50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

November 15, 1969

The Pine-Eagle girls volleyball team won the combined Tu-Valley and Baker “B” League championship over Imbler Friday night at the St. Francis gym.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 15, 1994

Senior Travis Bloomer was named co-defensive player of the year and a first-team all-league linebacker to lead the list of Baker Bulldogs named to Greater Oregon League all-star football teams.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 16, 2009

The City Council was scheduled to meet in a private session at noon today to discuss the four city manager candidates whom councilors interviewed last week.

Mayor Dennis Dorrah has asked each councilor to choose two favorite candidates.

The Council could decide today to order extensive background checks on two finalists, Dorrah said.

It’s also possible, though not certain, that the Council will reach a consensus about a single candidate today, Dorrah said.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

November 16, 2018

A frosty pink dawn is breaking in Baker City on Thursday and the famous passenger, all 70 feet and 8,300 pitchy pounds of it, is ready to roll out of town.

The semi truck parked on the west side of the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative compound idles with the distinctive diesel clatter.

Several law enforcement officers, some from the Baker City Police Department, some from the U.S. Forest Service, stroll across the asphalt.

Nikki Swanson is excited.

It’s her day to ride in the cab of the truck that’s hauling America’s most famous noble fir tree across the country.

The tree, part of which is visible through the clear plastic that makes up the rear portion of the 80-foot trailer, will complete its journey Nov. 26 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

On Dec. 5 the nation’s official Christmas tree will be illuminated.

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