50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

November 6, 1967

First power streamed Sunday from Hells Canyon Dam — Idaho Power Company’s huge new hydroelectric project harnessing the Snake River in the rugged, mountain-locked heart of North America’s deepest gorge.

The 425,000-kilowatt project, climaxing the investor-owned utility’s three-dam complex for multi-purpose development of 100 miles of the Snake between Idaho and Oregon, officially began producing electricity when its first generator went “on the line” in a brief start-up ceremony.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 6, 1992

NORTH POWDER — Ordinance Enforcement Officer Sally Hodgson told the North Powder City Council Monday she has issued verbal warnings to 10 residents for dogs running at large and to nine residents for unlicensed dogs.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 6, 2007

A pair of relatively small Department of Homeland Security grants will bring 97 percent of Baker County into range for emergency radio communication.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 7, 2016

Sometime next spring, Baker City will receive a brand new street sweeper.

It is an Elgin Crosswind brand street sweeper that will cost city taxpayers about a quarter of a million dollars.

The purchase is necessary for several reasons.

The City currently utilizes two street sweepers throughout the year. One of those is a 2004 Schwarze sweeper that has been used well beyond its 10-year lifespan.

“Standard replacement for a municipal sweeper is about seven years,” Public Works Director Michelle Owen said at a City Council meeting last month. “We’ve been stretching that to about ten ... We’re well beyond that now. It’s time for a new one.”

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