50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

June 8, 1968

Huge gravel trucks have been busy this week hauling base rock from the Baker Redi-Mix stockpiles over a private road that goes by the city dump to the South Baker-Encina interchange.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 8, 1993

Gary Lee Orr has filed an appeal of his criminally negligent homicide conviction for the February 1992 drowning death of his wife.

Orr, 42, of Fruitland, Idaho, was released from the Baker County Jail May 27, after serving a 90-day sentence.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 9, 2008

Going on a drive in Baker City could soon cost you more — even if you’re not buying the gas.

The unprecedented rise in fuel prices is, however, the reason that Baker Cab Company, the city’s only taxi service, has asked the City Council to boost the base fare for a ride within the city limits from $6 to $8.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

June 9, 2017

Baker County Commissioners took the first step Wednesday to allowing a 16-unit full service recreational vehicle park at a property along the Anthony Lakes Highway northwest of Haines.

Richard and Lori Daniels’ 75-acre property is about 13 miles northwest of Haines and is in the timber-grazing zone.

Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance that will create a limited use tourist commercial overlay zone on about 4 1/2 acres where the couple wants to build the RV park.

The parcel is just south of the highway, about one mile west of where the highway crosses the North Powder River and starts climbing the Elkhorn Mountains to Anthony Lakes. The Danielses originally applied for the zoning change in the spring of 2016.

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