50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

February 25, 1969

In a letter to the city council, which was read during the regular council meeting Monday evening, Leo Adler advised that he will donate another ambulance to the city.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 25, 1994

A Meridian, Idaho, man has been hired to replace Brian Cole as city/county economic development director.

Roger Lee, 25, will start work March 9 in the position Cole left earlier this year. Cole took a similar job with the Oregon Economic Development Department.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 25, 2009

Baker City Councilors spent the bulk of their meeting Tuesday debating what the city will look like in the coming years.

And in particular what its signs should look like.

The focus wasn’t on Baker City’s deteriorating pavement or the mile of water pipe that will be replaced this upcoming fiscal year in the watershed in the Elkhorn Mountains.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 26, 2018

A Sunday evening snowstorm of surprising intensity woke Baker City’s snowplows from their winter-long slumber and gave Baker students a rare snow day.

Light snow fell occasionally during the day but it didn’t stick.

That changed around 6 p.m. Snow fell heavily for the next four hours or so.

About eight inches accumulated during that period, adding to the three to four inches from Saturday morning’s storm.

At midnight crews from the Baker City Public Works Department, which hadn’t plowed streets this winter (they have spread sand and salt several times), started plowing and piling snow on heavily traveled routes.

Baker School District officials announced about 5:30 a.m. that classes would be canceled for the first time this winter. The district office was open today.

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