50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 14, 1969

School District 5J’s School Board decided at its meeting Monday evening that the opening of the Sumpter School was not warranted at this time.

The board agreed to further study the matter before next September to see if it should be opened at that time.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 14, 1994

Baker County teens no longer will have the option of taking their first-time traffic offenses before a court of their peers.

The Baker City Justice Court Teen Court jury option has been discontinued by Justice of the Peace Larry Cole.

Cole said the program was dropped because of a lack of participation by the teens.

“It’s the young people’s program,” he said. “We can’t do it for them.”

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 14, 2009

Dennis Dorrah won a two-year term as Baker City mayor Tuesday, gaining the unanmimous approval of his six fellow councilors.

Dorrah was the only nominee for mayor.

Councilor Sam Bass, who won re-election to the City Council last November, will be vice mayor.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 15, 2018

A single snowy day wasn’t enough to make up for almost three mainly dry weeks.

But it helped.

The Thursday storm that drenched Baker City and other lower-elevation places with rain yielded heavy snow in the mountains, where the snowpack has been scanty.

And although the water content in the snow remains below average across Northeastern Oregon, the forecast calls for damp and increasingly chilly weather over the next week or so.

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