50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 13, 1970

SALEM (UPI) — Last month the state of Oregon pumped $5 million in “paychecks” into the local economy through the state. The $5,035,761 paid out by the state in February represented unemployment checks.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 13, 1995

An anticipated month-long layoff at Ellingson Lumber Co. will affect about 130 of the firm’s 165 employees.

The last shifts will be Tuesday evening, said Rob Ellingson, president and general manager of the company, Baker County’s second-largest private employer next to St Elizabeth Health Services. This will be Ellingson’s first shutdown since 1982.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 12, 2010

After years, and in some cases decades of planning, Baker City is undergoing one of its largest parks and street improvement campaigns since the gold mining heyday more than a century ago when the town blossomed into what became known as the Queen City of the Mines.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 13, 2019

The Baker City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve the final reading of a revised property maintenance ordinance that gives the Baker Justice Court judge the authority to block residents, and others, from properties the judge deems “chronic neighborhood nuisances” based on criteria in the ordinance.

The city would have to ask the judge to make such a determination.

Mayor Loran Joseph and Councilor Ken Gross were absent Tuesday due to previous engagements.

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