50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 29, 1967

Oregon Governor Tom McCall told Baker civil and business leaders Thursday morning that he would analyze the information received at the Town Hall meeting and attempt to provide solutions to their problems. The governor flew in from La Grande shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 29, 1992

A proposal to amend state rules for planning and zoning farm and forest land provides little county control, according to Ann Corcoran, Baker County planning director.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 28, 2007

A scenic mountain lake and a deep hole have kept Baker City’s faucets flowing during one of the more severe droughts since the Great Depression.

That pair is: Goodrich Reservoir, an alpine lake, capacity 210 million gallons, that lies at the base of Elkhorn Peak, about 12 miles northwest of town; and a well into which the city deposits about 200 million gallons of water each year.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 30, 2016

John Hoopes, who is challenging Baker County Sheriff Travis Ash in the Nov. 8 election, has amassed a bigger campaign budget than the incumbent.

Hoopes has raised $6,014 this year, mostly in cash contributions and loans.

Ash has brought in $3,791, all as cash contributions or in-kind donations.

As of this week, Hoopes’ campaign committee — Hoopes 4 Sheriff — had a cash balance of $2,723, according to reports filed with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.

Ash’s committee — Committee to Elect Travis Ash Sheriff — had a cash balance of $2,173.

The Baker County Commissioners appointed Ash as sheriff in March 2015 after Sheriff Mitch Southwick retired.

Hoopes also had applied for the position.

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