50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 27, 1970

Bids for construction of the new Baker County Library were opened Thursday night at the Baker County Courthouse.

Low bid was submitted by Forster Construction Company Inc. of Salem, whose bid was $342,890.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 27, 1995

Step Forward Activities Inc. has reached an agreement for 950,000 packages with Kinley Marketing of Cincinnati Ohio. Gene Button, Step Forward executive director, said the new contract will mean an estimated $70,000 to $80,000 added to Step Forward’s revenue.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 26, 2010

Baker City’s Quail Ridge Golf Course is still dormant, in the horticultural sense.

But local golfers, undeterred by drab brown fairways and bare trees, came out of hibernation almost a month ago.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 27, 2019

In a special meeting Tuesday evening, the Baker City Council approved a grant application that would provide further funding to build an all-abilities playground in Baker City.

This comes less than a week after the city won the Moda Health Assist month-long voting contest, which will award Baker City roughly $35,000.

The money awarded from Moda is equal to $20 for every assist the Portland Trail Blazers make this season.

The grant application the council approved is from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. If the city receives the grant it could get up to $280,000 as long as it has a 40-percent match. Past estimates had put the cost at about $70,000.

The Moda assist money could be used as matching funds for the grant if needed. The city is also looking into other sources of funding

The council had cancelled its regular meeting, which would have been Tuesday, because of a light agenda, but scheduled the special meeting after winning the Moda contest. The grant application couldn’t wait until the next regular meeting because the grant’s application deadline is April 1 and the City Council won’t meet again until April 9.

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