50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 6, 1967

High school students from Eagle Valley, who refused Friday to take buses to Pine-Eagle High School at Halfway, today conducted classes on their own in front of the Eagle Valley High School building.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 7, 1992

The Campbell Street name change will be discussed at the Baker City Council meeting scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

The city staff has recommended that an ordinance to rename Campbell Street from Main Street to the freeway be upheld. The new name is Leo Adler Boulevard.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 6, 2007

The Baker School Board will ask voters a second time to approve a bond measure to fund construction of a new middle school building. The board agreed in a 4-to-1 vote Wednesday night to place a $21 million bond measure before the voters in the Nov. 6 election.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 7, 2016

Lightning worries forest fire bosses, but what really frightens them is people.

You can’t predict people.

Meteorologists can predict thunderstorms with a fair degree of accuracy and lightning detectors can map where bolts strike.

But forecasters can’t tell you where people might be at any given moment in Northeastern Oregon, a swath of ground bigger than many states.

And there are no sensors to pinpoint where someone has tossed a smoldering cigarette or walked away from the embers of a campfire or parked a rig with a hot catalytic converter in a patch of drought-desiccated grass.

“We do have some pretty good tools to predict lightning and we can see where it strikes,” said Noel Livingston, deputy fire staff for operations on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

“But human-caused fires are not as predictable.”

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