50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

November 29, 1967

New freeway lanes were open Monday at noon on the 7.95-mile Lime-Malheur County Line section of the Old Oregon Trail (I-80N), extending from the North Huntington Interchange to the Benson Creek Interchange.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 30, 1992

A new Conoco station and convenience store recently opened in Baker City, offering supplies and services for travelers.

The station is at 295 Campbell St., across from the Super 8 motel.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 29, 2007

The 3 1/2 inches of snow that fell overnight in the Baker Valley caused little problem for community residents, but freeway traffic was slowed throughout the night and early today.

Eight $1 million buses carrying people affiliated with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s holiday tour were stalled in the Baker Truck Corral parking lot on their way to a Friday night performance in Vancouver, British Columbia.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 30, 2016

Unity residents weighed in Tuesday night about a proposed solar power farm that would be constructed just north of the town.

About 20 people attended a meeting at the Community Hall in Unity, which is about 45 miles south of Baker City and has a population of 75.

The 2.75-megawatt farm would be built on 23 acres of private land near the junction of Highways 26 and 245. That’s about two miles north of Unity.

Representatives from Enerparc Inc., which is based in Oakland, California, said they hope to begin constructing the solar farm in 2018 or 2019.

“The whole point of this meeting is essentially to address what that may look like,” Project Development Analyst Eric Desmarais told the audience.

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