50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 13, 1968

A comical fairy tale, “Many Moons” by the celebrated humorist James Thurber, will be dramatized by members of AAUW April 19 and 20 at Brooklyn School according to the director, Tonita Spray.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 13, 1993

Plans for a $1,082,120, 24-unit low-income housing complex in Baker City are getting closer to reality.

The Baker County Community Development Corporation — which would own and operate the facility — was awarded a $645,981 grant Friday from the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 14, 2008

Students from Pine-Eagle and Powder Valley high schools apparently couldn’t get enough of the cold stuff this winter.

Just as the last of the snow had melted from the valley floor, the Halfway and North Powder students, their parents and advisers busied themselves Friday building a make-believe ice tunnel and icebergs at the Oregon National Guard Armory in Baker City.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 14, 2017

Brandy Berg hoped to work for Chaves Consulting Inc. in Baker City for 25 years.

She got four months.

Berg, 42, who has lived in North Powder since 2002, was among 54 people who worked at a call center owned by Richard and Kathleen Chaves.

Berg and the others lost their jobs on Jan. 31 when the Oregon Health Authority declined to extend its $2.5 million-per-year contract with Chaves Consulting.

The contract, which had been in effect for one year, included up to five one-year extensions.

The Chaveses hope to secure new contracts with the state for call center jobs, but so far none has been offered.

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