50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

November 7, 1969

The newly remodeled and expanded Shangrila Room of the Royal Cafe is now unofficially open to the public. The grand opening is scheduled for Monday.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 7, 1994

Hunters fought waist-deep snow in some parts of Baker County to score a 4.4-percent success rate during the opening weekend of the second bull elk hunting season.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 6, 2009

A 12-percent budget cut possible if Oregon voters reject two tax hike measures in January could result in clients seeking drug and alcohol treatment being turned away from New Directions Northwest in Baker City.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 7, 2018

Incumbent Bill Harvey earned another four-year term as Baker County Commission chairman, and voters by a wide margin rejected a $48 million school construction bond for the Baker School District in Tuesday’s election.

Harvey defeated challenger Bruce Nichols, who is also a commissioner, 4,142 votes (53.1 percent) to 3,626 (46.5 percent), according to unofficial results from the Baker County Clerk’s office.

Harvey won by a much larger margin than in the May primary, when he received 45 percent of the votes compared with Nichols’ 43 percent.

A third candidate, Mike Downing, received 11 percent of the votes in the primary.

“I just want to thank all the citizens of Baker County that went through the process and I like the process, I appreciate it and it is the way our country is built on,” Harvey said Tuesday night. “I look forward to serving for another four years.”

The school district bond measure, which would have paid to build a new elementary school for grades 1-6, remodel Baker High School to accommodate seventh- and eighth-graders, and make energy and safety improvements at other schools, failed by a more than 2-to-1 margin.

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