50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

May 18, 1968

Hippies in a mining camp movie?

Maybe — if they leave their beads at home, was the comment of Dan Moulthrop, casting director for Paramount Pictures Inc., who started interviewing applications for extras here Friday.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 18, 1993

Last winter’s heavy snows are just a memory in most places, but their legacy is living on in Northeastern Oregon streams and reservoirs.

Most snow is gone below about 5,000 feet, but deep, water-laden snow still graces the high mountains.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 19, 2008

Ken Helgerson expected worse from the sometimes volatile brew of 90-degree weather bearing down on mountains still mantled in deep snow.

Helgerson, who’s Baker County’s roadmaster, said this morning that although runoff during this hottest weekend of the year swelled streams and even shoved a few out of their channels, county crews have not had to close any roads, nor have they heard reports of major flooding.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 19, 2017

A neighborhood park in North Baker City will be a more enticing place for kids to play starting Monday.

A crew of volunteers is installing a playground structure this week at Cedar Acres Park, a half-acre site between Park Street and Idlewood Drive, just east of Cedar Street.

The city bought the structure with a $15,000 grant from the Ash Grove Foundation, said Joyce Bornstedt, technical administrative supervisor for the city’s public works department.

The piece features three slides, one of them with side-by-side chutes.

Workers are also installing a swing set, with two seats, to replace the one that was in the park for many years.

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