50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

December 31, 1968

A well-known and respected Baker couple, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rose, and their family left the city yesterday to take up residence in Ontario. Rose, an attorney, will be associated with the law firm of Yturri, O’Kief, Rose and Burgham in that city.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 31, 1993

Baker showed no lingering effects from the Christmas break during Thursday’s non-league girls basketball game against Hermiston.

Baker rolled to an early 8-0 lead, then clicked on all cylinders on the way to a 58-33 victory in the Baker gym.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 31, 2008

When the final second of 2008 has ticked away you can still chop a hole in the ice at Pilcher Creek Reservoir west of North Powder.

What you can’t do after 2009 debuts is drop a fishing line into the frigid water and try to attract a rainbow trout.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 29, 2017

A $200,000 federal grant is designed to reduce the abuse of prescription opioids in Baker County and three other Eastern Oregon counties over the next two years.

The Oregon Health Authority applied for the grant for Baker, Union, Malheur and Umatilla counties, said Mike Stensrud, who is coordinating the project from his office at the Umatilla County Health Department.

“Mostly what we’re trying to do is increase public awareness of the problem that’s going on,” Stensrud said.

The campaign will include, among other things, community forums and media interviews, he said.

Data from the Oregon Health Authority suggest the opioid problem is greater, statistically speaking, in the four-county region compared with the statewide average.

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