50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

Oct. 9, 1968

This is an excerpt of a letter, accompanied by photos, written by Democrat-Herald managing editor Thomas J. Morrow to the cast and crew of Paramount Pictures as they prepared to leave Baker County.

“It is probably safe to say these last few months have been the most interesting and exciting Baker County has witnessed since the days of the gold rush. As residents of a relatively isolated area, we have learned a great deal from you … We want you to know there is a great deal of pride among us in being able to say ‘Paint Your Wagon,’ was filmed here.”

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 11, 1993

Resort Street between Washington and Court avenues will be closed for two days starting Tuesday as the new owners of the Geiser Grand Hotel begin working the building’s crumbling eastern wall.

Workers from Sidway Investment Corp., which bought the 1889 hotel in August will be examining the wall and starting stabilization work.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 13, 2008

The Eastern Oregon Rural Drug Task Force has received a $94,500 grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program.

The Task Force includes law enforcement professionals from Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 11, 2017

Baker City Manager Fred Warner Jr. said Tuesday that the city might need to stop sending ambulances to some areas outside the city if it isn’t able to accept a three-year federal grant that would help the city hire three new firefighter/paramedics.

The City Council discussed the grant Tuesday night. Councilors have to decide by Oct. 31 whether to accept the grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

was the same male bear that a Sumpter man, Doug Forell, shot in the face with a pistol on Sept. 7 while the bear stood on his front porch.

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