50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 24, 1969

Gary Mires, 28, Baker Senior High School football coach for the past three seasons, has accepted the head coaching position at Grants Pass.

Mires received word late last week that he had been chosen from a “long line of outstanding coaches that applied for the position.”

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 24, 1994

Oregon’s real estate landscape became more of a level playing field Jan. 1.

With the new year came two new laws that give buyers more weapons in the battle for the right deal at the right time and the right price.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 23, 2009

A 9-percent drop in manufacturing employment in Baker County stems largely from layoffs of 47 workers representing half the work force at Behlen Mfg. in Baker City.

“We’ve laid off 50 percent. We are down drastically,” said Clint Morrison, Behlen plant manager.

Prior to the layoffs that have taken place gradually over the past six months, Morrison said the plant in Baker City employed just under 100 people.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 24, 2018

A rural fire district in Baker County put a new piece of equipment into service last week.

A 2008 Freightliner six-wheel-drive semi truck that has been converted to a multi-purpose tender joined the Greater Bowen Valley Fire Protection District’s rescue and firefighting fleet, which includes two brush engines, two structure engines and a rescue vehicle.

Fire Chief Chris Galiszewski said the truck was acquired in late 2016. It was formerly used by the military to haul equipment and came to the fire district through a government surplus program in late 2016.

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