60 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

August 5, 1957

A 1957 version of the Old Oregon Trail will unfold today with the arrival of ten trailers which have labeled themselves “The Oregon Trail Caravan.” All of the group are owners of Airstream trailers.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

August 4, 1992

Tent caterpillars are out in full force this summer, according to the Baker County Extension Office.

The larvae are orange with black markings that run the length of the body.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 3, 2007

Two environmental groups sued the Forest Service on Thursday, seeking to block three timber sales in Union County, the first of which the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest sold Thursday to a Central Oregon logging company.

The plaintiffs are Hells Canyon Preservation Council of La Grande, and Oregon Wild of Portland.

The groups are contesting the Bald Angel project, which consists of three timber sales several miles east of Medical Springs.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 3, 2016

Crews trying to stop a major blaze in southern Baker County retreated to safety Tuesday afternoon when strong winds pushed the Rail fire through more than 3,500 acres of dead and dying lodgepole pine forest.

“It blew up,” Brian Bradford, who lives on Cemetery Road three miles west of Unity, said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s smokier than a sonofagun.”

Baker County emergency managers increased the evacuation notice to a Level 2 — get set to leave if conditions worsen — for residents along Cemetery Road, South Fork Road and Bull Run Road.

But no residents were evacuated.

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