50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

February 15, 1969

Tim E. Heater, 26, Richland, has been nominated for the Junior Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Award by the Baker County CowBelles.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 15, 1994

Stacey Taylor, a senior at Baker High School, is attending the Clearasil National Teen Summit this week in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Taylor was one of 80 teenagers chosen from all 50 states to attend the fourth-annual summit, which runs through Wednesday.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 16, 2009

Oregon’s 150th birthday was celebrated across the state, and in Baker City it was observed in true 1800s-style at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

You couldn’t turn around without seeing a prairie dress, bonnet or fancy top hat thanks to the volunteer Trail Tenders.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 16, 2018

Baker County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Harvey has been working with Ash Grove Cement on a plan to demolish and clean up the county-owned abandoned lime plant along Interstate 84 near Huntington.

“We have the opportunity to remove the lime plant down to grade level,” Harvey said during a commissioners’ work session Wednesday. “Ash Grove Cement has stepped up and is contributing a lot of money.”

Harvey said Ash Grove, which owns and operates a cement plant near Durkee, would commit about $315,000 to the project, on the condition that the county employ Ash Grove’s contractor to do the work.

The project is estimated to cost about $620,000, compared with past estimates of more than $1.4 million.

Harvey told commissioners Mark Bennett and Bruce Nichols that the county would have to spend $225,000, and the county road department would do some of the work as well.

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