50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 15, 1968

An Air Force C-141 Lockheed Starlift four-engine transport plane with a seven-man crew landed safely at 11:28 a.m. today at the Baker airport after being forced down by engine trouble.

It is the largest plane to land here and utilized only about half of the 4,850-foot runway — longest at the airport — in coming down.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 15, 1993

Union Pacific Railroad plans to spend more than $100 million during the next decade to double-track much of its main line through the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon.

Railroad spokesman John Bromley said the project is expected to begin this spring and will continue through 2002.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 15, 2008

As Dan Ermovick rolls out the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest’s ambitious summer schedule pertaining to toilets, you might figure the forest is flush with cash.

Well, sort of.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 15, 2017

Richland is turning 100 years old this month.

The town of about 175 people, 41 miles east of Baker City, will have a centennial celebration on Saturday, March 25.

Organized by a committee of local residents, the celebration will feature local speakers who will talk about the history of the town and the surrounding area. There will also be an opportunity for other locals to participate in an open microphone session to tell their personal stories about living in Richland.

Parts of two streets — First and Valley — will be closed to traffic for the event. A street party begins at 11 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m.

Local home-schooled student Brice Ransom will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” on keyboards.

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