50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 5, 1968

One Baker County bid is among those for nine projects in Oregon totaling $7,150,000 that will be received by the Oregon State Highway Commission Jan. 25. The Baker County project involves construction of a bridge over the Burnt River on the Hereford Loop Highway.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 6, 1993

Information about an obscure federal law enacted in 1866, said to be an opportunity for Baker County, was presented to the County Court Wednesday.

The law is Revised Statute 2477, which grants the right-of-way over unappropriated federal lands wherever roads, trails, paths or other common routes existed.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 4, 2008

Kevin Shaw was happy to see so much snow — and happier still that he wasn’t embroiled in a snowball fight.

The snow that has piled to prodigious depths in the mountains of Northeastern Oregon over the past couple weeks could be the initial salvo in a wintry barrage that banishes the drought which has plagued the region for the past year.

Just don’t count on molding the stuff into a shape that’ll hold together long enough to smack your opponent’s cheek.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 6, 2017

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden is urging a U.S. Forest Service official to reverse the agency’s December decision to hire a Utah company rather than a Baker County nonprofit to operate several campgrounds and rental cabins in the Anthony Lakes and Phillips Reservoir areas.

The Baker County Development Corporation, which owns and runs the Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort ski area, was one of three groups that applied for a five-year permit to run the campgrounds, which are open during the summer.

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