50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

May 24, 1968

James and Stritzke, Roseburg, were low bidders to contract for construction of remaining facilities at the Union Creek Campground site, Baker District Ranger Dale Heigh said today.

The firm submitted a bid of $97,987.68.

Facilities to be constructed include a fish cleaning house, eight flush toilets, street lighting, a utility building and a two-bedroom residence.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 24, 1993

Like it or not Oregon Trail Electric customers are going to be paying higher rates.

That was the sad message delivered by Jeff Durham, OTEC communications manager, at Friday’s Lunch Bunch.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 23, 2008

A break last week on a canal operated by the Dry Gulch Ditch Company forced a water shutoff during this week’s peak spring irrigation season in the Eagle Creek Valley near Richland.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 24, 2017

The Baker City Council on Tuesday passed the first reading of an ordinance imposing a monthly public safety fee.

Councilor Arvid Andersen cast the lone dissenting vote.

Andersen also voted against a motion that would have allowed the City Council to pass the second reading of the ordinance Tuesday.

Ordinances take effect only after three readings. And because city rules require that the second and third readings happen at separate meetings, Andersen’s opposition means councilors will have to vote on the second and third readings of the public safety fee ordinance at two separate meetings.

Andersen said he voted no Tuesday to give residents as many chances as possible to tell councilors what they think about the proposed fee.

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