50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

November 17, 1970

“We have a good snow base and plan to open for skiing this weekend,” Keith Petrie, Anthony Lakes Corp. manager, said this morning.

Petrie said skiing will be limited to two runs, Broadway and Variety.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 17, 1995

The fourth day of the nation’s longest federal government shutdown arrived today with no change in Baker County.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management remains the only affected agency. Its Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is closed, and 43 of the 45 employees from the Baker Resource Area are home.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 17, 2010

NORTH POWDER — In a time when many stores nationwide are going under, Kara Jo Willets says her business is holding up just fine.

In fact, Willets said she hasn’t had a day of worry in her three decades of owning Evans Corner Market in North Powder.

“I can’t remember a single time that we thought we would close,” she said.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 18, 2019

Baker City has never needed a fifth digit to express its population.

Not officially, anyway.

But it’s possible that numerical milestone is just a year or so away.

The demographers at Portland State University’s Population Research Center think Baker City has surpassed the 10,000 threshold already.

But Portland State has had its overly ambitious estimates refuted by the U.S. Census Bureau before.

This discrepancy has played out in the years between the once-every-decade national Census, the official head-count of every city, county and state in the country.

In those years Portland State researchers compile population estimates for Oregon’s cities and counties, and for the state as a whole.

The Census Bureau also issues annual estimates.

But the agencies use different criteria and methods for these estimates, which are different from the official Census, which is intended to peg the actual population as accurately as possible by actually surveying residents.

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