50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 16, 1968

Bruce L. Bennett, Baker, has been named Baker county chairman of the state’s Nixon For President Committee, according to state Representative Robert Elliott, head of the organization’s steering committee.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 16, 1993

A prison escapee was chased through a field by a Baker City man who helped police take him into custody Monday morning.

Justin Eric Moore, 19, a former Baker City resident, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. and lodged in Baker County Jail after a short pursuit in the area of 11th and Estes streets, according to Baker City Police. The man who caught Moore, who police chose not to identify, first saw him walking near Gary Smith’s trucking shop, 2316 Tracy St.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 17, 2008

Baker City Police will soon patrol on two wheels at times rather than four.

That’s not new — officers have ridden mountain bikes for many years.

But this is:

No pedaling required.

Or, for that matter, possible. The police department’s newest pair of two-wheeled machines runs on gasoline rather than leg- and lung-power.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 17, 2017

SALEM — Cameron Newell of Baker City and his crew at B & C Logging were named Operator of the Year for Eastern Oregon at the Oregon Board of Forestry meeting March 8.

The award recognizes logging operators who consistently perform above the minimum standards set forth in Oregon’s Forest Practices Act for protecting natural resources. Operators are judged on how well they protect soil, water, wildlife habitat and scenic corridors among other natural resources, especially in difficult terrain or challenging circumstances.

B & C Logging, which was nominated by Logan McCrae, La Grande/Baker Unit forester for the Oregon Department of Forestry, was recognized for the care the company took in salvage logging several small private forest parcels in the wake of one of Oregon’s largest wildfires in 2015 — the 104,000-acre Cornet-Windy Ridge fire, the largest in Baker County history.

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