50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 24, 1968

Six Paramount Pictures film executives were strongly impressed with the East Eagle Meadows site as the location for the movie “Paint Your Wagon” following their visit here Tuesday.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 25, 1993

Purchase negotiations between the Trust for Public Land and the owner of the Sumpter Dredge have begun again.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 24, 2008

If you’ve always yearned to ban left turns in your driveway — and who among us has not — Baker City is prepared to grant your wish.

For a price.

How high that price will climb depends on the minor matter of a little Internet outfit you’ve perhaps heard about.

eBay.

Four the fourth time in as many years the city is banking on eBay to dispose of an eclectic collection of stuff the city neither needs nor wants taking up storage space.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 25, 2017

The plight of mule deer in Baker County during this snowiest and coldest winter in more than two decades has prompted people to set out hay for the animals in several areas, mainly east of Baker City.

That’s a practice the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) discourages, but one which Bill Harvey, chairman of the Baker County Board of Commissioners, promotes.

Harvey does agree with ODFW on one point, however — that spreading hay or other food beside twisty Highway 86 between Baker City and Hells Canyon is a poor way to try to help deer.

“Feeding them along the roadside is dangerous because the traffic is close,” Harvey said.

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