50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 12, 1968

Farmers, ranchers and other water users in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties should plan on fair to average water supplies this spring and summer if present trends continue, according to a report released today.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 12, 1993

A rash of business burglaries in Baker City during the past four months has left both victims and police frustrated.

Lt. Keith Rogers, Baker City Police Department detective, said police are doing what they can, but they can’t tell the public everything for fear of jeopardizing the investigation.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 11, 2008

If you dumped as much salt into Phillips Reservoir as Baker City workers have spread onto slippery streets this winter, you’d float without a boat.

City crews, as of noon Thursday, had dumped 71,650 pounds of ice-melting salt at high-traffic intersections and on curvy and hilly sections of streets since the season of slickness started Nov. 9.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 13, 2017

Getting a handle on the county budget while state and federal revenue sources could be slipping from the grasp of the county’s coffers was a main topic of discussion at Wednesday’s Baker County Board of Commissioners work session.

Commissioner Mark Bennett began the discussion by saying he would like to have a clear picture of revenue streams for the next two years.

That is challenging with the state’s budget shortfall of about $1.7 billion for the next biennium along with a $22 billion deficit in its Public Employee Retirement System (PERS).

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