50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

August 19, 1969

The old Baker Natatorium building on the northeast corner of Campbell and Grove streets is a constant reminder of Baker’s past glory.

Today the Natatorium building adorned with its broken windows and its unkempt lawn has the appearance of being unwanted and forgotten.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 19, 1994

Baker City Police have recovered a cash register worth $225 that was reported stolen Wednesday from the Little Pig Drive-In, 3685 10th St.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 19, 2009

At a work session Tuesday morning, the Baker City Council turned its attention to its search for a city manager.

Following the work session, Councilor Clair Button said that each councilor has finished reading and reviewing approximately 75 applications the city received before the Aug. 7 deadline.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

August 20, 2019

The natural force that fire officials feared finally arrived during one of the hotter, drier summers on record in Northeastern Oregon.

But the lightning storms that pummeled the region Thursday and early today haven’t ignited as many blazes as fire experts expected.

Which isn’t to say they’re getting complacent.

“We’re certainly watching for holdovers,” Willy Crippen, fire management officer for the Forest Service’s Burnt-Powder Fire Zone, said this morning.

Watching for smoldering fires is no easy task, though, with smoke from wildfires in British Columbia and Northern Washington cloaking the area.

“The smoke is so thick it’s going to be hard to find new fires,” Crippen said.

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