Baker Technical Institute announced that the Oregon Department of Human Services has awarded a contract to them to provide workforce development training and support services to individuals who are recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Participants will work with BTI career coaches to build a personalized employability plan.
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Oregon Trail Electric Coop will be doing maintenance on power lines beginning December 3rd, but they say no one should expect any interruption in service. New lines will be going up on Island Avenue, and while the street will remain open, they say there will be flaggers controlling traffic, so expect some delays.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped in most eastern Oregon towns. While the national average is $2.60, Oregon is still high at $3.26, even after the third-largest decrease in the nation. In La Grande, prices are still high at $3.09 a gallon. In Baker City gas is between $3.09 & $3.15.
The Baker City School Board will meet tonight to discuss what is now a scaled-down bond package. Public comments will be heard on the bond, which would be for easing overcrowding and to address safety concerns.
Officers with the Baker County Sheriff’s Department were in Haines investigating a report of vehicles blocking the alley behind the Haines Mercantile, when a car pulled up driven by 52 year old Paul Niehaus and 39 year old Jamie Starboard… turns out that vehicle had been reported in Baker City. Niehaus had a Bill of Sale for the vehicle, which was signed by 30 year old Colvin Cutshall III. Cutshall was arrested. Deputies seized the stolen vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
The Baker City Fire Department was called out early Saturday morning. The fire was extinguished quickly. Nobody was in the house at the time and no one was hurt. The fire was believed to have started in the wall behind a wood stove.
Immortalized in the film “Catch Me If You Can,” Frank Abagnale has long since left his days of scamming behind – and now offers advice on how to avoid fraud… and advises the F-B-I as an expert on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. Last night, he joined forces with the A-A-R-P Fraud Watch Network to speak in Portland. …
Abagnale notes millennials actually are more likely to be scammed, but older generations lose more money because they tend to have more. He says education about how to protect yourself against fraud is the best tool to fight it.
An area of downed Juniper trees is now open to the public for personal use firewood.
A special permit is required to cut and remove the Juniper from a designated location. A permit can be purchased at either Blue Mountain or Emigrant Creek Ranger District offices. The cost is just $1 a cord with a 5 cord minimum and 100 cord maximum per household. For more information call 541-573-4300 or 575-3000.
In Baker City, 30-year-old Brian Heredia according to police, was brandishing a toy gun and pointing it at vehicles. Heredia is now charged with Recklessly Endangering Another, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct.
Rep. Greg Barreto has released a statement, saying he will not seek re-election. Barreto said while it has been an honor and privilege to serve as the State Representative for Oregon House District 58 for the past 6 years, he believes that that the job should not become a profession. Therefore, he will not be running for re-election in 2020.