50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

Oct. 24, 1968

A meeting to acquaint Baker County farmers and ranchers with a computer management program offered by Oregon State University will be held in Baker on Wednesday, Oct. 30, John C. Hesketh, county agent announced.

The computer management program, known as the Farm Management Technology Program, was offered for the first time last year, Hesketh said. Some 50 farm and ranch operators from throughout the State are just now completing the first session of six classes provided over a period of 14 months.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 25, 1993

Visitor counts at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center dropped only slightly from a week ago for seven days ended Sunday.

Trail center employees counted 4,107 visitors through Sunday, compared with 4,755 last week.

The sesquicentennial year has been busier than all but the most ardent optimists predicted. The week’s total brings the 1993 count to 333,261. With 10 weeks left in the year, the 1993 total could reach 400,000.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 24, 2008

Concerns over Idaho Power’s plan to build a 500-kilovolt transmission line through Baker County began to be voiced Thursday at the first of many scoping meetings planned for the project.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 25, 2017

Right now it’s a muddy lot between the Chevron station and the Campbell Street interchange on Interstate 84, but the 2.5-acre parcel will be home to a Grocery Outlet store in a little over a year.

Construction on the 19,000-square-foot building should start next spring after the snow melts, said Greg Smith, Baker County’s contracted economic developer.

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