50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

October 4, 1967

The strong gusts of wind that Tuesday morning rearranged the face of the city of Baker apparently bypassed the Medical Springs, Keating, Sumpter, Bridgeport-Unity and Durkee areas.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

October 4, 1992

Two inmates from the Powder River Correctional Facility working on the East Pine fire above Halfway escaped Saturday morning and were apprehended a few hours later.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 4, 2007

Dogs and cats housed at Baker Animal Clinic are a little more comfortable these days thanks to the sewing skills of Stevi Dougherty.

Dougherty, 13, spent her summer making about 80 square flannel cushions that can be used in the clinic’s kennels, which have concrete floors.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 5, 2016

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is proposing to salvage some trees killed by the Rail fire near Unity this summer.

The blaze, which started July 31, burned almost 42,000 acres, including 27,115 acres on the Wallowa-Whitman.

The remainder of the burned acres are on the Malheur National Forest, with fewer than 20 acres of private land burned.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A federal law allows salvage logging on up to 250 acres without doing an environmental assessment, which can take more than a year and is subject to legal appeals.

The Wallowa-Whitman plans to offer a 250-acre timber sale using this streamlined process, known as a categorical exclusion, said Roy Cuzick of the Wallowa-Whitman.

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