50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

December 1, 1967

The approximately 20 inches of total snow at the Anthony Lakes Ski Area is insufficient to commence operation of the new chairlift, corporation officials have advised.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 1, 1992

Three Benton City, Wash., residents were hospitalized in Ontario after their car spun out of control on ice Monday morning.

The accident was one of three caused by icy conditions on Interstate 84 near Huntington Monday, according to Oregon State Police.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 3, 2007

A blizzard which at its most blustery cut drivers’ visibility to less than the length of a car prompted officials to close a 150-mile stretch of Interstate 84 for several hours Sunday, including the section in Baker County.

The storm also closed Highway 30 between Haines and North Powder from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

No major accidents were reported on either the freeway or on Highway 30.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 2, 2016

The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be the new home of a book of historic pioneer maps thanks to Sen. Ron Wyden.

Through a partnership between the Library of Congress and the office of the Oregon Democrat, the 170-year-old, seven-section topographical map of the Oregon Trail that is bound into a book, has been secured for display at the Interpretive Center on Flagstaff Hill about five miles east of Baker City.

Center Director Sarah LeCompte is excited to receive the map.

“It’s a great document to have,” she said. “It’s something that is really authentic and original that our visitors can see. Our visitors always love that — not a duplicate or a replica of the real thing, but the real thing.”

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