50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

February 8, 1970

NORTH POWDER — The St. Francis Leopards took an early lead and pulled away to a 68-44 victory over the Powder Valley Badgers here Saturday night.

Ron Hendrickson was high pointer for the Leopards with five from the field and five free throws for 15 points.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 8, 1995

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative spent almost $1 million to extend power lines for new customers in 1994, about 30 percent more than in 1992.

The power company expects to spend about $1 million more this year as requests for electricity grow by another 1.8 percent.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 8, 2010

Barley Brown’s Brew Pub’s Tumble Off pale ale was picked as one of the 25 best new beers in America in the latest issue of Maxim magazine.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 8, 2019

Baker County’s state representative contends that a bill intended to reduce Oregon’s carbon emissions could have the opposite effect globally and also threaten one of the county’s largest private employers.

Rep. Lynn Findley, a Republican from Vale, said during a floor speech at the Capitol on Jan. 31 that House Bill 2020, the carbon “cap and trade” bill, could have what he described in a press release as “unintended consequences.”

Among those is the potential to make Ash Grove Cement, which operates a plant near Durkee, about 27 miles southeast of Baker City, less competitive against Chinese cement makers. Ash Grove employs about 115 people at the Durkee plant with an annual payroll of $13 million, according to the company, which is based in Overland Park, Kansas.

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