50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 9, 1968

“We are sending letters to parents with each child in the elementary and junior high school protesting the headline in Thursday’s Democrat-Herald concerning glue sniffing by junior high school students. The headline is all-indicting and misleading,” stated Dr. James R. Evans, superintendent of Baker School District 5J Friday .

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 9, 1993

A heavy load of snow and ice collapsed the roof of the 84-year-old Fremont Powerhouse near Granite last week.

The building — which was constructed in 1908 to provide power to nearby mines and towns, is a popular visitor attraction on the Umatilla National Forest.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 10, 2008

This winter’s bountiful snowpack will be a watery boon for most reservoirs that shrank during last year’s drought.

Brownlee Reservoir is not most reservoirs.

The Snake River impoundment, which forms much of Baker County’s border with Idaho and is the county’s biggest body of water, probably will look a bit puny during much of the spring. That’s because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requires Idaho Power Co., which owns and operates Brownlee Dam, to keep the reservoir low to make room for the glut of snowmelt.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 10, 2017

Parent and community representatives speaking at Thursday night’s meeting of the Baker School Board appeared evenly split between preferring a four- or five-day student school week next year.

The four-day group was bolstered by a petition signed by 366 people who support the current four-day schedule, which is in its sixth year.

School Board Chairman Kevin Cassidy moved the public comment period ahead on the agenda so that many of the 40 or so people who filled the District Office conference room could leave afterward if they wanted.

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