50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

December 27, 1968

Grocery prices from Foodland: USDA Choice T-bone steaks, $1.09 per pound; Boneless fully cooked ham, $1.09 per pound; Canada Dry beverages, five quarts for $1; Ice cream, 66 cents per half gallon; Folgers coffee, three pounds for $2.05; C&H powdered sugar, two pounds for 34 cents.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 27, 1993

A Baker City man was in fair condition in Boise’s St. Alphonsus Hospital this morning after he was hit once in the forehead with a hammer during a Thursday night argument at his Pocahontas Road home.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 26, 2008

Cattle prices received by ranchers in Baker County and across the West have plunged 40 cents a pound since July due in part to changes in Americans’ eating habits triggered by the national recession.

“The cattle industry is not immune to the economy. People are still eating a lot of meat, but they’re dining out less often, and at home they’re eating more ground beef and less rib steak,” said Bill Moore, who ranches in Baker County near Unity.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 27, 2017

Rick Broadie is still learning the secrets of salt, but as a snowplow driver he’s already convinced the simple substance can help to keep traffic moving on Interstate 84 during winter storms.

“We’re very happy with it,” said Broadie, who works at the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Baker City maintenance station.

Broadie, who works the 47-mile stretch of freeway between North Powder and Weatherby, said he was “amazed” during a recent shift that no drivers slid off the freeway despite snow falling heavily at times.

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