birth of a baby not only changed the life of his parents, but the lives of five other people as well.

Baker City Miner’s Jubilee celebrates 30th Anniversary Special

Baker City - On July 20-22, Baker City held its 30th anniversary of Miner’s Jubilee, a 3-day celebration of the town’s gold mining heritage that goes back to the 1800’s. Since then, panning or mining for gold in Baker County has become a way of life.

Special look inside Oregon's Short Term Art Gallery Special

Baker City - On June 19, owner Tom Novak gave me a special guided tour inside the Short Term Art Gallery (STAG) and talked about the gallery and some of the artists and their art work that is on display. STAG is at 1829 Main Street in Baker City.

The Dark Knight Rises attracts huge crowd in Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 20, The midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises attracted over 100 excited people to the historic Eltrym movie theater in downtown Baker City, Oregon. Anticipation was high as eager fans waited for the Eltrym's front doors to open.

Review: Earth & Vine is truly divine Special

Baker City - Most people know of a special little place where they can escape for a few hours to enjoy great food, local vintage wine, and admire beautiful works of art. In Baker City, Oregon, that place is called Earth & Vine.

Op-Ed: Our world depends on American heroes

Baker City - I think an American hero means different things to millions of people around the world who depend upon the United States to help aid them or install freedom and democracy in their country.

Distinguished Oregon authors visit Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 13, the 2012 Oregon Book Awards Author Tour brought two poets and two nonfiction writers to Baker City, Oregon for an evening of readings and conversation.

Oregon author loves creating a scene Special

Baker City - Oregonian memoirist Jennifer Lauck is a professional writer who loves to create scenes and draw attention to her work, whether it is teaching a class or writing her next bestseller.

Op-Ed: What I've learned from Digital Journal Special

Baker City - Freelance journalism is all about observation, interviewing people, gathering factual information and writing a quality news story that captures the interest of your readers. That's what I've learned from Digital Journal.

Special tour inside Crossroads Art Center Special

Baker City - The Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon provides a welcoming atmosphere for people who want to actively participate in the arts, whether taking a class or admiring the display of new art.

Op-Ed: Summer heat sends Baker City residents swimming Special

Baker City - With hot temperatures on the rise in Baker City, Oregon, I see local residents jumping into the Powder River with rubber inner tubes, dogs, friends or relatives to find some cool relief.

Op-Ed: A dog is a child's best friend

Baker City - As adults, we have all heard different versions of how a boy meets a girl and they fall in love, but have you heard the latest tale of how a boy met a puppy at a rodeo and fell in love?

Op-Ed: Always remember Independence Day

Baker City - July 4, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history. It was a moment defined by celebration, patriotism and the birth of a new nation that would change the world we know today.

Op-Ed: Rising heat affects homeless in Baker City Special

Baker City - On the evening of July 2, as I was walking behind the Baker County Public Library in Baker City, Oregon, I noticed a police officer talking to two homeless men who were sitting on the grass in Geiser-Pollman Park.

Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Bluesmen raise money for new pavilion Special

Baker City - On July 1, the blues rocked Baker City, Oregon during a special concert at Geiser-Pollman Park featuring world-renowned Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Bluesmen.

Future is bright for Officer Sara Jury Special

Integrity, hard work and honesty are an important set of the core values that guide the Baker City Police Department (BCPD) and its newest employee, 26-year-old Officer Sara Jury.

Op-Ed: America needs to save the uneducated

Baker City - Hundreds of universities and small community colleges across America help students each year with achieving their educational goals in life, no matter the challenge or the distance.

Op-Ed: Real heroes donate blood

Baker City - When people choose to donate blood to the American Red Cross, some give a few pints a year, while others have donated 100 pints in their lifetime. Father Julian Cassar of Saint Francis Cathedral in Baker City, Oregon is one of them.

Op-Ed: History cherished at Baker Heritage Museum Special

Baker City - Some people love history while others prefer it remain in the past. However, at the Baker Heritage Museum, history provides its visitors a gentle reminder of how Baker County and Baker City has developed since the early 1800’s.

Op-Ed: Melodrama filled with laughter & fun in Baker City, Oregon Special

Baker City - Theater is a language most of us can easily understand, whether it is a popular Hollywood action movie or a live stage production in your hometown.

Op-Ed: Michael Bad-Hand Terry talks at Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Special

Baker City - On June 17, I attended a very special 2-½ hour presentation on the Plains Indians at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, which is located 5 miles outside of Baker City, Oregon.

Birds of prey flock at Baker County Public Library Special

Baker City - On Friday, June 15, Blue Mountain Wildlife presented a lecture on birds of prey during the 2012 Summer Reading Blast Off at the Baker County Public Library in Baker City, Oregon.

Op-Ed: Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally honors vets & helps fight cancer Special

Baker City - On Saturday, June 9, I attended a special awards ceremony at the 2012 Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally (HCMR) in Baker City, Oregon.

Op-Ed: No easy solution for the homeless Special

Baker City - For the last couple of weeks, I have personally observed the homeless population begin to increase in Baker City, Oregon. I see homeless people when I walk on the Leo Adler Memorial Trail between my apartment and the Baker County Public Library.

Baker Heritage Museum hosts summer camp for kids Special

Baker City - On July 18-22, the Baker Heritage Museum held a special summer camp for young children interested in learning all about the museum, rocks, wildlife, gold mining and the Oregon Trail.

Op-Ed: Celebrating Baker County gold mining legacy Special

Baker City - On July 15-17, Baker County, Oregon celebrated its 79th annual Miners Jubilee, which is a celebration of Baker County's gold mining heritage during the late 1800's.

Oregon Book Awards tour visits Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 8, the 2011 Oregon Book Awards author tour arrived at the Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon. The visit was part of a state-wide tour for three published Oregonian authors who were awarded for outstanding excellence in the literary arts.

Airstream caravan rolls into Baker City Special

Baker City - On the morning of July 1, approximately 70 Airstream Trailers slowly rolled into Baker City, Oregon. The Airstream owners had gathered for a weekend celebration of Wally Byam, the man who invented the Airstream Trailer, and was born in Baker City.

Op-Ed: Experiencing real circus magic in Baker City Special

Baker City - In the 21st century, modern society has instant entertainment and gratification. Netflix, CNN, Verizon, Dish Satellite, Google, eHarmony, Xbox 360, MP3 music, Blue-Ray DVDs, Star Wars, Harry Potter, movie theaters, and so forth. Our choices are endless.

Circus magic arrives in Baker City Special

Baker City - At the break of dawn on June 28, one man stood alone on the Baker County Fair Grounds in Baker City, Oregon. His mission: to stake out a large area where several large tents will be carefully placed for the famous Carson and Barnes Circus.

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