50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

February 22, 1969

HALFWAY — The completed plan for the Pine Valley Watershed project was reviewed by the board of the Pine Valley Water Control District and representatives of the Soil Conservation Service and Forest Service here recently.

The plan includes land treatment measures for protection and improvementof watershed lands — estimated cost $1,541,240.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 22, 1994

Baker High School students did well at the district Future Business Leaders of America competition Feb. 8 in La Grande.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 23, 2009

A tiny morsel of the federal stimulus package could be coming to Baker City.

And although the amounts are minuscule compared with the total $787 billion package, the money should have noticeable effects here.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 23, 2018

Baker County Commissioners decided Wednesday to move ahead with a plan to clean up the county-owned abandoned lime plant near Huntington.

The county will contribute about $205,000 to the project, which has a total estimated cost of $520,000.

That’s $100,000 less than the figure Bill Harvey, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, gave during a work session last week when commissioners Mark Bennett and Bruce Nichols said they were concerned about the county agreeing to the project due to the cost.

Harvey said the change in the cost estimate resulted from a contractor revising the projection it provided to Ash Grove Cement Co. last year. The initial estimate did not include some minor demolition work the county has done at the property, which covers about 900 acres. The county acquired the property in 1999 through property tax delinquency.

Ash Grove has agreed to spend $315,000 on the cleanup.

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