50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

August 17, 1969

William R. Brown, Pacific Northwest Bell’s Eastern Oregon district commercial manager for almost 22 years is retiring Friday with 40 years in the telephone business.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 17, 1994

A Baker Middle School student was named outstanding chemist in the advanced division of the 10th annual Summer Science Camp at Eastern Oregon State College.

Dan White, 13, the son of Gary and Delores White, received a certificate and trophy.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 17, 2009

The duty wagons and pioneers looked right out of the 1800s — except for the water bottles propped within easy reach.

A few modern-day conveniences aside — portable toilets were involved too — the scene looked authentic as the wagonmasters, horseback riders and walkers kicked up dust in their journey through Virtue Flat east of Baker City.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 17, 2019

Monday, the first day of fall sports practices, was sunny and a pleasant 88 degrees, a reprieve from the triple-digit temperatures suffocating the area last week.

By Tuesday, however, the air was taking on a hazy tinge and the weather warnings were rolling in.

For members of the Baker High School football staff, this meant refreshing the air quality index hourly, said coach Dave Johnson.

They also kept an eye on the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) air quality guidelines to interpret conditions and to decide whether or not practice should continue as usual.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, conditions entered the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” rating and Johnson said they moved practice indoors and started later.

Baker remained in the yellow, or “moderate,” zone Thursday, and Johnson said they were able to take practice back out to the field.

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