50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 10, 1969

The scenery along the south side of State Highway 220 between the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest boundary to California Gulch will be changed drastically shortly.

This 135 acres of forested land consists of the foreground area of the 348 acres in the landscape management area of the Lockhart sale consisting of 2,845 acres of marketable timber.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 10, 1994

The second of four steps toward approving a planned 250-unit subdivision east of the freeway is scheduled for Tuesday night’s Baker City Council meeting.

The council will hear the first two readings of an ordinance revising the city’s zoning map and urban growth boundary.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 9, 2009

City, county and school officials have a pretty good idea how they’d like to spend a small slice of President-elect Barack Obama’s proposed $775 billion stimulus package.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 10, 2018

Baker City’s expenses for clearing streets of snow and ice pale in comparison to the expenses it incurred during last winter’s incessant storms and sub-freezing temperatures.

The city’s bill for spreading sand and salt through Dec. 31 amounted to $5,356, said Michelle Owen, public works director.

“We’re not spending much right now,” she said.

Not compared with last winter, certainly.

By Dec. 31, 2016, the city had already spent $95,841 — more than the $92,000 the City Council had allocated for the entire 2016-17 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2017.

The final tab was about $312,000.

This winter, by contrast, the city has yet to dispatch snowplows.

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