50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

Nov. 6, 1968

Photo: New State Representative — New state representative for Baker and Grant counties, Tom Young, casts one of the winning ballots in yesterday’s election. Young, a Baker attorney, defeated Democrat Max Simpson for the seat in the House. Republican Young edged Simpson by approximately the same margin that Nixon led Humphrey in Baker County. These totals are from 24 out of 26 precincts reporting.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 8, 1993

Vowing to fight groups who want to shut down logging, grazing and mining on federal lands, Rep. Bob Smith, R-Ore., told Baker City residents Friday they are under siege.

“We are slowly being crushed by an avalanche of people who do not understand how we live and think we are raping the public lands,” said the congressman from Burns.

Smith, who represents Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District — the area east of the Cascades plus parts of Jackson and Josephine counties — spoke to a full house of more than 50 people in council chambers at Baker City Hall.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 7, 2008

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative opposes a Bonneville Power Administration plan designed to provide inexpensive power to two aluminum plants in the Northwest.

The proposed 17-year agreement with Alcoa would ultimately result in a rate increase to BPA customers, including OTEC, of 2 percent to 3 percent, said Werner Buehler, OTEC general manager.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 8, 2017

The skiff of snow that whitened Baker City over the weekend would scarcely have been noticed last winter, when a succession of storms all but buried cars.

But the relatively early snowfall, combined with forecasts for a cold and wet winter, surely left residents wondering where they stored their roof rakes and shovels last spring.

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