50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

November 22, 1967

The Oregon State Game Commission has announced a release of 106,700 trout in the Powder River, brought in from Willamette Valley hatcheries.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 23, 1992

Snow and wind combined to create hazardous driving conditions Saturday, forcing the closure of Interstate 84 and stranding hundreds of out-of-town motorists.

Icy road conditions and poor visibility due to blowing snow forced the closure of I-84 to eastbound traffic at Pendleton around 4:40 p.m. Saturday.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 22, 2007

Downhill skiers and snowboarders who misplaced their gloves or their goggles last spring needn’t fret just yet.

Ski season in Northeastern Oregon is still a couple of storms away, so there’s still time to unearth your gear.

The front that swept through early Tuesday deposited several inches of snow at Ski Anthony Lakes, in the Elkhorn Mountains about 35 miles northwest of Baker City.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 23, 2016

The new variable speed limit signs on Interstate 84 had their first chance to shine on Monday as dense fog cloaked sections of the freeway near Baker City.

The signs fizzled.

Sensors within at least one sign failed to recognize that fog had reduced the visibility below one-tenth of a mile, at which point the sign is supposed to reduce the posted speed limit from the usual 70 mph for passenger cars.

“There are some things that are not working properly right now,” Tom Strandberg, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), said Tuesday morning.

The signs are equipped with sensors that measure visibility, temperature and the road surface condition. They also have cameras. Strandberg said it appears that crews neglected to install a camera in a sign near the Baker Valley Rest Area, about eight miles north of Baker City.

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