50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

March 28, 1970

Pacific Northwest Bell Thursday filed a request with the Oregon Public Utilities Commissioner for reclassification of Baker, Durkee and Sumpter to the next higher rate group.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 28, 1995

If you can imagine Baker City’s attempt to build the Court Avenue park as a pole vault competition, the Oregon Department of Transportation’s latest move is akin to cutting the city’s pole in half.

Just as the city neared the bar.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 29, 2010

After a one-year hiatus in 2009 prompted by the recession, an expanded Wings Over Baker air show is returning this summer with more food vendors and family activities than ever.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

March 29, 2019

Danean Riley, 54, was a drug addict for 20 years.

Now after almost 23 years of sobriety, she wants to provide more help for those in addiction recovery. With help from the Baker City and Halfway communities, Riley is opening One Transition At A Time.

The nonprofit organization is housed at 2425 10th St., the former 10th Street Market building and acts as an upcycle art gallery and goods shop as well as a women’s sober living home.

Upcycle is in the process of taking materials that would normally be thrown away and finding a use for them. For Riley that use is art.

“We have to change the way we think about what we throw away,” Riley says.

The most common art Riley makes includes drawers with broken, everyday items in them and painted a single solid color that hang on the wall. Some of which are currently on display at HatchLab.

In her time preparing to open the shop, Riley has made nearly 300 pieces of art to sell. In addition to selling the art at the shop, Riley plans to sell it through her website.

“People either like them or hate them,” she said.

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