50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 8, 1969

Mayor Del Hall of Haines was advised Thursday by the Oregon Insurance Rating Bureau in Portland that the fire protection class in Haines has been revised from 9 to 8. This will result in the fire insurance premiums being reduced approximately 47 percent, the bureau said.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 8, 1994

A 10-percent increase in Baker County’s snowpack from January to February has forecasters mildly optimistic about the irrigation season.

Water content in snow at 14 sites was 83 percent of the historical average Feb. 28.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 9, 2009

Gray wolves in Northeastern Oregon might lose federal protection after all, despite hints from the Obama administration that it would oppose the proposal made during the waning days of George W. Bush’s presidency.

Less than a week before Obama was inaugurated, the Bush administration proposed removing gray wolves in Northeastern Oregon, Idaho and Montana from the endangered species list.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 9, 2018

Some Baker High School students plan to participate in a nationwide event Wednesday by walking out of their classes for 17 minutes to honor the 17 people killed on Feb. 14 at a Florida high school and to advocate for more stringent gun control laws and improved school safety measures.

The National School Walkout demonstration is planned for 10 a.m.

Eva Jones-Bedolla, a 17-year-old senior at BHS, said she discussed the national event with a classmate recently.

“It seemed like something we needed to do, to recognize the victims and advocate for gun safety,” Jones-Bedolla said Thursday.

She said she talked with BHS Principal Greg Mitchell about the planned walkout.

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