from the Democrat-Herald

March 2, 1968

Snow depth and water content is considerably less than last year according to the latest report of the Soil Conservation Service.


from the Baker City Herald

March 2, 1993

Baker County was issued a warning call at Friday’s Chamber of Commerce Lunch Bunch.

Jonne Hower, public information officer for the Bureau of Land Management — which operates the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center — predicted an unprecedented number of visitors will descend on Northeastern Oregon this summer.


from the Baker City Herald

March 3, 2008

Predicting Baker County’s summer water supply is an imprecise business, controlled as it is by the whims of the weather, but about one point Rick Lusk exudes confidence.

“It’s going to be better than last year,” Lusk, the county’s watermaster, said this morning.

This, he admits, hardly qualifies as a bold forecast.

Last year water was in scant supply even by this region’s arid standards, a situation due in part to one of the skimpier snowpacks since the Great Depression.


from the Baker City Herald

March 3, 2017

An adult male wolf from a pack in Wallowa County died Sunday when it was poisoned by a device that federal wildlife control agents had placed on private land to kill coyotes that might threaten livestock.

The wolf, designated OR-48, is part of the Shamrock pack, which was designated in 2016, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

Agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services agency, whose duties include killing coyotes and other predators, were using M-44s, spring-loaded devices that are designed to attract coyotes by means of a bait or scent, and then propel a dose of poisonous cyanide powder into the animal’s face.