50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 26, 1968

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest timber sale program calls for the sale of a total of 213.6 million board feet of timber from 48 more sales during the 1968 calendar year.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 26, 1993

Police Chief Doug Humphress sees the Baker City Police Association’s vote of no confidence in him as the beginning of contract negotiations.

The association’s three-year contract expires June 30, and the negotiations are expected to begin soon.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 25, 2008

An Oregon wildlife biologist watched a female gray wolf walking in the Wallowa Mountains northeast of Baker City on Wednesday.

Russ Morgan, wolf coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, was in an airplane when he spotted the wolf, a two- to three-year-old female that had belonged to a pack in Idaho.

Morgan confirmed that the wolf came from Idaho by tracking radio signals from the collar around the animal’s neck.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 27, 2017

A Baker City couple who employ 54 people at a call center under a state contract are lobbying Gov. Kate Brown to have the state renew their contract to avoid the loss of those jobs next week, but a state official said there are no plans to continue the deal.

Richard and Kathleen Chaves, who own Chaves Consulting Inc., are nearing the end of the first year under contract with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

Their employees, whose starting wage is $12 per hour and who have a benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, take customer service calls for that agency, related to the Oregon Health Plan.

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