Fort Vine front couple to perform at JaxDog LA GRANDE — The front couple behind Fort Vine, a New York City-based indie band, brings their happy grooves to town during a stop on their U.S. tour this month. Trevor Tunison and Nyna Nelson will perform May 30 at JaxDog Café & Books, 1118 Adams Ave., La Grande. The free show […]

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Baker City gets a taste of Wonka


BAKER CITY — Charlie Bucket is starving. Every day he walks past the famous chocolate factory of Willy Wonka, his empty belly yearning for the sweet confections created behind those closed gates. Then a contest is announced: Willy Wonka has hidden five golden tickets in the wrappers of his candy bars — only five out of 50 million. Mr. Wonka […]

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Nature takes spotlight at First Friday


BAKER CITY —  Crossroads Carnegie Art Center will open a new show titled “Timber Culture” during a reception starting with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. May 4. This exhibit is curated by the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, and will be on display through May 26. Gwendolyn Trice, executive director of the Center will give an opening talk. Timber Culture […]

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QUICK TAKES: May 2, 2018

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the park on May 4 BAKER CITY — The Baker High School drama department will present “Romeo and Juliet” (with a modern twist) at 7 p.m.  May 4 in Geiser Pollman Park. Attendance is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will help fund a play called “The Loser’s Club,” which focuses on anti-bullying and will […]

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QUICK TAKES: April 25, 2018


Community Choir performs three concerts BAKER CITY — Baker Community Choir will perform April 27-29 at the Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., Baker City. Concert times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Baker Valley Children’s Choir join the performances on Friday and Saturday. Donations will be accepted at the door. Proceeds support the Children’s […]

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Bluegrass in Baker


BAKER CITY — Grammy award-winning artist Laurie Lewis will bring bluegrass to Baker City to help raise money for the restoration of the Baker Orpheum Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at Lefty’s Taphouse, 1934 Broadway St. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, go […]

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QUICK TAKES: April 18, 2018


Long-distance hiker shares European travel experiences LA GRANDE — Veteran long-distance hiker Rick Bombaci will present a slide show about recent travels in Europe, where he hiked a thousand miles in three spectacular locations: the Scottish Highlands, the Tour du Mont Blanc in the French Alps and the Pyrenees, which divide France and Spain. He said he was looking for […]

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