50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

June 15, 1968

The Old Oregon Trail Stampede committee, faced with time problems and other commitments, have decided to schedule their planned Old Oregon Trail Stampede Rodeo previously set for July 4 at a later date.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 15, 1993

Baker City’s Destination Downtown project is the envy of communities around the state, Downtown Manager Tim Bishop said Monday.

Bishop was convinced of that after Historic Baker City Inc. dominated the Oregon Downtown Development Association’s Liveable City Center awards last weekend in Bend.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 16, 2008

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest plans to sell two of its three properties in Unity as soon as next spring, and eventually transfer four of the five permanent employees from Unity to the forest’s offices in Baker City.

The Wallowa-Whitman no longer needs either its lower or middle compound in Unity, said Ken Anderson, ranger for the forest’s Whitman Unit.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 16, 2017

Baker City rarely looks as lush and green as it does now, and this has Arnie Grammon seeing red.

It’s not that Grammon has a grudge against plants in general.

Weeds, however, bother him.

It is in fact his job to be bothered by weeds.

Grammon manages Baker County’s Weed Department, and his territory includes Baker City.

And although Grammon, who is himself a gardener, is excited about the prospects for a bumper crop of produce, he’s also worried because a couple of the weeds on the county’s most-wanted list — whitetop and Scotch thistle — are benefiting from the ample moisture at least as much as carrots, beans and corn are.

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