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50YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

November 17, 1967

Thousands of high school girls across the nation are taking their first strides this autumn in one of America’s most constructive and fast growing youth activities — the Junior Miss Pageant.

25YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 17, 1992

Twelve apartments on the fifth through eighth floors of the historic Baker Hotel will be ready for occupancy by mid-December.

10YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 16, 2007

Some members of Oregon’s most famous band of bighorn sheep are moving to Baker County.

Certainly none of the state’s bunches of bighorns are as conspicuous — or are seen by so many people who are traveling at such high speeds — as the sheep that loiter along the basalt-strewn slopes beside Interstate 84 between Arlington and Biggs.

ONEYEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 18, 2016

The rare celestial show is nine months and 93 million miles away, but it’s already prompting people to claim their viewing spot in Baker County.

A total solar eclipse will happen on the morning of Aug. 21, 2017. That’s a Monday.

The path of “totality” — in which the moon completely blocks the sun — is about 90 miles wide, and that swath passes through Baker County.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department accepted reservations for campsites at state parks within the path of totality, including Farewell Bend near Huntington.

Campers claimed every one of the 1,200 or so available sites — including more than 130 at Farewell Bend — in about one hour, said Chris Havel, a spokesman for the Parks Department.