50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 23, 1968

A news story by United Press International out of Washington, D.C., printed on the front page of Thursday’s Democrat-Herald concerning the Bureau of Land Management office building here in Baker has caused a certain amount of local comment.

The story told of the testimony BLM Director Boyd L. Rasmussen gave before a House appropriations committee in the hopes of getting money for a new building.

Rasmussen told the committee, “Baker is a town that hits 110 degrees in the summer and 25 degrees below zero in the winter.”

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 23, 1993

The alcohol and drug treatment program at the Powder River Correctional Facility has received the $25,000 Search for Excellence in Chemical Dependency Treatment Award for 1992.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 23, 2008

The City Council tabled its discussion about imposing a 2-cents-per-gallon fuel tax after station owners and others told councilors Tuesday night that taxing diesel that commercial truckers use could bankrupt the Baker Truck Corral and siphon tens of millions of dollars from the county’s economy.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 24, 2017

A 7-year-old Baker City boy is helping spread rocks of happiness throughout the town.

And more people are joining the movement.

It all started when Kassaundra Meng’s son Devon visited his grandma last summer in Vancouver, Washington.

During a walk, Devon found a painted rock that had been hidden as part of the “Vancouver Rocks” project.

When he came home, he told his mom he wanted to do the same thing in Baker City.

“So my husband brought home a bucket of river rocks,” Meng said.

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