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THURSDAY, JUNE 30,2016
Library will host a free class
about Medicare on Saturday,
August 13, 2016 at 2 p.m.
In previous years, sessions
have filled up quickly. To
reserve seats, call 800-722-
4134 or email shiba.oregon
Offered by Baker County
Thursday, July 7 • 5 - 6 p.m.
Cost is Free. Held at Baker
County Public Library, Baker
Baker County Economic
Development will be offering a
Cash Flow Management
Class on Thursday, July 7 at 5
pm at the Baker County Li
brary. The class, taught by
Director Greg Smith, is in
tended for current business
owners and those interested
in learning the basics of cash
flow management. Pre-regis-
tration is requested.
Speaker is Greg Smith,
Baker County EDC Director.
Please register by contacting
the Baker County EDC Office
at 541-523-5460 or baker-
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The company plans to add a
20,000 square foot addition to the
facility over the next three years.
They will also replace a rip and
cut line with an optical rip
scanner. The new scanner will
allow Marvin to increase its wood
ripping capacity and supply wood
at a far faster and more efficient
It was the 30-year employees
that garnered special attention
during the event, including Plant
Manager, Everett Vassar. While
addressing the crowd, Vassar
referred to one of the company’s
biggest challenges: the great
“In Marvin Company literature,
there are three basic commit
ments listed,” stated Vassar. “The
first one states: ‘the commitment
to each employee to prbvide fair,
steady and rewarding work in a
safe environment with the oppor
tunity for advancement.’ Lots of
companies say similar things but
few actually do it when the chips
But the Marvin
Company’s actions prove they
mean it. It makes us proud to be a
part of the Marvin organization.”
Sandi Fuller, HR Manager for
Marvin Woods Products, echoed
VasSar’s comments. “During the
great recession we saw no
lay-offs, no plant closures. It is
very rewarding to work for a
company that will do that for its
Over the past 30 years, Marvin
Wood Products has clearly
become a part of our community
and workforce fabric. Today,
there are employees who have
three generations of family
members working for Marvin
“We have a long standing
commitment to a safe working
environment for our employees,”
said Fuller. “And we are very
proud of our longevity here. We
feel fortunate to be part of the
Baker County community.”
OHSU Breaks New Ground in Cancer
The 320,000 square foot Knight Cancer Institute research building
will house up to 600 researchérs, administrators dedicated to cancer
On June 16th, nearly one year after completing the $1 billion Knight
Cancer Challenge, OHSU today broke ground on its new cancer re
search building. The $160 million facility, funded by an investment
from the state of Oregon, will reside north of the Collaborative Life
Sciences Building on the South Waterfront. Construction is slated to
be complete in July 2018.
The Knight Cancer Institute research building will house a myriad
of research programs focused on early cancer detection, computa
tional biology, and immuno-oncology, among others. Two floors of
the building will be dedicated to the Center for Early Detection Re
About the Knight Cancer Institute
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University
is a pioneer in the field of precision cancer medicine. The institute's
director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut
down just the cells that enable cancer to grow. This breakthrough
has made once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and trans
formed how cancer is treated.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer In
stitute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle
- an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers.
It is headquarters for one of the National Cancer Institute's largest
research collaboratives, SWOG, in addition to offering the latest
treatments and technologies as well as hundreds of research studies
and clinical trials. For additional information on the OHSU Knight
Cancer Institute, visitwww.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/cancer.
Senator Merkley Makes
Haines Town Hall Destination
Approximately 50 people took
time out of their Saturday to visit
with Oregon’s U.S. Senator, Jeff
Merkley, who held a town hall
meeting in the gymnasium of the
Haines Hawks Elementary School.
Haines Mayor, Jim Brown, wel
comed the participants. Baker
County Commissioner Tim Kerns
introduced the Senator and served
as the question moderator for the
one-hour visit. Also in attendance
were Baker County Commissioner
Mark Bennett, Baker County Sher
iff, Travis Ash, and 5-J School Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff
Board Chairman, Kevin Cassidy.
Merkley, opened the Haines
The Senator opened his comments Town Hall event recognizing,
noting that many public officials are Alita Arendell, President of the
reducing the number of town hall Friends of Haines. He presented
meetings they are holding due to the her with a flag flown over the
polarization of views that are much United State Capitol in recogni
more prevalent throughout the tion of the organization’s efforts
country. The Haines event marked on behalf of the community. The
the 31st town hall for Merkley this group is planning to fly the flag
oyer the bandstand in „the city
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“”I think we should have more park.
meetings, more dialogue,” stated
Merkley. “That is why I continue to hold them as often as I can.”
Much like U.S. Senator Wyden, and U.S. Congressman Greg Walden,
who recently visited Baker City far town halls; Merkley noted his frustra
tion with the practice of monies being taken from other Forest Service
budget items to fight fires.
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Merkley led
efforts to end “fire-borrowing”, and instead allow wildfire efforts to use
natural disaster emergency fimds during the worst fire years.
He shared with the audience his success in securing additional funds
within that process. “It is a few million in that direction, which is not
enough, but it is a start.”
See MERKLEY on page 5
The following information
is found in "Gold Dust
& Chalk Dust”,
By Dr. James R. Evans
located in Beaver Valley, or
in Bowen Valley, or “on the
straight-0’-way, on which
era you chose. The valley
southwest of Baker is now
rich with farm land, which
was formed by the flooding
caused by beaver dams on
the Powder River through
This first school was a log
structure on the hill near the
present road turning off to
Elk Creek. May Denham
Marjorie and Al Tiedeman, District 32 - Stewart School
taught there in 1904. It was
a simple log cabin, hewn with a broad ax. Cracks were filled with V
shaped poles and mud where necessary. Where the joints were close,
mud alone did the job. It had a platform for the teacher’s desk, a wide
board nailed to the wall served as student desks. It had a slate (chalk
board) and slate pencils, benches without backs, and the cast-iron stove
crouched in the center of the room.
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News of Record
June 19 - FAILURE TO APPEAR (Clackamas County Circuit
Court Warrant): Hector Gonzalez-Rodriguez, 30, of Avondale,
AZ, at 4:32 p.m., Interstate 84 westbound at Exit 302; jailed.
June 19 - CONTEMPT OF COURT (Out of County Warrant):
Bryce Robert Peppard, 51, of 41 Fifth St. North, Nampa, Ida.,
at 4:43 p.m., 500 Campbell St.; jailed.
June 19 - VIOLATION OF A RESTRAINING ORDER,
HARASSMENT and RESISTING ARREST: Darrell Kirk Moore,
61, of 1695 Auburn No. 15, at 7:13 p.m., at his residence;
June 20 - CONTEMPT OF COURT (Baker County Circuit Court
Warrant): Michael David Richmond, 42, 2211 Second St., at
12:40 p.m., at his residence; jailed,
June 21 - CRIM INAL TRESPASS II: Theodore Eugene
Bootsma, 2604 Eleventh St., at 12:48 p.m., 301 Second St.;
June 21 - ARREST WARRANT (Union County Warrant):
Roderick Joseph Gagnon, 38, of Baker City, at 4:39 p.m., 3410
K St.; jailed.
June 22 - POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE: Connor
James Patrick Sticka, 22, of 506 NE Second St., Enterprise,
Ore., at 7:42 a.m., between Campbell and East Streets; jailed.
June 22 - DISORDERLY CONDUCT II: Shana Lyn Breyette, 40,
of 211 Bridge St. No. 165, Baker City, at 4:02 p.m., between
Valley and East Streets; jailed.
June 22 - CONTEMPT OF COURT, three counts (Baker County
Circuit Court Warrants): Shana Lyn Breyette, 40, of 211 Bridge
St. No. 165, Baker City, at 8:12 p.m., 3410 K St.; jailed.
June 23 - CONTEMPT OF COURT (Baker County Justice
Court Warrant): Travis James Darnell, 24, of 1695 Auburn Ave.
No. 2, at 2:22 p.m., 1768 Auburn Ave.; cited and released.
June 23 - UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF METH (Malheur County
Warrant): Rhonda Lee Curtis, 49, of Baker City, at 2:49 p.m.,
3410 K St.; jailed.
June 24- DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
INTOXICANTS - ALCOHOL: Bailey Marie Koontz, 24, of 1940
Oak St., at 1:04 a.m., between Tenth and E streets; cited and
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June 25 - FAILURE TO PAY FINES (Baker County Justice
Court Warrant): Alexander Allen Adams, 20, of 1045 Fourth
St., at 1:17 p.m., between Dewey Ave. and Place Street; cited
Criminal Trespass 1 Arrest
On June 21,2016 at about 12:52 pm Baker City Police Officers
received a report of a person “rummaging” around in the back
yard of 301 2nd Street in Baker City, which is still classified as
a Drug Lab Site and not fit for use.
BCPD Officers responded to the area and located Theodor
Eugene Bootsma (07/21/76), of 2604 11th Street in Baker City,
in the backyard of the residence. Bootsma was subsequently
arrested for Criminal Trespass 1 and transported to the Baker
This property, owned by David Baggerly, was tagged as a drug
lab site in February of 2015. A current city ordinance case,
claiming the property as a nuisance, is pending in Baker County
Help Wanted Locating Hit and Run Suspect
On June 21,2016 at about 1:45 pm, Baker City Police Officers
responded to the 2400 block of Plum Street for the report of a
Hit and Run, where a pedestrian was reportedly injured. The
pedestrian, John Matthiesen of Baker City, told officers that he
was struck by a white colored passenger car, which fled north
on Plum Street. Matthiesen also stated that a white pickup,
occupied by two women and one man, stopped and provided
assistance. That vehicle also left prior to police arrival.
The Baker City Police Department is seeking the community’s
assistance with locating the “Good Samaritan” vehicle and
occupants, as well as the “Suspect” vehicle and occupants. Any
one with information is asked to contact Baker County Dispatch
at 541- 523-3644, where that information will be relayed to the
case investigator, Officer Shannon Regan.
Stolen Vehicle Found
On June 22, 2016 at about 7:30 am Baker City Police Officers
received a report of a stolen vehicle being operated in Baker
City. The reporting person stated they had GPS track the
vehicle to Baker City. The vehicle, a 1998 Toyota 4 Runner with
Washington plates was located near the intersection of Cherry
and Campbell Streets by Officer Rand Weaver.
The vehicle was stopped by BCPD Officers in the 2400 block
of East Street. BCPD Officers learned the vehicle had been
stolen out of Nampa, Idaho and subsequent to their investiga
tion, arrested Connor James Patrick Sticka (02/16/1994), of
Sticka was transported to the Baker County Jail and charged
with Unlawful Use of a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of a
For more information contact: Chief Wyn Lohner at (541) 524-
2014 ext. 21
OSP and Partners Focusing on
Waterway Safety this Weekend
As the hot weather arrives again this weekend, Oregon State
Police urges those who utilize state wildlife areas, parks, beaches
and other locations along waterways to not make critical mistakes
that affect them and others on Oregon roads and waterways. In
particular, OSP wants to remind those who recreate on the Sauvie
Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) beaches near Portland, Ore. to enjoy
their time with friends and family and to keep it enjoyable by
making safe and sober boating and driving a priority.
OSP and local law enforcement partners will participate in a
national enforcement effort this weekend, 'Operation Dry Water,'
to discourage impaired boating and prevent alcohol-related
incidents on Oregon waterways. Operation Dry Water is a national
weekend of boating under the influence awareness, education and
enforcement launched by the National Association of State Boating
Law Administrators (NASBLA) in 2009 in partnership with the U.S.
Coast Guard. In conjunction with this effort, additional OSP and
local law enforcement will focus the same effort to discourage
Important safety tips for warm weather recreating:
• Designated Driver (DD) - If you haven't worked out who will drive
if you're going to drink; now's the time!
• Sun, wind, noise, vibration and motion -"stressors" common to
the boating environment- intensify the effects of alcohol, drugs,
and some medications.
• Make it an Overnighter - couches or hotel rooms make great
landing pads and are far more comfortable than a jail bed.
• Reach out for help - if you've been drinking or using marijuana
you shouldn't be boating / driving. Call a cab, phone a friend or
send for backup on Twitter - it may mean the difference in
someone else's life.
• If you do see an impaired driver behind the wheel or operating a
boat call and report it: 911