Baker City herald. (Baker City, Or.) 1990-current, June 08, 2021, Page 2, Image 2

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Crews slow fire in
Wallowa County
from the Democrat-Herald
June 7, 1971
CORVALLIS — Mike Bennett high jumped 6 feet, 7 inch-
es for a second place and placed fi fth in the low hurdles
and sixth in the highs to score 11 points and give the Baker
Bulldogs a 13th place fi nish in the Oregon State Class AAA
track meet in Corvallis Saturday.
from the Baker City Herald
June 7, 1996
Participants in the National Judges Association Con-
ference in Baker City this week surprised their host by
honoring him as the outstanding non-attorney judge in the
United States Thursday night.
Larry Cole, who serves as a Baker County justice of the
peace and the Baker City municipal court judge, was pre-
sented the MacEachern Award during the closing banquet
at The Sunridge.
from the Baker City Herald
June 8, 2011
City offi cials have dubbed a longtime hangout for youth
an attractive nuisance and asked the owner of the site,
known as Boys Jungle, to clean it up and deter people
from trespassing.
The heavily wooded area is on the east bank of the
Powder River, just north of D Street and south of Elkhorn
Village apartments. The Leo Adler Memorial Parkway runs
through the east side of the property.
from the Baker City Herald
June 9, 2020
“We’re going to be legends for this.”
That was Lucas Stearns’ assessment as he and his Baker
High School senior classmates waited to collect their diplo-
mas in a most unusual graduation Sunday afternoon.
For Stearns, who will be attending Eastern Oregon Uni-
versity in La Grande, and his fellow seniors their fi nal year
of high school started like any other.
But their last term turned out to be anything but typical.
With COVID-19 closing schools, other traditions, includ-
ing senior prom, were also canceled.
“I defi nitely didn’t get to do as much as I wanted to do
this year,” said Melissa Titus, a senior headed to Treasure
Valley Community College in Ontario for addiction studies.
And when the school year ended, instead of walking
across the grass at Baker Bulldog Memorial Stadium to
receive their diplomas, seniors were passengers in cars
driven by parents, other relatives, or friends.
After driving through the bus lane in front of Baker High
School to receive their diplomas from BHS principal Greg
Mitchell, the graduates gathered in the student parking lot
for the traditional shifting of their tassels, and then pro-
ceeded in a driving processional along several streets lined
with spectators who cheered them on.
“When the year started I was expecting a traditional
walk across the stage graduation ceremony but I honestly
feel like this might be a little better, because I mean, what
class can say they got a parade?” said Austin Corpier,
who’s headed to the University of Tennessee at Martin to
study political science.
“It might become the new normal.”
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■ WEDNESDAY: Turkey and cheese sandwich, cream of
chicken with vegetables soup, macaroni salad, bread
■ THURSDAY: Spaghetti, Italian vegetables, garlic
breadsticks, cottage cheese and Jell-O salad, peach crisp
■ FRIDAY: Baked ham, candied yams, green beans, rolls,
broccoli and bacon, salad, cookies
■ MONDAY (June 14): Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes,
peas, rolls, ambrosia, banana pudding with wafers
■ TUESDAY (June 15): Barbecued ribs, au gratin potatoes,
green beans, cornbread, broccoli-and-bacon salad,
cinnamon rolls
Public luncheon at the Senior Center, 2810 Cedar St., from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; $4.50 donation (60 and older),
$6.75 for those under 60. Meals must be picked up; no
dining on site.
1668 Resort St.
Open Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Telephone: 541-523-3673
Fax: 541-833-6414
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Copyright © 2021
■ Joseph Canyon fire, sparked by
lightning June 3, had burned 4,000 acres,
while a second blaze was at 1,600 acres
Cooler temperatures and
weaker winds helped fi re
crews slow the spread of a fi re
in northern Wallowa County
on Sunday, June 6.
The Joseph Canyon fi re,
sparked by lightning on June
3, grew by about 300 acres,
to a total of 4,000 acres, on
Sunday. The fi re has burned
across the border into Wash-
On Saturday, fueled by
gusty winds, the blaze grew
from about 2,000 to 3,700
“We won today,” Andy
Hayes, incident commander
trainee with the Blue Moun-
tain Type 3 Incident Manage-
ment Team, said on Sunday.
“We didn’t win Saturday, but
we won today.”
Last week’s lightning storm
also ignited a fi re in the Hells
Canyon National Recreation
Area, about 10 miles south-
east of the Joseph Canyon
fi re. The Dry Creek fi re was
estimated at 1,600 acres on
Monday morning, June 7.
Fire crews from the Bureau
of Land Management’s Vale
District, Wallowa-Whitman
National Forest, Oregon
Department of Forestry and
Washington Department of
Natural Resources are work-
ing on the two blazes.
The Joseph Canyon fi re is
burning in parts of the Vale
District deemed “areas of criti-
Bureau of Land Management/Contributed Photo
The Joseph Canyon fi re burning in Wallowa County on
Friday, June 4.
cal environmental concern,”
as well as the Nez Perce Pre-
cious Lands Wildlife Area.
On Saturday, Matt How-
ard, deputy agency adminis-
trator for the Oregon Depart-
ment of Forestry, called the
But a pair of cold fronts, one on
Saturday, June 5 and one the next day,
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ushered in much cooler air.
That set a new record low for the date.
Sunday’s low of 35 degrees was just
The previous record was 32 degrees, set
two degrees above the daily record, set
in 2012.
in 2012.
The record low happened less than fi ve
The cold fronts were mainly dry,
days after the thermometer at the airport bringing gusty northwest winds but few
reached 92 degrees on the afternoon
of June 2, breaking the previous daily
Sunday’s front was accompanied by
record of 90, set in 2007.
more clouds and a few brief rain show-
The heat persisted for the next two
ers in Baker Valley (a trace of rain was
recorded at the airport).
The high temperature of 91 on June 3
But at Anthony Lakes, elevation
was just one degree short of the daily re- 7,100 feet, a heavy snow squall fell Sun-
cord. And June 4’s peak of 83 degrees was day afternoon. The snow didn’t stick,
10 degrees above average for the date.
though, as the ground was still warm
steep terrain “probably one
of the most diffi cult places to
fi ght fi re in Oregon. Joseph
Canyon is known for its
extreme terrain, communica-
tions challenges, and natural
from the summery weather earlier in
the week.
Neither mountain snow nor sub-
freezing temperatures in Baker Valley
are rare during June — especially the
fi rst half of the month that marks the
transition from spring to summer.
The record low is below 32 degrees
on 22 of June’s 30 days. A temperature
as low as 29 has been recorded at the
airport as late as June 30.
July is the only month with no record
lows below 30 degrees. The coldest tem-
perature recorded at the airport during
July is 30 degrees, on July 2, 1955.
August’s all-time low is 27 degrees,
set on Aug. 24, 1992.
race will begin at 7:30 a.m.
from Baker High School and
head north on Highway 30
to Highway 203 where it
will follow a rolling course
through Medical Springs,
Union and North Powder.
seeing you out at the races
From that point it will fol-
cheering and ringing your
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low Anthony Lakes Highway cowbells,” said Brian Cim-
The Criterium begins at
to the fi nish line just past An- miyotti, race director.
1:30 p.m.
thony Lakes Mountain Resort.
This is the 20th year for
On Sunday, June 27, the
The public can expect delays
the bicycle race. In return for
on Highway 203 and Anthony volunteer hours, the organiza-
Lakes Highway.
tion donates to Baker High
Spectators who want to see School sports and education
the fi nish are asked to be at
John Crockett Jr.
Anthony Lakes before noon.
“Each year we donate over
Corning, California, 1963-2021
“We at Scott’s Cycle and
$5,000 to Baker High School
John Andrew Crockett Jr. of Corning, California, died May Sports and all the riders
and local volunteer groups
29, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff, California.
that take part in this great like the Best Friends of Baker
John grew up in Corning and graduated from Corning
race truly appreciate your
and the Northeast Oregon
Union High School in 1982. John spent his adult life helping
support and encourage-
Compassion Center,” Cimmi-
others while working for Nu-Way Market in Corning and then ment and we look forward to yotti said.
Los Molinos. He was always ready and willing to help the
customers that sought him out for assistance. He was always
a constant that his co-workers and clientele could depend on.
The family of
John is survived by his parents, John and Rachel Crockett
would sincerely like to thank
of Baker City; and his sister, Paulette (Pauli) Payne of Baker
everyone for the sympathy cards,
John will be missed by many.
food and flowers that were given to
Condolences to the family can be made to Sweet-Olsen
us during our great loss.
Family Simple Cremations and Burial in Red Bluff, www.
Your kind words and
David Curtis
gestures were greatly
appreciated and will
always be remembered.
David Wright: 89, of Baker City,
died June 4, 2021, at Saint Alphon-
sus Regional Medical Center in
Boise. A traditional funeral service
will take place Saturday, June 12 at
10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church,
Third and Broadway streets.
Shelley Gargan: 69, of
Caldwell, Idaho, died May 30, 2021,
at her home. To leave an online
condolence for Shelley’s family, go
Shelly Lyons: 61, of Baker City,
died June 3, 2021, at her home.
To leave an online condolence
for Shelly’s family, go to www.
Mary Lucile Jennings: 90,
of Baker City, died June 4, 2021,
at her residence at Settler’s Park
Assisted Living Facility. Visitations
will be Thursday, June 10 from 8
a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Gray’s West &
Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey
Ave. A funeral service will directly
follow, starting at 11 a.m. at Gray’s
West & Co. Graveside interment
will be Friday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at
Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial
contributions can be made to the
Baker City Seventh-day Adventist
Church through Gray’s West & Co.,
1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR
97814. To leave an online condo-
lence for Mary’s family, go to www.
Robert Kent Nelson: 77, for-
merly of Baker City and currently
of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died
June 4, 2021, at the Polidori House
in Lake Havasu City. Services will
take place in both Lake Havasu
City and Baker City, both to be an-
nounced soon. To leave an online
condolence for Kent’s family, go to
Geiser-Pollman Park. It will be a
no-host bring-your-own-picnic
event due to COVID-19 issues. If
you would like to join, please pack
a lunch and bring a picnic basket
or camp chair. To leave an online
condolence for his family, go to
Cristi Crum: Celebration of
life, Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m.
at Union Creek Campground on
Phillips Reservoir. Casey Crum
will host a picnic for family and
friends at the group picnic area
near the boat ramp. Pulled pork,
beans and some drinks will be
provided. Feel free to bring a
dish, and a couple of camp chairs.
This is an informal event to help
remember a great woman. To
RSVP, call Casey Crum at 541-519-
Dale and Marjorie Buxton:
Graveside service with military
honors, Saturday, June 12 at 2
p.m. at Eagle Valley Cemetery in
Richland. to make a donation in
memory of Dale and Marjorie,
the family suggests the Baker
United Methodist Church through
Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home
& Cremation Services, P.O. Box
543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online
condolences can be made at
Baker City Police
County Circuit Court warrants):
Crystal Anne Schwarz, 36, Baker
City, 9:23 p.m. Friday, June 4 at
17th and H streets; cited and re-
Carol Curtis
Don, Dan, Arlene,
Dave, Marla,
Dale and Families
We are celebrating our
100 th Anniversary
June 13th, 10:00am
Anniversary Divine Liturgy with Bishop Dan
Selbo of the NALC preaching.
A cake reception will follow worship and we will
honor some of our special members.
More events are scheduled in July and August and can
be found on our facebook page.
“You’ll love the work we do. I guarantee it.” - JR
James Roger Kennedy:
Short, informal celebration of life
picnic Friday, June 11 at noon at
225 H Street • East of I-84 • 541-523-3200 •