50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

February 4, 1970

St. Francis Academy’s high school will cease to exist after the doors close this June when the regular school year ends.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 4, 1995

Bill Smith, a 26-year veteran of the Baker City Fire Department, has been named to succeed Don Everson as the city’s fire chief.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 4, 2010

A federal agency has cited the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest for committing several safety violations during the August 2009 clean up of a marijuana grow in which a Wallowa-Whitman employee was killed by a falling tree.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 4, 2019

This morning’s meager accumulation notwithstanding, this hasn’t been a noteworthy winter in Baker City.

Not much snow.

And no below-zero temperatures.

It is much more like its immediate predecessor than like the winter of 2016-17, when snowdrifts in town topped 2 feet and temperatures plummeted to 25 below zero.

But the situation this winter is quite different in the mountains.

At most measuring sites around the Elkhorn, Wallowa and Blue mountains the water content in the snowpack is near or above average.

And at every station the snowpack is deeper than it was a year ago.

The mountain snowpack is a key reservoir for municipal water supplies as well as irrigation and recreation.

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