50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 16, 1968

Plans to complete the largest fish plants of fingerlings and legal-sized trout in Baker County waters this year were outlined Monday at the regular monthly meeting of the Powder River Sportsmen’s Club.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 16, 1993

Steve Petersen, an elementary school principal from Estes Park, Colo., is the new superintendent for the Pine-Eagle School District.

Petersen, 46, has worked as a teacher and principal for 25 years. He is excited about moving to the Pine-Eagle area.

“It’s a beautiful little two-valley area,” he said. “I was very impressed with the people and the kind of kids they have out there.”

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 16, 2008

Dennis Spence is striving to reassure people who live in certain rural sections of Baker and Union counties that their TV sets need not go blank next February.

Preventing that from happening is a pretty simple matter, said Spence, who is chairman of the board of directors for Blue Mountain Translator District.

That district supplies TV signals to about 1,200 customers in the two counties who don’t have access to cable.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 16, 2017

The hard winter killed hundreds of deer in Baker County, prompting Oregon wildlife officials to cut in half the number of buck tags for this fall’s hunting season.

The 50-percent reduction applies to all four of the hunting units in Baker County: Sumpter, Lookout Mountain, Pine Creek and Keating.

That equates to 1,450 fewer tags than the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) intended to sell for Baker County hunts this fall.

This is by far the most severe reduction in deer tags in the county since 1993 and 1994.

The cuts in those two years were precipitated by the devastating winter of 1992-93, which also decimated deer herds in parts of Baker County.

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