from the Democrat-Herald

January 6, 1970

The expansion of Commercial Welding’s facilities in Baker was announced Wednesday afternoon by Jack Frost, co-owner. This expansion was made possible when Frost signed a perpetual contract with Union Pacific Railroad for a parcel of land between the corporation’s plant and main office at 2805 Washington Ave. and the railroad tracks.


from the Baker City Herald

January 6, 1995

Northeastern Oregon snowpacks that were near record levels in November and early December now are barely above average.


from the Baker City Herald

January 6, 2010

Tom Fisk is used to dealing with ice that glazes Baker City streets.

Ice that falls from the sky is a peskier sort of problem.

Fortunately, freezing rain is an infrequent visitor here.


from the Baker City Herald

January 7, 2019

The pickup trucks and trailers rolled across Baker City Saturday morning, stopping at every home where a fragrant green package waited outside.

At each stop Boy Scouts and adult volunteers spilled out into the chilly air and grabbed the Christmas tree, some with a few stray strands of tinsel fluttering from the branches.

The Boy Scouts annual fundraiser is a mixture of planning and a few hours of hectic activity, said Ed Hibbard, a former local Scoutmaster who’s the Eastern Oregon District commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America.

The Eastern Oregon District includes Baker, Union, Grant and Wallowa counties.

Hibbard, who’s been involved in this annual Christmas tree collection fundraiser for about a dozen years, said Baker City is divided into six zones, with each group of Scouts and adults assigned to one zone.

The event is unusual in that each unit keeps the money it collects from residents’ donations, Hibbard said.

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