what people are Saying

"Kerry has excellent interpersonal skills; she is articulate and easy to communicate with.  I have seen her ability to talk to people in the community and obtain accurate information on the subject at hand ... with excellent investigatory skills."

Detective Shannon Regan
Baker City Police Department


"...not only was she a talented investigative reporter but, more importantly, her professionalism and ethics were beyond question.  I have spent a total of 42 years as a law enforcement professional both in California and Oregon.  That includes fifteen years as a Chief of Police.  During my career I dealt with many reporters and newspaper publishers.  There were none, in my experience, that were more honest, trustworthy, or ethical than Ms. McQuisten."

Jerry Boyd,
Chief of Police, CA, Retired
Reserve Commander, Baker City Police Department, Retired


"Ms. McQuisten inevitably dealt with many different topics, temperaments, and politics, as owner and operator of a newspaper, and she did this while maintaining a high standard of professionalism, ethics, and concern for privacy.  I highly recommend her..."

Todd Arriola
Investigative Journalist

TermS of Interest

People often ask what a skip tracer is ... or what a process server does.

As defined by Wikipedia: Skip trace (also skip tracing, or debtor and fugitive recovery) is the process of locating a person's whereabouts. A skip tracer is someone who performs this task, which may be the person's primary occupation. The term "skip" (as a noun) refers to the person being searched for, and is derived from the idiomatic expression "to skip town", meaning to depart (perhaps in a rush), leaving minimal clues behind to "trace" the "skip" to a new location. Skip tracing tactics may be employed by a Skip tracer, debt collectorprocess serverbail bondsman or bail agency enforcer (bounty hunters), repossession agent, private investigatorlawyer, police detectivejournaliststalker or by any person attempting to locate a subject whose contact information is not immediately known.

Service of process is the procedure by which a party to a lawsuit gives an appropriate notice of initial legal action to another party (such as a defendant), court, or administrative body in an effort to exercise jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body, or other tribunal. Notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called "process") to the person to be served. The person who does the delivering is the process server.