50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 22, 1969

Charles Pfeiffer, Acting Superintendent, Hillcrest School for Girls in Salem will be in Baker Wednesday and will be featured in a series of conferences throughout the day with public officials.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 22, 1994

SUMPTER — A cooperative management agreement for the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Park was signed by six agencies Thursday.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 22, 2009

Mallory Bailey, a junior at Baker High School, this month accomplished what no other Baker student ever did, at least as far as anyone can remember.

She won election as the 2009-10 state president of the Future Business Leaders of America.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 23, 2018

The alpha female of the Pine Creek wolf pack in eastern Baker County probably has given birth to a litter of pups over the past few days, or she is in a den preparing to do so.

Brian Ratliff, district wildlife biologist at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (ODFW) Baker City office, said GPS signal locations for the pack’s alpha male over the weekend show that the male has been returning to the same site in the Fish Lake area, in the snowbound Wallowa Mountains north of Halfway.

That’s the same area where the alpha female had pups last spring, Ratliff said.

Typically when the female retreats to a den to give birth, she won’t allow any members of the pack except the alpha male to come near, Ratliff said.

“What I think has happened is that the breeding female has pulled back into a den,” he said.

The Pine Creek pack, which originally numbered eight wolves, has killed four calves and injured seven others in the Halfway area since early April, according to ODFW reports.

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